Former Iggy Winner. I used to be somebody special
- Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to Crowded Nest Syndrome Awareness Day!
What’s Crowded Nest Syndrome? It’s when your home, your nest if you will, includes more than just yourself and/or your spouse. A crowded nest can involve returning adult children, taking care of aging parents, raising grandchildren, or any other relatives or friends that move in.
You Know You’re Living in a Crowded Nest When…
—Your other car is a U-Haul.
—You have to take a number to use the bathroom.
—There’s a waiting list for the washing machine.
—The fire department pulls your occupancy permit.
—You go to use your car on Monday morning and the gas tank is empty.
—You buy $250 worth of groceries and it disappears in less than 24 hours.
June 12 is CNS Awareness Day. If you don’t live in a crowded nest, be grateful. If you know someone who does, take them out to dinner, give them two tickets to a movie, anything to get them out of the house for some peace and quiet.
Where does the Carrier Dome rank in Travel Channel’s Sweet 16 of college basketball venues? – Orange Fizz – Free Syracuse Recruiting News (orangefizz.net; Raucci)
There are a few things that immediately come to mind when you think about Syracuse basketball. Some think of the 2003 National Championship. Others think of the legendary careers of Jim Boeheim, Pearl Washington or Dave Bing. However, one single thing has to come to represent the team and university more than just about anything else. That thing is the Carrier Dome.
The Loud House has come to symbolize the team and has long been regarded as one of the premier venues in all of college basketball. But just how high does it rank among some of the top and toughest places to play in the country? Well, Travel Channel seems to have an opinion about that.
It recently released its Sweet 16 of college basketball venues and SU fans should be pretty pleased with where the Dome ended up.
- Rupp Arena – Kentucky
- Allen Fieldhouse – Kansas
- Bud Walton Arena – Arkansas
- Carrier Dome – Syracuse
- University Arena – New Mexico
- Gallagher-Iba Arena – Oklahoma State
- Memorial Gym – Vanderbilt
- Pauley Pavilion – UCLA
- Cameron Indoor Stadium – Duke
- Maples Pavilion – Stanford
- Matthew Knight Arena – Oregon
- The Palestra – Penn
- The Dean Dome – UNC
- Hinkle Fieldhouse – Butler
- Assembly Hall – Indiana
- Dee Glen Smith Spectrum – Utah State
Courtside seats, private jet: the $40K NBA Finals trip with 'funny guy' Jim Boeheim (PS; Moriarty)
Jim Boeheim is usually an intense guy around a basketball court, frequently giving referees and players a piece of his mind. But not Friday night.
The Syracuse University basketball coach sat in the first row near the Cleveland Cavaliers bench with his friend, scrap dealer Adam Weitsman, during the Cavs' Game 4 loss in the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
ABC's cameras caught a smiling Boeheim at the game and included him in a roundup of celebrities at the game.
ABC just included Syracuse's Jim Boeheim as a celebrity at the NBA Finals, along with Ludacris, Khloe Kardashian and Drew Carey. pic.twitter.com/NY8pXvqFmm
-- Geoff Herbert (@deafgeoff) June 9, 2018
And lots of fans at the game recognized him, too.
"It was non-stop people coming up to him to take pictures with him," said Syracuse restaurateur Lou Santaro, who sat right behind him. "He accommodated every person, young and old. I would say at least 25 pictures he took with people. He didn't even hesitate."
4-star forward, former NC State signee Saddiq Bey denied waiver to play in ACC in 18-19 - ACCSports.com (accsports.com; Geisinger)
According to a report from Les Johns of Sports and Demon Deacon Digest, former NC State signee Saddiq Bey has been denied a waiver by the ACC that would allow him to play in the ACC in 2018-19.
Back in the middle of May, Bey and NC State agreed to mutually part ways. It’s a rather unfortunate ruling, considering the fact that Bey never attended a class at NC State.
Saddiq Bey has been denied a waiver that would have allowed him the opportunity to play in the ACC this season. Four-star forward Saddiq Bey sets Villanova's visit, decision coming soon
— Les Johns (@Les_Johns) June 11, 2018
A month back, NC State gave Bey, a 4-star small forward, a full release. In the meantime, multiple ACC programs inquired on Bey. Over the last two weeks, Bey visited Boston College and Wake Forest. Pittsburgh also expressed interest in Bey, too.
With this new ruling, it’s unlikely he would head to BC, Wake or Pitt.
Villanova, the national champs, have now emerged as a serious contender to land Bey. The Wildcats are in the process of having to replace several key players for their title team: Mikal Bridges, Donte DiVincenzo, Jalen Brunson and Omari Spellman. Bey makes a lot of sense as a flex forward (like Bridges) for the Wildcats; no one plays small-ball better than Nova, and an integral part of that: combo forwards that can rebound and hit three-pointers.
Former Duke star Marvin Bagley III is making the rounds, working out for NBA teams that are in the running to select the 2018 ACC Player of the Year in next week's NBA Draft. After a recent workout with the Suns, Bagley described his game and explained why his skills are worthy of hearing his name called first when Phoenix makes the No. 1 overall pick.
Alligator cracks and data maps: How Syracuse decides which roads to pave (PS; Baker)
People who live, work or play in Syracuse are quick to point out the sometimes bruising road conditions here. It's easy to identify a really bad patch of pavement (like the crater covered swath of Teall Avenue under 690) or a really good one (like the freshly paved piece of James Street near Clinton Square).
But there are 411 miles of roads in Syracuse, and a daily drive offers only a snapshot of their condition. A lumpy road you might think is the worst in the city might be smooth sailing compared to some run-down street you've never even heard of.
For that reason, city officials are trying to take the guesswork out of road repair. They've spent years collecting data on the city's roads, measuring how many potholes there are, how many rough patches and even classifying "alligator cracks," which are exactly what they sound like.
The data is used to rate every city block on a scale of 1 to 10. That's more than 4,800 ratings covering all 411 miles of roads.