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Villanova's D.C. Stars Miss Mumbo Sauce

Likes mumbo sauce. (By Bradley C. Bower - Reuters)

Washington Post college sports scribe Zach Berman volunteered to contribute a Bog item from Boston, where he's covering the NCAA tourney's East regional. With Villanova's massive D.C. contingent (ready to take on Duke), it wasn't that hard to find something. Zach writes:

Villanova senior swingman Dwayne Anderson has lived in the Philadelphia suburbs for four years, although the Washington-area native still holds strong ties to his hometown. He's a big Redskins fan - the Wildcats have a strong Redskins contingent on the team - but there is one specific item that he misses most about Washington.

"Chicken wings and mumbo sauce," said Anderson, from Silver Spring. "From any Chinese restaurant."

Whenever Anderson makes it back home, he immediately locates chicken wings and mumbo sauce. When his family comes to Villanova, they bring him chicken wings and mumbo sauce.

"My favorite thing," Anderson said.

Freshman big man Maurice Sutton, from Upper Marlboro, independently added the Chinese "carry-out," where one could get the chicken wings and mumbo sauce, as what he misses most from his hometown.

Sutton said he eats Philadelphia cheesesteaks every day, although he would take Ben's Chili Bowl over any cheesesteak restaurant in Philadelphia. He enjoys chili dogs from Ben's, but his preference had more to do with staking his Washington allegiance than professing this area's dominance in delicacies.

One thing is clear: Any want-to-be entrepreneur looking for an idea can start with a Chinese carry-out restaurant featuring chicken wings and mumbo sauce near Villanova's campus. There would be at least two steady customers.

"Back in D.C. and in the area, there's a lot of carry-outs with the mumbo sauce," Sutton said. "They don't have that in Philly."

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 26, 2009; 12:35 PM ET
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FYI it's mambo sauce, not mumbo

Posted by: C-dub703 | March 26, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

As much as I hate that school, considering they will be very heavily DMV influenced for the foreseeable future, maybe they should be added to the poll.

Posted by: sitruc | March 26, 2009 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Really? No mention of Scottie Reynolds from Herdon? Okay then...

Posted by: Matt_L | March 26, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Serious question that isn't meant to troll or flame or anything like that: Has Scottie Reynolds ever been one to talk up or be proud of where he's from?

Posted by: sitruc | March 26, 2009 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Scottie probably doesn't know much about wings and "mumbo" sauce. Herndon VA is a whole different world from D.C., and the VA carryouts have no idea how to make real mambo sauce. Shout-out to Danny's Carryout, Oxon Hill MD!!

Posted by: couper | March 26, 2009 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Sometimes it's mambo, sometimes it's mumbo. It's sorta like those other words transliterated from Chinese... ;-)

The band is definitely Mambo Sauce, though.

Posted by: EdTheRed | March 26, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

I know its about Mumob sauce or whatever, but when you have an article starting with, "Villanova's DC Stars..." you would think that a dude averaging 15 points and who went to high school 20 miles from DC gets mentioned

Posted by: Matt_L | March 26, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Somewhat along the same line as Matt_L, has Scottie ever rep'd Virginia or the DMV? I enjoyed watching him play in high school and wish him nothing but success. This is a talented area and it's rare to see somebody as talented as him stay in a public school. It's always good to see people from the area doing. I definitely support and respect him, Mike Freeman at Hampton and Mike Davis at Illinois amongst many others.

Posted by: sitruc | March 26, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

It's definitely "mambo" sauce. Mumbo sounds like its from New Orleans.

Posted by: drummastajoel | March 27, 2009 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Don't forget Dante Cunningham either!

Posted by: A2daRon | March 28, 2009 3:13 AM | Report abuse

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