Imagine The Fizz’s surprise when surfing syracuse.com yesterday afternoon, to find Fab Melo has narrowed his choices down to a Fab Four.
Why? Not because the ‘Cuse was on the verge of landing the best big man prospect since Derrick Coleman, but because a certain Fizzy website had this news a month ago [7.10.09].
Back on July 9th we sat down with Melo’s coach Adam Ross for an exclusive FizzCast.
Now, while this little Fizzy Orange Blog might not be ESPN.com, we know someone listened to the podcast; it was our most downloaded FizzCast ever, with almost 500 unique hits.
“He’s basically down to four schools now. Those being Louisville, Syracuse, UConn and Florida State. There are a bunch of other schools that he has not visited. They’re not totally out of the question. But right now we’re spending a lot of time focusing on those four schools that he visited.”
Plus, since we respect the work of the Post-Standard’s Mike Waters, we also alerted him that it was official, the Orange was one of the last team’s standing.
In fact, Mike has published this information as well. Worse of all, this was a report of a report.
So, either poor communication by syracuse.com within its own walls or old news was made breaking news because of a really slow news day (of course, what else was going on? Oh right, Big Papi and Manny).
The best part of the report is the idea its down to Syracuse, Louisville, UConn and Florida.
Ross told us (and was confirmed by Waters) that it’s Florida State instead.
We had to double-take as well when Ross mentioned that, since Gainesville has yanked two national championships in the last five years and Tallahassee is college hoops purgatory.
But I’ll go with the coach on this one. Ya know, the guy who actually has stepped off the plane with Fab on each of these campus visits.
Poor Gator Fan. They think Fab’s coming there because of a quickly smacked-together blog post. Twenty Hail Marys at the altar of St. Tebow.
In an effort to break news, syracuse.com was neither first nor correct. That’s not a good batting average.