Saturday, January 28, 2012

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.


At 8:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need a distraction! With the Ravens losing, I can't even be excited about that. :( Usually I have a back up women's basketball team that I can root for if my Terps screw up. Last year it was Texas AM all season but this year I haven't found another team. So, I'm just hoping Thursday comes quick and more importantly that the Terps have learned their lesson and will come to play and win.

BC's--any idea how long AT is out?

At 3:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know the usual wisdom is that a bad loss is just a bad loss, however, I'm waiting to see how the Terrapins bounce back, coaches and players. They had a couple of fabulous wins earlier in the year and maybe they became convinced that AT could always make magic. Every team can beat every other team at any point, especially in the ACC. At least it wasn't a tournament game and they can still rebound from it. Learn lessons now and apply them from here on out.

At 7:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it Thursday yet?

At 9:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was reduced to watching UConn dismantle Duke last night. I can't say I rooted for either team, but I guess I could care about an ACC team over those huskies.

Get it back together Terps!

At 1:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was pulling for Duke since they are ACC--would have made our conference look great if they could have won. Geez, they missed a gazillion shots. Looks like it's really between 3 teams--Baylor, UCONN, and Notre Dame. Kentucky is like Texas AM of last year so maybe they have an outside chance.


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