2019 Georgetown Hoyas Look-alikes

Discussion in 'Butler Basketball' started by ButlerGoalie, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. ButlerGoalie

    ButlerGoalie Well-Known Member

    We might have reached peak look-alike. We now have teams that will be going through their third and fourth LAL treatment in the coming weeks. I'm going to try and keep things as fresh as I can, but there might be some ideas that are just way out there.

    Like this one.

    I've already done a proper thread and a DC politician thread, so this time I decided to keep up with mini-theme of the season about weird mascots. Sure, Jack the Bulldog is their mascot, but officially they are the Hoyas. For the last 44 years (yes, I'm old), I simply just assumed that "hoya" was some sort of uppity word bulldog. Boy, was I mistaken...


    Apparently, a Hoya is a climbing or sprawling evergreen shrub with ornamental foliage and waxy flowers, native to Southeast Asia and the Pacific and grown as a greenhouse or indoor plant. Yeah, the Georgetown Fighting Asian Shrubs. Wow. Mind = blown.

    Of course, to save face, the official explanation has something to do with Stonewalls (is that really better?) and Latin.


    But to hell with it, I'm going with the Fighting Shrubs today. I may keep the Stonewalls handy for future reference though.

    [​IMG] Jahvon Blair and the Eastern Arborvitae [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Jamorko Pickett and the Hebe Shrub [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Mac McClung and the Virginia Sweetspire [​IMG]

    [​IMG] James Akinjo and the Japanese Kerria [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Jagan Mosely and the Oregon Grape [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Greg Malinowski and the Gold Dust Plant [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Jessie Govan and the Spruce Tree [​IMG]

    [​IMG] George Muresan and the Red Twig Dogwood [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Jaden Robinson and the Fairy Duster [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Josh LeBlanc and the Scarlet Buckeye [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Kaleb Johnson and the Purple Beautyberry [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Trey Mourning and the Paraguay Nightshade [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Grayson Carter and the Firecracker Flower [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Omer Yurtseven and the Siberian Peashrub [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Assistant Coach Akbar Waheed and the Smoke Tree [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Assistant Coach Robert Kirby and Common Barberry [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Assistant Coach Louis Orr and the Golden Dew Drop [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Head Coach Patrick Ewing and the Winged Spindle Tree [​IMG]

    As always, GO DAWGS!!!
  2. kmacker69

    kmacker69 Well-Known Member VIP Member

    When you go out there, you shoot for way out in right field with a tennis puck! ;) It was funny and disturbing at the same time! I was chuckling the whole time though...
  3. WestLoopDog

    WestLoopDog Well-Known Member VIP Member

    What’s even funnier is imagining a Georgetown fan coming to the site for the first time, seeing the look-alikes and wondering, “WTF?”

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  4. BoyGeoff

    BoyGeoff Well-Known Member VIP Member

    Flora and Fauna. Hmm. Perhaps some weed got in there?

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  5. shoeevv

    shoeevv Well-Known Member VIP Member

  6. ButlerNut

    ButlerNut Well-Known Member VIP Member


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