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Just four months after launching a weekly FizzCast, we’ve reached 2,000 downloads, which far surpassed our expectations

When The Fizz launched last summer, we figured it a healthy way to vent about Groobers, three-win football seasons and NIT exits.

One year later, we seemed to have stumbled on something a bit more significant (not that side-by-side comparisons of Coach P and Eagle [10.28.08] from the Muppets is insignificant).

We’ve added a tandem of young Fizzers to super-slueth the Orange recruiting beat daily and decided to dance a little with an Orange-only podcast.

Didn’t quite know the potential of the two, but figured it was something the Orange blogosphere had a void of.

Well, consider us humbled.

Just four months after launching the Fizz First files and a weekly FizzCastwe’ve reached 2,000 downloads, which far surpassed our expectations (in fact, we’ve had to invest in more bandwidth, which puts a cramp in our EA Sports NCAA 2010 budget).

Our most trafficked podcasts have been with Fab Melo’s head coach Adam Ross (who delivered the news SU was in the Fab Four) and incoming PG Brandon Triche (who delivered the news it was a far more competitive recruiting battle than many believed), as well as an exclusive with Marroneand coverage of the McDonald’s All-American Game in Miami.

2,000 Hits? Not quite as cool as the CD Hits 2000, which was a Y2K answer to “Now That’s What I Call Music.” But hey, maybe our next FizzCast will be wallpapered with Eiffel 65’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” and Vengaboys “Boom Boom Boom.”

Meantime, for our efforts here at The Fizz, we have been invited to partake in the 2009 Preseason Big East Awards to rep the ‘Cuse along with our friends at Nunes Magician and Orange 44.

Scouring the Big East blogs is always an entertaining practice.

Louisville’s “Hell in the Hall” and Rutgers’ “Beat Visitor” made us chuckle.

But nothing tops what those wack jobs in West Virginee are putting out; “The Smoking Musket” and “We Must Ignite This Couch.”

Which kinda makes us want to answer with an Orange-tinted “The Smoking Otto” and “We Must Plow This Snow.”

Fizz First News: Columbia- Rock Bridge (Mo) tight end Trey Millard has Syracuse in his final five.

The 6-foot-3, 225 pounder is looking at“Iowa, Oklahoma, Syracuse, Tennessee, and South Carolina. I don’t have a leader and that is in no type of order or anything.”

Millard will now visit Oklahoma next week and then will try to make a decision soon after.

“I’m trying to make this decision as soon as possible. It will most likely be before my season starts.”

Again, Marrone might not actually reel this one in (if they offer Trey a high-ranking position at a Norman auto-mall he may not leave next week) but being in a conversation with Oklahoma and Tennessee for a kid from the Midwest is already a win for SU.

The Fizz is owned, edited and operated by Damon Amendolara. D.A. is an ’01 Syracuse graduate from the Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

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