Ol’ Satch Sez…

Don’t look back, something might be gaining on you.

VCU hosts Western Michigan tonight in an Al Davis special, and then the conference season opens. Well, since it is Saturday’s game and then exams, a noncon or three, and Christmas, I guess it is more like a movie trailer. (This time…it’s personal!)

But Saturday means we all get to put the malodorous November to the side. The mentally-taxing, brain-lock inducing practice of rooting for conference rivals can come to an end. You get to focus on Your Team beating That Team, and we get to return to a somewhat normal schedule.

I’m ready.

Side note to commentor and other new arrivals: The Al Davis Special is a dual-reference. First, the mantra of long-past-brilliant Oakland Raiders owner–when Otis Sistrunk got his degree from University of Mars and his teams weren’t exactly known as nice guys–was: Just Win, Baby.

But it also honors Alvin Davis, former designated hitter and 1B for the Seattle Mariners. All he ever seemed to do was hit the baseball, without fanfare. Just get the job done, baby.

Related side note–am I the only one to remember the Stabler-van Eeghan-Casper 40-yard fumble to win a game?

If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.

Yes, James Madison lost to Longwood last night, but the Dukes were without The JYD, Abdullai Jalloh, and Daz Thornton. I’m saying that was helpful: put guys you may need later in the year in stressful situations.

Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society — the social ramble ain’t restful.

Hofstra left the Island, and didn’t carry on in the New York scene, beating Fordham 60-40 last night. Four Pride players scored in double figures, and Jerry Beach reminds me I still need a nickname for Miklos Szabo. In due time. These are earned. Putridity Stat of the Night: both teams shot less than 50% from the foul line.

Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move.

Old Dominion could’ve used this in the final five minutes against Richmond, a 65-62 Monarchs victory. ODU tightened up and turned the ball over repeatedly, allowing the Spiders to hang close. But Blaine Taylor’s team finally stood tall when it matters.

Avoid running at all times.

Really, do I need to write anything else here? Yes, one thing: 1.31 points per possession? Yikes!

Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood.

Tonight’s meal at the YouDee dining hall: fried chicken, french fries (curly), fried okra. For dessert: fried banana. Tomorrow morning: fried eggs, bacon, hash browns. I can’t figure this team out.

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Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.

I’ve quietly noticed the 4-3 Towson Flying Tigers. More on them tomorrow.

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~ by mglitos on December 4, 2008.

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