Taking a Flyer
We bet the BCs aren't the only Maryland fans having a hard time trying to erase the memory of last Thursday's game from their psyches.
If only there were another Terps game this weekend. Maybe that might help us move past it. Alas, this was the Terps' "bye" weekend. No game. Nothing for fans to do but stew about that stunning upset until Maryland tips off against Boston College on Thursday. That's just too long to wait!
We admit it, by this morning (Saturday), the BCs were beginning to feel a little desperate . . . for some basketball, but mostly, for some distraction. Lucky us: a pop up on BC Eileen's Outlook reminded her that today was the day that her alma mater, Dayton, was playing . . . at George Washington, right here in D.C. The Flyers, one of GW's Atlantic 10 opponents, only make the trip to our nation's capital once every two years, so the timing couldn't have been better. BC Eileen was planning to go anyway, and this time, even BC Judith decided to tag along.
So this afternoon, we sat behind the Flyers' bench and cheered for the team in red. We're happy to report that Dayton beat the Colonials . . . easily. No tension; no drama; simply a tip-off-to-final-buzzer win, 74-56, for the Flyers.
Frankly, the only thing that upset us about today's game was . . . the pizza! At Comcast Center (not exactly known for inexpensive concession pricing), we can get an individual-size Papa John pizza for $8 -- big enough for one hearty appetite, two small appetites, or 1-1/2 average appetites. But at GW, $4 buys you a single (dry and chewy) slice of Domino's pizza, not even 4" on each side. The serving was so small it rattled around in the much larger triangular-shaped box in which it was served. It should've been billed as kiddie-size or a diet portion. (Just another reason to root against GW!)
This afternoon's game was fun. It was also a distraction. That doesn't mean it could completely erase the memory of last Thursday. But, fun and distraction are better than nothing.
Thanks, Flyers! And congratulations on a solid conference win! See you again
soon . . . in 2014.