Friday, November 08, 2019

The Day Before

From Dartmouth sports information:

Dartmouth's game notes can be found HERE.
Princeton's game notes can be found HERE.
Jay Greenberg, who does a terrific job on the Princeton Tigers Football site, compares and contrasts the Dartmouth-Princeton game of a year ago with this year's edition HERE. And be sure to check out TigerBlog's thoughts on the game and its place in history HERE.
HERO Sports has a capsule story on the game and picks Dartmouth, 20-17. Check the story out HERE.
There are also previews in the Daily Princetonian and The Dartmouth.
And finally, a site call Front Office Sports, which describes itself as "a prosumer publisher at the intersection of two passion points: sports + business," should have had a fact checker look over this STORY. From FOS:
(On) game day, there will be numerous tailgates taking place before kickoff at 3:30 p.m. EST on ESPNU, said (Sam Hopkins, senior associate athletic director for external relations). Two weeks before Princeton-Dartmouth, The Big Green sold roughly 14,000 tickets; by Saturday, both he and Senior Associate Athletic Director Richard Whitmore anticipate that it’ll be a sold-out crowd on hand at Yankee Stadium.
There are some unfortunate and misleading statements in the story. No, the game is not expected to be a sellout and the writer seems to have misunderstood what Sam Hopkins and Richard Whitmore said. No, that's not the number of tickets Dartmouth had sold two weeks before the game. And having been to a Penn State Pinstripe Bowl game at Yankee Stadium, I can assure you that for as festive and exciting as the atmosphere surrounding the game will be, there is virtually no tailgating scene around the ballpark.

Green Alert Take: Enjoy the game for what it is, a wonderful opportunity for the players and coaches, for families and fans of both teams.