Saturday, December 4, 2010

Onward to the Pinstripe Bowl: 10 Incredible, Never-Truly-Understood-Until-Now TRUE Links Between Syracuse and the Yankees!

1. Syracuse is the largest U.S. city with the name "Syracuse," and New York City is the largest U.S. city with the name "New York City!"

2. In the 1960s, publisher S.I. Newhouse considered buying the Yankees but picked up the Syracuse Newspapers instead!

3. Both cities are major stops on the world famous New York State Thruway!

4. Yankee fan/NYC-icon Robert De Niro's dad: Born in Syracuse!

5. Both cities, incredibly, have neighborhoods called "Little Italy!"

6. Yankee great Mel Hall Jr. born in Lyons, NY -- famed birthplace of legendary SU coach Jim Boeheim!

7. According to top scientists, 400 hundred million years ago, both cities were underwater!

8. Famed NYC actor Alec Baldwin visits Syracuse regularly to see his mom!

9. SU supplied Larry Csonka, who collaborated with Joe Pisarcik in The Fumble, the most infamous moment in New York football history.. AND David Tyree, who made the Super Bowl catch in the greatest moment in New York football history.

10. Syracuse is home to Carousel Center Supermall, which is connected to New York City through secret instant underground porthole!


Carlos Siiiilva said...

I once attended the NY State Fair.

Joe De Pastry said...

It's the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, and they will sue this blog for everything it's Werth, I mean, worth if you get it wrong again.

And just like the Yankees the Syracuse football team ended the season with a disappointing record after a promising start: 6-2 turned into 7-5!