Sunday, January 30, 2011

The St. John's Hot Potato

If you see this in time, bless you. It's 10:47, 2 hours before game time. This is a specific reward to people who get lucky and anyone who compulsively checks the blog. Your behavior should be rewarded.

First, the standings:



Today's Hot Potato is:

The Sing

Picks by 1, my friends.

What Ken Pomeroy says about the Johnnies:

-St. John's isn't too big - their only true post player, Justin Burrell, is 6'8"
-They don't get offensive boards
-They can't shoot from distance
-Teams shoot 2-point field goals pretty well against them
-Teams shoot 3s really well against them
-They can force turnovers

Anyway, the old adage applies here: you don't beat Duke with guards. And their home court will be negligible since all the Duke i-bankers will be flocking from Wall Street. I also hear tell there's a strong Moody Blue contingent. They're bringing chainsaws and rope and shit that makes you immune to tear gas.

82-63. Go Duke.

28 comments:

  1. Gonna go with 19 for zombie.

    Those standings are old. I expect excellence from this blog at all times. Don't you know what red squiggly lines are! Sheesh, so unprofessional.

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  2. Kyle gets buckets to the tune of 23 points

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  3. 17 for Singler. Why does St. John's get a game against Duke every year? They havent been relevant since Chris Mullin played there.

    -Craig J.

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  4. Fixed! I am SO SORRY, Mr. Intrigue. I hope you continue to read. Please send me your address and I'll mail you a check for 15 dollars for the inconvenience.

    -Shane

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  5. Oh, this shit is getting close. And Jill is actually AT the game today. Not that that gives her a predictive edge in reality, but I feel like she should get some sort of bonus point bump for proximity. No?

    I'm going with 20. That seems nice, neat and plausible.

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  6. Singler with 22.
    -Dick

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  7. 19 for Singler. Live from MSG

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  8. Going bold with 25 for the Kingler. Go Duke!!!

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  9. 23 for Zombie Singler. Hooray for impulsive blog checking - made it with 30 min to spare!

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  10. 21 for Singler
    -Claire

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  11. Kyle scores 19. Feel better.

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  12. 18.

    ALSO live from MSG.

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  13. Tom says 20, I say 17, Girlfriend says 22.

    -Shane

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  14. Strike that, I say 15.

    -Shane

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  15. Too late to say 18? I checked at like 9 but it wasnt up.

    -Shaker

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  16. Spike says 22. Not too late Shaker, TRUST.

    -Shane

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  17. 96 seconds left. Nolan's about to pull a miracle minute.
    -Shaker

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  18. WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?!

    I am home now. Still reeling.

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  19. That was an old-fashioned, take the names off the lockers, beat-down. Unlike Clemson a couple years ago, the coaches helped a lot with this one as well. Hat's off to St. John's - they smelled blood and went after it.

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  20. i kept waiting, waiting, waiting, for the come back. which never happened. sigh. terrible.

    st. john's totally deserved it.

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  21. Look at it this way, this weekend last year, we went into Georgetown and gof our asses handed to us and look how last year turned out. Once kyrie comes back this is an entirely different year.

    -Shaker

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  22. *different team. not year

    -Shaker

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