The interwebs are aglow with the activity of Syracuse fans debating each other over where on the happy/sad continuum they should be relative to Jerami Grant’s NBA career. On the one hand, a program’s fans should applaud all of its alums–even if they do not receive the sheepskin promptly or stay all four years. On the other hand, how can a fan base get attached to a player that stays two years and leaves before even hitting stride? This is not limited to Syracuse–this is a phenomenon throughout college basketball.
July 1, 2014, the day the impossible has become reality. The Louisville Cardinals year and half worth of anticipation, more like a life time, has come to an end. The University of Louisville Cardinals are now officially a member of the ACC. Continue reading →
It is not unusual for someone to wax poetic regarding the way things used to be. But I don’t care. All I know is that I liked NBA/NCAA basketball nearly equally growing up, and yet the split now is about 1%/99% now. The only NBA interest I have is seeing where my favorite players go. Unfortunately, the days of my favorite players being drafted are few and far between. You see, the NBA no longer cares about my favorite players. My favorite players are the upperclassmen in college that I have gotten to watch for three or four years. Not the one and dones and two and dones (often having just one year of any production). Case in point, Syracuse’s Jerami Grant being drafted ahead of CJ Fair. And then CJ Fair not even being drafted. NBA GM decisions like that make me not care about the NBA. It is what it is.