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Health And the National Championship

Posted on November 12, 2018, in Our Blog by Seattle Hoo.

In the message board debates over Tony Bennett's Virginia NCAA Tournament history, many are always quick to point out that the Cavaliers have a history of important injuries come tournament time.  The 2012 team had no Malcolm Brogdon and Joe Harris was playing with a broken hand.  In 2014, Anthony Gill got hurt in the Michigan State game.  In 2015, Justin Anderson was trying to come back from a broken hand.  The 2016 team was healthy until it suffered a collective mental breakdown with 9 minutes to go in the Elite Eight.  The 2017 team went into the NCAA tournament without Isaiah Wilkins, and in 2018, De'Andre Hunter and Jay Huff were injured.

Badger And Mongoose

Posted on November 8, 2018, in Our Blog by Seattle Hoo.

A couple weeks ago, I started getting Harold Deane vibes from what I was hearing about Kihei Clark.  When he took the court against Towson, he immediately fulfilled one prediction that had been heard with growing frequency: Kihei Clark is going to be a fan favorite.  Then I saw this photo and I knew he had to have a nickname:

Hyped For the Hoos

Posted on November 6, 2018, in Our Blog by Seattle Hoo.

As excited as I am for the season to start today, it's hard to believe that just over seven months ago I wasn't even sure I could stand to watch college basketball anymore.  That loss hit me hard, as hard as any sporting event has - and as a Virginia and New York Giants fan for 40 years or so, that's saying a lot!  But a funny thing happened: thinking about Tony and the men and how they didn't have the option of walking away led me to get over it.  And once I had made the decision to be here for them, it didn't take long to start focusing on the future - and then to enjoy and appreciate all of the great moments of the season, because there were so many.