Monday Morning Musings

November 7, 2005

Did you know that Georgetown alums serve as leaders of the three most prestigious award foundations in all of intercollegiate sports. Jim Corcoran '82 serves as president of the Heisman Trophy organization in New York City (football). Dick Williams '65 is president of the Naismith Awards Foundation in Atlanta (men's and women's basketball). And Peter Farrell, '82, is president of the Tewaaraton Awards Foundation in Washington, DC (men's and women's lacrosse). How cool is that? Speaking of basketball and lacrosse, did you know that James Naismith had been an accomplished lacrosse player and coach prior to inventing the game of basketball. It's a true fact.



Coach JT III with Dick Williams '65, prez of Naismith sponsor, Atlanta Tip-Off Club









Lacrosse coach Dave Urick & Peter Farrell '82, prez of the Tewaaraton Awards Found.























One of the more thoughtful and articulate writings that I've seen on the subject of the Georgetown boathouse and its relationship to the river and shoreline park is this letter written recently to the Editor of the Hoya. I particularly like the author's suggestion on eradicating the kudzu found along the canal. According to our in-house environmentalist, Brian McGuire '72, kudzu is second only to bamboo as the most threatening environmental biohazard in the greater DC metropolitan area.




Back in the days when Wisemiller's was actually owned and operated by Charlie Wisemiller and his family, there was no such delicacy called "Chicken Madness," the fabulously popular sandwich familiar to Hoyas far and wide. When the grill was installed under new ownership over 20 years ago, the Madness was concocted from mounds of grilled chicken breast, onions, sweet peppers, garlic, hot peppers, bacon and provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. It quickly became known as the signature sandwich of Wisey's, replacing the original signature sandwich, a cold-cut sub (still on the menu) known as the Wisemiller's Special (Virginia baked ham, bologna, and American cheese with crisp lettuce, tomatoes, onions and mayonnaise). What does this have to do with Georgetown sports? I'm not sure, but I'm getting hungry just writing about it.




My picks for most interesting contests this coming week:

> Football: The 4-5 Hoyas return home where they'll try to get back to .500 when they host non-conference foe Davidson (3-6) next Saturday at the Yard. The Wildcats have lost their last three games, but are coming off of a bye week.

> Cross Country: Next up: the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals. The Hoyas return to Bethlehem, PA where six weeks ago, the men and women finished first and second, respectively, in the Paul Short Invitational. Outstanding performers and teams will qualify for the NCAA Championships to be held November 21 in Terre Haute, Indiana.

> Sailing: Another full weekend on the water awaits the Hoya boaters as they seek to claim the Atlantic Coast championship in dinghy, coed, and women's competition in Charleston, WV, St. Mary's City, MD and New London, CT respectively.

> Men's and Women's Crew: Here's a nod to our rookie rowers who will race next Sunday at Princeton. With perhaps the most fun moniker of any race anywhere, the "Belly of the Carnegie" is an invitational head-race hosted by the PU crew coaching staff for freshmen men and novice women collegiate crews from many of the top Eastern Sprint schools. The Belly of the Carnegie regatta consists of three races for Women, Lightweight Men and Heavyweight Men competing over a distance of 2.75 miles.

Last week, the Hoya athletic teams posted an overall win-loss record of 4-6 and earned a 2nd, a 4th, a 7th and a 19th place finish in standings competition.




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