Saturday, November 11, 2006

Tiger, Tiger, Tiger! 

Well. I'll be goddamned. Princeton beat Yale today 34-31, in front of more than 43,000 fans in New Haven. Good enough to make me retract my rage of last year. The Tigers are now 8-1, and if they get past Dartmouth next week they will win at least a share of the Ivy League title. And they will have beaten both Harvard and Yale, which is cause for a big bonfire on Cannon Green.

Tryin' to stay cool here.

UPDATE: A commenter says the reported attendance is way off.


Besides maintaining control of the Ivy League race, and more on that in a bit, Princeton will celebrate its first sweep of Harvard and Yale since 1994 with a Thursday night bonfire, starting at 9 p.m. More information will be available during the week at GoPrincetonTigers.com.

The coverage of the game at goprincetontigers.com is pretty good:
Led by senior quarterback Jeff Terrell, who set the fourth-highest single-game passing total in Princeton football history, the 21st-ranked Tigers won the wildest game in the wildest season in a long time. Princeton rallied from three 14-point deficits and one 11-point deficit with 10:52 remaining to stun Yale in New Haven, Conn. The wildest thing of all comes out of the win; the Princeton football team, picked to finish sixth in the Ivy League preseason poll, is now one win away from its ninth Ivy League title and its first since 1995.

CWCID: The Tiger In Exile.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sat Nov 11, 06:02:00 PM:

There's no way there were 43,000 fans there today, or even anything close to that number.  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Sat Nov 11, 07:05:00 PM:

That's what the little Yahoo story said the attendance was. Probably just counting sold seats. I wasn't there, so your eyewitness observation trumps, I think.  

By Blogger Viatrix, at Sat Nov 11, 07:30:00 PM:

Something in the universe is out of kilter :)  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sat Nov 11, 07:56:00 PM:

Counting tickets and maybe a projection of student attendance (for which one does need a ticket) was probably what they did. There were no turnstiles and I did't see anyone counting anything.

The Princeton fans were very impressive in number and volume, though. They had quite a few bus-loads of students and they put the Yale crowd to shame with their cheering, especially during the second half when Coach Sidleicki decided that he didn't really want to win the game.  

By Blogger The Tiger, at Sun Nov 12, 12:56:00 AM:

That's an interesting issue -- ought one to book a bus ticket down to P-ton to experience the once-in-a-decade event?


I may skip my Russian class on Friday to do so...  

By Blogger Mycroft, at Sun Nov 12, 10:41:00 AM:

I so very much wish I was still anywhere on the East Coast. A bonfire would have been worth driving up from, well, just about anywhere within 6 hours' distance for.  

By Anonymous BIRD OF PARIDISE, at Sun Nov 12, 02:39:00 PM:

After barring the military and inviting a terrorist to give a speech there i hope YALE gets creamed at every game it plays  

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