This is what I do on a Saturday night after having dinner with my wife while we not only watched the Georgetown football game on my computer, but we muted the Lafayette broadcast so we could listen to the Hoya broadcast from Chuck Timanus.
After the football team left Easton, Pa. and ruined the homecoming the town had set for native son, and current Georgetown football SID Ryan Sakamoto, it got me thinking about what a good start our fall teams are off to this year.
Football, of course, is 2-0 and, more importantly, 1-0 in the Patriot League after beating Lafayette, who was picked to finish second in the league and received two first place votes in the preseason voting.
The women's soccer team is 7-0 and ranked among the top 25 teams in the country. The men's soccer team lost a pair of games over the weekend and fell to 2-2, but had an impressive win over a ranked Michigan State team on the opening weekend and moved into the national rankings.
Under the direction of Head Coach Tiffany Marsh, the field hockey team is off to its best start in 10 years with a 4-1 record. And the volleyball team, after a sluggish start to the season, won three games over the weekend and came home from New York with the team championship at the LIU Blackbird Invitational and a 6-5 record.
So with those five teams, Georgetown's fall teams have a combined record of 21-8.
Now let's factor in some cross country and golfing results.
The women's cross country team, ranked No. 11 in the country in the preseason, won the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational, beating No. 7 Princeton in the process. And the men's team, ranked No. 16 in the preseason, finished in second place at the same meet.
The men's golf team, in its first event since competing in the NCAA Tournament last season, finished in third place among 16 teams at the Navy Fall Classic.
So if you add the women's cross country record (13-0), men's cross country (14-1) and men's golf (13-2), that brings the combined record for our fall teams up to 61-11.
Maybe next time I should read a book, but it still has been a pretty good fall so far.