Thursday, November 20, 2008
As some of you may know, this Saturday marks the 125th anniversary of the Harvard-Yale Football Game, an event categorized by immense anticipation, binge drinking, and very poor athleticism.
In case you are not sure which team to root for, let me help you out. First, click here for some appropriate music to play while you read.
1. Yale's team is the Bulldogs. Bulldogs are cute and feisty (just like me!)
Harvard's team (and their daily newspaper) is the Crimson, which reminds me of my period, as well as that scene in "Clueless" when Alicia Silverstone tells Wallace Shawn she is "surfing the crimson wave." To summarize: yuck.
2. BILL CLINTON went to Yale! George Bush also went to Yale.
3. Yale's fight songs were written by Cole Porter. Perhaps you've heard of him?
4. The Yale Precision Marching Band, in addition to featuring standard band instruments, includes violins, bagpipes, accordions, keyboards, cowbells, triangles, and air guitars. Their halftime shows are more about pyrotechnics than fancypants formations. Basically, they like to blow shit up on the field.
5. Harvard sucks (and Princeton doesn't matter).
There are too many other reasons to list here, but basically, GO ELIS, and wear blue on Saturday! If you're in the Cambridge area, visit me Friday night at Hong Kong in Harvard Square or track me down at the Yale Club of Boston's tailgate on Saturday.