Time's Running Down
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Blast from the Past
Veteran sportswriter Robert Lipsyte has an interesting new piece in The Nation, and it all starts with a story about the role a particular Columbia sports coach played in the 1968 riots. You have to read how it ends.
I'll let you judge the piece for yourselves, but I think it's obvious that Lipsyte is not considering the tremendous academic and physical commitment of Columbia and other Ivy school athletes.
If he did, he might have his whole world view thrown for a loop!
Were just 50 days away from the beginning of the 2011 season, about about three weeks from the start of training camp. But the new season is even closer for our week one opponent Fordham.
The Rams kickoff at Connecticut in just 34 days at Big East powerhouse UConn and I would guess that training camp begins the Bronx in the next 10 days.
For the record, week two opponent U. Albany starts its season in just 36 days on September 3rd at Patriot League powerhouse Colgate. Week four opponent Sacred Heard starts at home against Marist also on September 3rd
We’re getting close folks… really close.
Top 100 Moments of 2010
#50: You Gotta Have Heart
With 5:31 left in the 4th, the Lions began their final possession trailing 27-13 and without any real hope of winning the week five game against Penn.
But you wouldn’t have known that by the determined way Columbia closed out the game fighting.
On the first series, the Lions beat a 4th and 7 with an eight yard pass from Sean Brackett to Nico Gutierrez.
Several plays later, Brackett converted a 4th and 2 with an eight yard run to the Penn 28.
On the next play, with just 19 seconds left, Brackett found Kurt Williams for a 15 yard gain to the Quaker 13.
Two incomplete passes followed and the game ended.
On one hand, it was just another opportunity lost at Franklin Field that day.
On the other hand, it was five and a half minutes of strong evidence that Brackett and Co. don’t quit.