Being up on my Milton only thru Star Trek, I ponder the roll the Minutemen are currently on and think about the University of Massachusetts' Hamletian past flirtation with upgrading from Division 1-AA to Division 1, a la, say, UConn. The Huskies, for example, got a sense of what might have gone through Icarus' mind when they were recently stomped by Louisville, and could well be wondering if dropping down a level won't make life worth living again.
Meanwhile, UMass is 12-1, and it says here they're gonna, yes, stomp the higher seeded Montana Whatevers next Saturday. But I think back on the decision by the Whosiheimers -- what, the Board of Trustees? -- to keep the footballing Minutiamen in Division 1-AA, rather than graduate to Div 1, simply because "t'is better to rule in Hell than to serve in Heaven."
Ach! If we only knew.
Update: Buggering Bollacks! UMass hoopsters outscore Boston College in the 2nd half, but fall short 84-73. (I'm sorry, Tuscaloosa?? Yo, Heavynews -- Help!)