Darth Vader of G'Town

As part of Page 2's Heroes and Villains Week, Ralph Wiley explains why his ultimate villain is John Thompson.

Updated: April 24, 2003, 1:46 PM ET
By Ralph Wiley | Page 2 columnist

Admit it. In your all-time favorite moments of college basketball, John Thompson was there. Wasn't he?

Sure he was.

And in your worse nightmares, he was there.

John Thompson was the great Father Villain of the great Jesuit university of Georgetown. He turned a village of lawyers into Georgetown by John Thompson. As Evil Empires go, he made the Soviets look like the Smurfs.

He was Dark Vader. And some of you still can't admit to yourself the (to ...

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