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Don’t Believe Your Own Press Releases

The fluff:

Crew IRA1.jpg

The reality — as researched by a long-time reader:

Happy to learn that we had “a pair of successful seasons,” I clicked on the article’s link to “final results” to view the good news. Here’s what actually happened to Dartmouth’s crews at the IRA:

Varsity Heavyweight Eight: 22nd out of 24 crews—4th in the 4th Level final;

Varsity Heavyweight Four: Last in the qualifying heats; Last in its repechage heat; Did not compete (or perhaps did not finish) in the 4th level final;

Second Varsity Eight: 13th out of 24 crews;

Third Varsity Eight: 10th out of 18 crews;

Freshman Eight: Did not compete

Varsity Lightweight Eight: 6th out of 8 crews;

Varsity Lightweight Four: 12th out of 12 crews; Last in its heat; Scratched from the Petit Final.

Do you suppose that somebody in Hanover actually believes these results “[capped] off a pair of successful seasons”?

Putting the best face on dismal results is one thing, outright deception is another.

Addendum: Has anyone ever heard of a Dartmouth team being called “the Green and the White”? Rah! Rah! Go Big Green and White?


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