Thursday, November 24, 2011

He Wobbles And He Gobbles

That Certain Hanover High Graduate is bringing a couple of college friends up the mountain for Thanksgiving dinner. Her oldest friend (and family) will also be coming after the annual touch football game, this year to be played in the snow ;-).

Old friends, new friends, family and touch football. Does it get any better than that?

It was back when TCHHG and her best friend were in daycare that the girls taught us a song we may just have to trot out today:
Albuquerque is a turkey
And he's feathered and he's fine
And he wobbles and he gobbles
And he's absolutely mine!

He's the best pet you can get yet
Better than a dog or cat
He's my Albuquerque turkey
And I'm awfully proud of that!

And my Albuquerque turkey
Is so happy in his bed
Because for our Thanksgiving Dinner
We have egg foo yung instead!

Enjoy your turkey - or egg foo yung ;-)

The Harvard Crimson has a posting about the Bushnell Cup that includes this:
. . . (O)ne big award—the largest of them all—remains: the Asa S. Bushnell Cup, given annually to the Ivy League’s MVP. In all likelihood, the Cup will go to one of three players: Dartmouth running back Nick Schwieger, Harvard defensive tackle Josue Ortiz, or Cornell quarterback Jeff Mathews.
Actually, there's been a sea change this year. From a press release that went out yesterday (bold-face is mine):
For the second-consecutive year, the Ivy League and the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) are partnering to co-host the presentation of the Asa S. Bushnell Cup, which honors the Ivy League Football Players of the Year, as part of the festivities surrounding the 54th NFF Annual Awards Dinner in New York City. For the first time in the award's 41-year history, the Ivy League is recognizing Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, honoring each as a recipient of the Asa S. Bushnell Cup from their respective sides of play.
The presentation will be made in the Astor Room at the Waldorf-Astoria on Monday, Dec. 5, at 11:30 a.m.

Which Holy Cross and Colgate players Dartmouth faced this year were selected to the All-Patriot League team?
First Team
WR Gerald Mistretta, Holy Cross (Jr.)
OL Mike McCabe, Holy Cross (Sr.)
LB Ricky Otis, Holy Cross (Sr.)
DB Chandler Fenner, Holy Cross (Sr.)
P Corey Page, Holy Cross (Sr.)

Second-Team Offense
QB Ryan Taggart, Holy Cross (Sr.)
WR Mike Fess, Holy Cross (So.)
OL Sean Whited, Holy Cross (Sr.)

Second-Team Defense
DL Jack Maliska, Holy Cross (Jr.)
DL Mike Tucker, Holy Cross (So.)
LB Chris DiMassa, Colgate (Sr.)
LB C.J. Martin, Holy Cross (Sr.)
DB Tom Mannix, Holy Cross (Jr.)
Wow. Not much Colgate representation there.

The Sports Network has posted its list of coaching changes and it includes Columba, Fordham and Massachusetts from Northeast FCS teams.

Big news out of Yale regarding the Rhodes Scholarship, huh? Yup, Hanover High grad Helen Jack was awarded the Rhodes. She's double-majoring in molecular, cellular and developmental biology and in international studies.

Former Dartmouth shortstop Matt Klentak '02 has been hired as assistant general manager of the California/Los Angeles/Anaheim whatever-they-are-now Angels. The Los Angeles Times has a note. I hadn't seen this Pursue The Passion story about Klentak, but for anyone chasing a job, it's worth reading.

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