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UCONN considers itself NYC’s “Sixth Borough.” 2 weeks 6 hours ago #287875

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Speaking of the LIRR, I recently tried mixing it up. Instead of sitting on a train for a zillion stops over 75-80 minutes, I drove to Forest Hills in about 45 minutes and took the train 15 more minutes to Penn. Saved about 20 minutes total and it was much nicer spending more time driving and less on the train with annoying drunks. Would definitely do it again. Of course I only go to the city for fun, not commuting!

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UCONN considers itself NYC’s “Sixth Borough.” 2 weeks 4 hours ago #287891

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Section9 wrote: Yeah, yeah, pukon's the sixth borough; kinda like when cuse considers themselves an NYC suburb.:P :angry:


But even 'Cuse, who has a much bigger presence in NYC than Pukon, doesn't have the gall, the audacity, the chutzpah to say they are a borough of NYC! Pukon can go to hell, AFAIC! Let them rot in the AAC.
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UCONN considers itself NYC’s “Sixth Borough.” 2 weeks 4 hours ago #287895

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Talk is cheap. Once upon a time I got to watch Toby Kimball play at MSG.

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UCONN considers itself NYC’s “Sixth Borough.” 2 weeks 3 hours ago #287896

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Tonyinfairfield wrote:

Section9 wrote: Yeah, yeah, pukon's the sixth borough; kinda like when cuse considers themselves an NYC suburb.:P :angry:


But even 'Cuse, who has a much bigger presence in NYC than Pukon, doesn't have the gall, the audacity, the chutzpah to say they are a borough of NYC! Pukon can go to hell, AFAIC! Let them rot in the AAC.


Let's hope...along with some 'sanctions' for them LOU & others.
Now, I'm joking.

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UCONN considers itself NYC’s “Sixth Borough.” 2 weeks 3 hours ago #287897

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fuchsia wrote: Talk is cheap. Once upon a time I got to watch Toby Kimball play at MSG.

Toby Kimball - now there is a name from the my early days! I'd forgotten completely that he played for UCONN; remember him more from NBA days.

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UCONN considers itself NYC’s “Sixth Borough.” 2 weeks 3 hours ago #287898

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Tonyinfairfield wrote:

Section9 wrote: Yeah, yeah, pukon's the sixth borough; kinda like when cuse considers themselves an NYC suburb.:P :angry:


But even 'Cuse, who has a much bigger presence in NYC than Pukon, doesn't have the gall, the audacity, the chutzpah to say they are a borough of NYC! Pukon can go to hell, AFAIC! Let them rot in the AAC.


Unfortunately I know a bunch of people who root
for Syracuse for various reasons.

Went to the school
Married to someone who went to the school
Know somebody who went to the school
Live upstate
Was a fan of Pearl or Derrick Coleman or insert
name of another player
Think they were cool by wearing a Syracuse shirt
that their mother bought them
Thought the name Carrier Dome was cool.

Well at least here in Queens and I think I can
speek for the rest of NYC, Long Island and Weschester I don’t know very many people who went to or root for UCONN. Maybe others do?

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UCONN considers itself NYC’s “Sixth Borough.” 2 weeks 2 hours ago #287906

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Andrew wrote:

Tonyinfairfield wrote:

Section9 wrote: Yeah, yeah, pukon's the sixth borough; kinda like when cuse considers themselves an NYC suburb.:P :angry:


But even 'Cuse, who has a much bigger presence in NYC than Pukon, doesn't have the gall, the audacity, the chutzpah to say they are a borough of NYC! Pukon can go to hell, AFAIC! Let them rot in the AAC.


Unfortunately I know a bunch of people who root
for Syracuse for various reasons.

Went to the school
Married to someone who went to the school
Know somebody who went to the school
Live upstate
Was a fan of Pearl or Derrick Coleman or insert
name of another player
Think they were cool by wearing a Syracuse shirt
that their mother bought them
Thought the name Carrier Dome was cool.

Well at least here in Queens and I think I can
speek for the rest of NYC, Long Island and Weschester I don’t know very many people who went to or root for UCONN. Maybe others do?

My boss at my former job was a Yukon fan. His son attended school in Storrs. He was a good man but I never wanted to talk hoops with him. He personally knew Calhoun (I never got the full story) and loved him. It made me wretch. I didn't want to go to work in that odd year they won their last championship.

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UCONN considers itself NYC’s “Sixth Borough.” 2 weeks 2 hours ago #287908

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Section9 wrote: Yeah, yeah, pukon's the sixth borough; kinda like when cuse considers themselves an NYC suburb.:P :angry:

Back in the day, when I was a student, SJU had a bus trip to Syracuse. It was February. I woke up in the hotel and turned on the radio to hear something like "The high temperature will be Minus 1"....hell on earth.
Sixth borough my a--. More like the crappy attic above a really great party. I am still convinced they (Boeheim) somehow convinces kids that SU is "just minutes from NYC". How he ever recruited top talent there is amazing.
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UCONN considers itself NYC’s “Sixth Borough.” 2 weeks 1 hour ago #287910

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Andrew wrote:

Tonyinfairfield wrote:

Section9 wrote: Yeah, yeah, pukon's the sixth borough; kinda like when cuse considers themselves an NYC suburb.:P :angry:


But even 'Cuse, who has a much bigger presence in NYC than Pukon, doesn't have the gall, the audacity, the chutzpah to say they are a borough of NYC! Pukon can go to hell, AFAIC! Let them rot in the AAC.


Unfortunately I know a bunch of people who root
for Syracuse for various reasons.

Went to the school
Married to someone who went to the school
Know somebody who went to the school
Live upstate
Was a fan of Pearl or Derrick Coleman or insert
name of another player
Think they were cool by wearing a Syracuse shirt
that their mother bought them
Thought the name Carrier Dome was cool.

Well at least here in Queens and I think I can
speek for the rest of NYC, Long Island and Weschester I don’t know very many people who went to or root for UCONN. Maybe others do?


The list from Chaminade that JSJ shared today shows one student venturing to the "sixth borough." That's one more than I expected.

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UCONN considers itself NYC’s “Sixth Borough.” 2 weeks 1 hour ago #287914

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Tonyinfairfield wrote: This article in today’s Connecticut Post was interesting, to say the least. Between Danny Hurley throwing out the first pitch at a Mets game, and UCONN claiming it is NYC’s “Sixth Borough” I had to laugh. Their freakin’ campus is 140 miles from midtown! All the more reason to keep them out of the Big East.

www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Hurley-hur...5.php#photo-15663085



Thanks Tony
Like many if not most posters, I am a New Yorker ( born in Queens and raised in Brooklyn) but I did reside in CT - in the 1990s and recall at that time Felipe and Zendon defeating the dreaded UConn team.

Coincidentally, this weekend I am with my
lovely GF back in CT - she is not a sports fan but faithfully keeps the Hartford Courant Sports Section AND WOW

today’s headline of “Hurley Homecoming set for Dec 8” BUT goes on to add UConn will play Villanove at Madison Square Garden!!!
Really? Does that make it 6 and 7 Boroughs?

Two teams I am not at all enamored with. I can lump Syracuse in the mix.

I was sooo annoyed but then reminded myself (Says I to Myself) let’s just get on top and not care what UConn, Villanova or MSG are doing. If we continue to improve and win, the publicity and recruits and games will take care of themselves ( I think, I hope).

And there are still only 5 Boroughs. lol
UConn, Villanova, MSG. Wow! What’s that word? Oh yes. Deplorable.
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