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  1. The Filthy One

    2020 College Hoops Thread

    Temple was my second favorite team when I was a kid. I loved Mark Macon and would root for them against everyone except Syracuse. At the time, I thought they were basketball titans on a par with like Duke or North Carolina. I didn't realize at the time that was basically all John Chaney (I know...
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    Hank Aaron has passed away

    There are two baseball photos in my son’s room, both of which my father took at Fenway in (I believe) 1978: one is of Rice and Yaz in the on deck/hole area and the other is of Hank Aaron, in a Brewers uniform. All his life my son has heard me talk about the “home run king.” RIP Hammerin Hank.
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    Bubblicious - The Syracuse Basketball Thread

    A combination of issues this year: Boeheim (Buddy) and Girard are not good defensively at the top of the zone. Teams can drive by them and they are not good at closing on shooters. Sadly, some of that is just a lack of athleticism that probably can't be coached. The Sidibe injury makes the...
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    Bubblicious - The Syracuse Basketball Thread

    So, after narrowly avoiding an at-home upset to Bryant (!), SU lost starting center Bourame Sidibe for at least a month to a torn meniscus. This essentially forces Dolejaz to play the 5, which is less than ideal. Of course, Syracuse has three other scholarship players on the roster who play...
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    2020 NBA Draft Game Thread

    Dion Waiters (Big East 6th man of the year!) went 4th overall as well.
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    Greatest not famous athlete you ever saw

    Craig Caldwell was a baller, I remember him too. I grew up in Oneida, and I was about 10 or 12 then. But I saw those guys play a lot of basketball and football games. The Levens game was against Whitesboro. I could be mistaken but I think Whitesboro lost two games that year. And one of them was...
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    Greatest not famous athlete you ever saw

    Maybe he's too famous for this, but I saw Dorsey Levens score 50 points in a high school football game. Against a good A (or maybe AA) high school in Upstate New York. This was a team that competed in the state tournament every year, and he made them look like a Pop Warner team. He even kicked...
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    2020 ALCS: Good vs Evil

    I feel like Zunino has killed the Sox in his career. Nice to see him stick it to the Astros instead.
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    2020 ALCS: Good vs Evil

    Following this series, all I have to say is thank god I don't have to go through the 04 ALCS again. I mean, I'm happy I did it, but good lord. I wouldn't want to be a fan of either of these teams during this game.
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    ACC Coaches to propose that all D1 teams make 2021 NCAA Tournament

    Even if this proposal moves forward, Syracuse will still be on the bubble.
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    2019-2020 General College Hoops Thread

    The level of play in college basketball was just so much better in the late 80s and early 90s than it is now. Back when COVID cancelled the NCAA Tournament, I spent way too much time watching some tournament games from that era. One of my personal favorites is UNLV vs Georgia Tech from the 1990...
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    The Ringer

    I really feel for the writers at The Ringer and every other pop-culture site. It is a wasteland out there. I kind of like some of the shorter, pithier lists they've done. That said, they were definitely reaching for straws with their weeklong celebration of the one year anniversary of the end of...
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    Bubblicious - The Syracuse Basketball Thread

    Syracuse loses Brycen Goodine, Howard Washington, and Jalen Carey to transfer. That’s...all of their backup guards. Kadary Richmond, come on down!
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    Bubblicious - The Syracuse Basketball Thread

    It was a good way to end the season (or as good as can be, given the circumstances). I hope that gives them confidence going into next year. Should be an interesting group, even if they lack a playmaker to really put them over the top.
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    Post your favorite March Madness memories in here

    Way too much UConn in this thread. Have to balance it out. View: Malachi's 3 goggles: View: And from further back: View:
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    March Madness to be held without fans

    Booked with what? Anything that involves thousands or even hundreds of people gathering together is going to get cancelled in the next two weeks. [Edit: Sorry, I think I misinterpreted your point.] This is going to be profoundly weird as a TV viewer. Crowd noise makes a huge difference when...
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    Bubblicious - The Syracuse Basketball Thread

    Yesterday, Dick Vitale said that Syracuse was one player away from being really good. Unfortunately, that player is Derrick Coleman. I think he's exactly right. If Cuse had one of the three best players in program history, they would be really good. It's just the kind of insightful commentary...
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    Bubblicious - The Syracuse Basketball Thread

    Syracuse got a commitment from Dior Johnson, 5-star PG in the 2022 class. This is probably their biggest recruiting win since Melo, though obviously a lot can happen between now and 2022 (the NBA could (probably will) end the one-and-done rule, Dior could decide to play in Australia or China, he...
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    I would argue that the days of a baseball player reaching that level are gone. Trout hasn't reached that level, and I don't see anyone else in the game today with a chance.
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    Alex Verdugo, new Red Sox star!

    The article is one thing, but I just watched that video and...what are people upset about? He answered a bunch of questions about an injury in a super banal way. I think he even literally said "I'm just trying to take it one day at a time." His beard is offensive, but I rooted for Buchholz, so I...