20 March 2007

Three Cheers for the Red Fox

Congrats to my alma mater, Marist College, for the ongoing success of their Red Foxes in the Women's NCAA Tournament.

For those of you who haven't been paying attention, here's a link:


The Marist school motto is "cum optimus litigare," which literally translates, "to struggle with the best." In that translation, though, it sounds like Marist is on the wrong side.

I've been assured that a better translation would be "to struggle alongside the best."

But in their first two tournament games, Marist has been very much the underdog against teams with a fiercer reputation than anybody from the unassuming Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference has ever had. Contra optimus litigare ... and a little veni, vidi, vici, to boot!

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