Last spring, when I found this New Yorker article on the Ivy League Football Association, football season was already over and baseball was in the air. I’ve been sitting on it ever since and if I don’t post it now, I’ll forget and another season will be gone.
It’s not much: The main revelation is that former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was a third-string quarterback his freshman year at Princeton. The article also gives us an excuse to post the above 1954 class photo of Rumsfeld, in which he looks more like a football player than how we normally think of him: a kind of third-string supervillain plotting world domination in one of the lesser Bond movies. — CC