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The Reports of my Death are Greatly Exaggerated

With Christmas Tree firmly erected and adorned with twinkling lights and soon to be broken glass ornaments, it's time to get back to what I do best: hoping that I write more Syracuse-related essays.

The Elmira Express Schedules Stop in Theaters
The Legend of "44" is about to enter a whole new dimension:
Hello, Hollywood!

Ernie Davis, the indefatigable catalyst of Syracuse's historic 1959 National Championship squad, is set to have his far-too-brief life story told on the big screen.

As relayed by Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician, Variety reports that the film is tentatively titled "The Express" and will star Dennis Quaid ("Jaws 3-D") as late Orange head football coach Ben Schwartzwalder. Scott Williams originally drafted the screenplay and Charles Leavitt ("K-PAX") revised the script.
It is not yet determined who will play Davis in the film. In response to Syracuse Post-Standard staff writer Donnie Webb's query, I posed this candidate.

Making a Mockery of Black-Tie Award Banquets
The Syracuse football program held its post-season awards banquet last week. In response, I developed my own awards and give them to eight worthy recipients:

As Syracuse's 2006 football campaign has mercifully concluded, there is an important piece of business still remaining on the docket.

Recently, the Big East Conference named its "All-Big East" performers for the 2006 season. Connectedly, a handful of AOL NCAA FanHouse writers handed out their own hardware in response to such selections.

In this spirit, what follows represents the first edition of The Syracuse FanHouse Certificates of Achievement in the Fields of Frustration and Pseudo-Excellence. The awards are similar to the MacArthur Fellowships except with significantly less "genius" and a boatload more "whoopsie-daisy."

As an addendum, The Bonanza of Numbers is scheduled to appear relatively soon. Post-Christmas and pre-New Year's is the intended goal, but hardcore drinking responsibilities may intervene. Also, the Baylor preview is tentatively set for publication tonight or tomorrow evening.

3 Responses to “The Reports of my Death are Greatly Exaggerated”

  1. # Anonymous Dave

    Good Lord, you're submitting comments to Donnie Webb's blog? Next time you consider doing a thing like that, I recommend sharpening a pencil; sticking in your eye and then spending the time pondering what you'll look like in a jaunty eye patch.  

  2. # Blogger TJ

    OK, who snatched the old Demetris Nichols and replaced him with the Baylor Demetris Nichols?  

  3. # Blogger Matt Glaude

    SU is really ruining this awesome Nichols run. He is absolutely on fire right now.

    Hopefully he can make a season out of this.  

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