My Terps won’t win the big prize, and neither will I

My beloved alma mater bowed out of March Madness in the first round. Bye-bye, Maryland Terrapins, to this campaign that began with so much promise. Now that 20-2 record carved by junior guard Melo Trimble and the trio of surprising freshmen – Anthony Cowan, Kevin Huerter and Justin Jackson – is nothing but a historical…

Really, Let’s Go Orange

As far as I’m concerned, the Syracuse Orange did one thing extremely right for the last home game seven days ago now in the Carrier Dome against the Florida State Seminoles. They wore their orange jerseys. Better than the blue. Way better than the gray. Just saying. Good luck in Pittsburgh in the last game…

A Funky Thanksgiving to all

I can’t give you a personally shot video of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade today because, well, here I am with my dear wife Karen in A Bitty Better in the Galeville neighborhood of Liverpool getting ready to celebrate the holiday, and the big hoo-ha is down there in Manhattan. But I did think ahead…

A Little seat-saver

When I came back from stretching my legs before the game between the Syracuse Orange and Florida State Seminoles started Saturday in the Carrier Dome, I found a little surprise saving my seat. My dear wife Karen thought that my cushion was an excellent resting place for my Floyd Little bobblehead to take a short…

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,…