Dartmouth football team goes U of Miami on Holy Cross. Is nothing sacred?

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<p>Lock up the women and children, the Dartmouth football team is coming!!!</p>

<p>Slipper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You got some 'splainin' to do!!!</p>

<p>Yeah...since when does an Ivy football team represent a school?</p>

<p>Tell that espn,which seems to think Miami is the worst school in the country because of the idiots on its football team, get coker out and stop recruiting thugs...DA U</p>

<p>…hey, Dartmouth is a tough school; don’t let the SAT scores fool you.
If the spirit strikes, we’ll kick your lily-ase for stepping sideways across the green.</p>

<p>The backstory:
Having just lost a tough game in overtime, the forlorn boys of the football team were informed that Dean of Admissions, Carl Furstenberg, had decided to move on to more effete concerns and predictably (…damn good coaching) overcome with joy, the offensive line started throwing their fists into the air in glorious celebration and, alas, into anything else within their sinewy reach (there were reports from those on the sideline that tears of joy were observed caking-up in the black-shading below their, now, ecstatic eyes). </p>

<p>…you know, not all of us geniuses wander the halls dreamily translating Cattalus: that’s just marketing. Sometimes we just wanna give out a good ase whooping. </p>

<p>Just a heads-up to the pencil-neck geeks awandering in the Hanover woods.</p>

<p>First, football seems to attract a "thug" mentality probably more than other sports.</p>

<p>Second, frankly, I loved it when the teams slug it out. It makes for good tv watching.</p>

<p>Slipper, I have learned long ago that no matter how insignificant a program is, the actions of its members can affect the image of the university. Take the Duke Lacrosse incident. I didn't even know Lacrosse was a sport until recently. Duke Basketball is one thing but Lacrosse? And yet, we all know how the allegations against their players, regardless of guilt, affected the school's image. Now a small brawl between football players is not nearly as bad, but to say that football players, even at an Ivy League, do not represent their school is too simplistic.</p>


<p>I'm guessing you are not an athlete.
What's more, I'm guessing that you did not read the original article on ESPN.com--probably not a regular reader there...me neither. </p>

<p>However, the Duke fiasco was on 60 minutes, every major and minor newspaper, on every network, discussed at the water-cooler, protests organized by the professionals in this business of protesting 24/7 for 6 months …even had some entrepreneurs designing action figures for the kids (tasteless, but profitable). </p>

<p>otoh, my parents in New Jersey had never even heard about the rambunctiousness at Dartmouth until I brought it up while trying to prove that not all Ivy-league boys are effete wimps transfixed on computers and calculators.</p>

<p>...sounds like wishful thinking on your part; and fwiw: watch your back if you happen to be awander in Hanover. Now you know. :-)</p>

<p>Fountainsiren, I ran the 100 meters in 10.34 seconds back in high school and I was ranked among the top 50 tennis players in France when I was 14 years old. So I would not say that I am not an athlete. But you are correct in assuming that I did not keep track of the Duke incident...or of the Dartmouth football brawl.</p>

<p>I also clearly stated that the Duke incident was obviously on a much grander scale than any small brawl between football players. I have no idea why you would assume that there was "wishfull thinking" on my part. All I said is that stating that athletes to do not represent their schools at the Ivy League is simplistic.</p>

<p>And fret not, I will definitely be watching my back if I should ever again wander into Hanover! LOL!!!</p>


<p>First of all, I’m just ribbing you. I am not an athlete. What’s more, I’m a female non-athlete (I play sports but not in school). </p>

<p>As to the wishful thinking…I am not so naïve as to miss the little tet a tet you have running with Slippy. Thus, here you have an opportunity to go over the rail with your polite ribbing of the guy.
C’mon, you know you took precious delight in trying to equate the reputation of Dartmouth with a moment in the life of our kick-ase football team (victory is at hand)…I can see you grinning from here.</p>

<p>fwiw, being an athlete in France? doesn't carry much water in these parts, though it sounds like you were well trained in self-defense...I mean track.</p>

<p>10.34. Wow. Very impressive.</p>

<p>I think you guys are missing the most interesting point here: the Dartmouth thugs attacked a group called "HOLY CROSS." You'd never hear of the Wolverines stooping so low.</p>

<p>Also, it's probably only a matter of thime until the NCAA puts all its bad apples in one barrel, and starts a new league composed of UNLV, Florida International, Miami, & Dartmouth. Maurice Clarett can serve as commissioner (as soon as he's paroled).</p>

<p>France is a hotbed for sprinters. Every time the people there hear a gun shot, they run the other way.</p>

<p>I'm with Taxguy...fooball brawls are great television. A Dartmouth - Miami game would make millions on pay-per-view. Winner would take on the winner of the Crips - Hell's Angels matchup.</p>

<p>You shouldn't stomp on the other teams logo. Bad. Fighting about it is even worse. </p>

<p>On the other hand after the Rutgers-Navy game last week. The Rutgers team went over to their band, which played their alma mater. The Navy team stood respectfully behind them. After that the Navy team went to their side of the field and their band played while the Rutgers team stood behind them. That was kind of nice.</p>

<p>w t f does effete mean????</p>

<p>One problem was, because the general populace isn't too interested in a Dartmouth-Holy Cross matchup, that the game wasn't even being televised to be able to reconstruct what happened after the fact.</p>

<p>Siren, post #9 did make me grin, but not for the reasons you may think. Although I am not French, I personally think French have accomplished a lot in the world of sports, especially in Rugby and Soccer.</p>

<p>Al, Lebanese as I recall (I'm Persian), </p>

<p>You may be right, I don't follow non-collegiate sports; however, I have it on good authority that they lose a bit of their team spirit in battle--that's probably when being a track-star becomes an indispensable gift! ;)</p>

<p>Aren't you the feisty one?! Hehe!!! So, what battle are you referring to? To the one where the French singlehandly defeating England in 1776 to help free the colonists or to the one where the French almost singelhandly defeating Germany in the 1914-1918 war at the cost of 3 million French lives?</p>

<p>One must give France the respect it so richly deserves. Germany of 1939 may have been too large and significantly more militarized and industrialized than France, but with that exception, I'd say the French have done rather well on the battlefield.</p>

<p>I thought France performed rather well in World War II. Their plan of defense was ingenious.</p>

<p>I've said it before, and I'll say it again. There's nothing better than watching a bunch of roided up, date rapists beat on one another.</p>

<p>And they were right about Iraq.</p>