Good day Commodore fans. Shall we begin with Vanderbilt versus the number 8 team in the nation?
We'd like to extend the love and sympathy of the Commodore Nation to the offensive charge foul. It was a mainstay of college basketball for years, and will be sorely missed. How about those officials last night? I'm not blaming the game on the referees. That would get a "Bad form, Smee" from Captain Hook. I am, however, claiming that officials should not dominate the tempo of a game. Rip Van Winkle was in attendance. He got a little tired during pregame, and decided to take a nap. Known somewhat as a prolific sleeper, Rip's friends were worried that he would sleep for twenty years and miss the game. Turns out, he got a full night's rest and woke up just as Derrick Byars was throwing home one of the top 10 plays in the world Wednesday night.
It was good to see a Patrick Ewing back on the court. Icepacks across the globe have been lonely since daddy left the game. Too bad Dikembe Mutombo didn't have a Jr. out there. Georgetown probably wouldn't have had a large enough kneepad budget to sway both sons anyway. About the game, I've got some bad news and I've got some good news. The bad news: Roy Hibbert. It seems that 7'2" big men could cause trouble for the Commodores this season. The good news: Roy Hibbert. It seems there is a limited supply of 7'2" big men in the NCAA this year.
Overall, I think fans should be pleased with most of what we saw Wednesday. The ‘Dores gave them a game, Memorial got rocking a couple of times, and Taco Bell announced a lower limit for tacos this year. Now we didn't get tacos, but that just leaves room for improvement.
Post-Post-Game-Article-Article: If You're Looking for Something to Do Saturday…
Rumor has it that there is a gathering of people to watch some gentlemen compete in a game of tackle football at Dudley field Saturday. I'm just fulfilling my journalistic duty and giving you a heads-up in case you didn't know. There is no bigger rivalry game this weekend. Michigan vs. The Ohio State: Overrated.
Erik Ainge is allegedly dusting off the helmet for this game. Good news for Trooper Taylor who has been looking for someone new to bump chests with. The only reason not to come (other than not having a ticket), is that you are allergic to "Rocky Top". The Pride of the Southland is reportedly playing it every time UT runs an offensive, defensive, or special teams play, so you would break out in hives, swell up, and probably sneeze so hard that your large intestine would see the light of day. That mental image is free.