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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Boy I'm glad I paid 40 bucks for my jersey: The Albany Preview

We got thrashed on Sunday, early and often. And for once, it wasn't man-beast Marqus Blakely doing the damage, since he ended up with only 11 points and 3 rebounds. We couldn't hit a damn thing for the first half of the game, and after that it didn't matter.

It was a disheartening loss and an embarrassing one, as I had a bunch of people come over and watch it in my apartment building's lounge. This included having get there and stake a claim on the main TV to ward off Cowboys fans. However, I don't think the loss was truly a reflection of our team. Consider:

1) We were coming off 4 games in a week, 3 of which were road games. Vermont came off a week of smoking doobies in the dorm rooms.

2) The Terriers actually showed some fight in the second half, playing hard until the final buzzer and keeping it a respectable 20-point loss (respectable, in that it could have easily been 30 or 35 points).

I don't think this was as bad as it looked. We're still 4-2 in the league, our stars still (eventually) shined and it represents the hardest our schedule gets all year and the most tired our team will be all year.

Well, up until tonight. We end this horrific stretch against Albany at The Greek tonight. It will be the 5th game in 10 days. I mean, come on. Will we have anything left in the tank?

I'm hoping a large crowd greets our weary warriors. They better show up, since the Athletic Department is springing for 1,000 BU basketball jerseys to give out. This is a fantastic thing! This blows every other giveaway they've ever done out of the water. If they gave out stuff like this all the time, people would actually show up... I mean it would bankrupt the Athletic Dept, but whatever.

Best of all, this could hopefully stem the tide of the most outrageous of Terrier fan faux-pas.... of course I'm speaking of the hockey jersey-wearing basketball fan. This phenomenon angers me like nothing this side of genocide, and it's an epidemic at BU. I want to knock these people out on sight. It's a basketball game, wear a basketball jersey or at worst a red t-shirt. If you wear a hockey jersey to basketball, you're not a real fan.

Now, thanks to this giveaway, nobody who calls themselves a BU basketball fan will have any good excuse. It's a FREE freakin jersey. Take one, wear it with pride, and save the hockey sweater for the next loss to UMass-Lowell.*

*Disclaimer: I do like the BU hockey team a lot, just not the people who wear the jersey to other sports.

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At 8:44 AM, Blogger The Hot Dog said...

People were coming for the jersey, getting it, then just leaving!

It wasn't a legit jerz, but it was like a lightweight, mesh practice jersey.

At 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares what anyone wears?
Let em show in hockey sweaters!
Let em show up wearing pith helmets.
Let em show up in hot dog buns.
Let em dress up as religious idols.
Let em in naked, for gawd sakes.
Whatever puts bums on seats at BU basketball games is good enough.

At 12:40 AM, Anonymous Majestic Mapp said...

1,500 @ Case is a good look. The team played well so hopefully people come back.

At 5:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not related to this post but here is the listed of suspects for our Bracketbuster game. I have narromed it down based on an elimination of other away teams, teams with records significantly better than ours, teams that are too far away, and teams we have already played this year or played in a previous bracketbuster game.

Here they are:

Delaware 5-14 (probably not)
George Mason 12-7 (probably not)
Hofstra 9-11 (could be)
Cleveland State 7-12 (probably not)
Detroit 12-7 (probably not)
Canisius 9-10 (could be)
Loyola (MD) 9-9 (could be)
Manhattan 7-11 (could be)

And the winner is ... I am guessing Canisius (mabye somebody at brackbusters remembers they used to be a conference opponent way back when?)

At 6:02 PM, Blogger Tall-boy said...

Thanks for posting that. I'm guessing another crappy MAAC team for the zillionth time in a row

At 3:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Chris Kurz and can he give us minutes?!

At 3:36 PM, Blogger Honey and Vinegar Sports Blog said...

I remember his brother Rob from Notre Dame. His brother was real good, but that doesn't mean too much in a world where you have Brook & Robin Lopez and Blake & Taylor Griffin


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