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Fizz Flashback: Orange Eleven

Posted: D.A.

There’s a lax void this weekend with Syracuse having been eliminated two weeks ago. Memorial Day weekend just doesn’t feel right without us in Orange Nation talking longstick middies. We take you back to better days. One year ago, when SU came storming back in historic fashion to upend plucky Cornell for its 11th National Championship.

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SU-UConn, 6 OTs. 11th lax championship. Groobers fired.

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 on the WAER airwaves.

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 wry bumper stickers, “Ithaca is Gorges.” Good luck, with all that.

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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