THANK YOU HOYAS!
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)
My son Chavis (RIP) friend and brother Blake Boswell also sent me a comment on Facebook:
One of my youngest blog readers on Facebook Joe Hartigan:
ON THE HILLTOP!