Hey, they said it. The Yale Daily News reports:
The "Harvard Pep Squad" ran up and down the aisles of Harvard Stadium at The Game Nov. 20. They had megaphones in hand and their faces were painted as they encouraged the crowd to hold up the 1,800 red and white pieces of construction paper they had handed out. It would read "Go Harvard," they said.Lily and I are proud to say we were in attendance to witness this hilarity. We were also there to witness the stealing of the Harvard flag. The flag was passed up among the Yale fans and promptly dismantled. According to the Daily:
But the 20 "Pep Squad" members were actually Yale students. And when the Harvard students, faculty and alumni held up their pieces of paper -- over and over again -- they spelled out "We Suck" in giant block letters the whole stadium could read.
The "We Suck" prank was not the only prank at the game. The senior class hired an airplane to fly over the stadium, trailing a sign that read "Too Many Can Tabs, Not Enough Kegs. Love, Yale '05." Another group of students orchestrated a plan to steal the Harvard flag. This plan had its complexities as well, involving a decoy running around with a residential college flag to distract security guards and police officers.Harvard tools will say "scoreboard" (Yale lost 35-3). Okay... but you admitted you suck anyway. So...
The kids responsible for the prank have a website. Buy one of the posters -- they will look cool framed (I'm waiting for mine) and it pays back the kids for the money they spent on the prank.