Saturday, February 27, 2010


Cuse 95

Wildcats 77!

What a game.

What an atmosphere.

What a Night!

2 top 10 teams going at it always provides an entertaining show. and this one was no exception. Just look at what was on the line heading in:

-Big East Regular Season Title

-1 seed in the BET

-1 seed in the NCAA tourney perhaps?

and best of all, what lucky fan was going to get an up close and personal view of this?

All Together now.....

The answer to that by the way, was a fan who happened to pay 35 dollars to sit at the other end of the carrier dome. i guess you could say in the end he had the best view in the building.

getting to the highlights....

5 things i liked about tonight's game

  1. the atmosphere. tonight just totally cemented our place as possibly the greatest fanbase in all of collegiate basketball. nearly 35,000 fans taking in a regular season game at an on campus arena, even going so far as to pay 35 bucks to sit in the sticks? now that's special. The return of the dome ranger was a definite plus as well, lets keep him full time. 45 year old men with 2 knee braces know how to get the job done.
  2. The ball movement. They've been unselfish all year, but this night was truly special. Andy rautins had at least 8 assists, 6 players were in double figures, and the fast break they ran late in the game couldnt have been done much better. the ball barely hit the deck from the time rautins touched it to the time jackson finished with the easy lay-in at the other end. simply unreal.
  3. Scoop's composure. scoop's been streaky ever since he arrived in the salt city, and came up huge down the stretch to help the orange pull away. 1 turnover between him and triche in the 2nd half is just a sight to behold.
  4. The zone was at it's best tonight. great hands, great traps, great pressure. the cats shot the ball well early, but eventually the pace of the game starts to whither a team's ability to shoot consistently from the perimeter particularly when the shots are contested.
  5. WE'RE NUMBER 1!

No negatives tonight.

It's good to be back!

on second thought....

no good, with 34,000 of us at the game, probably wouldnt be very constructive to have one.
gamethread is at nunes/magician as always. entertain us with your sob stories about how you didnt get tickets either.

Quick, Hide the children!

i can't say i trust digger phelps anymore after seeing this picture.

chat tonight?

if video feed allows. check back here in a few hours.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

MC Huggins?

Anyone with two eyes, two ears and an ability to watch sportscenter knows what happened tonight at west virginia.

Never before have i seen an old white man spontaneously grab the mic and excite people this quickly. Get Huggy some hammer pants!



Yeah.... forgot about this wonderful snappy.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mikhail Marinovich

... is engaged.

you heard it here first.

best wishes from all of us on a happy, healthy marriage mikhail.

in soviet russia, pants wear the you in relationship your.


in other news......

  • The Georgetown game is THIS MONDAY. I expect to see all of you in attendance. If not you will automatically be deemed an ass and sent to live out the rest of your days in every orange fan's private hell: washington, D.C. You can be John Thompson's Neighbor.

  • On that note, GEORGETOWN STILL SUCKS T-Shirts are still available i believe. contact Dan for the details.

  • A new Shut It Down Hooded Sweatshirt Is Available. I heard this one from the Man himself. Thanks Wes.

  • CNY Network Television has dropped to a new all time low. We have put our postseason fates into the hand of a...... dog? The good news: He picked the Final Four. Good Boy.

  • and finally, the impossible has happened. CBS's Gary Parrish admited that his duke bias is a problem and that syracuse is a better team. God Bless You. You have begun the basketball 12 step program, which ends with you declaring syracuse will be the national champion. Hurry up.

However, you MIGHT wanna ditch the Jersey Shore Look.....

Or an angry horde of rutgers fans will find you. All 10 of them. It's pretty much safe to say they dont have fans anymore.

Anyhow, that's today's news.
Remember kids, Georgetown still Sucks.

Monday, January 18, 2010

SU-ND Game Notes

Welcome to yet another edition of SWRLU's famous pregame breakdowns. Tonight your orange march into the Joyce Center in South Bend for a meeting with the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in a Big Monday showdown on ESPN. Here are your Starting Lineups along with a position by position breakdown of the Fighting Irish.

Syracuse(17-1, 4-1 Big East)
PG: (Fr.) Brandon Triche
SG:(Sr.) Andy Rautins
SF:(Jr.) Wesley Johnson
PF:(Jr.) Rick Jackson
C:(Sr.) Arinze Onuaku

Last time out: The orange overcame horrible officiating to avoid surrendering a double digit lead in morgantown to win 72-71 over the West Virginia Mountaineers in a game i unfortunately didnt see. (i was too busy running at manley field house and taking pictures of the sweet, sweet 2003 national championship trophy.) With contender west virginia out of the way, will the orange be able to complete the sweep on this 3 game road trip?

Notre Dame(14-4, 3-2 Big East)
PG:Tory Jackson-Solid point guard who creates opportunities for his teammates off the dribble. Not your prototypical scoring guard but is a valuable asset, particularly when getting the rock to a certain top scorer on this notre dame squad who will get mentioned later.

SG:Ben Hansbrough-Yet another Hansbrough for us to harass. Tyler's brother is a solid transfer guard with a great affinity for shooting the long ball. while not on the level of andy rautins, the orange need to know where he is at all times and get a hand in his face.

SF:Tim Abromaitis-Has physical attributes very similar to wes johnson. Can step back and drain the 3, play the post, and do essentially anything the team needs.

PF:Tyrone Nash-Shouldnt really be a problem for rick jackson tonight. still gets very good high percentage shots.

C:Luke Harangody-a fat pig who scores a lot. need i say more?

Syracuse takes ND to the woodshed and sweeps the road trip
Syracuse 87, ND 79

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

look who's back.....

happy new year to you all. here's tonight's starting lineup and game notes for memphis.

PG Elliot Williams
SG Willie Kemp
SF Doneal Mack
PF Roburt Sallie
C Pierre Henderson

On paper this team really seems to have a balanced attack with former dukie elliot williams at the controls. Williams brings a superb ability to beat defenders off the dribble that Triche needs to successfully contend with to keep him under 20 points. Kemp's a quality spot shooter with the ability to throw the fake, drive, and finish consistently. The frontcourt is roughly 2 inches shorter each than the orange frontcourt, and with the quality talent the orange have in the frontcourt, i don't see them having much trouble pushing the tigers around tonight.

Syracuse lineup has not changed, although i'll be interested to see any changes in the rotation tonight after the pitt loss. this is the first time the orange have had to respond to an adverse situation, but if triche and jardine take care of the rock the orange should win handily

Syracuse 92
Memphis 81