Thursday, February 4, 2010

What's a Hoya?

What a game!!!

Last night in DC, the South Florida Bulls made history ... again. This time beating a ranked Big East team on the road. Not just any team ... but, The Georgetown Hoyas. My wife, a recent basketball fan since I joined the staff at USF, asked the question before we entered the arena ... "What's a Hoya?" (Actually ... in Debbie-speak it was "So what's a Hoooyahhh?")

It's a good question ... one that the Hoyas might be asking themselves today after we beat them 72 - 64.

I looked it up. Interestingly, "hoya" is Latin for "what" ... that's right ... it comes from a chant "Hoya Saxa" which literally means "What Rocks". So apparently the question remains unanswered in Georgetown.

To my lovely wife: "Sorry honey, I haven't found a hoooyah yet."

By the way, Stan Heath, USF coach (right) and John Thompson III, Georgetown (left) coach have something else in common ... they were separated at birth. Check out these pictures of them.

Yes friends ... USF has caught the fever ... so did I. Mine was unfortunately a real fever that I carried home from the game and have been filling up on drugs ever since. Last night ... the fever and the aches were numbed with excitement and a few Dewar's ... well maybe more than a few. Based on how I feel tonight, I must have angered my fever by ignoring it ... because it's certainly getting even.

Oh well ... it's a small price to pay for having a great night, seeing my beautiful daughter Alissa (who works in DC) with her friends and sharing great memories with all of you.

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