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Tuesday, November 30, 2004 
This requires a resounding Nelson Muntz "Ha-ha!": a truly kick-ass "Harvard Sucks" prank from this year's Yale-Harvard football game. (Follow the link for a video of the event unfolding and a picture of the outcome, also available as a full-size poster.)
On November 20, 2004 at the 121st Yale-Harvard game, 20 Elis donned custom made "Harvard Pep Squad" t-shirts, applied enemy-red war paint on their faces, and set out to pull a prank on 1800 Harvard alumni. Like clockwork, these brave Elis proceeded to exude more Harvard spirit than any Cantab ever... tossing t-shirts to the lucky and unsuspecting few, and passing out 1800 sheets of red & white construction paper in perfect order to the cheering Harvard crowd. With 4:47 minutes left in the second quarter of the game, each member of the crowd raised their sheet of paper expecting to spell out "Go Harvard" as they were told by the cheering "Harvard Pep Squad." Instead, the truth was revealed to a laughing crowd of YALE alumni and students who saw the Harvard crowd spell out in clear red letters "WE SUCK."
That is the best Game prank ever. We've pranked the marching band, we've pranked the students, but getting hundreds of alumni to fall for something that makes that good a picture is a real coup. Almost makes up for losing Yale losing The Game 35-3...almost.

("The Game," capitalized, is only and always the Yale-Harvard football game. There are many games, but there is only one Game.)

[ at 2:12 PM • by Abby • permalink  ]

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