The East Hampton High School football team has thus far been unable to play a competitive second half with its opponents. Perhaps this Saturday’s under-the-lights homecoming game with Southampton will be different.
The silver Hampton Cup, which commemorates a rivalry that dates to 1923, will be up for grabs, and East Hampton for the past year has been in possession of it, as the result of a 42-7 rout last fall. That score is similar to the ones the Bonackers have been on the short end of so far this season.
“I’ve only gotten to the second circle of Hell,” I said to my daughter Johnna in an e-mail the other day, “but I like it.”
My father, who used to teach humanities, said Dante had to be taught, though I’ve found an edition that has plenty of explanatory notes. Somebody ought to try a modern version of “The Inferno.” It would probably sell like hotcakes.