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Year of the Purple Pirate……My other team

As a long time, die hard Syracuse University fan which I hold 90% of my allegiances , I am a graduate of East Carolina so I do pay close attention to the Purple and Gold, that is East Carolina University. We are also know as the bastard stepchild in the North Carolina college system since we are competing with the likes of UNC, DUKE, WAKE FOREST and NC STATE. Contests against seven bowl qualifiers, including a home match up against Fiesta Bowl winner West Virginia, and battles against Atlantic Coast Conference members North Carolina State, Virginia Tech and Virginia, all highlight East Carolina’s complete 2008 football schedule released Tuesday by Conference USA.

After the Pirates open the campaign on Aug. 30 by continuing its 13-game series with Virginia Tech at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, the Mountaineers will make their second visit in three years to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Sept. 6. ECU will face off against North Carolina State for the third consecutive season on Sept. 20 before the Pirates head to Charlottesville for the first time since 1975 when they meet Virginia on Oct. 11, 2008.
The match up against the Hokies, who wrapped up the 2007 season with a No. 9 national rank and an appearance in the Orange Bowl, will be East Carolina’s fourth all-time contest in Charlotte dating back to 1996. ECU and West Virginia, which closed out the ’07 season with a No. 6 rank after a 48-28 victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl, will clash for the 20th time in history a week later in a battle which will also represent the Pirates’ home opener. In addition, both games are scheduled to be aired in front of a national television audience on either ESPN or ESPN2

We are looking for a great 2008 this year, but have a tough schedule ahead of us. After Opening up against a Virginia Tech in Charlotte, we host West Virginia, a team that many people are routing for after the difficult departure of Rich Rodriguez to Michigan.

Aug. 30 – Virginia Tech @Charlotte (ESPN/ESPN2)

Sept. 13 – *at Tulane
Sept. 20 – at N.C. State
Sept. 27 – *HOUSTON
Oct. 11 – at Virginia
Oct. 18 – *MEMPHIS
Nov. 2 – *at UCF (ESPN/ESPN2)
Nov. 8 – *MARSHALL
Nov. 15 – *at Southern Miss
Nov. 22 – *at UABNov. 29 – *UTEP
Dec. 6 – C-USA Championship Game @highest-seed campus site (ESPN/ESPN2)

Oh, on the non-related tip.. Here is our own Lou Score with this hot danzel!


Who are you? Why do you come for me Direct TV girl?

Just let me watch cable and leave our people alone!

She just stares at you with vigor through your television set, directing you in this hypnotic, robotic voice explaining why you should make the switch to Satellite, while strange, alarming music plays eerily in the background. She has the eyes of the runaway bride and pale white skin, like a day walker from Blade. But, I am extremely attracted to her while she is facing me and feel that I am not content with my cable, and must convert over to dish immediately.

The ad runs constantly and loops over and over again like a Billy Fucillo commercial. I have cable, so they run the ad like every five minutes on every channel, especially in the late evening after I dim the lights. Who is she? Why is she here, and why I am attracted to her?

As I sit on my couch, drinking my malt liquor, I see “scary direct tv girl”, and I don’t actually think the actress is scary anymore?. She’s clearly supposed to be on my TV right now for a reason. If she is out there, I am Danny, and I know what you are saying! I tried to fight it, but cannot resist the temptation of dish anymore. Unfortunately for her, I will continue to fight the “good fight” against the dark powers of Direct TV. She will not tempt me, and I will release her demons when she arrives to take me to the Direct TV Safe house.

Unless this is some sort of evil government scheme to get me to switch to Direct TV, by promising that I won’t be subjected to their awful ads if I switch from cable. As she pops up again on my TV, I feel a bit of calm. She is gone, and with that, I am suddenly subjected to a Romano Suburu commercial.

Oh – maybe you don’t agree with me? Maybe the commercials don’t bother you? Maybe you don’t think she’s that scary? Then look into her eyes and tell me what you see? Do you see something from Narnia? Is she a Shape shifter from the movie Millennium? Why doesn’t she blink her eyes. Would she be able to sit with you on the couch and watch a Yankees game or the upcoming final four?

I will continue my cable, if and only if I am directed by the Direct TV girl, that she plans harm to my family and kindred. I will not give up the good fight for the common folk, and will be a warrior for everything that is right with us candid cable minions.

God Bless America!

Onondaga County and Syracuse Chiefs are BFF’s

Lets see how this works………..

  • The county said the Chiefs owed taxpayers $496,479.
  • The Chiefs said taxpayers owed them $860,827.

Okay, I realize in our crazy tax system, write-offs and the ability for Big Money to fall “behind the lines”, but how does the process get to this point.

“I can tell you, we’re not paying them $800,000, and they’re not paying us $500,000,” County Executive Mahoney said. “It’s somewhere in the middle.”

Ahh, ok I get it. A struggling Triple AAA baseball affiliate to our only Canadian baseball franchise, that has a decreasing bottom line can pull the, “can’t we just work something out here” line? I mean, we put in a grass field for Goodness sake!” So before the game at Alliance Bank Stadium started, Mahoney stated she and Chiefs officials signed a letter of intent that will turn into a memorandum of understanding Friday. The memorandum is a formal agreement that will settle the past money issues and explain how the Chiefs and county will do business in the future, Mahoney said.

The Syracuse Chiefs are the Bear Sterns of Minor league baseball……….Now, time for the most beautiful picture I have ever seen!

Girls pee-pee when they see me……and I pee pee when they see me

He heard Monk was coming to NBC

James Dundy of East Syracuse couldn’t believe it when he found out that Kris Joseph was coming to play Basketball at Syracuse University. “I don’t know who he is, but freakin shit I am glad he is coming, fuck yeah!” Dundy who is in his third year at Onondaga Community college was happy to hear some good news after the Orange had a disappointing ending to the 07-08 campaign.

The idiots gave some good information on the leaper from Montreal, and apparently his videos on youtube are rocking the rim like Shaq-fu. He has been compared to Hakim Warrick, and is supposed to be versatile, like my Lee comfort fit jeans. “I want someone who jumps the fuck out of the Dome like Hak did. None of this Josh Pace shit anymore, I know he won a national championship, but I want some dudes who have hops like my 40 ounce.”

In another, more random note check out Baseball with lightsabers….

"I’ve got one hell of a man crush on Derek Jeter. He’s made all the right moves."

Even with disguise, the ladies can’t get enough

Mancrush (defined):

  • A man having extreme admiration for another man, as though he wants to be him.
  • Respect, admiration and idolization of another man. Non-sexual. Celebrities, athletes and rock stars are often the object of the man crush.
  • It can be stronger than the love between a man and a woman.

He is the Captain, plain and simple. We all know Derek Jeters accomplishments on and off (Jessica Alba) the field. We remember “The Dive and catch,” his record 150 postseason hits, and World Series MVP award as being pretty amazing to say the least. Clearly he has a ton more and his current wikipedia profile does the man no justice. In addition to his baseball prowess and respect for the game, this guy clearly embodies what us guys want to be off the field, starting with the hotties.

First of all, the guy dated Jessica “The Ass” Alba. That in itself will get anyone to the next level on the man crush totem pole. Add in Scarlet Johannson, Jessica Biel, and Mariah Carey and the guy is pretty much on Hugh Hefner level of envy. Just think for a second, ALL of the women we don’t know about! Seriously, could you imagine how diversified his portfolio is? I think I just threw up in my mouth. Could you imagine introducing your wife or girlfriend to him at a cocktail party? You would feel like Dick Trickle at Nascar drivers Media day.

Well, all we can do is watch in marvel and envy and hope one day that all of us happen to have the chance to be shortstop of the New York Yankees. Columbus would do though!

Chancellor Cantor: "We will have more hot chicks at Syracuse University. You can count on that."

In a surprise address to the Syracuse student body after the release of the Hottest Student Bodies: The 50 Best Colleges based on looks, Chancellor Nancy Cantor addressed the issue of a decline in hotness of incoming Syracuse University freshmen. Syracuse has missed the list the past ten years, and has been in decline of the “Crazy hot college coed,” that young men and even women expect during their college years. The Chancellor stated her concern with this by stating,

“I truly believe our University can recruit these hot young women to come to
our college here in Central New York. We realized our issue of being more
selective academically and our increase in tuition has had an impact of our
young women and the physical appearance of these coeds. To be competitive with
the Arizona State’s and Florida State’s of the world, we have to make our
University attractive.”

A few things Cantor mentioned in the speech as potential ideas:

  1. Offer free tanning to incoming freshmen
  2. Sex in the City-Series Box set
  3. Hair By Industry

We have found two photo submissions from Syracuse for the Poll:

Hey guys, want to go to Bob Evans?

Who is ready for Spring Break?

We are routing for the Orange ladies, but we need to work on a few things. Get rid of the mom pants, flannel shirts and baggy sweatpants. They don’t do that crap out in Cali or down in Alabama. Well, we will enjoy our upstate ladies and we realize not one New York school made the list, and my Alma mater(East Carolina University) got an honorable mention. Go Pirates!

We also realize schools like USC doesn’t have Dinosaur Barbecue or kick ass Upstate New York Wings. Also a shout out goes for our New York State ladies at Suny Delhi, Potsdam and Suny Canton. You girls are some tough ladies that can handle the chores.

And the winner is…………..God bless State Schools!

Utah State students: Will you continue to rock my world?…Beer Pong with Root Beer, God I love Mormons

Barq’s really bites!

I am not sure how to begin this, just read this little dandy from KUTV in Utah…………..

Students At Utah State Play ‘Drinking Game’ With Root Beer Instead

LOGAN – Utah State University students are putting a new spin on an old game.
Beirut — or beer pong — is a favorite among college students. The objective is to bounce a ping pong ball from one end of a table into a cluster of cups at the other end. If the ball lands in a cup, the owner of that cup drinks its contents — usually, beer.

That’s where USU students take exception. On a dry campus with a heavily Mormon population, the Aggies play with root beer.

“People are pretty excited about the event,” said coordinator Megan Darrington. “We want to make this a tradition at USU.”

Campus Recreation Chairman Lance Brown elaborated on why he thinks the game, which students played Friday at the Taggart Student Center, has caught on.

“It’s like people here want to look worldly, but they don’t want to be worldly,” he said. “Living in a Mormon community, students want to push the edge a little.”

The event was sponsored by the school’s student council and organized by the Associated Students of USU’s athletics group. Organizers arranged a bracketed tournament competition, and teams of two with names like Sobriety and A&W came to play.

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