A bonus blog for today, and it comes on the hearing the news that Syracuse basketball junior guard Eric Devendorf tore his ACL last night in the Orange’s 125-75 win over Eastern Tennessee State.
I had been angry enough at hearing we gave up 75 points to another shitty non-conference team, along with the fact that we turned the ball over 26 times.
But now to find out that we lose Devo for the season is just crippling.
And so continues the trend of sports teams I root for just absolutely finding more and more ways to disappoint me.
Cuse was going to have enough trouble getting into the NCAA tournament with the non-conference losses AT HOME to UMASS and URI, but now we have to hope our Big East schedule can be handled without Andy Rautins and now Devendorf.
Add those two losses to the fact we have 5 freshman and our only senior- Josh Wright- decided to quit the team (we’ll see if he comes running back with a starting job now potentially available) and this team is just going nowhere fast.
So just a recap of how my year has gone in terms of sports…
-The Mets completed the biggest regular season collapse in the history of baseball, missing the playoffs after coming a basehit shy of going to the World Series in 2006.
-The Jets, after an impressive 10-6 season, are 3-11, and have had a miserable season.
-Notre Dame (football) was 3-9, which including getting beat by Navy for the first time in 42 years.
-Syracuse basketball did not get an invitation to last season NCAA tournament, losing in the quarterfinals of the NIT. That was followed up this season with the above mentioned.
-The Knicks- if you havn’t read my rant about the catastrophe that is the New York Knickerbockers, check it out a few posts down. But in short- they are probably further away from success than all of the other teams.
-The Rangers are playing alright, however they have been horribly inconsistent this season despite some big name off season pickups.
I usually start getting really excited for spring training right after new years, however at this point the Mets opening up another season can wait while I suffer through the shortcomings of all of other teams I root for.
Heres a fun fact, want to guess how many times (in the nearly 15 years I have cared enough about sports) I have experienced winning a championship?
**(Syracuse won the National Championship 2 years before I started going, and at the time I was not a big time Cuse fan…go figure)
Heres to another 15 years of failure and disappointment.
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