Thursday, April 24, 2014

In the Interest of (hopefully) Burgeoning Rivalries

The court case between Maryland and the ACC has had its share of ugly moments, but this just might make the whole ordeal worth it. The ACC submitted the following document during the proceedings. The document, filled with errors, simplistic phrasing, and rampant Clip Art, reads like something a student would put together at 3 A.M. the night before a presentation. Also, the entire thing is in caps. I feel like I'm being yelled at. 

Enjoy

ACC PRESS RELEASE: 

THERE IS NO DOUBT WHICH CONFERENCE IS SUPREME IN BASKETBALL, EXCEPT THAT TIME DUKE AND SYRACUSE LOST TO MERCER AND DAYTON IN THE SAME TOURNAMENT. 

GEORGE WASHINGTON AND UVA WILL PLAY A HOME & HOME SERIES THE NEXT TWO SEASONS. THIS WILL MAKE FINANCIAL SENSE FOR REASONS. YOU WANT NUMBERS?! WE HAVE NUMBERS: 


THE BIG A-10 WILL MAKE APPROXIMATELY $$$$$ DOLLARS. THAT'S FIVE MORE DOLLAR THAN THEY WOULD HAVE MADE, WHICH IS ALMOST 27 DANISH KRONES. THAT'S LIKE A MILLION DOLLARS TO THAT CENTER YOU HAVE, IF HE GOT PAID. WE AT THE ACC HAVEN'T EVEN DECIDED HOW MUCH WE'RE GONNA MAKE.

THANK YOU

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Contract extension for Mike Lonergan

No April Fools joke here! Head coach Mike Lonergan has had his contract extended through the 2020-2021 season.

The Post has an article about it, as do most other major news sources, citing the team's 24-9 record and 14-1 record at home as part of the reason.

I couldn't be happier about this, I think Lonergan is a really good coach, shown by this year especially. I hope he stays here for a long time (and for a very cynical viewpoint, the long extension may mean teams would need to pay more to hire him away. He's a local guy, from Bowie, and has said GW is his dream job, but I suppose you never know.)

That said, the GWSports article about the extension has some great quotes from Lonergan, like this one:
"When I was hired at GW three years ago it fulfilled a career-long dream to coach at the highest level of college basketball," said Coach Lonergan. "Having had the opportunity to return to my roots and once again coach in the area where I grew up, it's now my truest hope that this will be where I retire. I'm very grateful to be able to coach this proud program, and I want to thank President Knapp, Patrick Nero, my family, friends, players, assistants and staff who have helped to make this possible."
Pretty cool!
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