I had a few drinks last night, so I don’t actually remember how it was that I stumbled upon this amusing 2005 article in the New Journal by Adriane Quinlan providing a tour d’horizon of the best t shirt slogan expressions of the traditional Yale-Harvard football rivalry.
Sigma Alpha Epsilonâ€™s pledges sell shirts â€œto raise money for their pledge projectâ€”usually an improvement to the infrastructure of the house. â€œFor example,â€ said Fraternity president Billy Deitch, â€œrebuilding the basement bar.â€ Two years ago the frat put out one of the most successful shirts in recent memory, the front of which argued, â€œYouâ€™d have to be crazy to go to Harvardâ€¦â€ and the back of which provided evidence: a picture of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, Harvard Class of 1962. A later shirt was more minimal in design, â€œVE-RI-DUM,â€ which Branford Senior Jonathan Breit claimed as his favorite game shirt: â€œEverything is perfect: the number of syllables, the latin-esque ending of â€˜dum,â€™ the fact that â€˜dumbâ€™ is misspelled. It just works.â€