Patriots rising in Atlantic 11 Poll, the comments are hilarious

Posted In Blog, The Reading List - By Chris Metsala On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 With 0 Comments

For the uninitiated, the Atlantic 11 is a weekly ranking of the top 11 men’s basketball teams from among the 27 Division I men’s basketball programs in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, as determined by a loyal contingent of voters. Each week’s poll also includes a healthy dose of team-specific, pithy comments, submitted by said voters. George Mason rose five spots to #6 this week, even garnering 2 first place votes – and the comments by the voters were pretty funny.

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The Patriots being good again makes me nostalgic for 2006, back when our leaders believed in climate change and fake news meant a hilarious story from The Onion. (Sean McLernon)

Mason takes down Northern Iowa in the “Teams You Never Want to Face in the Early Rounds of the NCAA Tournament Classic.” (Jared Kotler)

I asked my Magic 8 Ball if the Patriots were good, and it said, “Cannot predict now. How can you lose to Towson and Mount St. Mary’s but then turn around and beat Penn State?” Wow, Mattel is getting really specific this Christmas. (Chris Olson)

George Mason has impressive back-to-back wins at Penn, Penn State, PenFed Federal Credit Union, and Colonial Penn Life Insurance. (Andy Minor)

Forget building new roads into the MGM Casino; if George Mason continues this seven-game win streak, the area’s real traffic problem will be getting to the Patriot Center. (Michael Freeman)

George Mason can attribute their surprising victories in Pennsylvania to assistant coach Kellyanne Conway. (Ted Wheeler)

“Not one. Not two. Not three. Not four. Not five. Not six, but seven straight and counting.” – LeBron James regarding George Mason’s return to dominance. (Jake Legere)

George Mason has won seven in a row, including back-to-back wins against Penn St. and U Penn. Watch out Bic, you’re next. (Clay Mowry)

I don’t know if Dave Paulsen told his team that Santa Claus is watching or what, but this seven-game hot streak has been impressive. (Brian Hoysa)

Atlantic11 – DC Sports Bog:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2016/12/12/cavaliers-and-terps-lead-the-atlantic-11-but-here-comes-george-mason/

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About - Chris Metsala is a George Mason alumnus and was one of the founders of the original masonhoops.com site in 1998, which later became CAAZone.com. Chris has attended almost every home game and CAA Tournament from the Ernie Nestor years to present, and covered the team during the 2006 Final Four run. He currently lives in Northern Virginia.

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