Saturday, November 13, 2010

All the ingredients...


3:30 PM

So the temperature is in the mid-60s with nary a cloud in the sky. Two out of three (and the 3rd does not have a football team) of our local institutions of higher education--Umass and Amherst College--have home games today.

For Amherst College it's the 125th contest against arch-rival Williams College and this weekend is officially "Homecoming" while for Umass, a chance to bump off Delaware currently considered number 1 in the nation.

And Umass students do not require much of an excuse to party hardy, especially when the weather is nice this late in the fall.

The Amherst Police Department incident logs should make for interesting reading come Monday morning.

5 comments:

Ed said...

What ever happened to ethics in journalism? That is Route 116 and AMHERST COLLEGE folk who are parked all over the lawn....

As to the larger issue, I say again: anyone wanting to know why UMass students are as we are need only have been at last week's school committee meeting and have observed how if you haven't lived in town for a quarter century, you have no civil rights whatsoever....

A former UM professor once told me how - in the 1950's - he enjoyed sitting at the intersection of Routes 9 & 116 and throwing balloons filled with purple paint at passing vehicles the night before homecoming. And how the State Trooper just nicely asked them to stop doing it....

I once read an Amherst College yearbook from two decades prior that mentioned how the sophomore class "rolled a barrel of gasoline" down the hill and into some campfire being maintained by the freshman class.

Another Amherst College fraternity prank from the 1950s -- I guess the AC football field used to be near the railroad track -- involved theft of Williams College property and putting it on a flatbed railroad car that went by during the homecoming game, apparently even tampering with the makeup of a B&M freight train.

Place this in context Larry -- 30-42-55 gallons of gasoline rolled down a hill towards kids sitting around an open fire versus whatever the UM kids do this weekend. Can we have some perspective, please????

LarryK4 said...

Considering I opened with the fact AC was playing arch rival Williams at home and this weekend and it is Homecoming, I kind of thought it was obvious--with Orr Rink looming in the background--that it was a photo of Amherst College.

Anonymous said...

Ed - it is because we are becoming a prison planet. Those in charge want to intimidate and incarcerate young people.

Anonymous said...

Sheesh Ed, give it a rest already. What terrible thing happened at the SC meeting that was denying you your civil rights? Because the public comment was way over its allotted time and the chair, using the discretion that is his right, did not let you speak? Hey, wake up and smell the coffee. You are not the first who was now allowed to speak during public comment....I have seen others who were not allowed to speak in the past because of time constraints...and those people had lived in town for over a quarter of a century!!! So give it a rest and stop acting like a poor picked on little boy.

Anonymous said...

So I guess that Ed's point is that Amherst College students have matured since the 50's and Umass students have gotten worse? Right? Maybe because AC holds them to a higher standard.