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Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston November 12, 2004  4
Good Burger

Game 001: Drexel 78, University Of The Sciences 45 (exh.) Thursday, November 11, 2004 Daskalakis Athletic Center - Philadelphia, PA The Chili's at 38th and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia, in an attempt to "get local," offers a menu item they call the "Drexel Dragons Burger." It's a half-pound of ...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston November 17, 2004  4
So Fresh, So Clean

Game 002: Pennsylvania 74, Quinnipiac 60 Tuesday, November 16, 2004 The Palestra - Philadelphia, PA A couple of weeks ago, the Official Wife Of The Mid-Majority and I were out a-walking hand-in-hand across the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. We paused to admire the blocky brick facade of ...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston November 19, 2004  3
Garden Variety

Game 003: Memphis 81, St. Mary's 66 Thursday, November 18, 2004 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY The first thing visitors to Madison Square Garden last night noticed was the huge banner stretched across Two Penn Plaza. The large grey swath was a mockup of a newspaper front page featuring the st...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston November 19, 2004  4
Plan 9 From Starkville

Game 004: Syracuse 71, Mississippi State 58 Thursday, November 18, 2004 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY It's one of the more common getting-to-really-know-you questions there is. "What's the worst movie you've ever seen?" Most will give a stock answer. It'll usually be some low-budget sci-fi ...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston November 20, 2004  6
It's Showtime At The Apollo

Game 005: Auburn 80, at Temple 78 Friday, November 19, 2004 Liacouras Center - Philadelphia, PA I never attended Temple University. It was a close call, though - when I moved to Philadelphia back in 1997, I looked long and hard at TU as a transfer option. I mean, it's a great school. But my girlfri...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston November 22, 2004  7
Bad Apples

Game 006: James Madison 59, at LaSalle 50 Saturday, November 20, 2004 Tom Gola Arena - Philadelphia, PA Do we humans truly have free will to carve our own paths through life, or are we each living out a predetermined destiny that we are essentially powerless to change? When we come into the world, ...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston November 24, 2004  5
Palookanomics

Game 007: at Villanova 66, Maryland-Baltimore County 41 Tuesday, November 23, 2004 The Pavilion - Villanova, PA Earlier this month, boxer Thomas "Top Dog" Williams and promoter Bobby Mitchell were found guilty of conspiracy and sports bribery for fixing a fight in Las Vegas four years ago. The go...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston November 28, 2004  5
It Used To Be A Basketball Town

Game 008: at Boston College 79, Clemson 70 Friday, November 26, 2004 Silvio Conte Forum - Boston, MA Back then, you'd come in on the elevated line, chattering and clacking above the streets. Right before North Station, the train would sweep around a wide corner, and there it was - the tan bricks, t...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston November 28, 2004  5
Sons Of Flubber

Game 009: at Harvard 85, Northeastern 75 Saturday, November 27, 2004 Lavietes Pavilion - Cambridge, MA One of the things that makes our game so great is that no amount of athletic skill will guarantee victory. Teamwork, guts and guile can go a long way - sometimes all the way. We have plenty of exa...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston December 2, 2004  5
(How Not To Officiate) Patriot Games

Game 010: at Pennsylvania 65, Bucknell 52 Wednesday, December 1, 2004 The Palestra - Philadelphia, PA As anyone who goes to one of its affiliated schools (or anyone who's read The Last Amateurs) can tell you, the Patriot League was created primarily to give Ivy League schools some early-season foot...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston December 5, 2004  6
A Separate Reality

Game 011: Pennsylvania 78, LaSalle 67 Saturday, December 4, 2004 The Palestra - Philadelphia, PA Carlos Castaneda's primary life mantra, "fly past the eagle and be free," probably wouldn't go over too well in Philadelphia, a town stuck in a perpetual heartbreak cycle with its football team. But h...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston December 5, 2004  4
Phrankenstein Monsters

Game 012: Temple 53, Villanova 52 Saturday, December 4, 2004 The Palestra - Philadelphia, PA My Uncle Pete is about as cool as the side of the pillow that's directly under some sweaty guy's butt. A while ago, I heard him use the phrase "jump the shark" while referring to Penn State football. I hope...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston December 5, 2004  5
Are You There, Hawk? It's Me, Kyle

Game 013: Drexel 57, St. Joseph's 49 Saturday, December 4, 2004 The Palestra - Philadelphia, PA Dear Mr. or Ms. St. Joseph's Hawk, Hello. How are you doing? I hope you don't mind that I'm participating in the ridiculous tradition by writing a "concept" piece in the form of a published open letter,...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston December 9, 2004  6
Living In A Box

Game 014: Central Connecticut State 60, at LaSalle 48 Wednesday, December 8, 2004 Tom Gola Arena - Philadelphia, PA The Jimmy V Classic, a doubleheader of high-profile games designed to be shown on a certain national sports television outlet, was held the other day up at Madison Square Garden. Unfo...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston December 13, 2004  8
If You're Scoring At Home

Game 015: at Drexel 66, Quinnipiac 59 Saturday, December 11, 2004 Daskalakis Athletic Center - Philadelphia, PA Long before Hollywood gave actor/writer/director Richard Linklater large sums of money to remake The Bad News Bears, before he crafted the feel-good blockbuster School Of Rock, he made a ...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston December 14, 2004  6
Hey Hey Hey

Game 016: Wake Forest 67, at Temple 64 Monday, December 13, 2004 Liacouras Center - Philadelphia, PA There are basically two things you need to know about Philadelphia: Pat's Steaks is a thousand times better than Geno's, and Bill Cosby pretty much owns the town. That's right, owns it. Local politi...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston December 15, 2004  6
Stuck In The Past

Game 017: at Villanova 68, Fordham 47 Tuesday, December 14, 2004 The Pavilion - Villanova, PA Do you remember where you were on April Fool's Day of 1985? I do. My little 12-year-old self was at my parents' house in southern New Hampshire. My mother had dinner guests that evening, but I had snuck ...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston December 21, 2004  3
Olde Tyme Basket-Ball

Game 018: at Temple 48, Princeton 46 Monday, December 20, 2004 Liacouras Center - Philadelphia, PA Hoop-endous! Specta-basket-acular! Huzzah, huzzah! Hoop, whoop, hooray! These are but a few of the reactions and recollections that come to this reporter's mind when he thinks about this past eveni...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston December 23, 2004  6
Cries For Help

Game 019: at Villanova 86, Albany 72 Wednesday, December 22, 2004 The Pavilion - Villanova, PA I just found your story about the Nova vs. Fordham game on the Rivals board. Congratulations. You're living proof that any egotistical, misinformed jackass with a computer and an internet connection can s...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vol. 1 Kyle Whelliston December 28, 2004  11
The Book Of Bob

Game 020: at Villanova 81, Middle Tennessee State 62 Monday, December 27, 2004 The Pavilion - Villanova, Pennsylvania CHAPTER 1 1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright and turned away from all evil. 2 There were born to him seven sons and thre...