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The Fighting Colonials

Rich, as an alumnus of the George Washington University (Hail to the Buff and Blue!), I can tell you we have a long tradition of accentuating the positive when it comes to our athletics.

When I was there, it was common to see t-shirts that read: “GW Football: Undefeated Since 1967.”

Of course, we hadn’t fielded a team since 1966. . .

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster has been news editor of National Review Online since 2009, and was a web site editor until 2012. His work has appeared in The American Spectator, The American ...

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