Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/18/12
After Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim notched his 900th win as Syracuse's head basketball coach on Monday night, joining Mike Krzyzewski and Bobby Knight as the only coaches in that elite club, he stood at a podium for one of his most hated rituals: the postgame press conference. Boeheim's petulant in-game manner often comes out after games, as well, when he is known to occasionally snap at reporters' questions or call out writers who have ripped on his team. But at the laudatory press conference Monday, where the topic at hand was Boeheim's remarkable 37-year run at Syracuse and his legacy in college hoops history, he ended the press conference in a most unusual way. "This will probably offend some people," the 68-year-old Boeheim began. "If we in this country as Americans cannot get the people that represent us to do something about firearms, we are a sad, sad society. . . . I'm a hunter. I've hunted. I'm not talking about rifles -- that's fine." He was talking about the Newtown, Con...
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