It shaped up as a good day

A solo trip to the final game of the Syracuse football season allowed me plenty of snapping time for interesting scenes. Even though it was below freezing, some fans still dotted the reserved lots and tailgated for all they were worth as time wound down to the 12:30 p.m. kickoff vs. Wake Forest. It was…

Tailgating works even for a night game

The last Syracuse football game took place on a Friday night. Before I forget, yes, the tailgating parking lot my dear wife Karen and I bought into this season was still into it. On a Friday after work, we pulled in about less than two hours prior to the 7 p.m. kickoff, to temperatures under…

Happy Halloween from Central New York

The folks at Syracuse University have the Hall of Languages set up just right for this day. When my dear wife Karen and I walked down the hill after the Orange football game vs. Pittsburgh, they even had a spooky soundtrack playing.

It’s natural to pitch in to help families

Syracuse University put in the call for action before the football game. So I stopped at Nichols early game day morning and picked up a package of diapers. As with most purchases of unfamiliar items these days, I went through my sticker shock routine. I forked over $8.99 for an amount of diapers that might…

That’s a big piece of our view

The Carrier Dome is getting a new roof. It will be in place by next football season, officials say. It will no longer be the air-inflated bubble type. The cranes are there so the new roof can be put up. I know that an important piece of the Syracuse landscape since 1981 will look vastly…

I will be wearing my own No. 72

I no longer have to wonder where I can purchase my very own No. 72 shirt to honor Tim Green. The number worn by the star lineman from the 1980s hung from the stores on Marshall Street up on the Syracuse University hill, too. And now one will be on my back when I got…

Turn on the footlights

I noticed something walking up the hill to Saturday’s football game at the Carrier Dome and told myself to not forget about it while walking down at night. My dear wife Karen and I wondered if it was orange or red. Later in the week we heard a news report. This is the Hall of…

They finished the building

I hadn’t been up near the Syracuse University hill since the final football game in November. On a spring walk up the hill, I was glad to see that the construction on the Crouse/Marshall area building had been completed. Progress is good.