Monday, December 1, 2008

Opening Thoughts

After 12 years on the loyal newsbeat of Georgetown Football, we welcome a new and perhaps different take on the news of the Hoyas.

The Third Rail is, as was noted earlier on the site, not just a directional title but one which resonates among Hoyas of a different kind. In politics, as in sports, there are issues that aren't touched, and this site attempts to be a place to discuss some issues that, for whatever reason, doesn't get a lot of discussion elsewhere. After eight years of inertia, people have got to stop talking and start committing to the means by which Georgetown University can field a football program representative of its strength and its potential.

It's time to put aside the soft bigotry of low expectations that has hung over Hoya football in recent years. To do so, we may have to touch that rail and explore some tough questions out there.

"The future", wrote Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, "belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope." As we enter the 45th year since a generation of young men gave new life to the football futures of the next generation, it's not only time to reconnect football to Georgetown, but recommit itself to it.

That of course, and a winning record.

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