Georgetown and Duke: Then and Now

Buenas tardes, mis amigos!  As you've heard about already, faceless reader, this is a big week here at the GLOBAL PHENOMENON.  This morning, we took a look back at the memorable game against Duke on January 21, 2006.  But rather than dwell on the past, now I'm here to recap the last four years for the two programs and universities since that glorious day.

Important Date #1: January 21, 2006

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Georgetown beats Duke 87-84, handing the #1 Blue Devils their first loss and giving me my first near death experience while rushing the court.  You can see me in the #55 jersey above, if you were wondering what I look like.

More 'History' after the jump:

Important Date #2: March 13, 2006

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Hey, any time you can rush to accuse 3 innocent people, divide your town by class and race, fire your lacrosse coach, alienate your alumni base, get John Feinstein all worked up, and cancel a season for the #1 team in the country for a complete lie, you have to do that right?

Important Date #3: March 23, 2006

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Hahaha!  Look at him!  He's crying!  Only girls cry!  Not a great 10 day stretch for Duke University.  First that whole rape accusation thingy, and then JJ Redick ends his college career losing to some dude named Big Baby.  What's ironic is JJ is the one that ended up crying, so who's the real Big Baby?

Important Date #4: January 6, 2007

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Greg Paulus got a nice serving of nuts courtesy of Deron Washington.  I just made up a multiple choice question:

What is Greg Paulus' favorite kind of ball?

A.  Basketball

B.  Football

C.  Deron Washington Ball

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Important Date #5: March 10, 2007

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Georgetown follows up its 2007 Big East Conference Championship with a 65-42 thrashing of Pittsburgh to win the 2007 Big East Tournament.  DaJuan Summers continues his creepy love affair with my son.

Important Date #6: March 15, 2007

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Eric Maynor of VCU beats Duke with a last second shot in the first round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament.  Duke lost 79-77 and broke their streak of nine straight Sweet 16 appearances.

Important Date #7: March 25, 2007

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Georgetown defeats UNC 96-84 to go to the Final Four.  Again, Duke lost in the first round.

Important Date #8: October 13, 2007

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Greg Monroe, the #1 recruit in the nation and the jewel of Coach K's 2008 recruiting class, commits to Georgetown over Duke.  In the picture above, I envision Duke as the rim.

Important Date #9: March 8, 2008

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Georgetown beats Louisville 55-52 to secure back-to-back Big East Regular Season Championships.

Important Date #10: March 22, 2008

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West Virginia upsets #2 Duke 73-67 in the 2nd round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament.  I've never been more proud of a group of inbreds in my life.

Oof: March 23, 2008

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DIE.  DIE.  DIE.  DAMMIT.

Important Date #11: February 28, 2009

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Georgetown beats Villanova 56-54, salvaging its season and allowing Georgetown to win the National Championship lose twice to St. Johns and in the first round of the NIT. 

Important Date #12: March 26, 2009

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That same Villanova team would end Greg Paulus' career in the 2009 NCAA Tournament, beating the Blue Devils 77-54, ergo, Georgetown was better than Duke in each of the past four years.

Important Date #13: January 30, 2010

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Future Me has informed Present Me that Georgetown will be Muhammad Ali and Duke will be Sonny Liston on Saturday.

Duke is the worst.

THE WORST.

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