Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Immortals of the The Final Four

Kings of Leon March of the Immortals

 The Final Four
UConn, Kentucky, Butler, VCU

I don't know where to start. It's here, the Final Four!  Despite my Georgetown Hoyas not making it to the Final Four I still had to move on and live it up for the NCAA March Madness moments, and they have been  some of the greatest moments. 

After watching so many March Madness Tournament for so many years, I can honestly say this is the craziest and the best NCAA March Madness Tournament as I've ever seen before.  With so many games so close folks were saying things I never heard them say before.  

It seemed no matter where you went there was a television that had the tournament on.  This is a tournament that last three weeks, three weeks of this madness, can you believe it.  To, me, and no disrespect to the Super Bowl, but this is the best thing to happen for this long period of time in any sport. 

I cannot describe the feeling.  No other sporting event for this long period of time can compare to March Madness, the emotion, the passion, the feeling, the competitive, the determination, the will to go all out win or lose.  This tournament is so amazing and emotional for me I know when it's all over I'll shed my tear to.  I love March Madness. 

A game these young men play  all their lives, and to live their dream's for "One Shining Moment!" 

20 Years of One Shining Moment
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Friday, March 25, 2011

I love this March Madness song Immortals by Kings Of Leon

Hello Hoyanation and friends it's been a minute, I know everyone is still enjoying March Madness.  Don't worry our Hoyas will figure it out and start all over.  I know they will.  It's what we do.  As for my Hoyas, I look forward to seeing the seniors graduate and move on in life.  After all, a parent's dream is to see their young adults get that degree, this is what it's all about using that roundball to get the paper.  In the mean time I just to post this song that I keep hearing from TBS and CBS name Immortals by Kings of Leon.  I love it and I love March Madness.  Check it out!

John Thompson Jr. on March Madness teams: 

"People must realize that those teams earned the opportunity to play in this championship tournament that many other teams wished they could have participated in. Only one team has a dream ending to their season but so many other teams should look back and see their seasons as a success."


I also love this song this song to by Kings of Leon



Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hoyas dream season ends in a tough second round NCAA March Madness against CAA's VCU Rams 74-56



First and foremost, I want to thank all the Hoya seniors Julian Austin, Chris, Ryan, team managers CJ and Ray.  Although I was I happy to see my Hoyas, the game didn't go the I wanted it to, but I will and have to live with it because I am a Hoya forever!  Yes!  Did they struggle?  Yes!  Did we win?  No!  Are some Georgetown fans angry, mad, disappointed or whatever else?  Yes. I hope they'll be fine, and true Hoya fans.

As Georgetown's #1 fan, yes I'm hurt, but I'm more hurt for our Hoyas.  You better believe I'm always proud of my Hoyas, who put it on line everyday in the classroom, practice and game days. Sometimes things don't go our way, but my Hoyas will improve day by day.  There's no need for me go into full detail.  Everyone saw what happened in the game.  

I think it was very courageous for Chris Wright to come back on the basketball court  for his own piece of mind.  I know he didn't want go out  without having a chance to play in the NCAA's in his final season with the Hoyas, but at least he can say, "at least I had a chance to get back out there with my teammates and try to win and live my dream as a Hoya."  I sure had fun Hoyanation wins or losses, that's just how it goes for me when you love something, whether it be your child, team, sport, or other activity. 

It doesn't matter you stick with your team through thick and thin. Tthis is what makes you and your team so special.  We are here to support those young men, not bash them or their coach.  Those young men love and believe in each other and coaches.  The coaching staff works hard every season to try and do what is necessary to win, but sometimes things don't pan out our way as we want them to.  Our expectations are set so high, when something bad happens we don't know how to deal with it.  As long as folks keep everything in perspective things should be fine in the long run.  

The Hoyas have good and bad times, but does mean we bail out or act immature over a game that our players live their lives through?  I think lots of Hoya fans need to look themselves in the mirror and ask themselves some serious questions.  I've had folks that are suppose to be Hoya fans call me names and, degrade me because of what I stand for, my team, but I still continue to move on and stay strong.  I've talked to folks that are suppose to be my friends complain to me about my Hoyas. 

Sorry to say I pulled my violin out on them and unfriended them.  Folks don't understand my blog, my Hoyas and Hoynation is all for my son, Chavis, who died from osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in 2004.  He was diagnosed with cancer at the ripe age of 17 in his senior season of high school. 

He could not finish playing in his senior year.  His team was projected to go to the Virginia State Tournament.  Although I told him he could not play in his last game which was not at the end of the season, he tried to play anyway.  He was a courageous young, and I vowed when I worked at the Georgetown Basketball School to teach and dedicate my life to the basketball school and my Hoyas for life for my son.  

It's emotional for me to write this, but I'm okay with it.  I'm gonna keep on dreaming, and I hope you do to Hoyanation.  We have to remember it's for the players.  We're just their support system to cheer them on win or lose.  I will continue to watch the tournament and cheer for all our Big East teams, after all we are a family except during the tough and rugid Big East seaon.

True Hoya fans, I love you and the Georgetown Hoyas.  Mannnn, I don't know how to end this, I just keep going on and on watery eyes and everything.  The passion I have for the blue and gray I just can't describe.  It's a great feeling though and it keeps me going.  I'm looking forward to taking life one step and one day at a time.  I'm going to wait patiently for the famous James "Jabbo" Kenner Summer League at Georgetown and see my new, young, and upcoming team "The Georgetown Hoyas."

All for you Chavis, and the Hoyas

During and after the game on Facebook:

Me (Kent Adrian)

Hoyanation do still believe in the Hoyas? I do! #faiththroughadversity #liftyourheads Hoyas #fightforsurvival Hoyas
9 hours ago ·  · 

    • Joe Hartigan I do! Always do never give up. heart smart together let's gooiooo!!!
      9 hours ago · 

    • Mo Gallivan One game at a time, one half at a time!!
      9 hours ago · 

    • Brandon Fleming It aint looking too good for yall right now Coach...I wasn't expecting it to go down like this...
      9 hours ago · 

    • Kent Adrian gotta have faith its not over yet son #betthat when have you known me to give up you of all folks know how I coach Brandon aint nothing change...
      9 hours ago ·  ·  2 people

I'ma have to hide the sorelosers and moaners and complainers keep your head up Hoyas I ain't no faker #Yadig you don't have many fans cause most that call themselves fans #arenot
9 hours ago ·  · 

Kent Adrian

I know I'm one of the #Hoyas fans that are like the #Marines, #thefewtheproudtheHoyaines #betruetotheblueandgray or go away! #Hoyas
about an hour ago ·  · 

    • Johnny Limarzi Agreed. Hard to feel good right now but still love these guys
      about an hour ago · 

    • Kent Adrian of course but if we as true Hoya fans keep everything in perspective and have done this from the start we wouldn't feel so bad, but I feel bad mostly for the kids, but I/we learn from them they move on, we move on...I feel you though Johnny man...
      about an hour ago ·  ·  1 person

Keep the optimism coming, Kent!! Hoya Saxa!

Now, my #Hoyas can focus on their grades and graduate! #thisiswhatitsallabout some have it #twisted though #winning or #losing #Hoyas still win! #graduate :0)
about an hour ago ·  · 

My son Chavis (RIP) friend and brother Blake Boswell also sent me a comment on Facebook:

Blake Boswell
Next year Pops! Next year. We jus caught that injury bug at the wrong time but it happens so it was a good season but i guess we look forward to next year.
7 hours ago ·  ·  · See Friendship

  • Brittany Boswell likes this.

    • Kent Adrian EXACTLYYYYYYY Brit exactly, I will put this in my blog fam fam...I will say this is what my daughter wrote...Brit there are sooooooooooo many untrue fans that are talking bad about my coach and team it's unbelievable and this is what the deal was, this was the best statement I've seen the whole time since we lost wow Brit, my angel, I love you Blake and Amanda, Mom :0)
      about an hour ago · 

    • Kent Adrian I meant Blake, lol, but all the same hahaha I knew you had my back man...see Chavis you brother Blake still has my back #oneofthefewofmany
      53 minutes ago · 

One of my youngest blog readers on Facebook Joe Hartigan: 
Joe Hartigan
Kent, all these hatred man. They see score of one game and just wanna hate. We had a dream season. We had an injury that didn't help, we fought through it. We battled all year. And it comes down to all this hatin! We WILL be back! Yessir!

7 hours ago via iPhone ·  ·  · See Friendship

    • Kent Adrian Joe man I'm glad I the chance to meet you and your parents man, they sure have the best son any parent could have man, and yes we WILL BE BACK! Hoya Saxa!
      7 hours ago · 

    • Joe Hartigan Kent man better see u at gtown this summer gotta hoop!
      7 hours ago · 

    • Kent Adrian Man I am Mr. Georgetown I've been coming to Kenner for soooo many years, that's where I get my info from before the season starts, this helps me and my blog for my readers bro!
      24 minutes ago · 

    • Joe Hartigan Yessir! We are Georgetown and we will continue to be georgtown no matter what. #passion