|I didn't think it would be possible for me to hate Syracuse more. Well, I was wrong...|
-I was able to see a lot of Chicago too during my short visit: the top of the Hancock Tower, a great gastropub called Hopleaf, a Goose Island brewery and the Revolution brewery. Plus saw some old college friends too.
-I drank A LOT on this trip. A LOT. Bridget can back me up.
-Giants: Building me up to break me down? They've now won eight in a row after a four game road sweep of the Rockies, which is really hard to do. When they were 75-70, I thought it was all over. Now, they're 83-70, have Brian Wilson back, and are riding momentum. Still, four games back of Atlanta in the Wild Card, five back of Arizona in the NL West, nine games to play. Odds are still against us.
-3 games at LA, 3 games at Arizona, 3 games vs. Colorado. First things first... BEAT LA!
-The Big East Conference shakeup of 2011: ugh, and it might not even be over yet. Syracuse and Pitt to the ACC. UConn and Rutgers possibly to follow. West Virginia possibly to the SEC. Villanova has applied to the ACC too!? STOP THE MADNESS!!!
-It's going to take my mind a while to process all the chaos. I'd prefer to ignore the doomsday scenarios for now and just see what happens. Hopefully sooner rather than later so that we're not in this state of prolonged chaos for that much longer.
-It's really a shame that major Division I college football basically dictates all of this. I mean, as much as I love college football, I've obviously BY FAR been more of a college basketball guy, really since high school.
-I hope Georgetown's leadership is being proactive, in securing a home for us that puts us in the best position to have a national program that competes for national championships in basketball and all other sports.
-What is the one thing that could be worse than the imminent death of the Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry? The end of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden, one of the best events in all of sports.
-Niners-Cowboys... ouch, tough ending to that game. First, we really let that one slip away, we had them. Second, kind of expected, but way too many Cowboys fans at the game. Third, we're 1-1, whatever. Get better and move on. On the road to Cincinnati next. Our schedule gets tougher now, time to man up.
More on all of this to follow, of course, especially all the Big East stuff. Can we just start college basketball season early this year, to take our minds off all of this?