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What Pandering Syracuse Sports Reference Will Donald Trump Make This Weekend?

Donald Trump will be in Syracuse this weekend, which means he's going to open his mouth. What will come out?

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Not that he cares much but Donald Trump really put his foot in it last week when, while visiting Pittsburgh, he wondered aloud when Joe Paterno might be able to take over again at Penn State. Of course, there's one small snag in that theory...


So, as Trump makes a stop in Syracuse this weekend, which begs the question, what kind of pandering thing is he going to try say to appease Syracuse Orange fans but backfire spectacularly because he actually has no idea what he's talking about?

He could go after The NCAA to get on our good side

"The NCAA...terrible organization. Just terrible. If I ran my casinos like the NCAA I'd be out of business."

He could butcher the names of Syracuse greats

"So many wonderful Syracuse people out there...Jimmy Brown, Floyd...uh...Floyd's great. And Ernesto, what's his name? The black guy. You know. He's fantastic. Let's get him out here."

He could try to cozy up to Boeheim

"Jim Boeheim, amazing coach. Good friend of mine. People who don't like him are losers. Real losers. Sad."

He could try to pretend he was paying attention to the Final Four run

"I'll tell you what, I had Syracuse in my bracket. I did. I picked them to go all the way. They were one of the best teams all year."

He could try to prove his knowledge of lacrosse

"Lacrosse, wonderful sport. It's wonderful. After I'm President I'm going to start a professional lacrosse league. How is there no professional lacrosse league? We'll make it great. They'll have the best sticks."

He could try to prove he dislikes Georgetown

"When Georgetown graduates its people, they’re not graduating their best. They’re graduating people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with them. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re terrible at basketball. And some, I assume, are good people."