Thursday, October 28, 2010

GW: Best college team in DC

Suck it, UDC Firebirds! We're number 1! 

So says the Express newspaper's Best of 2010, where readers vote for their favorite things in DC. GW won for best college team, thanks in part (I hope) to this humble blog. Got to love the photo they picked too of Hobbs being his crazy old self. 

This is actually pretty cool, considering we beat out much bigger schools like Maryland, Virginia Tech, Virginia (great campus, btw), American, Mason, Catholic, Trinity, Strayer, and that one where the Exorcist guy lived.

Karl Hobbs almost made it a sweep, getting 2nd place in best coach to Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau, but hilariously beating Mike Shanahan.

Hail to the Buff!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Buff and Blue Game, an intrasquad scrimmage, tonight

Got this from the department today, check it out. Sounds pretty cool.
Don't forget to join us this evening at 6pm for the 1st Annual Buff and Blue Game.  This men's basketball intrasquad scrimmage will include two 15 minute halves, a post-game Q&A session with Head Coach Karl Hobbs, and complimentary concessions fare for all 2010-11 season ticket holders.  Fans can RSVP by emailing GWpromos@gwu.edu.  All 2010-11 Athletic Director's Club and Colonials Club members are also invited to a special dessert reception after the game in the Colonials Club. If you have any additional questions, please contact 202-994-7325.  We look forward to seeing you at the Smith Center!
To clarify, season ticket holders get the free concessions. Other fans can get in but don't get free concessions. Students must be in the Colonial Army to go.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gary Williams quits coaching, joins Air Force


Check it out, above.  Maybe now they'll play some decent teams. Not sure if there's any danger to being extremely sweaty while flying an airplane though, as Gary is wont to do.

He also likes being drunk and eating chicken wings with girls.

Hey Gary: play GW. And Georgetown while you're at it.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pops joins Hornets training camp

Everyone's favorite Whale Killer has another shot at the NBA, joining the New Orleans Hornets' training camp. He gave an interview to MVP Basketball, including this:
“I’m 27-year-old now and I’ve been at this stage before. I’m a bit older and wiser. But I have a chip on my shoulder and when I played for GB in the summer, it definitely helped that I was playing with a bit of anger. It made me focus in a little more and it made sure I brought the same intensity to every game. I just wanted to show the best of my abilities. I did that this summer. And I want to continue to do that.”
I didn't know Pops was 27. He had a deal with Spanish league champions Caja Laboral Baskonia, but it fell through after they learned about an apparently well-known knee injury which doesn't seem to be bothering him. Pops played well for the Great Britain national team lately, being the team's leading rebounder during Eurobasket qualifiers. He also gets a mention on Hoops Fix, a British basketball site.

Interestingly, the Hornets GM was the GM for the Austin Toros, the D-League team Pops dominated for before getting called up to the Spurs. He's up against Joe Alexander, Daryl Watkins, Michael Washington to be former Xavier player David West's backup. I've only heard of Alexander, so maybe that's a good sign. And the MVP Basketball article says the Hornets need energy and rebounding. Sounds like that English guy from GW. Let's hope he sticks.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Colonials Run is today: run with the players and eat what Karl Hobbs grills

Sorry for the lack of lead time on this, just saw on the GW Sports Facebook that today at 4 is the Colonials Run, where you can run with the players around the Monuments, then go to a cookout where Karl Hobbs is grilling. Sounds fun. Too bad I have to work.

Here's the registration form with more info.

There are prizes too. If you beat Greg Collucci you get a free car. (Not really).
You can get college basketball tickets here.