Saturday, February 26, 2011

This Week in Wrenball: Jaaaam, oh, Jam

The Wrens close a deceptively competitive regular season on the road against Old Dominion this afternoon. They'll likely lose, probably by less than 12 points, give or take a few. As a result, they'll fall to 9-21 on the season, 4-14 in a historically tough CAA. And we're okay with that.

Tony Shaver's boys will take their talents to Richmond starting on Friday night, where several members of Team G:TB will watch them take on the conference's 6th seed in first-round CAA tournament action. After the tournament tough Wrens upset their first opponent, likely quarterfinal foe Hofstra awaits. No less a blogging celebrity than Jerry Beach of Defiantly Dutch has this to say about the prospect of the Dutch taking on the Tribe, "Seriously, if you guys upset JMU, I will vomit in fear of the 3-11 game on Sat(urday) night." Better pack your Pepto, Jerry.

Win or lose, there'll be no keeping our road-tripping contingent from Saturday morning's CAA Pep Band Jam, where Mason's Doc Nix will lead an all-star collection of conference bands in spirited performances of standards new and old. We've got our fingers crossed hoping for a Katy Perry medley. (Total excuse to post a picture of Katy Perry? What kind of blog do you think this is?)

And speaking of Mason, how about Jim Larranaga's juggernaut? The Patriots enter today's season finale against Georgia State boasting a nation's-best 14-game winning streak. They've barely been tested over that stretch, only trailing three times and winning 11 of the 14 by more than 15 points. Several among the bracketing cognescenti have the Pats as high as a 7 seed in the NCAA Tourney. And with all that, we'll ask FOG:TB KQ's understanding as we root for the other green and gold to lose to VCU or Hofstra.

#3bids4caa, and all that, you understand.

11 comments:

rob said...

tribe/odu game is on comcast at 4

zman said...

I can't root against Mason. Sorry.

The Wrens don't have a pep band to throw in the jam? I'm stunned.

I would have titled this post "This Week in Wrenball: You Be Like 'Oh Shit It's the Jam'".

rob said...

z, it's in mason's self-interest to lose. if they win the caa, only two teams will make the dance, which means less money for all conference schools.

Mark said...

Hey fellas! Anybody got anything planned for the day? I've got something to do, can't quite remember what it is though...

rob said...

bail greg out?

T.J. said...

Cuse win was huge. Verizon Center was fucking hopping.

KQ said...

how about #3bids4robtokissmyass. go mason!!

just kidding rob - i'm all about the caa and all, but seriously dude - my pats are the hottest team in the country right now. jump on the bandwagon! we've got room for wrens and squirrels!

zman said...

Will Teedge liveblog Mark's nuptials?

zman said...

http://tinyurl.com/68354uc

Danimal said...

Doooooks!
Hows mark doing right now? Knee deep?

TR said...

Balls deep?