The game took 3 hours and 46 minutes, had a total of 244 points, and six players at the end of the game who had double doubles. If there was an award for the player of the game it must have went to Jonny Flynn who played 67 of the 70 minutes, racking up 34 points and 11 assists. The numbers themselves are not only impressive but fun to look at and study. Something else that is interesting is that Syracuse never lead in any of the overtimes until the sixth and final overtime in which they closed the game out and won 127 - 117.
None of these numbers or facts can embrace the power and excitement this game contained. I was in Florida watching spring training baseball games all day long. When I got back to my uncles house, we started watched the game and all of a sudden we were a part of the game. My heart was pounding as hard and as fast as the ball was being dribbled down the court.
To be frank with you, if you didn’t see the game, no matter what is written, you will not even be able to have a fraction of the experience.
The year of 2009 had many important events that impacted sports. Some of these sports moments were great and others many would like to forget. Brett Favre came out of retirement, again, but this time he became a Viking. The Cardinals made a great comeback behind their veteran quarterback in the Superbowl only to lose to the Steel trap. The Yankees won their 27th World Series which had the exclamation point of a stolen third base by Johnny Damon. Then there was the bad, like the Indianapolis Colts throwing away history by putting subs in the game and losing their perfect season. Tiger Woods had a huge scandal and now not only golf but his personal life is in trouble.
All of these sports moments will be remembered but none of them left you speechless like when Syracuse pulled out the victory of a life time. This game will be talked about for years and my grandchildren will know about this game. Just like how we all know about the miracle on ice or the curse of the great bambino.
The Marris Minute