Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Sunday, March 23, 2008 6:10 pm

No, you do not want any of this

Filed under: Wildcats — Lex @ 6:10 pm
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If I had the time, I’d hunt down a photo of a dispirited Georgetown Hoyas team, walking around looking dazed, and post it with a big ol’ Lolcat label: DO. NOT. WANT.

Because after this, the Davidson Wildcats are officially a team no one wants a piece of. Just ask Georgetown’s 7-foot-2 center, Roy Hibbert: six points and five fouls against a team a head shorter than he.

Now? It’s badger-huntin’ season. Lock and load.

UPDATE: DrFrankLives takes my idea and runs with it.

UPDATE: Here’s a taste from CBS via YouTube (h/t: The Davidson Basketball Update blog):


  1. Lex, I was thinking about you this afternoon. What an awesome game. I was watching it at my dad’s house, and he came out with this little nugget: What’s the difference between Georgetown and constipated owl? Georgetown can shoot but not hit.

    Comment by Margaret Banks — Sunday, March 23, 2008 7:48 pm @ 7:48 pm

  2. Great idea. Check my blog.

    Comment by drfranklives — Sunday, March 23, 2008 9:23 pm @ 9:23 pm

  3. Yeah baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by liz — Sunday, March 23, 2008 9:24 pm @ 9:24 pm

  4. How cool is this – the trustees have said they will pick up the cost so that any student that wants to go to Detroit can go free. Bus, two nights hotel and tickets all paid for. For those who signed up and paid for the bus/hotel already – their credit cards won’t be charged. Those who bought tickets and set up their own transportation will get the cost of the tickets refunded. I love it!

    Comment by Bill — Wednesday, March 26, 2008 2:52 pm @ 2:52 pm

  5. Bill, I just heard about this. In fact, our assistant sports editor (Margaret, comment #1 above) came and told me. Brings back memories of (self-financed, sadly) road trips of yore. I imagine some things don’t change, though — I’m sure there’ll be tons of students signing up, pronouncing something along the lines of [voice of Christopher Guest in “Back to the Future”]: “Luggage? … Where we’re going, we won’t *need* luggage!”

    I imagine a few alumni will be upset at the nature of the expense. This once, I think they can get over it. I’m trying to look at it in cold, rational terms (not that I really want to, but I figure it’s a worthwhile exercise), but what I keep coming back to is that in addition to being good support for the team and great fun for students, it’s the kind of huge PR coup you cannot put a dollar value on, sort of a cherry on top of the no-more-student-loans soda. (They’re talking here about running this story on the front page tomorrow.)

    Comment by Lex — Wednesday, March 26, 2008 3:51 pm @ 3:51 pm

  6. I went to the “send off” celebration on campus, and everyone was buzzing about this. They are struggling to find enough buses and rooms for everyone who wants to go – a bit of an overwhelming response – but everyone thinks this is about the coolest thing ever done by trustees for students. As for our new president, someone said “It’s a good day to be Tom Ross.”

    If they spend 150K on this, you couldn’t buy this kind of advertising how a school puts students first. They even might leave out the obligatory free laundry mentions in every story.

    Comment by Bill — Wednesday, March 26, 2008 7:09 pm @ 7:09 pm

  7. They even might leave out the obligatory free laundry mentions in every story.

    OK, now that’s just crazy talk.

    Comment by Lex — Wednesday, March 26, 2008 8:48 pm @ 8:48 pm

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