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Stumbling across a postcard for sale for 75¢ on something called postcardstop.com I couldn't help but think that except for the sons of alums on the Dartmouth roster, virtually no one in a uniform this fall probably has any recollection of what Memorial Field looked like prior to these east stands being replaced before the 2006 season.
•If he'd taken a different direction with his career, Dartmouth Athletic Director Harry Sheehy might well have been the AD at a big-time school scrambling to find a new conference for his football or basketball team. He told the Berkshire Eagle:
"Those guys are doing the job they were all hired to do, Those folks are revenue driven, and they need to be positioned as well as they can. It would be a dereliction of duty for an athletic director or a president at those levels (who) didn’t try to work out all of those machinations to their best advantage.
"I’m thankful to not be a part of it, quite honestly."Probably more thankful than ever this morning.
•If you were around in the mid-90s you remember the original The Sports Weekly, a high-quality newspaper dedicated to Dartmouth athletics. (An aside: TSW was printed at the local daily for a time when I worked there and it wasn't much fun grabbing a still-wet copy and discovering we'd been scooped ;-). The Sports Weekly was started by Brad Parks, now a successful mystery writer. Those who remember Brad or the paper may get a kick out of his humorous duet at the International Thriller Writers ThrillerFeast.