Sunday, November 29, 2009

Crimson Quick Hits - November 29 Edition

Our soccer/hockey doubleheader didn't go quite the way the Crimson faithful would have liked, as Maryland knocked Harvard out of the NCAA Tourney with a 2-0 victory at Ohiri Field and Dartmouth beat the hockey team in the Bright for the first time since 1996. I'm sure Tom and Brendan will be checking in soon enough with some more thoughts on the hockey team, but I thought I'd run through some quick announcements as well as post a couple videos that should serve as a nice tonic after a rough day for Harvard sports.

1. We'll be adding a bunch of new voices to this blog in the near future, as the rest of the sports department comes on board to blog about some of Harvard's other winter sports. We will be adding women's hockey and women's basketball to our coverage, as well as expanding upon my original men's basketball post. If there's another winter sport you would really like to see covered, shoot us an email at and we'll consider it.

2. We've got our big basketball doubleheader coming up on Wednesday, December 2, as the women take on Holy Cross and the men take on Rice. Both should be excellent games, and we'll have some great interviews to go along with them. Also, we'll be doing a football wrap-up, complete with a new episode of Kicking a Touchdown.

3. Speaking of football, I know I promised a football wrap-up post that I haven't yet done. I will try to do that some time this week. We'll also be doing an early preview of next year's team.

4. And now, still speaking of football, here are some fun videos of Harvard football's most visible alum, Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Although he's obviously not an elite quarterback, Fitzpatrick has proven to be a serviceable game manager with the Bengals and now with the Bills, and occasionally he's capable of some pretty terrific plays. Like this...

And, if you're willing to head over to, this. I'm not sure if you'd call that pretty, but it gets the job done.

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