A letter about
Rob Bordley '70
enjoyed reading in the April 4 issue about one of my comrades in
arms from the 1970s, one Robinson Bordley '70. What your writer
did not reveal is that after wowing Princeton football and lacrosse
fans with his talents, Rob ventured into the questionable world
of rugby after leaving the U.
He and I knocked heads
- literally - over the ensuing years with opposing teams in the
Washington, D.C., area. It wasn't until 1976, however, when he and
I traveled to South Africa to get our behinds whooped as part of
an East Coast touring team that I discovered the true inner spirit
that makes him such a memorable individual. I was fortunate to witness
Rob, in his own special way, leave an indelible mark on South Africa
during that trip.
went on to further acclaim when selected to play with the first
U.S. national team in the mid-70s, before his marvelous physical
skills diminished, as evidenced so clearly in his picture from PAW.
OK, there's the thinning gray hair, the expanding forehead, and
the lined face. But those eyes, oh those eyes, and the mischief
Kevin Warner '71
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