On the other side of the coin, the NU women's basketball team had quite a good year, and ended the regular season ranked #22 in the country. And they're in the post-season tournament, with a #7 seed in the region. So, it's been nice to read the coverage about them in the sports pages here. The elves back at the homestead are excited, too, and send their best.
(And good news! The NU women's team will be broadcast on ESPN 2 tomorrow -- Friday -- at 11:30 AM Los Angeles time, 1:30 PM here in Chicago.
Hey, it counts. When you follow Northwestern sports, you takes what you get. Between them and the Cubs, I have a lot of catching up to do.
In the meantime, I figured it best to play the Northwestern fight song, "Go U Northwestern." But to be appropriate and faithful to the moment, it's from a recording that comes from even before the NCAA baskeball tournament began. This isn't the NU marching band, but a recording by Dell Lampe and his Orchestra, in 1929. It also includes the "lost" introduction to the song, which I (and I assume most people) have never heard.
Now, I'm sure that that should pretty much satisfy most anyone, it's a mariachi fight song, after all, and between that and the dance band, it should be plenty. But I know, too, that we have some high-brow elites who read these pages, so for you folks, here is the Northwestern fight song performed by opera students at the university's School of Music.
Oh, okay, here's the real deal, with the Northwestern Wildcat Marching Band.
For all those who made it through all four versions, you are now eligible for an honorary degree.