For the first time in its history, ESPN's College GameDay went to Boston for the Harvard-Yale rivalry.
It was one of those weeks in which a commentator like Kirk Herbstreit praises the participants in this rivalry for representing "the true meaning of student-athletes." That's an applause line that gracious guests will never question. The implication is that the players who jockey for draft position and receive outside attention are not playing for the right reasons. But whether a player plays for the right reasons or not isn't determined by whether that player's on scholarship.
Anyway, onto the signs.
Setting the bar a little low for yourselves there, guys.
Two strong, strong signs here.
Watch College Gameday on ESPN to see this poster for Heritage Alum Candler Rich! pic.twitter.com/FtGTLRIztH— Heritage Athletics (@THS_HawksSports) November 22, 2014
Hang on. Yale's got a quarterback whose name is "Rich"? Isn't that a little too... on the nose?
[Landon Collins flies in and obliterates the children, stands up: "Checkmate."]
At one point in the broadcast, this happened.
Straight up, we found this abandoned poster at Gameday. pic.twitter.com/nXGLdeH3BG— Jane Coaston (@cjane87) November 22, 2014
What you did there: I see it.
"This is a Yale diploma" pic.twitter.com/JB2k76b8Dn— Eric Levenson (@ejleven) November 22, 2014
is this true
Pure poetry. pic.twitter.com/N59B97Ykik— YDN Sports (@YDNsports) November 22, 2014