#20 Princeton University upset #14 Brown 10-7 today, in the first
round of the CWPA Eastern Championship, being held this
weekend at Princeton's DeNunzio Pool. It was the only game I was
able to attend this fall, and my nephew Tim made sure it was a
memorable one for me. The win places Princeton against Bucknell
on Saturday in the semi-finals. This weekend's champ goes to the
Final Four, and hopefully it will be Princeton's third trip
in four years to that celestial plateau.
Tim has been my connection to P.U. for the past four years, and I
find myself having some separation anxiety just thinking about his
impending graduation and my sudden dis connection from this local
venerable institution. Let's see, which niece, nephew, or daughter
is worthy of carrying on his legacy......
|Post-game interview with Tim|
Tim grew up in California playing water polo, in the state well-known
for producing the best water polo players. To me, he's become the
quintessential collegiate student-athlete. He visited Princeton
while still a high schooler, and stopped in to the restaurant to see me
and get a free meal. I knew he would choose to play here, and I also
knew that he knew that being so close to us, he'd have the
opportunity to come visit once in a while for some
wine and a home-cooked meal.
It's already November 16th, and he has yet to swing by our place this
fall. That's okay....Thursday's OFD, and we'll catch up then.
Meanwhile, go get 'em Tigers tomorrow. I'll be watching from work.
Hopefully we can talk about the upcoming Final Four
on Thursday, over cigars and port.
|Final game for Seniors at Princeton|
Update: After losing in the final minute of the game against Bucknell
7-6, the Tigers bounced back and beat Mercyhurst on Sunday for
the bronze. A bittersweet moment for Tim and all of us. We'll still
hash it out on the manporch sometime late Thursday.