Georgetown demolished in Wednesday night snowball fight with GWU

Editor’s note: Embedded reporter Eric Pilch took the two videos in this post of Wednesday night’s massacre at Rose Park. The first is of GWU’s hordes advancing on the intrepid band of Hoyas, the second is of some of the action on the battlefield. If you got sick watching Cloverfield, you probably shouldn’t watch them.

Wednesday night’s snowball fight between Georgetown and George Washington University may have been a lot of fun, but in terms of winners and losers, Georgetown was clearly the latter.

Starting around 6 p.m., the Georgetown contingent of roughly 50 students began to assemble on the north side of Rose Park at 26th and O Streets, gathering on top of a hill that strategically overlooked the park.  It was difficult to tell how many people from GWU had shown up when they advanced en masse from the other side of the park a few minutes later, but the ratio was at least 4:1 in GW’s favor.

To emphasize their prowess, they even brought a flag. Later reports of the battle also state that their university president, Steven Knapp, was present at the fight and announced that school would be canceled the next day right there at the site of GWU’s victory.

Once GWU began to flood the hill Georgetown students were standing on, the snowball fight digressed rapidly for the Hoyas.

Read more and watch Georgetown get crushed after the jump!

The conflict was as loud as it was wet and it was nearly impossible to go more than thirty seconds without getting hit. As the skirmish intensified, groups began shouting battlecries in unison.  Although “Hoya Saxa!” was a popular chant at the beginning of the fight, later on, scattered chants of “safety school!” could be heard ringing out over the battlefield as Georgetown’s fortunes waned.

Due to the lack of depth on the Georgetown side, the fight quickly devolved and most Hoyas were trudging back to campus with triumphant shouts from GW in the background within a half an hour. Other students report that GWU continued pelting GU until they were out of range, even as they removed their wounded from the battlefield.

“It’s funny how this event was supposed to go till 7:30, but Georgetown retreated in disgrace by 6:30,” a GWU student wrote on the Facebook group wall.

To which a GU student limply replied, “Georgetown was too busy being smart …”

“That made My Lai look humane,” said another GWU student.

31 Comments on “Georgetown demolished in Wednesday night snowball fight with GWU

  1.  by  Chris D

    No, My God…’s comment has to be one of the best I’ve ever seen on Vox Pop…still bent over laughing.

  2.  by  Alum

    Does this mean they’ll stop bugging us to play them in basketball? It was like all of GW got together and collectively decided to enact their vindication on the school up the road. And say what you will about the fact that at the EXACT same time Provost O’Donnell was busy rescheduling make-up classes, the GW Prez was, literally, chasing after Georgetown freshmen fleeing down M Street. At the end of the day, admissions and USNews ratings and Top 25 basketball be damned, because GW’s Steven Knapp just pelted Jane Hoya in the FACE!

  3.  by  Kristen

    Steven Knapp sounds like an awesome guy. Would DeGioia ever condescend to come
    to a snowball fight?

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  5.  by  Malin Hu

    Dear Georgetown, I go abroad for the year and *this* is what happens to you? I am disappointed.

  6.  by  so very meta

    And here I was thinking that the biggest threat to Georgetown security was a siege by the Ivy League. Georgetown Forever led me astray.

  7.  by  Melissa

    Umm then why is every other report of the event saying GW demolished? Silly elitists..

  8.  by  Melissa

    And now I am eating my words. I guess I should learn to read the whole article! (PS I do not go to either school, but come on, we all expected the trust fund babies to lose!)

  9.  by  Jeff Reger

    Epic videos.

    I think Georgetown might have won if we had brought a flag. And more people. And DeGioia. But mostly a flag.

    Really, we never had a chance.

  10.  by  Geoffrey Bible

    @Alum … No, they will continue to ask us to play them in basketball. In fact, I got into an argument with a kid from GW (who was wearing a ‘Cuse shirt–probably waitlisted from there as well), and he was trying to convince me that they were in fact a better team because we continuously refuse to play them, clearly not understanding that we don’t want to waste our time.

    @Jeff … We actually did have a flag, however, it was towards the back of our line. We were not willing to sacrifice our flag by putting it at the front of the line.

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  12.  by  Will Sommer

    Forget DeGioia–the snowball fight was the perfect chance for Provost O’Donnell to improve his new standing as a campus celebrity.

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  14.  by  birdinhoyacourt

    That’s more GW students than have ever attended a Colonials basketball game

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  17.  by  DrumMath

    Aahhh, it’s good to see that my tuition dollars have been well spent!

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  19.  by  Leonidas

    Georgetown may have been obliterated by sheer force of numbers, but valor was on the Hoya’s side that night. We kept four or five times our number at bay for nearly half an hour and never let the tide of Colonials demoralize us.

    More importantly, GW’s vaunted “Don’t Tread on Me” flag now resides in a Hilltop apartment…

  20.  by  spec_laconic

    So, now GW’s beat you in two things: Engineering and snowball fights. =p

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