Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Saint Joseph's at Syracuse (the leader of the Flynnstones)

It was the first true see-saw game of the 2007-2008 standard cable TV season. The game was going back and forth, back and forth, but The Flynnstones prevailed!

"Don't call me coach, call me a Letterman wanna-be" was perhaps a top ten rejected title for Phil Martelli's new book, but Martelli almost managed to steal a win at the Carrier Dome. While there's no Meer-Meer or West, the Hawks were an interesting team to watch. And this was with their big man Ahmad Nivins (sp?) being off. Iowa State transfer Tasheed Carr appears to be just what the doctor ordered for the Martellis.

Martelli's TV sidekick, more famous for his other gig, tried to explain why Syracuse was left out of the 2007 NCAA tournament. Or rather, he tried to explain it to Syracuse and Big East fans, because the rest of the world knew the answer. Syracuse hasn't played a true out of conference road game in ten years! Need I say more?

I jumped on the Flynn bandwagon when I was blog-scouting all-star games for the 2007-2008 season. And while he poured on 28 points in the first game, his performance against St Joe's was perhaps equally impressive for a freshman point guard. He continued to manage the team as a point guard even though his scoring was off. His game winning shot with just hairs of time left in the game officially makes him the leader of the Flynnstones.

So how is Syracuse going to do in the Big (y)East? That's a very good question! It's too early to tell, but they certainly have lots of talent, along with the toughness and relative experience of Devendork (not a typo :)

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