It’s been a solid six months for Orange Nation.
You have to feel for Cornell just a tad. Sitting on a three-goal lead with just minutes to play, thirty-two years since its last title, up by a goal with :04 left.
That’ll leave a mark.
The Orange does what it always does; closes on Memorial Day.
In 2000, The Fizz called SU’s 7th national championship at College Park, Maryland.
At the time it seemed preposterous: seven titles in 17 years?
Yet, here is John Desko adding plaques like Slumdog Millionaire, FOUR more championships later.
Sure, we’d all trade one or two of these lax titles for a Meineke Car Care Bowl, but it still feels good to dogpile on Memorial Day.
As for Cornell, at least the Big Red has its bumper stickers, “Ithaca is Gorges.”