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Happy Birthday Blog With No Name

Well, today marks the one-year anniversary of this blog. Whether this is a notable thing or not, I'm unsure. It does, however, mark a signficant point in history: a blog hopelessly devoted to pointing out the ample deficiencies of Syracuse athletics can survive, albeit with only shallow breath.

The genesis of this blog was simple -- a vehicle for celebrating Syracuse's fourth Big East Tournament title. The initial post on this notebook (entitled "There's Only One Thing Left To Do . . . Strut!") looks far different than the drivel I now concern myself with:

Coming into Thursday, who would have thought that SU would hold 20-point advantages in each contest?

Just a super effort.

Now, if the lacrosse team can manhandle Georgetown out in California tonight, the cherry on the sundae will officially be laid.

... And Greg Rommel, the "Orange Fox", stormed the Southern California sand to deliver lacrosse liberty to the west coast masses....
And, of course, the Orange lost that lacrosse game. Thanks Matt Glaude.

In fact, for a long while I was pretty sure that this blog was laying bad karma onto the Orange. The record speaks for itself. Since March 12, 2005, Syracuse marked these notable events:

  • First round exit in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament to upstart Vermont.
  • First round exit in the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament to upstart Massachusetts. This marked the first time in 22 years the Orange did not advance to the lacrosse final four.
  • The worst football season in Syracuse's storied history.
  • And, until this past week, the most frustrating and disappointing Syracuse basketball season in recent memory.
But things are good now. I hope.

Anyways, to everyone who reads this mess on a semi-regular basis, I extend my heartfelt thanks. To everyone I read on a semi-regular basis, thank you. And, most importantly, thanks to Syracuse athletics, because without its hauntingly beautiful ineptitude on the athletic field, there would be no reason to maintain this untitled notebook.

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