Our Best Foot Forward
I’m 1,000,000% certain that the people who laughed at and heckled veteran Anthony Maschek last week at Columbia were NOT student-athletes.
In fact, I'm willing to bet that none of the hecklers has even been to a Columbia sporting event.
I hope at least some of them weren’t actually students, but I’m not holding my breath.
Anyhow, I think the athletic department and the football team in particular can make lemonade out of this batch of lemons.
I’d like to see each and every one of our veteran students, grad and undergrad, honored at halftime of a Columbia football game this fall.
But since that’s about seven months away, I think honoring them at one of the remaining basketball games at Levien Gymnasium would be a very classy touch.
Giving some of the vets the chance to throw out the first pitch at an upcoming baseball game at our fabulous new ballpark is a good idea too.
Imagine how great it will be for the news organizations to play sound of a deafening roar of the crowd when these veterans are introduced.
Let’s show the world not just how great Columbia is, but how much greater the Columbia student-athletes are when compared to the “norm.“
I invite everyone who reads this to join me in this cause.