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Pinstripe Bowl: Mike Holmes Is Watching, ESPN

ESPN, you've done a fantastic job in recent weeks in butchering Syracuse basketball. First you were kind enough to let us know that "Matt" Joseph was now a starter for our basketball team. Then, Dick Vitale committed crimes against humanity in one of his patented, awful game-calls against Michigan State. Finally, you referred to Jim Boeheim as Jim Calhoun and didn't bother to fix it. Just A+ work all around, you guys.

So to say we are watching you would be an understatement. And it's not just us, the fans. The players are watching as well. Players like senior DB Mike Holmes.


I don't know who the talking heads were that said this, but I imagine neither or them have actually watched any Syracuse or Kansas State football all season and it probably went something like this:

TALKING HEAD No. 1: "Bold" fact about Syracuse football that he read off a sheet an intern printed up.

TALKING HEAD No. 2: "Bold" fact that disagrees with the other bold fact, also provided by interns.

TALKING HEAD No. 1: "Bold" prediction with snarky comment attached.

TALKING HEAD No. 2: "Bold" prediction with lame joke attached.

TALKING HEAD No. 1: Erupts in laughter.

TALKING HEAD No. 2: Laughs at own horrible joke.

Meanwhile, Kansas State is so pumped for the Pinstripe Bowl they've enlisted their Animation 103 Class to help them promote the game:

Speaking of the Wildcats, if you're wondering who you need to key in on as the game draws closer, KSU helped out in that department. Running back Daniel Thomas and defensive backs David Garrett and Ty Zimmerman were named as Kansas State’s 2010 offensive and defensive MVPs.

Thomas, a two-time first team All-Big 12 selection at running back and a third team All-America pick, was named the Wildcats’ offensive Most Valuable Player for the second straight year. This year, the Doak Walker Award semifinalist recorded the second-most rushing yards in a season at K-State with 1,495, which is also a new record for a senior back, and heads into the bowl season ranked ninth nationally in rushing.

On defense, Garrett, a junior, earned All-Big 12 distinction after leading the team with 86 tackles and ranking fifth in the Big 12 with 13.0 tackles for loss. Zimmerman, K-State’s first-ever true freshman to earn all-conference honors from the league’s coaches, ranks second in the Big 12 among freshmen with his 69 tackles and also received votes for Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors.