From the Author
When I started my blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician in 2006, I had absolutely no idea that I'd one day write a book about Syracuse sports. I didn't even think I'd ever write a book. However every year I wrote the blog it was another year of Syracuse knowledge, history and passion under my belt. The more I learned, the deeper the traditions went and the bigger the fan I became.
I wrote the book first and foremost for myself. I wanted to learn the entire history of the school, the sports programs and the players that made it famous. As a Syracuse grad ('00), I wanted to find out what came before me and why its important to keep those traditions going.
I also wrote the book for every Syracuse fan out there interested in digging a little deeper into their love for SU. Whether its basketball, football, lacrosse or another sport altogether, if you love Syracuse, I hope you'll enjoy this book. At the end of the day, I want it to be fun. It should be informative and interesting, but it should be entertaining as well.
About the Author
Born and raised in Central NJ just 20 minutes from Rutgers, it's a miracle that Sean Keeley never became a Scarlet Knight fan. Then again, no one in New Jersey even began rooting for Rutgers until 2004 so it's a moot point.
Sean graduated Syracuse in 2000 with a double major in Marketing & Entrepreneurship and if there's any advice he can give, it is...don't do that. Major in something creative. Write. Paint. Dance. Emote. Unless you're going to be a doctor or an accountant, your major is irrelevant.
His favorite Syracuse-related sports moments while at SU are storming the field after the '98 Virginia Tech win, storming the court after beating Georgetown and awkwardly making eye contact with Donovan McNabb one time on the South Campus shuttle.
After college, Sean moved out to LA and started up a Syracuse blog called Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician.
Four years later, it's the No. 1 independent Syracuse blog, attracting over 200K unique visitors a month. Sean's writing has appeared on ESPN.com, FoxSports.com, CBSSports.com, Deadspin.com and Syracuse.com. He is also a frequent guest on various Syracuse radio sports-talk shows.
Sean currently lives in Seattle with his wife, Lucy, who doesn't care about Syracuse sports.