Later this afternoon, Mal and I are off to New Haven, Connecticut for the Harvard-Yale game. Mal’s dad is a Harvard alum, so it’s a yearly tradition to get together and watch the game.
Tonight, we’re meeting family and friends for a pre-game celebration and then spending the night in New Haven. Tomorrow, we’ll wake up early for some mid-morning tailgating before the start of The Game. I’m excited for the game, but I’m even more psyched that the weather will be fairly nice tomorrow. It’s usually freeeeeezing at the Harvard-Yale game!
As you probably know, the Harvard-Yale game is one of the biggest sports rivalries in college sports. As of 2010, the Harvard Crimson and Yale Bulldogs have met 127 times since the first game in 1875. Yale currently leads the series 65-54-8, but they haven’t won a game since 2006! Go Harvard!
With all of this rivalry talk, I thought it might be fun to go through some of my past school sports rivalries, especially since I know a bunch of you guys live in the northeast and might have similar ones. Let the trash talking begin!
I went to Littleton Jr./Sr. High School in Littleton, Massachusetts. Our mascot was the tiger. We had a lot of sports rivals back then (it really just depended on the team), but the one I think most of us could agree on was Maynard High School because they had the same mascot. Our colors were blue and gold and theirs were orange and black, but it was still the same mascot. We referred to them as the “generic tigers.” We also killed them in soccer.
I didn’t pay too much attention to sports at Union—mostly because I was too busy boozing-face—but, on occasion, I’d attend a hockey game. The Union Dutchmen were a good team and won quite a few games, so it was always fun to watch them.
The big hockey rivalry back then was with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). One of the Union traditions during hockey games involved throwing oranges onto the ice after the first goal scored by the Dutchmen. I never participated, but I always found it amusing.
It seems like Boston College has a lot of sports rivalries: Holy Cross, Notre Dame, Clemson. I guess it depends who you ask. I love BC, but I will always root for ND!
Mmm! Delicious breakfast this morning!
I also drank a glass of iced coffee mixed with eggnog.
Be Thankful Challenge
I’m thankful for The Ellen Show. It makes me laugh, cry, and want to be a better person.
Question of the Day
Who was your school sports rival?
P.S. Check out my friend’s ‘Save Community’ posters! They’re so cool! I want one! (Thank goodness the show isn’t really canceled!)