Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Baller's Backups - Trevor Cooney

You've met Agent Waiters, Baye Moussa Fusillo, $coop Jardine and the Brazilian Belushi. They are at the core of a multi-talented SU team, not only of ballers, but working professionals.

Yet while those players have to multitask to hone skills, Trevor Cooney can spend a little time on shooting, but much more on spinning.

Sure, he's been called the next G-Mac, or Rautins 2.0, but Cooney wants to make a name for himself. And not just on the court in the Dome. But on the turntables in clubs across CNY this winter as well.

Trevor Cooney:
Profession: DJ
Title: DJ Redshirt
Catchphrase: "Georgetown ... tell me how my ass tastes"
Playlist: Slow Jams and Miley for Mookie, underground tracks that won't hit the big-time till next year.

To read all of the "Baller's Backups" on Lots of Pulp, click here.
To read The Post-Standard Q&A, where this series was inspired from, click here.
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A public service announcement to Syracuse sports fans

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Friday, November 11, 2011


Remember what happened last time SU played on a Friday? Doug does ...

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Baller's Backups - Fab Melo

Had enough of our series on backup plans for SU hoops players? Of course not. Let's move on.

Fab Melo has been called many things in his brief time at SU. Unfortunately, funny, isn't one of the most popular, which is a shame. Just check out some of these jokes after the jump. It's no wonder Fab said he would be a stand-up comedian if he wasn't playing basketball.

Profession: Stand-up comedian
Title: Brazilian Belushi
Catchphrase: "... and she said, 'Fab-U-Lous'"
Specialty: First jokes aren't that good, but he gets better over time.

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Baller's Backups - Scoop Jardine

You've already met the working world versions of Baye Keita and Dion Waiters. It's now time for the man who is primed to be successful, wherever his next career step takes him. Scoop Jardine.

Based on his proficiency on camera, you could imagine Scoop would follow the route of broadcaster or a TV personality. Inside Scoop, a platform on which Mr. Jardine discusses issues of the world, would open to staggering ratings, as a rival of the Daily Show and Real Time with Bill Maher.

Yet instead, Scoop wants a faster route to fame and fortune. Wall Street. Unfortunately, now is not the best time to break in, but we're guessing Scoop is just a big Michael Douglas fan.

So, yes, Scoop's alter-ego is part of the 1%, in striking contrast to his working man image on the hardwood.

Scoop Jardine - "On Wall Street"
Profession: Working on the NYSE floor
Title: Inside Scoop
Favorite Sayings: "I don't throw darts at a board. I bet on sure things. Coach Boeheim once told me, every battle is won before it is ever fought."
It's not always the most popular person who gets the job done."
"Lunch is for wimps, except when Chipotle or Cheesesteaks are on the menu."
Specialty: Quick sellers, high turnover, not afraid to pull the trigger on high-risk stocks.

Flummoxed on the floor.

Inside Scoop winces as Qdoba's stock overtakes Chipotle.

To read all of the "Baller's Backups" on Lots of Pulp, click here.
To read The Post-Standard Q&A, where this series was inspired from, click here.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Baller's Backups - Baye Keita

Next up, in our ongoing series about some thrilling backup plans for SU hoops players if their playing careers were not an option, is the always entertaining Baye "don't call me Moussa" Keita.

It's hard to say where exactly Baye began to dream of a career as a car salesman. Scholars maintain there was a huge influence on him at some point. The thought of huuge commissions for selling Kias in the Northeast gave Baye a huuuge appreciation for the U.S. economy. Baye even considered how huuuuge that payout could be if he brought it back to his native Senegal.

Profession: Car Salesman
Dealership: Keita's Kia
Saying: "Extra legroom is a must!"
Specialty: Nothing flashy, but gets you from Point A to Point B

To read all of the "Baller's Backups" on Lots of Pulp, click here.
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Baller's Backups - Dion Waiters

I have to imagine the most recent Post-Standard off-beat basketball story came from Donna Ditota. Not only does she break down the 2-3 zone, but she's the engineer of the Scoop and Wes (Now Kris) Show, and fills us in with everything from the players' warmup music to kicks.

With the questions and terrific answers up for all to see, we've decided to delve a step deeper as basketball season heats that the hard work has already been done.

Off the bat, we've decided to focus on Baller's Backups - plans the players disclosed if balling wasn't an option.

First up? Dion Waiters:

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Friday, November 4, 2011

A Special #BeatUConn

Thanks for the initial photoshop work, Daily News. A few years ago, they ran this spread along with an article about how Syracuse returned to several traditions, including the burning of the previous season's cleats.

But this is an upgraded, and much more accurate image of what actually happened that crisp night in Upstate NY.

We now know the Fire Monster also exorcises demons of the Syracuse past (the ghost is post 2001 pasqualoni, for reference), and he does it simply with his eyes.

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Sure, we don't have to call it the Coach P Bowl. It's just another game. One Syracuse really needs.

Which means, the fire monster spares no one.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Many Emotions of Paul Pasqualoni

Although he is now removed from the Syracuse community, Orange fans will never forget the stature of Paul Pasqualoni.

Much can be said about his coaching strategies and whether it was truly time for him to go.

But nothing can be argued about this fact:
Coach P has always been a distinguished man, one of many styles and looks.

With just a slight variance in tie, jacket or the smallest twinge in his face, Coach P bears his feelings for all to see:

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Dewey Defeats Truman!

The Post-Standard Twitterfeed experienced a bit of a technical glitch this morning. Many unsuspecting Syracuse fans opening up Twitter for the first time at 9 a.m. this morning were greeted with a bit of a scare ...

 Syracuse Basketball 

Le Moyne stuns Syracuse in exhibition basketball game 

Needless to say, some people did not take this well.

 Hoya Suxa 

I'm going to burn the Post-Standard to the ground. RT : Le Moyne stuns Syracuse in exhibition game 

But that got us thinking about some other prank Tweets @PSBasketball could have sent out to stir up the masses (note the time stamps).

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pictorial Recap - Exhibition #1

Thanks to the wonderful shots from's Dennis Nett, we can summarize last night's exhibition game, along with some Big East news, with pictures.

Less run on sentences for me + less reading for you = team win.

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How Chipotle turned Fab Melo into a (skinny) star

People have written some nasty things about Chipotle in recent years. It's been blamed for everything from Scoop Jardine's performance on the court to the recent Snow-poc-a-lypse in Connecticut (just wait ... you'll see).

But in defense of Chipotle, it can have some very positive effects on Syracuse basketball.

There was one universal reaction to the SU basketball team's exhibition last night. Seth Davis was right.

 Seth davis 
I've been standing here wondering where Fab Melo is. He's been here the whole time--I just didn't recognize him. Lost weight in his face.

So how did Fab lose all that weight? Chipotle, of course. Still don't believe me? Well, I think it went something like this ...

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