View from the DJ Booth - A Musical Perspective from lordnick:
This is ridiculous. And these videos just get weirder and weirder.
What the hell was wrong with music videos in the 1990s? Anyways, the Blog DJ was kind of pulling for a casual Rutgers win on Saturday to go up against Marquette with a clean slate and a more conventional band selection, but Christ, the Cranberries are UNSTOPPABLE. This is the sixth song we've used from them, but they only made 19 music videos, which by my math will only get us through the Big East tournament and into the Sweet 16 (or maybe Elite 8). Sorry, I meant the inevitable second-round loss to UTEP or something.
These guys again? Ugh. Like Cincinnati, Marquette always plays us tough. This, in my opinion, is a recipe for just one thing: high blood pressure. We're playing pretty good basketball right now, so I am more confident in our ability to win this game than I may have been 3 weeks ago. However, I really can't say how this one is gonna play out. I just hope it looks better than that first match-up did. That game just sucked all around. I AM excited, though, for the atmosphere in the Phonebooth tonight. I have reason to believe that the fans will be at the game en masse to greet what will likely be a top 15-ranked Hoyas team and a good Verizon crowd always makes for a good time.
I also hope to see the return of the Casual Headbands to the student section! Many headbands were distributed by the denizens of 118, so I pray that those students who were lucky enough to receive Casual SWAG remember to wear it to this game. I'll have my headband though, so we won't be completely devoid of a Casual student presence. This game makes me nervous, excited, and nauseous all at the same time. Come early, be loud, wear gray. Hoya Saxa.
View from the Cheap Seats - A Nervous Perspective from JahidiLikesPie:
Great to see OP take ownership of that game. Great to see #3 come through offensively. I thought he was still sleepwalking a little bit on defense. You can't have everything, though.
This game (and this stretch) is HUGE. I had to give up my tix for this one as I continue to wait for a permanent houseguest to arrive. I want this game. I respect Marquette's team and their fans, but I hate the way they attempt to ugly up the damn game against the Hoyas. The motivation for the team should be obvious. This is a chance to keep pace at the top of the Big East AND get some payback, but the pressure on the team is rising with each consecutive win. This will be the first time this season that I will spend the afternoon in a state of gut-wrenching anxiety. Blah blah Coors Light talls, blah blah Metro North, blah blah lying on the floor of the living room at the end of the game.
Nervous as shit already.
Nervous Level: OH SHIT!
View from the Sports Book - An Unbiased Perspective from Vegas:
The Line: Georgetown -4.5. Over/under 122.
It doesn't get much tougher than predicting Hoyas-Golden Eagles outcomes, as the teams are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 meetings. The Hoyas lost the first matchup when Whittington missed that 3rd free throw that would have forced OT, but did earn an ATS win in the process so we had that going for us. Thing is, I just don't think Marquette is that good. If Hopkins and Lubick can stay out of foul trouble and keep Fatty Gardner out of the lane, Georgetown could win this game going away. The again, Hoyas could lose by 80.
The pick is Georgetown -4.5. Final score Hoyas 59 - Golden Doodles 52.
Casual Hoya is 12-5 ATS this season.