Normally, I can’t sit through an entire NFL game unless my team is playing. Despite there being just 60 minutes of actual gameplay, contests are often drawn out beyond the three hour mark, as the sport’s stop-and-go nature allows frequent commercial breaks. At times, watching a game becomes altogether tedious, as networks try to squeeze in every possible second of advertising, regardless of how much time has passed since they last cut to break.
A few months ago, it was inconceivable that the Georgetown men’s basketball team would be the heavy favorite in a matchup with conference rival Pittsburgh. And yet, as the Hoyas prep for their showdown in the Steel City this Saturday, the nation expects nothing short of a convincing win.
While this year’s Hoyas are not quite a revelation from recent teams, the positivity surrounding the squad is tremendously refreshing. Though Georgetown’s early success is no indication of an end to the postseason dry-spell, we can only hope that fans can keep this season in its proper context.
After rolling through the nonconference schedule, the Georgetown men’s basketball team looked poised to waltz through Big East play on their way to the NCAA Tournament. Over the weekend, the... Read more
The Georgetown men’s basketball team entered this season surrounded by doubts about the quality of their squad. Could the Hoyas fill the void left by free-scoring guards Chris Wright and Austin Freeman? Did they have a capable enough inside presence to succeed Julian Vaughn as the rock in the middle at Big Man U?
When David Stern proclaims the NBA has entered a “nuclear winter,” don’t think he is exaggerating. His apocalyptic language is a testament to the utter breakdown in communications between the players and owners, resulting in their mutual destruction. Now 140 days into this excruciating lockout and nearly one month past the scheduled start of games, we couldn’t be farther from having an NBA season.
The Georgetown men’s basketball team took care of business Monday night as they dismantled North Carolina-Greensboro 86-45 in the opening game of the Maui Invitational. The final score may have even been a bit generous to the Spartans, who cut the lead in the last few minutes as the Hoyas rested key players.