If you are a sane, objective follower of football, you have little doubt that Louisiana State University (affectionately known as L.S.U.) will defeat Syracuse University (known as S.U.), giving Syracuse the “L.” Even insane or passionate fans and bloggers are realistic enough to think that Syracuse will not win. Sure, Syracuse can win–especially under the “any given Saturday” logic and our knowledge of historical upsets from Appalachian State to, well, Syracuse’s upset of then #1 Nebraska in 1984. The bigger question is not whether Syracuse can do the nearly impossible, it is how Syracuse can do the nearly impossible.