Saturday, March 26, 2005

March Madness

You may not have known that the shot clock was born in Syracuse. This new monument in Armory Square Park celebrates the birth of the 24-second clock. It's kind of a strange thing to memorialize, but I think it's pretty cool. The monument is functional, which is a nice touch (fortunatelly, there's no buzzer). It is surprising that the original clock is sitting around up the road at LeMoyne College. You'd think that the Basketball Hall of Fame would be interested in having it.

1 comment:

MDS said...

One thing I noticed while watching college basketball this weekend is how often teams with the lead don't let the clock run down. If you've got a double-digit lead, it's stupid to take a shot with 15 seconds left on the clock. But teams do it all the time.