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Friday, November 25, 2005

A Fesitivus for Golden Eagles

Now that Thanksgiving is over (we hope you all enjoyed the holiday), its time for the Marquette Golden Eagles to jump back into action at the Great Alaskan Shootout. And while the rest of the world observes the Seinfeldian holiday of Festivus on December 23, we here at the blog posit that the 'celebration' was moved up roughly a month -- and here's why . . . . . . MU will take on the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles today - - and only a true Airing of Grievances in the Festivus tradition will ensure victory for Marquette, therefore earning the rite to be seen as the top eagle species on the top of the world.

MU will have to demonstrate heretofore undemonstrated Feats of Strength to control the backboards in today's tilt. ORU dominated the backboards by 45-25 on their way to a convincing win over USC two nights ago. ORU is led inside by 6'8" power forward Caleb Green -- so it appears that Jamil Lott will have the first opportunity to demonstrate the intimidating Feats of Strength on the blocks for MU.

According to Wikipedia, "Those attending (Festivus) participate in the "Airing of Grievances" which is an opportunity for all to vent their hostilities toward each other, and after a Festivus dinner, The Feats of Strength are performed. Traditionally, Festivus is not over until the head of the household is wrestled to the floor and "pinned"."

A Festivus for the rest of us!! Go MU, pin down the Golden Eagles of the Great Plains!

Here is the MJS preview.

Here's a look at how MU spent Thanksgiving preparing for the traditional Festivus celebration today.

The Anchorage Daily News chronicles MU player visits to a local elementary school yesterday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This post was a clutch effort. Bring out the pole, it's a Festivus for the rest of us! Go Warriors