Co 2020-21 Iggy Award Winner MPG (special again)
- Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to National Rostisserie Chicken Day!
On June 2nd each year, chicken lovers celebrate National Rotisserie Chicken Day. While there a numerous ways to cook a whole chicken, rotisserie chicken offers a slow cooking method that seals in flavor.
#RotisserieChickenDayWhen cooking chicken using a rotisserie chicken, the whole chicken is cooked on a rotisserie or spit that turns continuously over a heat source. This process slowly roasts and sears the skin to seal in the flavor. The result is a tender and juicy chicken. Some cooks inject rotisserie chicken with a blend of seasonings to give increase the flavor. The popularity of rotisserie chicken continues to grow as the health benefits of it become more widely known.
Rotisserie chicken goes well with a variety of side dishes, too. Whether you like traditional salads, potatoes, rice, and steamed vegetables, or more elaborate dishes, you will not go wrong. You can even use the leftovers in many ways, including salads, sandwiches, and casseroles. It is just as delicious cold as it is hot, too.
Will Syracuse really play man-to-man defense next season? (Mike’s Mailbox) (PS; Waters)
It’s June, and the basketball season doesn’t begin until November, but we’re already looking ahead to the 2022-23 season here at The Mailbox.
We’re talking man-to-man versus zone like it’s winter. We’re worried about the second- and third-string centers like it’s March.
I love it. Let’s get to those questions.
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Q: Jim Boeheim mentioned he may play more man-to-man defense next season. Do you think this is a recruiting ploy or something else?
Mike: Yes, Jim Boeheim has talked about the possibility of playing some man-to-man defense next season.
In talking with some of Syracuse’s players, including the incoming freshmen, they say that Boeheim has indicated to them that he intends to employ some man-to-man this season.
This would be a dramatic departure from Boeheim’s approach for the past decade or so. Syracuse has been an almost exclusively 2-3 zone team since the 2003 championship season.
Will we actually see Syracuse abandon the zone next year? No. But we might see the Orange in man-to-man at times. I would think we see the most man defense early in the season. That’ll give Boeheim a chance to see his team in action and decide if they’re better suited to man or zone.
Also, Boeheim has put such belief in the zone for so long, it’s a strong probability that he returns to it as he did in 2009-10 after watching Le Moyne win an exhibition game at the Dome as the Orange played man-to-man.
Q: Do you think Peter Carey redshirts this year?
Peter Carey committed to play basketball at Syracuse on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Provided photo
Mike: As of now, I don’t. Peter Carey is one of Syracuse’s six incoming freshmen. He’s a 6-foot-11 center from Sunderland, Massachusetts. He is billed as an athletic big with a huge amount of potential.
However, Carey hasn’t played much in the last two years. He had his 2020-21 high school season canceled due to Covid. And then he missed his senior year with a partial tear of his patella tendon.
How Much Does Syracuse-Georgetown Matter? – Orange Fizz – Daily Syracuse Recruiting News & Team Coverage (orangefizz.net; Frank)
There are only a few true rivalries in college basketball. Duke-North Carolina has always been the gold standard, Kentucky-Louisville has existed for a long time, and Indiana-Purdue are some of the bigger names in the sport. But, at the height of the Big East, there may not have been better games or heated moments than Syracuse-Georgetown.
The Orange and the Hoyas have a long history, starting with John Thompson’s famous line in 1980 regarding the closing of Manley Field House. SU leads the all-time series 52-45, but Georgetown took down Syracuse 79-75 in DC last December.
It was one of the most dispositioning losses of the season for SU, who led by double-digits at one point and collapsed to a Georgetown team that ended the year with a 6-25 record. Colgate, Georgetown, and Pittsburgh highlighted an ugly trifecta of losses for the Orange last season, but now, SU has a chance for redemption.
Game Announcement: We'll host Georgetown on Saturday, Dec. 10
Orange Host Hoyas On Dec. 10 - Syracuse University Athletics pic.twitter.com/kuH4uWMt8d
— Syracuse Men’s Basketball (@Cuse_MBB) May 31, 2022
But, how much does that redemption mean? The rivals have played every year since 2015 since Syracuse left the Big East in 2013, with some great moments (Tyus Battle) along the way. But, as much as the fans of the Big East hate it, the games just do not feel the same.
If you asked 100 Syracuse students who they thought Syracuse’s biggest rival was, and what game(s) mattered most to them throughout the season, at least 75 would not have Georgetown in the top three. It’s all about Duke, North Carolina, and whoever else is good in the ACC that year, and maybe even the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
For Syracuse fans of the 1980s and ‘90s, this surely has to be tough to read, but it is the truth. The juice is just not there between these two teams anymore. It does not help that they are not perennial top-25 teams anymore, specifically the struggles of the Hoyas.
Even with a legend like Patrick Ewing manning the sidelines, Georgetown has managed just one magical run to the NCAA Tournament in Ewing’s tenure as coach, while Syracuse has made a living off magical runs over the last decade or so.
The strength of the matchup, lack of historical knowledge, and timing of the matchups, which are usually in late December/early January when students are either leaving or not on campus, making it even more difficult to build excitement.
Syracuse-Georgetown is sadly a dying rivalry. To save it, the two teams need to make multiple changes. Move the date of games up to early December, get more talent on the floor, and make the players care.
To them, it’s just another game. Duke is not. North Carolina is not. That’s not how it should be. Georgetown should be the most fierce, passionate game on the schedule, as it was for decades. It just does not matter to everyone (besides maybe Jim Boeheim) as much as it used to.
ESPN Syracuse: 30 Minutes In Orange Nation 6-1 on Apple Podcasts (apple.com; radio; Steve & Paulie)
Steve Infanti and Paulie Scibilia share their Syracuse sports wishlist, and Paulie gives his take on the Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry that Steve did not approve.
ESPN Syracuse: On The Block On Demand 6-1 on Apple Podcasts (apple.com; radio; Axe)
Brent discusses the challenges behind adding new sports teams at Syracuse University. Later, Brent theorizes what could be done in place of the Syracuse-Georgetown rivalry.
Syracuse Basketball: It’s payback time for the Orange versus Georgetown (itlh; Adler)
Long-time Big East Conference nemesis Georgetown was totally abysmal a season ago, although Syracuse basketball didn’t prove all that much better.
During the 2021-22 campaign, the Hoyas went 6-25 overall and 0-19 in Big East play. Georgetown dropped 21 games in a row to close out last season.
However, the Hoyas got the better of the Orange in December of 2021. The ‘Cuse built up a 10-point advantage versus Georgetown in Washington, D.C., but Syracuse basketball ended up falling by four points, 79-75, on the road.
That was a bad, bad setback for the Orange, in a 2021-22 stanza when the ‘Cuse wrapped things up at 16-17, the team’s first losing season under head coach Jim Boeheim in his 46 years leading Syracuse basketball.
This December, Syracuse basketball will host Georgetown on the Hill.
As we’ve noted on a couple of occasions lately, the Orange’s non-conference slate in the 2022-23 term is coming together. One of the latest pieces to this puzzle is that Syracuse basketball will welcome the Hoyas to Central New York on Saturday, Dec. 10, from the JMA Wireless Dome (it’s still weird saying that), according to a press release from SU Athletics.
All-time, the ‘Cuse is 52-45 versus long-time rival Georgetown, although the Hoyas have won two of the past three meetings between the two programs.
Additionally, since Syracuse basketball moved from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference in the 2013-14 campaign, Georgetown holds a slight edge in their non-conference series, 4-3.
Syracuse Basketball: 4-star, top-10 point guard focused on four suitors (itlh; Adler)
Aden Holloway, a consensus four-star, top-80 prospect in the rising senior class who was offered by Syracuse basketball nearly three years ago, appears to be focused on four college squads at this juncture, according to a media report.
Travis Graf, a national analyst with , wrote in a recent piece that the 6-foot-1 Holloway, an elite point guard in the 2023 cycle, seems to have a quartet of teams in play for him, and they are Auburn and Tennessee out of the Southeastern Conference, as well as Miami and Wake Forest from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
To date, I haven’t seen any predictions from recruiting insiders as it pertains to Holloway’s future collegiate home, although Graf says that he foresees Holloway’s recruitment boiling down to Tennessee and Auburn.
According to reports and recruiting services, Holloway has officially visited college campuses such as Auburn, Wake Forest and Tennessee. He plans to visit Miami on June 9, per Graf’s article.
Syracuse basketball offered four-star Aden Holloway early on in his recruiting process.
The Orange coaching staff reportedly offered a scholarship to Holloway back in July of 2019, according to Verbal Commits, and it was his first high-major offer.
Throughout his recruitment, his other offers have arrived from groups including Michigan, Tennessee, Arizona State, Creighton, LSU, Cincinnati, Auburn, Wichita State, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Texas A&M, Wake Forest and Winthrop.
John Butler leaves name in for 2022 NBA draft (tomahawknation.com; Carpio)
Florida State forward John Butler will keep his name in the 2022 NBA draft and will not return to school next season. The 7’1 freshman leaves the Noles after just one season, averaging 5.9 points and 3.2 rebounds, shooting 39.3% from three.
Butler has been talked about as one of the most intriguing prospects in this year's class with the ability to guard almost any position while being a threat from beyond the arc and a paint presence with twitchy athleticism.
Today was the official deadline for early draft entries to withdraw their name or return back to their original program. Butler's decision was one of the biggest questions for Florida State basketball this offseason after he entered to test the waters and played relatively well in the draft combine.
Coaches and scouts deem Butler as another FSU project but his upside seems way too good to pass up. People around the league see Butler as a second-round draft pick, although many believe he could’ve been taken in the lottery if he’d stayed in college one more year. Butler was in Charlotte, North Carolina last weekend for a pre-draft workout with the Hornets. Other teams that are reportedly interested in the South Carolina native include the San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Phoenix Suns.
The crowd at noon at the 2018 Taste of Syracuse in Clinton Square.SYR
Taste of Syracuse 2022: What to expect as the food & music festival returns (PS; Miller)
Two years without the area’s biggest food festival has worked up quite an appetite for Central New Yorkers. On Friday, we’re finally going to fill our tummies with inexpensive food samples while listening to live music.
The annual Taste of Syracuse festival in downtown’s Clinton Square returns this weekend after a two-year Covid-induced hiatus. The free event that usually draws nearly 200,000 people runs 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“It’s going to be bigger and better than ever,” said organizer Carrie Wojtaszek. “We need this.”
So far, 76 vendors have committed to sell food samples for $1 or $2. Vendors at past Taste of Syracuse festivals sold food for $1, but organizers gave them the option to go up to $2 because of rising wholesale food prices.
One noticeable change this year: No Bonefish Grill and its Bang Bang Shrimp. The national chain restaurant that used to create long lines of people craving the deep-fried sweet shrimp is not among the vendors.
Throughout the festival, 33 local and national musical acts will perform on one of three stages, the biggest being the main stage by the National Grid building. Alternative rock band Everclear will be headlining act on the main stage at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Streets around the festival will be blocked on Thursday through Sunday.
Here is a list of the samples available for $1 or $2. Some vendors had not submitted their offering as of Tuesday afternoon.
Food Samples3-1-Fried/Walking Taco: Tater tots
A Touch of Soul: Jambalaya rice, lemon pound cake or sweet potato pie
Ayvaco Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Free olive oil Samples with bread
Baghdad: Baba ganoush and pita or chicken shawarma sandwich
Big Mama’s Cheesecakes: 2 oz. cheesecake sample
Birdsong Cafe: Lavender lemonade with kiwi bubbles
Brancato’s Catering & Sicilian Breeze Italian Ice: Chicken riggies or Italian ice
Byblos Cafe: Falafel patties or sambousek (fried meat pies)
Cake Bar: Chocolate chip cookie
Carvel: Soft ice cream
Cue-Dogs: Fries with cheese or nachos with cheese
Danny’s Steaks: Danny’s loaded fries
Decir Algo: Chips and queso
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: Tomato cucumber salad
Erma’s Island: Jerk chicken
Eva's European Sweets: Chocolate chip cookie sandwiches with vanilla cream
Gilligan’s Ice Cream: Homemade ice cream
Glazed and Confused: Dizzy Pig donut
Grub On The Run: Chicken “chunks” and fries with original sauce & ranch dressing
Henry’s Hen House: Jamaican jerk chicken with rice and beans or curry chicken with rice and beans
Humane CNY: Cold water or homemade dog biscuits for $2 and homemade soaps for $1
Ippoliti Street Food: Deep-fried mozzarella on a stick or funnel cake or deep-fried Oreos