The Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown crushed the
Redmen Red Storm Johnnies of St. John's on Saturday and as usual we here at THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON are handing out hardware to those most deserving. Special thanks to 'JoeCopley' for submitting a few of the below. Away we go!
The Chris Wright Heart of a Champion Award:
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera! DSR was the truth against the Johnnies, scoring 20 of his 31 points in the first half as the Hoyas built an insurmountable lead. Smith-Rivera went 9 for 12 from the field and 6 for 7 from 3-point range, one three shy of the school record and most importantly, made watching this game extremely relaxing for Hoyas fans. Thanks, DSR!
Real Men Wear Pink Award:
The Hoyas wore pink sneakers courtesy of our buddies at Nike and that happened to be named after a kid who went to Syracuse for two semesters named Carmelo Anthony. The decision to wear a Syracuse sneaker was met with horror by a number of loyal Hoyas fans on the internets, though thankfully it didn't lead to disaster on the court.
Tweet of the Day Award:
@CasualHoya I'd rather we wear Tom Hanks' palm tree shoes from Castaway.— Yankee10570 (@Yankee10570) January 4, 2014
Real Men Also Wear White Award:
Admittedly I have not been a fan of alternate uniforms but I have to say that I think the whites look pretty good. There's something about them that screams "this is a big event", kind of like when Tom Hanks wore that white tux in 'Big'.
The Johnnies Can't Play But They Sure Have Great Names Award:
St. John's. Let's rank the names, shall we?
1st place: God'sgift Achiuwa - and yes its his real name, his father is a minister.
2nd place: Sir'Dominic Pointer - not a knight.
3rd place: Max Hooper - Hooper! Like the Richard Dreyfuss character in Jaws!
Honorable Mention: D'Angelo Harrison and Orlando Sanchez (tie)
Josh(ua) Smith. Smith took to the razor blade after the DePaul game and debuted a close-trim look that made him appear thinner, younger and quicker! And he played that way too. 6 rebounds! 4 steals! Hooray!
Dikembe Mutombo Memorial Get That Shit Outta Here Award:
Mikael Hopkins. Hopkins played great defense and protected the rim with great vigor, crushing the souls of the Johnnies with three emphatic blocks.
Seattle is the Best Award:
Pearl Jam, Starbucks and Josh Smith! Go Saints!
Miley Cyrus Awful Fashion Award:
Riyan Williams. I can only surmise that the reason that Georgetown's newest walk-on didn't see the floor in this blowout was because he tucked his warmup sweats into his shorts. C'mon youngin', your father is one of the all-time great Hoyas so you get some slack, but you're never going to play until you stop doing that, especially not for a very fashion-forward JT3.
Four Eyes Award:
Jenny McCarthy > Steve Lavin.
Bud Fox Award:
Nate Lubick. Complain all you want about Lubick's limitations but he's playing well within his abilities and he's really stepped it up since the Kansas game. Also, did you know that Lubick spent the summer interning on Wall Street? Dolla dolla bills, y'all!
Document Your Cupcakes to Commemorate the 100th Meeting of Georgetown and St. John's:
via Mex Carey
Little Known Fact Award:
Aaron Bowen was a high school teammate of Sir'Dominic Pointer.
Why Can't We Shoot Free Throws Award:
Hoyas - 56% overall shooting, and 69% on threes! In our euphoria, we won't talk about the 61% free throw shooting - something to work on tomorrow!
Supermarket of the Year Award:
Costco! Wow! So much better than Sam's Club! The gas is so cheap! So many free samples! And oh what variety! If you don't have an executive membership at Costco then you might as well stab yourself in the eye because you are blowing it.
Coach of the Game Award:
Thank you, Steve Lavin, for trying to motivate your squad by not starting freshman phenom Rysheed Jordan and starting a walk-on. The Johnnies were drilled right out of the gate and the Hoyas never looked back.
JT3 - I hope this isn't an aberration but love the idea of up-tempo & transition when possible on offense, and using the press to slow them down on defense.
Dickie V Award:
So so so nice to finally get Bill Raftery on a Hoyas game and his trusty sidekick Justin Kutcher was pretty good, too. Then again, after the abortion that was the Dick Stockton-Bob Wenzel pairing, Salt n' Pepa would have been great, too. (Note: I struggled to come up with a good pair to use and this is not a slap in the face to the incredible duo (plus Spinderella) that gave us 'Shoop')
Jim Nantz Award for In-Game Commentary:
BURN IN A FIRE
Kate Upton Award for Kate Upton Doing Kate Upton Things:
High Hopes Award:
Don't look now but suddenly our Hoyas are sitting pretty at 2-0 in the Big East and have run off 9 wins in their last 10. Not too shitty! Hoya Saxa!
The Georgetown Hoyas are not quite yet a nationally ranked powerhouse.
Providence is NeXt.