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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
So let those Big Ten behemoths laugh at Harvard-Yale. We still like The Game.
It tells us that it's time to lower the storm windows. It speaks to a certain purity of college sport. Sometimes, it even produces a gem of a football game (last year's triple-OT Harvard win in New Haven, for instance). Unfortunately, yesterday was not one of those days.
On an afternoon too warm for raccoon coats (though I did see a young woman wearing a Harvard letter sweater and pearls), the future business leaders of America clashed for the 123d time and Yale won easily in front of a sellout crowd. A couple of streakers, one with "MIT" stenciled on his back, proved more elusive than any Harvard ball carrier. When it was over, Yale students vaulted the cement walls of the ancient stadium and stormed the field, where they smoked cigars with their football heroes.
Elsewhere on the gridiron:
1 Ohio State beats 2 Michigan before 105,708 at Columbus, 42-39.
20 BC stays alive in ACC championship hunt, thumps 21 Maryland, 38-16.