Saturday, April 26, 2003

Godspeed Melo. Thanks for the memories and best of luck next year. Don't cry for the Cuse though. This is going to be a deep squad next year with some offensive weapons and a number of good athletes. Another thing to remember is that next year SU will feature an athlete from a Rhode Island high school in Demetrius Nichols. This has been a key component for wining Syracuse sports teams. The 1992 indoor track champs featured 2 RI athletes including yours truly, lacrosse had Kris Photopolous for two of their titles....just something to ponder.

Lakers are sure rolling right now..oops even the refs couldn't help them the other night. Hard to turn it on and why are the neglecting Shaq. Hey Kobe keep shooting all those shots and keeping the ball out of your best player's hands. You can join MJ on the links next week.

Fantasy update: 17-13 after two weeks. Struggling this week, but I am confident in turning things around. My 3 and 4 picks Thome and Lowe are scuffling now. Vasquez and Cruz are carrying me. Now if Dunn, Chipper and Phelps get things cranking I should be alright.

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Now that the hoopla has quieted down here in CNY, let's get this blog back running again. Although if Melo says he's coming back, then the party starts up again. Had a great time at the Carrier Dome celebration last week. Lotta love for the Cuse here in the 315 lately. Some thoughts about the championship game:
-This is what makes college basketball special. Two teams battling for a title for themselves, their coaches and their schools.
-Hinrich, Anthony and McNamara all battled through injuries in the second half-laying it on the line to try and win.
-Pace, Edelin, Langford and Graves stepping it up in the big game and playing well in support of the stars.
-Finally a championship's defining moment is a defensive play, not a shot and not a turnover. Warrick's play should go down in history as one of the most important blocks ever.

Second week of the baseball season and my fantasy squad is in first in my division. I don't know how because I have 0 saves and have had sporadic pitching so far. On the offensive side, not much from Chipper Jones and Josh Phelps, but my pickup of Jose Cruz Jr is looking really good right now.

Having a hard time getting into the NHL playoffs right now. I would be happier for Anaheim to win if they didn't have that ridiculous name and mascot- can we get this changed now? In the East, NJ is looking pretty tough right now and the other teams are having a tough battle to advance which gives the Devils an edge.

Someone told me Snoop Dogg has a song out called "Beautiful." Funny I don't think I've ever heard it on the radio or seen the video on the MTV channels.

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

What a night. National Champions Baby!! I am so tired right now. It still hasn't really hit that Syracuse won. Did Hakim Warrick really block that shot? Incredible game and it is great to have a title heading to CNY. C'mon Melo - let's repeat next year!

Thursday, April 03, 2003

"Big stars can carry teams far this year, so look out for Wake (Josh Howard), Marquette (Wade), Xavier (West) and of course the Cuse (Anthony)." Me on March 12, 2003

Not too bad there if I may say so myself. I am really psyched about the return of the Orangemen to the Final 4. I busted out the "Cuse is in the House" sign for my office and even downloaded Blahzay Blahzay's "Danger". Some weekend of basketball that I was able to semi-comprehend in my weakened condition. Dwayne Wade's game last weekend was legendary. The man had a triple-double- unreal.

Baseball is starting and it is snowing in Syracuse- must be spring. Gotta love it.