They're the "ORANGE" not the "ORANGEMEN". That was changed because to Irish Catholics the latter sounds the same way "South Carolina Klansmen" sounds to you. To clarify, it's a oft-told myth that the school was named for the right-wing fraternal order. The two actually have nothing to do with each other; the school name came from the school color being orange, kinda like how the Cincinnati Reds were so named because the original pro team wore red socks, but they still sometimes get grouped in among teams with offensive Native American monikers.
The way they picked orange is kinda funny. If you go back and look at the original official colors of a lot of schools, pink was a fashionable choice, however 'cuse had adopted "rose pink and pea green" as theirs. When they took the field against Hamilton College in 1889 the Syracuse fans were derided for, well, let me teambuild that:
So to get everyone to stop pointing and laughing the students said "let's be orange." Good change. It's a good change.
How it works:
About Last Time:
It was 87-85 in one OT, but this one guy pretty much predicted we'd have subs:
It was crazy!
This Week's Game:
#4 seed Michigan versus #4 seed Syracuse. Winner is a basketball game away from the championship.
And the Prize: Three Goggles!
Nothing says "Nothing but nylon!" like a 100% cotton tee. Sometimes when you're on…
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A bizzare blowout by Michigan. 78-58
Syracuse 64, Michigan 61
70 - 60 Michigan Wins
Michigan 68 - Syracuse 60
Crazy D: Michigan 56 - Cuse 49
Cuse 60 UM 59
Michigan to the Championship Game
66-57 M over 'Cuse
(Trey scores the never before seen 3.5 point shot)
But my heart says no
Umich moves on to nat'l champ game, 78-72
I would like to thank MgoBlog for this distingushed honor. It was a more than I ever expected when I typed those words on that faithful day.
I would also like to thank the University of Michigan for taking a chance on a dude from a small town all those years ago. I may not be banking it, but I am representing it, yo! Hail!
I need to send a special shout-out to Bell's brewery for those wonderfully delicous craft beers that have altered my state-of-mind, and gave me the right kind of hang-over to think things through more often. And, also, the name of my cat!
My family, well, I love ya, but I did it my way.
Thank you again for this award, I am so humbled...Go Blue!
73-60, Trey peels the Orange.
Michigan 68, Syracuse 66
You have obviously never been to Syracusa, Sicilia, Italia. There's nothing but orange and lemon groves down there. I'd be hard pressed to believe that it isn't a carry over from Italian immigrants from that region, wikipedia be damned.
syracuse 59 michigan 54
Michigan Wins 63 - 59
78-75 Michigan to the NC game
65 - 61 McGary has a 20-20 game
Michigan pulls off a 69-63 OT win over the Cuse. We haz uber hugs!
Turns into a shooting contest. We b better than Syracuse at that