After the Friars defeated URI on Saturday, the team began an 11 day break due to final exams. Figures that Providence finally beats a solid team in an exhilarating win, and we now have to wait almost two weeks for the next game. The first several weeks were great – it felt like there was a game every other day. How can we pass the time? Here are a few ideas:
1. WATCH HOOSIERS
I’m sure every college basketball fan has seen this classic of a sports movie. If not, I suggest YOU GO OUT AND FUCKING RENT IT RIGHT NOW!
I try to watch the DVD every year and it just never gets old. Hard to believe that it came out in 1986.
2. PREVIEW THE COMPETITION IN THE BEAST
There is a lot of good Big East action in the next 10 days (apparently no other teams study?).
Here are some good ones:
Tonight at 9PM on ESPN, #15 Villanova squares up against #6 Texas in the Jimmy V Classic.
On December 13th, #19 Georgetown plays #17 Memphis…not sure about TV on that one.
3. FOLLOW THE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
If you think the Friars are going to have a rough season in Big East conference play, why not prepare for the worst by following the Minnesota Timberwolves? That will surely make you numb to losses. The T-Wolves are currently 4-15 and own the 4th worst record in the NBA. Why bother following them? Former Friar Ryan Gomes of course! Gomes is currently starting every game and is having a decent season so far, averaging 10 points and 4 rebounds a game. Check back here for Gomes updates whenever Minnesota plays!
4. COMPLAIN ABOUT YOUR LEAST FAVORITE REF ON STATSHEET.COM
Friarblog’s #1 resource for college basketball statistics, StatSheet.com, even has statistics for referees! Pretty amazing if you ask me. One nifty feature is that there is a messageboard for each ref. Let the hilarity ensue.
For example, on Tim Higgin’s discusssion page
Tim Higgins → Your pathetic
You did a horrible job in the finals of the NIT preseason tournament. 46-5 free throw margin is absurb in a close game. You suck, you suck, you suck.
Tim Higgins → 2008 NIT Pre-Season
How much did you pocket from OU to throw the game for them? Purdue’s style play will put them at a disadvantage at the free throw line, but come on…46 -5!!!! Very obvious what was going on. showboat is right…you suck, you suck, you suck.
5. WATCH THIS VIDEO
OK, this has absolutely nothing to do with basketball, but you should watch it anyway. I challenge you to not get this stuck in your head.
Apparently someone took some fucking weird ass children’s song about baking a cake and mixed it with some Lil John.
Slightly NSFW only for the language (and people will think you are creepy for the bake a cake song).
So what about everyone else? How are you dealing with the break? Sleeping soundly without any thoughts of Friar basketball?