Saturday, March 24, 2012
NCAA Wrestling Championship: "The World Turned Upside Down"
One of those useless pieces of Cliff Claven trivia that I have stored in my head since childhood is that as the British General Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, the British army band struck up the then 100 year old plus protest song "The World Turned Upside Down".
So this past week as I watched a small Pennsylvania college, Lehigh, known mainly for its choreography for the expression of male on male love i.e. "wrasslin" take apart one of the most lauded basketball programs in the country, the alma matter of Tricky Dick and the home of the NCAA Champion Lacrosse rape squad, Duke, all I could think of was: what the f___ next?
Well it did not take long to receive my answer: Penn State (prison), aka the Happy Valley Hojos, aka Sandusky's Raiders, win the NCAA Wrestling Championship for the second year in a row!
The University of Minnesota Wrestling team led by Coach J Robinson finished a respectable second, but then again, the Nittany Lions ?
I mean where were the OSU Reverse Cowgirls?