Dead Head Ground?
Did the Dead ever take this act 102 blocks uptown?
We interrupt this long-running discussion about football to ask all the readers a question:
I have a 50-ish co-worker who swears up and down that he saw a Grateful Dead concert at Baker Field sometime in the early 70's. Now I know the Dead played the Columbia campus during the student riots in 1968 and Central Park in 1969, but this guy insists it was in the beloved old football stadium on 218th Street.
Can anyone confirm this?
And don't worry, I'm not a Dead Head. I do really like about 6-7 of their songs and went to one concert of theirs in 1995, but that's about it.
Penn and Harvard Lists Out:
Both the Crimson's and the Quakers' incoming football freshmen lists are out today. At first glance, I don't see any names on either list that were also on our wish list. I will need to do more research, but it's interesting that Harvard took no one from the New York or New Jersey area. Penn's list has a lot of New York/New Jersey/Philly area recruits as usual, including four from my backyard on Long Island.
This leaves Princeton as the only school in the Ivies that has not yet released its incoming freshmen football list. This strikes me as odd since Princeton usually does everything so early and its well-funded athletic department is also first class all the way most of the time.