If you're reading this, then I'm already dead and the microfiche has fallen into the wrong hands...
No wait, wrong intro.
If you're reading this then you've probably been reading the Blog Formerly Known As Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician. Then again, I suppose there's a chance you're here out of curiousity, some SportsBlog Nation-related link or just out of dumb luck (or lack of luck if you're a Georgetown fan). In that case, I think it's only fair that we get you up to speed on what this blog is, what we do here and why we do it. Here goes...
Q: Who's Troy Nunes? Are you Troy Nunes? Why are you a magician? What's an absolute magician?
Easy there, slugger. Let's take it one step at a time.
It was 2002, a 1-2 Syracuse team came into Auburn with not much expected of them. This was before Auburn's recent surge back to the top of the NCAA so they weren't dominant but they were supposed to dig out the Orange like an Alabama tick. Instead, Cuse played a great game and found themselves with a chance to win late.
Somwhere towards the end of the game, Nunes was orchestrating a solid drive and completed what I can only assume was a 3rd down pass to save said drive, at which point the ESPN2 announcer (I don't remember whom, it was likely thier D or E Team) exclaimed, without a hint of irony, "Troy Nunes is an absolute magician!"
Nunes guided the Orange into overtime and into 2nd overtime before the Orange finally gave out (as they usually do in such games), losing to the Tigers 37-34.
Nunes' career was never the same and he flitted away into oblivion, a footnote after Marvin Graves, Don McPherson, McNabb and whoever the Orange's savior will be in the a few years. But we will always have that Auburn game, and we'll always remember our little magician for that magical ride he sometimes, almost never, took us on.
For the record, here's Nunes' boxscore that fateful evening: 9-11-0-80. The most magical 80 yards of our lives.
As for me, I used to go by the handle Marius Janulis For 3 (and if you don't know who Marius Janulis was/is, well, that's your loss). But in the interest of transparency and such, you can just call me Sean. Hi.
Q: So what, you just bitch and complain about Syracuse football all day?
Absolutely not. I also bitch and complain about Syracuse basketball, lacrosse and all other sports. I spread the wealth.
Q: What gives you the right?
Nothing, really. I'm a 2000 grad of SU with a degree in Marketing and Entreprenurship, which is only slightly more useful than a degree in Sandskrit. I moved to Los Angeles in 2002 to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, you know, that old story. Somewhere along the way I discovered this whole blogging whatnot sprouting up all over the Interwebs and decided to give it a whirl. Two years later, I'm still whirling.
Q: What about all that glorious content from your old Blogger site?
Well, the crack team over here at SbN is working on a way to bring it over. In the meantime, I'll just keep posting new stuff and you're just gonna have to grin and bear it.
Q: You still gonna do the same crap you did at the old site like Gregisms?
As long as Greg keeps talking, I'll keep getting new material. So yes on that.
Q: Will you make life a living hell for SbN-mate Card Chronicle, who follows the Louisville Cardinals, a team that has lost to Syracuse's putrid football squad in two-straight seasons and has provided Greg Robinson with half of his Big East victories?
Yes. Yes I will.
Anyway thanks for stopping by. And here...we...GO.