"Please God make me a bird, so I can fly far, far, far away from here!"……Syracuse is not in the N.I.T.!!!

Nit Defined: Nits are lice eggs, not a basketball tournament that Syracuse is the #1 seed in. They are hard to see and are often confused with dandruff or hair spray droplets. Nits are found firmly attached to the hair shaft and Georgetown Hoyas. They are oval and usually yellow to white. Nits take about a week to hatch and are often seen at UCONN basketball camps. All nits must be removed to prevent re infestation with lice. They can be removed with a special comb or with the fingers. Topical preparations are available that loosen the “glue” that binds them to the hair, making removal easier.

Incidentally, the term “nit-picking” — meaning “too much minor, overly particular criticism” — is relatively recent; it dates only to the 1960s. Nit-picking is in the realm of hairsplitting.

Even Kristof thinks this is not real?

The NIT really sucks, period! Being a first seed in the NIT is like winning a gold medal at the special Olympics, probably better off not being in them. (Okay, I know that was harsh, my apologies!) It’s like saying we came in second place to Larrys Body and Fender shop last summer in your beer league softball team. It’s dating the uglier sister. It’s not having enough grammar skills to read the USA Today paper.
To all of us at the Hump, it’s like watching an inter squad scrimmage. We will watch though, and hope they at least make it to the Garden, so we can give ourselves an excuse to hit the NYC and booze with our Cuse’ jerseys on.

Here are a few things that would make the NIT games at the Dome a bit more exciting……

1-Worlds largest Hot Dog eating contest at the Dome? Imagine over 20,000 people throwing down dome dogs down during a halftime escapade?

2-Pregame cage match between Howard Triche and Bernie Fine.

3-Benny Mardones karaoke? Maybe not actually…

4- Big Screens showing the NCAA’s Mens Basketball tournament….


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