The Most Significant Insignificant Game
Toledo At Syracuse. When I was a kid, the great Cy Ellsworth was captain and guard for Syracuse, and my family had season tickets. Ellsworth was from my hometown, and he played alongside Donovan McNabb and Marvin Harrison. He had to block dudes like Miami's Warren Sapp. Those were heady days. The last decade hasn't been so good for Syracuse, and my thoughts strayed from the Carrier Dome. But hey, the Orange might be getting good! They're 2-1, and they even made (and won) a bowl game last season, the first time that's happened since 2001. Also, what's the deal with Toledo? They're everywhere. First Ohio State, then Boise State, and now Syracuse. Toledo is like that one friend who somehow has the cell phone numbers of a bunch of famous people. What's his secret? Is he their "supplier," or something? Will Toledo be in prison in five years?