Record setters may be hot, but bounty hunters definitely are not
In this week’s Who’s Hot, Who’s Not, there’s basketball records, baseball’s season beginning, and…bounty hunters?
Do you hold any records? Probably not (well…maybe you do, since Columbia people are significantly more awesome the more and more you get to know them). Anyway, even if you don’t hold a record (like me), Melissa Shafer CC’12 does.
With three three point shots against Harvard this Friday, Shafer finished the game with 12 points and more importantly being the Lions’ all time most three point shots made with 162, passing up Emily Roller CC’99. While the Light Blue dropped the game 88-64 in Cambridge, Shafer’s sharpshooting will be key for the Light Blue to win its final game on the road tonight at Cornell.
Principles of Economics
Supply and demand governs this world (as all econ majors would tell you). Tickets for the Columbia vs. Harvard game on Friday reached over $200, and some students even threatened to scalp tickets (not realizing, of course, that your ticket is your ID). It was one hell of a game, going into overtime, and even with the unfavorable 77-70 result, Levien was packed. Part of the reason was the desire to see Jeremy Lin, and while he didn’t come until the second half to root on his former Crimson teammates, Spike Lee also made a showing.
Imagine if we could scalp tickets like college kids in the SEC could, maybe we could afford some things on this list.
It is still very early in the season, but after the first game, Columbia was unable to start off with a “W.” Even though pitcher Pat Lowery threw a solid six innings, allowing only three earned runs, the Light Blue’s offensive only mustered three hits against the Citadel in its first game. The Lions ended up winning one out of the three games in the series—a 12-7 extra inning thriller, but dropped the other two to finish the weekend 1-3.
If the Lions wanted to help out their offense a little more, they could always bring back Lou Gehrig back. When the baseball fields were in South Lawn, he once hit a homerun that went over 400 ft and landed on Alma Mater’s feet.
New Orleans Saints
2010 was a bad year for Minnesota sports. Brett Favre was supposed to be our savior and take us to the Super Bowl, but the New Orleans Saints (who eventually won the Super Bowl) managed to eliminate us in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship game. Turns out they had a “bounty” fund that played out players who inflicted game-ending injuries to players, including Favre and Kurt Warner. Warner and Favre were known as the grandpas of the NFL at the time, and the Saints would pay their players to intentionally injure these players. Let me put this another way: imagine getting paid $1000 for knocking down elderly men on the subway after taking their seat. The Saints are definitely not hot this week.
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