Yale Students Strip Down During Win Over Harvard

'Behold, the bare asses of the brightest young minds in America'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2016 4:19 PM CST
Yale Students Get Naked for Victory Over Harvard
Harvard and Yale play in an NCAA football game at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Mass. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. But the real action was in the stands.   (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

The Yale football team beat Harvard for the first time in a decade Saturday, leading to a display of naked emotion by Bulldog fans—emphasis on naked. With Yale leading 14-7 in the second half, a section of fans stripped completely nude and mooned the field. "Behold, the bare asses of the brightest young minds in America," Deadspin quips. A NSFW photo can be ogled here. "We have so many questions about the decision to go naked," Fox Sports states. "Why? What was the reason? And on a chilly November afternoon in Massachusetts, was it worth it?" The answer is a definitive "maybe." While the game had to be delayed for a few minutes while police intervened, Yale held on to win 21-14. The public nudity may have helped: The last Bulldog victory over the Crimson featured a streaker. (More public nudity stories.)

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