Georgia Tech puts the thriller back in the Thriller Dome!

Georgia Tech put “thriller” back in the Thriller Dome with a last second buzzer beater three point shot by Marcus Georges-Hunt to defeat Boston College, 74-71.  This game was postponed from yesterday due to the winter storm in Atlanta.  Things are beginning to thaw out but they were certainly heating up today at McCamish Pavilion.  Back in the day, it was called Alexander Memorial Coliseum, ie. the Thriller Dome.  I don’t know if the nickname applies to the newly reconstructed arena, but it sure is an appropriate description after today’s game.  The Jackets had missed so many three point shots, trailed at the half, 35-34 and were without leading scorer Tre Golden.  But they made a run in the second half, stayed close, led with 19 seconds 70-69. Boston College went up 71-70 with a mere 3.4 seconds left.  Then the magic happened, a beautiful screen provided by Daniel Miller and Georges-Hunt puts up the winning shot, all net.  To add insult to injury for Boston College, they fouled him and he made the free throw.  So, final score GT 74 – Boston College 71.  It was only the second ACC game Georgia Tech has won at home (earlier over Notre Dame) but it was a great game to catch today on this day in Atlanta as the snow and ice begins to melt and go away!

At the Olympics, it was all about men’s figure skating…the short program.  The battle is between Canadian Patrick Chan (currently in 2nd place) and Y. Hanyu of Japan (currently in 1st.  After that, it is all bunched up and very close…American Jason Brown sits in 6th place.  He will perform his “famous” long program tomorrow night to River Dance.   His skate to this music at the US National Championships received over 3 million hits on You Tube!

A sad ending to a phenomenal career for Y. Plushenko.  He injured his aching back in the warm ups and was forced to withdraw.  Very disappointing for him and all of us as well.

And last, but certainly not least…please check out my book Surviving “Paradise” by Susan Willoch Shaver.  It is a funny and entertaining story about a southern woman who relocates to a new place (Sarasota, FL) only to be met by a ridiculous set of people and circumstances.  Crazy neighborhood mayhem, it offers both comedy and drama.  You will find it at for $8.99 in paperback, $4.99 in kindle edition and $4.99 at Barnes and Noble nook.  If you buy a paperback copy, you get the kindle edition for $1.99.  You can simply click on the “Buy the Book” option on the menu bar at the home page of the website ( and it will provide a link which takes you directly to Amazon.

OK, over and out for now!  Olympics and some old movies to watch while I wait for all this weather to finally go away!Surviving Paradise

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