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Wednesday’s Three for All recap: Syracuse named top party school; hot/crazy matrix for finding perfect wife

08.06.14 at 3:50 pm ET
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On Wednesday’s Three For All on Middays with MFB, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed Syracuse’s new honor, a new method for finding the perfect wife and taking stock of the supernatural. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

— It looks like upstate New York is the place to be for college students, as the Princeton Review named Syracuse as the top party school in the country. Rounding out the top five are Iowa, UC Santa Barbara, West Virginia and Illinois.

Despite the announcement, Benz — a Syracuse alum — was unimpressed.

“Now I’ve got to say this first and foremost, it was a much bigger party school when I was there,” Benz said. “Now I’ve gone back on a couple of occasions, bars are kind of empty on Friday nights, a lot more kids are staying in.”

Said Merloni: “I have a tough time believing that. … My stepdaughter just graduated from Arizona State, I went down there and it’s like 2 o’clock in the afternoon, everyone’s out by the pool, everyone’s drinking, it’s just absolute chaos.”

Fauria was disappointed that his alma mater, Colorado, was not even ranked in the top 20.

“They legalized marijuana out there, I’m not sure what the issue could be,” Fauria said. “They should have made it even better for them to party hard. It’s not like they were hiding it when I was there anyways.”

Dana C. McLendon III claims to have it all figured out when it comes finding the perfect wife. McLendon created a hot/crazy matrix that he uses to plot different zones and rankings of women, creating groups such as the “fun zone,” “danger zone” and “unicorns.”

“I’m going to add to that: Dental assistants, nurses and teachers,” Benz said in regards to the matrix’s “danger zone.”

“Am I missing something here? This sounds like experience,” Merloni said.

“You can fill in the blanks, but they all qualify, how about that?” Benz responded.

“I feel like every girl that he’s talking about in that ‘danger zone’ is on ‘The Bachelor,’ ” Fauria said.

— After watching a story on TV about an alleged haunted house in Pennsylvania, Fauria asked Benz and Merloni if they believe in supernatural beings such as ghosts.

“You ever have a nice little chill that came through your house and you wondered, ‘Oh, maybe that’s Grandma,’ ” Fauria asked.

“I don’t discount it. I think there’s something, but I’ve never felt the cold air coming in,” Merloni said.

“I don’t, but it’s funny what you can make yourself believe if given the right situation. You go in some of these homes and you just sit there and you just go, ‘Hmm, something bad happened here,’ or somebody tells you a story,” Fauria said.

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