Two seasons full of potential, full of excitement about the future.
Two seasons that were ultimately–dare we say it?–disappointing.
This makes DaJuan leaving last year look like good news by comparison. He mailed it in his last year anyway. But Monroe? Gosh.
You sure know how to hurt a guy.
What happened to loyalty? What happened to chasing glory instead of cash? Who doesn’t know that there is a million times more glory in the college game than the pros? There is more glory in the Big East than there is in the NBA.
It was not a resounding return to glory. But the Hoyas played a solid game. The clock cannot be turned back to December 29, 2008. But we can hope that better days lie ahead if…
…Nikita “Kruschev” Mescheriakov keeps hitting threes and avoids fouling out of every game in ten minutes.
…Somebody pulls down an offensive rebound.
…Wattad stays confident.
…Monroe, Summers, Freeman, and Wright all go for double-doubles every game.
Big East tournament is only 35 days away! Anything can happen.
Also, please pray for the repose of Fr. Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legion of Christ, who died a year ago. Pray for the fathers and brothers of the Legion, and for all of us members of Regnum Christi. May the good Lord be merciful and shower his blessings on this woebegone world.
There are few things more painful to your preacher than watching Duke beat Georgetown. I would rather be beaten up by deranged Mormon missionaries.
For about ten minutes during the first half, it looked like Georgetown could actually win the game. Then things fell apart.
Monroe got in foul trouble, including a mysterious technical foul. Gerald Henderson scored three points every time he touched the ball. Summers played a great game but could not make his free throws. And poor Jessie Sapp was joined by Chris Wright on some planet in another solar system where no one ever scores any points.
Anyway, enough bellyaching. God is good, no matter what happens. Here is today’s homily…
Brothers and sisters, we have an eventful week ahead of us. On Tuesday, our 44th President will be inaugurated. Before, that—tomorrow—we will observe the 80th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King lived and died to vindicate the human rights of the weak and oppressed. That is why we keep a national holiday in honor of his birth.
Our eventful week will continue on Thursday with the March for Life. We will march for the same cause that Dr. King fought for—the rights of the weakest and most defenseless people.
But there is more. Next Sunday, we will keep one of the main feasts of the Year of St. Paul. January 25 is the feast of the Apostle’s conversion to Christ.
First: All the members of Preacher’s family would like to thank you for praying and supporting us with divine love. Please keep praying and supporting. God provides. He is good. Blessed be the name of the Lord! Everyone is still alive, thanks be to God.
We all have to take the good with the bad, however.
You would think that the Big Daddy of Big Daddies would give some relief to His unworthy servant and blogger. After all, your scribe has been launched into A.D. 2009 in a rough and tumble manner. (A sick relative and the victim of petty larceny, among other troubles.)
Everything looked so promising on Monday, December 29…
The Redskins went out of town. The Hoyas headed north. So Preacher and Big Daddy took a trip, too. We wound up here in the Big Apple.
First of all, let’s say this, regarding the game in Hartford, CT, last evening: Yeeeaahhhhh!!!
ESPN2 commentators Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas had a pre-set narrative for the game, which they refused to give up until the last minute. The narrative was this: Connecticut is going to win this game because Georgetown is inexperienced.
With about a minute left to play, Shulman and Bilas recognized what everyone else had noticed 37 minutes earlier: The Hoyas DOMINATED in every way. Monroe conducted a clinic. Freeman quietly scored at will. The Hoyas whupped #2 UConn!!!