Well, this site has been quiet for a number of months, but it’s time to get Inside The Loud House, well, loud again. I made enough noise when I attended SU from 1986 to 1990 and now have jumped at the chance to write about my alma mater. I have been involved with journalism for the past 15 years operating out of Pittsburgh and now northeast Pennsylvania. I am only two hours from the Carrier Dome and work in the same town that Gerry McNamara calls home.
I have plenty of stories about my interaction with the University and the athletic teams. I even made the cover of the D.O. once, covered in mud, celebrating one of the many victories over our former rival Georgetown (Your mother is still a Hoya).
From the old days at Faegans and 44s to the reunions in NYC and soon Charlotte, Syracuse has given all of us a lot of pleasure and pain. I was sitting on the front lawn of Marion Hall watching Keith Smart make the shot that broke a thousand Orange hearts. I attended the 1988 Sugar Bowl when Pat “Tie” Dye didn’t have the guts to go for a win. I enjoyed many national championship trophies raised above the heads of players like Gary Gait, Tom Marecheck, Charlie Lockwood and the Powell Brothers. And of course, 2003. The greatest day in Syracuse athletics history. New Orleans. Melo and the Gang. I still get choked up thinking about it.
I guarantee there are many more good times ahead and that’s why I have joined ‘ITLH’. I hope you will like what we do here and more important, interact with the people who will be helping me out. I already have some great contributors lined up so we should have some engaging conversations and debates about Syracuse athletics.
If you have any comments, suggestions, criticism or just want to say hi, e-mail me.