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Nunes::44 - 9/23/08

Troy could have beaten Northeastern with one arm by 3 TD's.

It's Tuesday, which means I ask some questions of my boy Sean at Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician. We wax poetic about the Northeastern game, the coach, and yes even some very early basketball talk. Enjoy!
1. Orange::44: Syracuse earned its first win. How impressive is it considering it was a 1-AA team?

Nunes: If it was possible for a win to still somehow feel like a loss, then this must be what it feels like. The reaction to that game was so depressing we might as well have lost. It was a 9-point win but it didn't even feel that big. The game pretty much came down to the last drive and if not for one mistake on Northeastern's part, we might have been looking at a game that was decided on an onside kick.

Northeastern's quarterback had a career day and I honestly don't think that can be stated more loudly. The quarterback of a 1-AA team that almost exclusively plays against 1-AA defenses had a CAREER DAY against our defense. That. Is. Awful.

2. Orange::44: Should we have won by more?

Nunes: Technically speaking we SHOULD have won by 40. But taking into account the situation, as bad as things have been, we should have won by at least two touchdowns. At the very least. Again, it very easily could have been a 2-point win as well. Or worse.

3. Orange::44: Is this team heading in the right direction?

Nunes: God no. The team is heading directly down the path of 1-11. It's a sign of how horrible things are that Syracuse fans don't even consider Rutgers a very winnable game at this point. And they're TURRRRIBLE.

We're a national joke. Our most famous alumni are publicly deriding the program and calling for a change. We have writers from around the country bashing our coach and our athletic director. It is officially a circus.

Probably the most depressing thing of all is the effect this is having on the historical reputation of Syracuse football. It was hard enough to convince national fans that Syracuse is a prominent program BEFORE the Greg Robinson Era. Try doing it's next to impossible. As far as many young fans are concerned, Syracuse has always been horrible. They don't know any differently.

4. Orange::44: You know my thoughts on removing the head coach. What are yours?

Nunes: At this point, if Greg Robinson's track record wasn't enough to fire him over, the circus atmosphere that has officially taken over the football team should be the final decider. Between the College Gameday piece, Daryl Gross' ego-boosting plea to ESPN and all of the horrible national attention we're getting right now, every day you keep Robinson is another day the shame continues.

It's also another day that Robinson can embarrass us and himself further by pretending everything is okay and we're on the verge of greatness. He's either completely deluded or a fantastic bullshitter. Possibly a little of both.

You know why you should cut him loose right now? Because it honestly can't get any worse. So what do you have to lose?

If I were a betting man (for entertainment purposes, of course), assuming we lose to Pitt, I would put a lot of money on Greg Robinson being unemployed come this Sunday.

5. Orange::44: Turning to basketball, are you satisfied with our developing non-conference schedule?

Nunes: I really like the non-conference schedule. Amazing what a couple games against some top tier programs can do. All of a sudden, you can schedule all of the Cleveland States and Oakland Universitys you want. As long as you games against Florida, Memphis and possibly Kansas on the schedule, everything else is cool.

Best of all, no one can say anything about our non-conference scheduling anymore. And if they do, they reveal themselves as being out of touch and not really paying attention.

As for the conference schedule, I agree with you...not very appealing.

6. Orange::44: Finally, if you were in the Dome, would you have had a paper bag
over your head or something different?

Nunes: As much as I think those guys from the Akron game got a ton of mileage out of the paper bags, I'd go in a different direction. Something a little more "out of the box." Like say, spray-painting myself and an entire row of buddies silver so that we match the bench. Cause it'd be nice to be at a football game, but we want the people at home to think there isn't anyone there, hence speeding up the process for a coaching change. It's a win-win.

Editor’s Note: This is another installment in the ongoing collaboration between Orange::44 and Nunes/Magician. Usually every other Tuesday Nunes::44 will appear here, while the following week Orange::44/Magician will appear on his site. Until then, enjoy Nunes/Magician articles and stay tuned to Orange::44 for complete postgame coverage from every Syracuse game.

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3 Responses to “Nunes::44 - 9/23/08”

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Hey were you on Brew 1 your freshman year?  

  2. # Blogger Brian Harrison

    Yes I was.  

  3. # Blogger Michael Isserlis

    nunes' at least wore a proper uniform, and was an orangeMAN, instead of just a piece of fruit.  

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