In the first game of the 1998 Syracuse Orange football season, the No. 17 Orangemen lost a thriller to the No. 10 Tennessee Volunteers, the same Volunteers squad who went on to win the National Title later that season. We can sit here all day talking about what could have been and that god damn pass interference call but I want to talk about what happened next.
The following weekend, Syracuse traveled to The Big House and soundly defeated the No. 13 Michigan Wolverines, 38-28. My friends and I watched the game from Darwin's (R.I.P. Darwin's) and lamented the fact that we had missed our chance to see it in person.
We should have gone. We had talked about possibly loading up into a car and making the seven-hour drive through Canada to Ann Arbor. We knew some other people who had done it and had an amazing experience. We just figured, after losing to Tennessee, and knowing Coach P's affinity for losing early-season games when expectations were high, it wasn't going to be worth our time.
So, I pose this question to you. What Syracuse football game that you could have or almost went to, but didn't, do you wish you had attended?
It could be a bowl game. It could be a game in the Dome that you had tickets to but decided not to go to. It could be a road game you considered taking a trip for but didn't. Leave your answers in the comments below.