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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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