Saturday, March 17, 2012

How 'Bout Them Engineers








Certainly, one historic upset. I am not much for College NCAA March madness as a general rule. When I was at lehigh, Winter Sports spectation was dominated by excellent wrestling. Watching grapplers in the famous "Snake Pit" of Grace hall.
But last night watch Lehigh upset NCAA powerhouse Duke....just fabulous. A group of shorter, non-scholarship kids, hustled their way into NCAA lore. One of my Law School friends is a veritable idiot savant of College basketball stats and history. He called me about 30 seconds after the final buzzer to express his amazement and state how thrilled he was to watch this colossal victory and how historic the win was in the annals of NCAA B-ball. facebook lit up with comments and my text icon was red-hot from the guys lauding our beloved Alma Mater kicking ass on such a National stage. Hell, if they can beat Duke in this tourney...who knows how far they will go.

Perhaps even more gratifying was a comment on the Bethlehem Police Blog...(Lehigh is in Bethlehem,PA) As follows: "And the Bethlehem police posted on their blog how classy the students were in their celebrations"

And the Police Chief stated:
"Standing at Morton and Adams, Bethlehem police Commissioner Jason Schiffer said, "They just pulled off the biggest upset in NCAA history. Let them party as long as they are not flipping and burning.""

6 comments:

James said...

Class act all around. One of the best games I have seen, but like you I don't get into the march madness. Already had comments on the hat today.

GP said...

Nice win for your alma mater.

Anonymous said...

Any time Duke and Coach K lose it's cause for celebration.

Also, Lehigh and the other Patriot League members have been awarding athletic scholarships for a few years now, Not the whole team but I'm sure the starters.

Main Line Sportsman said...

Anon...there are no scholarships in the patriot League yet...will be soon most likely. There is need based financial aid however.

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Congrats on the win! That "Duke was my safety school." poster has me cracking up!!

Main Line Sportsman said...

Alas...the ride is over. Great season and great fun....