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The return of the S.O.B. awards

The S.O.B. awards make their return following the 2019-20 Syracuse basketball season.

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Ladies and gentlemen, at this time if we could have your undivided attention we would like...

*loud chatter ensues*

Ahem. Excuse me.

*conversations continue unfettered*

Is this thing on?

*room quiets somewhat*

Yes, pardon me. Thank you. We have an announcement to make.

We here at TNIAAM would like to announce that the S.O.B. awards are officially back. For those unfamiliar, that actually stands for Syracuse Orange Blogger awards around these parts. But at this time we would like to make an amend, changing the S.O.B. designation to Syracuse Orange Basketball awards.

For the uninitiated, the S.O.B. awards were done in the past under the Sean Keeley administration, but were subsequently retired when the John Cassillo regime took office. Given the current environment, we figured now were as good of a time as any to bring the awards back, so here’s how it goes. In the coming days we’ll release specific candidates for the categories below. Once we release the candidates, the TNIAAM community (that’s you!) can vote on who you think should win the category for the 2019-20 basketball season.

As an example: The first category is for the “best player” award. Unless you’ve been quarantined since November, the obvious choice would be Elijah Hughes. We’ll have a poll and whoever/whichever candidate receives the most votes will be declared the winner.

For reference, you can click here to gain a better understanding on how these were done in the past.

This year’s categories are as follows:

  • Best player
  • Best walk-on
  • Most surprising player
  • Most improved player
  • Best moment
  • Best game
  • Best tweet
  • The most Syracuse thing
  • Jim Boeheim quote of the year
  • Biggest disloyal idiot

If you have other categories you’d like us to consider that are not mentioned above, feel free to nominate them in the comment section below. If you’d like to nominate a specific player, moment, etc., for consideration you are encouraged to do that in the comment section as well (i.e. - Buddy Boeheim’s banked in three at Virginia as “best moment”).

If you have any questions or if any of this is unclear be sure to reach out!