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…

The guy upstairs is rooting for the Orange

I spotted a sign of Orange support while walking with my colleagues during our break at the library. Up high, on the roof of The Retreat, between the beautiful white blooms. The Syracuse squad tackles Cornell in the first round of the men’s college lacrosse playoffs on Sunday in the Carrier Dome. There’s no doubt…

OK, I’ll let the label define me

Hover over a gallery photo for a description. Click on an image for an enlarged slide show. It is a nice feeling to look in the fridge and realize that you have those craft beers that your co-workers gave you for your birthday ready to go for a Syracuse Orange game on TV. Yes, I…

Everybody rocked but the Orange

The five-buck ticket was worth it. My fantastic daughter Elisabeth, her sensational significant George Three and I had a fine time for the season finale at the Carrier Dome Saturday afternoon. We started with a visit to the quad, watching a bit of the Pride of the Orange marching band and scoring some free chocolate…