March Madness: Georgetown Bars Round 2

See full bracket and results herethe tombs rhino

So the top seeds in the Georgetown Bar region made it to the Elite Eight, but which one will get to the Final Four?

Rhino or The Tombs?

Rhino isn’t too far from campus, but, after a long night of party hopping, you may not want to trek all the way to M street.

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But M Street also means food. Johnny Rockets, Tuscany, Quick Pita. And, at a certain point in the night, that’s all that really matters.

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However, The Tombs is literally steps off of campus. You can even spend your night in Lau and then pop over for a drink.

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Then again, our basketball team has often been spotted at Rhino, especially after a big win.     Who can turn down an opportunity to dance with the stars of the school?

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Rhino is more of a weekend bar, but The Tombs is known for their weekly theme nights like Country Night every Monday and Trivia Night every Tuesday.

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Personally, The Tombs is a Georgetown staple, as we showed in the Round 1 argument, but can Rhino pull out a win? Anything is possible in March as we’ve seen. (Editor’s Note: clearly this is true. The West region of my bracket is in shambles)

Vote HERE:

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Photos: stationstart.com, atlantadowntown.com, georgetown.edu, flickr.com, sdcitybeat.com

MARCH MADNESS: Georgetown Traditions Round 2

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Emerging victorious from last weeks matchups, two of Georgetown’s most hallowed traditions will face off for a chance to progress to the Final Four. Who will win the glory and honor that accompanies the title “Georgetown’s Favorite Tradition”? Who will fade from Hoyas collective memory as a second-tier ritual? It is up to you, voters, to decide the result of this contest, so for your consideration we present the Round Two Pregame Report:

Imagine yourself in 30 years. As you gather your children and tell them stories of your glory days, are you really going to tell Junior about the time you were so drunk at 11 am you fell asleep on Wisey’s curb?

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 Hmm…much better to inspire your offspring with tales of a patriotic run to the White House, of being present for history in the making, or of having your screaming face on CNN for 2 seconds.

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Although the White House Run requires actual physical fitness…

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…the quick 3 mile jog pales in comparison to the marathon of day drinking that is Georgetown Day.

daydrinking Running to the White House has obvious Instagram-able benefits: you get to look patriotic and show off to high school friends who decided to go to school in Iowa instead of DC at the same time.

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But Georgetown Day comes in strong for profile pic potential with a dress code of sleeveless shirts (suns out guns out), neon colors (make the most of your late-spring tan) and cheap sunglasses that scream “I like to drink alcohol whilst having fun with friends and also I might be in a frat.”

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Both traditions require dedication, perseverance, and herculean feats of endurance, all of which are well repaid in priceless memories and golden photos to document them (or supplement the blurry parts. we’re not judging.) Its hard to imagine a Georgetown Day upset, but then again, I hadn’t even heard of the wart on the face of higher education that is FGCU two weeks ago.

Let the Voting Begin!

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Photo: flickr.com, npr.org, guardian.co.uk, newyorker.grubstreet.com, annoytheleft.wordpress.com, frattoys.com

MARCH MADNESS: Notable Alumni Round 2

See full bracket and results herePatrick Ewing Bill Clinton

Results for Notable Alumni Round 1 are in: Patrick Ewing bested the top seeded Bradley Cooper by only 11 votes, and Bill Clinton showed who’s really in charge by destroying Zoey Bartlet (much to the chagrin of our managing editor). Georgetown has spoken; we like basketball and presidents. Simple as that.

Now two alumni compete to make the Final Four. It’s Patrick Ewing vs. Bill Clinton.

I think we’d all agree that Ewing has aged pretty well

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But let’s not forget about Bill Clinton, who ages like a fine bottle of wine.

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His DNC speech was a little drawn out, but few people can captivate so many people for so long…

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Then again, Ewing is one of those people. He kept audiences captivated his entire career for entire games.

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Speaking of careers, Bill Clinton was the freaking President of the United States: something kids and adults alike aspire to be.

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But then again Patrick Ewing was a killer pro-basketball player: something kids actually want to do.

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As a pro-athlete, I’d say it’s safe to assume that Ewing got a lot of the ladies

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But having taken AP US History, I’m pretty sure Bill Clinton did too…

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It’s up to you, Georgetown. Pick one of the most beloved politicians or one of the most famous athletes in the American history. Vote here and check in for the results.

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MARCH MADNESS: Wisey’s Sandwiches Round 1

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Chicken Madness Gangsta Wrap

Welcome to the third installment of 4E’s March Madness. Let’s get right down to business. Whether it’s a sunny, spring March day or a blustery winter evening, one thing iscertain: Wisey’s is delicious. Today’s March Madness contenders are the best of the best on the Wisemiller’s Grocery and Deli menu. Which sandwiches will rise to the top of their mouth-watering bracket? Which will fall short? Let’s find out. Our first matchup for Wisey’s Sandwiches: Chicken Madness vs. Gangsta Wrap.

(Scroll down to see the second matchup)

It might seem impossible to take down Chicken Madness, the mother of all Wisey’s creations…

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…but Gangsta Wrap, with its turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato and parmesan pepper dressing just might be up for the challenge.

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Or maybe not. How can you say no to this? So good, it’s “madness.” See what I did there?

1951Hatter But how can you say no to something so “Gangsta”? (Note: In no way does Tate Tucker officially endorse “Gangsta” Wrap, but he does make some pretty amazing “gangsta’ rap” … I immediately regret using that term but WISEY’S MADE ME DO IT.)

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Then again… how can you say no to these ingredients?

Chicken Madness: Slices of chicken grilled hot and sweet peppers, onions, cheese, bacon and mayo. Hear the Hallelujah chorus yet?

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When it comes to Wisey’s, Chicken Madness is and will forever remain a beacon of culinary design and a Georgetown staple, making it an obvious frontrunner in this bracket. Can the Gangsta Wrap achieve an massive upset? Who will continue on to March Madness glory (and into my belly)? ONLY YOU CAN DECIDE! Vote here:

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Burger Madness Hot Chick

Onto the next one! This round looks to be a close one, folks. Part two of our Wisey’s Sandwiches Showdown: Burger Madness vs. Hot Chick.

Our number two pick is the not-so-ugly step-sister of Chicken Madness: Burger Madness. Same madness, more beef, more mayhem.

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But Hot Chick is looking to spice things up … with cayenne pepper and parmesan pepper dressing. Bam. Game changer?

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However, Burger Madness coincides with March Madness. (Here’s a bracket in case you need one.)

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But I mean, who doesn’t like hot chicks?!

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Then again, there’s always the Burger Madness’ sweet, savory goodness.

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Who will be the winner of Part 2? Will it be the beefy Burger Madness or the spicy Hot Chick? Who will make it on to the next round? Why am I salivating so much? IT’S UP TO YOU! (Except the salivating part. That’s not up to you; that’s just because Wisey’s is delicious.)

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Photo: Burger Madness; Yelp; IMDB; Hot Sauce and Salsa; The Daily Beast, Mogi Beats; Alice and Wonderland Wikia; Head, Heart, and Hand; Team Rankings

Casual Thursdays: (March) MADNESS!

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It’s that time.  You can’t avoid it.  March Madness is finally upon us, and while maybe non-basketball fans will have to eat dinner by themselves simply to avoid bracket-talk, I absolutely love this time of year.  Dicky V, Sir Charles Barkley, and the rest of the college basketball announcers will be up to their usual shenanigans, throwing around words that probably aren’t english (Vitale) or television appropriate (Barkley).  The intensity level is up, and the stars of the college basketball world are all out to try and lead their teams to eternal glory. What better event than the goliath of all college sports to drink for, right?

Lost in all of the glory and excitement of that last paragraph, of course, is our upcoming holiday weekend.  To celebrate the beginning of Spring, we at 4E bring you a Casual Thursday-worthy Easter-themed drink.  Before we get to the Madness that is college basketball, here is a delightful cocktail to enjoy while relaxing.

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And now we get a little crazy.  Obviously, any sporting event can be reason to drink, and you can feel free to improvise and adjust the reasons to imbibe while enjoying the craziness.  Here are some suggestions:

Take a sip if…

  • The higher seed wins the game
  • There is a Buffalo Wild Wings commercial
  • A player’s “athleticism” or “basketball IQ” is mentioned

Take a big swig if…

  • The lower seed wins
  • A player slaps the floor on defense
  • You see a tweet about some “spectacular” play
  • Dick Vitale gets really excited (or any of the announcers, I guess)
  • An announcer discusses the importance of a coach to the game

Take a shot if…

  • The game goes into overtime (you will probably need it)
  • Someone gets a technical (if you aren’t a sports fan, you can ask around for when this happens)

Finish your drink/chug if…

  • Dicky V gets this excited. Or starts making up words. Or both.
  • Charles Barkley says something offensive. Or starts making up words (he probably will)
  • Someone hits a buzzer-beater
  • Something this entertaining happens

The Easter Bunny:

  • 1 1/2 ounces dark creme de cacao
  • 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1 tsp. of chocolate syrup
  • 1 tsp. of cherry brandy

1. Pour the creme de cacao and vodka into a cocktail shaker (improvise) with ice

2. Shake well

3. Strain into a glass with ice

4. Float chocolate syrup and cherry brandy on top

Enjoy the madness everybody, but please try to do it responsibly. Go Hoyas!

MARCH MADNESS: Georgetown Traditions Round 1

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Georgetown Day Swimming in Dahlgren Fountain

Welcome to the second installment of 4E’s March Madness: The Best of Georgetown. Our first matchup for Georgetown Traditions: Georgetown Day vs. Swimming in Dahlgren Fountain. (Scroll down to see the second matchup)

It may seem hard to top Georgetown Day, with its promises of day drinking and bouncy castles…

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… but Georgetown Day comes but once a year. Dahlgren Fountain is there for you the whole year through.

Georgetown Day earns the culinary advantage, with kegs and eggs, mimosas, pancakes, waffles — anything your heart stomach could imagine.

And the only thing as refreshing as André and Tropicana on a warm day is a dip into the cool water of Dahlgren Fountain.

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Both contenders offer a hint of danger – which is what makes them exciting, right?

But also, did I mention the bouncy castles?

Georgetown Day has become somewhat sacred over its decade of existence. Its legendary status makes it the obvious top seed in this contest. But the administration’s efforts to squash everyone’s fun by adding barricades and checking bags has made it vulnerable to competitors. Dahlgren Fountain is the underdog here, but that’s not to say we can’t expect a Cinderella story. So who moves on to the next round? It’s up to you, VOTE HERE:

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 Onto the next ones! Here’s the second part of our Georgetown Traditions showdown: Running to the White House vs. Sitting in John Carroll’s Lap

The White House, home to every American President since John Adams, is conveniently located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., just a short jog away from our own campus.

The statue of John Carroll, Georgetown’s founder, is even more conveniently located in the center of Healy Circle.

Georgetown students have been known to run to the White House to celebrate all sorts of events, from reaching the Final Four in the NCAA tournament to President Obama’s re-election to Osama Bin Laden’s death.

And it’s not uncommon on any given night to see someone clambering into Johnny C’s lap

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According to campus legend, the tunnels under Healy Hall lead all the way to the White House. Good to know in case of snowstorms during a run to the big house!

There’s also a rumor that all those books under JC’s chair are hiding a toilet that some pranksters stuck under there back in the 60’s. Just something to chuckle to yourself about next time you climb up there.

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So which one will it be: Would you rather cause a ruckus outside the president’s house or spend some quality time with the founder of our school? THE CHOICE IS YOURS!

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MARCH MADNESS: Notable Alumni Round 1

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Welcome to the first installment of 4E’s March Madness: The Best of Georgetown. Our first matchup: Bradley Cooper vs. Patrick Ewing. (Scroll down below the poll to see the second matchup)

First off, how can you say no to this smile?

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But on the other hand, you can’t say no to this swag either…

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In their time on The Hilltop…

BCoops took the stage as Casanova and was also a member of the crew team

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While Ewing … well, of course, was on the courts being Patrick Ewing

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Bradley Cooper has starred in many popular movies, including The Hangover and Silver Linings Playbook

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BUT PATRICK EWING WAS IN SPACE JAM…

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Let’s look at the numbers, shall we?

Bradley Cooper has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, three People Choice Awards, three Teen Choice Awards, five MTV Movie Awards and two Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.

Patrick Ewing was NBA Rookie of the Year (1986), All-NBA First Team (’90), All-NBA Second Team (’88, ’89, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’97); 11-time All-Star; named one of 50 greatest players in NBA history (’96); and a two-time Olympic gold medalist (’84, ’92).

In the end, the seeding came down to the incredible amount of attention Bradley Cooper has received by the readers of this blog and the deplorable lack of sports knowledge by a vast number of people at this school. Who will win? VOTE HERE:

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 And here is the second Round 1: Notable Alumni matchup.

President Bill Clinton vs. Fictional presidential daughter Zoey Bartlet

At the time of his inauguration, Clinton (age 46) was the third-youngest president ever elected.
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Zoey Bartlet is the third-youngest daughter of President Josiah Bartlet on The West Wing

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President Clinton graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Kappa Psi and earned a Rhodes Scholarship

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Zoey graduated summa cum laude from The Hilltop. On the day of her GU graduation, she was kidnapped and held hostage for several days.

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Zoey dated Jean Paul …

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… While Bill snagged himself one of the most powerful women in the country

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These two political figures will have to duke it out for the votes of the many Hoya West Wing fans and Billary’s many supporters. VOTE HERE!:

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MARCH MADNESS: The Best of Georgetown

CLOSED: We have a winner! GEORGETOWN DAY!

Ah March: the beginning of Spring, the excitement of two separate vacations, the unpredictable weather, and, of course, MARCH MADNESS.

To celebrate March, 4E has decided to have a little March Madness bracket of our own! We took some of the best parts about living on The Hilltop and being a Hoya and formed “The Best of Georgetown” bracket: full of controversial match-ups and age-old debates.

Over the coming weeks, we here at The Fourth Edition will be posting the matchups and laying out our arguments for and against each contender. That is, however, where our role ends. The results of each matchup will be determined by YOU, our faithful readers, in a poll at the bottom of each round.

So who’s ready to see the bracket? You are. So here we go. The regions will be Wisey’s Sandwiches, Georgetown Bars (West Georgetown only, sorry Adams Morgan), Notable Alumni, and Georgetown Traditions.

Click the picture to get a better look at the bracket!
Click the picture to get a better look at the bracket!

 

UPDATED:

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And here is a schedule of the matchups (so you can carefully plan your study schedules around it):

Notable Alumni

Round 1: Monday, March 18th polls open. Wednesday, March 20th, polls close

Bradley Cooper (1) vs. Patrick Ewing (4)bradley cooper patrick ewing

Bill Clinton (2) vs. Zoey Bartlet (3)Bill Clinton Zoey Bartlet

Round 2: Monday, March 25th polls open. Wednesday, March 27th, polls close

Patrick Ewing (4) vs. Bill Clinton (2) 

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Georgetown Traditions

Round 1: Monday, March 18th polls open. Wednesday, March 20th, polls close

Georgetown Day (1) vs. Swimming in Dahlgren Fountain (4)Georgetown Day Swimming in Dahlgren Fountain

Running to the White House (2) vs. Sitting in John Carroll’s Lap (3)white house john carrolls lap

Round 2: Monday, March 25th polls open. Wednesday, March 27th, polls close

Georgetown Day (1) vs. Running to the White House (2) 

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Wisey’s Sandwiches

Round 1: Thursday, March 21st, polls open. Saturday, March 23rd, polls close

Chicken Madness (1) vs. Gangsta Wrap (4)

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Burger Madness (2) vs. Hot Chick (3)

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Round 2: Thursday, March 28th, polls open. Saturday, March 30th, polls close.

Chicken Madness (1) vs. Hot Chick (3)

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Georgetown Bars

Round 1: Thursday, March 21st, polls open. Saturday 23rd, March polls close

The Tombs (1) vs. Mr. Smith (4)The Tombs Mr Smith

Rhino (2) vs. Mason Inn (3)Rhino Mason Inn

Round 2: Thursday, March 28th, polls open. Saturday, March 30th, polls close.

The Tombs (1) vs. Rhino (2)

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Final Four

Hot Chick vs. The Tombs vs. Bill Clinton vs. Georgetown Day

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Polls open Monday, April 1st. Polls close, Saturday, April 6th