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Date Posted: 12:13:19 11/11/16 Fri
For years, the Yale game notes noted that, at least among Old Blues, this was the case -- the P game being a bigger one than H. The rivalry took a big hit when P lost a stupefying 14 straight (Cozza still thinks Y only lost in 1981 due to a bad PI call, although I think it was a good call). This year's notes do not seem to reflect that same sentiment.
No love lost here. When they used to scrimmage, they would scuffle, and I have seen games end the same way.
The previous League Ex Director told me the day before one P-Y game that the refs are specifically instructed to keep the game under control. In one, under Tom Williams, some Y players came over to the P side of pre-game warms-ups to taunt the P players; when the captains went out for the coin toss, both benches emptied to mid-field and the refs barely maintained order. And this was before the opening kickoff. On that kickoff, a Y players was ejected. Wild.
I am guessing that Y will add new looks/wrinkles on offense to get the P defense off balance. I am guessing P will blitz and bring extra pressure to try and rattle the young QB. It has been a down season for Yale, and an upset over an old rival who will still be in co-title contention even if H wins the night before will be one way to sweeten the season for Old Eli. I prefer a Y loss tomorrow and Y win the following weekend. Cheers.
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