Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Here is what would happen if the NCAA men's basketball brackets were resolved according to the post-graduation salaries of each participating school.
Brings to mind the classic and exceedingly snotty Northwestern University cheer from the 1970s (delivered, typically, when Ohio State racked up its eighth touchdown of the afternoon): "That's alright, that's OK, you'll be working for us some day!"
We used that same cheer in Charlottesville in the mid-80s when Virginia Tech would be beating us by the same sort of margin.
And when James Madison would beat us.
And when the Blind Sisters of Charity would beat us...
Amusing. Stanford made the tournament 11years running. Where's coach Montgomery's statue? (Don't know if the Cardinal would've prevailed every year, but the same site shows Stanford salaries currently ahead of Duke but behind Princeton. See http://www.payscale.com/best-colleges/top-us-colleges-graduate-salary-statistics.asp.)
Fight fiercely, Harvard!
Demonstrate to them our skill.
Albeit they possess the might,;
Nonetheless we have the will
And the income too it seems....
(CWCID Tom Lehrer )
Anon 2:23 -- If you were at Deerfield in the late '70s you probably knew my uncle (the husband of a cousin, actually) Peter Esty. I *almost* went to Deerfield from 77-79, but ended up at Lawrenceville instead.