Let’s go Orange sunset

As Syracuse prepares to take on formidable Clemson at noon today, I take you back to the walk down the hill from the Carrier Dome for my dear wife Karen and I one week ago. Syracuse beat Connecticut 51-21 inside. The sun agreed that Orange was the color of the moment. The moment spread gloriously…

Here’s to Joe Morris and the 4-0 Orange

The Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome started with a nice tribute to a Syracuse running back from the past. Joe Morris was back for a special moment. The running back who made the Orange go four decades ago had his family and friends and former teammates gathered at midfield for a big ceremony. His…

We’re glad it’s not a noon start

I will be working at the library’s annual book sale before heading out to the Syracuse football game against Connecticut at the Carrier Dome today. So my dear wife Karen and I were quite pleased to hear it when the start time was announced two weeks ago. (These mid-season decisions to please TV are tiresome,…

Feeling like a winner up on the Syracuse University hill

The day was bright, blue and full potential this mid-September Saturday in Syracuse, N.Y. The hometown Syracuse Orange football squad was 2-0 as fans climbed the hill to the Carrier Dome to ready for the contest against Atlantic Coast Conference rival Florida State. The fact that the Orange has not fared well against the Seminoles…

Hooray for another walk up the Syracuse University hill

My dear wife Karen and I were more than ready for our first walk up the big hill for another college football season. We kept up with our traditions, starting with pulling into the same lot on West Genesee Street at the bottom of University Avenue. Quickly we noted that our friend who collects the…

Bring on the Carrier Dome and Orange football

The Syracuse Orange plays its first college football home game of the season this afternoon. My dear wife Karen and I will be happily walking up the hill to seats again for the third season under head coach Dino Babers. Thanks for the personal letter, Coach! Oh, that went out to every season ticket holder…