What We Hope to See at The Concert for Valor

Concert for Valor

Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks. What do these three big-time celebrities have in common? They, along with a long list of other celebrities and performing artists, will be on the Mall on Nov. 11 for the Concert for Valor. I will certainly be in attendance for this incredible (and FREE) concert, and there are a few things that I really hope to see.

Old School Rihanna

While Rihanna has come out with some big hits in recent years, nothing would make me happier than to hear her belt out “Pon De Replay” in front of a massive crowd on the Mall. “SOS” or “Umbrella” would also be acceptable.

Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles

Jamie Foxx first pulled out his spot-on impression while playing Ray Charles in the movie “Ray.” Later, in a performance probably better-known by our generation, Foxx used his impression for the hook of Kanye West’s hit “Gold Digger.” I don’t necessarily need Kanye to make a guest appearance, but I really hope Jamie Foxx tickles the ivories for us.

Zac Brown Band and Bruce Springsteen Performing Together

This one is probably the request on my list with the best chance of coming true. Zac Brown Band put on by far the best concert I’ve ever seen, and Bruce is a musician I’ve always wanted to see live. Naturally, seeing them play together would be awesome.

Jack Black Reprise His Role as Dewey Finn

Jack Black is one of the various celebrities that will be in attendance, but I don’t believe he is scheduled to perform. However, he did famously play a struggling musician in “School of Rock”, which is one of my all-time favorite movies. Seeing Jack Black play a “School of Rock” song live would definitely help me deal with my case of Stickittodamaneosis. (If you didn’t get any of these references, I suggest you find yourself a copy of “School of Rock.”)

An Eminem vs. Tom Hanks Rap Battle

As unlikely as this scenario is, how awesome would that be? Eminem, harkening back to his Detroit rap-battle roots. Tom Hanks, being Tom Hanks. I’d love to see it. (Side note: I’d also be OK with Eminem rapping “Lose Yourself”, and the entire crowd going bananas.)

Sure, the Concert for Valor will be phenomenal even if none of these things happen. And yes, they are all incredibly unlikely. But I can dream, can’t I?

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MARCH MADNESS: Wisey’s Sandwiches Round 1

See full bracket and results here

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Welcome to the third installment of 4E’s March Madness. Let’s get right down to business. Whether it’s a sunny, spring March day or a blustery winter evening, one thing iscertain: Wisey’s is delicious. Today’s March Madness contenders are the best of the best on the Wisemiller’s Grocery and Deli menu. Which sandwiches will rise to the top of their mouth-watering bracket? Which will fall short? Let’s find out. Our first matchup for Wisey’s Sandwiches: Chicken Madness vs. Gangsta Wrap.

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It might seem impossible to take down Chicken Madness, the mother of all Wisey’s creations…

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…but Gangsta Wrap, with its turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato and parmesan pepper dressing just might be up for the challenge.

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Or maybe not. How can you say no to this? So good, it’s “madness.” See what I did there?

1951Hatter But how can you say no to something so “Gangsta”? (Note: In no way does Tate Tucker officially endorse “Gangsta” Wrap, but he does make some pretty amazing “gangsta’ rap” … I immediately regret using that term but WISEY’S MADE ME DO IT.)

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Then again… how can you say no to these ingredients?

Chicken Madness: Slices of chicken grilled hot and sweet peppers, onions, cheese, bacon and mayo. Hear the Hallelujah chorus yet?

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When it comes to Wisey’s, Chicken Madness is and will forever remain a beacon of culinary design and a Georgetown staple, making it an obvious frontrunner in this bracket. Can the Gangsta Wrap achieve an massive upset? Who will continue on to March Madness glory (and into my belly)? ONLY YOU CAN DECIDE! Vote here:

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Burger Madness Hot Chick

Onto the next one! This round looks to be a close one, folks. Part two of our Wisey’s Sandwiches Showdown: Burger Madness vs. Hot Chick.

Our number two pick is the not-so-ugly step-sister of Chicken Madness: Burger Madness. Same madness, more beef, more mayhem.

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But Hot Chick is looking to spice things up … with cayenne pepper and parmesan pepper dressing. Bam. Game changer?

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However, Burger Madness coincides with March Madness. (Here’s a bracket in case you need one.)

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But I mean, who doesn’t like hot chicks?!

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Then again, there’s always the Burger Madness’ sweet, savory goodness.

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Who will be the winner of Part 2? Will it be the beefy Burger Madness or the spicy Hot Chick? Who will make it on to the next round? Why am I salivating so much? IT’S UP TO YOU! (Except the salivating part. That’s not up to you; that’s just because Wisey’s is delicious.)

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MARCH MADNESS: The Best of Georgetown

CLOSED: We have a winner! GEORGETOWN DAY!

Ah March: the beginning of Spring, the excitement of two separate vacations, the unpredictable weather, and, of course, MARCH MADNESS.

To celebrate March, 4E has decided to have a little March Madness bracket of our own! We took some of the best parts about living on The Hilltop and being a Hoya and formed “The Best of Georgetown” bracket: full of controversial match-ups and age-old debates.

Over the coming weeks, we here at The Fourth Edition will be posting the matchups and laying out our arguments for and against each contender. That is, however, where our role ends. The results of each matchup will be determined by YOU, our faithful readers, in a poll at the bottom of each round.

So who’s ready to see the bracket? You are. So here we go. The regions will be Wisey’s Sandwiches, Georgetown Bars (West Georgetown only, sorry Adams Morgan), Notable Alumni, and Georgetown Traditions.

Click the picture to get a better look at the bracket!
Click the picture to get a better look at the bracket!

 

UPDATED:

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And here is a schedule of the matchups (so you can carefully plan your study schedules around it):

Notable Alumni

Round 1: Monday, March 18th polls open. Wednesday, March 20th, polls close

Bradley Cooper (1) vs. Patrick Ewing (4)bradley cooper patrick ewing

Bill Clinton (2) vs. Zoey Bartlet (3)Bill Clinton Zoey Bartlet

Round 2: Monday, March 25th polls open. Wednesday, March 27th, polls close

Patrick Ewing (4) vs. Bill Clinton (2) 

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Georgetown Traditions

Round 1: Monday, March 18th polls open. Wednesday, March 20th, polls close

Georgetown Day (1) vs. Swimming in Dahlgren Fountain (4)Georgetown Day Swimming in Dahlgren Fountain

Running to the White House (2) vs. Sitting in John Carroll’s Lap (3)white house john carrolls lap

Round 2: Monday, March 25th polls open. Wednesday, March 27th, polls close

Georgetown Day (1) vs. Running to the White House (2) 

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Wisey’s Sandwiches

Round 1: Thursday, March 21st, polls open. Saturday, March 23rd, polls close

Chicken Madness (1) vs. Gangsta Wrap (4)

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Burger Madness (2) vs. Hot Chick (3)

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Round 2: Thursday, March 28th, polls open. Saturday, March 30th, polls close.

Chicken Madness (1) vs. Hot Chick (3)

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Georgetown Bars

Round 1: Thursday, March 21st, polls open. Saturday 23rd, March polls close

The Tombs (1) vs. Mr. Smith (4)The Tombs Mr Smith

Rhino (2) vs. Mason Inn (3)Rhino Mason Inn

Round 2: Thursday, March 28th, polls open. Saturday, March 30th, polls close.

The Tombs (1) vs. Rhino (2)

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Final Four

Hot Chick vs. The Tombs vs. Bill Clinton vs. Georgetown Day

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Polls open Monday, April 1st. Polls close, Saturday, April 6th