Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!




If you want to be happy today... just stare at this picture as much as you can.

Columbia fans know what this is.

It's the single best moment of the 2009 season and, in my view, the single best moment of the decade in Columbia football.

I can't think of a better way to close out another year for this blog other than posting this picture and thanking all of the readers here for your continued support and visits.

Bigger and better in 2010!

11 Comments:

At Thu Dec 31, 09:20:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great picture. Obviously the Brown game, looks like number 6, Mr. Shalbrack, picking off a pass? Can't remember when this play occurred, but it probably made me feel good seeing it.

Happy New Year to all Lion fans!

 
At Thu Dec 31, 10:52:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger Kevin said...

Thanks to you for your daily posts and insights. It adds a lot to following Columbia football which is on the brink of challenging for the Ivy title. The photo, of course, is the lateral that turned a nice interception into a spectacular TD that turned around the Brown game. You're right, it may be the top moment of the decade.

 
At Fri Jan 01, 12:17:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a daydreamer and this was my dream play. Now I'm dreaming about an Ivy League Championship Trophy. Go Lions!

 
At Fri Jan 01, 04:09:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Brown fan, staring at this photo did not make me very happy at all.

Nevertheless, Happy New Year to all and best wishes to Columbia football next season (with the obvious exception of the last week of the season).I think I like you guys second-best, and mind it the least when you beat us (as opposed to, say, Harvard, which makes me downright furious).

 
At Fri Jan 01, 04:32:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger Ann said...

This play is like the opposite of the ball going thru bill buckners leg. with both events I still say " I cant believe what I just saw !!!!

 
At Sat Jan 02, 01:01:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still can't get over that play. And I''d like to return the compliment to the Brown fan; I've said for a long time that the Brown fans are the classiest opponents we have. They also have a terrific coach who is a real gentleman (after the Brown game he apparently thanked Lou Miller for graduating!)

 
At Sat Jan 02, 04:30:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake, thanks again for all you do. I have during the last half year had to travel all over the world. Wherever I might find myself, finding some place and way of reading your blog is simply a necessity. Happy New Year!
Agree about Brown and its fans. As disappointing as it was two years ago when Brown celebrated its championship after beating us on our turf, I found myself pleased that it was Brown that had won the title. It has no natural advantages, e.g., the hype of HYP, the Palestra or even an ag school. When it wins it's because it finds ways of out-recruiting, out-coaching and out-playing its competitors, as CU must do to win.
Lastly, I too can't believe that lateral play, even though I saw it with my own eyes. It brings a smile to my face each time I review it or think of it.
-Dr.V

 
At Sat Jan 02, 05:56:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger DOC said...

Happy New Year and many thanks Jake, for all you do for CU football, to the classy Brown fan who represents himself and his University well, and to my fellow Columbians who dare to dream of future greatness. Thats what makes being a loyal fan so wonderful-no matter what happens the dream of an Ivy Championship lives on.....

 
At Sat Jan 02, 08:51:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too saw "THAT PLAY" which turned the last game around in spite of the loss of several All-Ivy defensive selections on our team.
The Lions could have beaten Harvard or Penn on that day. We took ourselves out of each of those games early in the first quarter. Wait 'til nexr year

 
At Sat Jan 02, 10:10:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And on the day we beat Princeton and took Lafayette to the wire, we could have beaten Harvard or Penn as well. It's part of the growing process. NW has put in the foundations; onward and upward in '10!

 
At Sun Jan 03, 10:24:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger cathar said...

With all the talk of great running backs on this site lately, does anyone know the state of Jordan Culbreath's health (which I gather is precarious)? I feel pretty bad for the kid, even as I I doubt very much his recovery would be helped by news that Princeton fired the coach who oversaw his development as a back.

As for class fans, I'd like to add the very nice folks from Central Connecticut State who came down our way a few months ago. They shared their food and drink, they applauded good plays from both sides, their team played a good, clean game. And their band played Columbia's songs much better than our band ever will.

 

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