Counting eggs as chickens

Remember last season how few folks seemed to take Bucknell seriously as they knocked off Pittsburgh, St. Joseph's and Kansas? Eash time the opposing team's media seemed to dwell more on what the home team did wrong than what the Bison did right.

Now here comes Syracuse Post-Gazette columnist Bud Poliquin in the same vein, referring to the Bison as a "standard-issue win" in his column Friday:
The Syracuse basketball schedule has been released and while it is loaded with the standard-issue November wins and December triumphs, there will be some metaphorical meat on the bones of some of the visiting condemned this time around. In alphabetical order, Bethune-Cookman is a 101-year-old predominantly black school bowing on the big Carrier Dome stage, Bucknell knocked Kansas out of last year's NCAA Tournament, Davidson gave us Lefty Driesell once upon a time, Illinois-Chicago is coached by our very own Jimmy Collins, Manhattan's boss is the forever chatty Bobby Gonzalez, and Texas-El Paso's all-black ancestors once beat all-white Kentucky for the national title. It was nice of Jim Boeheim, generous on whim, to give his pals among the media so many storylines.
Bud might want to be careful about how soon he counts his chickens. Remember, the Bison lasted longer in last season's NCAA Tournament than the Orange, and unlike the Cuse, which lost a key player in Hakim Warrick, Bucknell has every starter and 7 of its first 8 in the rotation back.

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