A Guy Went to a Columbia Football Game
Written by Bwog Staff
This season has not been kind to Columbia football, to say the least. And, for those of you who didn’t tune into today’s game, the Lions suffered a 41-62 loss at the hands of the Cornell’s Big Red, which is actually a bear. (No more random than Dartmouth’s mascot, so we’ll cut the Ithacans some slack.)
But it’s not all bad. Bwog would be remiss not to point you to Willie Geist’s piece for Grantland, in which he braves the 1 train and not-quite-four-quarters of Ivy League football with his 4-year-old daughter in tow. Geist, likely unwittingly, hits on some essential Columbiana:
You’ve been meaning to dust off the tuxedo and see Don Giovanni at the Met. You’ll probably have some champagne and light hors d’oeuvres while you’re there.
All he forgot was the concert report, due in class on Monday.
I stretched our day into the fourth quarter by letting Lucie draw in the game program — she colored in the head shot of Columbia University president Lee Bollinger.
Bwog, like Geist’s pre-school aged daughter, is fascinated with PrezBo. Indeed, we’ve helped you to fill in many-a-square on your “The Faces of Lee Bollinger” bingo game. You’ve seen PrezBo the football fan and PrezBo the runner/swim team enthusiast. We’ve provided incisive analysis of the aforementioned headshot, and carved his face on pumpkins.
If all of that isn’t enough to entice you to read the piece, Geist refers to Harvard as “The Golden Pants” throughout.
Running with the pigskin via GoColumbiaLions
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