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To clarify, today is NOT any kind of official beginning of Columbia football camp.
The players will probably start practicing on Monday.
But they’re coming back on campus bit by bit, hour by hour and our long wait for another season of football is almost over.
If you ever feel left out because Ivy League football is not as popular or given as much due as BCS football… well, this story is for you.
The fact that payoffs, prostitutes, and abortions are part of what boosters provide at schools like Miami is probably not a surprise for any of you.
What is somewhat surprising is the NCAA is basically admitting that it doesn’t want to issue the “death penalty” to the U. because it would cost the BCS system so much money and could spark an all-out mutiny against the NCAA.
What a disgusting tangled web of junk the NCAA has become at the BCS level. If you aren’t relieved to see Ivy League football after reading stories like this, then you never will.
Speaking of death penalty’s Columbia was actually a beneficiary of the famed SMU death penalty back in the mid-1980’s
They snagged a strong transfer named John Robinson who made a nice contribution to the team in 1987.
Would Columbia want to even touch anyone from this tainted U. of Miami program if the team indeed gets the death penalty and the players become eligible for transfers anywhere?
Well, if we get access to upstanding young men like Robinson who would be innocent victims in this travesty I say: “Yes!”
But I doubt the NCAA will do the right thing here, and I’m not really sure there are too many players who are even eligible academically to play in the Ivies.
But all it takes is one…
Top 100 Moments of 2010
#30: Waking Up
Columbia entered the locker room at halftime trailing 31-7 to Yale and spent most of the 3rd quarter not doing much to change that.
But with a little more than four minutes left in the quarter, the Lions took over at the Yale 43 and finally got something going.
The key play was a six yard run by QB Sean Brackett on a 4th and 5 at the Eli 27.
But the prettiest play was the 23-yard TD pass Brackett threw two plays later to TE Andrew Kennedy in the back of the end zone.
The score made it 31-14, but no one though the Lions were back in it quite yet.