Originally written on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 9/6/12
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Syracuse.com There are plenty of Central New Yorkers who wish Saturday’s showdown with USC was in the Carrier Dome, and many are downright pissed off at the SU Athletic Department that it’s not. But this is bigger than one game. You can’t always have it both ways. You can’t expect Doug Marrone to build from the ground up while playing every home game on a Saturday at noon in the Dome. This program needs the exposure, the revenue, and the energy that come with a duel against the Trojans in an NFL venue. The debate in the months leading up to this matchup has focused primarily on the contrast of the blue collar Syracuse community with Daryl Gross’ Hollywood attitude. His critics say Gross has abandoned the core of SU’s fanbase to play Friday night home games and travel to New Jersey to play the #2 team in the nation. You have to remember USC would never have agreed to a game in CNY. NYC is also filled with Syracuse alumni, and those without the opportunity to travel back to SU will e...
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