Tigers Rout Yale as Classmates Tailgate and Celebrate
By Howard Zien
week 2013 was a bit later than prior years, taking place on November 16 rather
than mid or late October. Accordingly,
the breathtaking fall colors of our undergraduate days and Homecomings past
were but a vague memory with fading leaves swooshing and crunching
the sun was brilliant with the temperatures in the high sixties. It is as though the fates had conspired to
create this beautiful backdrop for Princetonians to better enjoy the glorious
day and the success of our football team.
crowd at the stadium was better attended than any game in recent memory, with
over 80% of the seats occupied. The
overwhelming abundance of orange at the stadium and the cheering students more
than made up for the fading autumn.
the Tiger football team did not disappoint.
There were very few break-away plays, rather a steady and methodical
consistency that, when all was said and done, resulted in a surprising but very
gratifying, lopsided score.
STU RICKERSON and others could not help but recall how many times while we
were students Yale enjoyed the better half of the Princeton matchup. This time, it was the Tigers who enjoyed the
victory and the spoils and the good feelings.
University-wide Tailgate. Prior
to the game, all alumni were invited to attend a University-wide reception in
the Fine Courtyard, free of charge.
There were a wide variety of sandwiches, pasta salad, cupcakes, cookies
as well as beer and a mulled apple cider.
Princeton paraphernalia abounded including wristbands, buttons, orange
sunglasses (don't ask) and Beat Yale beer cups.
I was thinking that this tailgate
alone would justify attendance by classmates as far away as Chicago and St.
game and resulting victory justified attendance from California and beyond.
the tailgate was for all alums, the 71'ers managed to find one another and
begin a joyous day among friends and Classmates.
Tiger Inn Reception. After
the game, our class gathered in the Library on the second floor of Tiger Inn as
has been the custom for the past several years.
There was food and drink free of charge and courtesy of the Class
treasury. If there were two dozen
classmates and friends at the tailgate, there were over 50 attendees sharing in
the glow of Princeton's victory and the good cheer that always seems to emanate
from the class reception.
was a perfect way to finish off a magnificent day.
Seen at one or more of the day's events: MURPHEY HARMON, STU RICKERSON, PAUL FLOWERMAN, DOUG PIKE, MARK MAZO and Fern, HANK HOLOSZYC, MARSHALL BURACK, GERRY UEHLINGER, RICHARD WILLIAMS and Nita Novy, CHUCK GOLDBERG, ART LOWENSTEIN, PODIE LYNCH, HOWARD ZIEN and spouse, JACK HITTSON, JACK HESS and Pat, WALLY HESS h71, BILL WEIGEL, BILL MCCARTER, ROBERT GOOD and spouse, RICH DEFIDELE and Marie, PETER HAUCK and Lydia, BILL LEWIS and friend, RON SENCHESAK and Barbara, DAVID SCHANKLER, RAY OLLWERTHER and spouse, and DEBRA TEGARDEN, Among those from other Classes who joined in were Jerome Coleman '70, Stuart Taylor '70, Andy Cowherd '74, Henry Maguire '79, Princeton Trustee Bob Hugin '76, and Hillary Durgin Harmon '85.
(More photos in the Gallery).