Posted January 29, 2014

Syracuse coach Scott Shafer digs at ‘soft-nosed’ Southerners

Scott Shafer, Syracuse Orange
Is Scott Shafer mad the temperature controls in the Carrier Dome got a degree off? Maybe.

Is Scott Shafer mad that the temperature in the Carrier Dome was 68 degrees instead of 72? Maybe. (Mike Groll/AP)

scott-shafer-tweet-soft-nosed-southernersMuch of the South was hit with a major winter storm on Tuesday, and several interstates and major roads were rendered pretty much useless thanks to snow and ice. Only about two inches of snow hit the metro Atlanta area, but it was enough for many schools and businesses to shut down.

Well, Syracuse coach Scott Shafer thinks that Southerners need to man up. In a since-deleted tweet on Wednesday, Schafer trolled folks south of the Mason-Dixon Line by posting, “2 inches of snow, city and airport shutdown ATL #softnosed.”

Naturally, many people responded to Shafer’s tweet.

12 comments
sg12
sg12

Funny, I didn't know Syracuse still played football. And i'm from NJ.

mrsk32407
mrsk32407

@SInow Syracuse has a football team??? That's like snow tires and plows in the south right????

IDC
IDC

Advice to Scott Shafer -  I'm sure you will be given a warm greeting in the South. They may even teach you the meaning of "soft nose."


Ron aka Buddy
Ron aka Buddy

Soft a$$ Northerners can't handle a little rain (Sandy). Bunch of pu$$ies. FL deals with that crap multiple times a year and you cry babies can't deal with drizzle. Shut up.  


It's not the snow, it's the lack of equipment to deal with it. Why would Atlantans have the same amount of snow plows and salt trucks as Chicago or NYC? That would be as stupid as a Syracuse grad. 


Typical ignorant Northerners acting holier than as usual. By the way, you people should stop moving down here. Do you think people in Iceland should stock up on flip flops?

jtownmoney
jtownmoney

Southerners, so sensitive and touchy as always... Just admit that 2 inches of snow causing that much mess is embarrassing. MAN UP

canine34
canine34

Southerners are softnosed?  I'm an Atlanta resident, and it tickles me to hear a recent transplant from Peoria or Yonkers complain about the stifling, oppressive heat when the weather 89 degrees and 50% humidity.


x72
x72

The South..... smgdh

SeaDawg
SeaDawg

@sg12 Last time I watched Syracuse football, I wasn't sure they knew they were playing either.

jtownmoney
jtownmoney

@Ron aka Buddy  Comparing 2 inches of snow to a Hurricane is ridiculous. 


2 inches of snow does not require a plow. Get a ruler. Measure 2 inches.