Sunday, November 23, 2008

Mitchell Hurls Up 10 Shots; Yellow Powerade

Well, the Puerto Rico Tournament is now in the books, and what an experience it has been. Dave and I have bonded even more with our fellow Booster Club members, establishing camaraderie that will last forever. We've played pool volleyball together; we've bet on chickens together. Yes, it certainly has been an experience to remember. 

Also, the actual team has done shockingly well!!! Nice job, SHU! After upsetting USC, and then losing a tough game to Memphis, the Hall came out tonight and beat a very deep 
Virginia Tech squad to earn third place overall in the tournament. The trophy you ask? A bronze plantain. 

But tonight was significant for a number of different reasons. Tonight marked the end of Stix Mitchell's two-game suspension -- a penalty that even ESPN broadcaster Hubert Davis basically referred to as "capricious and arbitrary." Good call, Hubert! Or should I say,
 SHUbert!! From way downtown Old San Juan... BANG!

Mitchell was understandably very upset to have missed the last two nationally-televised games, and he certainly stole the show tonight. Not only did Stix knock down a very respectable 15 points on 10 shots... He also puked on camera! Theories abound: Was it the result of a flu? An elbow to the Adam's apple? Pure exhaustion? Who knows. All I know is this: I was sitting about 10 feet away from a serious Powerade swish. 

The refs were clearly concerned; the players obviously confused. But I knew Stix would be just fine. Because this is what Stix is all about. And tonight he earned his nickname in victory.

This is RIVER STIX.

5 comments:

wenglesworth said...

at least when Stix's pukes your team wins....


god i hate donovan mcnabb

UConnia said...

Didn't Hubert Davis go to UNC?

Anonymous said...

Ben & Dave: Great time it was!!
Which was better..the two wins or being on the plane with the team??
Or the weather......or the casino??? or my company???
You guys are a breath of fresh air

wenglesworth said...

where the h e double hockey sticks is the video ? i want to famous already

wenglesworth said...

the word "be" is supposed to be in there. this is why i'm an actor and not a blogger