People are starting to believe in Penn State men’s basketball.
Yesterday, over 14,000 people watched the Nittany Lions beat the Badgers, 56-52, for the frist time with Ed DeChellis as coach. It took 12 tries over 8 seasons.
Penn State is very tough to play against right now, beating 3 ranked opponents and coming close against #1 Ohio State and #15 Purdue on the road. They are very much in the mix for a NCAA tournament berth, but my prediction is the same as the one I got texted from the Maryland Bureau CHief this weekend: “you can’t spell Nittany without N-I-T.”
I think the Lions will get stuck in the “last four out” scenario they were in 2 years ago. The flame out in the non-conference schedule that included a loss to MAINE is probably too much to overcome unless they do really well in the Big Ten tournament or beat Ohio State in the rematch. In other words — just good enough to break your heart.
National Bohemian beer to be served on draft again – The Sun National Bohemian Beer which is better known for its one-eyed Mr. Boh mascot than taste will be available on draft in Baltimore starting in October. Billed as “from the land of pleasant living” it was the indigenous brew of Baltimore and sponsor of both the Washington Senators (Mickey Mantle‘s 1953 tape measure home run clipped Griffith Stadium’s Mr. Boh sign) and Baltimore Orioles. In fact, I think the O’s and Natty Boh were both owned by the same people before the brewery was sold, closed, etc.
I drank a bottle of Boh at some Fells Point bar back in 2003 or so. The beer was rather unremarkable, but if it were the hometown beer, I wouldn’t be averse to ordering it. It is better than say, Pittsburgh’s Iron City. If I ever go to a Ravens game, I’d order a Natty Boh out of principle. I’ll never go to an Orioles game.
I wouldn’t be surprised if a few places around D.C. put it on draft as well. I’d even be okay with it being served in Nationals Park due to the brand’s history with D.C. baseball, though I would not order it.
Farewell, Justin Maxwell, Olney, Md. native, Maryland Terrapin, 2005 draft pick. You had the talent, but sadly couldn’t put it together with the hometown Washington Nationals. Unless the bases were loaded…