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Repost from one year ago:

The Lemonade Chronicles

There’s a big college hoops game on today.  I know this because I’m in the Salt City, home of the Orangemen.  This town has embraced the Syracuse Orangemen basketball team for as long as I can remember.  But that embrace has turned into a crazed squeeze in the last decade or so, like the Abominable Snow Rabbit clutching Daffy Duck.  “I will name him George, and I will hug him, and pet him and squeeze him.”

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Except that these Syracuse Orangemen love it.  They want to squeeze the Abominable Snowman right back.

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Off the top of my head, I can’t think of a college town and college men’s hoops team so locked in such an unabashed embrace.  Public display of affection unlike any other.

And I think that’s awesome.  I went to Duke for undergrad.  And I still think it’s awesome.  Allow me to elaborate —

I have vivid memories…

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