Dukes @ GMU in pictures And Without a Filter
JMU didn’t play great, but Bowles was a flat-out man-child, Ben Louis was a huge catalyst in the comeback, and the boys had a shot, albeit an off-line one from halfcourt, to win at the buzzer, which is a hell of a lot better than most recent years at the Patriot Center. The Dukes still have three major problems however: 1) They can’t get a stop on D when they really need one, 2) With only 9 players even dressing they really struggle with fouls and wind, even when they get decent contributions off the bench like they did from Louis and Parker this game, and 3) Julius Wells’ shot selection makes Jessica Simpson look like a Rhodes scholar. He may be the most gifted player, and some of those shots occasionally find the bottom of the net, but EVERY shot he takes seems deserving of a Bill Walton “Terrible!” Now on to the papparazzi portion:
Pre-game we went to Brion’s Grill, where they had free hot dogs in honor of “the incident” in the Burg a few weeks back. Also, we’re old, Hard Times is still smoking, and our buddy from JMU is actually the GM at Brions. Plus really we’ll go anywhere that the beer flows faster than a water filtration pitcher.