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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Show of Patriotism

While I personally respect the guy's patriotism & compassion for his countrymen, I must admit this is a bit strange. But hey, we all show our emotions in different ways. I like how his daughter's boyfriends think it's cool.

I once pulled something like this when I was younger. When I was 12 & playing in a Staten Island little league tournament, we won the first game & I vowed not to shower until we lost. Unfortunatel (or fortunately depending upon whose side you take), our run to the promised land (& mine at being Pig Pen) ended a day later.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Return of Brendan

You've got to be kidding me. It's quite funny that he labels himself as part of the basketball / football teams. While we are all aware of his very sub-par hoops skills, all reports I've heard about his grid-iron time are equally as funny.

But, hey, it's worth a laugh & it's for GU.

By the way, is anybody else aware of the backdrop to part of why Coach Benson was fired? It's an interesting story.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Hoopnet Preview

Money quote: "The Hoyas have some extremely talented players, but their suspect outside shooting may well cost them a few games, even with Hibbert and Green up front. If they do discover that outside threat, this is a potential Final Four team."

OOC schedule

Well, the OCC schedule is done. Not very impressive. Much like last year's, but with a top 10 team, we could have challenged ourselves a bit. Home: Old Dominion, Oregon, James Madison, Oral Roberts, Winston-Salem State (?!), Towson, and Navy. Road: Vandy, Duke, U.Mich. In particular, this really blows for those of us with season tickets. The three best games are away.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Coach K

For such a great coach, he has a serious blind-spot when it comes to defense. Doesn't it sound like the Greek coach just popped in a tape of the Georgetown game?,8599,1521274,00.html