It’s natural to pitch in to help families

Syracuse University put in the call for action before the football game. So I stopped at Nichols early game day morning and picked up a package of diapers. As with most purchases of unfamiliar items these days, I went through my sticker shock routine. I forked over $8.99 for an amount of diapers that might…

That’s a big piece of our view

The Carrier Dome is getting a new roof. It will be in place by next football season, officials say. It will no longer be the air-inflated bubble type. The cranes are there so the new roof can be put up. I know that an important piece of the Syracuse landscape since 1981 will look vastly…

Now let’s get another

Syracuse won 10 games last season, including a bowl victory. The banner went up in the Carrier Dome to mark it. Saturday comes the chance to even the record at 2-2 and get going toward another bowl game and banner …

Tim Green’s jersey deserves its place of honor

Syracuse football officials put Tim Green’s No. 72 in the spot of honor at halftime Saturday. The man who served as the sturdy star defensive lineman for four seasons from 1982 had his son read his words of gratitude from the center of the field. My eyes welled. You might have known Tim Green as…

I bet it looked good from up there

The Goodyear blimp visited us Saturday. My dear wife Karen and I thought it looked pretty cool, circling the quad and Carrier Dome before all these folks entered to watch the Syracuse Orange host the Clemson Tigers. The sun set, the band played, the fans mingled and the blimp watched. This was pretty cool. Hello,…

So much hope until there wasn’t

Syracuse thought they could as the kicked off to Clemson Saturday night in the Carrier Dome in front of 50,000 excited fans. Two years ago, the Orange won right here at home in a huge upset. Last year, Syracuse gave the Tigers the toughest game of their season down in South Carolina before falling late.…

Everybody makes nicey-nice as the Mets visit the Carrier Dome

The New York Mets players and their Central New York fans got along well Tuesday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. A crowd I thought to be somewhat comparable to a Syracuse University spring football game watched the players get ready for Thursday’s season-opener in D.C. against the Washington Nationals with plenty of enthusiasm. (On the…