Attention Georgetown basketball fans: the “Joshington Monument” might be moving across the country. This week it was revealed that not one but two former Big East centers are trying out for the Los Angeles Lakers: Georgetown’s Josh Smith and Xavier’s Matt Stainbrook.
In the few months since the end of the season, Georgetown fans have remembered Josh Smith fondly, recalling his crucial rebounds and layups as well as a few in-game quips from announcers (“And here’s Josh Smith, rolling onto the court”).
Hoya fans probably haven’t had a single positive thought about Stainbrook since the day Xavier joined the Big East in 2013: he led the largely unranked Musketeers to three disgusting wins over our Hoyas this season, including one in the semi-final of the conference tournament.
Here’s hoping that Josh has an awesome week with the Lakers and that Stainbrook, like, loses his glasses or something.
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After an embarrassing loss to St. John’s, Georgetown basketball has only two games left in the regular season. For you fanatics who have relished the weekly trips to the Verizon Center and illegally streamed away games using your roommate’s cousin’s girlfriend’s Fox Sports 1 account, we know the end of the season means the end of the era.
To help you cope with post-basketball boredom and sadness, we at 4E have compiled a list of activities to keep you entertained.
Get a job
If you care at all, you literally planned your work hours around the basketball schedule this winter. Now that it’s over, you can work more or at least at normal hours and ditch the 8:00 am Sunday shifts.
Do your homework
Real fans know that any time they’ve bailed on a game in favor of studying, they’ve just refreshed their Twitter feeds continuously for two hours and been extremely unproductive. Now you can finally start that paper that’s due tomorrow.
Stalk the basketball players around campus
Some places you might see them: Leo’s, Copley, Rhino (RIP).
Obsess over a different sport
Although men’s tennis only has one home game (and it was last Friday), there are still plenty of other spring sports to choose from including golf, baseball, softball and men’s and women’s lacrosse. Didn’t know we had a golf team? Neither did I.
Pick up a new hobby
Stamp collecting, scrapbooking and cooking are all viable options. Feeling more creative? Try knitting or basket weaving.
On the plus side we still have two more games, The Big East Tournament and – dare I say – March Madness. Best of luck to the team and to all of you in surviving the next few weeks and filling the hole in your hearts that will remain when it is all over.
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