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Local Poll Week Three: Additional Pithy Comments

As Bog Year 2006 winds down, I thought of this great idea: I could just rip off more pithy comments from Local Poll voters about this week's Top 11, despite the fact that these are about five days old. They're still mildly humorous.

1. Virginia

Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Ha. Ha ha ha. (Dan Steinberg)

Hampton confused themselves silly vs. the Cavs when their Senior Junior Pehoua wouldn't stop singing Danish super group Junior Senior's hot tunes! (Thigh Master)

And honestly, the rest of these are no longer applicable, so we'll move on.

2. Maryland

No. 2 in the poll and the No. 2 basketball team in College Park. (Matt Mandel)

Do you think Gary Williams sweated through his suit even though the Terps breezed through UM-KC 101-50? (Chris Olson)

Huge 51-point win over UMKC, though it could've been worse for the Kangaroos - rejected mascots included the unicorn and My Little Pony. (Eric Swensen)

Who did they beat? UMKFC? Was there any free fried chicken available for fans? (Sean McLernon)


I get at least one joke per week about Gary Williams's sweat glands. Which is fine. (John McDonnell -- The Washington Post)

An unidentified Terp player was quoted as saying that their drubbing of the Kangaroos was their "UMKC Masterpiece." (Thigh Master)

3. Georgetown

They beat Winston-Salem State by 32, which sounds impressive until you realize that DeMatha could probably have beaten them by at least double digits. (Adam Lewis)

Georgetown smokes Winston-Salem, but prefers Camel Lights. (Thigh Master, rolling.)

St. Leo's coach promises his team will shoot less than 20 percent from the floor if it can replace Winston Salem State on next year's schedule. (Eric Swensen)

Who picked Winston Salem State? John Thompson II? What, Hawaii Hilo wasn't available? (Ira Weintraub)

I said it before and I'll say it again: Georgetown should be the No. 1 team in the area. (a prophetic Reader Glenn)

Being a GW grad, I am not at all biased when I say they are wimps for scheduling Towson and not talking to Dr. Kvancz. (Sean Perkins. And who are you calling Doctor?)

4. George Washington

Cheyenne Moore is going to be amazing. I heard he ate four hot dogs before the game to heal his leg. Then, he went to help conduct the "GW Brass" pep band, and concluded his warm-ups with one of those insane 720 dunks. (Sean Perkins)

Colonials beat UMBC last week after beating UMES earlier this season. Karl Hobbs asks GW Mathematics Department to submit proof that BC + ES = CP. (Bill Fitzgerald)

Home good, road bad. (Reader Glenn)

After calling out the student newspaper, Karl Hobbs continues his mad onslaught, ripping the Express, much to the horror of Metro riders everywhere. (Ajay Vellore)


Karl Hobbs, making another call-out. (By Tom Uhlman -- Associated Press)

I heard Coach Hobbs left coal in the stocking of the Hatchet's men's basketball beat writer. (Nathan Fennessy)

More interesting battle: Nate Robinson vs. J.R. Smith or Karl Hobbs vs. The Hatchet? You decide. (Frank Dale)

No game until the 28th, so that ought to give the athletic department time to schedule another RPI killing team. (Robert Lintott)

5. Virginia Tech

Two Virginia schools are undefeated in the ACC? It must be December... (Reader Glenn)

The Commonwealth owns the ACC. (John Taylor)

A local team actually beat a major-conference opponent. [Make it two!] The Hokies should get a first-place vote for that. (Ira Weintraub)

I'm sorry, 270 miles is too far away to be considered "local," even if they have a huge alumni base here (because there are no other centers of job creation between Blacksburg and Washington) and more than a few NOVA kids go there. This comment comes from the uncle of one Hokie alum and two current students. (Dave Richardson, and sorry, you're overruled.)

6. Old Dominion

Monarchs' leading scorer Valdas Vasylius looks like a shoo-in to join Arvydas Sabonis, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Sarunas Jasukevicius, and Darius Songaila on the All-Time All-Lithuania Team, but don't tell Ramunas "The Lithuanian Scottie Pippen" Siskauskas. (Bill Fitzgerald. And I hope you spelled all those names right.)

7. VCU

Still only two losses by a combined four points, and still sticking with "Commonwealth" over "State" for naming purposes. Bold. We know the Rams never courted Jesus Shuttlesworth, as Big Commonwealth never got a mention in He Got Game. (Adam Kilgore. I don't understand this, but it must be funny.)

Richmond is starting to get giddy over this team. But not really. (Ajay Vellore)

They beat UAB. Didn't UAB beat Kentucky and go to the Sweet 16 a couple years ago? Oh wait, we aren't counting past results? I guess that sucks for GMU. (Ed Lee)

Rams edge out SPHL Richmond Renegades franchise for title of hottest ticket in the capital city. (Sean McLernon)

Winning streak against some pretty weak teams has them all set for a letdown at Towson, and maybe JMU. Ok, not really at JMU. (Marc Gallant)

8. Navy

Navy scored 65 points in a win over Division III Delaware Valley College last week. In losses to Moravian, Lebanon Valley, DeSales, Franklin & Marshall, Lincoln University, and Vassar this season, Delaware Valley has given up an average of 98 points. And yet, somehow the Midshipmen moved up a spot in my rankings. (Bill Fitzgerald. It really is slim pickings out there, huh?)

Really knows how to take care of those Division III teams! (Ted Gotsch)

I guess playing a non-NCAA game counts in the standings. But unless David Robinson comes walking on the court, the matchup with G-Town looks like a replay of the JMU game. (Marc Gallant)

9. George Mason

I don't think the Patriots are going to the Final Four this year. (Frank Dale)


Y'all have some short memories. (Win McNamee - Getty Images)

Still not last year, still not making my poll. (Adam Kilgore)

I still am not ranking Mason... 12th on my list behind American. I hope the school did not spend all the t-shirt money from last year. (Jason Hocker)

10. American

The Eagles get their chance to leapfrog some dead weight at the bottom by beating Maryland on Saturday. (Mark Cunningham. And that's funny.)

Apparently you have to take a week off if you lose to an Ivy league team. I'm sure playing Maryland this week will help them bounce back... (Kevin O'Connor)

Primed for the one of the marquee match-ups of the DC-top-11-Poll-related season. (Robert Lintott)

Gary Williams likely would not have scheduled American had he known about possible Bog Poll implications earlier in the offseason. (Ajay Vellore)

11. Towson

I love Bateman's wings. It's been a while since I've been by there. Is that place still open? (Ed Lee. Anyone?)

With so many teams not playing this week, the rankings are kind of dull. The poll should work in the way now that if you knock off a team, you assume their position the following week. It would make for more excitement. If Towson beats Georgetown this week, the Tigers would vault into the top three. Now that's entertainment. (Frank Dale. Nice idea. Poor example.)

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 22, 2006; 5:10 PM ET
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