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Subject: Re: Could the Y/H rivalry ever die out?


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John Harvard
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Date Posted: 11:06:00 07/07/17 Fri
In reply to: Bulldogs1234 's message, "Re: Could the Y/H rivalry ever die out?" on 00:25:25 07/07/17 Fri

Aside from The Game, the Rivalry continues in other sports as well. Hockey, Basketball and Crew certainly count HY as among perennial title contenders.

ILDN and other television coverage is absolutely having a negative effect on attendance. The concept that increased coverage can sustain the Rivalry may be true, but other than The Game or a scenario such as the basketball playoff at the Palestra in 2015 (NOT 2017), don't expect it to be reflected in the stands.

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Old Blue
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Date Posted: 14:27:26 07/07/17 Fri

Gentlemen; may i dare say for the record the two most recent crowds over 700000 in the bowl were 73000 in 1981 and 70000 in 1983 where i was in attendance. This would be hard to achieve now the official seating capacity is 61446. largest crowd vs the cadets 80000 in 1923 i was not in attendance.

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Memphis Bill
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Date Posted: 15:04:49 07/07/17 Fri

To augment Old Blue's report, let me say that I was present in the Bowl for the 1964 Princeton game, attendance 64,000, and the 1970 Dartmouth game (60,000), back in the happy days when the rivalry with the Johnnies was not the only high-profile challenge on the Bulldog's plate. Those two ancient rivals (as well as Cornell) were games that always drew well in New Haven, right up to the time of the proliferation of TV football offerings on Saturday afternoons. However, it took real malice aforethought to cripple such competitive and interesting matchups to the point that exists today, when even a Princeton game has a hard time drawing more than 20,000 to what the NY Times used to call "the immense blue oval."

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bulldog10jw
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Date Posted: 17:00:52 07/07/17 Fri

43k in attendance.

It can happen if both teams are good which doesn't seem to happen often.

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Memphis Bill
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Date Posted: 17:15:58 07/07/17 Fri

Agree that this could happen, and the series could revive. One of the all-time great college football rivalries. The Yale streak 1967-80, and having very anti-football Presidents in the persons of Giamatti and Bowen, reduced a red letter date on many alums' calendars to a humdrum, ordinary game. What a pity!

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An Observer
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Date Posted: 21:16:16 07/07/17 Fri

Yes, the long Yale streak negatively impacted the Y-P rivalry, which is why it was doubly a relief that the Bulldogs beat the Crimson last year. A long losing streak does not help a rivalry.

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