Monday, May 22, 2017

Uh, I Don't Think So

About a week ago ran a story with suggestions on how to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first college football game, a rugby-like matchup between Rutgers and Princeton. Among the 10 suggestions for the 2019 celebration was a "single-admission football doubleheader." From the story (italics are mine):
This is one of the most realistic suggestions but also one of the trickiest. Princeton already has announced that it will face Dartmouth at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 9, 2019, to honor the first college football game. Rutgers has an open date on Nov. 9. The easiest solution would be for the Princeton-Dartmouth game to take place at High Point Solutions Stadium before Rutgers faces a non-conference opponent. How about Army or Navy?
But the Yankees don't dissolve partnerships very easily, as Rutgers fans know all too well.
So what about the weekend before Nov. 6? Rutgers is scheduled at Maryland. Maybe the Big Ten could move some parts to get the Scarlet Knights at home as the nightcap to a single-admission doubleheader. Princeton could face one of its Ivy League opponents at High Point Solutions Stadium to start the day.
Green Alert Take: I'm pretty sure the Yankees wouldn't be the only unhappy party with a shift of the Dartmouth-Princeton game from The Bronx to Piscataway, so relax ;-)
The Dartmouth has an interesting story about the trio of Big Green football players who have served missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The three are Justin Call '16, Tanner Aiono '20 and Anders Peterson '20. Find the story HERE.

Interesting, come to think of it, that all three are offensive linemen.
Also in The D are bios of the finalists for The Dartmouth's Male Athlete of the Year. Among them: graduating senior linebacker Flo Orimolade. Find that story HERE.
Away from the gridiron, The Dartmouth has a piece on Alexi Pappas and her new movie Tracktown. We saw the movie last week with That Certain Dartmouth '14, a Pappas teammate, who told us with a chuckle that the character Pappas plays – Plum Marigold – has a wealth of Pappas in her. Find the story HERE and a quick LA Times review HERE.
A headline from a CBS Sports story is click bait of the highest order. Here's the headline and it will be followed by a note to save you from having to click through ;-)

Ryan Fitzpatrick had the oddest offseason job before signing with the Buccaneers
It looks like Fitzpatrick's Harvard degree is finally paying off

The offseason job is teaching how to solve a Rubik's Cube.

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