Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Almost Time...

10 Days to Go!

290 days worth of the interminable 300 day Ivy League off season are in the books. Now, it's just the home stretch ahead of us before the season finally begins at 12:30 September 18th at home against Fordham.

Speaking of home, REMEMBER that you basically can't take the #1 uptown train to games this season. My advice is to use the A train and take the lovely stroll from the 207th Street stop. Sit at the front of the train so you can get out at the 211th Street/Isham Park exit and then it's just 7 blocks to walk the Baker Athletics Complex on 218th and Broadway. It's a nice walk too!

More options are detailed here.

(This message will be repeated dozens more times on this blog because we want you at the games and not getting lost or frustrated!)

Towson Preview

Week 2 Columbia opponent Towson does not have official game notes with a 2-deep yet, but the Tigers do have a preview their game against Coastal Carolina this Saturday. Interestingly, both schools are coming off a beating by FBS level teams.

Towson is slated as a 5 1/2 point favorite. Week 4 opponent Lafayette is a whopping 20-point favorite over Georgetown, while season opener opponent Fordham and URI are "pick 'em" in the Bronx Saturday night.

Family Connection

Columbia wrestler Josh Houldsworth has a little brother who is a highly sought-after football recruit also with good grades and big dreams.

Ryan Houldsworth is a LB/DE for Holly HS in Holly, Michigan.


If Andrew Hatch ends up starting for Harvard this year, how will that affect the Social Security benefits he is already old enough to be receiving?


At Thu Sep 09, 01:18:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hatch will probably receive automatic admission to Harvard Business School, which they will use as a transfer tactic to restock their football team every year.

At Thu Sep 09, 01:22:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Based on no info other than what I read on your blog, Jake...and my own eternal optimism for Columbia Football....I predict the Fordham game to be a close Columbia victory 23-21.

Chen '82

At Thu Sep 09, 01:24:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There will be no pool left to pay him when he retires, so why worry about it now? (and that's whether dems or rpubs run the coutry!!!)

At Thu Sep 09, 01:33:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hatch is what he is. Everyone needs to get over it and move on. He is just another talented player that needs to be dealt with at game time.

At Thu Sep 09, 03:31:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no interest in Hatch or Harvard football. I think we can stipulate that Harvard has displayed a fair degree of cynicism in the entire sorry episode. I am only interested in the state of our Columbia Lions. If we are healthy, and if Brackett is on the field, we should beat Fordham handily. This is one of Fordhma's weaker teams. But Brackett's health is a critical X factor.

At Thu Sep 09, 04:16:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 5th poster....I certainly hope you are right...but overconfidence has never really been rewarded in my 31 years of watching the Lions.

At Thu Sep 09, 02:29:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Lions!

At Sat Sep 11, 04:24:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get down as much as you can afford and fade little Rhoadie. This battle of the Rams will be over early.


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