Syracuse football: Beat writers pick South Florida to buck Syracuse

first_imgSyracuse (1-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) takes on South Florida (2-0, 1-0 American Athletic) in the Carrier Dome at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Check out how our beat writers see the matchup unfolding.Chris Libonati (2-0)South Florida 56, Syracuse 42Buck offSyracuse is grabbing life by the horns, but it’s getting bucked. After taking its opening game against Colgate, 33-7, the Orange looked poor overall against ranked Louisville. Syracuse’s offense takes another step forward, but its defense proves to be costly again. If you’re betting a Syracuse game this year, though, take the over. That’s a good bet.Jon Mettus (2-0)South Florida 58, Syracuse 38Tampa bluesUSF quarterback Quinton Flowers isn’t quite Heisman-hopeful Lamar Jackson, who stormed into and through the Carrier Dome a week ago. But this game won’t be much better than the Louisville blowout. Flowers and running back Marlon Mack will have their way with SU’s depleted defense. Syracuse’s offense will have more success, especially in the running game, but the Orange won’t be able to keep up.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on September 16, 2016 at 12:47 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Chris Brown lookalike, Braithwaite trolled after hilarious skills at Barcelona unveiling [VIDEO]

first_imgI,m sure he did what he could, ,barca won’t mind this skills if he start scoring goals— Larry Nii Nartey (@LarryNartey) February 21, 2020 Barcelona’s new £15 million signing, Martin Braithwaite, is certainly not the biggest name to pull on the famous Blaugrana shirt.However, the circumstances of his ’emergency’ move to the Catalan club have certainly captured the world’s attention.His sudden move from Leganes after Barca paid his buyout clause under La Liga’s emergency rule which allows signings to be made outside the transfer window once a team’s player is injured for more than five months.An apparent resemblance to American musician, Chris Brown has only helped to make him even more popular.One thing, however, that Braithwaite would have hoped was not captured was his attempt to dazzle fans with his skills at his unveiling.Dazzle, he did not, as his skill after skill he attempted fell flat.It was not the first impression that the new signing wanted to make to the fans though.The video posted by ESPN on Facebook currently has almost 5,000 comments and 2,000 shares.Some of the responses have been brutal with some mocking the player for his failed attempts.Others were more forgiving, comparing him to prolific scorers who weren’t known for their technical abilities either.A fuller version of the video actually shows Braithwaite getting much more success with his deft touches.last_img read more