W&L and VMI Football Featured on Sports Blog

2008_football_medLexington had a big football weekend earlier this month when Washington and Lee concluded its season with a heartbreaking loss to Emory & Henry while VMI entertained Liberty with Vice President Dick Cheney in attendance. It turns out that Jack Bonden, a writer, from a blog called The Love of Sports was also in town that day and wrote about his experience in a story titled “Small Town College Football Rules!” Bonden made it to at least parts of both of the games, observing that VMI’s Alumni Memorial Field is only a 10-minute walk from the remodeled Wilson Field. Of the W&L portion of his visit, Bonden wrote in part:

As with the VMI game, everybody at Wilson Field seemed to know each other. Fans cheered for players by first name, and the disappointment following the Generals’ overtime loss was empathetically directed toward the players who fought so hard, rather than at any loss in computer ranking or perceived diminished recruiting edge, like that which occurred in a place like State College, Pennsylvania last weekend.

Here’s the link to Bonden’s piece. Have a look.



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