First off, every day is a good day to be a Hoya - but, there have been a lot of great days to be a Hoya lately. Our women's team is on a six-game win streak while our men's team is on a seven-game win streak. If you had a chance to catch our women's game, you saw a performance by a team who that night could simply be called "Sugar and the Hilltop Gang" ... when you listen to the Sugarhill Gang as often as our office does, these things just come to you.
Sugar and the Hilltop Gang made Head Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy pony up the dough ... literally. Terri pledged $50 to the fight against breast cancer for each three the Hoyas hit on Tuesday night and Sug accounted for seven of the Blue & Gray's 12 treys. For you non-math majors reading this, Coach Flournoy paid $600 that night thanks to her team ... and $350 thanks to Sugar alone.
I heard through the grapevine that at the postgame press conference, Sug wasn't even aware of Coach Flournoy's pledge until the 12th three when the videoboard flashed the ongoing pledge tally at $600 and said that had she known, she would have shot more. High five, Sug.
The women's basketball team is on the road this weekend and next as they travel to St. John's this Sunday for a game to be aired on EPSN2 with a 2:40 p.m. tip. Rebecca Lobo will be calling the action and that could not be of more excitement for two people in this office. While we both work for Georgetown and obviously support the Hoyas, Barb and I remember the days of watching Rebecca Lobo on tv during her days with UConn. It was the first time in my memory when it was cool to watch women's college hoops. For the past week, Barb has been corresponding with Lobo and making the rest of us jealous ... if she had a twitter account, I bet her tweet on Sunday around 2:20 p.m. would be "Hanging with Lobo courtside at Carnesecca Arena."
Above is a photo that I would seriously consider as the "album cover" for the fictitious debut album of the fictitious band Sugar and the Hilltop Gang. Clearly this album would be self-titled.