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Monday, December 29, 2008

Nerds Get Shut Out of NYC Hotspots: The Cornell Preview

Quick hockey story as we get ready for tonight's game against Cornell. I know, I know - this is a basketball blog. But it's a good story.

Last year, BU played Cornell in hockey at fabled Madison Square Garden. It was over Thanksgiving break but I couldn't make it for some reason. But the BU athletic department was really flogging this for a long time, to get the best attendance that they possibly could - after all, Cornell was an old school 1970's hockey rival of ours, so this was a big deal. And it worked: tons of BU students and alumni flocked to the worlds most famous arena for the game, which BU won in convincing fashion.

Before the game, friend-of-the-blog Dean Elmore found a bar near MSG that he thought would make a good meeting place for BU to get together after the game. He spoke to the manager and asked if it was ok to let people know about the bar, and the manager said it was fine.

Elmore does his thing at the game, and afterward the place is just overrun with jubilant Terriers fans. Place is straight PACKED - Boston jerseys from wall-to-wall. Come to find out, Cornell had booked and paid for the bar's basement private party room. But because of capacity, the bouncers wouldn't let any of the Cornell people into the bar. They couldn't give two shits that Cornell had already paid for the party room. Elmore's like, "Ummm... my bad."

Cornell administration is PISSSSSSED! Because of this whole thing, they threaten to never do the MSG thing with BU again! I'm not sure how the whole thing was resolved, but it's nice to hear about the high-and-mighty Ivy Leaguers crying and whining. Good for you, Dean Elmore.

Anyway, just a fun story about BU vs. Cornell - let's hope tonight's game makes them regret playing us in basketball too.

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4 Comments:

At 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say it but I think its time to for a coaching change.

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger Tall-boy said...

yeah, this is depressing.

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger The Hot Dog said...

God. Dammit.

 
At 9:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It appears as if Holland and Morris are ... regressing?
I don't know. Maybe the players just aren't as good as alot of people thought they were. I know Wolff is supposed to be a defensive minded guy but the offense appears to have no imagination whatsoever. Probably being too harsh. Not to open an old wound but did anyone watch Tony Gaffney in the UMass win over Kansas?
After awhile situations get stale. Maybe everybody needs a change.

I don't blog much so no tag or name. Just an alum from 84.

 

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