In the <i>Tech</i> office, the sportswriters anxiously await the results of Selection Sunday. One of the editors is from Connecticut (<i>Editor’s Note</i>: was). I am from Memphis. We’ve been talking smack all season. Finally, the brackets have been revealed, and we learned the teams’ seeding for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Connecticut (27-4) is the number one seed is the West region and Memphis (31-3) is the number two seed — also in the West region.
What were the NFL’s biggest disappointments this season? The Lions, Pats, and Plaxico, if you ask me. The Detroit Lions finished 0-16, the first winless season in NFL history. Despite an 11-5 record, the New England Patriots missed the playoffs, thanks to the season-ending injury Tom Brady sustained in the season opener. The New York Giants with Plaxico Burress went 11-1; after Burress accidentally shot himself in the thigh, the Giants lost four out of their final five games. Without their talented wide receiver, the reigning Super Bowl champions and top seed in the NFC lost 11-23 to the sixth-seeded Eagles.
An average of 97.5 million viewers tuned in last year to watch the Super Bowl — the result of which shall not be mentioned here — making it the most watched NFL championship game in history. This year’s Super Bowl, which will be broadcast in 232 countries, should not disappoint.
On Saturday, Chancellor Clay addressed the crowd of students gathered at Steinbrenner Stadium to celebrate the dedication of Roberts Field.
Eleven boats took to the water for the second annual Head of the Zesiger on Friday, Oct. 10. No ordinary regatta, this competition tests its participants’ ingenuity, craftsmanship, and athletic ability. Students construct a boat out of cardboard and paper tape, and three team members use kickboards to paddle across the Zesiger pool and back.
“They can’t stop this train coming through!” Joshua A. Geltman ’08 exclaimed about the MIT women’s volleyball team and its dominance through its first four matches. Despite the crowd’s enthusiasm, the Engineers split their matches on Saturday, winning their first match in straight sets but falling to Brandeis in five for their first loss of the season. Geltman and the large crowd of alumni and students emphatically waved signs, stomped on bleachers, and cheered for the Engineers in the exciting atmosphere of Rockwell Cage.