Grand Central Ivy

Grand Central Ivy

Commenting on several of my recent columns depicting Ivy League football, a college friend reminds me, “Win 2, Lose 6 Cornell knocked off then undefeated Dartmouth affirming an Ivy verity—a league of scholar athletes promoting equal opportunity within a relatively narrow range of available talent. Any given weekend it’s possible to move from the bottom to the top.”

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When I first looked in the window on Mount Auburn Street in 1950 I was too poor to afford anything behind the glass. Now, 70 years have gone by and it is still the type of clothes I like to wear.

Charlie McCarthy