Sunday, August 16, 2009

What, the entire roster?

Two things to note about the Yahoo! front page I've pasted here. One, the new gesture of sportsmanship referred to is a team-wide handshake before the game. If someone has the limit of 80 suited home players, and their visitors top the scales at 70, that's 5600 pre-game handshakes, plus one for the coaches. Two, that photo was taken at Baker Field, home of the mighty Columbia Lions. I'm glad to see for Rose Bowl champion and Silver Ball holder Columbia getting its due as a banner program of college football.

Incidentally, I did not know that the coaches meet to shake hands before and after the game because the NCAA makes it compulsory. Doesn't that render it something of an empty gesture?

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