Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Dawn of PAX MYSTICA* From 27 B.C. until 193 A.D., Peace (or as my old Latin teacher, Mrs. Krum, would say, "Pax") descended upon the Roman Empire. Prior to the "Pax Romana," the empire was wracked with constant turmoil caused by chronic infighting and frequent overthrows of rulers and govenments. But the arrival of the PAX signaled an end to all that unrest and the dawn of an era of "pax"and progress.

Tonight in their 95-60 rout of the invading Liberty, the Mystics played with gladiatorial fervor; Alana Beard led her teammates like Caesar riding into battle; every player contributed and scored; veterans and rookies performed like centurions and loyal footsoldiers. In the amphitheater known as The Phone Booth, amid cheers and (the) Mayhem, the Mystics sent a message throughout the WNBA Empire. Henceforth, when historians look back at this day, the BasketCases are certain that May 23, 2006 will be known as the dawn of "Pax Mystica." This is the day when a new era of Mystics basketball arrived in our nation's capital. This is the day when players, coaches, general managers, owners, mascots and fans all joined together as one to proclaim with one voice, "Hail Mystica!" The Pax Mystica has arrived.


*Thanks to renowned message board junkie, Pilight, for "pax mystica!"


At 1:29 AM, Blogger VP19 said...

One of the funniest Washington sports blog pieces I've read this side of BallWonk (a hilarious Nats blog, though it's been mysteriously inactive the past few weeks). Hail the Pax!

At 5:41 AM, Blogger BasketCases said...

Thank you...but I have to give Pilight of the rebkell message board credit for the inspiration.

At 3:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that Pax is the same ole rascal rabbit in a different costume. PAX sprayed silly string on a woman's long hair not once but twice...lots of it. She was not enjoying it, he was being a bully.

At 1:06 PM, Blogger Posting-Up said...

We were sitting near the Silly String Woman, whom we heard say, quite clearly, "Daddy!! Stop!!" No so much a bully as an annoying Parent-in-a-Panda-Suit!


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