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Wait...We Were A Powerhouse?

Times are tough for Syracuse football, there's certainly no denying that. But that's not all we've got, is it? I was randomly trolling around the Interweb and I came across this article about iPods and NBC and Jeff Zucker, no kind of discussion you'd think SU's football program would come up in. Then again...

"Apple sold millions of dollars worth of hardware off the back of our content and made a lot of money," [Jeff] Zucker reportedly told The New Yorker's Ken Auletta during a benefit for former football powerhouse Syracuse University. "They did not want to share in what they were making off the hardware or allow us to adjust pricing."

Is that it? That's the best way to describe us? I can think of dozens of better ways to describe Syracuse University, article writer Mr. Tom Krazit.

How bout..."during a benefit for 1985 Cherry Bowl participant Syracuse University"?

Even better..."during a benefit for 2004 Big East Co-Champion Along With Boston College, Pitt and West Virginia, Syracuse University."

Had he known the event was taking place, I'm sure it would have been..."during a benefit for DOCTOR Daryl Gross' Syracuse University."

And if you were really feelin' it..."during a benefit for New York's College Team But Just Barely, Syracuse University."

To be fair, I don't even know if you can really say Syracuse is a "former football powerhouse." Gator Bowl and Music City Bowl victories do not a powerhouse make.

And by the way...who knows more about this "benefit"? Are we so horrible that people feel the need to hold charity events to help us out? Will my $1 a day, just the price of a cup of coffee, help a poor Syracuse special teams player live his dream?

Seriously, I need to know more. What were they discussing? Was money being raised? Who attended? Did they come up with a plot to assassinate prominent members of the Syracuse Athletics department and swear to a blood oath to carry it out during the Pitt game? I think these are all reasonable questions.