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Casual Hoya May 22, 2015

How I Learned to Let Go of My Hate and Root for Steph Curry

In 2008, I had to leave a bar before the Georgetown-Davidson game was even over because of the seething rage I was feeling as Steph Curry and Davidson knocked off our certainly-Final-Four-bound Hoyas. Seven years later, I think I'm finally ready to let it go. Watching the Warriors hold off the Rockets on Thursday night, I realized that I'm finally ready to admit something: I really like Steph Curry. This may be an unpopular opinion around these parts because of that fateful game in 2008, but I just can't help it. Listen, that game against Davidson absolutely shredded me. I was inconsolable...
Casual Hoya May 22, 2015

Qasual Questions: Casual Friday

Here are the QQs to carry you through Memorial Day weekend: What are your Memorial Day Weekend plans? What did you have for dinner last night? If you could ask Allen Iverson one question, what would it be? Have you ever been in the studio audience for a TV show? If so, which? Erin Andrews or Charissa Thompson? If you were a late night talk show host for one night, pick your ideal 2 guests and musical performance. Frozen margarita, pina colada or strawberry daiquiri?
Casual Hoya May 19, 2015

A-Rod Does Georgetown

The New York Yankees are in DC to take on the Washington Nationals, and one of the lesser-known players on the Yankees visited Georgetown's campus and hung out with some members of the basketball team. Georgetown wing LJ Peak, Alex Rodriguez, Georgetown center Bradley Hayes, assistant coach Othella Harrington, assistant coach Kevin Broadus. A-Rod is the best No word yet on whether A-Rod is taking official visits to other schools or whether Georgetown is in the lead to land him for its one remaining open scholarship. I'm also told he had lunch at the 'Occidental Grill',...
Casual Hoya May 19, 2015

Hoyas Court Design Contest: Which Georgetown Logo Do You Prefer at Center Court?

The contest to get a new court design for your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown is entering its final couple of weeks, and the designs that have been submitted thus far have been casually inspiring.  You can see a number of submissions in the post and comments HERE as well as a few more over on GU Hoyas HERE. As I look over all of the entries, it appears to me we still lack a common idea of which Georgetown logo should be at center court, which is a huge decision that will dictate how the rest of the court unfolds.  I've selected the versions below to illustrate the basic differences of the...
Casual Hoya May 19, 2015

Qasual Questions: Going Up On A Tuesday

Tuesday motherpluckers! Let's rock! What was the best thing you did over the weekend? What did you have for dinner last night? In a perfect world in which sponsorship may or may not exist, what name for Georgetown's arena would you want? Justify buying a car versus leasing a car. If you could play one instrument really well, which would it be and why? Kris Jenner or Bruce Jenner?
Casual Hoya May 18, 2015

Senior Profile: Mikael Hopkins

Mikael Hopkins entered Georgetown with incredible promise and leaves as one of the most polarizing players of his class. Athletically gifted, defensively aggressive, and offensively inept, Hopkins could be frustrating to watch but ultimately carved out a role in the rotation that he fulfilled well. Unfortunately for Georgetown fans, that role turned out to be less than what we needed, and certainly less than what we wanted. Hopkins' freshman year also marked the emergence of Henry Sims as a true center who could play a good 35 minutes per game (we often forget some centers didn't require...
Casual Hoya May 15, 2015

NCAA Men's Hoops Rules Committee's Proposed Changes

In an effort to speed up play and generally rid the game of things that are making it less enjoyable to both watch and play, the NCAA Men's Hoops Rules Committee gathered over the past few days and after much debate, has suggested the below:Men's basketball rules committee recommends package of proposals to improve gameThe changes are designed to improve pace of play, better balance offense with defense, reduce physicality May 15, 2015 The NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee approved a package of proposals and officiating directives to significantly improve the pace of play, better...
Casual Hoya May 15, 2015

Qasual Questions: Casual Friday

Here are the QQs to help you ease into your weekend: What are your weekend plans? What did you have for dinner last night? What is your ideal starting lineup for the Hoyas next season? Pick one to go on vanilla ice cream: chocolate chips or peanut butter chips? Movie you want to see most: San Andreas, Jurassic World, Mad Max, Pitch Perfect 2, Entourage, Other (name it) Will American Pharoah win the Preakness and will you watch?
Casual Hoya May 14, 2015

Senior Profile: Tyler Adams

It's difficult to know where to start with Tyler. It seems that the start was also the end for him, a short-lived basketball career at Georgetown. His story, thanks to a memorable Senior Day start, has been rightfully told: The highly touted recruit from Mississippi initially committed to Duke before changing his mind and pledging to JT3 and his staff. A heart ailment cut short his freshman year, and ultimately his basketball career. Instead of (literally or figuratively) withdrawing himself from the team, Adams rededicated himself to Georgetown. Adams became every bit as impactful as the...
Casual Hoya May 11, 2015

Senior Profile: Aaron Bowen

A look back at the career of #23. Aaron Bowen arrived to the Hilltop five years ago as a bit of an unknown in a class that featured two top-5o recruits - Nate Lubick and Markel Starks - local big man Moses Ayegba, and an aspiring burnout writer (yours truly). His freshman year did little to answer any questions about him, as the Quality Education Academy graduate and Jacksonville, Florida native was sidelined with injuries right out of the gate. But in spite of the considerable ups and downs he endured throughout his time at Georgetown, Bowen left us with undoubtedly some of the most...
Casual Hoya May 8, 2015

Qasual Questions: Casual Friday

Here are the QQs to help you get through the weekend: What are your weekend plans? Does He Who Shall Not Be Named winning the NBA MVP make you feel better about March 2008? What suspension, if any, should Tom Brady and/or the Patriots get for #DeflateGate? For the guys: Is there anyone you would trade places with more than Tom Brady? What did you have for dinner last night? Which opponent on Georgetown's non-conference schedule are you looking forward to seeing the Hoyas play most?
Casual Hoya May 7, 2015

No Big East Players Invited to 2015 NBA Draft Combine

None. Zilch. Nada. Zip. The 2014-15 season was a successful one for the Big East with 6 of its 10 teams making the NCAA Tournament. However, of the 50 players invited to the NBA Draft Combine, the Big East will have a whopping ZERO representatives. The complete list of NBA Draft Combine invitees is below: 2015 NBA Draft Combine Participant List Player College/Club Cliff Alexander Kansas Justin Anderson Virginia Brandon Ashley Arizona Ryan Boatright Connecticut Devin Booker Kentucky Anthony Brown Stanford Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky Rakeem ...
Casual Hoya May 6, 2015

Georgetown Manager Jordan Blackwell's Senior Reflection

Team managers are often the forgotten guys on the bench, but they are no less dedicated to the school and program than the staff and players.  At the Hoyas Men's Hoops Banquet last week, team manager Jordan Blackwell delivered his Senior Reflection, and he has been kind enough to share it with us below: ................................ (For about half the team, this is probably the first time you're hearing my voice.) I'm not a big talker, mainly because of the simple fact that I like to listen.  And being a part of this organization, I quickly found that there is a huge store of wisdom...
Casual Hoya May 5, 2015

Qasual Questions: Going Up on a Tuesday

Here are the QQs to help get you through your Tuesday: What was the best thing you did over the weekend? What did you have for dinner last night? Pick one for Georgetown's final open scholarship: Anton Gill, Johnathan Williams III, Eli Carter Where did you watch the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight? Is boxing now dead? Orange Juice or Apple Juice?
Casual Hoya May 4, 2015

Johnathan Williams III to Visit Georgetown

Johnathan Williams III, a 6'9" forward who is transferring from Missouri, will visit Georgetown later this month. Missouri transfer Jonathan Williams III told @CBSSports he will visit SMU on 5/8 + Georgetown on 5/15. Gonzaga + Michigan St. also in mix. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 3, 2015 Williams, a Memphis native, averaged 11.9 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game last season.  Of the schools he is considering transferring to, Williams was recruited by Georgetown and Michigan State coming out of high school, and he visited Georgetown back in 2012.  Williams III...
Casual Hoya May 1, 2015

Qasual Questions: Casual Friday

Here are the QQs to help you get through the weekend: What are your plans this weekend? What did you have for dinner last night? Mayweather or Pacquiao? Do you care? What is your reaction to Josh Smith not being at the Men's Hoops Banquet and not graduating? Are you someone that would pay to see something like 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'?
Casual Hoya May 1, 2015

View from My Table: Hoya Hoop Club Banquet

Casual Hoya's intrepid student correspondent found his way into the celebration of Georgetown's season & now shares his experience It was a pleasure to be able to attend Thursday night’s annual Hoya Hoop Club Banquet. This was my first time in attendance, and here’s hoping it was not my last. Major thanks are in order to Casualty BenHoya for gifting me his ticket after he was unable to make it. He did a lot to make this possible, including reaching out to HHC to arrange for my attendance. I arrived around 6:30 for the reception, picked up my nametag, and suddenly felt much older and...
Casual Hoya Apr 30, 2015

The 6th Annual Casual Kentucky Derby Preview

Welcome to the 6th Annual Casual Kentucky Derby Preview! Today represents one of the more Casual days of the year as I get to drop knowledge in the form of thousands of words on the Kentucky Derby, the crown jewel of the Triple Crown season and the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. Though moderately casual fans enjoy Derby Day for the mint juleps and women wearing sundresses and fancy hats, real casual fans anticipate the arrival of the first Saturday in May as an opportunity to make some coin. Now, you're probably thinking "What does this doofus who runs a Georgetown Hoyas blog who...
Casual Hoya Apr 30, 2015

A Tribute to the Seniors, in Poems

A poetic send-off for Josh Smith, Tyler Adams, Aaron Bowen, Mikael Hopkins and Jabril Trawick A Tribute to the Seniors Georgetown Men's Basketball Banquet - April 30, 2015 Joshua Smith: When we first met Joshua Smith It was November 2012, the date was the twentieth Back then, he was on the wrong team, playing for UCLA After looking up at the scoreboard that night in Brooklyn, he said "I gotta get away" And so, after several months of living in Cali and manning the post Big Joshua got on a plane and headed for the better coast Once he came to the Hilltop, he was an immediate force down...
Casual Hoya Apr 28, 2015

The Best of Georgetown's New Court Design Contest

As you know by now, Georgetown Athletics is holding a design contest for a new paint job for its home court at Verizon Center and fans can submit their own designs for a chance to win prizes from the Hoyas and the fame and glory that comes with it.  Naturally, this got our creative juices flowing here at THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON, and below check out some of the most casual offerings to date: GRAY PARQUET WITH KENTE CLOTH PATTERN PAINT FOR THE WIN! All submissions can be sent to sportspromo@georgetown.edu and are due in by Sunday, May 31st. Feel free to send your...