Greivis Vasquez loves Duke?
Greivis Vasquez did everything he could over the last four years to convince Maryland fans that he had turtle blood running through his veins, from his love affair with Gary Williams to his frequent odes to life in College Park to his assertion that Cameron Indoor was his house. And now, when his career is over, we find out that he's actually a Duke fan? Bizarre beyond belief.
Fellow Montrose star Josh Hairston was on 620 The Buzz, and was asked about playing in College Park. "They're not exactly the most polite fans on planet earth," the host pointed out. The host wanted to know whether Greivis had ever counseled Hairston about dealing with the Comcast crowd.
"He talks about Duke all the time, how much he loves Coach K, and the staff and the program itself," Hairston said. "You know, he's warred me before, but that's just how [Maryland] fans are, so you've just got to keep playing through it."
The more interesting part, obviously, was the part about how much he loves Coach K. So Hairston expanded.
"When I first met Greivis, the first thing he kept talking about was how much he loved Duke and how much he loved Coach K. And I thought he was being sarcastic at first, but he's very serious about it. Every time I see him he always talks about how much he just loves the program.
"And when [the Terps] were knocked out of the NCAA Tournament, we were running a camp together at Montrose. And a kid asked him who he wanted to win the tournament and he just said 'Duke.' He said 'Duke all the way.' He's always been a big Duke fan, and he hopes that we can pull it off. He is a true Duke fan, even though he plays for Maryland."
Never would have guessed that one. Via The Sporting Blog. Other things that happened:
* Long-time Nats blogger Miss Chatter, aka WaPo employee Cathy Taylor, will begin writing for CSNWashington.com.
* Her first piece -- a look at the family of Nats reliever Drew Storen -- is already out. And it includes this quote from Storen's mom, about why she didn't go watch Drew's MLB debut:
"I didn't want to throw up on national TV."
* Speaking of Storen, who got his first win on Wednesday night, here's an El Drew K t-shirt design.
* And here are a host of other Nats t-shirts, at Nationals Fringe. There's a Clip & Save model, an I Love You When You Sucked design, and several other fine offerings.
* Stats say that Livan Hernandez is on one of the luckiest pitching runs in baseball history.
* There are John Wall images all over the place. There's this Great Wall of Chinatown attempt. There's this horribly terrifying look at Irene Pollin's surprise. And there's this amazing group of Wall Dance photoshops. Someone really needs to put Strasburg's face over God's here. If that's not taking things too far.
* Mike Lee reports that the Wizards sold nearly 400 season-ticket packages in the first 12 hours after the draft lottery. No more talk about how Caps fans are bandwagoners.
* And Dan Shanoff has a plan to put several home games a year in Baltimore and thereby lure Carmelo Anthony to the Wizards in 2011.
* Oh, and the National Post's Michael Traikos has some nice things to say about Alex Ovechkin:
in the last few months, something has happened. Ovechkin has dropped his carefree attitude. He has at times shunned the media and his fans. And, in the process, he has gone from being the face of the NHL to being a complete farce.
Whoo! The season's over and it's still happening. Can't wait til Vegas.
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