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Subject: Re: Yale-Princeton

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Date Posted: 08:59:39 12/13/16 Tue
In reply to: Memphis Bill 's message, "Re: Yale-Princeton" on 22:12:06 12/12/16 Mon

Another damper on the Yale-Princeton rivalry in recent times is the fact that the two programs are rarely both good at the same time.
Over the past 20 years, there's probably been about three seasons where both were above-average. You have to go back to 2006 for a season where both were serious title contenders. And that game drew a healthy crowd, and some old-fashioned animosity between the teams and student bodies.

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Date Posted: 09:10:29 12/13/16 Tue

Agree with vv that Y-P is a natural rivalry, that during some decades had more meaning to Yale than the contest with the school up north. Let's hope that Yale can find a way to get on the same (winning) page with its younger brother to the South, and that we can see some of that old fashioned vitriol flow on the gridiron!

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remember it well
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Date Posted: 10:00:28 12/13/16 Tue

Some wonderful memories of YP games at the Bowl and at Palmer when the stands were full and there were All-American players on the field. Even the freshmen games were well attended. The rivalry was intense between the teams and very spirited between Bulldog students and the Tiger students - a good number were friends and former classmates from boarding school. Legacy students were a significant number in those days and their friendly rivalry was practically in bred and the popularity of the YP game was passed through to younger generations.
It would be terrific to see some of that enthusiasm for this game regenerated so I quite agree with VV and MP; but with today's students hardly attending any games I am doubtful it will change very much even as both teams try to improve their level of success.

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Date Posted: 17:07:39 12/14/16 Wed

I really miss freshman games. Too bad they outlived their usefulness.

The Yale-Princeton freshman game was always on Saturday morning so you could watch the freshmen play, then head over to either the Bowl or Palmer for the varsity.

The Y-H freshman game was always on Friday the day before. Always a day off from work for me.

I'll never forget the Yale-Harvard freshman game in '87 being played in almost early season like warmth. Overnight, in came the cold weather and the '87 varsity game became the "Ice Bowl"

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remember it well
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Date Posted: 17:45:38 12/14/16 Wed

Those YP freshman games followed by varsity games were double the enjoyment of a great rivalry. Like watching a football doubleheader.
Was wearing polar wear for the 87 Game and it still wasn't enough. You're right the day before was balmy.

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