November 23, 2009
Because through a week or so of hoops, your team has the best resume in college basketball, and no one can take that away from you.
It was just a few weeks ago that Syracuse fans were lamenting a loss to Division II LeMoyne in an exhibition game. Friday night, they watched as the Orange not only beat but beat up North Carolina, the No. 4 team in the country. This win was just after Syracuse's demolition of the No. 12-ranked Cal Bears. Neither game was close, and if ESPN didn't have those little numbers next to each team's name during broadcasts, casual viewers could be forgiven for thinking the Orange were the best team in the country. For two nights, they looked the part.
Are Syracuse fans appropriately excited? Why, yes. Yes they are. Allow Sean at Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician to show you the ways:
We're really f***king good, you guys.
See? Told you they were jacked.
Honestly, right now there isn't a team with a better resume so far than the Orange. Because of the stupid preseason polls and the way everyone is a moron about them, the Orange will end up ranked No. 12 or something like that on Monday. But as far as I'm concerned, they're the No. 1 team in the nation. Kansas, Duke, Michigan State...they haven't done jack sh*t compared to Wes Johnson and the Orange.
Speaking of Wes...wow. The rumors? True. The potential? There. The excitement? Palpable.
Yes, 'Cuse fans are mighty pleased, as they should be. Their favorite college basketball team is your Week 1 winner -- and a pretty good argument for waiting to rank college hoops teams until the fourth or fifth week of the season. Oh well. The basketball is good enough.