Thursday, March 16, 2006


I just returned from the SU bookstore. They have tables heaped up with Orange t-shirts; the place is all a'bustle with game-day celebrants grabbing up enough tees for the family. The two shirts: (in white) 2006 Big East Tournament Champions and (in orange) Overrated. I'm all for Jee-Mack putting on one of the 'Overrated' shirts after SU won the conference title last weekend, but I can't say it's a shirt I'd feel confident wearing during tonight's game against Texas A&M. I think SU will win the game, but the 'Overrated' shirt is a jinx of all jinxes, if ever a sporting jinx could be proved, that is. The thing is, Jee-Mack was brilliant in the Big East tourney, and Boeheim might've been right about SU not winning ten flocking games this season without him. Just to keep things in perspective, however, SU didn't have the greatest of seasons until last week. Granted, like my coach used to remind us (after those rare wins), you're only as good as your last game. I'd wait until the end of the NCAAs to boast about Jee-Mack's rating. He's one of the best SU players for his career, and he had an astounding streak of success last week, but they still have games remaining. And if he's awf against A&M or LSU, I can't say I'd want to be wearing an 'Overrated' shirt when their season comes to wraps.

Bookmark and Share Posted by at March 16, 2006 11:59 AM to Sport

Oh, ouch. Ouchouchouchouch.

Posted by: senioritis at March 17, 2006 7:49 AM

Not overrated. Just out of steam.

Posted by: jeff at March 17, 2006 8:03 AM

Amazing season still, given the Big East Championship. They looked out of steam alright. I thought they'd get by A&M then lose to LSU. And now we get city-wide depression for four or five days.

Posted by: Derek at March 17, 2006 8:28 AM