Hello there. Let's take a quick trip, shall we? It's a trip back to April of 2009. Do you remember where you were when you found out that not only was Jonny Flynn leaving, but DevO and Paul were heading for greener pastures.
(Do you see what I did there? "greener" pastures...as in greenbacks? Cash? Money? I tried...) Anyway...were you like me? I bet you were. You were nervous as all hell about the 2009-10 season. No experienced PG, the top rebounder and the emotional (albeit a ticking time bomb) leader were all gone. I thought to myself, "Sonuva....."
But then this season began. And our beloved Orangemen played with poise and unselfishness not seen for years. They have been the true definition of a "team" all season. 7 different players have led the team in scoring. Wes Johnson is a 1st team All-American while averaging under 16pts a game. And Syracuse reached the #1 ranking for the first time in 20 years. Frankly, it's been a ride I won't soon forget. That Villanova game was incredible
So, we can waste time griping that we're the third #1 seed...or that Gonzaga is terribly underseeded....or we can bitch about our big guy going down for the first weekend.
We can talk about the team's versatility, their veteran leadership, and the fact that Syracuse is the #1 fucking seed. We don't have to worry about anyone else. Those other teams in our bracket need to worry about the 'Cuse