November 17, 2000

Find Some Real Estate in Schoellkopf

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Where will you be?

Tomorrow at 1 p.m., when the Ivy football championship game kicks off, where will you be?

Will you be in the library, buried deep in the stacks of Olin or Uris?

Will you be getting out of bed after a tough night at the bars?

Will you be in front of your TV watching other football games?

Or will you be where every Cornellian with an ounce of school spirit should be — at Schoellkopf Stadium watching your classmates try to make history.

Just in case you managed to miss it, if Cornell defeats Pennsylvania tomorrow it will be the first time in the history of our school that we have won an outright Ivy football title.

There would be no sharing, no co-champions, no split title.

That trophy would be on East Hill, and East Hill alone.

And that’s something to get excited about.

The team has had it’s ups and downs all year long, but when it mattered most, in the clutch, this squad has always come through. And games don’t get more important than tomorrow’s contest.

If you have never been to a big football game, and don’t understand how standing in the Ithaca winter tomorrow could be fun, just go and see.

Standing around in the bitter cold with your friends, all of you cheering on people you know (or at least have seen now and again), is a great time. It seems odd I know, but there is something magical about it. The feeling of being a die-hard fan and the knowledge that you were there when the title was won will be a fun feeling.

The now infamous Schoellkopf Sellout may not have been that close to a sellout, but those who were there did manage to make enough noise that it sounded like a respectable football crowd.

Tomorrow, you should do better. Students will determine how loud the crowd is, and in a game this important the Crescent should be rockin’.

And at the end of the game, should the scoreboard read like we all hope it will, there had better be more than just seniors running on the field. It should be a euphoric mob charging the field, celebrating the championship with the players who have worked so hard to achieve it.

Or will you be elsewhere?

Archived article by J.V. Anderton