Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Oh What A Beautiful Morning!

It's Tuesday morning, the law school is snowed in and I am free of that nonsense, if only for a day. Things are looking up all around today. The Flyers are currently a VERY unexpected 18-2 and 4-1 in the Atlantic 10. Now, I understand the state of college basketball well enough to that even at 18-2 the Flyers are treading on very thin ice. The weak schedule means that a loss to a bad team would really sting our chances at the tournament.

But I don't want to focus on that. Sure, we're definitely not an exceptional basketball team. We've spent good chunks of this year looking much the same as we did last year during the months in which Chris Wright was hurt. But is there a doubt in anyone's mind that last year's team would have lost those games to Fordham, GW and Duquesne? Sure, we've escaped with some close wins... but they were still wins weren't they? Not a bad performance at all for a team with NO post presence.

This week is a big one for the Flyers. With Saint Louis (a mid-level A-10 team) and St. Joe's (one of the other teams trying to play the "Who's Second Behind Xavier" Game) both play on our home floor. For the Flyers to make the tournament, I really feel that one thing has to hold true for the rest of the year. We cannot lose ANY home games. The schedule is actually favorable in that regard in that both St. Joe's and Temple play at UD Arena this year. If we drop either home game this weekend, it may be early enough in conference play to make up for it... but it won't be easy.

That was pointless drivel that everyone already knew, so I promise I have a reason for this post. Last week I whined about the fact that I missed out on Korporate Kasual's Marian Blue shirts with the interlocking UD logo. Well weep no more.



And it even has the name and number of everyone's favorite 50's Flyer and color analyst, Bucky Bockhorn. At long last, I own a Marian Blue UD shirt. They also have a red one with blue lettering for Roosevelt Chapman that I'm thinking about picking up as well. It's only quarter to ten and today's been a good day.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where can I buy this online?

RevScottDeMangeMD said...

@11:15...

http://store.cstv.com/marketplace/store_contents.cfm?cart_id=10171918068971211161111106855320092701&store_id=393&partner_id=13968&dept_id=9832&product_id=142418

No more larges are available though. Hope you are skinny, unlike myself.

Uncreative Commuter said...

There are only smalls left. I haven't been a small since I was 2-years old.

I like Chapman's better anyway, although I could do without the intentional "fading" and the logo at the bottom right.

BroadcastingFool said...

I gotta say, there is more time spend discussing uniform color and fashion on this site than the game itself. That's annoying.

Johnny said...

I leave game discussion to those more knowledgeable about the game than I. Now, color schemes? That I can handle.

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