“We Suck” — When Yale Pranked Harvard at the 2004 Big Football Game

On a com­plete­ly lighter note.

The blurb to the Youtube video above reads as fol­lows: “In 2004, 24 enter­pris­ing Yale stu­dents cre­at­ed the non-exis­tent “Har­vard Pep Squad” for the big Har­vard-Yale foot­ball game. As the Pep Squad pumped up the Har­vard fans, they dis­trib­uted 1800 pieces of red and white con­struc­tion papers with the under­stand­ing that when all the cards were held up, it would spell “GO HARVARD” See what hap­pens next!”

To get more of the back­sto­ry on what hap­pened that day, read this account by the mas­ter­mind of the prank as well as this account from a 2005 edi­tion of Yale Dai­ly News.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Prince­ton v. Yale, 1903: The Old­est Col­lege Foot­ball Game on Film

The Har­vard Clas­sics: Down­load All 51 Vol­umes as Free eBooks

Yale Launch­es an Archive of 170,000 Pho­tographs Doc­u­ment­ing the Great Depres­sion

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