My Message to the Graduates: Don't Fumble!
The Columbia Spectator says "Lost" star and former Columbia football player Matthew Fox, (class of 1989), will speak at the Columbia College "Class Day" graduation ceremony. Perhaps Fox will spend some time defending the good things athletics and athletic programs do for Ivy League schools, including bringing kids from Wyoming like him to New York City when they otherwise would never have left their hometowns.
I don't watch "Lost," but I used to check out "Party of Five" years ago and I always though Fox was a good actor. The fact that he regularly talks of his experiences as a Columbia football player is gratifying to say the least.
Fox joins other actors like Brian Dennehy and Ed Harris who have a connection to Columbia football. Dennehy is a pretty visible supporter of the program, and I hope someone from the athletics department has the smarts to grab Fox during graduation week and convince him to make some appearances as well.