Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hope Syracuse makes the Pinstripe Bowl

Boy, if the Syracuse Orange football team can recover from a string of devastating seasons to place third in the Big East, they would be rewarded with a prize that would warm my heart: a bowl game at Yankee Stadium. Being both a Syracuse and a New York Yankees fan, that would be nirvana for me.

Unlike their basketball counterparts, the #1 team in the country and a favorite for a national title, the Syracuse football team has fallen on hard times since my days as a student during the Donovan McNabb era. Back then, going to a Saturday football game was just a normal part of student life. Now with the football team struggling and the basketball team winning one national title in 2003 and gunning for another, basketball is king.

But after a 4-8 season last year under new head coach Doug Marrone, a high-profile bowl appearance at Yankee Stadium would be just the thing to snatch back some of that attention. If they can pull it off, my plans for December 30 are set.

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes I wonder if the Syracuse football team will ever be a .500 team again. But stranger things have happened. It would be quite a chilly bowl game, huh?