More sports…

Was going to wait until later in the week to post, but since Kale beat me to punch, I’ll go ahead and add to his thoughts.

Friday is the red-letter day of the sports season, as I wrote at the beginning of the school year. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. I don’t care if you think the red line is a subway in New York, this is the one game that anyone with any sense of school spirit should go to if they are physically able. Last year people stood outside in below-freezing temperatures and watched through the windows because the arena was sold out, it’ll be a disappointment if it doesn’t sell out this year too. And don’t be wandering in at 7:30 because it’s the “thing to do.” Get there are 6:30 and start verbally abusing the Harvard players during warm-ups, and don’t stop until the final whistle sounds.

This is a hockey game, not a ballet; its ok to heckle, yell, and even cheer at times other than when Dartmouth scores. And if you need some liquid encouragement beforehand to loosen the vocal cords, I say go for it. Just don’t throw anything on the ice unless you’re celebrating a hat trick.

It’s been 25 years since Dartmouth made the NCAA tournament in hockey. It’s been five years and 10 games since Dartmouth’s beaten Harvard on the ice. It’s time to break both those streaks, and that starts with a win Friday.

And just remember, Harvard even admits that they suck.