It's, uh, Signing Day Week? Although the early signing day in December saw a significant portion of high school seniors "sign" with their intended college football programs, most of the rest will make it official Wednesday. (Of course it's not official in the Ivy League until spring because the Ivies don't use the national Letter of Intent.)
So why the graphic about this year's football camp in Hanover? Because for a good percentage of the seniors who are headed this way their first good look at campus – and the coaches' first good look at them – came at the Buddy Teevens Football Camp. Check the dates above and you can be pretty sure you'll see some future Dartmouth football players in Hanover on those days.
When a story popped up on my screen this morning under the headline, Eagles lucky their play-calling madness didn’t give away title, I figured someone might be taking a shot at Ryan Paganetti '14, whose familiarity with analytics has him in the Philadelphia Eagles' booth helping share information and suggestions with the team's coaches before plays. But nope, the Phil Mushnick column in the New York Post had nothing to do with Paganetti, who spent a little time in a Dartmouth uniform before injuries ended his bid for playing time as a running back and will now be the proud owner of a Super Bowl ring.
The mention actually had to do with Dartmouth basketball. From the story:
What was the first clue? During Saturday’s Dartmouth-Columbia on SNY, Dartmouth’s Brendan Barry hit a 3. Play-by-play man Lance Medow next noted that “Barry is a cousin of NBA great Rick Barry — on his father’s side.”Think about it ;-)
•Something I would not know if I hadn't gotten an email enlightening me. The fellow in the Tide commercials during the Super Bowl broadcast was David Harbour, a Dartmouth '97.
•As noted last week, the Ivy-Pioneer Football League scheduling is being discussed on the Any Given Saturday message board with those who question the merit of associating with the non-scholarship PFL suggesting it doesn't exactly help the Ivy League's competitive football image.
Last fall Dartmouth opened with Stetson of the PFL. Stetson has released its schedule for the upcoming season and opens with games against NAIA schools Point and Waldorf. For the record, Point went 3-8 last year, allowing more than 50 points five times. Waldorf? One of its wins was by forfeit.
•And for your entertainment, the NFL 2018 Bad Lip Reading came out several days ago. Enjoy!