Thursday, December 31, 2009

The memory is still there, but the focus is now as Hoyas and St. John matchup for Big East action



Hoyanation, the memory is still there.  St. John's Redstorm.  The taste is "very bitter".  What will be will be, it's been done.  It's a new Big East season, Let's Go Get It Back!  The Hoyas (9-1) finally glide into Big East action tomorrow night against the St. John's Redstorm (10-1).  The Hoyas seek to stay focused, tough determined, and smart on what "they" have to do to "redeem" themselves against the Redmen.  D. J. Kenney lead the Redstorm in scoring at 16.7 pts. per game.  Greg Monroe leads the mighty Hoyas in scoring at 15.3 pts. per game although the Georgetown offense is  on "great team play".   Keep them hands up Hoyas and communicate and help each other out.  The Hoya brotherhood is destined to go to greater heights.  Let's Go Hoyas!  Tough! Hoya Saxa!



I heard this song by Snoop yesterday at the Mount Vernon Christmas Tournament and I was hyped, lol, now I'm all hyped about tomorrow's game. 


Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to All

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Glidehoyas, wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays!

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Wish this was me, LOL!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Twas the night before Christmas...

Kurtis Blow
Christmas Rap

Happy Birthday on the this Christmas Eve to my sister Robin Eve love you sis

Merry Christmas Hoyas

Merry Christmas to All!
Hoyanation and friends
Hoya Saxa!

Merry Christmas to the Troops All Over the World!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hoyas down Harvard 86-70 behind Chris "Lumpy" Wright's career high 34 points


Hoyanation, it was a great Hoya day indeed as Hoyas glide to victory for their 9th win of the season against the Harvard Crimson.  Going into the game Jeremy Lin was target man for the Hoyas.  The Hoyas did a great defending him today.  Greg Monroe's "sense of urgency" defending the paint payed dividends for the Hoyas throughout the game.  Monroe's 16 rebounds were a career high for him.  Greg Monroe in transition was a sight to see especially when he got a rebound and pushed up the court and had a vicious dunk on the Crimson.  The most spectacular hustle play was before the first half ended when Greg Monroe and Chris Wright both dived out of bounds near the end Hoya bench for a loose ball.  The Hoya bench rallied big time behind that play as if it were a sick dunk, lol.  To me, that was the Play of the Game because it sparked and set the tone for the Hoya defense the rest of the way which caused defensive stops and provided the Hoyas with points off of those defensive stops.  The Hoyas shook off the rust early and once again, never looked back  Defense play a key role in the game big time.

Chris Wright's leadership provided him with a career high 34 points with great "unselfish team play".  Hoyanation and friends see Chris Wright transition into pureness as a point guard is taking place.  It's called development!  If it's one thing I like in basketball it's "development" especially when your a coach and you see the development right before your eyes.  That's the joy anyone coach could get out of coaching   As Jimmy V says, "Never give up, never give up".  Way to go Chris "Lumpy" Wright.  The little things the Hoyas do that add up to the big picture is what it's all about.  Jason Clark's scrappy defense and big 3 from the left corner the Hoyas needed at that moment.  Austin Freeman's aggressive play (21 pts.) hitting big buckets early on to jumpstart the Hoya offense, great job Austin.  Great job Henry Sims, Jerrelle Benimon, big shout out to my man Julian "Ju Ju" Vaughn playing tough in the paint.  One thing I can say about this Hoya team, "they have each other's back".  They are like brothers because they are the Hoyas.   

Coach Thompson orchestrating the Hoyas on to victory against Harvard 12.23.09

#20 Freshman Jerrelle Benimon goes in strong for rebound between two Harvard defenders 12.23.09

#15 Austin Freeman goes up for two of his 21 points 12.23.09

#15 Junior Austin Freeman gets Harvard's Jeremy Lin off his feet for short jump shot 12.23.09

#4 Chris Wright's steal on Harvard's #4 Jeremy Lin 12.23.09

#21 Sophomore Jason Clark pushing the rock 12.23.09

#4 Chris Wright scoring 2 of his career high 34 points against Harvard 12.23.09

#21 Jason Clark goes up for rebound 12.23.09

#10 Sophomore Greg Monroe goes up to defend Harvard's Jeremy Lin's razzle dazzle layin 12.23.09

Merry Christmas to Hoyanation and Friends!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hoyas head back to Verizon in matchup with Harvard



Hoyanation and friends the Georgetown Hoyas (8-1) glide into holiday hoops action tomorrow against the Harvard Crimson (7-2) Verizon Center, Washington, DC.  The Hoyas look to redeem themselves against the Harvard Crimson second place in a tough Ivy League.  The Crimson have been playing good solid team basketball this season with a big win over ACC's Boston College and a hard fought six point loss to Big East power Connecticut Huskies.  The Crimson lost to first place Ivy league conference rival Cornell in a three point barnburner this season.  Leading the way for the Crimson is 6-3 senior guard Jeremy Lin, in nine games he is averaging 18.6 points per game. Lin is leading the team in minutes played, rebounds, steals and assists.  Jeremy is a player the Hoyas have to contain and limit his touches because he makes everyone around him better.  The Hoyas have to jump on Jeremy Lin and his Harvard Crimson team from beginning to end.

#4 Ivy League sensation Jeremy Lin goes in strong for two against Boston College defender

My Hoya Snowman I made the morning of the 2009 record breaking snow storm in Alexandria, Virginia ESPNU said they could put a banner behind it, LOL!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Glidehoyas



Friday, December 18, 2009

The Monorachs roll onto the Hilltop's Legendary McDonough Gynasium to take on the might Hoyas



Hoyanation, the Hoyas (8-0) will continue the "dream season" tommorrow against the Old Dominion (6-4)Monarchs on the campus of Georgetown University's legendary McDonough Gymnasium.  Home of the mighty Georgetown Hoyas.  It will be a special day for Hoyanation, and friends.  The Hoyas are coming off of two big road wins over Butler Bulldogs and the Washington Huskies in the Jimmy V Cancer Classic and the John Wooden Classic.  Those big games gave the Hoyas tremendous momentum going into tomorrows game against the Monarchs.  The Hoyas have been focused and playing hard, tough, smart basketball this season Hoyanation, and will continue to do so and get better in all areas.  The "sense of urgency" has been on display since last seasons end.  Now, the Hoyas are ready to keep redeeming what is rightfully theirs.  The "Hoya Redemption Dream Season".  The Game! 

Here's a nice video, I think it's obvious Swiperboy is a Tennessee Vol fan, but I like College Conference Shout out to the Big East and all the rest, good looking out Swiperboy, lol!

Hoyas with John Wooden Classic Trophy with USA patch representing support of the troops


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Monroe, Stephenson Earn Men's Basketball Weekly Honors - BIG EAST Conference Athletics

Monroe, Stephenson Earn Men's Basketball Weekly Honors - BIG EAST Conference Athletics

Couple of clips of Alonzo Mourning on Comcast's My Life 365 with Ronnie Thompson

My Life 365: Alonzo Mourning when he found out about his kidney disease

My Life 365: Alonzo Mourning talks about Sean Taylor

After the storm, University of Washington's Quincy Poindexter gets fitted for performance in the Nutcracker

Although it's college basketball season and Christmas time is here we have to keep in perspective that these college players are students first.  The community involvement is what makes these students so special especially when they are giving back for a great cause.  Recently, Quincy Pondexter visited the Pacific Northwest Ballet costume shop to get fitted for his role of Grandfather in the Dec. 23 performance of the Nutcracker.  Donations will go to Pacific Northwest Ballet.  Check out video of his visit: 

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hoyas glide on the road to victory at the John Wooden Classic 74-66

Coach John Thompason III give sense of urgency direction in John Wooden Classic 12.12.09

John Wooden Classic Wooden Classic Winners 12..12.09


John Wooden Classic Coach from left to right:    Rick Stansbury (Mississippi Stae U) John Thompson III (Georgetown), Lorenzo Romar (Washington), Ben Howland (UCLA)

The Hoyas gave Washington all they could handle with their great "team play".   Playing in the the John Wooden Classic, an honor the Hoyas will treasure for many years to come had John Wooden in awe after Chris Wright made a perfect pass to Jason Clark cutting to the basket for two points.  The Georgetown offense was ran to a perfection.  I knew Mr. Wooden loved that play.  I knew it brought back many memories for Coach Wooden as he made a statement years ago about the great "Renaissance Rens" saying, "I've never seen a "team" play better "team" basketball than the Renaissance Rens".  John Wooden played against the Rens when he was a member of the barnstorming Indianapolis Kautskys during the '30s. "They had great athletes, but they weren't as impressive as their "team play". The way they handled and passed the ball was just amazing to me then, and I believe it would be today.  The Harlem Renaissance basketball team, which showcased some of New York City’s greatest black players during the Depression (founded 1923) captured the first world professional championship.  John Wooden, the legendary U.C.L.A. coach, once called the Rens “the greatest team I ever saw.”  Mostly, the Hoyas remind me of the Renaissance Rens.

Led by preseason All-American center Greg Monroe and a dominating front line, the Hoyas overwhelmed the Huskies' smaller lineup today for a 74-66 victory in the John R. Wooden Classic and the first meeting between the Big East and Pac-10 schools.  Monroe came into the game with many accolades but it was junior forward Julian Vaughn who scored a team-high 18 points to lead a balanced Georgetown attack.  All five Hoyas starters scored in double figures, including Monroe, who had 15 points, Chris Wright 13, Jason Clark 11 and Austin Freeman 11.  The Hoyas never looked back although the Huskies made two run with one run in the final minutes when Washington made a hurried comeback attempt.

Georgetown Hoya players hoisting John Wooden Classic trophy in win over the Washington Huskies

#22 Julian "Ju Ju" Vaughn goes up for one his "thunderous" dunks in win over Washington 12.12.09

 One of the fundamental lessons in basketball: Size matters.
#10 Greg Monroe and #22 Julian Vaughn do a great job in defending the interior in 74-66 win over the Washington Huskies at the John Wooden Classic, Anaheim, California 12.12.09

#21 Jason Clark looking to pass the rock in John Wooden Classic 12.12.09

#10 Greg Monroe goes up for two but fouled by Husky defender 12.12.09

#21 Sophomore Jason Clark diving for the rock 12.12.09

#22 Junior Julian Vaughn with great block on Washington defender going up for the shot 12.12.09

Georgetown's Greg Monroe rejects Washington's Elston Turner 12.12.09

#4 Junior Chris Wright up and under for two in win over the Huskies 12.12.09

#4 Chris Wright defending Husky point guard Isiah Thomas 12.12.09

#22 Jason Clark defending the pesky Washington Husky Isiah Thomas 12.12.09

UW Assistant Jim Shaw scouts Georgetown
Thanks for compliment coach Shaw!