View from the DJ Booth - A Musical Perspective from lordnick:
View from the Student Section - A Youthful Perspective from Campus:
Ah the Big East/SEC challenge is upon us again. Anybody remember that Hollis Thompson dagger last year? I sure as hell do, that was one of the most awesome shots I've ever seen. I would say I am hoping for the same thing this year, except I'm definitely not looking to have to beat the good ole boys from Knoxville with a last-second three pointer. These guys have just one loss, to now-#15 Oklahoma State, and it really wasn't even close. Their 4 wins have come against the likes of Oakland and they couldn't even manage to beat UNC-Asheville by more than 10 points. This is an experienced team, but not a scary one. The Phone Booth will definitely be rocking as I'm pretty sure the students have had this one circled on the calendar since the schedule came out. I'm a little uncertain as to how the team responds to finally being bestowed with a national ranking, but I hope they play with the same chip on their shoulder we saw in the first 5 games. At the same time, these guys cannot continue to come out of the gate slowly. Tennessee isn't an elite team, but they're not a cupcake either, so letting them get off to a hot start is likely to burn the Hoyas bad. I won't get to join the party until the second half, as RA Interview responsibilities run until 7 PM, but I expect to walk into a raucous building at half time. Come early, be loud, wear gray, and beat the Vols. Hoya Saxa!
View from the Cheap Seats - A Nervous Perspective from JahidiLikesPie:
The Board of Gimps at THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON have yet to receive this perspective as JahidiLikesPie is probably sleeping near some gutter in Westchester. We will update once (or if) we ever get this damn perspective today and if not, let's be honest you don't really miss it anyway.
View from the Sports Book - An Unbiased Perspective from Vegas:
The Line: Georgetown -6.5. Over/under 124.5
Its finally nice to being playing meaningful games again, and by meaningful of course I mean games that have lines so we can wager on them. The over/under in this one is low, indicating that Vegas thinks this one will be a defensive struggle with both teams scoring in the low 60s. I like the Hoyas to win this one but 6.5 seems a bit high as Cuonzo's boys are disciplined enough to keep this one closer than we would like.
The pick is Tennessee +6.5. Final score Hoyas 64 - Vols 58.
Casual Hoya is 2-1 ATS this season.