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We’re moving to

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2007

DC is Cuse Country

This is a photo of a sign blog contributor Josh made before a game against Georgetown in Washington. It became something of a running joke in our crew: Wherever we were, that was Cuse Country. When it came time to name this little project of ours, it seemed a natural fit. Holy crap, the Internet is Cuse Country!

Now, the time has come to move to nicer real estate. And with football season looming like an orange cloud of noxious gas, we’re moving to a new address that doesn’t have “hoops” in the URL.

So come visit us at Same great stuff, new great home.


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An open letter to NBA general managers: You seem to have forgotten about Terrence Roberts

Posted by Tom on July 2, 2007

Soaking in the recent megabuzz surrounding this year’s NBA draft, I was pleased to notice the names of Syracuse studs Demetris Nichols and Daryl Watkins tossed around by your ilk. They’re good players, and their likely signing to one of your rosters will serve you well. But in everything from the pre-draft buzz to the draft day reality, the absence of one man’s name from the chatter seemed inexplicable. Left out of the field was a chiseled 6-9 athlete carrying 230 pounds of pure muscle. A man with the heart of a lion, and the power, hunger, and coachability of a kodiak bear. That’s right, NBA general managers. Right about now you should be getting that sinking feeling like you just left your ATM card at a gas station 200 miles back. The time has come for you to explain to your fans how you let Terrence Roberts slip through the cracks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Belgian Playoff Fever! (Pro Update 5-30)

Posted by Josh on May 30, 2007

It’s that time of year in Belgium. The waffle crop is ripening on the vine, chocolate is falling from the sky nightly, and a young man’s thoughts turn to… Elvir Ovcina, #15 in your program:

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Posted in Carmelo Anthony, Demetris Nichols, Elvir Ovcina, Former Orangemen, Josh Pace, kodiak bears, Mookie Watkins, NBA | 4 Comments »

None of that

Posted by Tim on May 30, 2007

We here at Cuse Country are extraordinarily vain, so we really like to see who’s visiting and how they got here. Since the end of basketball season, hardly anyone has. That wasn’t unanticipated, but it still made us cry.

Still, a few loyal readers have continued to check us out. To them, we say thanks. And to the smaller still group of people who come here looking for kodiak bears, we say this: “What were you thinking?”

Thanks to the amazing powers bestowed upon us by WordPress, I can count 35 times in the last week that someone has landed on this site after looking up “kodiak bear” or some variation on an internet search engine. That’s weird, right? Well, not really. Back in Februay, Tom wrote a post in which he likened to the world’s largest land carnivore crammed into an orange No. 33 jersey.

Many days, “kodiak bear” is the search term that brings the most visitors to our site. But it’s not always the most random. Just in the past week, we’ve had some really great ones, including “kiwi power,” “guys with skinny arms” (probably an apt description of all of CC’s contributors, incidentally), and “villanova girl.”

All I can say is this: It must be really frustrating for the person who ended up here last week after searching for “Can freshmen bring cars to Keuka College?” (The answer would appear to be yes, in case you were wondering.)

When it comes to SU hoops-related queries, a lot of people seem to be hoping that we have some inside dirt on which Cuse player is considering a transfer. Searches for “Eric Devendorf to transfer,” “Devin Brennan-McBride will transfer,” and “Paul Harris to transfer” all brought visitors here in the past seven days. Doesn’t look like anyone’s asked about Josh Wright, the most obvious choice in the opinion of your Cuse Country pundits.

Oh, and if you’re looking for information on kodiak bears, click here.

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