Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim tries to make a point to Syracuse Orange guard Joseph Girard III (11) and Syracuse Orange forward Marek Dolezaj (21) in the second half of a game between Syracuse and Bryant at the Carrier Dome,
The great philosopher Ferris Bueller once opined that “life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
We need to apply that to a weekend of mind-blowing things that happened to Syracuse University football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball.
I know 2020 has played a constant game of “hold my beer,” but let us take a moment to reflect on a few extraordinary events:
-Syracuse basketball head coach Jim Boeheim admitted that his team should have never been on the floor on Friday night at the Dome.
Boeheim, one of the fiercest competitors to ever reside in the Milky Way Galaxy, saying his Orange were better off not playing a game it won?
I mean, the phrase “it took a pandemic” has been overused in 2020, but it took a pandemic for Boeheim to admit maybe his team wasn’t ready to play against Bryant after being shutdown by COVID-19 protocols for 12 days prior to Friday’s game.
Boeheim called the choice of playing or potentially postponing “100 percent my fault.”
“The medical doctors make (the decision) that they’re healthy to play,” Boeheim said. “I make the decision on whether it’s smart to play the game. When you don’t play for 14 days, it’s not smart.”
-The Syracuse football team had a chance to win a game but lost when its quarterback inexplicably spiked the football on 4th down and goal.