Lions Win Opener!
Written by Bwog Staff
Fooled you. Our boys actually went down 27-10 at their opening game against Fordham this evening, in a predictable start to what Bwog holds out hope will be a less predictable year. But it was a lovely night, and fun was had by all (who weren’t on the field).
Perhaps more of interest–Coach Norries Wilson had some air time this morning on WFAN, the sports network that primarily deals with the New York Mets, New York Giants, New Jersey Devils, and the New Jersey Nets. It was a coup for humble Columbia, and the hosts didn’t let Norries forget it, treating the school more like a charming anachronism than a sporting entity.
“I never think of Columbia winning games,” one said, dredging up the 44-game losing streak, the 46-year Ivies dry spell, the fact that the team has broken .500 only a few times in the last few decades.
Norries held up well under the ribbing.
“It’s harder than I anticipated it being, but we’ve done a great job putting the kids in a position to understand what they need to do to really have a chance to win,” he said. “And the administration here has stepped up and started to give things to the program that I think we need to be successful.”