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Dec 01, 2009, 07:56AM

Dispatches from the 126th Harvard-Yale football game

A little debunking below.

The biggest controversy at this year's Harvard-Yale game centered not on a coach's atrocious call on fourth-and-long, but on a T-shirt. For its official fashion statement, Yale's Freshman Council opted for a wildly popular design featuring an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote ("I think of all Harvard men as sissies") — until the university's LGBT Cooperative protested the shirt's "thinly-veiled gay slur." University administrators started lumbering around, and, trapped in a classic lose-lose shit storm, the Council pulled the design.

  • Fitzgerald was a Princeton man and therefore has a deep ethnographic knowledge of sissies. I'm sure he used the term precisely and without prejudice.

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