Jan. 21, 2008
I rushed the court at the
There was this one thing they had in common though...
Those two words are why I can more easily recall
That one small detail tying together two entirely different games 13 months apart is why, on the occasion of
This is different. This is
Upon further reflection, he saw my point.
Over the past week, I've asked the members of the message board community at HoyaSaxa.com to vote for their favorite Georgetown-Syracuse games of all-time. After a week of sorting through emails and messages from every generation imaginable, we've finally narrowed it down to the top ten (Surprise! We won all ten of the games!). Aside from the clear-cut number one choice (which received almost three times as many points as number two), it was an extremely close ballot.
The following are the Top Ten Favorite Georgetown-Syracuse Games of All-Time, as voted by the members of the HoyaSaxa.com community and the Hoop Club Blog staff:
The game that produced, for my money, the best student section cheer I have ever heard:
John Thompson III: "[Beating] Duke was nice, this one is nicer. To beat
Junior Stars John "Ba-Ba"
Reggie and the Miracles complete a three-game season sweep over Seikaly, Douglas, and Coleman, the eventual National Runners-Up.
The dedication of
Charles Smith. Coast. To. Coast.
This was the first victory over Cuse I witnessed live, the first BET I attended, I won a 20-1 bet with my dad, Cuse was #12 and we were unranked, MSG was a madhouse, and I got to see a couple Cuse players cry while bando and I did a lap around the Garden drinking OJ and smoking stogies. Hard to top it in terms of personal experience. (Doug Herrema, CAS '02)
Perhaps the most brutal, dramatic and satisfying game that I can ever recall. Michael Graham gave a taste of things to come in the NCAA tournament by his performance in this game. I believe that he tangled, among others, with Andre Hawkins, one of the all-time Cuse thugs.
Six words that defined a rivalry: Manley Field House is officially closed.
Will meeting #83 between the Hoyas and
Obviously you're going to want to watch this one. If you can't make it to the
TV: "Big Monday" on ESPN,
Radio: WTEM AM 980 at http://www.sportstalk980.com
Game Watch Parties: http://guhoyas.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/hoya-hoop-club-activities.html
Two Years Later: On
On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the game, I wrote an article for HoyaSaxa.com recounting my experiences that day. You can read it here: http://www.hoyasaxa.com/sports/backpage/hawkes_12107.htm
We jokingly called ourselves "Team Moderate Temperature" because of the mild weather that night (a previous group of campers for the 2004 Duke game was nicknamed "Team Ice Cold"). As I type this, the temperature on my balcony across the river from
Let's make it a memorable one tomorrow--as if all Georgetown-Syracuse games aren't.
John Hawkes (SFS '04)
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