It’s always nice to see Williams getting good press in the New York Times.

Inside St. Pierre’s Barber Shop on Spring Street in Williamstown, Mass., they are preparing for one of the most unusual traditions in college sports.

If Williams College beats Amherst, its biggest rival, in football this afternoon, Roger St. Pierre will draw his shop’s blinds and lay out about 80 cigars.

Immediately after the game, all 75 members of the Williams football team, still in uniform, will march a quarter-mile down Spring Street toward the shop. With their cleats scraping the pavement, they will belt out the college’s fight song.

What is the College’s “fight song,” I wonder? “The Mountains”? “Yard by Yard”?

If all 75 (!) members of the football really knew either by heart, I would be impressed.

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