Thursday, April 06, 2006
I love the way they dribble up and down the court...
Basketball isn't really my favorite sport. But it was very exciting to see GMU, my alma mater, make it to the final four this year! What a run...
One thing I've blogged about before and one thing that I've made fun of before, was the over-the-top response of UMd students to the results of their basketball team(s). They riot when they win; they riot when they lose.
Congratulations to the Lady Terps for their NCAA Championship OT win against the Blue Devilettes. And congratulations to the UMd student body for keeping it real - real fucking dumb. The lack of self awareness in these quotes is HILARIOUS:
from WaPo here and WaPo here:
- Still, several students said flooding the streets and setting fires were signs the women's team had finally been accepted.
"For us to have done that," said junior Amelia Faiola, "means they mean something to us."
- Shea Hoxie, 21, a senior majoring in government and politics and criminology, said: "I was disappointed we didn't flip over the bus. We rioted for the women's basketball team, which is out of character for us. We needed something to cheer for."
- Armon Emdad, 19, said he was opposed to the idea of disorder. "It doesn't make sense to destroy your own campus," he said. But he told a reporter he intended to join last night's crowd anyway.