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A Guide to Watching the Super Bowl for People Who Aren’t Football Fans

To be honest, I have no idea why I thought I was qualified to write anything about the Super Bowl. I know nothing about the teams playing (for those still unsure of the names, this year it’s the Denver Broncos versus the Seattle Seahawks), nor do I really understand the rules of football. But I still usually watch some of the game every year, so here are my Super Bowl tips for those who feel the same way I do. FOOD! Super Bowl parties provide the perfect opportunity to consume all the unhealthy finger food you’ve been craving. So indulge in the hearty (and probably fried) selections! If you have a lot of friends, or are feeling particularly hungry, I recommend that you try your hand at making your own Super Bowl Snackadium à la Buzzfeed. Make sure to Instagram it though – it would be sad to devour all of your craftiness without impressing your friends via social media. The Ads If you thought you had to wait until the Super Bowl to watch the most entertaining parts (the ads!), think again! This year many companies have released teasers, or even leaked entire commercials, to tantalize viewers. This gives… Read more »

Homecoming football worth the effort

    Courtesy Of Dartmouth Sports Home­com­ing week­end is, ar­guably, Dart­mouth’s old­est and most beloved tra­di­tion. Stu­dents, trustees and alumni alike come from ’round the gir­dled Earth to march in the pa­rade, yell around the bon­fire and of course, to watch Dart­mouth sports teams re­turn from vis­it­ing op­po­nents to play on their home fields. With only 72 hours of pre­cious Home­com­ing to go around, I give you the good and bad of two of the Col­lege’s most pop­u­lar spec­ta­tor sports, in clas­sic-Dart­mouth “pro-con-pro,” fash­ion, so you can de­cide whether mak­ing it to a sport­ing event this week­end is more worth­while than the Steam Tun­nel Tours (note: it is). Today I’ll dis­cuss foot­ball, to­mor­row I’ll ex­plore the Amer­i­can game’s up and com­ing rival — rugby. Dart­mouth Foot­ball Pro: The face­time. Whether at the height of grid­iron glory, like in 1996 when the even­tual Ivy League Cham­pi­ons held onto a per­fect sea­son, or in the depths of loser ter­ri­tory (er—2008 was a rough year for Heath Ledger, too) the Dart­mouth com­mu­nity just can’t get enough of Big Green foot­ball. Foot­ball al­ways draws a siz­able crowd and at­tend­ing their games is a sure-fire way to see and be seen. So even if that… Read more »

Djibouti emerges victorious at Dartmouth’s world cup tournament

    There may be a lot of con flict in this world, but there’s one thing most na tions agree on: a love for soc cer. Dart mouth showed its “foot ball” spirit last Sat ur day, as teams rep re sent ing 22 coun tries bonded over the In ter na tional Stu dent As so ci a tion’s World Cup Soc cer tour­na ment. The event began at noon with a bar beque, and the tour na ment started around 12:45 on the Gold Coast lawn. For 4.5 hours, teams of six played each other in four rounds of com pet i tive play. Teams had to meet ahead of time to spray paint shirts for their adopted coun tries, which or ga niz ers Richard Wai t umbi and Richard Asala agreed con tributed to the in tense amount of team spirit they wit nessed on the field. Though the stakes at Dart mouth’s World Cup weren’t quite as high as those at FIFA’s tour­na ment, play ers took the game very se ri ously. True to good foot balling form, sev eral groups got worked up about bad calls by ref er ees. Ale jan dro… Read more »

Dartmouth football to continue historic series with UNH

Dartmouth College has agreed to resume its traditional football rivalries with the College of the Holy Cross, the University of New Hampshire, Colgate University and the University of Rhode Island, according to the Concord Monitor. Competition between these schools began in October of 1901, but the series has been on hiatus since September 2009. Dartmouth will play an away game against UNH on September 27, 2014 and host UNH for the season opening game in 2016, according to an announcement made by Dartmouth’s athletic department.

Where to Watch: Dartmouth Does the Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday is a time when people all over the country get together with friends, turn on their TV sets and watch the big game. A range of options was available to Dartmouth students for viewing this Sunday, and the spot where a student watched the game left a larger impact on their experience than the game itself. Within Dartmouth’s Greek system, many fraternities hosted watch parties, setting up a big screen TV or projector in order to accommodate a larger viewing audience. “It was fun,” Reilly Bertasi ’13, a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, said. Bertasi watched the game at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity with many of her sorority sisters. “They had a projector set up and a lot of good food,” she said. “It felt like a party.” Bertasi, who wasn’t rooting for any particular team, went to SAE for the social atmosphere more than anything else, she said. “There were a lot of people talking and hanging out,” she said. “I feel like if you’re really trying to watch the football, it might not be the best place to go.” Bertasi also noted the presence of many freshmen, as the event was also an informal… Read more »

The Deregtory

Well, I am officially no longer a college football player. We played our last game on Saturday, finishing the season in style with a 31-0 win over Princeton. It was our first shutout since 1996 and capped our first winning season since 1997. It’s sad to know that football is done, but it ended about as well as it could have. I didn’t cry after the game, which was a pleasant surprise, and finishing with a shutout was a nice exclamation point on our careers. Also, I know that football isn’t really done forever because hopefully someday I’ll have the opportunity to make my son play football and live vicariously through him. Just as sad as being done with football is being done with the Deregtory, and I decided that I wanted to do something special this week. Seeing as it is an emotional time for me and I have always expressed myself best through poetry, I decided to write a poem. I hope you like it. An Ode to Dartmouth Football My Dartmouth football career started three years ago, Despite my toned physique, expectations were low. I wasn’t recruited, came in as a walk-on, Helmet, shoulder pads, cleats, and… Read more »