Saturday, January 02, 2010

Going Bowling

Chip Kelly & Cliff Montgomery, from Columbia to the Rose Bowl

Watching the college bowl games this time of year is a mixed bag for Ivy football fans.

It's great seeing the game we love played so well, (mostly), by the best teams in the college ranks.

But there are downsides too.

We often find ourselves wondering how many of these players are actually legitimate students?

How many of them, even at this highest level, realize that there's only the slightest chance they'll play in the NFL?

The list goes on.

But it's also a great time to look back on history. There weredozens of articles on the wires and Internet yesterday recalling Columbia's 7-0 win over Stanford in the 1934 Rose Bowl.

And I thought it was interesting that there was another Columbia connection to the "Grandaddy of Them All" established yesterday.

Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly got his coaching start under Ray Tellier in the early 1990' at Columbia. The Ducks fell to Ohio State, but Kelly's career story is impressive so far.

Go get 'em next year, Chip!

December Numbers

Hits to this blog were up 32.4% year over year in December. Imagine if there actually some GAMES in December! Thanks again, everyone.


At Mon Jan 04, 09:43:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake, we should note that Lou Miller is wrestling again and took the Ohio State man to the wire at 197. Incredible!


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