Ahhhhhhhh. Memorial Day weekend and Syracuse lacrosse. Remember when they used to go together like turkey and Thanksgiving?; or fireworks and the Fourth of July?; or the Georgetown Hoyas and a first-round NCAA Tournament exit in March?
Well, no need to rehash old memories today, because beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET, when the Duke Blue Devils take on the Cornell Big Red at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, the Syracuse Orange will get a chance to move one step closer of earning the program's 12th National Championship.
However, before that happens Orange fans need to pick a side: Would you rather root on CNY lacrosse and wish for a 2009 rematch with Cornell, which is seemingly smoking hot right now? Or, pull for Duke, which means you're pulling for Duke. Yuck.
No real win-win situation here, but we can all talk about Game 1 of the annual national semifinal doubleheader here.