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Date Posted: 07:54:34 08/28/17 Mon
Couldn't agree more with M3. It starts at the top, and who knows, if recent tragic demise of reportedly pro sports Cornell Pres had not occurred, Big Red might be on a wholly different trajectory by now.
Just to put forth a counter factual scenario, neither Bowen's nor Giamatti's ascent to the top job was preordained. Many Tigers wanted a different choice, someone who had a Princeton undergraduate degree. Likewise, many thought ABG way too young and inexperienced for the job he won. Remove those two, and Ivy FB would have come into the 1980's with a full head of steam, with HYP rivalries nearly as strong as ever, Dartmouth a power, and the other four schools looking pretty damn good as well. Would NCAA have been so quick to consign us to 1AA obscurity?
Fun, but sad, to construct such scenarios!
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