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Subject: Jake Brown had choices ....


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Date Posted: 15:47:31 12/21/17 Thu

https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Jake-Brown-109326/RecruitInterests

SPARTA — Whether he makes a tackle, studies for a big test or helps someone out, Jake Brown wears everything on his sleeve and gives everything his all.

By doing so, Brown has put himself in the best position possible to succeed on the field and in life, as he has committed to Harvard University to play football and continue his academic endeavors for the Crimson.

“It’s a great feeling,” Brown said. “A lot of hard work has been put into this decision. A lot of people have helped me along the way. I have to thank my parents, my family, (Pope John head coach Brian) Carlson, Father McHugh, the school, my teammates and my coaches for helping me get to where I am now.”

Brown chose Harvard from a pool of schools that included the seven other Ivy League schools — Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Yale University — plus Army, the University of Maryland, Rutgers University and Colgate University. Maryland and Rutgers offered the 6-foot-1, 215-pound linebacker preferred walk-on spots for their football teams, and UPenn had offered him a chance to play football and wrestle for the school.

However, Brown believed Harvard was the right spot for him ever since the school, which is arguably the best academic institution in the world, contacted him after his junior season.

“I just felt the most at home at Harvard,” Brown said. “I was speechless at first when they reached out to me. They were the first school to give me that opportunity to play at the next level and they believed in me.

“I’m loyal and I took that to heart.”

Brown caught the Crimson’s eyes after being a key cog in Pope John’s defense over the last three years.

“Jake has been the perfect example of what we want our players in our program to be,” Carlson said. “He’s intelligent and athletic. He is one of our best kids in the classroom, on the field and off the field. He is a person that can accomplish anything he puts his mind to at the next level.”

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[> Subject: .... so did Jonah Lipel


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Observer
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Date Posted: 15:57:36 12/21/17 Thu

https://247sports.com/player/jonah-lipel-46046766

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[> [> Subject: Kakala decommits from Cal, "inks" with Harvard


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Observer
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Date Posted: 16:19:06 12/21/17 Thu

http://www.mantecabulletin.com/section/34/article/148736/

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Kakala decommits from Cal, "inks" with Harvard


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Diogenes
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Date Posted: 16:35:08 12/21/17 Thu

A wonderful Christmas present for the young man. His parents and siblings must be so proud of him. Really, this is what Ivy athletics are all about (or should be).

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[> [> [> [> Subject: He's big, anyway ....


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Observer
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Date Posted: 16:30:23 12/22/17 Fri

WALSH HARVARD BOUND — Patrick Walsh, the 6'5" 290 lb **offensive lineman from Holden who had previous committed to UMass, has officially switched his committment to Harvard via 247Sports.

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[> [> Subject: Lipel may be a good 4-yr kicker


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Observer
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Date Posted: 13:25:12 12/28/17 Thu

"The Harvard-bound Lipel made all 13 of his field-goal attempts and had 60 touchbacks on kickoffs." L.A. Times

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[> Subject: Re: Jake Brown had choices ....


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Calvin
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Date Posted: 17:14:04 12/21/17 Thu

I like the "arguably part.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Jake Brown had choices ....


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Diogenes (Calvin)
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Date Posted: 17:22:55 12/21/17 Thu

Inarguably arguable.

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Jake Brown had choices ....


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 20:14:08 12/21/17 Thu

There was a time when it was less arguable, perhaps not arguable. But the arguability -- I think I just invented a word -- is increasing and accelerating. Positive first and second derivatives.

I predict that, within twenty years, it will be said that Stanford is "arguably the best academic institution in the world."

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Jake Brown had choices ....


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Calvin
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Date Posted: 22:58:27 12/21/17 Thu

As long as this Board exists, there will be arguability, especially by the less able.

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Pride, Prejudice, Hate, Scorn, Ridicule and Obloquy


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Diogenes
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Date Posted: 07:57:22 12/22/17 Fri

Arguably.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: To borrow a baseball phrase


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Calvin
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Date Posted: 10:25:49 12/22/17 Fri

You post like you came down from a higher level of the internet. One above my pay grade.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Whatever the pay grade, we share a common bond


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Diogenes (Calvin)
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Date Posted: 11:04:27 12/22/17 Fri

We're victims of Ivy League educations.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: President Spencer Freedman? Harvard recruit aspires to highest office.


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Date Posted: 12:56:18 12/23/17 Sat

Spencer Freedman aspires to do something different with his life than the other elite players in the 45th annual Culligan City of Palms Classic.

Freedman wants to become President of the United States.

Freedman, 19 and a senior guard for the Santa Ana (California) Mater Dei High School basketball team, has proven to be one of the best 3-point shooters in this year’s Classic, winning the 3-point shootout Wednesday and averaging 20 points per game in three games. But Freedman’s 6-foot-1 frame and lack of high-flying athleticism make him a longshot to play in the NBA, he said.

“I’m not sure it would happen as soon as I would like it to,” Freedman said of becoming President. “But I really do want to. Living in America, we’re so lucky. We have so many opportunities that others don’t have. I want to help people get better. I want to overall make the world a better place.”

Born June 24, 1998, the soonest Freedman could run for president would be the 2036 election, the first one scheduled after his 35th birthday in 2033.

“I just hope I’m alive to see it,” said Mater Dei coach Gary McKnight, 65. “That would put me at 84. He has a great way of connecting with people. All people. Not just the basketball players but the entire student body.”

Players shot for the top spot in the Three-point shooting contest that was part of the City of Palms Classic, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. The winner was Spencer Freedman, Mater Dei, beating out Jordan McCabe, Kaukauna, Wisc. Teddy Dupay, 38, Former Mariner HS player, was also on hand to give a try at the competition and judge the Slam Dunk Contest.
While the idea of President Freedman may sound far-fetched, he carries a 4.2 grade-point average and will be attending Harvard University, which has produced seven presidents, more than any other university, ahead of Yale’s five. Most of Harvard’s presidents made major impacts over the course of our country’s history. They are, in chronological order: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, George W. Bush (who also has a degree from Yale) and Barack Obama.

When asked about President Donald Trump, Freedman did what skilled politicians do. He didn’t answer the question. He steered the conversation in another direction.
“I’ve been looking more at previous presidencies,” Freedman said. “I’ve been looking as far back as George Washington and John Adams and working my way up. I feel like learning about the past is the best way to learn about the future.”

Freedman, who has dark, curly hair and could become the first Jewish president, had multiple basketball recruiting offers. USC, Washington, Rice, UC-Santa Barbara, Princeton, Yale and other Ivy League schools recruited him. Harvard, however, ranked first for him all along both for his basketball and his presidential aspirations.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: President Spencer Freedman? Harvard recruit aspires to highest office.


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Calvin
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Date Posted: 22:06:49 12/24/17 Sun

So if he was recruited for his aspirations but doesn't become president, is that a recruiting misjudgment?

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Let’s hope for Freedman’s sake....


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Jack Hatfield
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Date Posted: 14:44:42 12/27/17 Wed

...that Bo Hines doesn’t have the 22nd amendment repealed and remain President-for-life...

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Let’s hope for Freedman’s sake....


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holtsledge
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Date Posted: 16:11:30 12/27/17 Wed

that's pretty good Jack

Happy New Year, say hi to next title for me

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: He would be too late


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Calvin
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Date Posted: 21:17:57 12/27/17 Wed

The current WH occupant will have tried that already.

I imagine Admission Committees have yet to approve the applicant who says he or she is not ambitious enough to be president.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: huh?


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Observer
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Date Posted: 12:18:14 12/25/17 Mon


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[> Subject: Re: Jake Brown had choices ....


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Percy Haughton
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Date Posted: 07:06:33 12/28/17 Thu

"...he carries a 4.2 grade-point average and will be attending Harvard University, which has produced seven presidents, more than any other university, ahead of Yale’s five. Most of Harvard’s presidents made major impacts over the course of our country’s history. They are, in chronological order: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, George W. Bush (who also has a degree from Yale) and Barack Obama"

The Ivy presidential alumni count is as imprecise as logging a school's Nobel Prize winners, with the media for some reason usually accepting Harvard's count. JFK enrolled at first at Princeton. Does he count for them? It is probably a stretch to say Harvard "produced" Hayes, who read law there for a while after graduating from Kenyon (and he was hardly major). Do we focus only on where someone was an undergraduate? In that case GWB should be listed properly with Yale only and Obama with Occidental and Columbia (which would require taking down his portrait at the HCNY). Counting graduate degrees gives Bill Clinton to Yale, along with GWB, and FDR and Teddy to Columbia. Do we count university presidents who go on to the White House? Then add Wilson to Princeton's total and Eisenhower to Columbia. And Penn has Trump.

Wanting to be the first Jewish president is a worthy ambition, but likely very common, so it unclear why young Freedman's goal warrants such attention.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Jake Brown had choices ....


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Ivy Voyeur
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Date Posted: 09:04:07 12/28/17 Thu

Or does Fordham have Trump?

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Jake Brown had choices ....


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 09:50:10 12/28/17 Thu

If you're counting degrees, then neither Roosevelt would count for Columbia as each dropped out of the law school. Earlier this millennium, Columbia did grant each an honorary degree posthumously although, if we're counting honorary degrees, then the counts at all the schools really start to climb.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Jake Brown had choices ....


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Percy Houghton
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Date Posted: 11:13:53 12/28/17 Thu

You are quite right about the Roosevelts. I prefer to go by undergraduate degree, which means we subtract Hayes, Bush and Obama from the Harvard column, Clinton from Yale. But have no problem counting Wilson and Eisenhower with the respective institutions they led, though no one, from what I have read, would credit Eisenhower with either shaping or being shaped by Columbia.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: I'll take the Presidents who never went to college


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Diogenes
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Date Posted: 11:16:46 12/28/17 Thu

Washington;
Jackson (only president to pay off the National Debt);
Van Buren;
Taylor;
Fillmore;
Lincoln;
Andrew Johnson;
Cleveland;
Truman (attended a for profit "business college" for a year and dropped out).

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Fillmore


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Calvin
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Date Posted: 12:28:32 12/28/17 Thu

Loved his auditorium.

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Fillmore


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Diogenes
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Date Posted: 13:08:06 12/28/17 Thu

Loved Gracie Slick, The Fillmore and the fact that holding was still illegal and you could hit anyone, anywhere, as hard as you could as long as it wasn't after the whistle or from behind.

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Fillmore


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Uptown
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Date Posted: 16:42:19 12/28/17 Thu

Allman Brothers Live at the Fillmore (East). Best live album ever!

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Fillmore


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Diogenes (Uptown)
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Date Posted: 17:55:31 12/28/17 Thu

Would also nominate AC/DC Live at River Plate.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Sorry Dio


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holtsledge
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Date Posted: 19:28:15 12/28/17 Thu

Allman Brothers was the best by far and away. If you don't agree I am going to tie you to The Whipping Post. Might be the best live song other than this one one remember Ozzie was in his 60's
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cen1SvpTsYk

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Sorry Dio


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Diogenes (Holtsledge)
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Date Posted: 20:15:24 12/28/17 Thu

Love the Allman Brothers, but for Southern Rock: "Freebird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and Lynyrd Skynyrd put more gas in my motor. My next nomination is anything Bob Seger put on wax. Particularly "Old Time Rock and Roll" or "Night Moves".

Cheers. Let's hope our New Year's Present is Phailin Phil on ice.

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