Former Iggy Winner. I used to be somebody special
- Aug 15, 2011
National Chocolate Milkshake day is dedicated to the chocolate version of the frothy and thick drink, that is usually made with milk, ice cream, and flavored syrup. Milkshakes were first mentioned in print in Britain in 1885, and may have contained whiskey at the time. By the turn of the 20th century, they were seen as being more wholesome, and the alcohol was replaced with syrups such as chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Another version of the milk shake, the malted milkshake, was invented in 1887. This shake added malted milk, which consists of a mixture of evaporated milk, wheat flour, and malted barley. Other names for a milkshake include frappé, frosted, thick shake, and cabinet, which is the term used in Rhode Island. Milkshakes have traditionally been sold in many places: malt or soda shops, ice cream shops, diners, fast food restaurants, and other similar type of establishments. Many times milkshakes are made with a blender using a stainless steel cup. As not all of the milkshake always fits in a glass, the stainless steel cup with the extra mixture is brought to the table with a spoon.
The maturation of Syracuse basketball's Frank Howard: How perseverance paid off (PS; Ditota)
Frank Howard grew up near Washington, D.C., as a Redskins fan. And because he's a Redskins fan, he has felt compelled over the years to "cuss at the TV" when a botched play or a boneheaded decision disturbed him.
Howard, Syracuse's senior point guard, shares that anecdote to illustrate his knowledge of the way sports and passion intersect. His in-person interactions with Orange fans over the years have been "nothing but love," he said. But Howard has heard the rebukes, too, and has read what he calls the "dark hole" of online vitriol. So fluent is Howard in fickle fanspeak that he has addressed young teammates over the years about what awaits.
Syracuse, he tells them, is the equivalent of an NBA team in its scrutiny and its enthusiasm. These people are invested, he tells them. They buy Orange bibs for their babies. They are born into Syracuse sports mania.
"And I understand it," he said earlier this month in a quiet enclave of the Melo Center. "If you've got something good to say, I appreciate the love. If you've got something bad to say, hey man, it's all right. I'm not taking anything personal. That does not mean you have free rein. But for lack of a better way to describe it, I have other things to care about."
What Howard cares about these days is his final season at Syracuse, his last chance to show the physical, mental and emotional maturity of a game he believes has reached the latest level in a dogged climb toward excellence. He cares about a family he describes as exceptionally close, with whom he has a deep, "spiritual" connection. That family, gutted at times by losses both violent and natural, has held him in its nurturing grasp through the wide-eyed experiences of his freshman year, though the rocky strains of his sophomore season, to his triumphant junior year.
ACC Preview #3 - Wake Forest (dukebasketballreport.com; King)
Remember when Wake Forest fans - there’s no other word for this - rebelled against Jeff Bzdelik and his stewardship of Wake Forest basketball?
The coach was emotionally distant, didn’t recruit well and had a boring offensive style (hmmm...that might ring some bells in Raleigh).
The fans simply refused to tolerate it and ultimately helped to push him out with Danny Manning replacing him.
His first two seasons were a predictable struggle but Wake won 19 games in his third season and made the NCAA’s First Four.
John Collins was the star of that team and left for the NBA. Wake expected to struggle some after his departure but the wheels pretty much fell off last year with the Deacs starting 0-3, losing to Georgia Southern, Liberty and Drake.
Wake also lost to Houston before entering ACC play at 7-5. The Demon Deacons won just four more games.
It was an ugly and depressing season and the fans, so happy to have run Bzdelik off, are now faced with seasons of 13-19, 11-19, 19-14 and 11-20 and Manning’s Wake overall record of 54-72.
Bzdelik by contrast was 51-76 at Wake Forest (and by the way, he’s been a huge asset to the Rockets and is primarily responsible for the the team’s defensive improvement).
Manning hasn’t finished higher than 10th in the conference.
So is there any reason for optimism?
Men's basketball previews 2018-19 team with open practice • The Louisville Cardinal (louisvillecardinal.com; Farrell)
Men’s basketball held an open practice last week at the Yum! Center on Floyd Street. The intrasquad scrimmage was Cardinal fans’ first look at 2018-19 team led by head coach Chris Mack.
The regular season begins Nov. 9 with Nicholls State at home. Until then, Mack will give fans another preview of the squad with “Louisville live” on Sept. 28. The outdoor event at Fourth Street Live! downtown will feature team activities on a portable court.
Events like “Louisville Live” are unfamiliar to the program’s history, along with the basketball camp for the community’s youth that took place this past summer. Under Mack’s direction, men’s basketball is moving towards more fan engagement than ever before.
Along with fan involvement, Mack and his staff are working hard to prepare for the 2018-19 season. Here’s a recap of recent developments:
Cunningham and King named team captains
Last month, Mack named his captains for the upcoming season. Graduate transfer guard Christen Cunningham and junior forward V. J. King were given the vote of confidence.
Cunningham transferred to U of L from Samford as a guard with prolific scoring ability. The Lexington native recorded double figures in 71 of his 110 games for Samford, including 11 performances with 20 or more points.
At 6-foot-2 and 190 lbs., Cunningham will most likely start as the two guard. Graduate student Khwan Fore, a transfer from Richmond, is the other probable candidate to start.
https://www.syracuse.com/business-news/index.ssf/2018/09/fueled_by_youtube_home-based_hercules_candy_sees_surge_in_sales_opens_retail_sho.htmlhttps://www.syracuse.com/business-news/index.ssf/2018/09/fueled_by_youtube_home-based_hercules_candy_sees_surge_in_sales_opens_retail_sho.html (PS; Doran)
For the first time in 70 years, Hercules Candy Co. has opened a storefront shop in East Syracuse.
For years, the small, third-generation family-run business has made candy and sold it out of their West Heman Street home.
On Monday, partners Steve and Terry Andrianos opened a 3,700-square foot shop at 720 W. Manlius St. where they now make and sell their candy.
The couple said their decision to open a storefront came after the success of a Hercules Candy YouTube channel they launched with their son's help in January 2017.
Two or three times a week, the couple has released a different reality-style video focusing on daily operations - including how some of the candy is made. They throw in a dash of humor and some everyday struggles - and the channel soon became a hit.
Today the East Syracuse-based candy maker has more than 100,000 subscribers to the channel. When the pair show viewers how to make a certain candy or feature it on the channel, sales pick up for that product.
"In the last month we added 15,000 subscribers,'' Terry Andrianos said. "The YouTube videos have really been driving our increase in Internet sales, plus we are seeing more foot traffic."
In 2017, sales rose 30 percent over the prior year, which the family attributes to the YouTube channel and online sales.
So far in 2018, 43 percent of the company's sales are online compared to 10 percent previously, Terry Andrianos said.
Increased sales translates into a need for more space to manufacture, sell and package the candy, she said.