Back rooting for the Orange at last

Odd college football season this has been for my dear wife Karen and I. Life kept us away from two of the Syracuse home football games. And that meant we were pretty fired up for last Saturday’s game between the Orange and the North Carolina State Wolfpack. We hadn’t gone up the hill to the…

Do they have to play the second half?

When my bowling teammate and good friend Randy asked me this week if I thought Syracuse had a chance this weekend in its college football game against Clemson, I shook my head emphatically and said, nope. Clemson would win 70-0, I said. Too big, too strong, too fast are the undefeated and No. 2-ranked Tigers,…

Orange Out to Orange, ouch

After Syracuse handily one its first game of this 2016 college football season, first-year coach Dino Babers asked all fans to wear the home squad’s name color for Saturday’s game against Atlantic Coast Conference rival Louisville. By goodness, after wearing blue jerseys against the Raiders in game one, even the home team obliged by wearing…

Orange you glad Syracuse can play fast?

Dino Babers promised fast this Syracuse Orange football season. So far, so quick. The home opener last Friday night in the Carrier Dome left the Colgate Raiders with spinning heads. Well, after the Football Championship Subdivision squad from over Hamilton way struck first for a 7-0 lead, anyway. Syracuse sophomore quarterback Eric Dungey and the…

Looking fast and fit for football

My dear wife Karen and I have attempted to attend the Syracuse Orange’s annual spring football game, loyal season ticket holders that we’ve been for seven seasons now. It’s not always been so much fun, through the four years under the guidance of Doug Marrone, even though that Orange alum turned a bad team around…