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Former Iggy Winner. I used to be somebody special
Staff member
Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to "The Stars and Stripes Forever" Day!

Today's holiday takes place on the anniversary of the first public performance of "The Stars and Stripes Forever," and is thus dedicated to the march. The march was first performed on May 14, 1897, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the occasion of the unveiling of a statue of George Washington. President William McKinley was even in attendance.

John Philip Sousa had been the director of the United States Marine Band from 1880 to 1892. The most popular musical star of his era, Sousa was known as the "March King" by the 1890s, and started his own band and toured the country after leaving the Marine band. But at this time, he had yet to write what would become his most well-known piece.

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Preview 2019: Syracuse. 5 Things You Need To Know, Season Prediction (CFN; Fiutak)

What You Need To Know: Offense | Defense
– Top Players | Key Players, Games, Stats
– What Will Happen, Win Total Prediction
– Recruiting Class Analysis | Schedule Analysis
– Syracuse Previews 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

2018 Record: 10-3 overall, 6-2 in ACC
Head Coach: Dino Babers, 4th year, 18-19

– Now there’s the offense we’ve all been waiting for. The first part of the Dino Babers era showed off plenty of pyrotechnics for the passing game, but there wasn’t any consistency, and the points just weren’t there like they were supposed to be. Last year’s attack averaged 40 points and 465 yards per game with a good balance and a whole lot of explosion. There’s turnover with five starters gone, but it’ll still be a dangerous attack as long as …

– The Orange have to get past the Eric Dungey era. The former quarterback was the heart-and-soul type who ran well put up big numbers, and took a beating as he closed out with an All-ACC final season. But Tommy DeVito just might be better … at least that’s according to the hype. He has to be more accurate, but he’s got the huge arm and the passing skills to make the passing game shine, especially because …


Depth Separates SU Football From Others – Orange Fizz – Free Syracuse Recruiting News (; Shults)

Over Dino Babers’ tenure at Syracuse, he’s flipped the trajectory of the program. Gone are the days of 4-8 seasons. Now, it’s not crazy for SU fans to imagine consistent 10 win seasons. Babers’ up-tempo offense has played a huge role in the turnaround. So has a much improved offensive line and defense. But another reason why the Orange are hanging with the top teams in the ACC is the depth that has accumulated in the past couple of seasons.

When Babers arrived to Syracuse, he was dealing with a depleted roster that needed a full revamping. Now his back-ups have quality back-ups. Last year SU had to replace its two star linebackers, Paris Bennett and Zaire Franklin, that served as anchors to the defense. Ryan Guthrie and Kielan Whitner stepped up and each had at least 100 tackles. This season, the pressure’s on Andrew Armstrong and Lakiem Williams. Armstrong had some bright moments a year ago, including a game sealing interception against NC State. Meanwhile Williams didn’t play much last season, but neither had Guthrie and Whitner before last season. And if Williams or Armstrong struggle, Babers has a couple talented freshman waiting to hear their names called.

On the offensive line, Babers has been stocking up talent for a couple of years in preparation of graduations this past year. Next year, SU will have three new starters, including a redshirt freshman left tackle. After a year in the program Carlos Vettorello is tasked with protecting Tommy DeVito’s blind side. In the past two recruiting cycles, Babers signed seven offensive lineman. If there’s any position group that a coach needs to sign back-ups to fill in for injuries, it’s the offensive line.


Syracuse Football: Steve Ishmael still chasing his NFL dream with Colts (itlh; Esden Jr)

Former Syracuse football wideout Steve Ishmael is still chasing his NFL dream. Here’s how he can make the final 53 man roster and stay there.

All the talk around the town has been about the latest batch of Syracuse football players trying to make it in the NFL. But there are still some older Orange players chasing that dream like Steve Ishmael.

Ishmael is still only 23 years old and he’s hoping to make the final 53 man roster this time around with the Indianapolis Colts.

Last year Ishmael wasn’t selected in the 2018 NFL Draft but quickly signed on with the Colts a few hours later. While he impressed in spurts, it wasn’t enough to make the roster.


Syracuse Football: Shamarko Thomas is the unorthodox NFL safety (itlh; Esden Jr)

Former Syracuse football player Shamarko Thomas is keeping his NFL dreams alive. Despite his lack of size, Thomas continues to make his impact known.

Former Syracuse football star Shamarko Thomas is still in the NFL after seven years. If you just look at his size (5-foot-9, 205 pounds) you’d be surprised he’s in the league at all.

When you look around the league at the starting safeties they’re simply built differently:


Too Many TV Sets to Fail? (RX; HM)

Nielsen has published their list of DMA Markets for 2018-19, and as usual we find plenty to like about the ACC footprint (which I've more-or-less conservatively highlighted in light blue)...

Sports Team Market Size
1 New York 7.100M
2 Los Angeles 5.277M
3 Chicago 3.251M
4 Philadelphia 2.817M
5 Dallas-FW 2.622M
6 Washington D.C. 2.482M
7 Houston 2.423M
8 San Francisco 2.414M
9 Boston 2.365M
10 Atlanta 2.341M
11 Tampa-St. Pete. 1.875M
12 Phoenix 1.864M
13 Seattle 1.855M
14 Detroit 1.777M
15 Minneapolis- 1.713M
16 Miami 1.698M
17 Denver 1.585M
18 Orlando-Daytona 1.566M
19 Cleveland-Akron 1.399M
20 Sacramento 1.358M
21 St. Louis 1.164M
22 Portland 1.142M
23 Charlotte 1.130M
24 Pittsburgh 1.109M
25 Raleigh-Durham 1.109M
26 Baltimore 1.084M
27 Nashville 1.022M
28 Indianapolis 1.000M
29 San Diego 988K
30 Salt Lake City 936K
31 San Antonio 924K
32 Kansas City 909K
34 Columbus 890K
35 Cincinnati 850K
36 Milwaukee 848K
37 West Palm Beach 830K
38 Greenville, SC 806K
39 Las Vegas 767K
40 Austin 752K
41 Harrisburg, PA 705K
42 Jacksonville 681K
43 Birmingham 680K
44 Norfolk 678K
45 Oklahoma City 677K
46 Greensboro 675K
47 Albuquerque 651K
48 Louisville 647K
49 Grand Rapids 639K
50 New Orleans 624K
51 Memphis 623K
52 Buffalo 587K
53 Providence 580K
54 Fresno 569K
55 Ft Myers/Naples 554K
56 Richmond 551K
57 Little Rock 527K
58 Mobile 524K
59 Albany 520K
60 Knoxville 512K
61 Tulsa 509K
62 Scranton 481K
63 Lexington 464K
64 Dayton 463K
65 Flint 431K
66 Honolulu 426K
67 Green Bay 421K
68 Roanoke 417K
74 Columbia, SC 390K
80 Rochester, NY 352K
81 Syracuse 351K
93 Savannah 303K
94 Charleston, SC 302K
95 Myrtle Beach, SC 302K
107 Greenville, NC 262K
110 Lansing 242K
112 Tallahassee 238K
125 Youngstown 213K
129 Wilmington 190K
175 Harrisonburg 85K
183 Charlottesville 71K


Remember the beerball? It was once the life of every party (PS; Cazentre)

If you remember any part of the period from the late-1970s to the mid-1990s, you may remember the beerball. (Although if you drank from a beerball, it is possible you don’t remember it).

The beerball was a hard plastic container, perfectly round, that held a little more than 5 gallons of draft beer (more than two cases of 12-ounce cans or bottles). Attach a tap, give it a few pumps, and wait for the foam to blow off. Then have a ball.

Beerballs seemed to be everywhere a party was happening.

“I remember a lot of guys in the early ‘80’s always having a tap for them in their car trunks,” said David Rivers, who grew up in Liverpool, where he worked and sold beerballs at the Galeville Grocery run by his father, Bernie. “If you were going to a party, instead of 2 cases of beer we’d grab a beerball … And someone always had a tap.”


Hokie Mark

Walk On
Apr 15, 2013

Prime time games will be, ready for it, Noon on Saturdays.
My favorite part: from "the same network that gave us Cletus the Dancing Robot"... yeah, that's about right.

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