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Harvard-Yale brings history to life

Football rivals meet Saturday for 126th time

Updated: November 20, 2009, 11:07 AM ET
By Tom Lakin | Special to ESPNBoston.com

Harvard football coach Tim Murphy stood Wednesday in the Dillon Field House and tried to put The Game into perspective.

"We could be 0-9 and have plenty of incentive to play Yale," the coach said to a room full of football coaches, gridiron club members and sports writers who needed no explanation regarding the historical significance of Harvard-Yale. "It's always a game that you don't necessarily have to say a whole lot about. The kids understand."

As Murphy spoke, he was flanked ...

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