Not to change the subject or anything, but football has its opening game on Sept. 25 this year, which happens to be Yom Kippur. Last year, as Matt Aronson pointed out athletic contests were scheduled on Rosh HaShanah. Not to belabor a point — and as I remember, Morty has tried hard to get this to change — but it is absolutely ridiculous that the NESCAC cannot work out schedules that do not conflict with these two days. Last year, one of the Maine schools (Bates, I think, in the Ephblog spirit of throwing out random, informed guesses) managed to move their football game back a day to accomodate the High Holy Day. It’s just ridiculous that 10 highly intelligent schools cannot figure out a way to make the schedule work.

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