Monday, September 24, 2007


Two days later, it still hasn't sunk in that the Syracuse Orange football team actually beat a ranked opponent on Saturday, 38-35 over Louisville. We've never been big into SU football, more the basketball team, for obvious reasons. The first reaction to seeing "SYR 38 LOU 35" on The Score's ticker on Saturday night was to assume we had a serious case of beer goggles.

Love Deadspin's line: "Did you know just 1% of Yahoo! College Pick'em users chose Syracuse to win today's game? I tell you, that Leo Rautins is one loyal son of a bitch."

Sadly, a great thundering nit took this as an invite to take a cheap shot at an injured 21-year-old college basketball player, writing: "Andy Rautins would rush the field if he could walk."

Hey, a lot of us trade in snark and vituperation, but making sport of Andy Rautins and the long recovery from the torn ACL he suffered representing Canada at the FIBA Americas? That's out of bounds. He's not a future NBA lottery pick, he's a sixth man on a middle-of-the-pack team in the Big East. Is it that hard to have a heart these days?

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