Seriously though, who would you take in a basketball game? Abe Lincoln, a 6'4 slave emancipator and savior of the Union, or George Washington, a 6'3 slave owner who led a traitorous rebellion?
Who would you cheer for in a game: WVU - the flagship university of the only state to declare their sovereignty in order to fight with Lincoln, or the Georgetown - a school named after Washington, who's wife's great granddaughter married the South's Robert E. Lee.
Tonight's game truly is a battle of good vs. evil, and if you root for Georgetown, you are rooting for slavery and an agrarian society. Abraham Lincoln would cheer for the Mountaineers against Georgetown and that is a scientific fact.
But seriously, if you're like me - and in a perfect world everyone would be - you hate Georgetown. You hate their coach riding the coattails of his Dad and Pete Carril. Ditto Patrick Ewing, Jr. Ditto Jeremiah Rivers.
You hate John Thompson's towel, A.I., Jahidi White, Ruben Boomshay Boomshay, and Craig Esherick's rant about Mike Sweetney.
(I couldn't find it on YouTube, but to refresh your memory, apparently John Beilein's first WVU team was too rough for the 6'8 260 pound Sweetney. Sadly, it would become a recurring theme throughout freshman Kevin Stick-snoggle's career. He just played too rough and bruisingly in the soft Big East.)
And let's not forget about Victor Paige.
In WVU's long glorious history, they are 1-0 in BET semi-final games. So by my math, it is impossible for us to lose.
It actually seems to be a decent match-up for the 'Eers. The crowd helped immensely against G'town in the regular season, but there's no reason to think the MSG crowd won't be pulling for the underdog tonight.
Roy Hibbert is non-existent and Joe Alexander has been playing like his hair is on fire.....errr, I guess I shouldn't use that colloquium anymore. We'll probably pound G'town on the boards. The game will come down to, again, whether WVU can make some 3's (I anticipate alot of zone from the Hoyas) and if they can stop G'town from making too many threes.
This could be a very exciting night in New York. And even if we lose, we're in the Dance, so there should be no pressure.
This video is too good not use again.
And the last two days have put me in such a good mood, why not a complimentary picture of Meg Bulger for good measure?