Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Seton Hall reaction from The Rock

Dont pay attention to the man behind the man behind the curtain. As you can see Seton Hall has a curtain going around the upper deck. The seats are hidden but we find some in the corner peaking out.

Here is some post game commentary from KingOtto, Cuseman, DeanSax, StopCoolio, and of course NYCFan (who was rocking his War Otto pin).

Length about 5 mins

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Cuse Cast XXXII

KingOtto lets Cuseman host as a XMas gift. Is Andy better because of his Tats? Did Cuseman have a sympathy premonition for his fellow Canadian? The boys talk about the team heading into Big East play and address any concerns. Cuseman claims that the DePaul blowout was in 2007, but once again KingOtto is right as always (it was 2006). KingOtto shows poor form by not shutting his cell phone off. Both predict that SU will lose to the Hall (boo) and an ensuing board meltdown. Merry Christmas and dont worry KingOtto will host again next week and it will be a better show.

Length about 20:45

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cuse Cast XXXI

In what Cuseman says is great radio and the best Cuse Cast ever:

-KingOtto and Cuseman recap the Florida win. Cuseman sets the record straight, Ricky had 21 points.

-Quickly brush upon the game vs the Allen Griffin All Stars

-Tell Mookie to be cool and stay in school. Also avoid fellow Poughkeepsien, Snooki.

-Cuseman is scared of the Bonnies. KingOtto says they are no Rutgers, but they still are no good.

-KingOtto wonders if Cuseman would make it past the doorman at Club 44.

-Discuss the B11 Situation. KingOtto claims that RU would bring down the B11 perception like VT has to the ACC. And RU would add the NYC market like BC did for the ACC. Learn from the ACC mistakes, Big Ten. Whatever you do please do not take Pitt.

-Finally Cuseman says auf wiedersehen and begs Doug Marrone for some new coach news

Length about 26:45

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cuse Cast XXX

KingOtto and Cuseman talk about FB recruiting. Cuseman is a position profiler. They then discuss the FB assistant coaching situation, Lombardi (not Vince, Cuseman) and Drayton. Next up the BBall game vs Florida. They rap about pregaming at a Holiday party and the NYC game watching event. Thats followed by a debate if it is better to watch the game or the Jersey Shore (best show ever). KingOtto then does an impersonation of Donna Ditota (or Mike Waters). Will SU lose? NOT THIS WEEK, giving a combined prediction of 85-71. As Cuseman says bet your paycheck on it, but don't really because we dont condone gambling.

Length about 25:15

Monday, November 30, 2009

Cuse Cast XXIX

KingOtto and Cuseman recap the UConn game and talk about the coaching departures.

Length about 21:45

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tale of the Tape: Syracuse at UConn

Welcome to the final ToT. Not only of the season but EVER. The ToT will be retiring and hopes to go out on a high note. Lets get a reaction from TGD:

"I think it probably should be retired. I think it's very difficult to try to fulfill the shoes of the ToT. I can't think of a better time than right now. In my heart it is overdue a little bit. Remember the past, respect the future. Everyone was looking for the next ToT, the next Ernie Davis, the next Jim Brown, the next Michael Jordan, the next Babe Ruth. With all due respect, I think this is the right time."

I know how sad you all are so lets take our minds off of it by looking at the upcoming match up between the Orange of Syracuse and the Huskies of Connecticut. The teams will do battle for a Highway 44 Tattoo. The highway starts in Kerhonkson, NY and travels through CT and RI, before ending in Plymouth, MA.

1. Born on Date
UConn: 1881 vs SU: 1870
Ottos Edge: SU... UConn was founded as Storrs Agricultural School

2. GPS (location)
UConn: the middle of nowhere vs SU: a city
Ottos Edge: SU... unless you are an Aggie (as the UConn teams once were) or like Ram-napping (as they used to do to Rhode Islands mascot)

3. Edumacation
UConn: 66th (US News) vs SU: 58th
Ottos Edge: SU… cant believe UConn is that high

Their ranking must be carried by...

4. Top program for
UConn: Puppetry vs SU: Communications
This is a hard one to call so I will defer to Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog…

Thank you. Thank you. I am so pleased to be here. God what has come of my career. I keed, I keed. I love King Ottos work. He is so great that I would like to sniff his butt. Anyway the Ottos Edge here goes to UConn. They truly are a great school... for me to poop on!

5. School paper
UConn: Daily Campus vs SU: Daily Orange
Ottos Edge: SU… ours is top notch

6. Mascot
UConn: Jonathan vs SU: Otto
Ottos Edge: SU... War Otto.

Speaking of war, Jonathan was named after Jonathan Trumbull, who was the only Colonial Gov to side with the Americans during the Revolution.

While we are on history…

7. FB history
UConn: none vs SU: tons
Ottos Edge: UConn... who cares look at their nice facilities

8. First year of FB
UConn 1896 vs SU 1889
Ottos Edge: SU... 1896 if you want to call that football. More like 2000, when they joined D1A.

9. All Time Ws
UConn: 469 vs SU: 678
Ottos Edge: SU… and their Ws are against a weak schedule

10. Biggest Bowl W
UConn: ’04 Motor City Bowl vs SU: '59 Cotton Bowl
Ottos Edge: UConn... the Motor City Bowl is basically the SuperBowl, plus they beat Toledo !

11. BE Titles
UConn: 1 vs SU: 4
Ottos Edge: SU... boy this conf sucks if UConn can share a title

12. Head to Head
UConn: 3 wins vs SU: 2 wins
Ottos Edge: UConn... thanks GRob

13. Rivalry with BC
UConn: is BCs bitch vs SU: BC is our bitch
Ottos Edge: UConn… they threatened a law suit if I didnt pick them

14. All Time QB
UConn: Dan Orlovsky vs SU: McNabb
Ottos Edge: SU… slight edge

15. All Time RB
UConn: Walt Trojanowski vs SU: Jim Brown
Ottos Edge: SU… easy win

Sticking with FB players…

16. Dwight Freeney grew up
UConn: in state vs SU: as player
Ottos Edge: SU... he would be in the Arena League if he went to UConn

Speaking of arenas…

17. No one, and I mean no one, comes into our house and pushes us around (Home Field)
UConn: Rent (40k) vs SU: Dome
Ottos Edge: SU… fitting that they have a MAC sized stadium

Both stadium names come from…

18. United Technologies
UConn: Pratt & Whitney donated Rentschler airfield to Conn vs SU: Carrier put up money for the Dome
Ottos Edge: UConn... theirs was a gift to the state while ours ended up being one of the worst deals of all time

Speaking of gifts...

19. CTO
UConn: lives there vs SU: went to school there
Ottos Edge: SU... we have the buildings to prove it

20. Stadium located
UConn: not even close to campus vs SU: on campus
Ottos Edge: SU... nuttin like having to take a long bus trip to a home game for UConn

While we are on trips…

21. Fans travel
UConn: only to home games vs SU: up and down the eastern seaboard
Ottos Edge: UConn... you try traveling to a pasture to watch a game

Speaking of pasture, we put GRob out to pasture and now have…

22. Coach
UConn: HCRE vs SU: Marrone
Ottos Edge: SU… both are SU guys. UConn also has Ferentz as an alum

Sticking with coaches…

23. NFL Coach
UConn: Steve Spagnuolo vs SU: Coughlin
Ottos Edge: SU... we miss you Steve

24. BBall coach
UConn: JC vs SU: JB
Ottos Edge: SU... B comes before C, who is a miserable prick

25. BBall HC at another school
UConn: Tom Penders (alum) vs SU: Pitino (asst)
Ottos Edge: SU... a little more successful

Speaking of success...

26. Owe BBall and FB success to
UConn: Syracuse teams paving the way vs SU: no one we are self made
Ottos Edge: UConn... why do the hard work?

27. Fans also love
UConn: Womens BBall vs SU: Lax
Ottos Edge: SU... and they like their soccer too. That tells a lot.

Staying with Womens Hoops…

28. Former womens BBaller married
UConn: ex SI writer (Lobo to Steve Rushin) vs SU: NFL star QB (Raquel Nurse to McNabb)
Ottos Edge: SU... I cant believe Lobo met a man. Thinking of her makes me want to McPuke

You can also puke from drinking too much…

29. Beer sales
UConn: cannot be done after 8pm vs SU: anytime you want
Ottos Edge: SU... nuttin like a late night run to the Nice N Easy (while drunk and underage) and having no problem getting beer. Aaaah college.

Speaking of drinking…

30. JFK link
UConn: Ed Kennedy Jr alum vs SU: JFK spoke at commencement
Ottos Edge: SU... BTW how is Ted and Ed the same?

Sticking with politics…

31. Cant believe they elected
UConn: Joe Liberman vs SU: Hillary Clinton
Ottos Edge: Push... there are no winners here

32. People in state wear sweaters
UConn: around neck vs SU: like you should
Ottos Edge: SU... how annoying is that?

Speaking of annoying…

33. The Devils spawn
UConn: Chris Berman was born in state vs SU: Tom Cruise was born in area
Ottos Edge: SU... atleast we got rid of our demon child. Berman still lives there.

Berman thinks he can play in a…

34. Band
UConn: The Monkees (Peter Tork went to HS in Storrs ) vs SU The Velvet Underground (Lou Reed alum)
Ottos Edge: UConn... not a trace of doubt in my mind

But Berman is really just a…

35. Round short dude
UConn: Khalid El Amin vs SU: Otto
Ottos Edge: SU... Otto is cute and cuddly. El Amin is just a fat boy.

Speaking of fat boys…

36. Producer
UConn: Julius Nasso (Steven Seagal movies) vs SU: Dick Clark (everything on TV)
Ottos Edge: UConn... I couldnt imagine a world without those great Steven Seagal movies. Too bad he ate himself out of a career.

Staying with movies...

37. Dennis Quaid
UConn: was married to Meg Ryan vs SU: played Ben in the Express
Ottos Edge: Push... if I had to spend the rest of my life watching the Express or being married to her, I'd take the Express

Sticking with the entertainment industry...

38. Weird Musician
UConn: Moby (dropped out) vs SU: Grace Jones
Ottos Edge: SU... she could kick his ass

39. Actor whose face you know but dont know their name
UConn: Tony Todd (24 General Juma) vs SU: Vera Farmiga (The Departed chick)
Ottos Edge: SU... I wasnt a big fan of the way The Departed ended. I like it when the Detective gets the bad guy just like...

40. 1970s TV guy
UConn: Ron Palillo (Horshack from Welcome back, Kotter) vs SU: Peter Falk (Columbo)
Ottos Edge: SU... just one more thing...

Let's put the women and children to bed and go lookin' for dinner

41. Pizza
UConn: New Haven style (no mozzarella) vs SU: NY style
Ottos Edge: SU... more cheese please

42. Eatery
UConn: Subway started in Conn vs SU: Dino
Ottos Edge: SU... maybe Jared likes $5 foot longs but I like manly food

Sticking with manly things...

43. Wrassling
UConn: WWE HQ vs SU: Mike Rotunda
Ottos Edge: UConn... that is where the magic happens

And finally the category of the week...

44. Competitive Eating: Who can eat the most Goldfish (Pepperidge Farm started in Conn)
UConn: Chris Berman vs SU: Doug Marrone
Ottos Edge: SU... no one circles the wagons like Doug Marrone

And the Tattoo goes to...

The Syracuse Orange as they win one for the ToT. That alone is motivation enough to spank the Huskies.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cuse Cast XXVIII

Cuseman is scolded once again for not attending the RU game, and refuses to apologize to Doug Marrone. KingOtto, Cuseman, and the ViceBlogger recap the Cornell game.

Length about 14:45

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cuse Cast XXVII

Cuseman was scolded for not going to the RU game. KingOtto offers free tix to the Colgate game for the best suggestion as to Cuseman's punishment. They then discuss the RU game and its impact. A quick prediction is given for UConn. That is followed up with a recap of the MSG whooping handed out by the BBall team. The show concludes with a happy ending and Thanksgiving wishes.

Length about 21 mins

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cuse Cast XXVI

We hear the final seconds of the game and then get a post game reaction as NYCFan rocks the night away.

Length about 4 mins

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tale of the Tape: Syracuse Orange vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Welcome to the ToT. This week Syrcause does battle against the Knighties from Jersey. The teams will battle for an Empire State Building Tattoo. Lets get it started.

Born on Date
RU: 1766 vs SU: 1870
Ottos Edge: RU… ... founded as Queens College , it is the 8th oldest school in US and one of the 9 colonial colleges, 7 of which went Ivy (missed the boat there). It was a private male only institution affiliated with the Dutch Reformed Church. In its early years, due to a lack of funds, Queen's College was closed for two extended periods. Early trustees considered merging the college with the College of New Jersey , which later became Princeton (the measure failed by one vote). When it reopened in 1825 it was renamed Rutgers College in honor of Revolutionary War hero Henry Rutgers who bailed the school out with his donations. It became a land grant college of NJ in 1864 and designated the State U of NJ in 1945. In 1970 (yes 1970) the Board of Governors voted to admit women (how can the state U not take women?). So long story short, RU has a long history of making mistakes, ie sucking.

GPS (Location)
RU: New Brunswick , NJ vs SU: Syracuse , NY
Ottos Edge: SU… the Dome holds almost as many people as NB has

RU: 66th (US News) vs SU: 58th
Ottos Edge: SU… if RU kicked all the Jersey people out they would be Top 10.

A subject often taught…

African American History
RU: Paul Robeson who was beaten and had his fingernails pulled out by his teammates but turned into an All American vs SU: Wilmeth Sidat-Singh one of the first black college QBs, Ernie Davis the first black Heisman winner
Ottos Edge: Push… no one wins with racism. Ole Man River Robeson was the third black accepted to RU and the only one on campus at the time. He was a multi lingual actor, bass singer, writer, civil rights activist, and commie sympathizer (boo).

Sticking with color…

School Colors
RU: Scarlet vs SU: Orange
Ottos Edge: SU… originally students sought to make orange RU’s color due to its Dutch heritage (again ball being dropped). Scarlet was adopted when the players wore scarlet colored turbans and handkerchiefs to distinguish them during the first FB game.

Speaking of that first game…

Birthplace of
RU: College Football vs SU: Bitching
Ottos Edge: SU... at least we are good at what we started

RU played the first college game in
First year of FB
RU: 1869 vs SU: 1889
Ottos Edge: RU… the game was against long time rival Princeton in 1869. Since then they have battled in the Cannon War, which was stolen until Princeton buried it half way into the ground, but is now painted scarlet by RU students. They also did battle in the first intercollegiate Ultimate Frisbee game in November of 1972 on the anniversary of the first FB game. Overall RU is 17-53-1 against Princeton in FB, but haven’t played since 1980.

All Time wins
RU: 607 vs SU: 677
Ottos Edge: SU... and most of the RU W’s are against nobodies

Head to head
RU 10 wins vs SU 28 wins
Ottos Edge: SU... surprised it is that close

National Champs
RU: Zero vs SU: One (1959)
Ottos Edge: SU… wasnt RU supposed to win this year?

Big East Champs
RU: Zero vs SU Four
Ottos Edge: SU… wait they havent even won a BE Champ and they are talking National?

Lambert Trophies
RU: None vs SU: 6
Ottos Edge: SU… you sure they have had a FB team since 1869?

Bowl Record
RU: 3-2 vs SU: 12-9-1
Ottos Edge: SU… and their biggest Bowl game is the Insight?

Glory Days
RU: 2006 vs SU: anything prior to 2005
Ottos Edge: SU... we will be back, for now we just have to hold on to what we got. We will make it I swear. Our glory days will not pass us by, in the wink of a Rutgirls eye.

RU: greatest W of all time vs SU: greatest Ws of GRob era
Ottos Edge: SU… that is pretty sad

FB greats
RU: Marco Battaglia, LJ Smith, Deron Cherry, Mike McMahon, Ray Rice, Brian Leonard vs SU: John Mackey, Chris Gedney, Donovin Darius, Marvin Graves, Walter Reyes, Rob Konrad, and many many more
Ottos Edge: SU... no contest there

NY Giant
RU: Sean OHara vs SU: Tom Coughlin
Ottos Edge: SU… he has the bigger FB reach

Bobby Boucher (best current defender)
RU: Devin McCourty vs SU: Derrell Smith
Ottos Edge: RU… although we owe his cheap shot ass

Sticking with defenders…

RU: Jonathan Freeny vs SU: Dwight Freeney
Ottos Edge: SU… I dont believe Jonathan that he is cousins when they dont spell the names the same.

Other Athletes
RU: Eddie Jordan (76ers HC), Eric Young, Tom Emanski (back to back to back AAU champs), Joe Borowski, Jim Valvano, Alexi Lalas vs SU: Melo, Rony Seikaly, Derrick Coleman, Dave Bing, Powells

Ottos Edge: RU... hey if Fred McGriff has your back then you must be the man
Greatest Athlete
RU Ruthie (Real World) vs SU Jim Brown
Ottos Edge: RU... and she can drink you under the table too

Speaking of drinking…

Controversial club owner
RU: Robert Kriendler 21 Club (prohibition speakeasy) vs SU Steve Rubell Studio 54 (sex and drugs)
Ottos Edge: SU... that musta been some party

Speaking of partiers…

Bring us a pitcher of beer every 7 mins until somebody passes out. And then bring one every 10 mins.
NYC Fan (who just finished his 12785th NYC Marathon)
RU: parties summers at the Jersey Shore vs SU: partied in college at SU
Ottos Edge: RU… unlike SU FB, down the shore everythings alright

Bank of NY
RU: Thomas Renyi ex CEO vs SU: at least 1 peep at 101 Barclay and several at 1633 Broadway
Ottos Edge: RU… he is the guy in charge. Shout out to my ex peeps at 1633. BTW I don’t know how I don’t run into more RU grads being that I live in Jersey City and work in Manhattan . I can only name One RU grad I have worked with since I graduated college. Strange.

While he are on head honchos…

NFL team owner
RU: Sonny Werblin (Jets founder) vs SU: Al Davis
Ottos Edge: SU… his franchise is a winner unlike the Jets

Davis was also a…

Sports commish
RU David Stern vs SU Al Davis (AFL)
Ottos Edge: SU... Davis brought the AFL to new heights, while Stern has ruined the NBA. Even he couldnt F it up with Magic, Larry, and Jordan but since then he has ruined the game.

NBA games are shown on…

RU: William Rasmussen founder vs SU: Mike Tirico
Ottos Edge: RU… EPSN started off with good intentions and has turned into the devil.

Speaking of devils…

RU: Jersey Devil vs SU: Champy
Ottos Edge: SU... Champy is a peaceful creature

Sticking with myths…

RU: William of Orange vs SU: Saltine Warrior
Ottos Edge: SU… Orange wins. SU’s is based on the myth that an Indian Chief’s remains were found on campus. For RU’s Whistling Willie, legend says that the statue whistles whenever a virgin walks by. Unfortunately it hasn’t whistled in quite so time. Gotta love those Jersey girls.

While we are on virgins…

Porn star
RU: Asia Carrera vs SU: Lexington Steel
Ottos Edge: RU… she is also a MENSA member

A big fan of the ladies…

Crazy Internet fan
RU: Rutgers Al vs SU: Cali
Ottos Edge: SU... if you dont agree he will elbow you where it hurts

Internet boards are the new form of talk radio…

SNY Loudmouths
RU: Chris Carlin (also does RU FB on radio) vs SU Adam Schein (aka Primetime)
Ottos Edge: SU... the Continent is a typical know nothing sports guy. Who hires these guys?

Staying with SNY…

SNY Halftime Guy
RU: None vs SU: Don McPherson
Ottos Edge: SU… you would think NYCs team would have an analyst

Carlin also does the Giants pregame…

NFL teams that play in state
RU: Giants/Jets vs SU: Bills
Ottos Edge: RU... why are they in Jersey ? They belong in NY.

Also at the Meadowlands…

State fair held at
RU: Meadowlands vs SU: Fairgrounds
Ottos Edge: SU... yeah lets go to a parking lot in the swamp, good job Jersey

More on the State…

State known as:
RU: Arm Pit State vs SU: Empire State
Ottos Edge: SU... that must be why it smells in Jersey

RU: a gay Gov vs SU: Hillary Clinton
Ottos Edge: RU... Hillary cant even win that. BTW the last 3 NJ Govs have broken their leg while in office. Whitman while skiing, McGreevey during a nighttime “walk” on the beach, and Corzine in a car accident.

Sticking with Senators…

Former Senator and Alum
RU: Robert Torricelli vs SU Al D’Amato
Ottos Edge: SU… Torricelli didnt seek a second term due to bribery charges

Speaking of embarrassment…

Embarrassing actor from area
RU: Joe Piscopo NJ native vs SU: Bobcat Goldthwait Syracuse native
Ottos Edge: SU... at least he did Police Academy , Piscopo gave us nuttin

Piscopo used to do impressions of Sinatra, who was from…

Bar Capital
RU: Hoboken vs SU: Oswego
Ottos Edge: RU... it is like a college town without the college (yes I know Stevens is there but that doesnt count)

Sticking with Frankie…

Summer wind
RU: the Shore vs SU: Sylvan Beach
Ottos Edge: RU... down the shore everythings alright. Jenks and Bar A will never get old. And you cant beat drunken bingo at the Trop.

If bingo isn’t your game you can go to the…

RU: Atlantic City vs SU: Turning Stone
Ottos Edge: RU... AC trumps Turning Stone

Speaking of Trump…

Reality TV star
RU: Randal (Apprentice) vs SU: Eliza Orlins (Survivor)
Ottos Edge: SU... I have no clue who Eliza is as I havent watched Survivor in 10 years, but the fact that we dont use her in SU commercials gives us the edge. How pathetic of RU.

Staying with reality TV...

I Love New York
RU: 12 Pack from NJ (obviously) vs SU: Miss New York from Syracuse
Ottos Edge: SU... NY is awesome and I dont get the love affair between 12 Pack and Heat

Back to the subject of gambling…

Horse Race
RU: Haskell vs SU: Travers
Ottos Edge: SU... this one is easy if you have been to Saratoga and Monmouth Park

From horse racing to…

Car racing
RU: Raceway Park vs SU: Watkins Glenn
Ottos Edge: RU... ooohohohoho Raceway Park

While we are in the area…

Locals buy cheap things at
RU: Englishtown Auction vs SU: Walmart
Ottos Edge: Push... both are trashy

And not too far away in Jackson …

Six Flags
RU: Great Adventure vs SU: Darien Lake
Ottos Edge: RU... Kingda Ka is the tallest and fastest coaster. Plus gotta give love to Freefall and Rolling Thunder.

Water Park
RU: Action Park (now Mountain Creek) vs SU: Enchanted Forrest Water Safari
Ottos Edge: RU... Action Park was awesome: bungee jumping, a giant water slide that went straight down and you almost fell out of, a water slide with a loop (yes a loop!!!), Tarzan swing off of rocks and into the water, alpine slide which tore up plenty of knees and elbows. I wonder why it shut down and they got rid of those?

Maybe it got bad mouthed (like the Dome turf) by…

Snake oil salesman
RU: Schiano vs SU: TGD
Ottos Edge: SU... both seem shady at times but at least TGD seems to have good intentions

Speaking of the Dome…

No one, and I mean no one, comes into our house and pushes us around (Home Field)
RU: Rutgers Stadium 52.5k vs SU Dome 49.5k
Ottos Edge: SU… and it beats the RAC too

The Dome is a…

RU: Bernard Marcus founder of Home Depot vs SU: Bruce Fowle founder of FXFowle Architects
Ottos Edge: SU… he is also on the SU Advisory Board

There is a Home Depot in Freehold right off of…

RU: 9 vs SU: 5 (Erie Boulevard)
Ottos Edge: RU... although it sometimes gets jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive

To make a left turn
RU: take jug handle vs SU: wait for light
Ottos Edge: RU... it is more efficient

Toll roads
RU Turnpike/Parkway vs SU Thruway
Ottos Edge: RU... you from Jersey ? What exit?

Gas stations
RU: full service vs SU: pump your own
Ottos Edge: RU... they dont pump gas they pump fists

Convenience store
RU: Wawa vs SU: Nice N Easy
Ottos Edge: RU... Nice N Easy does have beer, but Wawa has subs at any time of the night. Which Jay and Silent Bob would approve of.

Jay and Silent Bob would also be interested in…

RU: one every 10 miles vs SU: cant get DestiNY built
Ottos Edge: RU... the more malls the more places for the women to go during game day

Kids also love malls as well as…

Snow days
RU: with 1 inch vs SU: with 1 foot
Ottos Edge: RU... snow days rule

Speaking of snow…

Area known for
RU: diners, pizza, bagels, meat heads, girls with big hair vs SU: snow, salt, mullets
Ottos Edge: RU... 24 hour diners and good giant pizza slices are too good to give up

While we are the subject of food…

Let's put the women and children to bed and go lookin' for dinner (late nite snack)
RU: Grease Trucks vs SU: Wimpy Wagon
Ottos Edge: SU… you can get almost anything on a Fat Sandwhich, but can you get "blow" pops? Maybe it is just me but does a Fat Darrell (chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, fries, and marinara sauce) really sound that tempting?

Speaking of fat…

Actor with disorder
RU: Calista Flockhart alum (eating) vs SU: Tom Cruise born in area (mental)
Ottos Edge: RU... Cruise is a danger to society

Maybe she should go eat at…

Famous establishment
RU: Stone Pony vs SU: Dino BBQ
Ottos Edge: RU... Bruce and Bon Jovi beat out ribs and salt potatoes

The Dino once had a viral outbreak which caused people to take antibiotics…

RU: Abraham Waksman whose work led to the discovery of over 20 antibiotics vs SU: Nina Fedoroff, National Science Board member
Ottos Edge: RU… unless you are Calista who likes to vomit

Other Famous Alumni
RU: Bill Bellamy, John Carpenter (1st Who Wants to be a Millionaire champ), Mr Magoo, Kristin Davis, James Gandolfini, Jim Florio, Louis Freeh (FBI), Marc Ecko (Ecko clothes) vs SU: Dick Clark, Taye Diggs, Veronica Corningstone, Aaron Sorkin, Jerry Stiller, Vanessa Williams, Joe Biden, Betsey Johnson (cart wheeling designer)
Ottos Edge: SU… Tony gets wacked

RU: Becky Quick vs SU: Contessa Brewer
Ottos Edge: Push… RU and Brewer both had feuds with Imus. BTW does anyone else notice that Becky and Buffet spend an awful lot of time together?

Sticking with media…

School paper
RU: Daily Targum vs SU: Daily Orange
Ottos Edge: RU… they had the first college paper (The Political Intelligencer and New Jersey Adviser 1783-1785). The name Targum stems from the teachings of Aramaic paraphrases (Targums) by RU to its students.

While we are on unique names…

Team name
RU: went from Queensmen to Chanticleer (a fighting rooster) to Scarlet Knights vs SU: Orangemen to Orange
Ottos Edge: SU…Chanticleer as a mascot was often the subject of ridicule because of its association with being chicken. I guess things don’t change since RU has a chanticleer shit schedule.

Even so RU still has shown little fight, speaking of which…

Fight Song
RU: The Bells Must Ring vs SU: Down, Down the Field
Ottos Edge: SU… RU is used to having its bell rung

Sticking with fighting...

Fight for NYC (more likely to see in NYC, on the Subway/PATH, at a Yankees game, or at a Bruce Concert)
RU: RU gear vs SU: SU gear
Ottos Edge: SU... outside of a 10 mile radius around New Brunswick, RU fans are hard to find

Someone who has both schools gear...

Paula and Clam fan
RU: goes to school there vs SU: wishes went to school there
Ottos Edge: Push... there are no winners when kids have to go to RU. Although he did get a Fat Sandwich named after him. Unfortunately he didnt name it the Fat 44 like I suggested, after Obama but secretly for SU.

Which bring us to the category of the week…

Competitive Eater
RU: Mario Batali (Iron Chef) vs SU: Doug Marrone
Ottos Edge: SU... who cares if you can cook, Doug can eat

And the winner of the Tattoo is...

The Syracuse Orange defeat the orange skinned clan and returning balance to the force.

Cuse Cast XXV

In the 25th edition of the Cuse Cast KingOtto and Cuseman recap the Louisville debacle, Cuseman rocks some beats, they preview the game against RU, discuss Tobias Funke's recruitment, debate Blarney vs Stout, and finally preview the BBall games at MSG.

Length about 25 mins

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cuse Cast XXIV

A quick review of the week in Orangeland.

Length about 7 mins

Tale of the Tape: Syracuse at Louisville

Welcome to this weeks ToT as Syracuse travels to Kentucky to take on the Cardinals of Louisville. The teams will be battle for an orange bat Tattoo.

Born on Date
Louisville: 1798 vs SU: 1870
Ottos Edge: Louisville… nearly 100 better

School known for
Louisville: Medical field vs SU Journalism
Ottos Edge: Louisville... who discovered a vaccine that is 100 percent effective against cervical cancer, were first to implant a self contained artificial heart, had the first successful hand transplant, and were also credited with developing the Pap smear test, the first civilian ambulance, the nation's first ER, and the first blood bank in Louisville.

Also known as
Louisville: Pizza U vs SU: Cuse
Ottos Edge: SU... Cuse can order pizza while in the house

GPS (Location)
Louisville: Louisville vs SU: Syracuse
Ottos Edge: SU… NY beats out Kentucky

Louisville: Louie, Louis, Loua vs SU: Sira, Sara, Ques
Ottos Edge: Push… lets get it right people

City named after
Louisville: King Louis XVI of France vs SU Siracusa, Sicily
Ottos Edge: SU... off with their heads

Some other notes about Louisville:

-the city owns a steamboat (Belle of Louisville)
-the city was 70% under water from the floods of ‘37
-the largest building will be Museum Plaza Tower a 62 story building set to be completed in 2011

Sticking with Kings…

State is
Louisville: a Commonwealth vs SU: an Empire
Ottos Edge: SU… one day the SU empire will strike back

But NY is not part of an Evil Empire…

Tom Cruise
Louisville: grew up in the city (Louisvillian as they call themselves) vs SU: born in the city
Ottos Edge: Push... having him born in your city is nothing to be proud of, but Louisvillian sounds like villain, maybe that is what made Tom evil?

Now to cruising, as in cars on the…

Road way
Louisville: Spaghetti junction (where I-64, I-65, and I-71 meet) vs SU: Erie boulevard
Ottos Edge: SU… nothing is good about traffic nightmares

Speaking of food…

Let's put the women and children to bed and go lookin' for dinner (Cuisine)
Louisville: Exotic vs SU: Normal
Ottos Edge: SU… I love food but wont even touch half this stuff. I will stick with the salt potatoes and Dino ribs.

Look at this stuff:

Hot Brown- open faced sandwich of turkey and bacon covered in mornay sauce and baked till crisp
Burgoo- stew of veggies and lamb
Frog legs
Fried brain sandwich- calves brain on bread
Derby pie- chocolate and walnut tart in pie shell with pastry dough crust
Benedictine- condiment made from cucumbers and cream cheese
Bourbon ball- crushed cookies, corn syrup, pecans mixed with bourbon and coated with powdered sugar
Beer cheese dip

And to wash it down…

Louisville: Bourbon vs SU: Beer
Ottos Edge: Louisville… that will put some hair on your chest

Bourbon is in Mint Juleps that are drunk at…

Most exciting 2 mins in sports
Louisville: Kentucky Derby vs SU: time before FB team trails and the game is over
Ottos Edge: Louisville… whose band plays my old Kentucky home at the Derby

Staying with Horse Racing…

Oldest race
Louisville: Derby 1875 vs SU: Travers 1864
Ottos Edge: SU… the Travers is the oldest of them all

Another name for a horse is a Bronco…

Denver Bronco Great
Louisville: Tom Jackson vs SU: Floyd Little
Ottos Edge: SU… TJ gets points taken away for not sacking Berman yet

While we are on sacks…

Sack Master
Louisville: Dumervil vs SU: Freeney
Ottos Edge: SU… although Dumervil is making a name for himself

Freeney plays for the…

Colts Great
Louisville: Johnny Unitas vs SU: Marvin Harrison
Ottos Edge: Louisville... the best field general of all time

Sticking with WRs…

Miami Dolphin Great
Louisville: Mark Clayton vs SU: Larry Csonka
Ottos Edge: SU… and an all time great

Redskins Great
Louisville: Joe Jacoby vs SU Art Monk
Ottos Edge: SU… about time he got into the HoF

I am the Greatest…

All time great athlete
Louisville: Cassius Clay (native) vs SU: Jim Brown
Ottos Edge: SU... Brown was great in several sports and I think he coulda beaten up the Louisville slugger too

Often marking greatness are trophies…

Louisville: Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award vs John Mackey Award
Ottos Edge: Louisville... QB is more important than TE

Sticking with QBs…

Younger Brother
Louisville: Jay Gruden brother of John was QB at Louisville, Arena League HoFer, and former Orlando Predators HC vs SU: David Bavaro brother of Mark
Ottso Edge: SU… nothing beats a Bavaro

Best QBs
Louisville: Johnny Unitas, Browning Nagle, Chris Redman, Dave Ragone, Jeff/Brian Brohm, Stefan Lefors vs SU: Donovan McNabb, Marvin Graves, Don McPherson, Wilmeth Sidat-Singh, Bill Hurley
Ottos Edge: Louisville… Johnny U could win by himself

Johnny used to battle…

Ex Giants CB
Louisville: Sam Madison vs SU: Will Allen
Ottos Edge: Louisville… he has the ring to prove it

Remaining with the D…

NT Ted
Louisville: Washington vs SU: Gregory
Ottos Edge: Louisville... Washington is a mountain

Bobby Boucher (best current defender)
Louisville: John Dempsey vs SU: Derrell Smith
Ottos Edge: SU… although our guys are dropping like flies

Other Footballers
Louisville: Ernest Givens, Deion Branch, Frank Minnifield, Ray Buchanan, Kerry Rhodes, Otis Wilson, Bruce Armstrong vs SU: Rob Moore, Donovan Darius, Ernie Davis, Keith Bullock, Joe Morris, Jim Ringo, David Tyree
Ottos Edge: SU… Skill Position U

So called FB players…

Louisville: David Akers vs SU Gary Anderson
Ottos Edge: SU… is he still playing?

From kicking to…

Louisville: the bird at midfield vs SU: the Dome
Ottos Edge: SU... stomping the Dome is fun, stomping the bird results in an ass whooping

While we are there…

No one, and I mean no one, comes into our house and pushes us around (Home Field)
Louisville: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium vs SU: Ernie Davis Legends Field at the Carrier Dome
Ottos Edge: SU… no place like home

Stadium named after
Louisville: Papa Johns Pizza vs SU: Carrier AC
Ottos Edge: SU… I cant live without AC and could do with that “pizza”

Draw 35k fans
Louisville: St Xavier/Trinity game vs SU: in a good year
Ottos Edge: Louisville… FB is foreign to CNYers

Someone UL fans wish was foreign to them…

Head Coach
Louisville: Kragthorpe vs SU: Marrone
Ottos Edge: SU… come on he couldn’t beat GRob

Staying with HCs…

Turned the program around
Louisville: Howard Schnellenberger vs SU: Coach Mac (or GRob in a negative way)
Ottos Edge: Louisville… we at least had prior greatness

As seen by our FB history…

First year FB
Louisville: 1912 vs SU: 1889
Ottos Edge: SU… what took them so long?

All Time Wins
Louisville: 400 something vs SU: 600 something
Ottos Edge: SU… it is sad what has happened to SU

National Championships
Louisville: None vs SU: One (1959)
Ottos Edge: SU… I would love to see another

Big East Championships
Louisville: 1 vs SU: 4
Ottos Edge: Louisville… nothing like program building

Lambert Trophies
Louisville: 1 vs SU: 6
Ottos Edge: SU… since when are they NE?

Bowl Record
Louisville: 6-7-1 vs SU: 12-9-1
Ottos Edge: SU… before Kragthorpe they had a streak of 9 straight Bowls

Rivalry Trophies
Louisville: Governors Cup (UK) and Keg of Nails (UC) vs SU: Schwartzwalder (WV)
Ottos Edge: Push… neither team can win the trophies

Head to Head
Louisville: 3 wins vs SU: 5 wins
Ottos Edge: SU… we can double them up this year

Both schools are more known for BBall…

Famous BBall coach
Louisville: Denny Crum vs SU: Jim Boeheim
Ottos Edge: SU... JB has more wins and will have more championships when he is done

Rick Pitino
Louisville: Head Coach vs SU: Assistant Coach
Ottos Edge: Louisville... how old does that make JB feel?

Top 50 NBA player
Louisville: Wes Unseld vs SU: Dave Bing
Ottos Edge: SU... both were good but he is our guy

Freshman BBall phenom
Louisville: Pervis Ellison vs SU: Melo
Ottos Edge: SU… Pervis would be nervous if he had to guard Melo

Someone who may also get nervous…

Former Thursday night ESPN CFB guy
Louisville: Lee Corso (ex coach) vs SU Mike Tirico
Ottos Edge: SU... poor Mike has to hate going to work after an SU game

ESPN is part of…

ABC news
Louisville: Diane Sawyer (Good Morning America) vs SU: Ted Koppel (Nightline)
Ottos Edge: SU... he has better hair

Something that would be big news…

Breaking into
Louisville: Fort Knox vs SU: win column
Ottos Edge: Louisville… we should be able to break through in our lifetimes

Columns are used to build…

Louisville: large Victorian section vs SU: Mike Holmes
Ottos Edge: Louisville… ok that was a stretch

Speaking of Homes…

Louisville Chris Dodd (Fannie mess) vs SU: Biden
Ottos Edge: SU… he hasnt ruined our country, yet

While we are on Gov…

Louis Brandeis
Louisville: born there and his remains are located under the portico of Brandeis Law School vs SU: Sacco & Vanzetti mural on HBC (Mrs Sacco stayed at Brandeis home during trial)
Ottos Edge: Louisville… their connection makes sense

Sticking with building names…

BBall Practice Facility
Louisville: Yum! Center after KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut parent company vs SU: Melo Center
Ottos Edge: SU… Louisville has sold out to fast foods

Louisville also has ties to UPS, who offers full tuition reimbursement to students who work overnight at Worldport, the companys air hub. Currently 75% of the workers there are students.

But that doesn’t leave much time for…

Louisville: Tier 3 vs SU: Tier 1
Ottos Edge: SU… gotta love the NBE

Hitting the books will lead to a good job that allows you to hit the…

Golf course
Louisville: Valhalla Golf Club vs SU: Atunyote Golf Club
Ottos Edge: SU… Turning Stone is up and coming, hopefully SU FB will soon be too

And finally the category of the week…

Competitive Eater
Louisville: Ted Washington vs SU: Doug Marrone
Ottos Edge: SU… no mountain is too big for Marrone

And the Tattoo goes to…

The Syracuse Orange as they get their first BE win for Doug Marrone

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cuse Cast XXIII

Special Edition SU BBall Round Table. KingOtto and Cuseman are joined by Paula and Clam Fan, Stop Coolio, and the Vice Blogger to preview the start of the BBall season and give their predictions.

Length about 32:45 (takes awhile to load)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Cuse Cast XXII

In a special Cuse Cast Black Knight and bnoro chronicle the student trip to the Pitt game. They start their journey at 3:15 am and get to the stadium around 10:30. We learn that Heinz has pee troughs, Pitt beats us in tubas 19-9 (bad oem?), and that Georgetown sucks. When Quiet Riot plays at the stadium they wonder if that is a good omen. And bnoro tells us to book an SU win by a TD. The small Pitt crowd finally makes noise to sing Sweet Caroline.

Length about 11:45

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cuse Cast XXI

KingOtto and Cuseman discuss all the drama in Orangeland (wishing that some of it happened next week so they have something to talk about in CCXXII). They briefly recap the Cincy game, discuss the booing of Paulus as well as the Marrone presser. They give their opinion of who should start and then get into the MW situation. Cuseman claims that he is not a role model, he gambles so you dont have to. The Pitt game is previewed and give a prediction of Pitt 32 SU 10. And finally they discuss how SU couldnt shut down Lemoyne in a pathetic display (minus Wes who was awesome).

Length an action packed 27:30 mins

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tale of the Tape: Pitt Panthers vs Syracuse Orange

Welcome to this weeks ToT. The Panthers of Pittsburgh will host our Syracuse Orange. The teams will do battle for a glowing orange, hot steel Tattoo.

Born on Date
Pitt: 1787 vs SU: 1870
Ottos Edge: Pitt... which was founded as Pittsburgh Academy, and later became Western University of PA in 1819. In 1845 a fire destroyed 20 blocks in Pittsburgh, including university buildings and records. In 1908 they finally became Pitt but were not a public university until 1966.

Not affected by the fire was…

Pitt: Allegheny (1859) vs SU: Holden (1887)
Ottos Edge: SU… we moved ours around campus. They built a replacement in 1912.

Sticking with buildings…

Famous building
Pitt: Cathedral of Learning vs SU: Hall of Languages
Ottos Edge: Pitt... its the tallest educational building in the US (535ft, 42 stories) and 2nd tallest in the world. After a Pitt W it is illuminated in gold-colored lights (which should happen around sun down Sat).

While we are on learning…

Pitt: 56th vs SU: 58th
Ottos Edge: Pitt… barely beats us out

School known for
Pitt: UPMC vs SU: Newhouse
Ottos Edge: Pitt... the polio vaccine was developed there by...

Notable educators
Pitt: Jonas Salk, Mr Rogers vs SU: Pat Moynihan, Peter Weller
Ottos Edge: Pitt... wouldnt be such a beautiful day in the neighborhood without Salks work

A neighborhood is part of a city…

GPS (Location)
Pitt: Pittsburgh, PA vs SU: Syracuse, NY
Ottos Edge: SU... basically are the same but SU gets the nod for being in NY. PA sucks.

City Nickname
Pitt: Steel City vs SU: Salt City
Ottos Edge: Pitt... we are not bigger than US Steel.

Speaking of steel...

Pitt: Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh and Andrew Mellon alum vs SU: Carnegie Library
Ottos Edge: Pitt... but thanks for the gift Mr Carnegie

Some of that steel was used to build bridges, Pitt is also known as the City of Bridges having 446 of them. Which are needed to cross…

Bodies of Water
Pitt: three rivers vs SU: finger lakes
Ottos Edge: Push... not too annoying having to drive over a million bridges, but lake effect snow is no better.

And snow is a pain when traveling down the…

Pitt: Washington vs SU: Olympus
Ottos Edge: Pitt… they have an inclined rail to travel down in.

At one time in that area panthers used to roam, which is how they got their…

Team Name
Pitt: Panthers vs SU: Orange
Ottos Edge: SU… panthers are carnivorous so we are safe from being devoured

And from the name came the…

Pitt: ROC vs SU Otto
Ottos Edge: SU... Otto cannot be eaten, I mean beaten
Mascots usually chill with the…

Pitt: multiple champs including 1992-1994 vs SU: nice to look at
Ottos Edge: SU… thats what they are there for

And they can be seen supporting the team at the…

No one, and I mean no one, comes into our house and pushes us around (Home Field)
Pitt: Heinz Field (65k) vs SU: Carrier Dome
Ottos Edge: Pitt... you can get ketchup at Heinz, you cant get AC in the Dome

Old Home
Pitt: Pitt Stadium 56k 1925-99 (home of Steelers from 1963-69) vs SU: Achbold Stadium 40k 1907-78 (3rd concrete stadium built)
Ottos Edge: Push… both were better off before (Pitt: on campus, SU: outdoor)

Pitt played at Recreation Park until 1899. Then moved to Exposition Park until 1908, followed by Forbes Field until 1924. In 1925 they started playing in Pitt Stadium, where they stayed until moving to Three Rivers for the 2000 season and have been at Heinz since 2001.

Sticking with history…

1st year of FB
Pitt: 1890 vs SU: 1889
Ottos Edge: Push... basically the same

All Time wins
Pitt: 661 vs SU: 677
Ottos Edge: SU... it is too bad that the 3 best traditional BE teams (WV, Pitt, SU) arent together dominating the conf

Which means we should all be competing to be…

Big East Champs
Pitt: One vs SU: Four
Ottos Edge: SU… I still dont understand how in the hell they were given the BCS slot in 2004

From conference to…

National Championships
Pitt: depends on who you ask vs SU: one
Ottos Edge: Pitt... 2 came after polls started (1937 and 1976)

The teams also compete for the…

Lambert Trophy
Pitt: Six time winner vs SU: Six time winner
Ottos Edge: Push… both are tied for 3rd all time, one behind Army and many behind PSU.

Also marking success is ones…

Bowl record
Pitt: 10-15 vs SU: 12-9-1
Ottos Edge: SU... its been too long since either team won a Bowl (2002 for Pitt and 2001 for SU)

Sticking with Bowls…

Sugar Bowl Shenanigans
Pitt: 1956 Bobby Grier was the first black man to play in the game vs SU: 1987 Auburn went for the tie ruining SUs perfect season
Ottos Edge: Push… there are no winners here.

In that 1956 game GTech threatened not to play because of Grier. Props to Pitt for holding their ground and demanding that Grier play. In the game (a 7-0 loss), Grier was called for a controversial pass interference call in the end zone. After the game Louisiana outlawed integrated competition and no black players participated in the Sugar Bowl until a Floyd Little and Jim Nance led SU team played in 1965.

It is wrong to hate unless its…

Penn State
Pitt: 42-50-4 vs SU: 23-42-5
Ottos Edge: Push… we are all winners hating State Penn. Both teams main rival was PSU but no longer play on a yearly basis.

Second biggest rival
Pitt: WV (Back Yard Brawl: 61-37-3) vs SU: Colgate (29-31-5)
Ottos Edge: Pitt... they also have a rivalry with ND and now have added the River City Rivalry with Cincy

And we can also consider each other rivals…

Head to Head
Pitt: 31 wins vs SU: 30 wins
Ottos Edge: Push… it will be only fitting for SU to win this year to tie it

Rivals usually play for a trophy. But trophies can also be an…

Individual Trophy
Pitt: Outland winner Mark May vs SU: TE trophy named after Mackey
Ottos Edge: SU… a deserving honor

And the most important individual trophy of them all…

Heisman winner
Pitt: Tony Dorsett vs SU: Ernie Davis
Ottos Edge: Push... both were pretty damn good

Other RBs
Pitt: Curtis Martin, Ironhead Heyward, Curvin Richards vs SU Jim Brown, Floyd Little, Joe Morris, Larry Csonka, Jim Nance, Moose Johnston
Ottos Edge: SU... easy win

Handing off to them is the…

Pitt: Dan Marino vs SU: McNabb
Ottos Edge: Push... neither could win the big one

QB that lead team to undefeated season
Pitt: Matt Cavanaugh vs SU: Don McPherson
Ottos Edge: Pitt... he has the ring

Other QBs
Pitt: Pete Gonzalez, Rod Rutherford, Alex Van Pelt, Tyler Palko vs SU: Marvin Graves, Wilmeth Sidat-Singh, Todd Philcox, Bill Hurley
Ottos Edge: SU… by a slim margin

And they pass it to the…

Pitt: Latif Grim, Antonio Bryant, Larry Fitzgerald, Greg Lee vs SU: Ark Monk, Rob Moore, Marvin Harrison, Kevin Johnson
Ottos Edge: SU... one is real the other is fake

Pitt: Mike Ditka vs SU: John Mackey
Ottos Edge: Push... both were great

Skill players get the credit but just as important are the…

Pitt: Mark May, Russ Grimm, Bill Fralic, Ruben Brown, Mark Stepnoski vs SU: John Flannery, Craig Wolfley, Jim Ringo
Ottos Edge: Pitt... nice blocking there

Joining them in the trenches are the…

Pitt: Hugh Green, Chris Doleman, Bill Maas, Tony Siragusa vs SU: Dwight Freeney, Tim Green, Ted Gregory, Rob Burnett
Ottos Edge: Push… both teams have some great sack men, including Goose (as in eating)

Behind them filling the holes...

Pitt: Ricky Jackson vs SU: Keith Bulluck
Ottos Edge: Push… both are underrated

Pitt: Darelle Revis vs SU: Donovin Darius
Ottos Edge: Pitt... even though he plays for the Jets

Bobby Boucher (best current defender)
Pitt: Greg Romeus vs SU: Derrell Smith
Ottos Edge: Pitt... he will be hard to handle on Sat

And leading these players are the…

Pitt: Pop Warner, Johnny Majors, Jimmy Johnson, Jackie Sherrill, Mike Gottfried, Marty Shottenheimer, John Gruden, Mike McCarthy, Joe Walton, Mike Ditka, vs SU Tom Coughlin, Ben Schwartzwalder, Coach Mac, HCRE
Ottos Edge: Pitt... in a landslide

Sticking with coaches...

Current HC and former OL alum
Pitt: Wannstache vs SU: Marrone
Ottos Edge: Pitt... he has Pitt where we hope to one day be

Former HC
Pitt: Walt Harris vs SU: Coach P
Ottos Edge: SU... one is a DC in the NFL, the other a QB coach of Akron

Sticking with sports staff...

Ralph Willard
Pitt: HC vs SU: Asst
Ottos Edge: SU… not surprisingly he was successful here, since Pitt has never done a thing in BBall

Staying with BBall...

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
Pitt: about Pittsburgh team vs SU: Marv Albert appeared in
Ottos Edge: Pitt… Pisces are the best. This happens to be McNabb’s fav movie.

If they did a remake of the movie you would likely cast a…

Crazy Sports Exec
Pitt: Mark Cuban, Pat Croce vs SU: Al Davis
Ottos Edge: SU… Davis was able to win a championship

Davis rules the Raiders like a…

Pitt: Friday VIII (Mr Rogers) vs SU: Otto III
Ottos Edge: SU… what kind of freaking king lives next to the train tracks?

Instead of a king we have…

Pitt: Orrin Hatch, Rich Santorum, James Traficant vs SU: Al D'Amato, Joseph Biden
Ottos Edge: SU... ouch not the best group there, Pitt

Santorum is a contributor to Fox News Channel. Fox also employs…

Fox NFL guy
Pitt: Tony Siragusa vs SU: Daryl Johnston
Ottos Edge: SU... Moose beats the Goose

Other media guys…

Sports journalist
Pitt: Beano Cook vs SU: Bob Costas
Ottos Edge: Pitt… it is fun hearing his senile views

Pitt: Mike Gottfried vs SU: Dave Pasch
Ottos Edge: Push… not a fan of either

But I am a fan of midgets,

NFL battle
Pitt: a mini Ditka coaching a midget squad of da Bears vs SU: a Tom Coughlin coached Giants team using real giants
Ottos Edge: Pitt... a mini Ditka with a mini Fridge would still win

A mini fridge can store food from…

Let's put the women and children to bed and go lookin' for dinner! (Eatery)
Pitt: Primanti Brothers vs SU: Dino BBQ
Ottos Edge: SU... I will pass on the slaw

Primanti Bros have famous…

Pitt: called hoagie vs SU: called sub
Ottos Edge: Push... as long as it tastes good I could care less what you call it.

What doesnt sound good is Chipped Ham, a local fav in Pittsburgh. It is very thinly sliced chopped ham loaf (which is a mixture of ham chunks and seasoning ground together and packaged in loaves).

The most important meal of the day…

Pitt: Eatin' Park vs SU: Denny's
Ottos Edge: Push... the only winner here is the toilet paper industry

You cant get TP but you can get a portable toilet at…

Dicks Sporting Goods
Pitt: HQ in the Burgh vs SU: started in Binghamton
Ottos Edge: SU… everything starts in NY.

If yinz get a portable toilet you may need Mr Belvedere (show took place outside Pittsburgh) to redd up. Otherwise your place will be trashy like Britney Spears.

Remember when she used to be an important…

Pitt: Christina Aguilera (native) vs SU: Vanessa Williams
Ottos Edge: Pitt… she was born in Shaolin. Wu Tang is forever.

Lets stick with singing…

Pitt: Gene Kelly (Singin in the Rain) vs SU: Peter Falk
Ottos Edge: Pitt… he was also in Achors Aweigh featuring this famous dance scene with Stewie Griffin

While we are on movies…

Pitt: David Dalessandro (Snakes on a Plane) vs SU: Carl Gottlieb (Jaws)
Ottos Edge: Push… both were scary (SoaP for its acting and Jaws for the shark)

Jaws gave people a fear of…

Pitt: several Olympians, won 19 mens and 9 womens BE Titles vs SU: what swim team?
Ottos Edge: Pitt… our program will be no longer

But still here is the…

Pitt: Pitt Band vs SU: SUMB
Ottos Edge: SU… Pitts majorette squad is known as the Golden Girls. Not a good name choice. Do they need to be helped across the field?

While we are on bands…

Elastic Bands are called…
Pitt: Gum-Bands vs SU: Rubber
Ottos Edge: SU… I need help understanding Pittsburghese

Speaking of help…

Students helping students
Pitt: Pitt Pathfinders (host campus tours) vs SU: Goon Squad (help move new students in)
Ottos Edge: Push… people helping people, how existential

And finally this years category of the... wait a minute, we cant let those bastards from State Penn have the biggest ToT of the year. It wouldnt be right for either Pitt or SU. Onward we go.

While we are on getting things right…

Pitt: many Panthers vs SU: Saltine Warrior, ED
Ottos Edge: Pitt… they didnt "accidentally" have Nike shoes on their statues. The Millennium Panther dedicated in 2001 has a time capsule buried beneath it to be opened in 2051.

Someone who would set things right…

Manly Man
Pitt: Charles Bronson no explanation needed (native of Pittsburgh) vs SU: Thom Filicia who sets things, as in decorate
Ottos Edge: Pitt… I dont have a death wish and dont want to end up in the obituary section

Which is found in…

Pitt: The Pitt News vs SU: DO
Ottos Edge: SU… the late great Myron Cope (Steelers radio voice and inventor of the Terrible Towel) once worked at their paper.

Sticking with radio…

Howard Stern
Pitt: wife Beth O is alum vs SU: Frozen interned
Ottos Edge: SU... I don't think she is all that special.

Disc Jockey
Pitt: Adrian Cronauer (inspiration for Good Morning, Vietnam) vs SU: Bob Shannon
Ottos Edge: SU… Bob was big in the Burgh. He originated and hosted “The Sunday Night Oldies Party”. The show became the highest-rated in Pittsburgh radio history, with a 25% share of the audience.

While we are on parties…

Pitt: Bigelow Bash vs SU: Mayfest
Ottos Edge: Push… we are all winners here. The Bigelow Bash is a spring festival and has nothing to do with the memory of Bam Bam Bigelow (although that would be cool).

Festivals often have (and the category of the week)...

Completive Eating Competition
Pitt: Ditka vs SU: Doug Marrone
Ottos Edge: SU... not only does Marrone beat him in eating, he was better with the Saints as well

And the Tattoo goes to...

The Syracuse Orange as they go marching into to Pitt and come away with a tight win.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Chevy Perverse???

I was watching this Chevy Traverse commercial that I have seen a million times. I hate the little girl in it. Couldnt they get a cute kid? Anyway I noticed when she said "Thats a big girl car" and points to the car that it almost sounds like she says "Thats a big girl cock" and points to Howie Longs crotch. See for yourself:


Cuse Cast XX

KingOtto and Cuseman recap the Akron game, preview the Cincy game, and talk some SU hoops. Combined score for game Cincy 41 SU 18

Length about 20 mins

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tale of the Tape: Cincinnati vs Syracuse

This week on the ToT the Bearcats of Cincinnati will go to the Dome to do battle with the Orange of Syracuse. The teams are playing for an orange Big O. Tattoo

Born on Date
Cincy: 1819 vs SU: 1870
Ottos Edge: Cincy... who also has the 4th oldest Law School

Cincy: Tier 3 (US News) vs SU: Tier 1
Ottos Edge: SU... thats a lot of students (nearly 40k) not learning very much

GPS (location)
Cincy: Cincy vs SU: Syracuse
Ottos Edge: Push... both schools were named after the city


City named after
Cincy: George Washington vs SU: Siricusa, Sicily
Ottos Edge: Cincy... Cincinnatus was a Roman General who after war relinquished his powers much like GW

Local nut job
Cincy: Charles Manson vs SU: Tom Cruise
Ottos Edge: Cincy... Cruise is still at large

Local Brothers
Cincy: Nick/Drew Lachey vs SU: Baldwins
Ottos Edge: Push... there are no winners here

Cincy: Greater Cincinnati (which is in Kentucky) vs SU: Hancock International
Ottos Edge: SU... at least ours is in the same state

Also misnamed…

Coney Island Amusement Park
Cincy: in Cincy vs SU: in Brooklyn
Ottos Edge: SU... cant beat the original

Sticking with names...

City Nickname
Cincy: Queen City vs SU: Salt City
Ottos Edge: SU... not that there is anything wrong with that

Some may call them Queens…

School Leader
Cincy: Nancy Zimpher vs SU: Nancy Cantor
Ottos Edge: SU... Zimpher is no longer at Cincy and is now Chancellor of SUNY

Speaking of Nancys…

Public Service
Cincy: William Howard Taft (CINCY law) Pres and Chief justice vs SU: Donna Shalala Secretary US Department of Health and Human Services
Ottos Edge: Cincy... Taft's father wouldnt let him play FB at Yale (undergrad) cuz it was not safe and not a gentleman's sport. Wuss.

Taft was round like a…

Cincy: a Bearcat vs SU: an Orange
Ottos Edge: SU... Otto is fierce

Speaking of fierce…

Interior Design
Cincy: top notch program vs SU: Thom Filicia (alum) from Queer Eye
Ottos Edge: Push... dont ask me, my place is a mess

While we are on Queer…

Cincy: alum Randy Harrison (Queer as Folk) vs SU: Tom Cruise (Syracuse native)
Ottos Edge: SU... I was gonna make a joke but Cruises lawyers wouldnt let me

Ok enough of this, time for some manly categories…

Cincy: Rich Franklin (UFC) vs SU: Mike Rotunda (WWF)
Ottos Edge: Cincy... ultimate fighting is as real as it gets

Adult Mags
Cincy: Stephanie Heinrich (Cincy and Playboy alum), Carmen Electra (native) vs SU: Vanessa Williams (alum)
Ottos Edge: Cincy... aaaahhh Carmen. Also Miss Heinrich was one of Hef's girls

Someone who was anti porn (boo)...

Name from last election
Cincy: Charles Keating (alum was buddies with McCain) vs SU: Biden
Ottos Edge: SU... well our guy was a positive to the campaign (I think)

Keating wouldnt have liked...

Cincy: Naked Cowboy (alum) vs SU: Lexington Steele
Ottos Edge: SU... weird fact: you can get married by the Naked Cowboy

Getting back to manly things...

Let's put the women and children to bed and go lookin' for dinner! (Food)

Cincy: Goetta (ground meat and oats) vs SU: Heids Hotdog
Ottos Edge: SU... I have never been to Heids but goetta sounds gross.

Cincy: Skyline (over spaghetti) vs SU: Dino (normal)
Ottos Edge: SU... not a chilli fan but I dont see the point of adding it to spaghetti

Ice Cream
Cincy: Graeter's vs SU: Byrne Dairy
Ottos Edge: Push... we all win with ice cream

And now the manliest sport of them all…

1st year of FB
Cincy: 1885 (5th oldest) vs SU: 1889
Ottos Edge: Cincy... if it werent for their age they would have no tradition

All Time Wins
Cincy: 500+ vs SU: 600+
Ottos Edge: SU... Cincy is 1 game over .500, lets send them back to even

Bowl Games
Cincy: 5-5 vs SU 12-9-1
Ottos Edge: SU... not many are as good as SU

Head to Head
Cincy: 5 wins vs SU: 4 wins
Ottos Edge: Cincy… but that will be back to even after Sat as well

Cincy: Miami vs SU: Colgate
Ottos Edge: Cincy... they have played Miami since 1888 (8th oldest) while SU hasnt played Colgate (65 meetings) since 1987 and only 3 times since 1961. However CINCY trails the Miami series 47-59-7

No one, and I mean no one, comes into our house and pushes us around (Home Field)
Cincy: Nippert (35k) vs SU: Carrier Dome
Ottos Edge: SU… theirs is out of date.

Nippert is one of the oldest stadiums (1924) and was named after Jimmy Nippert. On Thanksgiving of 1923 he was cleated in a game against rival Miami. He died of blood poisoning on Christmas. His grandfather donated $250k toward the stadium to help complete it.

Founding Member of
Cincy: Metro Conf vs SU: BE Conf
Ottos Edge: SU... we made the BE

Cincy: Gino Guidugli (#1 Cincy passing yards), Greg Cook vs SU: McNabb, Graves, McPherson
Ottos Edge: SU... not very close

All time leading rusher
Cincy: Reggie Taylor vs SU: Joe Morris
Ottos Edge: SU... Lil Joe was big

Cincy: LaDaris Vann (#1 Cincy yards) vs SU Quadry Ismail
Ottos Edge: SU... didnt even have to take out the big guns

Cincy: Jason Fabini vs SU: Jim Ringo
Ottos Edge: SU… another win for SU

Cincy: Sam Garnes vs SU: Donovin Darius
Ottos Edge: SU... easy win for SU

Cincy: Jim Obrien (who is also #2 Cincy WR yards) vs SU: Gary Anderson
Ottos Edge: Cincy... bonus points for hitting SB V game winner and being a real FB player

Bobby Boucher (best defender)
Cincy: Aaron Webster vs SU: Derrell Smith
Ottos Edge: SU... as long as he plays

Former coach
Cincy: Sid Gillman vs SU: Ben Schwartzwalder
Ottos Edge: Cincy... Ben won a title in CFB but Sid won an AFL title and had a bigger influence on the game

While we are on coaches…

Dick MacPherson
Cincy: Asst during the early 1960s vs SU: Head Coach
Ottos Edge: SU... Don Nehlen and Urban Meyer were also Assts at CINCY

Former Alum now HC
Cincy: Urban Meyer vs SU: HCRE
Ottos Edge: Cincy... he has the rings to prove it

BBall Coach
Cincy: Huggins vs SU: JB
Ottos Edge: SU… oh wait thats right they sent Bob packing and havent been the same since

Sticking with BBall…

BBall Great
Cincy: Oscar Robertson vs SU: Dave Bing
Ottos Edge: Cincy... the Big O wins this one

Denver Nugget
Cincy: Kenyon Martin vs SU: Melo
Ottos Edge: SU… Melo comes through

Mellos sidekick at SU…

"Jerry, Jerry, Jerry"
Cincy: Jerry Springer vs SU: GMac
Ottos Edge: SU... how the hell was Springer mayor? GMac could be mayor in SYR or Scranton.

Moving on to another sport…

Cincy: Sandy Koufax (alum), Kevin Youkilis (alum), Kenesaw Mountain Landis (alum), Pete Rose (son of city), Marg Schott (Reds owner) vs SU: Skychiefs
Ottos Edge: SU... not giving this to Cincy until that SOB Rose admits what he did. Bonus negative points for Youkilis (and his beard), as well as Landis who was anti integration, and Schott, although she was a character.

Characters are found on TV shows created by…

TV writer/producer
Cincy: Earl Hamner (The Waltons/Falcon Crest) vs SU: Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing)
Ottos Edge: SU... he gets bonus points for A Few Good Men

And on TV are gameshows…

$20,000 Pyramid
Cincy: Nipsey Russell vs SU: Dick Clark
Ottos Edge: For the category, here is your subject. Go!

Salt potatoes… Things that are side dishes?
Lake effect snow… Things that arent good cold?
Erie Canal… hmmmmm
Destiny USA…. Things that are fictional?
Sorry time is up. What if I said “44”?... ooooh SU

From TV to…

Cincy: WXRP's Jennifer Marlowe vs SU: WFAN's Marc Malusis
Ottos Edge: Cincy... where is Loni these days?

We now have satellite radio. And a satellite (Sputnik) launched the space race which led to…

Cincy: Neil Armstrong (taught there) the first man on the moon vs Eileen Collins (alum) the first female pilot
Ottos Edge: Cincy... unless of course you believe it was staged

Speaking of the stage...

Zero Point Zero (alum that didnt graduate)
Cincy: George Clooney vs SU: Vanessa Williams
Ottos Edge: SU... well she was a Fox (was married to Rick)

And finally this year’s category of the week…

Competitive Eater
Cincy: Billy Taft vs SU: Doug Marrone
Ottos Edge: SU... Marrone handles the 300 pounder and takes it home

And the Tattoo goes to...

The Syracuse Orangemen as they upset Cincy, signaling their return.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cuse Cast XIX

KingOtto and Cuseman preview the Akron game, discuss the upcoming season, and compare Girardi's book to Marrone's book. Combined score SU 28 Akron 17

Length about 24:45

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tale of the Tape: Akron Zips vs Syracuse Orange

To kick off the second half of the season SU will be taking on the Zips of Akron. The two teams will do battle for an orange kangaroo tattoo.

Born on Date
Akron: Founded 1870 vs SU: 1870
Ottos Edge: Push… Akron was founded as Buchtel College in 1870.

In 1913 ownership was transferred to the city of…

GPS (location)
Akron: Akron vs SU: Syracuse
Ottos Edge: Akron … which has a larger population (215k vs 140K)

City aka
Akron: Rubber City vs SU: Salt City
Ottos Edge: Akron … they are the Rubber Capital of the World. Major tire companies were headquartered there, including BF Goodrich and Goodyear.

Speaking of Goodyear…

Transportation fame
Akron: site of first Zeppelin built in the US vs SU: Erie Canal used to run through
Ottos Edge: Akron … Goodyear abandoned their Zeppelin production and went into Blimps

Remaining on vehicles…

City hosts
Akron: The Soap Box Derby World Championships vs SU: The Great NY State Fair
Ottos Edge: SU… they don’t call it great for nuttin

Akron also hosts...

Hamburger History
Akron: The National Hamburger Festival vs SU: Hamburg , NY
Ottos Edge: Push… we are all winners thanks to the creation of the Hamburger.

According to legend the Hamburger was created in 1885 at the Erie County Fair. Brothers Frank and Charles Menches ran out of sausage patties and their supplier didn’t want to butcher more hogs in the heat. He suggested beef instead and the brothers added ingredients (coffee, brown sugar) to add more taste. They named it the Hamburg Sandwich, after the fairs location.

Sticking with burgers…

Let's put the women and children to bed and go lookin' for dinner! (Eatery)
Akron: Menches Brothers Restaurants (where you can still get the original burger recipe) vs SU: Dino BBQ
Ottos Edge: SU… that burger sounds gross. While ribs are hmmm good.

Even more so with a side of…

Created in the city
Akron: Alcoholics Anonymous vs SU: Salt Potatoes
Ottos Edge: SU… man I am starting to get hungry

Finishing our food…

City Redevelopment
Akron: Quaker Square vs SU: Connective Corridor
Ottos Edge: Akron … Quaker Square used to be an old Quaker Oats factory. In the early 70s it was converted into a mall and the silos became a round hotel (like the Renaissance in Syracuse ). Recently Akron purchased the hotel as residence hall space.

They need that extra space to provide an…

Akron: Tier 4 (US News) vs SU Tier 1
Ottos Edge: SU… I used my SU education to deduct that Tier 1 is better

School best know for
Akron: College of Polymer Science and Engineering vs SU: Newhouse
Ottos Edge: Akron … where would we be without plastic?

At the grocery store you get bags that are plastic or…

Akron: The Buchtelite vs SU: DO
Ottos Edge: SU… their paper sounds like a religious cult

Some consider FB to be a religion and has been practiced since…

1st year of FB
Akron: 1891 vs SU: 1889
Ottos Edge: SU… two years longer and more successful too. Akron was DII until 1980 when they moved to 1AA. Then in 1987 they joined D1A.

All Time Wins
Akron: 483 vs SU: 675
Ottos Edge: SU… ok much more successful

And we play in a better…

Akron: MAC (joined in '92) vs SU: BE
Ottos Edge: SU… we found something worse than the BE

Success in the Conf is marked by…

Akron: 1 MAC vs SU: 4 BE and 1 National
Ottos Edge: SU… Akrons best season was in 1976 when they played in the Pioneer Bowl (DII Championship), losing to Montana St.

Conf Champ goes to…

Bowl Record
Akron: 0-1 vs SU: 12-9-1
Ottos Edge: SU… now it is getting ugly.

Maybe we should look…

Head to Head
Akron: One Win vs SU: Zero Wins
Ottos Edge: Akron... thanks GRob

A team that you have played many times is often called a…

Akron: Kent St (29-20-2) vs SU: Still Looking
Ottos Edge: Akron ... the two schools are only 10 miles apart. The teams play for the Wagon Wheel:

“The story goes that John R. Buchtel was searching for a site to start a new college in 1870 near what is now Kent State University when his wagon became stuck in the mud. The horses pulled the wagon apart and one of the wheels ended up being buried. Buchtel would eventually settle on a site in Akron for Buchtel College , which would eventually become the University of Akron. In 1902, while digging for a pipeline in Kent , the wheel was discovered and eventually came into the possession of Kent State dean of men Dr. Raymond Manchester. It was he who suggested in 1945 that the wheel be used as a trophy for the winner of the Kent State-Akron football game."

When the rivalry started Akron (11-0-1) won all the games. Then Kent St (9-0) won big every year causing the series to be stopped in 1954. It started up again in 1972 (a tie) and Akron (10-2) has dominated recently. Also, Akron (Rubber) used to play Youngstown St (Steel) for the Steel Tire until the series ended in 1995 (14-19-2).

It is important to beat your rival on your…

No one, and I mean no one, comes into our house and pushes us around (Home Field)
Akron: Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium (30k) vs SU: Dome
Ottos Edge: SU… I thought Ernie Davis Legends Field at the Carrier Dome was bad.

The Rubber Bowl was replaced this year by the new stadium which had stadium naming rights bought by InfoCision ($10 million for 20 years), field rights by Summa Health ($5 million for 20 years), club seating rights by FirstMerit, and Towpath Credit Union will pay $500k for 5 years of naming rights to the Press Box.

The new stadium has a strange name just like their…

Team Name
Akron: Zips vs SU: Orange
Ottos Edge: SU… Zips is short for Zippers, rubber galoshes once made by the BF Goodrich Company. The term Zipper was coined to market the shoes that made use of a new fastener (zipper).

Speaking of shoes, don’t ask him to take his off…

Seinfeld connection
Akron: Comedian George Wallace was Jerry’s best man vs SU: Jerry Stiller played Frank Costanza
Ottos Edge: SU… I bet Frank owned some Zips to combat his foot odor problem

While the team is named after a shoe, it is not the teams...

Akron: Zippy the Kangaroo vs SU: Otto the Orange
Ottos Edge: Akron … Zippy was the Capital One Mascot of the Year in 2007. Also Zippy is one of the few female college mascots.

Speaking of females…

Well known Hottie
Akron: Heather Kozar (Akron native) vs SU: Vanessa Williams
Ottos Edge: Akron … she was a Barker Beauty. If she is good enough for Bob she is good enough for me.

Kozar is married to Tim Couch, who was drafted ahead of…

Akron: Charlie Frye vs SU: McNabb
Ottos Edge: SU… no contest

Speaking of contests…

Akron: Jason Taylor vs SU: Freeney
Ottos Edge: SU… sorry but real FB players don’t go on dancing contest shows. What ever happened to drinking the night before games and running around chasing women? Those were men.

While we are talking about real men…

Great Catcher
Akron: Thurman Munson (born Akron ) vs SU: Marvin Harrison
Ottos Edge: Akron … Munson grew up in Canton , where Harrison will one day enter the HoF .

Another former SU WR is…

Current NY Giants
Akron: Chase Blackburn, Domenik Hixon vs SU: Tom Coughlin
Ottos Edge: SU… this may be my favorite category

Sticking with the Giants...

Former Giant Larry Csonka
Akron: from there vs SU: played there
Ottos Edge: SU... he also played for some team in Miami

Championship INT
Akron: Dwight Smith (a record 2 INT TDs for the Bucs in SB XXXVII against the Raiders) vs
SU: Carl Karilivacz (INT for Giants in 1958 Champ Game against Colts)
Ottos Edge: Akron … Smiths team won the game defeating SUs Al Davis and Raiders. While the Giants lost the “Greatest Game Ever Played” to Johnny U and the Colts.

Remaining on defenders…

Bobby Boucher (best defender)
Akron: LB Mike Thomas vs SU: Art Jones
Ottos Edge: Akron… well there D is 75th in ppg while SU is 98th

Speaking of not so good…

BBall Success
Akron: in 2006 won 1st ever post season game (NIT) vs SU: Top National Program
Ottos Edge: Akron … they have been to the NIT four times (1987, 1989, 2006, 2008) and NCAAs twice (1986, 2009 losing last year to Gonzaga 77-64).

Sticking with BBall…

Famous BBall HC
Akron: Bob Huggins (97-46 at Akron ) vs SU: JB
Ottos Edge: SU… well if you were looking for a reason to hate Akron , here it is

JB coached both…

NBA Star
Akron: Lebron James ( Akron native) vs SU: Melo
Ottos Edge: Akron … ESPN says Lebron is better and they know all

Other HCs with an Akron connection…

Jim Tressel
Akron: former GA vs SU: former QB coach
Ottos Edge: Akron … he got his start there


Akron: John Heisman (the Trophy guy) coached there in 1893 vs SU: Ernie Davis won award
Ottos Edge: Akron … the award was named for him after all

Former HC
Akron: Gerry Faust (went to Akron after ND) vs SU: Coach Mac
Ottos Edge: SU… Faust was at Akron from 1986-94. Also former ND HC Ara Parseghian is an Akron native.

Sticking with ND guys...

FB Family
Akron: LB Ed Grimsley 1983-86 (more famous brother John) vs SU: LB David Bavaro 1986-89 (more famous brother Mark)
Ottos Edge: SU… we could sure use both Bavaro's right now

Sticking with brothers and the category of the week...

Competitive Eaters
Akron:Bob and Mike Golic (from Akron) vs SU: Doug Marrone
Ottos Edge: SU... again with the Nurtisystem?

And the Tattoo goes to.....

When a problem comes a long you must zip it. Zip it good. The Syracuse Orange zip past the Akron Galoshes.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cuse Cast XVIII

KingOtto and Cuseman discuss Balloon Boy, recap the WV game, grade out the first half of the season, and give their thoughts on the rest of the season.

Length about 24:15


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cuse Cast XVII

KingOtto and Cuseman recap the USF game and look ahead to WV. Avg predicted score WV 36 SU 25.

Length about 23:30 mins

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tale of the Tape: West Virginia vs Syracuse

This week SU battles the West Virginia Mountaineers. The teams will be battling for an Orange Tooth Tattoo.

Born on Date
WV: 1867 vs SU: 1870
Ottos Edge: WV… which was founded as the Agricultural College of West Virginia

You can find the schools in…

GPS (Location)
WV: Morgantown vs SU: Syracuse
Ottos Edge: SU… Morgantown was founded by Zackquill Morgan, son of Morgan Morgan

Those cities are located in the…

State Nickname
WV: Mountain State vs SU: Empire State
Ottos Edge: WV... which was once part of Virginia but broke away and stayed with the Union during the Civil War. Good for them. That damn Virginia is always causing problems (ACC mess).

Sticking with mountains…

Mountain Range
WV: Appalachian vs SU Adirondacks
Ottos Edge: SU... the Appalachians dont have everything the Adirondacks do, including people with teeth. WV is the only state entirely within the Appalachians .

Other WV geography…

WV is part North, part South, part East, and part Midwest . The state stretches as far North as Staten Island . The NE part has a connection to DC. The NW part along Ohio has a Midwestern feel. The Southern part shares with Kentucky and Virginia . The North is all about Pitt. So WV is the epitome of the NBE, all over the place.

And to get all over the place…

WV: Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit System vs SU: Centro
Ottos Edge: Push... what we really need is a genuine, bona fide, six car monorail

While commuting you may read the…

School paper
WV: The Daily Athenaeum (DA) vs SU: Daily Orange (DO)
Ottos Edge: SU… the best place to read about SUs upset win

Or you may use your IPod to listen to…

Unofficial Song
WV: Country Roads vs SU: Remember the Name
Ottos Edge: WV... I hope Marrone will take SU FB home to the place it belongs

Which brings us to FB tradition…

First year of FB
WV: 1891 vs SU: 1889
Ottos Edge: SU… we have more history than them

All time wins
WV: 676 vs SU: 675
Ottos Edge: WV... damn they just past us last week.

National Titles
WV: None vs SU: One
Ottos Edge: SU... and that aint changing any time soon. West Virginia is the winningest team to have never won a national championship. BTW I am sure this isnt much of a shocker but WV is 13 time Rifle champs.

Big East titles
WV: 5 vs SU: 4
Ottos Edge: Push… its the BE, who cares?

Lambert Trophies
WV: 3 vs SU: 6
Ottos Edge: SU... too bad this isnt the trophy for a true Northeast Conference. Having SU, RU, UConn , BC , Pitt, Temple , PSU, Maryland , and WV all together would be almost heaven.

Bowl record
WV: 13-15 vs SU: 12-9-1
Ottos Edge: SU... we are better at winning the big one

All time great player
WV: Sam Huff vs SU: Jim Brown
Ottos Edge: SU... Huff will admit Brown is the best

Injured NFL QB
WV: Marc Bulger vs SU: McNabb
Ottos Edge: SU… at least McNabb has incentive to get back to his team

1980s QB
WV: Major Harris vs SU: Don McPherson
Ottos Edge: WV... he had a great career, too bad he didnt finish his major at WV and left school early.

Other QBs
WV: Rasheed Marshall, Jeff Hostetler, Darren Studstill, Pat White vs SU: Marvin Graves, Todd Philcox, Troy Nunes, Bill Hurley
Ottos Edge: WV... White and Marshall set BE records and Jeff won a SB, although Graves is a fan fave in WV.

WV: Adrian Murrell, Amos Zereoue, Avon Cobourne, Quincy Wilson, Steve Slaton vs SU: Jim Brown, Ernie Davis, Floyd Little, Joe Morris, Walter Reyes
Ottos Edge: SU… their RBs have names starting with “A” but ours are grade A.

WV: Rat Rodgers vs SU: Larry Csonka
Ottos Edge: SU… whos he?

WV: Jerry Porter, Chris Henry, James Jett vs SU: Marvin Harrison, Art Monk, Rob Moore
Ottos Edge: SU… none of those WV guys turned out

WV: Darryl Talley vs SU: Keith Bulluck
Ottos Edge: WV… I wouldn’t want to upset the Talley-Whackers so this goes to Spiderman

WV: Pacman Jones vs SU: Will Allen
Ottos Edge: SU… Jones got the nickname for packing heat. Ironically WV has a top forensics program that was created with the help of the FBI. Maybe Jones and Henry can inspire the show CSI Morgantown.

Kicking great
WV: Mike Vanderjagt vs SU: Gary Anderson
Ottos Edge: SU... the Bills drafted Anderson and cut him. That didnt come back to haunt the Bills in 1990, did it? Then again he did cost the Vikings with his only missed FG in 1998. But to be fair he was long over due.

These players competed at…

No one, and I mean no one, comes into our house and pushes us around (Home Field)
WV: Mountaineer Field at Milan Peskar Stadium (63.5K) vs SU: Ernie Davis Legends Field at the Carrier Dome
Ottos Edge: WV... the lots around the Dome are not couch burning friendly

And inside the stadium…

Fans wear to games
WV: coon skin caps vs SU: metallic grey
Ottos Edge: SU… our fans are all committed to wearing the same thing

Which you cannot say about SUs unis…

WV: flying WV vs SU: block S
Ottos Edge: SU… we win for now until we change logos again

We also changed our…

Team Name
WV: Mountainqueers vs SU: Orange
Ottos Edge: SU… losing your manhood is better than taking on another manhood

From the team name we get the…

WV: Mountaineer vs SU: Otto
Ottos Edge: SU... oranges are scary to toothless mountain men.

Another SU mascot…

Former coach
WV: Don Nehlen vs SU: Coach Mac
Ottos Edge: Push... they were 5-5 against each other

Sticking with coaches…
Ben Schwartwalder
WV: player vs SU: coach
Ottos Edge: SU... he had to come here to get a ring

Named after Ben…

Battle for the Schwartzwalder Trophy (Head to Head)
WV: 26 wins vs SU: 30 wins
Ottos Edge: WV... there are people alive who have never seen SU beat WV (we have lost 7 straight)

While we are rivals it is not a…

Main Rivalry
WV: Backyard Brawl vs SU: ....
Ottos Edge: WV... I wanna hate someone too. WV also plays the Friends of Coal Bowl (Marshall)

Speaking of hate…

WV: lose 3 starting defenders vs SU: lose a bench player
Ottos Edge: SU... with a TD pass from Graves

Which made Graves practically WV…

WV: Bowdens (Bobby former coach, Tommy and Terry Alumni) vs SU: Powells (Casey, Ryan, Mike)
Ottos Edge: SU... they brought the school 4 LAX titles

Families often go out for…

Let's put the women and children to bed and go lookin' for dinner! (Fine Dining)
WV: fresh kill from I-79 vs SU: Dino BBQ
Ottos Edge: SU... sorry I am a picky eater

And you can wash down that meal with…

Mountain Dew
WV: homemade whiskey vs SU: soft drink
Ottos Edge: WV... there is nothing soft about it.

All that caffeine will keep you up at night leaving you to watch…
Caine-Hackman Theory (alum you can see if you turn on your TV no matter what time it is)
WV: Don Knotts vs SU: Jerry Stiller
Ottos Edge: WV… Knotts claim to fame was appearing twice on Scooby Doo

Someone who turned knots in WV fans stomachs...

Former Alumnus HCing in CFB
WV: RRod vs SU: HCRE
Ottos Edge: SU… at least HCRE didnt leave his school behind

Sticking with coaching…
BBall coach
WV: Huggins vs SU: Boeheim
Ottos Edge: SU… Huggins makes hating WV BBall fun again

Staying with BBall…

BBall great
WV: Jerry West vs SU: Dave Bing
Ottos Edge: WV... both made the NBA's Top 50 all time but Jerry is 5th all time in points

While we are on rankings…

WV: Tier 3 (US News) vs SU: Tier 1
Ottos Edge: SU… they actually spell it edumacation

Zero Point Zero (famous alum who didnt graduate)
WV: Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) vs SU: Vanessa Williams
Ottos Edge: WV… she musta gotten stuck in a car wash and missed class

Someone who was pro education…

WV: state handed to JFK by mob vs SU: spoke at commencement
Ottos Edge: SU… I wonder if that is the reason why Dome concessions has a monopoly on Half Dollars. I dont think they know what quarters are.

Someone who wants to know how many quarters you have…

WV: Mean Gene Okerlund vs SU: Mike Rotunda
Ottos Edge: SU… no one is meaner than I.R.S.

The meanest guy on the field…

Bobby Boucher (best current defender)
WV: Scooter Berry vs SU: Art Jones
Ottos Edge: SU... Arthur is better

And finally the category of the week...

Competitive Eater
WV: John Kruk (from WV) vs SU: Doug Marrone
Ottos Edge: SU... real men dont go on NutriSystem

And the Tattoo goes to...

The Syracuse Orange as they take it to WV and cruise to a win.

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