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Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Vulgarities Suck! Tsk, tsk, tsk. Word on WIP last night was that Temple students were f-bombing the St. Joe's Hawk at the Liacouras Center. At least four times! Glad I was at the Penn-Princeton game, where the trampolining student body (they seemed to jump a lot) exercised much greater discretion. Well, a little more discretion. While there were no "Brokeback Mountain" taunts a la Gonzaga fans, there were two cow boys ... or at least two male students dressed like cows. (One's pictured, with udder.) And a familiar gastrointestinal exit chant that followed a Princeton technical foul. And ... oh well, let's try this: If you're not easily offended ... actually if you're far from a prude about being crude ... you might be interested in taking a poll about words overheard and clever endeavors last night at the Palestra. (By the way, it might help you to know that RPI measures schedule difficulty, Luke Owings plays for Princeton, Joe Scott coaches Princeton, and the NIT's a second-tier tourney.) Students of the game might consider this poll part of their coarse work, while those with sensitive sensibilities should skip it.