It has not been good for me to be a sports fan on Thursday this year, at least considering what I have seen out of Northwestern. Here are my Thursday games that I have seen:
THURS, January 2: #18 Nebraska 66, Northwestern 65 (women’s basketball) (At least this was exciting the whole way!)
THURS, January 9: Northwestern 71, #20 Boilermakers 68 (women’s basketball) Oh, wait. A win?!
THURS, January 23: Shots with Gordon Bombay 2, Rampage 0 (intramural floor hockey). The apex of the hockey season came when I netted the insurance goal with less than a minute to play.
THURS, January 30: THUNDA 8, Shots With Gordon Bombay 0 (intramural floor hockey). Here comes the series of debacles.
THURS, February 6: Geri-Hat-Tricks 12, Sh_ts With G_r-_n B_mbay 0 (intramural floor hockey–notice how we had no O or D that game).
THURS, February 6: Michigan 70, Northwestern 68 (women’s basketball)
THURS, February 13: A welcome respite after the last two weeks of debacles.
THURS, February 20: Delt 4, Shots With Gordon Bombay 0. Not only did we lose, but we also lost one of our players for the season for a major penalty.
THURS, February 27: Psi Phi 7, Shots With Gordon Bombay 1. One-and-done in the playoffs.
THURS, February 27: Michigan State 75, Northwestern 44 (women’s basketball). A blowout loss on the last home game of the season.
THURS, March 6: Ohio State 86, Northwestern 77 (women’s basketball). A close game unravels near the end, as the ‘Cats go one-and-done in the Big Ten tournament.
THURS, March 6: Penn State 59, N-rthwestern 32 (men’s basketball). The lowest point output by a Big Ten team this season, and a rotten way to send out the seniors.
Yeah, so an 8-game Thursday losing streak for my Northwestern teams combined, and a combined Thursday record of 2-8 since the calendar turned. At least Northwestern lacrosse has no Thursday games scheduled :p
Today is the sixty-sixth day of M.M.X.I.V. That makes nine weeks and three days.