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Peanut Gallery: Texas Longhorns vs. Georgetown Hoyas

What some Hoyas are thinkin' about the Hoyas.

View from the DJ Booth - A Musical Perspective from lordnick:

I know the idea was to stick with songs from "Automatic for the People," and I know that actually continuing to play this band turns the blog into a refuge for late--30s hipster douchebags, as opposed to early-20s basement-dwelling double-stuf Oreo eating losers, but seriously, REM is awesome. All you college kids with your Niki Minaj and Gangam Style: you suck. REM RULES! THE 1990s RULE! If we lose tonight, the next video will be from "Toad the Wet Sprocket."

(Actually, Gangam Style is awesome.)

View from the Student Section - A Youthful Perspective from Campus:

I know many of you had UCLA or Tennessee circled on our out-of-conference schedule when it came out a few months ago. Those games were great, but my highlighted game was, from day 1, our matchup with the University of Texas. I'm from Texas, and I hate UT. We never play these clowns in football, but nothing would make me happier than to destroy these guys on national TV. I've already got one running bet going with my best friend at UT and I'm hoping to get others. If there's one game in which I really really would like for us not to fall flat on our faces, it's this one. I mean I really want us to bring the pain on Tuesday night. These guys are not very good, they lost to Chaminade for goodness sake! Like us, they're a very young team, just not with nearly as much talent. Myck Kabongo is their best player, but has been held out of competition this year due to issues with the NCAA. I'm gonna try to hit up the Tombs to get some atmosphere for this one and hopefully I'll be rewarded with a 35-point drubbing by the Georgetown. Hoya Saxa!

View from the Cheap Seats - A Nervous Perspective from JahidiLikesPie:

Good morning. I refuse to comment on the events that took place last Friday night. I didn't see the game and I don't have any interest in watching it. My DVR did me the favor of running out of memory after 16 minutes. I am FINE with that.

On to Texas. I don't really care for Texas (as a university, or as a State). I am really sick of people telling me about Austin and how I really MUST go there. I don't want to go there. There are about 376 places that are above Austin on my places to visit list. Now to the school. There are schools (and their fans) out there that I like, respect and whose company I enjoy. There are also schools out there like Texas that have this sense of entitlement about them. This is very strange for an athletic program that is the biggest example of under achievement in the ol' U.S. of A. I don't need to go into details here. It is a very simple exercise. Look at the athletic department's annual budget and then look at how many national championships they have won. That is it! Exercise over! Nothing to beat your chest over. Nothing.

I will be at the Garden tonight and I will have a chip on my shoulder. Not as much for the reasons stated above, but for the fact that Tejas-Austin is part of the evil BCS empire that have caused the current state of affairs in college hoops. I really want to beat them and I will need to gear up in order to let the team and their fans know this. I will NOT be gearing up at any chat board or BLOG bar. I am going to do what i alway do to prepare for these games. Drink tall boys in a TRAIN STATION. I normally perform this pregame ritual in the more civilized confines of Grand Central Terminal. I guess Penn Station will do, but tall boys @ Brother Jimmys might be an easier way to relax before the tip and might help prevent me from having to interact with anyone from LI or NJ. I really doubt it, though.

View from the Sports Book
- An Unbiased Perspective from Vegas:

The Line: Georgetown -2. Over/under 114.

So, the nationally ranked powerhouse Hoyas are only giving 2 points to an undisciplined group of freshmen coached by Rick Barnes at Madison Square Garden? DON'T GIVE UP, DON'T EVER GIVE UP.

The pick is Georgetown -2. Final score Hoyas 77 - Longhorns 68.

Casual Hoya is 3-1 ATS this season.
Overall 58-36-1.