Monday, January 09, 2017

What You Want To Hear

Whether the Texas high school quarterback chooses Dartmouth or not, the Tweet he posted is the kind of thing you like to read when a potential recruit comes through Hanover :
Had an incredible official visit at Dartmouth!! Some of the best people you'll ever meet.
That's off the Twitter feed of Aledo, Texas senior Dillon Davis, who quarterbacked his team to a 16-0 record and a state title this fall. Davis completed 189-of-311 passes for 3,769 yards and 45 touchdowns with 11 interceptions this year as he became the fourth brother to come off the family ranch outside of town and win a state title.

Watch a video about his team's season-opening nailbiter produced by the Star-Telegram HERE, and check out his senior highlights HERE.
The past couple of days have seen local voices present very different angles on the hotly debated Dartmouth indoor practice facility issue. Joe Asch offers his take about the Town-Gown Fieldhouse Spat on Dartblog, writing that . . .
 . . . the College did not reckon with the NIMBY selfishness of the new structure’s residential neighbors, and the intellectual sloppiness of the Town of Hanover’s Planning Board.
In the Valley News, columnist and onetime sportswriter Jim Kenyon issues tips his hand at the outset, writing:
As a die-hard sports enthusiast, I probably should be more gung-ho about Dartmouth’s effort to build a massive indoor practice facility near Thompson Arena.
Neighborhood be damned.
But I’m finding it harder and harder these days to root for the home team. I’m not talking about Dartmouth football, hockey, basketball or other squads. It’s the institution, as a whole, that troubles me.
It was 5.2 degrees below zero this morning when Griff and I headed out to get the newspaper ;-)