Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. The annual matchup between Harvard and Yale is one of the nation's oldest rivalries dating back to Simply known as "The Game" among students and alumni of both Ivy League schools, this is a tradition that gathers one-percent elitists, CEOs, executives of Fortune companies, wealthy Wall Street denizens, state legislators, and congressmen, and maniacal students.
The contest was played at Harvard Stadium where approximately a dozen Yale students carried on an odd tradition of getting naked at the game.
The tradition, known as the "Saybrook Strip" delayed the kickoff as these crazy students jumped on the wall along the field to "hang out" in front of the crowd. If you want to look, this is NSFW.
Police eventually intervened to make the students put some clothes on and stop acting like the were in the Garden of Eden instead of the fact they were sharing space with over 30, fans. According to the Yale Daily Newsthe "Saybrook Strip" is a yearly rite of passage conducted by Yale's Saybrook residential college that has been going on for at least 40 years.
Neither rain, nor snow, nor the harsh New England weather can prevent another nude Yale tradition. For decades, the Saybrook Strip has entertained and shocked fans of Ivy League football.
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It began in the s, when a single Saybrook student mooned the opposing fans at the Harvard-Yale game. The next year, some of his friends ed him. In the decades since these intrepid acts of anti-Harvard or anti-clothing rebellion, the Saybrook Strip has become a fixture at every Yale football game.
Since Ivy League schools like Harvard and Yale pride themselves on really weird traditions, you can bet that the strip is here to stay for generations to come. The Bulldogs beat the Crimsonending Harvard's year win streak no pun intended over them.
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