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Is This The Worst Week In Syracuse Athletics History?

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At first glance, you'd say no.  But if I asked you try and pinpoint another one that trumps's tough, right?  You can think of really bad days.  There's been plenty of really horrible days.  But entire weeks of suckitude?  That's impressive.

The one thing to keep in mind is that we don't even have the right perspective at the moment to say this is one of the worst weeks ever.  What is Syracuse football snowballs into something that can catch fire and goes to a bowl game?  Then don't we look back at Mike Williams' leaving as a good thing?  A Ewing-theory-esque blessing.  And what is the SU basketball team uses the LeMoyne loss as motivation to improve and ends up making a nice run in the NCAA Tournament?  Then we have to discredit this loss slightly, right?

Give you an 2008, Donte Greene officially signed with an agent and Mike Williams' was initially kicked out of SU in the same week.  Bad week!  But we came to learn than we were somewhat better off without Donte and Williams' eventually returned (for a while) so you can't look back on that week as a truly bad one.

I did some digging in the archives and I think I found two recent weeks that seem to hold up as truly bad ones on par with this current week. 


August 27th, 2007 - While playing for Canada, Andy Rautins tears his ACL, which would cause him to miss the entire '07-'08 season for SU.

August 31st, 2007 - With much excitement in the air, Syracuse promptly gets blown out by Washington, crushing the hopes of SU fans that this would be a good season.  It wasn't.


September 6th, 2008 - Syracuse loses at home to Akron.  Yes, Akron.

September 13th, 2008 - Instead of honoring Ernie Davis and The Express, Syracuse gets embarrassed on national television by longtime rival Penn State at home.  Also on this day the Ernie Davis statue is unveiled...and it's discovered to be strewn with Nike logos and incorrect attire.  The story becomes a national embarrassment and it takes months for the corrections to be made.

Amazing that #2, which I think is probably the winner, was also the same week The Express premiered in Syracuse.  Of all the weeks, how did THAT one end up so terrible?

Can you think of any other weeks, either recently or from the past, that might be up for consideration?