By J.M. Comer
The regular football season is over. LSU won the SEC championship yesterday. I saw Les Miles without a cap. And so begins The War Eagle Reader’s basketball coverage.
Today Auburn will play George Washington University in the BB&T Classic at 2:30 EST at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
It will be a nice distraction from AAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!
Your faithful reporter will be there with some fellow Auburn grads: frequent TWER comment contributor and D.C. resident, Ike, his wife Joanna (the most talented person I know) and a soon-to-be Scottish philosopher, Eric the Red.
We’ll be sitting in the cheap seats.
I love, love, love road games. And this is probably the first Auburn basketball game I’ve been to since 1999. I’m stoked.
I called the Verizon Center and asked if there was a dedicated section for Lebo’s Lunatics, but alas, Tiger fans will be spread thin throughout the coliseum. Our little four-strong section of Tigers will rock it out.
I’ll take photos. I’ll tell you who got the most rebounds and stuff.
Let me be completely honest here. I know nothing about Auburn’s basketball team this year. It will be my grand reintroduction to Tiger roundball. You can’t pick up SEC basketball games on rabbit-ear TV this time of year in the mid-Atlantic. And I’ve been a bit focused on the greatest sport on the face of the earth for the past few months. Please forgive me.
Did I lose 20 Tiger Points with that admission? (I’ll probably lose 120 more Tiger Points with the fact that I’m absolutely smitten with this man.)
Auburn comes into the game 4-1 with their loss against Tulane. GW has a 3-2 record with losses against UCLA and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Heh, heh. The George Washington Colonials lost to a “county” school.
Seriously, this GW team is the defending Atlantic 10 champs and won a game in this same BB&T Classic last year against Virginia Tech.
They made it to the NCAA tournament, but lost in the first round to Vandy by 33 points.
This looks to be a great road test for our Auburn Tigers this year and would be a great win.
Congrats to Navy
If you are a Navy man and an Auburn Tiger, this morning must be glorious to you. Take a sip of that coffee, savor this moment, lean back and fire off a couple of celebratory tomahawk missiles into the bright blue sky. Those Navy Midshipmen leveled Army for the 6th year in a row! That sure sounds familiar …