Introducing, The Orange Eagle Trophy

Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE

Boston College and Syracuse University have been the premier athletic programs in the Northeast for decades, yet there has been no absolute measure of who reigns supreme. Well, no more...Introducing the annual SB Nation competition that crowns the true Beast of The East: The Orange Eagle Trophy

Rival (noun) - a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity.

**********

In the history of Northeastern athletics (as opposed to, say, Northeastern Athletics), two schools have distinguished themselves for achieving excellence on and off the field of battle: Boston College and Syracuse University. Two private universities with proud traditions of fielding outstanding athletics teams across a wide variety of sports. Our shared geography and sporting familiarity has put BC ahead of the rest of the pack when identifying at Syracuse's most natural rival, but the slow destruction of the Big East Conference over the past ten years has largely put this rivalry on hold.

With the advent of Syracuse's entrance into the ACC, the rivalry between these great Northeastern schools has the capacity to ignite, and we at TNIAAM and BC Interruption are here to pour some kerosene and light this sucka up!

Introducing The SB Nation Orange Eagle Trophy, awarded annually to the school who earns the most points in competition across 17 sports, and distinguishes themselves as the true Beast of The East! Bonus points will be awarded for conference and NCAA championships, and even our beloved lax program (along with BC hockey) will earn additional points based on achievement.

At the conclusion of the academic/athletic year, the school with the most points will earn TNIAAM or BC Interruption the right to hold (and display online, at sporting events, car dealership openings, bat mitzvahs, etc.) The ACTUAL Orange Eagle Trophy (Ed note: The Trophy will be unveiled at a later date this season).

The rules and points system is as follows:

Orangeeaglepointssystemsept192013_zpsdc883a25_medium

The competition for The Orange Eagle starts today with a bang, as the nationally ranked SU and BC field hockey teams face off in Chestnut Hill with the first three points on the line. Over the course of the competition, TNIAAM and BC Interruption will provide updates and features that will lead to the One Shining Moment where one school walks away with the glory and bragging rights....the other, a year's worth of shame, misery and contemplation.

So, ladies and gentlemen, let the games begin!...and to our Orange warriors on the Women's Field Hockey Team...don't let us down. After all, it's a rivalry game!!!

P.S. - The official hashtag of the Trophy is #OrangeEagle. Use is well.

P.P.S. - Major H/T to The Invisible Swordsman for suggesting the idea, devising the point system and generally making this happen. Should be fun.

P.P.P.S. - Boston College sucks.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

You must be a member of Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician. You should read them.

Join Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

You must be a member of Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker