In the wrong setting, these words might have been viewed as arrogant, even contemptuous. Said with an Australian accent and a disarming smile at Mather Senior Dinner, they caused the room to erupt in laughter.
It’s difficult to choose the right epithet for the 2015-2016 Harvard men’s basketball team.
With its Friday loss to Yale, the Harvard men’s basketball team clinched something it hadn’t in half a decade—a losing record and a likely ticket home for the postseason. A team that has alternatingly under- and overachieved fittingly enters the final weekend with a decent shot at finishing the season fourth in the conference: exactly where it was predicted preseason.
Expectations are now much higher in Lehrer’s second season as head coach, and the team has begun to deliver on the lofty aspirations that it has set for itself.