Syracuse Basketball and their biggest issue: Ball Handling

Syracuse Men’s Basketball is in a bit of a slump and after watching last night’s game at Marquette, it’s pretty obvious what causes most of their issues…Ball Handling.

Michael Carter Williams and Brandon Triche can impress with their ability to run the floor and get to the hoop.  The very next minute they get caught in the air and turn it over.  When you have a lead, you need to value each possession and at least get good looks at the basket.

If Syracuse wants to get by Louisville this Sunday, they’ll need to be a bit more consistent with their ball handling and their passing.

Reaction to All Star Weekend. Over hyped and over hated.

Do you ever get tired of every sports event being so debated?  Why can’t we simply just enjoy the event for what it is?  Why does everything always have to be “improved” or “removed”?

I may sound like an old man but I can’t stand that everyone has an opinion on every topic and that they either over hype or over hate it.  I don’t think the All Star weekend was great nor do I think it was bad.  It was somewhere in the middle and was actually as entertaining as I thought it would be.  If you go into everything expecting to be on the edge of your seat, you’re gonna be highly disappointed more times than not.

I’m not going to be the one to call for the Slam Dunk Competition to change, or force the stars to enter.   Would it be nice? Sure.  I do expect the NBA to try and come up with some new competitions or try and entice more stars to enter.  What would be really nice is to see a 2 on 2 or 3 on 3 competition on Friday or Saturday with the Rising Stars.  Who wouldn’t like watching a little make it take it and first to 11 wins?

Just my thoughts….

We’re not dead. Really. I’m telling the truth.

I know it’s been quite a few months (if not over a year) since our last post.  I guess it’s pretty typical to see a blog go dormant for quite a bit of time or even see the site shut down.  Our lives change, we grow or lose family members, change jobs, travel, get stuck on other side projects, etc.

We still drink.  We still Love Sports.  We still have opinions.

I’ve started working on a new simpler site with less overhead that should allow me to quickly voice my opinion.  I still tweet from @idrinksport so if you want to follow me, do so.  Feel Free to drop me a line.