Why it’s Not Called Yale-Harvard 

Harvard to Battle Yale in the 132nd playing of The Game.   You have felt it – a palpable tension mounting in the yard, at the river and even in the quad! As the crimson of the foliage continues to fade it only blooms with a fury among the jubilant throng. And the reason for these festival rites? The 132nd playing of The Game draws near. The battle set for 2:30 post meridian Saturday, November 21st is to take place at the historic and slightly inconvenient Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut. The Harvard Crimson has had a winning season …






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Harvard-Brown Game: Splendor on the Grass

Field Notes from Harvard-Brown By five o’clock, the Harvard-faithful surged down JFK Street. They came in loosely packed shuttles from the Quad and in tight-knit droves from the river houses, and at the confluence of JFK and Mt. Auburn the channels merged and streamed across the river. When they crested Anderson Bridge, some people wanted cheap sunglasses to block out the still-bright sun and the glaring river, but by the time they reached Cumnock Field they’d decided they didn’t need them. A handful of well-contained tailgates formed alongside the access road to the fields. Here, old men drank Sam Adams …






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The NFL: Where “Men” Act Like Boys

BY PEYTON FINE How domestic abuse is handled in the NFL. As I watch football games, I am constantly bombarded with comments about how this is a “man’s” game. Commentators discuss a player’s toughness, strength, and speed. Players brag about how their play gains them respect from fellow “men.” Then, they leave the gridiron and beat their wives, kids, or kill people. These “men” become boys, who have no respect for anyone in a vulnerable position, no respect for life, no respect for basic decency. And, no one stops them. Other “men” turn blind eyes, dole out slaps on the …






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Off Field

BY ANDREW ADLER A Snapshot into Harvard Football’s Fan Section This past Friday the Crimson football squad opened their 2014 campaign with a decisive win over Holy Cross. Though I was only on hand for the first forty-five minutes or so of this important game, I enjoyed each of those minutes tremendously. I can’t think of a Harvard football game I’ve enjoyed more since I started college. On the way to the game, my roommates and I stopped at the DAPA tailgate. With the two lawn games and pizza, it felt more like a hastily prepared middle school birthday party …






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No Differences

BY PEYTON FINE A profile of Harvard running back Paul Stanton. If one were to be asked what is the largest D-1 athletic program in the country, few would correctly name Harvard University whose athletic department’s motto is, “Academic Integration and Competitive Excellence.” These two ideals outline how recruited players not only have to be able to compete on the field, but also survive the daily classroom rigors of an Ivy League education. Coaches scour the country looking for the epitome of student-athletes, and those athletes’ journeys are usually filled with interesting twists and turns. Take the story of Paul …






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