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26 Signs You Bleed Orange For Syracuse Basketball

Otto's Army forever.

1. You own a closet full of orange T-shirts.

2. And are used to watching games with 34,000 of your closest friends in the Carrier Dome.

3. When you can't make it to the actual game, you watch on the big screen at Chuck's.

If you can get in to the bar, that is.

The line at Chuck's for Syracuse Basketball Final Four.

4. You love Jim Boeheim for the gem of a man that he is.

Plus, it doesn't hurt that he's the second winningest coach in NCAA history.

5. You've shown your support by camping out at Boeheimburg.

Tents have continued to pop up in Boeheimburg in advance of tomorrow's game. #BeatDuke

"I thought my dad was crazy when he said he camped out for hockey tickets - now I get it." SU student w/ @OttosArmy

6. The 2003 season has a special place in your heart.

7. And you're forever grateful to Hakim Warrick for his block that sealed the National Championship.

It was seriously a thing of beauty.

8. Melo also has a special place in your heart.

9. But not this Melo.

10. You try to suppress the memory of T.J. Sorrentine hitting a 3-point shot from the parking lot.

11. But you remember where you were when 'Cuse beat UConn in the 6-overtime game in the 2009 Big East tournament.

Because there's nothing like beating UConn.

12. You take pride in Syracuse's unmatched 2-3 zone defense.

13. There's no feeling like beating Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals.

14. Except maybe how great it feels to beat 'Nova.

15. You still don't know what a Hoya is, besides the fact that they suck.

16. You were disappointed at the end of the 2012–2013 season that you'd never watch 'Cuse play in the Big East Tournament again.

17. But you're also happy to embrace new rivalries.

18. You have a framed selfie with Dickie V. from College GameDay.

19. And have felt Otto's warm embrace.

20. But you've also felt the heartbreak of too many one and done players.

21. You love that Gerry McNamara is still in the Syracuse family.

22. And after five years, you were sad to see Scoop finally move on.

23. You know what it's like to have the vice president on your side.

24. And for celebrities to show your team love.

25. To you, Christmas isn't just a holiday in December.

26. March Madness is your favorite time of year.

And rightfully so.

Because you get to root for the best team in the country.