Created: 1/29/2015 10:56:35 AMReplies: 33
1/29/2015 10:56:35 AM - The MV - 4,651 posts (#4)
Two questions have recently surfaced that I'm interested in asking the board:
1) If you could only watch one of the following: Sunday's Super Bowl or the Feb. 14 GW vs. VCU game (either in person or on tv), which would you prefer to watch? Remember, whichever one you pick, you really couldn't see a second of the other.
2) I believe it was Bigfan (sorry if it wasn't) who recently stated that he would rather see a GW victory over Georgetown than a run to the Elite 8 (presumably without Georgetown involved). I can't say I'm in that camp but again, am curious as to what the board thinks. Let's ask this two ways:
a) Win over Georgetown or a trip to the Elite 8
Win over Georgetown or a trip to the Sweet 16.
My official answers are: Super Bowl, Elite 8, and Sweet 16. Please feel free to weigh in.
1/29/2015 11:08:15 AM - THE POWDERED WIG - 2 posts (#247)
1) GW vs. VCU (This would be a different answer if different teams were in the Super Bowl, specifically, the Giants)
2a) Trip to the Elite 8
2b) Trip to the Sweet 16
While I would love a victory over Georgetown, I think the thrill of advancing multiple rounds in the NCAA Tournament would leave a more lasting memory.
1/29/2015 11:10:31 AM - CH - 115 posts (#143)
+1 on all of Powdered Wigs answers and explanations.
1/29/2015 11:14:47 AM - BCD - 478 posts (#49)
1) Cheaters vs. Scumbags is the worst superbowl of recent memory. GW
2a) Elite 8
2b) Sweet 16
1/29/2015 11:30:04 AM - bobo - 3,087 posts (#8)
Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
1/29/2015 11:37:12 AM - Free Quebec - 6,056 posts (#2)
GW vs. VCU, Elite 8, Sweet 16. Not terribly excited about the Deflatriots in the Super Bowl.
1/29/2015 11:41:29 AM - Katuka Stole My Girl - 8 posts (#241)
1) Superb Owl
2a) Elite 8
2b) Sweet 16
1/29/2015 11:46:29 AM - Bo Knows - 491 posts (#46)
Agree with MV answers 100%. Shocker!
1/29/2015 11:53:24 AM - lowpost - 301 posts (#76)
what kind of commercials would the gw-vcu game have?
1/29/2015 11:54:10 AM - SHOFAZ + 1 - 77 posts (#174)
agree with MV answers
G'town obsession needs to stop.
1/29/2015 11:56:09 AM - SHOFAZ + 1 - 77 posts (#174)
how about this
regulare season win vs. G'twon or sweeping VCU (assume they're ranked at least once) + beating another ranked team?
assume we make the tournament in either case and we get the same seed. Just conidered what would feel better?
I say the latter
1/29/2015 12:29:46 PM - Poog - 3,798 posts (#6)
Best game ahead is February 8, rematch with Dayton women at Smith Center. Coloring within the lines, no interest in Super Bowl, would take any GW game with VCU probably being best on schedule.
Beating Georgetown holds little appeal in and of itself. No brainer to take advancements in NCAA tourney or even a conference tourney win that assures us an NCAA bid.
1/29/2015 12:45:34 PM - Me - 76 posts (#175)
1. Gw vs VCU if I can watch the Super Bowl commercials
2. Elite 8
3. Sweet 16
beating gtown would be awesome to the gw community, but would be forgotten after a couple of years. Elite 8 could give us a ton of notoriety
1/29/2015 12:49:13 PM - BC - 1,422 posts (#23)
Silly poll. Tape them all. Beside you know the superbowl will be repeated forvever.
1/29/2015 12:50:12 PM - GW Alum Abroad - 2,403 posts (#13)
Why do I have to choose? Super Bowl and VCU games are on different days. And I would love to see an Elite 8 run that starts with a regular season opening RPI-killling win over That School Down the Street and gets bolstered by three wins over VCU before Duke, UCLA and Kentucky lose to GW in the NCAA's. (Yes, my psychoanalyst has a field day with my dreams!)
1/29/2015 12:56:48 PM - BM - 5,375 posts (#3)
1/29/2015 1:25:46 PM - NJ Colonial - 1,842 posts (#18)
1. GW-VCU on 2/14 in person at the Smitty (where we won last time!)
2. Elite 8
3. Sweet 16
(what's a hoya?! And who the hell cares!)
1/29/2015 1:28:25 PM - gwsb14 - 61 posts (#189)
Super bowl, Elite 8, Sweet 16...
What would make a run to the Elite 8/Sweet 16 even better than playing Georgetown would be watching them fall to a 15 seed again.
1/29/2015 2:27:03 PM - The Ross-Man! - 283 posts (#81)
I hate Georgetown, but long tourament runs will always outweigh a regular season win
1/29/2015 2:36:57 PM - GDL
2. Elite 8
3. Sweet 16
4. A10 Championship
I think it's kind of sad when GW fans obsess over Georgetown. They don't give a rat's ass about us, so I for one don't give a rat's ass about them. My GW BB dream is to see them play in the Final Four at least once in my lifetime. Other teams from "lesser" conferences (VCU, GMU, Butler, Memphis, to name a few recent examples, UNLV won it all if you take it back a bit further) have done it, so why not us? Until that happens, I tend to think more about us winning A10 regular and tournament championships. I have never understood why people obsess over RPIs and bracketologies when we've still got a good shot at winning the A10 and getting an automatic bid. But I guess I'm just strange like that...
1/29/2015 2:58:33 PM - BM - 5,375 posts (#3)
A big chunk of the hate is from fans who were there when we played all the time. That makes some sense.
1/29/2015 3:03:52 PM - Hatchet Man - 542 posts (#43)
I hate Whoretown. Not from era when GW played them, but my dad went to Villanova and I grew up hating that school. Mow'em down!
1/29/2015 3:04:53 PM - MYSTERY COLONIAL - 231 posts (#94)
If GW Basketball were a Spice Girl, which one would it be? The obvious choice would be Sporty Spice, but I'd vote for Posh Spice, given the resurgence of the program, modernized arena and locker rooms and social media presence. Plus, it wouldn't be a bad thing to have Bend it Like Beckham affiliated with our program.
1/29/2015 5:41:13 PM - The MV - 4,651 posts (#4)
Scoreboard: 10-6 in favor of watching GW-VCU and giving up the Super Bowl. Interesting. The other question was far less interesting. When Bigfan wrote that he would rather see GW beat Georgetown than see GW advance to an Elite 8, I shook my head in disagreement as have all of you who voted. (Again, if this sentiment came from someone other than Bigfan, I apologize.)
1/29/2015 6:13:58 PM - Tennessee Colonial - 1,083 posts (#26)
Last game of my senior year we walked over to McD gym, stole their drum, and drumed them. (Tradition is they paid a ransome to get the drum back). And we all drank to the tradition. They were not considered enemies, but close rivals, being on the same level as old private schools close to each other. Us against the world. Thompson destroyed that. Now, do they still have the drum or did Thompson did away with that too? Probably, since we don't play anymore. Dont know what Red thought about his hatred towards GW. Stupid destruction of a good thing.
1/29/2015 6:22:06 PM - Mentzinger - 3,503 posts (#7)
Hatchet Man and I share the same pedigree as Villanova-dad Hoya haters. '85 bro!
1/29/2015 6:41:24 PM - GDL
Yes, and Temple left the A10 because of football. Lots of other teams (Villanova, Rutgers, West Virginia) left the A10 too. We had a great rivalry with some of them, especially Temple. But I don't give a crap about Temple anymore. The left.
1/29/2015 6:41:58 PM - GDL
1/29/2015 6:47:13 PM - Igor... Not yegor - 288 posts (#79)
I'd watch GW vs VCU anyday over the superbowl unles my browns were in it but pigs don't fly so yeah... GW /VCU it is.
I'm actually going against the grain on the other question... sort of. I'd rather have GW go on a tournament run than beat G-town in a regular season game. I would however rather beat them in a first round game and lose in round 2 than win 2 rounds and not beat them. So not only are we beating them... but simultaniously knocking them out of the tournament... in the first round. Yeah... I want that. I'm sorry. I hate them. I hate them and I can put a price on it. That price is one round.
1/29/2015 7:29:37 PM - bobo - 3,087 posts (#8)
I guess if Cleveland was playing in the SB I wouldn't care much for the game too, but make no mistake, this will be the most watched football game in history.
side note: watching the Dayton v. UMASS game now makes me miss a more high octane offense. GW's offense is just too slow and overly reliant on going down low to Larsen in the half court.
1/29/2015 7:40:31 PM - NJ Colonial - 1,842 posts (#18)
TennCo - best summation of/perspective on the old rivalry I've ever heard. Go GW - Raise High!
1/29/2015 8:54:55 PM - Longing for Oscar - 1,015 posts (#29)
I'd rather watch GW - VCU and would prefer GW advancing to either the sweet 16 or elite 8
1/29/2015 11:58:33 PM - Bigfan - 2,655 posts (#11)
Yes I said it and I still believe it.
Nice to make it a poll question.