View from the DJ Booth - A Musical Perspective from lordnick:
View from the DJ Booth, Part II - A Musical Perspective from JasonClarksAlienArms who thinks he is a better Blog DJ than lordnick:
As we kick off this new season on the wrong side of the international date line, there are dozens of questions surrounding this Hoyas team. How good is Josh Smith? Who will fill Otto's role at small foward? The list goes on. I for one, can't answer any of those questions. What I do know though, is that this is our first chance to take a look at this crop of Hoyas, all while being a mere driving range away from Kim Jong Un. With that in mind, I give you Foreigner...and also Ray Lewis.
Wait, we have a game today? Cool, what time should I head to Rosslyn to catch the...oh, IT'S IN KOREA? Wait didn't our last visit to Asia not go so hot? I remember there being something about water bottles and chairs and stuff, but that was like two years ago, which is basically ancient history for my sleep-deprived brain, so I don't know. And it's another Armed Forces Game? Weren't we supposed to play one of those last year too? Hm, color me concerned. Anyway, the beginning of this season crept up on me way too fast and as this is my last year as a student, I'm approaching it with some cautious optimism. Maybe I've spent too much time reading the "best case scenarios" on all of the player profiles, but I've got a feeling Josh Smith is going to be the next coming of Shaq and Markel is going to remind us a little bit of AI but with better aspirations for a spot in Congress, #delusion. In all reality, I just don't know what to expect. Two years ago, after the team lost a boatload of talent, I claimed they would go sub-.500 in the Big East. They were a 3-seed in the tournament that year. This year, we've lost our star from last year as well as the guy who was supposed to fill his shoes, and yet the amount of experience on the team would seem to make up for it. But if I know one thing for certain, it's that this team will be entertaining. If all of the high-quality non-conference opponents weren't enough already, we have a new-look conference with teams that will cause a lot of intrigue and will put butts in the seats at the Phone Booth. I originally planned to spend the evening with all of the Casualties and my student friends as I turn 22 on Friday night, but a medical school in Texas had other plans for me. So I will raise a glass to you all in the comfort of the TexaHoya family home while making sure my parents definitely don't sleep before the end of the game. Hoya Saxa y'all.
View from the Cheap Seats - A Nervous Perspective from JahidiLikesPie:
The good thing about this game is that I don't have any anxiety because I don't know what to expect from this team. Kind of refreshing, really.
Nervousness level: NIL
The Line: Georgetown -4.5. Over/under 130.
With both teams having to endure 20+ hour flights and waking up to play a game at 10am local time in Korea, I'd pound the shit out of the under until it just won't go any lower. As far as the side goes, give me the team that is more experienced, doesn't have two guys suspended and has a 350 pound behemoth at center.
The pick is Hoyas -4.5. Final score Hoyas 67 - Ducks 62.
Casual Hoya is 0-0 ATS this season.