TGR on Facebook
TGR on Twitter
TGR Feed
Mar 1

The Dome Ranger?

Posted by: Nate Lowe | Leave a Comment (28)
Category: Crazy Storiesparents=singleRandom Notes

Dennis Brogan as the Dome Ranger

I must admit, even after the Cats’ disappointing loss to Tennessee on Saturday, I was still looking forward to watching the primetime game between Syracuse and Villanova on ESPN.  Yeah, say what you want about the Big East and these two teams, but, undoubtedly, the game was expected to be among the best this season.  So, at around 8:30 PM (EST), I sat down on my couch in front of the television and began watching Rece Davis and the rest of the GameDay crew do their typical thing; you know, discuss the game and what not.  Then, at some point over the next 20 minutes or so, it happened:  Out came the Dome Ranger.

As I watched this loon run around the court while wearing a friggin cowboy hat and a football jersey, I immediately thought to myself, “What the f*ck?” 

Or, maybe I said this well-known expression aloud to which my lovely wife, who was in the next room, replied, “Uh, what did you say?!”  [Note: In the past, my wife wouldn’t have made any such reply, but now that we have a 2-year-old boy running around the house, such comments need not be expressed aloud for his impressionable ears to hear.] 

Without her having seen this guy yet, I found it difficult for me to explain what I was witnessing, but I tried:  “Well…see, there’s a guy dressed up kind of like a cowboy, while also wearing a football jersey, running around the court and yelling at the crowd.” 

Her reply:  “What the f*ck?” 

Exactly.  I mean, who was this guy, and, of all places, what was he doing in Syracuse, New York?  I could see such a character taking the floor at a University of Texas basketball game, among other universities in the Big 12 Conference, but not at a venue in Central New York State.  Seriously, who thinks “cowboy” when you say “Syracuse?”  But again, maybe that was the irony at work.  I dunno… 

Anywho, after feeling perplexed, I came to discover that the Dome Ranger was a popular entity in the 1980s and that was his first appearance at the Carrier Dome in quite a long time.  Okay, that’s fine, but what’s his relevance?  I’m pretty sure Syracuse already had a mascot prior to the Dome Ranger’s debut, so who thought letting this yahoo run around the court and scream at the fans was really a good idea?  Does any other university have such a character at its sporting events?  I didn’t have much luck finding answers to these questions, so please help me out here, TGR nation.  I’m still pretty upset about the whole thing.  Let’s be honest, was I the only one who felt uncomfortable about the Dome Ranger?

jclowechef said on 03/1/2010 5:26 PM

Hi Ho Silver, or in this case Orange.

Mark Walker said on 03/1/2010 6:01 PM

What a retard……It took him how many years to come back from the dead?

I know a few SU fans and they’re still clinging to Bobby Knight saying they are the best team way back in Nov-Dec. They are #1 and you would think they’ve already won it all. Somebody PLEASE knock them out in the first 2 or 3 rounds.

R.A.Pedigo said on 03/1/2010 7:39 PM

My fav kinda “unofficial” team mascot was the guy at Denver Broncos games that wore only a barrel and cowboy hat, he died recently, RIP Barrel dude

hemorrhoids gangrene said on 08/8/2013 12:21 AM

I am curious to find out what blog platform you happen to be working with?
I’m having some minor security problems with my latest blog and I would like to find something more secure. Do you have any recommendations?

Jerald said on 08/13/2013 10:12 PM

Some plants require high humidity or tropical conditions,
while others require arid or desert levels of
humidity. Hens very funny to observe and definitely will command typically the insect pest inhabitants in the all-natural technique.
Feel free to subscribe to my Fort Worth Gardening Examiner site
today; it’s free.

Molly said on 12/16/2013 3:54 PM

Be sure to ask any possible carpet cleaning
service includes prior to signing a contract. Another great thing
to do is to actually pull up all of the carpet in order to dry
and clean the flooring that is underneath. Most professional cleaners have self-contained units within their van or vehicle.

yogurt said on 01/22/2014 4:24 PM

If you are going for finest contents like I do, just go to see this website all the time since it
presents quality contents, thanks

novoline tricks said on 01/28/2014 12:46 PM

Quality posts is the crucial to interest the users to
visit the site, that’s what this web page is providing. said on 03/10/2014 4:44 PM

Danville native and former Mlb pitcher Jason Anderson weren’t required to wait or look far for the new position.Anderson, who also pitched on the University of Illinois, was announced as being the baseball team volunteer assistant coach . said on 03/20/2014 4:43 AM

He’s a powerful, positive, proven leader in banking,” McConachie said of Chamberlin. “He’s held it’s place in the Wichita banking community for almost Two decades. I do think the guy can help much us grow the bank.”

buy youtube views said on 04/17/2014 1:18 AM

My partner and I stumbled over here coming from a different weeb address and thought I might
as well check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you.
Look forward to finding out about our web page again.

link said on 06/26/2014 8:38 AM

Sclereids or stone cells : pretty much isodiametric, thick-walled, small lumen basic and branched pits.
The Omega3 and Omega6 efas in acai berry further assists in faster weight reduction, dissolving the flab within several
The Acai berry also activly works to enhance your metabolism, and so the food
which you eat is processed more effectively.
Choosing the correct crops to plant is crucial in having
a thriving urban farm.

best shampoo and Conditioner for men said on 06/26/2014 9:55 AM

I got this web site from my buddy who shared with me concerning this
web page and at the moment this time I am browsing this site and reading very informative articles here.

lose weight in a month said on 06/29/2014 3:56 AM

Changing the bad habits that cause your weight
gain, eating the right nutrient-dense foods, and performing regular amounts
of exercise, will allow you to obtain fantastic weight loss results,
and losing weight will actually be quite fast and
easy. This muscle mass means that these muscles will be stronger and fitter.
It can assist you with increasing your body_s metabolism,
dissolving excess fat deposits, and in suppressing your appetite but these are not enough for you to lose

paleo diet budget said on 06/29/2014 5:10 AM

But before you think that this is the abs diet which requires hours of abs exercise, you
have to know that the abs diet meal plan is focusing on the
type of food you are eating, instead of vigorous workout.
If you are a lot bigger, the weight will
shift with ease. This Paleolithic diet requires getting rid of virtually all packaged
in addition to processed foods.

mulberry bag outlet said on 07/3/2014 3:00 AM

Comment puis-je obtenir du tribunal d’attribuer le revenu de mon mari ex? J’ai eu une stipulation signé par moi-même et mon ex de ne pas revenir sur un cas pour une année. pendant que.

ray ban outlet said on 07/5/2014 9:54 PM

Fifth Pacific Companies will trade under FNP on the New York Stock ExchangeNEW YORK, May 15, 2012 Fifth Pacific Companies, Inc. completed its previously announced corporate name change from Liz Claiborne Inc. As of today, Fifth Pacific Companies will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “FNP.” Fifth Pacific Companies is focused on growing its global lifestyle brands (Juicy Couture, kate spade and Lucky Brand). Penney Corporation, Inc.”We are thrilled to begin the next stage of our Company’s journey as Fifth Pacific Companies, a name that truly captures who we are today a house of iconic American brands with global appeal. From their cradles of inspiration in New York and Los Angeles to Shanghai and beyond, our brands serve customers worldwide with high quality and imaginative product,” said William L. “As we say a final goodbye to the iconic Liz Claiborne name, we know the time is right for a change, and we welcome our bright new future as Fifth Pacific Companies,” said Mr. McComb. Fifth Pacific Companies, Inc. (formerly Liz Claiborne Inc.) designs and markets a portfolio of retail based, premium, global lifestyle brands including Juicy Couture, kate spade, and Lucky Brand. In addition, the Adelington Design Group, a private brand jewelry design and development group, markets brands through department stores as well as serves jcpenney via exclusive supplier agreements for the Liz Claiborne and Monet jewelry lines and Kohl’s via an exclusive supplier agreement for Dana Buchman jewelry. The Company also has licenses for the Liz Claiborne New York brand, available at QVC and Lizwear, which is distributed through the club store channel. Fifth Pacific Companies, Inc. maintains an 18.75% stake in Mexx, a European and Canadian apparel and accessories retail based brand.

air jordan said on 07/10/2014 11:04 AM

My spouse and i continue reading tweets recently this Harry Reid could be remorse connected with pederasty. Precisely why has not he / she resolved these kind of accusations?

google plus api said on 07/10/2014 11:19 AM

I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
The sketch is attractive, your authored subject matter stylish.
nonetheless, you command get got an edginess over that you wish be delivering the following.

unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as exactly the same nearly very
often inside case you shield this increase.

louboutin noire said on 07/10/2014 11:39 AM

The Museum of London is also aiming to bridge the gap between the online and offline space this season. The museum released its collection of early twentieth century fashion photography from the studios of Bassano Limited and put it online for public access. More than 3,000 glass negative plates documenting clothing, fashion and accessories, and taken between 1912 and 1945 are included.

nike air jordan 5 said on 07/10/2014 10:18 PM

Value for the Money. As part of a franchise, you will have national buying power, allowing you to assure your customers that they are getting the best values anywhere. When money is tight, customers appreciate that you can offer them good value for their money.

alviero martini padova said on 07/16/2014 10:55 PM

If you are worried about getting a custom made cape but it won’t be here in time A picture with an estimated arrival date in a card at Christmas time will bowl her over might even be more impressive (that you are working hard at this). So don’t let time stop you from getting a custom made gift. Please. signed, girls everywhere

timberland shop online italia said on 07/19/2014 12:45 AM

stayed seven years, which is a long time, Nash Taylor said.

Mcm Bags said on 07/19/2014 1:27 PM

et cherché le pardon comme un dernier recours, alors qu’elle a combattu pour la déportation

Sao Truc said on 07/24/2014 3:35 PM

Thanks for another great article. Where else may just anyone get that type of information in such a perfect way of writing? I’ve a presentation subsequent week, and I am on the search for such info.

Interior Blog said on 02/25/2017 4:37 AM

Gameday Couture Kentucky Wildcats

[…] the Dome Ranger’s debut, so who thought letting this yahoo run around the cou […]

Royal Blog said on 04/20/2017 1:30 AM

Uk Wildcats 3×5 Court Interior Rug

[…] ut here, TGR nation.  I’m still pretty upset about the whole thing.  Let’s […]

Wild Cats Blog said on 06/5/2017 11:41 AM

Syracuse Orange 10×13 Court Interior Rug

[…] to these questions, so please help me out here, TGR nation.  I’m still pretty […]