I don’t like D.C.’s
gangs of candy-ass prancers sports teams, being from Philly (save the United–I highly respect something like a real barra brava in the States). And the Flyers’ 3-2 OT game 7 win over the Capitals last night was especially gratifying, keeping in mind this Washington Post article by Mike Wise, written after game 2. Whining about the Flyers and their fans, Wise wishes for a happier time when players shared orange slices between periods and fans politely applauded both teams for their 110% effort. Here are a couple choice parts:
For most of the evening, there was this unmistakable air of testosterone coming from the Flyers’ direction that just reeked of physicality, a way of exerting their mauling style on the Capitals that just sent their denizens into some medieval state of euphoria.
Well, I feel like a barbarian. It gets better:
Something about this R-rated environment is just not conducive to Ted Leonsis‘ Family Pack Night or Ovie on Ice. The contrasts are so stark and revealing.
The Caps’ postseason slogan: “Rock The Red.” The Flyers? “Vengeance Now,” which comes across as less of a slogan and more of a sequel to Charles Bronson‘s “Death Wish.”
Yeah, the Flyers should go home and think about the way they’re approaching the only sport left where fights are a regular, acceptable part of the game. Except now the Caps are the ones sitting at home, sucka. Even Caps’ players are calling Flyers’ fans better. I mean come on, it’s not as if the Caps were playing this other famous Pennsylvania team:
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We’re celebrators here at the Voice. We celebrate D.C., we celebrate warm weather when it rolls around and we celebrate all things beautiful. And we’ve mixed all three of those ingredients into our first-ever issue-length celebration of all things spring fashion. With special thanks to some local boutiques, follow the link and check out this season’s essentials for both women and men, and look forward to seeing the hard copy on campus tomorrow.
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Sam immediately noticed what’s become a pretty obvious trend since free newspapers hit the Georgetown campus a month ago: the Times is always the first to go, usually disappearing entirely while most copies of the Post still sit there, waiting for a loving home (I’m not even going to touch USA Today). I’m wondering if openly hoping that that will change after the Post deep-sixed its competition in the Pulitzers yesterday, taking home a half-dozen of the prestigious journalism awards. It’s the second-most ever by a single paper—the Post‘s best-ever performance—and four more than its closest competitor, the Times.
I don’t have a problem with the Times. It’s a great paper, arguably the nation’s premiere one (despite yesterday’s verdict), and certainly an icon. But besides being a storied paper with what is probably the country’s best political staff, the Post is also our local paper here at Georgetown. To spend four years here and not take an interest in your community is something of a travesty. It’s likely symptomatic of many Hoyas’ larger allergy to getting out of the neighborhood at all (seriously—go for the coffee shops alone), combined with the multitudes that come here from the New York area. But please, give D.C. a try.
Photo courtesy washingtonpost.com.
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Hey all, I’ll be down here in Raleigh all weekend covering the Hoyas in the first couple of rounds of the NCAA tournament, so be sure to check the main site for regular updates. Here’s the first: a preview of the UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) Retrievers, Georgetown’s first-round opponent. Keep checking back for more through Sunday!
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The Big East tournament is one of the finest displays of basketball anywhere in the world, and the Voice‘s Anthony Francavilla will be there all weekend to keep you updated on the Hoyas’ progress. Georgetown got it started right, and got it started quickly, with an 82-63 smackdown of the Villanova Wildcats. With no controversial last-second foul calls to hide behind this time, all ‘Nova fans can do now is shake their heads and think about the tournament record-tying 17 threes the Hoyas dropped to offset a nightmare afternoon for senior center Roy Hibbert (0 points, fouled out) and pull away in the second half. The loss could spell tournament trouble for the Wildcats, who were already treading precariously on the NCAA bubble.
Also from our Great News department, freshman guard Chris Wright was back in action for the Hoyas after missing the entire conference schedule with an ankle injury. He scored 6 points and notched 4 assists in 15 minutes of action, and proved his value as a speedy press-breaker that Georgetown has desperately lacked this season.
Up next for JTIII and his boys are the West Virginia Mountaineers, who took down the 15th-ranked UConn Huskies in the second afternoon game, 78-72. WVU has its own beef with Georgetown, as the Mountaineers lost the teams’ only regular-season meeting in Morgantown thanks to an acrobatic last-second block by Patrick Ewing Jr. that many felt should have been called goaltending. It was, at any rate, about as close a call as you could ever see. The world will find out tomorrow night at 7 if the Mountaineers are better at exacting revenge than the Wildcats.
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With four GUSA presidential candidates left in the ongoing run-off election, the four who were bounced find themselves in a unique position to play kingmaker, owning a combined 482 first-place votes between them in the original election. While I don’t know of any specific endorsements yet [Ed. Note: Reliable sources inform me that Brown-Sevin will be endorsing Williams-Kesten], the ex-ticket of Sean Hayes and Andrew Madorsky have thrown themselves into the role with audacious aplomb. The pair sent the following e-mail to the remaining contenders, and then also forwarded it to both the Voice and the Hoya:
From: “Sean Hayes” <(redacted)>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 22:26:09 -0500
Subject: Election Endorsement
Alright, so Andrew and I are out….
You have all asked me in the last 24 hours for our support/endorsement and we figured that we, being REALLY cool fun guys, would have some fun with this one.
We WILL, in fact, be endorsing a candidate very soon.
As for the two of us, we have already put in our own personal votes, but we do still have a facebook group with 160 members and don’t forget that smashing 182 we got in the primaries!
Therefore, there is only one fair way to decide who we will endorse.
- No monetary bribes (we are not trying to get in trouble)
- PLAY BALL!
You can find our contact info on www.hm2008.org
So boys, now the question is: What can YOU do for H&M?
Sean Hayes & Andrew Madorsky
Sure, it’s attention-craving, but that’s not exactly out of line for ex-politicians (ahem, Al Gore). At any rate, it worked. But the question is, with voting already underway, how many of those votes can they actually still deliver?
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