From the Fordham Folks...
Since I think I have sufficiently frightened everyone here about the difficulties one often encounters when trying to get to Fordham, I'm expecting some of you to actually get to the game on Sept. 15th a little early.
A reader from Fordham has let me know about a nice fan-friendly event they're planning for the hours before the game:
"Our Rams have a big test this weekend before we can start thinking about you guys. However, as a fan I'm already looking forward to another Liberty Cup game and a chance at some revenge for last year's drubbing.
I wasn't sure where else to post this but I was also hoping you could help me spread the word here to your fan base. We're going to have a Fordham Kids Park open 2 hours prior to the 6pm kickoff next week. More details are on the Fordham board
but we'd love all fans, not just Ram fans, to be able to take advantage of it and hopefully have a great gameday while visiting us in the Bronx. There will be 3 "jumpers" there - a slide, an obstacle course and a regular jumper - and our cheerleaders will be there doing facepainting for the young'ns. They'll be more than happy to do a nice powder blue CU on any little cheeks as long as you all don't mind that they'll only be provided with maroon paint and there's a very good chance they'll misspell 'CU' by using an 'F' but it'll still look cute as hell (the misspell comment is my alley-oop for you guys).
Again, looking forward to a great one. Hope anyone coming up also knows they can make a nice day of it in the typically under-explored Bronx by going to the adjacent Bronx Zoo, Botanical Gardens and Little Italy in the Bronx for a pre game celebration or to drown out those post game sorrows."
Now there may be some kind of CU-sponsored activities that night, so make sure you don't commit yourself to a Fordham event first, but I think this is a nice attraction for fans with kids and of course, Columbia has many of the same kinds of kid-friendly atttractions at our home games.
And ALSO, if you have the hard copy of today's New York Times handy, check out page D-4 of the sports section, it includes a nice ad for the Liberty Cup game that appears to have been co-sponsored by Columbia and Fordham.