Monday, August 23, 2010

GWHoops users don't understand how the Internet works

Every few months, a couple of posters on, namely Longing for Oscar and MV, post these long, insider-y screeds purportedly for each other's information. They generally talk about some business stuff or a trip somewhere, with initials in the place of people's names, while name-dropping some sports personalities. For example:
WJiv has gotten others involved including WK, TR and DR and he's also got big corporate sponsors committing time and money including his own company.  Mrs WJ is also working tirelessly to increase awareness and told me that the wife of MB will soon be getting involved. She asked me to send you her very warmest regards as did MT, who I spoke with about the Revis negotiation.
It's completely bizarre. The tone is sort of a professional email, and yet it's on A previous message had something to do with taking a limo around New York and Lebron James. It's almost like they're trying to brag to everybody else on the board that they're bigwigs who rub elbows with famous people. People always ask them what the hell they're doing, and they never respond, other than to say it's not meant for them or something equally stupid:
And, since I am posting again to this all you knuckleheads who think the MV is the only one in our circle this is written for, I say... wake up! There are a more than a handful of others that visit this site (you might call them lurkers) that benefit in a variety of different ways from my postings.

I don't get it. I mean, there's this thing called email.You can even send it to multiple people at once.

Maybe they get some perverse joy from pissing people off/thinking they're cool. And of course, there's always the theory out there that LFO and MV and most trolls on the board are actually the same person. But the weird thing is, sometimes LFO actually has some useful information, so you can't just ban him.

But it's the off-season, so hey, I'm ok with that.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Out of conference schedule released

Nice! More good stuff coming from the athletic department, this time the release of the out of conference schedule.

GW will be at the preseason NIT against Boston U. at Villanova, then either Villanova or Marist, plus more teams if they go farther. After that it's basically the same as last year, which is the CAA and Patriot League: UNC-Wilmington, at George Mason, Navy in the BB&T, Towson, at Oregon State, East Carolina, at UAB, Holy Cross, at Howard, and Harvard.

But hey, I'm fine with that kind of schedule, as it's better to play smaller teams I've heard and that are in the area instead of, say, Savannah State and Sacramento State. Oregon State is a return game, while UAB could be a good one as well, they were 25-9 last year and did well in the NIT, though they lost a couple of seniors.

What do you think? Better schedule, or crap? 

Last year, if you recall, it was about the same schedule plus Providence, UMBC, and Princeton

Friday, August 13, 2010

Pops, the Mensah-Bonsus in a video about Backing British Basketball

There's a new campaign out there called Back British Basketball, and they're putting out a lot of cool stuff. This video, sent to me by Pops' bro Benson, has a good overview of the hoops scene, plus interviews with the Mensah-Bonsu family and Pops. Check it out.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Video: Pops is good at basketball

In case you didn't know, Pops Mensah-Bonsu is good at basketball: specifically dunking, blocking, and fast breaks. He had 4 of the top 10 plays for the UK at Eurobasket 2009, and he's doing well in a friendly tournament in Tel Aviv, scoring 27 one game and getting a 14 and 18 double double in another.

He's also got some interest from Maccabi Tel Aviv. Maybe he'll play against Danilo Pinnock!

Monday, August 2, 2010

GW announces recruits: Guest, Mikic, Fitzgerald

Mikic be dribblin'
Always nice to see when GW puts out some news! The athletic department announced they've signed the three recruits for next year, namely 6'8" forward Nemanja Mikic and Chris Fitzgerald, and guard Dan Guest.

They all sound pretty great in the release, and interestingly, the two forwards are both mentioned as being really good shooters before anything else. Maybe Hobbs got tired of being burned by the tall shooters from St. Joe's like that jerkstore Pat Calathes. And Donyell Marshall is also a tall shooter.

Guest is described as a leader on the floor, so he could be the point guard after the current guys move on, or just a supplement. Either way, looking forward to seeing these guys. This sort of stuff always increases my excitement for the coming season.
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