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Recon: Presbyterian

Dayton welcomes an entire religion to the Arena

The Flyers have another “friends and family” game tomorrow, taking on the Presbyterian Blue Hose on Saturday afternoon. UD laid an aerial assault against a game Western Michigan team to move to 6-5 on the season, a night which saw Obi Toppin dunk on errrrrybody. With one landmine out of the way, Flyer Nation turns its lonely eyes to the dirty Proddy Dogs of Presbyterian. There are apparently just over a million Presbyterians in the country and I have never met one.

The nickname “Blue Hose” is derived from the blue socks the PC football team wore during the early 1900’s. Inexplicably, the PC basketball does not wear blue socks. How do you fuck that up? Madness. Additionally, Presbyterian’s mascot is a “Warrior Scotsman” named Scottie. Shouldn’t the mascot be a guy sweating in a cheap suit while calling a prostitute? I need a job in college administration.

Presbyterian is 6-6 on the year, coming off a loss to Butler on Tuesday, a game in which the Blue Hose blew a 14 point lead, bowing out to the Bulldogs 76-67. PC is an absolutely deplorable defensive squad, there’s no need to get into details, just know that Dayton will be the George Zimmerman to PC’s Trayvon Martin. On the plus side, the Blue Hose are one of the best three-point shooting teams in the nation. They shoot just over 40% as a team and nearly half of their shot attempts come from behind the arc. This would seem like a scary proposition for a team that seems to give up really good looks around the perimeter like UD.

Presbyterian is led by by freshman combo-guard Adam Flagler. Flagler (15.9 ppg/40% 3fg) is craft with the ball in his hands and is a dead-eye shooter from the perimeter. Diminutive guard Davon Bell is a giver, currently ranking fourteenth in the nation in assist rate (38.5!). CJ Younger knocked down nine threes against VMI and does little else beside camping outside the three-point line where he is shooting 45%. Francois Lewis (14.9 ppg) is the team’s second leading scorer, yet another three-point threat for the Hose. Lewis lost eligibility last season during the spring semester because he treated school like a hobby and not an meaningful pursuit of knowledge. Let that be a lesson to us all.

Don’t be too worried about this one, guys. Dayton should have its way with the Blue Hose early and often. The Flyers should be able to gobble up 40+ points in the paint, Toppin and Cunningham will have a nice day for themselves. Flyers 84, Proddys 68.

Please listen to these five Christmas songs when you are drunk on the ‘nog:

  1. Donny Hathaway – “This Christmas”
  2. The Pogues – “Fairytale of New York”
  3. Otis Redding – “Merry Christmas Baby”
  4. Darlene Love – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
  5. Weezer – “The Christmas Song”

All the rest of the holiday songs are garbage.

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