Monday, November 20, 2006

Sins of Omission and Georgetown's "24-Year Winning Streak"

The guys who used to torment me in middle school were Big East fans, so I've always nursed a little anti-Big East grudge when basketball season rolls around.

Plus, when it comes to college basketball, I like watching finesse play versus a lot of banging around. I know it hasn't really been true for a while, but in my mind, the Big East will always be a really physical conference.

This is because of their reputation in the late 80s and early 90s for rough play (coupled with that stupid 6 fouls rules experiment, which only hurt them in nonconference and postseason games).

Anyway, I saw the Post item today:
Hoyas Fall to Old Dominion
Upset Ends 24-Year Winning Streak at McDonough Arena: Old Dominion 75, Georgetown 62

Now, if you're an incautious reader who's not that familiar with Georgetown, you might walk away from the article with the impression that they had a 24-year home winning streak, which would be a heck of a job, Brownie.

This, I cannot abide.

What the article fails to mention is that Georgetown plays most of its home games off-campus: at the Verizon (formerly MCI) Center (and before that, at the Capital Centre/US Air Arena).

Anyway, they lost to Old Dominion yesterday, 75-62, which made me smile.

Call me petty, I don't care.

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