"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


bulldog, bulldog

Today is, of course, the second most important football game of the year. And I'm not talking about the hoopla up in Norman. No, today is the 125th edition of The Game, the third-longest running rivalry in college football.

This year is also the fortieth anniversary of the unfortunate incident that was The 1968 Game. We really prefer not to talk about this, but somebody went off and made a movie about the infamous last 42 seconds of The Game that led the Harvard Crimson to run the headline, "Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29." Whatever. When it comes down to it, this is what we're up against:

This rivalry is so intense that even MIT gets involved, most recently with a streaker running across the field in Cambridge (this is the least offensive of the videos of the incident). In 1990, MIT actually fired a rocket on the field, which hung an MIT banner on the goalpost. This is what happens when you put all the smart kids in one place.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to join the sons of Eli in cheering against those arugala-eating, latte-drinking snobs from Cambridge.


Blogger Ray said...

Looks like you are having fun! And thanks so much for the note about my grandma. That was extremely thoughtful of you. She is a very special lady.

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