Perfect Day for Football
With eight hours until game time, it continues to look like we'll have a beautiful day here in New York even though the high winds are expected to kick in just around the 3:30pm kickoff.
Please come out to the game, support the team, and make Columbia look good in front of the Versus cameras on national TV.
L'Estat est Moi?
At last night's pre-Homecoming dinner, Columbia Board of Trustees Chairman Bill Campbell talked about "those attacking the football program."
I certainly hope he's not characterizing those of us who feel we need a coaching change as people who are "attacking the program."
It appears any serious criticism of the coaches is being taken by some as an attack on the players, the school, Mr. Campbell, and probably Roar-EE the mascot too.
This use of the players and the rest of the football program as a human shield is disgusting and indicative of a bunker mentality that will make things worse.
So let me make this perfectly clear:
First and foremost, I want Columbia football to win. I can't wait to eat crow publicly if the Lions beat Penn today, beat Dartmouth next week and so on and so on and so on...
I'd be happy to be the first one to admit he was wrong if somehow this very talented team pulls itself out of a funk that's left them losing 9 of their last 10 games.
We're not winning now, and as even the writers at the student newspaper are beginning to realize, the stubborness of the coaching staff is reason #1.
Until then, I demand better for these players, this school, the alumni, etc.
And I'll be putting my money where my mouth is.
I'll be at the game today with a party of 10.
I'll be cheering my head off.
And I'll be spending time with the players and their families afterward, thanking them for their commitment to Columbia football whether we win or not.
I hope everyone reading this will join me.