According to a certain New York area sports radio host, the Syracuse/Villanova matchup scheduled for this Saturday is now meaningless because of Villanova's back-to-back losses this week to UConn and Pitt. Yeah, okay. Both are top 10 teams, they're #1 and #2 in the Big East, they both have hopes of being a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament...but I guess that means nothing.
At the moment, I'm more concerned with the snow storm that is about to blast the East coast for the third or fourth time this winter. You see, I have plans to drive up to Syracuse this Friday with my wife and newborn so that my brother-in-law and I can attend what will be the highest attended regular season college basketball matchup in history with over 35,000 scheduled to be on hand in the Carrier Dome.
As if 1ft plus of powder wasn't obstacle enough, add to the pot the fact that my brother-in-law came down with some sort of virus this week. While he's now feeling better, he has 5 young daughters in the house plus his wife that will no doubt take turns picking up the virus over the next few days to a few weeks.
So my wife says to me, "I'm not sure this trip to Syracuse is going to happen. My brother is sick, and I don't want Luke getting sick as the virus works its way around the house...plus it looks like the weather might not cooperate."
After a few minutes of silence, I get up the nerve to ask "But what about the game?" I did not receive a verbal response, but the look on her face was worth a thousand words...many of them probably containing only 4 letters.
I wonder if it's a good idea to bring up the option of me hitching a ride to Syracuse with my friends Steve and Garrett...that way, I get to go to the game, we all avoid the sick household, and my baby boy and wife are safe from the treacherous, snow-covered Interstate 81. Sounds like a win-win to me.
Syracuse vs Villanova
Posted on: February 24, 2010 9:23 pm