Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This Week in Wrenball

Mike Nesmith's mom has nothing on the scene out my window this morning. I confess that I'm in danger of cabin-fever induced hallucinations. For the life of me, I could swear I just saw a snow/tree version of Larry Sanders standing in my backyard (note the NBA-length wingspan).

At the time of this writing, tonight's Tribe/Delaware game in Williamsburg is still on. G:TB's Tidewater correspondent expresses his skepticism, however, so plan your evening accordingly. W&M scored 7 points in the final 32 seconds of their first matchup with Blue Hens to keep their splendid early-season run going. Tonight's game is a must-win if our Green and Gold hope to avoid a first-round CAA Tournament pairing.

VCU's giveaway loss to Mason last night means the Tribe (16-7, 8-5) can tie the Rams for no worse than 5th win a win tonight. Drexel takes its 9-4 conference mark on the road to Hofstra to face the improving Pride. This evening's game becomes all the more critical for W&M with conference-leading Northeastern coming to town on Saturday and a trip to Fairfax scheduled for next Tuesday. George Mason's won 18 straight at the Patriot Center, and while a gaggle of G:TBers will be in attendance, the hill, she is steep.

The Tribe closed with a 10-1 run to overcome Georgia State over the weekend and keep their slim hopes for a bye alive. Quinn McDowell paced W&M with 17 points. The Tribe is currently #52 in the RPI, one of 5 CAA schools in the RPI top 100. That, in and of itself, is the stuff of Tom Yeager's fever dreams.

W&M closes with Iona (Bracketbusters), Towson, and UNCW. Haymaking time begins this evening. Hope your power stays on long enough to follow along.

21 comments:

Whitney said...

Speaking of Wrenball, what's the status of the mascot search? Did I miss the results, or did they come out "Wren" and the school is rethinking this process?

rob said...

in honor of abe pollin, w&m will go with 'bullets'.

rob said...

cuellar, nice. i assume he's related to mike cuellar.

rob said...

that didn't last long

Jerry said...

Man U have been the beneficiaries of an absurd # of own goals this year.

Jerry said...

No Everton-Chelsea spoilers if anybody sees the score - I'm watching that one at 5.

Dave said...

the william and mary bullets?

since we're talking muskets here, shouldn't it be the william and mary balls?

which works well on three levels for the men's team (and two for the women)

rob said...

i just shoveled for 30 minutes. i can't feel my hands. mark/dan, either of you got a spare bedroom?

Dan said...

if you can get out of dc, you've got a room. see you in march.

Mark said...

Dan said it all.

Shlara said...

Just shoveled the sidewalk and my car. It's f-off cold out there. And windy. There's a snow mountain in my front yard. This sucks

Jerry said...

Everton 2 Chelsea 1 - Awesome game. Donovan was outstanding - assist, drew a PK (which was missed by Saha), injured Ashley Cole. He ran out of gas in the last 20, but he was really making things happen for a while.

TJ said...

Federal Government closed again tomorrow, yet as of right now I will have work tomorrow. Splendid.

TJ said...

Tribe up 3 at the half...

rob said...

tribe finally registers a fairly easy win. and with drexel losing, flat-footed three-way tie for fourth in the caa.

rob said...

carolina would be better if they could score

rob said...

raycom has the game in deecee. weird not to hear dickie v overcalling duke/carolina.

rob said...

kudos to duke for their outstanding achievement in the category of extremely arrogant puffery in university advertising. truly outstanding work.

TJ said...

Look at rob using words he learned from a Dominos ad.

rob said...

outstanding effort by me. outstandingly outstanding.

rob said...

caps 14-game winning streak comes to an end, and even then they overcome a 5-2 3rd period deficit to take the game to overtime before falling.