The Casual Awards: We Came, We Saw, We Lost

Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown dropped a heartbreaker to the Golden Eagles of Marquette on Saturday and as usual we're handing out hardware to those most deserving. Before we get started, I hope RG3's knee is OK. Thank you.

The Chris Wright Heart of a Champion Award:
Markel Starks. Let it be known to all in HoyaLand that this award nearly went to Jabril Trawick for his numerous defensive gems including a monster block on a fastbreak that kept the Hoyas in the game. In fact, if Trawick had hit that three with less than a minute to go that would have given the Hoyas the lead, he would have won this award easily. Alas, he missed, and therefore Starks gets this honor for his 18 point, 7 assist output. By the way, if this game was a harbinger of the way Starks is going to play in the Big East this season, watch out rest of Big East!

Looked Like I Picked The Wrong Day To Stop Sniffing Glue Award:
Otto Porter. Porter picked a bad day to have one of his worst games as a Hoya, finishing with 13 points and 6 rebounds but on 5-13 shooting and a very odd no assists, steals or blocks. Hopefully this was just an off-day for the super sophomore and he can get things back on track against Pitt tomorrow.

You'll Shoot Your Eye Out Award:
Lehigh's C.J. McCollum. McCollum, last year's March Madness dandy who single-handedly vanquished Duke in the first round and as a result brought joy to America, broke a bone in his foot and will likely miss the remainder of the season for the Mountainhawks. The lesson, as always, is go pro when you have the chance...unless you're name is Otto Porter who should definitely come back to Georgetown for his junior season.

Not Enough Cooks In The Damn Kitchen Award:
7 players earned minutes for the Hoyas and just 4 players actually scored, with Nate Lubick, Jabril Trawick and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera earning bagels for the blue and gray. This is not good. Not good AT ALL.

I'm Not Going To Spend Any Space In The Casual Awards Ripping On Mikael Hopkins Because That Wouldn't Be Productive And I Hope He Improves And Plays Better As The Season Moves Forward Because Georgetown Really Needs Him And Will Be Screwed If He Plays The Way He Did Against Marquette Award:
Mikael Hopkins.

Document Your Milwaukee Experience Award:
Below is some documentation from Milwaukee!

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In Milwaukee, they use cigarettes as straws.

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In Milwaukee they give you a side beer with your bloody mary.

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In Milwaukee there are apparently still some assholes that put ketchup but not mustard on brats.

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In Milwaukee the pretzels are vast.


Michael Phelps Award:
Not sure if your broadcast of the game showed the ad for "Endless Pools" with the ridiculous pictures of a grown man doing laps in a pool the size of a twin bed, but mine did! During one of the stoppages in play I decided to look up endlesspools.com rather than poke my eye out with a knife, and was pleasantly surprised that I could get a real casual Endless Pool for less than $7,000. Be on the lookout for an Endless Pool outside the Iron Horse at the 4th Annual Casual Extravaganza on March 9th.

Anyone But That Guy Award:
Marquette's Trent Lockett. Lockett is not good, but he was the thorn in Georgetown's side all afternoon and put together a nice box score with 9 points and 10 rebounds.

Anyone But That Guy Part II Award:
Marquette's Davante Gardner. Gardner is not good either, and his flop after Lubick lightly grazed his nose with two minutes left was pathetic. He's like 300 pounds! That flop and his general awfulness should produce some inspired chants from The Stonewalls every time he touches the ball when the Golden Jerkfaces head to Verizon for the rematch on February 11th.

Buzz-o The Clown Award:
It was nice of Buzz Williams to take his jacket off in the second half and constantly rub his face sweat all over his shiny dome. It was also really nice of him to trip onto the court and nearly crush poor Markel Starks yet not get called for a technical foul in the process.

If You Think Georgetown Had It Bad Award:
Imagine being a Vikings fan and waking up to Joe Webb starting your damn playoff game against the Packers. Yikes.

The Vatican Coffers Are Filled With Gold Award:
The latest reports indicate that the Catholic 7 are looking at a new TV deal from Fox that would result in each member school getting DOUBLE from what they got in the ol' Big East. If true that a big "Hooray! We did it!" Not sure how the guys over at VUHoops.com reacted to the news since that flies in the face of everything they've written on there since the beginning of time, but whatever.

The Jim Nantz Award for Casual In-Game Commentary:
Here are a few nuggets form the casual Game Thread:

Is it too late to take the under?

She Hannibaled my Fabian!

by shwonkBC on Jan 5, 2013 2:09 PM EST reply actions

Hopkins looking good at everything but putting ball in hoop

by beatcuse on Jan 5, 2013 2:12 PM EST reply actions

they are who we thought they were

by South Side Samurai on Jan 5, 2013 2:12 PM EST reply actions

"That's been the dream for over 30 years, and it's still the same today"

Time for the Big East to update that commercial.

by henrysimsdunking on Jan 5, 2013 2:15 PM EST reply actions

Hopkins' usage rate is roughly 271%, and he has 3 missed FGs and 2 missed FTs to show for it.

by Otto's AAU Squad on Jan 5, 2013 2:17 PM EST reply actions

love that foul from trawick

#hustle

#natitude

by iheartgregmonroe on Jan 5, 2013 2:18 PM EST reply actions

Force = mass times acceleration?

For a guy Gardner’s size, that equation means…ouch.

by Hoya Saxual on Jan 5, 2013 2:19 PM EST reply actions

We can take all these bricks...

and build a homeless shelter.

I marched on Leavey to keep the Pub open in the 90's.

by Cuse Swallows on Jan 5, 2013 2:24 PM EST reply actions

on pace

for a 20-16 game and a quote from JTIII about how he scored that many points in a preschool game.

by sandiego3131 on Jan 5, 2013 2:26 PM EST reply actions

I'm very close to looking like this

Eat that box

by TexaHoya on Jan 5, 2013 2:28 PM EST reply actions 1 recs

How do you feel about this game so far, Jim?

I marched on Leavey to keep the Pub open in the 90's.

by Cuse Swallows on Jan 5, 2013 2:31 PM EST reply actions

This is not an enjoyable basketball experience

by PitHoyaFan on Jan 5, 2013 2:32 PM EST reply actions

Every first half of every Hoya game ever

by ScreamingHoya on Jan 5, 2013 2:36 PM EST reply actions

Better viewing option

by HectorLuna on Jan 5, 2013 2:37 PM EST reply actions

I am currently on vacation in Madrid

and having a difficult time remembering why basketball is better than soccer.

by Unfiltered Hoya on Jan 5, 2013 2:38 PM EST reply actions

Who is this poor elderly man at the scorer's table?

And why are we shortening his number of days on earth by subjecting him to this?

by Hoya Saxual on Jan 5, 2013 2:47 PM EST reply actions 1 recs

Those adorable 7 year olds doing Gangnam style just melted my heart

She Hannibaled my Fabian!

by shwonkBC on Jan 5, 2013 2:48 PM EST reply actions

Hey Guys!

I’m drunk in Dublin. Pleased to see the C7 All-Nations Rugby League kickoff. We’re a run down, but we’ll give them what for in the 2nd go, yea?

Show me something

by WarmupEwing on Jan 5, 2013 2:49 PM EST reply actions

Whitt is golden.

by SwordOfBrunner on Jan 5, 2013 2:52 PM EST reply actions

Dakari Johnson is watching this game thinking

"this offense has the appeal of a nursing home explosion"

He’s a good kid and we wish him well.

by Coach K's kneepads on Jan 5, 2013 3:03 PM EST via iPhone app reply actions

Top 5 shitty MASN ads so far in this game

1. www.CallousClear.com (Watch skin and warts just melt right off your feet!).
2. Listen up America (Least convincing shitty actor in a MASN ad ever + strangest "toupee" sweater vest combination)
3. Big East: Live the Dream! (seriously when did we make this ad?)
4. Goldwater Law Firm (aka Better Call Saul!): sue if you have used Actos then developed Bladder Cancer
5. Tax10000 ("Your tax problem is solved!")

by Great Vengeance and Furious Anger on Jan 5, 2013 3:09 PM EST reply actions

i like buzz's cufflinks

not a fan of the man but still respect the cuffs

Take No Prisoners, especially if they wear Orange.

by hoyabballownsall on Jan 5, 2013 3:13 PM EST reply actions

Hoya post moves

Step, step, step…CLANG.

by beatcuse on Jan 5, 2013 3:31 PM EST reply actions

how many rebounds have we dropped now?

unwelcome memories of sophomore Julian Vaughn

by South Side Samurai on Jan 5, 2013 3:31 PM EST reply actions

Just when Maquette thinks it's safe....

I marched on Leavey to keep the Pub open in the 90's.

by Cuse Swallows on Jan 5, 2013 3:33 PM EST reply actions 1 recs

Take that Marquette!!

I marched on Leavey to keep the Pub open in the 90's.

by Cuse Swallows on Jan 5, 2013 3:48 PM EST reply actions

anyone breathes on gardner and he gets shooting foul call

by Formal Hoya on Jan 5, 2013 3:49 PM EST reply actions

Invasion of the Flopasaurus

That was awful

by HoyaCalifornia on Jan 5, 2013 3:52 PM EST reply actions

trawick is saving our ass

by South Side Samurai on Jan 5, 2013 3:54 PM EST reply actions

Jabril

Needs to start. Now.

by boumtje on Jan 5, 2013 3:55 PM EST reply actions

Wait wait

there’s only a minute left in this game? jesus christ

Eat that box

by TexaHoya on Jan 5, 2013 3:56 PM EST reply actions

Bouncing Marquette Douche

Someone gif him please

by boumtje on Jan 5, 2013 3:57 PM EST reply actions

Things that are normally technicals

Bearhugging a ref.
Coach tripping a defender in front of the bench.

Hope is a dangerous thing.

by HoyaSmacksYa on Jan 5, 2013 4:00 PM EST reply actions

"John Thompson wants to draw something up for the last play"

Why am I fucking bawling?!?!

Hope is a dangerous thing.

by HoyaSmacksYa on Jan 5, 2013 4:02 PM EST reply actions

Fouled whittington on the 3

Anybody remember the last time we got fouled on a 3 for the tie here?

by henrysimsdunking on Jan 5, 2013 4:05 PM EST reply actions

So

we have to rely on our free throws to keep this game going. Oh great

Eat that box

by TexaHoya on Jan 5, 2013 4:05 PM EST reply actions

God I hate Buzz

But that was a smart timeout

by boumtje on Jan 5, 2013 4:07 PM EST reply actions

Fuck.

She Hannibaled my Fabian!

by shwonkBC on Jan 5, 2013 4:07 PM EST reply actions

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

gets more action than all the basketball players...COMBINED.

by john carrolls lap on Jan 5, 2013 4:07 PM EST reply actions

NO

gets more action than all the basketball players...COMBINED.

by john carrolls lap on Jan 5, 2013 4:07 PM EST reply actions

NO

gets more action than all the basketball players...COMBINED.

by john carrolls lap on Jan 5, 2013 4:07 PM EST reply actions

NO

gets more action than all the basketball players...COMBINED.

by john carrolls lap on Jan 5, 2013 4:07 PM EST reply actions


Gratuitous GIF of Kate Upton Doing Kate Upton Things Award
:
Kate Upton.

The Georgetown Hoyas are still a nationally ranked powerhouse.

Pitt is NeXt.

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