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Created: 5/20/2012 4:53:52 PMReplies: 64
12/22/2009 9:54:00 AM - Old Prof - 188 posts (#99)
12/21/2009 1:32:00 PM - Old Prof - 188 posts (#99)

1. I remember GW Basket-ball at Uline Ice Arena while I was an Undergrad .. and actually some games while still in High School.

2. I remember filling my car with my kids and their friends and going to Ft Myer .

3. I remember going to JFK Stadium to watch GW FOOTBALL (also with my kids and their friends )

4. I remember Pat Tallent as player and then coach.

5. I remember running the 100 and 200 yard dash for THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Track Team .. honest..

6. I remember when I could still remember !!!!

12/21/2009 1:35:00 PM - Old Prof - 188 posts (#99)

See, that should have been Bob Tallent as player and Coach. Pat played.

Sorry

12/21/2009 1:40:00 PM - Poog - 3,503 posts (#5)
You also remember $50 a credit hour. Or was that for the whole semester?
12/21/2009 2:03:00 PM - Dolphin Michael - 2,188 posts (#13)
Hey Prof,

I remember the guy that the Bullets kept when they cut Pat.  (KG).

I remember hating the Adrian brothers.

I remember when I could make $4.50 an hour working at the university and pay my tuition.

I remember when the Isabella was under a dollar.
12/21/2009 2:07:00 PM - Dolphin Michael - 2,188 posts (#13)
Oh, and Prof...

What you can't remember is not statistically significant.
12/21/2009 2:10:00 PM - ChrisW - 390 posts (#55)
I think that you "misremembered" the name of the stadium...I don't think that GW played at JFK stadium (that's in Philly), but at DC stadium, turned into RFK stadium in 69.

I could be wrong though.

Chris
12/21/2009 2:23:00 PM - rocket - 553 posts (#41)
I told you all we'd be sorry that Old Prof  would respond. See you at the Howard game Old Prof.
12/21/2009 2:55:00 PM - newtman - 1,201 posts (#24)

I remember The Tin Tabernacle.

I remember taking the bus to Ft. Myer to watch Bob, Mike and Pat Tallent.

I remember attending the first game at the Smith Center.

I remember backcourt of Pat Tallent and Keith Morris,

I remember going to SC to watch GW play in the NIT.

Old Prof, what do you think of backcourt of Tallent and Morris.  that's my favorite GW backcourt.  Pat was a great shooter, and Keith played the point, could dish or drive to the basket and shot the ball pretty well.

12/21/2009 3:26:00 PM - ELJ - 1,969 posts (#16)

Old Prof:

Your otherwise solid memory may have slipped a bit on the location of GW football games.  Perhaps they did play at RFK in 1961 or '62, but the games you and I attended while at GWU were at Griffith Stadium..  I recall all too well the homecoming game against #1-ranked Maryland in '54, when we were down by only 7-6 at the half.  I was marginally sober during that half after having gone through the induction ceremony for Gate and Key that morning, and my date dropped a piece of jewelry under the stands during halftime, so I spent much of the last half looking (ultimately successfully) for the damn thing.  Missed most of the Twerps awakening as they belted us, 27-6, with only Steve Korcheck keeping it that close.

But you're right on pont with the track memories, as you and I co-founded and therefore co-captained the track team in '54.  We scared the hell out of eactly nobody, but I have a varsity letter to show it wasn't a total waste of time.

Best memories, though, are still of the Holup-Devlin years.  Loved your story of doing your part for GW hoops by waking Corky in class when the professor looked ready to call on him.

And Poog:  $50 a credit hour?  You  must've been thinking of some years later.  As Hatchet editor in '54-''55 I led a protest against the administration raising the per-hour undergraduate fee from $12 to $15.  Kinda amazing that the University managed to get by with that income level, even adjusted downward for non-inflation.  Will look for you at Patriot Center for the GW-GMU women's game.

12/21/2009 4:09:00 PM - Tennessee Colonial - 1,028 posts (#27)
Watching the Umass/Memphis game they showed a picture of  Pitino when he played at Umass with Irving. Did he play in the game we had with Umass at Madison Square Garden in New York in 1971? 70-65 loss. Dam!  Walt Szczerbiak should have been an NBA pro for many years instead of being in the Spanish league or playing for the Condors.
12/21/2009 5:27:00 PM - nccolonial - 3 posts (#240)
Who remembers Bunny Wilson?
12/21/2009 5:55:00 PM - GWalum5 - 3 posts (#240)
In 1966 we played footbal in DC Stadium.  It was our football team's last year.
12/21/2009 6:20:00 PM - Poog - 3,503 posts (#5)
My first GW basketball game. Bunny and his University of Baltimore Bees stung the Colonials featuring the likes of Bill Knorr, Len Baltimore, Ronnie Nunn, Ralph Barnett, Harold Rhyne & Walt Szczerbiak. Probably should have transferred back to my home state Hoosiers right then but I was too busy marching in the streets to notice what I had gotten into as a GW fan.
12/21/2009 7:00:00 PM - Old Prof - 188 posts (#99)

The later games at RFK (or DC ) Stadium were with my 8 - 10 year olds. Early 70's.

Undergrad game at Grifth Stadium.

Remember paying a kid a quarter to "Watch your car? " Pay or flat tire.

12/21/2009 7:04:00 PM - formerly Boston Pops - 338 posts (#64)

i remember in no particular order:

  • Adams Hall
  • the Ft Myers bus
  • Tin Tabernacle
  •  Ronnie Nunn
  • watching (tom?) stuart and mike tallent chaw tobacco, sharing a spittoon in the lobby of adams hall
  • loosing weekly at nine ball to mike tallent & others in the basement of adams
  • Mike Battle
  • dodging tear gas in the quad
  • playing footsie with the natl guard over barricades on 19th st.
12/21/2009 8:03:00 PM - Cutis - 198 posts (#97)
Old Prof is just a kid to me:
   1. I remember when "Marvin Green" was the only color at GWU.

   2. I remember Elmer Louis Kaiser and the "Rise and Fall Of Rome"

   3. I remember the White House calling my dorm phone at Crawford Hall so that Lucy Baines Johnson could get her homework assignment.

   4. I remember my favorite chicken salad sandwich at Leo's costing less than a "buck".

   5. I remember Bill Reinhart and Joe Lalli and Terry Grefe

   6. I remember Babe McCarthy meeting with students and telling everyone he just turned down the Wake Forrest job for GW because he was not a fool.( to coach in the ACC )

   7. I remember Dr. Caress in Organic Chemistry lab seeming to be a "nerd" then meeting several of us studs in the Tin Tabernacle for a pick-up game and proceeding to" kick our ass "

  8. I remember  the greatest freshman basketball game ever played. Pat Tallent's freshman year vs. five All Americans from Maryland including Tom McMillan and Len Elmore. Over two hundred points were scored and the good guys won.

   9. I remember donating blood to the Red Cross  60 minutes before I was scheduled to play an intramural basketball game. I was si for si from the floor and never scored again the rest of the year.

  10. I remember buying a newspaper in Teas to check on the previous nights game between Michigan State and GW at East Lansing. The paper said that GW won. I bought a second paper because I thought the first paper had to have had a typo!!






12/21/2009 9:08:00 PM - Poog - 3,503 posts (#5)
I think  the memory is a little faded, Cutis. That great freshman class of Tallent, Harper, Morris, Burwell, Riddile, and Shanta did not play McMillen and Elmore as frosh but the Tom Roy-led baby Terrapins. McMillen and Elmore were sophomores. But I agree...the electricity and ecitement of that game against Maryland at Ft. Myer ranks up there with the Clinton UMass game and the UNCC 16-0 clincher as top 10 GW basketball eperiences.  Later loss to same UMD freshmen did nothing to diminish the breaking of the Terps multi-year winning streak and the knowledge that GW was about to embark on quite a roll, diminished only by the knee injury that took away some of his quickness and forced Tallent to redshirt. Impressionable youth that I was, I still like that Morris/Tallent backcourt tandem augmented by the arrival and emergence of John Holloran. Come to think of it, his magical game at Cole Field House was a pretty good GW highlight as well.
12/22/2009 1:16:00 AM - Dolphin Michael - 2,188 posts (#13)
All good and wonderful memories.

Since he was mentioned, one of my favorite plays of all time was the Mike Battle tie the shoelace trick on an inbounds play at the end of the game to make the difference against the Orangemen at the Fort.

Banks of lights going out and half time bulb replacements.

I have mentioned this as well, but the GW/GU game at McD. during Thompson's first year when Keith Morris dropped 20 on Cheese Holloway in the first half.

I remember Ralph Barnett scoring for everyone at critical times in one game.

I remember Algebra class with Prof Lee sitting in the same room with Haviland and Clyde. BTW, that wasn't high school algebra and that woman would flunk her own husband, given the chance.

Then there was the baseball incident. A friend was playing ball in the street and the baseball went down the drain. Howard Matthews lowered my friend down the drain (man hole) by the ankles to retrieve the ball. ...Who needs a new weight room!

Hey, I remember going with a bunch of Chinese GW students up to UM to play for cash during the summer at the courts that used to ring Byrd Stadium. We played at night.... Prof Peter Hill's son George who played Freshman ball at GW after playing at my school BCC and I would play in the paint on D and then we had some of the best players at GW (my Chinese friends playing out front. George and I would rain threes (make that twos) until someone bothered to step out and cover. My buddy Benny would kill Howard White on the glass. They had no clue.

Easy money.

I remember getting tooled constantly by Bob Tallent at the TT. I would win a battle, but never the war. There was also that nagging feeling that Bob was going 75%.  If you adjusted Bob's talent to "today's dollar," he would have averaged about 40, no problem--given a three point line. Of course, you had to cover the man from the inbounds pass on offense. Young GW players just don't understand. Pat was a better all around player, but as far as a basketball mind and a pure shooter and a killer instinct, Bob was it. Even better, and I say this because I had no idea of the history of Bob Tallent when I played in pickup games, he was a huge gentleman and a perfectly wonderful gym rat.

Why is it that some of the best GW basketball memories spin around being brilliant. The Mike Battle shoe problem, for instance. I remember Randy Click  facing Maryland at Cole, they had the ball and we had no way of getting it and Randy just dropped to the floor with all the drama that he could muster. The refs stopped the play and later the rules were changed, in part, by that great move.

I remember Brian Magid of Blair and Mark Karver of BCC both running away from Maryland.

I remember Lefty winning a recruiting war for O'Brien ... bozo. Glad about that.

I remember Bill Knorr showing me how to deliver a foul. Again and again, and then there was the punch.

Knorr was the Donald Brashear of college basketball.

Above all, in more ways than one, I remember Oscar blocking the Sampson hook.

That was worth every damn dollar that GW basketball got from me for over 20 seasons.

That was unreal and I also witnessed in person Bob Beman's long jump in Meico City.

Speaking of which, I hate Wally Walker.

And, also Jim Boehiem.

On the plus side, is Tom Rosepink bartending anywhere in the area?


 
12/22/2009 9:17:00 AM - The MV - 4,227 posts (#4)

This thread is making me feel young...which is nice.

I remember blocking Curtis Jeffries's shot during a pickup game, feeling a surge of confidence, and then being schooled to the point where Curtis consistently drove past me the rest of the game.

I remember Oscar's throw-it-off-the-backboard catch and dunk, down 14 at the time with 5:40 left, to St. Bonaventure.  GW came back and won, and there wasn't a three point shot at the time.

I remember watching Brian Magid and Dave Hobel and wishing that there was such a thing as a three point shot.

I remember the first time I saw Christopher.  Rarely have I ever laughed so hard.

I remember that the first Colonial I ever saw introduced into a starting lineup was Tom Glenn.  Tom was a poor man's Mike Hall.

I remember running into Chris Mullin and Patrick Ewing in Long Beach just prior to the 1984 Olympics.  I immediately mentioned to Chris that I was good friends with Mike O'Reilly (who had been Chris's high school teammate and one of his closest friends).  I was in.  Chris, Pat and I stood on a pier and talked for about 15 minutes.  I remember thinking that Brent Musberger probably would have wanted this opportunity.

I remember when the prize for a student making a halfcourt shot at halftime was tuition.

I remember the last time Georgetown ever played at Smith Center.  Their NCAA team beat our dismal team in double overtime.  That was the beginning of the end.  JTII promised to honor the final year of the eisting contract (Georgetown won easily at Capital Centre behind freshman Patrick Ewing) and we've never seen them again.

I remember Nip Rogers, Dan Sullivan and Doug Vander Wal.  Determining which was which was another story.

12/22/2009 9:28:00 AM - Tennessee Colonial - 1,028 posts (#27)
Street hockey with the boys from Boston. All the hot air in the dorms (Madison) when the Knicks and Celtics played.  Martin Wolf  (Pirate fan and Hatchet reporter)  duking it out with a big Boston boy after  Bill Bradley? put in a last second shot to beat the Celtics. Well, at least he called the guy a creep. Unforgetable.
12/22/2009 9:43:00 AM - Poog - 3,503 posts (#5)
Now that one brought a chuckle, MV. Nip was the one who drew but their games and appearance were somewhat indistinguishable...sadly.
12/22/2009 9:54:00 AM - Alumnus - 2,014 posts (#15)

These are great posts, guys.  Love to read about this stuff.

My earliest basketball memory was going with my family to the "old" Garden to see the Knicks play the Philadelphia Warriors with Wilt.  The old Garden really was Square, or at least rectangular.  From the outside, it looked just like a big office building.  My brother swears it was the game after Wilt scored 100.  I don't think so, but it was that season.  My first taste of the NBA -- the Knicks, who were perennial cellar dwellers, went up by around 20 late in the first half, and I was delirious until my dad said (something like), in the NBA, the good teams sleepwalk for most of the game.  The only score that counts is the final score.  That was almost 50 years ago!  What's changed?  Sure enough, the Warriors rallied in the 4th quarter to win.

My main memory of GW basketball when I went there ('77-'80) was the parking lot at 21st and H (obviously no longer there) where the schedule was posted.  Every year I walked by and saw that the first bunch of games were against schools like Alderson-Broaddus and West Virginia Tech.  It seems like all three years, GW was something like 9-3 before the conference schedule started, 5-9 in the conference, and out of the conference tournament in the first game.  I remember the first time I was in the Smith Center and saw that weird floor, whatever it was made of (not wood).  My Contracts Professor (Ginsberg, a great guy) was a big fan and I remember he came in the morning after the Georgetown game where Esherick made the late shot to beat us, and lectured the students for studying too much and not going to support the team. 

8/18/2012 12:53:47 AM - JD - 2 posts (#241)

--  I still sometimes pine for an Isabella special with hot peppers.  Divine!

--  Stealing the Georgetown base drum at McD.  I think it was Sigma Nu that did it but sure.  We returned it.

--  Playing pick-up games in the Tin Tabernacle with some of the basketball team and city guys.  One night I blocked Mike

     Battle's shot (he was 6'7", I'm 6'4").  That was fun.  Szczerback (sp?) had a great bank shot.

--  Games at Ft. Myer

--  Sunning on the roof of Mitchell Hall.  The girls from Thurston would come over.

--  Watching Tom Rosepink average 29.5 p.p.g. his freshman year.  Then he lost his shot.  Some say because of weightlifting over the summer.  I recall seeing him run to the basket, make a half turn in the air and do a two hand stuff behind his head. I was an inch taller and couldn't do that. Only problem with Tom is that he like to fight too much off court.    B-T-W, in answer to another post here, last I heard Tom was General Manager at Houston Airport Marriot and is chair of the board or directors Hotel & Lodging Assn. of Greater Houston.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1129&dat=19720103&id=RJ9RAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Km0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=7311,210705

--  Marches on D.C. protesting the Vietnam war.  Students from around the country sleeping in the dorm halls.

8/18/2012 9:19:05 AM - Fly on the Wall - 570 posts (#40)

 I love these types of threads!

Keep them coming and thanks for sharing.

8/18/2012 11:13:16 AM - JAE - 168 posts (#109)

How about the Thurston Beach?

8/18/2012 12:08:05 PM - Boston Colonial - 282 posts (#73)

 I remember watching Curtis Jeffries, Tom Glem and Mike Zagardo take Rory Sparrow and John Pinone down to the wire driving rollie Massimino crazy.  I remember the comeback against Wisconsin and Wes Matthews.  I remember the game against Stetson on the night of the Blizzard of 78 when the Smith Center became a shelter for stranded motorists. I remember Mike Sampson squaring off against Sam Clancy and scoring 36 which was the record for the Smith Center for many years.  I remember hanging out with Bucky Roman and what a great guy he was.  I remember thinking God must have taught Brian Magid to shoot.

I remember the last home game my senior year against West Virginia putting on a tweed  sport coat grabbing a Wall Street Journal and a kazoo and joining my friends in spontaneously performing as the Wasp Marching Band at halftime.  Today it would be a flash mob!

8/18/2012 12:21:46 PM - The Other MG - 52 posts (#192)

Ronnie (The Gun) Nunn beating Navy at the last second on a shot that I swore was five feet away from me in the stands at Ft. Myer, then refereeing my intramural game two days later.  Ralphie Barnett's beautiful left handed layup to beat GU at McD - I can still bring back the entire play - rebound off of a free throw miss, outlet pass, and Ralph rambling down the court.  Babe McCarthy screaming, "Come awn, reaf", or shout, "Domino," his version of four corners.  Following the team to Charlottesville to watch them beat Chip Case and the Cavaliers, and to Blow Gym at W&M, where there was a track around the second tier upstairs, almost right on top of the end line.  Walt Szczerbiak taking a foul shot, seeing me right above, and smiling and waving in between free throws.  The "hidden ball trick" in the East Carolina football game at whatever the field was called in that last year.  The Blue Goose bucket of bolts bus that the band used to travel to games in.  That first year that Mitchell Hall became a dorm, with old time elevators and operators.  Tear gas - the smell of protest.  And holding my breath every time the GW score is about to be posted on ESPN, or the newspaper, or wherever I access it - still- over 40 years later.

8/18/2012 7:18:38 PM - CJS Fan - 114 posts (#138)

I remember as a ninth grader in Arlington going with my older brother to see a GW  vs. Citadel football game held at Washington-Lee High School's War Memorial Staduim (I still have the ticket stub) in the fall of 1965.  I guess Gary Lyle was quarterback (I don't recall) and I beleive the Citadel won (not sure).  The stadium was walking distance from my home.

I remember pre-registering for my freshman semester in the summer of 1969  because I had been advised that the $57/hour rate would increase to $60/hour by the Fall.

I also recall the old student union (pre-Marvin Center completion) on G Street next to the Fire Station.  It was in operation for one semester before the Marvin Center opened.  It now houses the Psychology Department?  I used the fourth floor (game tables, study areas and a TV room that faced G Street.  That TV room had a beat up red Morrocan leather sofa with real horsehair stuffing.  It was so-o-o comfortable to lay on it. 

I  remember the old GW Campus Club bar next to the Luthern Church where Tom Rosepink used to imbide and hold court.  The place was a chick magnet, a guys from Northern Virginia magnet (not necessarily GW connected) and a fight a night place.  The place rocked.

A little sedgeway story about the Campus Club.  After GW I became a commissioned Naval officer (Summer training in Newport, RI).  One of the guys who graduated with me went on to  flight school and became a Naval air navigator pilot.  He later lost his plane in the Pacific and washed out as a pilot and went into submarine warfare.  I spent my last year in the Navy at the Naval Sub base New London and ran into him.  He told me this story that when he was a pilot, he was stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas.  The Navy used to encourage pilots and navigators to take their assigned jets out for a spin on weekends (keep up their flying skills).  These planes fly very fase so you can get to LA in a couple of hours or same for Jacksonville or Andrews Air Force Base in the DC area.  The guys would all agree on a single destination and each place has a favorite bar.   If they decided on Andrews Air Force base, the favorite bar was the GW Campus Club!

I remember getting up at 5:45  a.m. to drive to the Thompsons Boat House to shove off in a crew shell by 6:25 a.m. for crew practice.  Around late February or March it was so cold that ice would form on the oar lock riggings and ice would form in my hair from my sweat.  However, rowing so increased my energy level that I did not feel the cold.  A classmate called George Ibars held down a parttime job as well as rowing for the crew.  He was pre-med.  He would take classes at night, study, sleep a bit and then go to his night job at the Watergate.  He was the night concierge in the lobby.  He would get off at dawn just to go to the boathouse and stroke the crew shell.  Afterwards he  would go to breakfast and to classes.  How the hell did he do it?  George became a doctor and lives in the Miami area.

I remember when a lot of us  undergrads were local from Northern Virginia and Maryland.  Today the only local guys are Lonergan's recruits for the basketball team.

8/18/2012 11:19:19 PM - whitecap - 1 posts (#242)

DM

Would you please expand?  Not following what you mean.

Thanks

You wrote:

The Mike Battle shoe problem, for instance. I remember Randy Click  facing Maryland at Cole, they had the ball and we had no way of getting it and Randy just dropped to the floor with all the drama that he could muster. The refs stopped the play and later the rules were changed, in part, by that great move.

8/19/2012 6:34:46 PM - GWalum4 - 11 posts (#232)

I remember:

They chanted: "Let's go Hoyas".

We chanted "What the hell is a Hoya?"

They chanted "We're number one".

We chanted "Number one what?"

After they took the drum back, they chanted "We got the drum".

After we won the game, we chanted "You got the drum, we got the game"

Great memories of the late sixties.

 

How come nobody I ask remembers Superdorm?

 

 

8/19/2012 11:11:39 PM - The Other MG - 52 posts (#192)

That was Mabel Nelson Thurston Hall.  All women when it opened.  Men could visit on Sunday afternoons only.  Doors open, and one foot on the floor at all times.  Those rules changed pretty quickly.  The Freshman Directory - "Pig Book".  Marrocco's on Pennsylvania Avenue.  And Joe Lalli making opposing point guards crazy at Ft.  Myer.

8/20/2012 6:16:33 PM - NJ Colonial - 1,583 posts (#18)

Loving all these Buff and Blue memories... Colonial Nation is alive and well...

I remember Mike Brown coming to Foggy Bottom as "The New Washington Monument"  and then fellow Garden State hoopster Troy Webster joining him at GW - everyone had high hopes for the bigtime. 

I remember those large hoops schedules posted on boards on the side of the old music townhouse, facing Marvin Center at 21st & H.  Later, when GW was knocking rowhouses down almost daily and razed the music building, the university put poles up for the schedule boards.  That corner became motorcycle parking for a while.

I remember chanting "Georgetown Sucks" at the Smitty, no matter who GW was playing!

I remember the George mascot with the giant rubber head - the mascot person had to look, breath and eat/drink from a hole in the front of George's "neck."  He had to lean the giant head back and put a straw up the the hole and it looked like our mascot had a trachiotomy!  When he ran, his giant rubber face would billow and I remember some fans throwing gum at the head to see if it would stick.

I remember my roommate and I going to "the 'bone" way too often for burgers and he loved those Isabellas. 

I remember Freshman year seeing stickers for sale in the GW Bookstore that were old and they had a logo that looked like Notre Dame's ND and fighting Irishman but the two big letters were "GW" with a Colonial leaning on the letters.  There was a whole stack but I only bought one and stuck it on my window in Madison Hall.  Wish I had bought all of them!

Huge pocket sandwiches - usually chicken or egg salad - at the first floor cafeteria in Marvin Center.

The travel board on the ground floor of Marvin Center, listing states and cities over all the country.

The late, great Fraternity Row along G Street, between 20th and 21st streets, where you could go from party to party even if you didn't belong to one if them - a great GW tradition.  I remember taking an english final in Stuart Hall across the street , with the windows open, and the parties had begun  so I know summer was about to begin!

Meeting some of the best people in the world.

8/20/2012 6:18:30 PM - NJ Colonial - 1,583 posts (#18)

- tracheotomy.

8/20/2012 9:28:54 PM - Long Suffering Fan - 3,441 posts (#6)

 World Buttery, Emersons, Blackies Jr. and Bur Bee Chick.  John Holloran's 38 at Cole Fieldhouse...the single most memoral performance I have ever seen by a Colonial.   That last shot miss by Mike Battle vs. Syracuse that, had it gone, would have sent us to the NIT (when it meant alot more).   The bus that left from in front of the student center to Fort Meyer.   Bill Knorr...as the bouncer at the Rathsekeller.  Clyde Burwell.  Playing touch football in the quad behind the library.   Mixers at Marymount, Trinity, Dunbarton College, and anywhere else Catholic girls could be found.   The All Night bakery.  The rendering plant off of the Whitehurst Freeway.   The prosthetics store on 21st and K.  25 cent beers at the Campus Club.   Tommy Rosepink at the Campus Club.  

8/20/2012 9:53:50 PM - ziik the shirtmaker - 812 posts (#32)

I had better luck with the Jewish girls than with my co-religionists, but I did hit all the schools you mention, LSF, yet I remember being a chronically shy youth.

I also saw most every football game and bball game mentioned here. I'm all but certain that I saw a GW football center score a TD on a trick, unbalanced line play. But, I was drunk at the few football games I attended. Also attended a sworee at the Russian Embassy at age 17, and got drunk on vodka. I was offered a job as a student "writer" for Soviet Life magazine, but somehow, I think I really was being offered something else.

I went to the Campus Club with no more than $2.00 in my pocket, got sloshed, and made it home with spare change. My best pal at the time had even less  cash: he'd grab other guys' beers and smokes when they got up to dance.

I saw a guy get his neck slashed at the Campus Club, too. I had a high school pal who died the same way, and I still have thoughts of each.

I cannot imagine anybody dumb enough to square off against Bill Knorr, but I think a Hoya did just that. Still, Terry Grefe, and even Joe Lalli, were more exciting pugilists, just a couple years earlier.

8/20/2012 10:09:40 PM - Long Suffering Fan - 3,441 posts (#6)

 Oh, and I almost forgot (thank you FFNY)...Pot O' Gold.   And of course double features at the Circle Theatre.  And Mr. Henry's.  And the Washington Star and Daily News.  Trips to Baltimore to watch the Bullets.  Porn on 14th Street (so someone told me).  Gillies.

8/21/2012 11:40:50 AM - Bigfan - 2,422 posts (#10)

The mention of Emersons brings back the notion of something like 25 cent all the beer you can drink, perhaps not the wisest thing to offer on a college campus. The steak was sub-prime as they say in the mortgage business, but think they had a salad bar and anyway, all the cheap beer (maybe National Boh or something like that) that you could drink for perhaps a quarter.

Just telling one my kids that dinning services would haul out a keg on steak nights in the cafeteria. Nowadays,,that would bring mass arrests.

  Never heard of the Campus Club. When did it close?

8/21/2012 1:09:13 PM - Long Suffering Fan - 3,441 posts (#6)

Campus Club was on G  Street, I believe between 20th and 21st, amidst the frats and row houses.  It appeared to be a row house converted to a tavern.  Although called the "Campus Club", it was not affiliated with GW and seemed to attract more off campus types than GW students, even though there were plenty of GW students who attended.  Can't say I remember much more about it other than the aforementioned cheap beer.  I don't know when it closed, but I can't imagine it made it out of the 70s...maybe into the 80s.

8/21/2012 1:17:34 PM - Dolphin Michael - 2,188 posts (#13)

 Changing the lights at the Fort so we could see the game.

8/21/2012 1:17:35 PM - ziik the shirtmaker - 812 posts (#32)

Because I actually used to read Playboy:

1) Playboy mentioned the Campus Club once as a place for guys to go in DC.

2) Playboy's Anson Mount mentioned GW football, I think in his first "Pigskin Preview," as an upcoming power in college football.

I'm pretty certain that both mentions came after the two institutions were dead and done with.

And, I think the club was beween 19th and 20th. Either way, it was easy to find.

8/22/2012 12:25:16 PM - NJ Colonial - 1,583 posts (#18)

mmmmmm... the World Buttery!  And the late , great 21st Amendment.

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