View from the Student Section - A Youthful Perspective from Campus:
Bad news: we just beat the worst team in the A-10 by only 6 points. Good news: if it is possible for there to exist a worse collection of basketball players than the one Duquesne possesses, this collection belongs to Liberty. I mean, these guys are so bad, they took a 15 point lead into half time against William and Mary and lost by double digits...that's sad. Otto is probably gonna end up with like 40 points against these clowns and...wait...Otto left the Duquesne game with a concussion?!?!?! HOLY HELL WE'RE SCREWED!! Wait, that freshman DSR came up with 19 points on 6-7 shooting? HOLY HELL WE'RE SAVED!!! Needless to say, I'm feeling a little bipolar about the Hoyas right now and that Duquesne game left me with even more questions than I started the season with. We were supposed to have these two easy games after Florida to gear us up for UCLA, but after Sunday's performance, I'm worried if we'll even be able to hold the same court with the Bruins come next Monday. That game gave me fits, so I can't imagine what it did to JahidiLikesPie...anyway, this game promises to have a better student turnout than Sunday's contest, even though yours truly will be unable to attend (blame evening classes), so hopefully we won't look as embarrassing on MASN this time around. 13 points was great, but I am hoping for a much more dominating performance from Hop tonight. I'm also interested to see how DSR follows up that impressive game, can he break 20?? I want Otto back soon, but I am looking forward to seeing how the team responds without him. I really hope they can make the adjustments that they seemed to have issues with on Sunday. In the meantime, come early, be loud, wear gray! Hoya Saxa!
View from the Court Side Seats - A Wise Perspective from OldHoya:
Game 2 at the Phone Booth and we could use a better showing than last Sunday's opener. Plenty of excuses to go around and several moments for optimism but Duquesne should never have been in that game, regardless of who was on the court.
And now, turning to Liberty. Great name for a school but this shouldn't be much of a game. Folks - there isn't much wisdom to impart on these games but it's somewhat refreshing to see that Coach is following in the footsteps of Big John and scheduling some sisters of Mercy in the early season. Little known fact about the Flames: they won the 1980 National Christian College Athletic Association championship.
View from the Cheap Seats - A Nervous Perspective from JahidiLikesPie:
After a very unrelaxing weekend of travel that included rental cars and fog and a sad lack of bars in the USAirways wing of the Philly airport, I am not very excited to watch our Hoyas take on the Fighting Falwells. However, I AM excited have the opportunity to watch our Hoyas from my home, as opposed to traveling around 2 counties to find
a sports bar that would change from NFL to GU/Duquesne.
Tonight, I plan on catching the 6:14 train from Grand Central (Live Bar Car!) and relaxing with a few beverages that you certainly couldn't purchase on the campus of Liberty University. My hope is that I can turn off the game at halftime and focus my energies on something else and not have to fear a 30-50 point loss to both opponents that we face on Monday/Tuesday.
Nervousness Level: The top end of LOW.
View from the DJ Booth - A Musical Perspective from lordnick:
The Georgetown Hoyas are an Nationally Unranked Undefeated Powerhouse thanks to my good friend Billy Idol. Well, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. We're playing a school called Liberty. It is in South Carolina. This was an easy pick:
View from the Sports Book - An Unbiased Perspective from Vegas:
The Line: OFF.
No line? No fucking line? WHAT IS THE POINT OF LIVING WITHOUT A GODDAMNED LINE?
The pick is THIS IS BULLSHIT.
Casual Hoya is 1-0 ATS this season.