Saturday, February 04, 2017
The Orange pulled the upset of #9 Virginia at the Carrier Dome today, helping the Orange continue to improve their chances for post season play. That was all secondary to the bigger moment, as coach Jim Boeheim won his 1,000th game as an head coach.
It could never be overstated how important this milestone is for Boeheim, the city of Syracuse and its fans. I'm sure there are plenty of fans my age (50 yrs) that are going through the same strong emotions today. 1,000 wins is a lifetime of basketball watching. It's going through the birth and death of the Big East. It's going to five Final Fours, a NCAA National Championship. It's going through six overtime wins. Numerous heroic comebacks and nailbiters mixed in with easy afternoon wins.
It is also a mixture of heartbreaking losses and near misses over the years.
But it is a milestone, a marker of a time that we, Syracuse fans, have traveled together. A fantastic journey with many wonderful memories. And more to come!
Thank you Jim Boeheim for what you have provided to us over these 41 seasons.