Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Holy Cross' real claim to fame is hoops 

Fraters are wondering about the Gophers' first round opponents, College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Someone asked me whether those of us who went to Catholic colleges in New England root for Boston College in the NCAA basketball tournament. If you grew up long enough ago, you might have rooted for the home of Bob Cousy and Tommy Heinsohn. Not to mention early baseball great Louis Sockalexis.

Truth be told, though, I rooted for PC because of Ernie D. And how can you not root for the team that had a player named God Shammgod! Alas, this wasn't the Friars' year.