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Date Posted: 12:52:58 11/13/16 Sun
November 11th - a day which will live in memory-sad though it was-was the 77th anniversary of my first game at Yale Bowl, a defeat by Princeton, 13 to 7. In those days, the Bowls seats were a dull gray color. The scoreboard was white with slots for the metallic plates were slid into place by attendants who were given signals as to down and distance by a jolly older gent wearing a white sweater with stripes on the sleeves. The players not in the game sat on small wooden bleachers next to the tunnels, and dare they not leave unless called in to substitute by the coach. The officials wore knickers, but wore no microphones. Gentlemen fans wore overcoats over suit and tie, and grey felt hats Ladies wore fur coats (real or faux). The event was much shows of style as it was spectacle. Yale lost to the Tigers, 13 to 7, but defeated Harvard, 20 to 7, thus saving "Ducky" Pond's job as head coach for one more year.
Can the Bulldogs upset the Cantabs next week and perhaps save Reno's job for a final shot? Quien sabe?
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