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How a Grudge Match Between Legends Went Down in Jelleff

GM was reminded of a fantastic article from Deadspin a few years ago by the great DC writer Dave McKenna. It is all about the decades-long grudge between John Thompson Jr., the legendary Hoya basketball coach, and Morgan Wootten, the equally legendary basketball coach from Dematha high school. And perhaps the most pointed moment of the rivalry took place at the Jelleff Boys and Girls Club here in Georgetown.

As the article explains, Wootten was already a legend when Thompson, a DC native, took over the coaching job at St. Anthony’s high school in the late 1960s. Thompson was quickly successful at building a program at St. Anthony’s, and Wootten allegedly wasn’t interested in doing anything to help Thompson. The story goes that Wootten actively undermined Thompson and took steps to avoid playing St. Anthony’s. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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BID Rolls Out New Branding Video

As part of an effort to refresh its brand, the Georgetown BID released a new video that genuinely makes Georgetown look way cooler that it actually is. With plenty of blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shots, it’s a tad overwhelming. But if it helps turn around the vacancies, all the better!

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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