A Column of Enchantment: Bah Humbug to You and Yours

Posted by Joseph Nardone on December 25th, 2014

Depending on when this is published it is either the celebration of the world’s most famous carpenter and his birthday or it is the day after. Either way, to you and yours, I hope you have as much fun doing whatever it is that normal people do on the morning after some guy sneaks into your house, steals your cookies, drinks your milk and are forced to feed his reindeer, as every other normal member of the human species. Alas, college basketball.

Somehow Oliver Purnell is Involved in this Christmas Scene

Somehow Oliver Purnell is Involved in this Classic Christmas Scene

For those of you who do not care for Christmas or truly hate spending time with your family, well, there’s some pretty solid news. Despite the Hallmark Channel and the like throwing more bad movies at your picture-box than the SyFy channel could ever dream of, there does happen to be a few college games on the slate. Four in total (that I know of at least). So, I guess, you will have something to watch as you pretend to listen to Aunt Betty’s latest victories in the kitchen. To be completely fair, though, Aunt Betty does make a mean pasta salad. Unfortunately, the four games in Hawaii aren’t all that intriguing. George Washington plays Wichita State; Ohio takes on surprisingly disappointing Nebraska; Colorado will attempt to make Hawaii a non-destination point; and DePaul will play Loyola Marymount. I’d ignore all these games even if you like your family just a little bit, but if you really need to get a college hoops fix then I suggest you watch DePaul continue to pretend to be a semi-competent basketball team. I mean, it is Oliver Purnell‘s farewell tour — I think.

It is no secret that the Blue Demons have floundered under Big Bad Oliver. Being approximately a billion games under .500 just isn’t good (statistic might not be accurate). Still, because DePaul, Purnell has been able to hang onto his job since the athletic department seems to care about winning basketball games as much as it does in learning the true identity of Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer. Like, not a lot. Not to mention that Rudolph’s backstory sure seems fishy. Where are that deer’s parents? His nose is red so that makes him qualified to lead the rest of the more experienced reindeer? You’re telling me that Santa made it all those years in bad weather without the (again, I think?) orphaned-ish reindeer, but he somehow came into power? I am pretty sure Rudolph has some unflattering pictures of Santa somewhere. Nepotism runs deep — even at the North Pole, friends.

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Merry Christmas From RTC…

Posted by rtmsf on December 25th, 2014

Not much in the way of college hoops this week, so all the more reason to spend some quality time with your friends, families and loved ones (we’re looking at you, Fido). Here’s hoping that everyone has a safe and happy holiday. Merry Christmas from your friends at Rush the Court!

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Merry Christmas From Rush the Court!

Posted by rtmsf on December 25th, 2012

Yeah, we know we’re recycling old images but this is a good one and the sentiment is the same. We want to wish everyone  reading Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy your families, gifts and all the trappings that go along with the season — it’s truly a special time of year.

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Merry Christmas From RTC!

Posted by rtmsf on December 25th, 2011

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Merry Christmas From Rush the Court!

Posted by rtmsf on December 25th, 2010

No matter how you choose to spend the holiday season, we here are RTC want to wish all of our readers, correspondents, contributors, groupies, hangers-on, gadflies and collection agencies a very merry Christmas and a safe, fulfilling holiday season.  We only get so many in this hoops-filled journey known as life — we should make them all count.  Keep the enduring spirit of peace and generosity in your heart, and we’ve found that good things will always come your way.  Have a great one, everyone!

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Merry Christmas From Rush the Court!

Posted by rtmsf on December 24th, 2009

It’s one of our favorite holidays around here at RTC, and however you choose to celebrate, please do so safely and with the spirit of peace and generosity in your heart.   Even to your biggest rival.*  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your friends at Rush the Court!

(* there are notable exceptions)

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