Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Media Darlings

First off, strong congratulations go to the Columbia men’s basketball team for yet another nail-biting win Saturday evening to go 2-0 in the Ivies this season and 11-5 overall.

Winning the tight games that go down to the wire are usually the best measure of a good team, and new Coach Kyle Smith is getting real results.

A huge test comes just four nights from now at Harvard when the Lions will take on the preseason Ivy favorite Crimson.

The New York Times featured great Lion WR John Siegel this weekend in a preview piece for the NFC championship game.

I tried to interview Siegel, who was Sid Luckman’s favorite target both at Columbia and in Chicago, a few years ago but he was very hard of hearing and it just didn’t work over the phone. The Times reporter obviously got to meet him face-to-face, and for that I am jealous.

But Siegel was able to tell me that he’s a bit miffed that he hasn’t been elected to the Columbia sports hall of fame. Perhaps that is something that will change in the years to come.

ESPN Los Angeles is now running a daily show co-hosted by two Columbians.

They ar broadcaster and Columbia alum Max Kellerman, and football god-turned-broadcaster Marcellus Wiley! “Max and Marcellus” airs weekdays from 10am to 2pm Pacific Time.

Incoming freshman Sean Coffinger has been named to the Phoenix-area’s 5A-I Fiesta All-Region 1st team.


At Tue Jan 25, 09:15:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading your write-up. Siegel and all the other great Columbia Football Players of our Golden Football Era should be inducted together into the Columbia Hall of Fame. We should recognize with much pride the fact that during Columbia's Golden Football Era many of our players were the best in the United States and therefore the equivalent of the top football players in America today.

At Tue Jan 25, 11:17:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shoop to Vandy as DC. Also, the son of Dartmouth's OC to Vandy.

At Wed Jan 26, 05:50:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake, I hear that our class is probably going to be complete within a week or so. If that is the case we probably already have at least 15 and perhaps as many as 20 recruits who have committed. Yet there is a paucity of information. Why is this information held so close to the vest. Once a recruit is "offered" and accepts, am I correct that no other school should approach him?


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