The recently announced 2013 Brown football schedule includes home night games against both URI and Princeton. The last time Bruno played at night on its own turf twice in one season was, well, never. Though the belief that attendance is inherently higher at night games (see: 2012 Homecoming vs. Harvard) may be a case of mistaking correlation for causation, the move is nonetheless noteworthy. In other scheduling news, the Bears will also play at Harvard in a night game, and will play Bryant University for the first time in school history. So, uh, only five months until the season kicks off. We know you’ll be counting down with us.
Relive the magic over and over again. This is all you needed to see from the Super Bowl. Oh, also the team named like the bird won.
Today at 4:30 p.m., Pac-12 Champion Stanford will take on Big-10 winner Wisconsin in the 2013 iteration of the Rose Bowl Game. Meanwhile, Brown’s football season ended before Thanksgiving. This unfortunate contrast, however, was not always the case. Our own Bruno, in fact, graced the 1916 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, the first since 1902. The game ended up starting off a run of annual New Year’s Day games that continues to this day, the “Grandaddy of them All.”
Led by All-American halfback Fritz Pollard, Brown was riding high after a 3-0 victory over Yale and a 38-0 spanking of URI (sound familiar?) back in 1916. Brown was, if you can believe it, actually favored over its opponent, the Washington State Cougars. On a muddy field, the Cougars were able to hold Pollard, the first African-American to play in the Rose Bowl, to a mere 47 yards on 13 carries. Punching in two rushing touchdowns in the second half was enough for Washington State to beat Brown 14-0. [Read more →]
Did you have fun tailgating in support of Brown State on Saturday? We may have lost the football game, but we definitely had more fun than our foes from Cambridge, and we have the photos to prove it. Like our Facebook page, click through the photos, and tag your friends in this album from Homecoming. Enjoy!
Check out tomorrow’s BDH for more photos from today’s game.
Here are a few of our favorite shots from the night.
It’s Homecoming. It’s time to temporarily leave the realm of academia, release our inner Brown
Bares Bears, and enter the state of nature. Proudly donning our Brown swag, we take to Brown Stadium in revelry and unite as a cohesive sleuth of Bears to cheer on our fellow athletically-inclined Brunonians as they engage in an old American pastime: kickin’ some good old Crimson behind… uh, we mean football.
The concept of men throwing around the pigskin and tackling each other may or may not be appealing to you, but we all can agree on two things: we’re proud to go to Brown, and we hate Harvard. There’s seriously no better time to show it. So put your work on the back burner, shelve your stress, and come on down to the game. Paxson will be there too, which is a huge plus.
Let’s go Bruno!
Although Commish Roger Goodell didn’t call out his name in April’s NFL Draft, quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero ’11.5 kept working and was rewarded with a contract with the Oakland Raiders. Newhall-Caballero worked out for the Silver and Black this weekend; his signing was officially announced Tuesday in a press release from the club.
This past fall, Newhall-Caballero was named to the All-Ivy Second Team after throwing for over 2,300 yards and 18 touchdowns. He only played two games in 2010 due to a broken wrist, but the year before, Newhall-Caballero earned First Team All-Ivy honors and ranked second in all of college football with 25.9 completions per game.
He is the fourth quarterback on the Oakland roster behind starter Carson Palmer and high-profile backups in former Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor, who left Ohio State amid a scandal in 2011. But despite the current name recognition at the position already, head coach Dennis Allen said in an interview with Comcast Sports Net that Newhall-Caballero’s signing wasn’t “for charity” and that the team brings in “guys that we think have a chance to compete and have a chance to be decent football players.” Allen went on to describe Newhall-Caballero as “smart,” “athletic,” and having a “strong arm.”
Here’s a tip of the hat to Kyle for all the hard work he put in as a Bear that earned him this opportunity. Be sure to follow @BDH_Sports on Twitter to keep up with Kyle’s progress through OTA’s, minicamps, preseason, and beyond. You won’t want to miss watching them try to fit all 17 characters of his name on the back of his jersey… or if he’ll meet this guy.
Two years ago today, Colin Cloherty ’09 was probably spending his Sunday like the rest of us during reading period–holed up in the stacks wondering how that 12-15 page paper was going to write itself in the next 18 hours. Fast forward two years, and the former history concentrator has traded in neocolonialism for an NFL touchdown.
After only being activated by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, Cloherty scored his first career NFL touchdown Sunday when he scooped up a fumbled Tampa Bay punt and ran it 8 yards into the end zone. At the time, the Jags were trailing 14-0, and Cloherty’s score was a game-changer. [Read more →]
Whether you hate sports of all sorts or are simply one of those pretentious wastes of human life who insists on calling football American football (you know who you are, and you should not be allowed to breed), the Thanksgiving Day football game is the key to enjoying your meal to the fullest extent. When you collapse on the sofa like a giant squid, spent from your battle with the whales of relatives and liters of gravy, nothing helps the gluttony sink in better than the swish of shiny tights and the crunch of sternums being destroyed by 300-lb man-children. Football is soothing and familiar. Even your grandmother believes this. Ask her. Old people enjoy dropping truth bombs.
For those of you who like to get a little more into the action and actually pick a team to root for while all that stuffing allows the price of Plavix stock to rise, I am here to serve you. Today’s game pits the ugly, sickly Detroit Lions against the brave, caring, this-is-a-team-I’d-play-laser-tag-with Green Bay Packers. Obviously I care very little about this game, and I will now break down, very logically, the matchup, so that you may make an educated decision about whom to root for. [Read more →]
shooting themselves in the foot ridiculing their own team, the Columbia University Marching Band (CUMB, yes, really, CUMB) was barred from performing in their game against Brown yesterday. The offending lyrics were sung after a 62-41 against Cornell.
(As a side note, the parody wasn’t even funny. Really? The best you’ve got is “We always lose, lose, lose; by a lot, and sometimes by a little”?)
Oh yeah, and then there was a football game itself. We lost, 35-28 in double overtime.