Out With The Old

I’ve had season tickets to George Mason University basketball games since the Patriot Center  opened it’s doors in 1985.  Back then, Navy was still a member of the CAA and had a guy on their team named David Robinson .  The CAA Championship Tournament for the 1985-1986 season was held at the Patriot Center with Navy  winning over GMU in the championship game.  This was the one and only time the Patriot Center has hosted the CAA Championship Tournament.  I was there and so was the scoreboard in the picture.

After over 25 years of faithful service, the scoreboard has retired.  Its successor is this rookie that first saw action at the George Mason versus Old Dominion game on 4 February 2012.  It gave a solid performance, with the exception of occasionally getting confused over the foul count per player as GMU defeated ODU 54-50 to retain a share of first place in the CAA.  

Groundhog Day 2012

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, so we get to enjoy six more weeks of winter weather.  Based on the exceedingly mild winter weather we’ve been experiencing here to date, six more weeks of days like today (sunny, 60° F, 15.5° C) is fine with me.