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Sunday, March 01, 2015

Lacrosse outside in February in the Northeastern U.S.

Okay, so they played an all-time doozie of a game in Baltimore, where Princeton defeated Johns Hopkins in overtime, 16-15.

In front of about 1288 lacrosse nuts, masochists, parents or significant others (pity the poor siblings who had to be there).

Now, it must have been a great game.

But outside?

In February.

For a college game?

That's either dedication or stupidity, and while you might be tempted to attribute it to the former because two smart-kid schools were playing, don't underestimate the stupidity of the academic/athletic materialism that these elite schools attempt.  Yes, they'll offer more sports programs than the SEC schools and try to beat you, but to jam a schedule so hard that they go outdoors in February?

Great game or not, that takes dedication, with a bit of stupidity mixed in.

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