Repost from one year ago:
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.”
Except that these Syracuse Orangemen love it. They want to squeeze the Abominable Snowman right back.
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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