A loyal reader writes in:
I wonder what Reggie Williams and Nick Lowery are going to bet for next week's AFC Championship game.
Williams '76 was a standout linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals, playing on the Super Bowl XVI and XXIII teams. Entering this season only one player had appeared in more than the 206 games he played in with the team. His 14 seasons were third in team history. And he was fourth in career sacks for the Bengals with 62.5.
Lowery '78, is in the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame as the leading scorer in team history with 1,466 points in his 14 seasons with the team. He kicked playoff game-winners against the Raiders in 1992 and the Steelers in '94. Like Williams, he's a former winner of the Byron "Whizzer" White Humanitarian Award.
The Dartmouth columnist Justin Kramer has a piece headlined, Breaking Down Dartmouth Athletics’ Geographical Diversity that includes this graphic (LINK):
Although he made it official a while back, this was posted several days ago on the UConn football site:
Joe Yukica, who served as football coach of New Hampshire Wildcats, Boston College, and Dartmouth, died on Saturday. He was 90. Yukica was the offensive line coach at Dartmouth from 1961-65, then served as coach of New Hampshire from 1966-67 before moving on to take over at BC from 1968-77 and then returned to Dartmouth as head coach in 1978 where he won three Ivy League championships. Yukica, who also played tight end for Penn State from 1949-52, was also inducted into the Boston College Varsity Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. He was the founding member of the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
I dragged Mrs. BGA out for a refreshing hike up the mountain yesterday and when we got to the trailhead we saw four people pulling up yellow gaiters and strapping on snowshoes. I suppose I could have told them before they set off that the snow on the trail had been stomped down so much that hiking shoes like ours would have been more practical than waddling on hard pack with unnecessary snowshoes. But I'm going to guess they figured that out when we passed them on the way down while they were still struggling their way up. As Mrs. BGA surmised, they might have gotten the snowshoes for Christmas and were probably happy just to give them a go . . . so who am I to ruin their, uh, fun?