John briskly stopped the van in the middle of the road, allowing me to swiftly unbuckle my seatbelt and exit the passenger-side door of the vehicle. I raced out of the van toward the two huddled bodies lying on top of each other in the middle of the black concrete on P Street and screamed, “Is everything alright?” The first body looked up and made eye contact with me. “Yeah, he’s my roommate,” he responded. “We’re just … uh … wrestling.” The roommate verified the claim. It’s not every night I witness an impromptu drunken wrestling match in the middle of the streets of Georgetown. Then again, it’s not every night I volunteer in the SafeRides van.
The merit of a single idea is based on three different factors. First, it has to be the right idea. Second, it has to be the right time. Third, it has to be the right place. On Tuesday night, the GUSA Endowment Commission—of which I was a member—made the correct choice in allocating the full amount of the $3.4 million available to both the Healy Student Space proposal and the Georgetown Energy proposal in its primary recommendation.
New is always exciting. But sometimes seeing someone new perform can be a burden. We set lofty expectations, even elevate their performances, to mythical proportions that he or she can’t match on a consistent basis. It happens all the time in college basketball. College basketball has been and will continue to be a veteran’s game.
In 2008, before Henry Sims suited up for the Hoyas, an article on ESPN.com had this to say about the newly recruited center: “The upside on this Georgetown commit is limitless. Right now he’s still a work in progress. He has a long and raw body that needs strength and development.
There are few joys in life greater than besting Duke’s Blue Devils. So when the Hoyas landed a new recruit on Nov. 1—6-foot-8-inch center Tyler Adams—it felt like a preseason victory. Adams, in order to play for Georgetown, had decommitted from Duke. The Hoyas have quickly built a recruiting class that is nothing short of formidable.
Somewhere in Major League Baseball’s excruciatingly long 136-page rulebook, a provision in Section 9.2 reads, “If there is reasonable doubt that any umpire’s decision may be in conflict with the rules, the manager may appeal the decision and ask that a correct ruling be made. Such appeal shall be made only to the umpire who made the protested decision.”
I may just be a bitter Mets fan, but the final week of the MLB season is too mundane. Every playoff spot in the American League is already claimed, and while the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays are still fighting for the American League East crown, there’s little to no drama.