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It’s Supposed To Suck, And It’s Supposed To Hurt

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It’s Supposed To Suck, And It’s Supposed To Hurt

(Photo Credit: Kevin Mingora/Morning Call)

“You didn’t cry or anything when Lehigh lost this weekend, did you?”

That was the greeting I got when I came back into the office (from another Lehigh football fan, interestingly) this Monday, as if he knew that I would be taking the loss this weekend especially hard.

I did not cry.  But I did hurt.  And I know not a few men that I respect that I know cried on Saturday.

This is probably not a revelation to most people who know me through this writing vehicle or in person, but yes, I took the loss hard.

Believe me, if you saw my wife and son recently, they’d probably tell you that I was not a pleasant person to be in the car with on Saturday.  Or Sunday.  Or Monday.

The truth is, I take every loss hard, and losses to what is the biggest rival in football, Lafayette, hurt especially hard.  It is an occupational hazard of caring too much about a sports team.

To me, losses to Lafayette are supposed to suck.  To me, losses to Lafayette are supposed to hurt.  It’s the very nature of the thing, winning and losing.

And for me, I guess, it sucks more than most of my friends and acquaintances.  I have an inability to put it behind me in an evening, or even a weekend, even though I put in a good front, I think, to friends and family.

Most people move on pretty quickly, especially in this era of social media and distractions.  In a way, I envy them, but in another way I don’t.
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Before Looking Ahead, A Peek At Lehigh’s "Achievements"

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Before Looking Ahead, A Peek At Lehigh’s "Achievements"

(Photo Credit: Bob Cornell/Colgate Sports Information via the Morning Call)

There will be an entire week to get ready for the 149th meeting between Lehigh and a certain school from Easton.

But it’s worth taking a tiny peek back at this weekend’s game – just a tiny one – to see how far this team has come.

This Lehigh team has gone through a multitude of challenges this season, on the field and off.

And it’s a true “achievement”, no matter what happens this Saturday, that this team is in a position to win the Patriot League the final weekend of the year.
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2013 Mountain Hawk Season Preview: The Offense

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2013 Mountain Hawk Season Preview: The Offense

“At least we have him returning.”

That’s what Lehigh fans have been able to say to themselves each offseason for the last five years.

Some first-team all-Patriot League offensive weapon.  Some top Patriot League defensive leader.  Something… measurable.  “We lose a lot, but at least we have him.”

When Lehigh saw record-breaking QB Chris Lum lost to graduation, the Nation turned to QB Michael Colvin and WR Ryan Spadola to keep the offensive machine humming.

During the past three season, Mountain Hawk fans have grown accustomed to head coach Andy Coen and offensive coordinator Dave Cecchini’s abilities to mold new players and plug them in, not missing a beat.

But they’ve never had to replace this much.  Last season’s top rushers are gone.  The receiver who’s noe made the 53 man roster of the Jets.  The linchpin of the offense – the quarterback – gone.

As we finally enter the 2013 Mountain Hawk football season, the biggest question to answer is: can Lehigh reload on offense?
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66 Days Until CCSU – No. 66, Matt Lippincott

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66 Days Until CCSU – No. 66, Matt Lippincott

66 days.  Really?

Unbelievably, we cross the threshold to 66 days until the beginning of the 2013 football season.

At no. 66, we find senior OL Matt Lippincott as our highlighted Lehigh football athlete in today’s countdown.

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Game Preview, Lehigh at Georgetown, 10/13/2012

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Game Preview, Lehigh at Georgetown, 10/13/2012

Winning doesn't change everything.  But it changes a lot.That's something you don't have to say too loudly to any Georgetown Hoya fan over the last few years.While nobody will be confusing Georgetown for Maryland, Navy, Duke or even Delawa…

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Hawk Squawk: Matt Lippincott

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Hawk Squawk: Matt Lippincott

(Photo Credit: Lehigh Valley Live)Junior OL Matt Lippincott took some time out from his busy schedule this week to share with me his thoughts on the end of camp and the 2012 season.His simple statement of "Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner…

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