What some Hoyas are thinkin' about the Hoyas.
View from the DJ Booth - A Musical Perspective from lordnick:
This is ridiculous. I'm really ready to sabotage the whole operation, like find some television interview with the band. Let's see the Hoyas beat Cincinnati on the back of SIXTY MINUTES of Dolores O'Riordan sitting down with Charlie Rose. Alas, she never did an interview with Charlie Rose. So I could blow your mind with THIS:
Dolores visits "The Daily Show" to talk with Jon Stewart. HOLD THE PHONE!!! THAT IS CRAIG KILBORN! BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE.
No, I can't wreck the season. Syracuse will take care of that in a week or so. Rock on with your bad self, Dolores!
View from the Student Section - A Youthful Perspective from Campus:
I was crap-my-pants scared on Monday, but that's nothing compared to how scared I am for this game against the Bearcats. These guys have our number. I don't know what it is about Mick Cronin, but he seems to know exactly how to beat us. The one thing that gives me hope is that he won't have Yancy Gates at his disposal this time around. The thought of Cincinnati has put me in a foul mood ever since they broke Chris Wright 2 years ago and I don't see that changing any time soon. Like Marquette, Cincinnati won't make anything easy for us.
Interestingly, Cincy's game is the polar opposite of Marquette's. Whereas Marquette likes to pump the ball down low to their two big (read: fat) guys Otule and Gardner, the Bearcats love to chuck up 3's. I would normally say this puts us in a favorable position given our excellent defense, but we all know how teams have an odd propensity for getting hot from behind the line against us. This game will be an even bigger test than the game on Monday and a win, to me, says we deserve to be competing for the conference title. I'm gonna be at the Iron Horse and I'll be bringing a couple of buddies and maybe even a Casual Ladyfriend. Hope to see all you jokers there. Hoya Saxa.
View from the Cheap Seats - A Nervous Perspective from JahidiLikesPie:
Such a late start! I really want to gut-knife the espn programming people on nights like this! I guess I get the whole starting late in Hawaii thing, but this is ridiculous. I saw that we opened as pretty heavy underdogs and this doesn't come as a surprise. Crony Mick has owned our asses for the last few years. He clearly attends the same coaching clinics as Dixon and the Buzz Toad, when it comes to playing GU.
As far as the game is concerned, how could one not be Nervous as SHIT? We are on a 1000 game winning streak and are playing a veteran team on the road. I just had to run to the men's room as a result of typing this nonsense. I can't even take it anymore. I enjoyed typing these little things SO much more when I had no hope. I don't need this stress in my life. I just want to relax on a Friday night. No real chance of that, though. Thanks for that. At least I still live an isolated life during the games because the assholes @ SBNation discriminate against those that WORK for a living and still rely on a Blackberry. Have fun on the game thread, boys and girls. I will be coping with a crippling loss like a grown man, with an overabundance of booze and pain pills.
Nervous Level: OH HOLY SHIT!
View from the Sports Book - An Unbiased Perspective from Vegas:
The Line: Cincinnati -4.5. Over/under 120.
Though our struggles against the Bearcats are well-known and everyone on the Hoya side seems to have a doom and gloom outlook on this game, there's no reason to think that this game against Cincy won't be tight. The Bearcats are 6-1 ATS against Georgetown in the last 7 outings, but I'll gladly take 4.5 points and continue to ride this Hoya train straight to the bank.
The pick is Hoyas +4.5. Final score Georgetown 57 - Bearcraps 51.
Casual Hoya is 13-5 ATS this season.