About the only thing more certain than knowing Jim Boeheim will pick his nose on national television this Saturday when the Syracuse Orange take on the Michigan Wolverines is that there will be copious shots of the woman who loves him anyway, Juli Boeheim, as well.
In an interview with Dana O'Neill about the way James Arthur can sometimes seem indifferent or petulant but is actually dying inside every time Syracuse loses and reveals what's really going on in his head...and hers.
"Anything that affects this program affects his heart directly,'' his wife, Juli, said. "It gets to the core of him. He is Syracuse. He bleeds orange. If anything affects Syracuse University, it affects him in a deep, sometimes heartbreaking way."
"He's so matter-of-fact -- that's my job, what I'm supposed to do. This year I was successful at it. Close the book and on to the next year," Juli said. "I'm the one who's like, 'Oh my gosh, can we just celebrate this for a little bit?' There are exceptions -- the championship in '03, the gold medal in the Olympics, but even then he's not where I go with it. I'm in orbit."
If you ever want to know how Jim in feeling inside, just check to see what Juli is emoting. That should cover it, no matter what he says.