Syracuse basketball hit their all-time low this season as they misspelled the name of one of their greats on a retired jersey today.
For Jim Boeheim and his Syracuse Orange, the 2014-15 season won’t be one to consider among some of the other classics in school history.
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They sit at 17-10 with injuries galore and seem to be firmly planted in a transition season. To add a little excitement, and perhaps much-needed nostalgia to the year, the powers that be decided to retire two of their former greats.
At haltime of today’s game against Pittsburgh, both Louis Orr and Roosevelt Bouie would partake in the celebration that would see their jersey’s hung to the rafters of the Carrier Dome.
One little problem occurred along the way: The school misspelled Bouie’s name on the jersey.
Instead of the familiar Bouie being the name on the number 50 jersey, it as Bowie.
Some on Twitter were quick to have a little fun in this most embarrassing moment for the Orange.
It reminds some of when Prince tore up the court on Chappelle’s Show.
Thanks to Syracuse, the question then becomes who would win in a one on one matchup between the two acclaimed musical performers who took styles to a new level decades ago?
There’s no doubt Prince and The Revolution took out the wooden spoons and smashed Charlie Murphy’s crew, but the fact that we know so little about Bowie’s game makes the potential matchup so interesting.
While we wait for that dream scenario to shake out, Syracuse laments in their world of sorrow.
Via ABC 27 in Pittsburgh:
"“We deeply regret that it happened. We’re not going to let ruin a special day,” said Joe Giansante, chief of athletic communications."
It especially had to hurt coach Boeheim who owed a lot of his early career success to Bouie.
The former 6’11” big man played at Syracuse from 1976-80. It was him and Orr who were among Boeheim’s first stars at the school and kicked off a tremendous, future Hall of Fame College Basketball coaching career.
This incident is just salt in the open wound for the school as they’re still dealing with their self-imposed ban which was announced earlier this month.
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