2012 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament Open Thread: Syracuse at (3) Duke

Apr 1, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Syracuse Orange attack Collin Donahue (17) brings the ball up field against Duke Blue Devils defender Bill Conners (55) at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. Duke Blue Devils defeat the Syracuse Orange 12-10. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

You guys! The 2011 NCAA men's college lacrosse tournament totally starts today! It's a great day to be an American!

In a year where bonkers has become the unstable baseline for all games played, this year's first round of the NCAA Tournament may provide the kind of "What the. . . .!" usually reserved for the college basketball tournament. It all gets started with Syracuse heading to Koskinen Stadium in Durham, North Carolina, to face third-seeded Duke. ESPN -- the flagship of Deathstar Bristol -- has the broadcast.

Syracuse's recent surge in play has turned some heads -- not in the freaky "You're probably possessed, turd" kind of way -- lately and with the Devils having had a little bit of a layoff since their last game, the game may or may not play-out similar to the team's regular season matchup at MetLife Stadium at the A City Classic.

Here's how the game shakes out on the Fun Factor scale:

SYRACUSE AT DUKE
AWAY HOME TIME FUN FACTOR RANK
Syracuse Duke 12:00 4.0120 6

This is your open thread for the game. Make me proud out there, kiddo.

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