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This week we learned that “Harvard is the best at many things.” Crimson writer Alexander Koenig says so, in a pointed article titled “Columbia: The Ivy League’s Worst Athletics Program.” Spoiler alert: Alexander Koenig does not think our athletics program is very good!
Koenig (official nickname: “If I wanted to be called Alex, I would have gone to a state school”) points out that we’ve won fewer championships than Harvard, that our football team is bad, and that our basketball team has lost to Harvard’s basketball team on at least one occasion. And Harvard’s sports program, Koenig says, is second only to Princeton in the Ivy League.
All of these things, perhaps, are facts! But what Koenig seems to have forgotten is that, um, none of this matters. Bragging about being the second-best sports program in the Ivy League is like boasting that you had the second-hottest prom date at your homeschool. It may be true, but it’s nothing to be proud of. More »