This could be our last game at the dome

When Clemson comes to the Carrier Dome every other season, it’s a big deal. The Tiger are the class of the Atlantic Coast Conference, a national championship winner, a mainstay in the four-team playoffs, a fun game to watch because the hometown Orange plays up to the challenge. My dear wife Karen and I were…

We’re hoping the Dome will light up with a win

Syracuse has been oh-so-close the last two weeks on the college football field. And tonight Clemson comes to the Carrier Dome. The last time the traditional power of the Atlantic Coast Conference visiting our humble town for a Friday night contest, the Orange pulled off the huge upset. Can they turn that corner that fell…

Back to our usual college football normal

After our big adventure in State College, Pa., and Beaver Stadium last week for the Penn State-Indiana Game, I wondered how I’d feel going back to the half-as-large Carrier Dome as my dear wife Karen and I returned to our usual she-drives-back routine. I felt right at home is how I felt. Something about a…

Flower photo request for my dear wife

Walking from the Syracuse University quad to the Carrier Dome for Saturday’s college football game, a flower garden just a tad to the right of the stadium caught my dear wife Karen’s eye. She asked very nicely for my to take a photograph of the yellow ones. At the moment I thought they were Black-eyed…

A week makes a difference on the SU hill

Everything went much smoother for the second Syracuse University home college football game on Saturday. My dear wife Karen and I decided to forego any tailgating in our designated parking lot before the noon kickoff between the Syracuse Orange and Albany Great Danes, instead walking right to the quad to get in line to secure…

OK, now on the field

As we head into game day for the Syracuse Orange against Albany today in the Carrier Dome, I’ll finish up the recap from last week’s home opener experience for my dear wife Karen and I. What matters most, still to me, is the results on the field. Syracuse looked much better than last season’s one-win-only…

Still feels like the Carrier Dome

We’ve been hearing about that new roof and center-of-the-field video board for a whole darn year now. I did enjoy seeing them for myself on Saturday. As much as the profile of the non-air-supported roof changed the skyline outside, the inside profile didn’t look that different to me. The center of the roof looks familiar…

We have to do what?

As my dear wife Karen and I reached the Syracuse University quad Saturday, we saw and heard the marching band up on the steps of Hendricks Chapel. We noted fans in line for food and drinks. Then we looked for the tent to check in with our vaccination cards, following the instructions emailed to me…

Lots of space for our tailgate

The Syracuse University college football season ticket experience took 2020 off for my dear wife Karen and I, frankly one of the lesser concerns in that first year of the world vs. COVID-19. The bounce back earlier in 2021 was enough to convince those that decide such things that people could again return to live…