The Game, better known as the annual Harvard-Yale football game to the outsiders, is the second oldest continuing rivalry and also the third most-played rivalry game in the US college football history, after the Lehigh-Lafayette Rivalry (1884) and the Princeton-Yale game (1873).
哈佛耶鲁橄榄球赛是美国大学橄榄球历史上第二古老的持续对抗赛，也是赛场 数第三多的比赛,位列里海-拉斐特对抗赛（1884 )和普林斯顿-耶鲁比赛（1873)之后。
The Game was first played in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1875. Harvard won the initial contest 4-0. The Game of 2009 was its 126th version instead of 130th version for it was halted four times. In 1894，newspapers reported seven players carried ofl the field “in dying condition“. After that, the two schools broke off all official contact including athletic competition for two years. Since resuming in 1897，The Game has been played annually except during the First and Second World Wars. In recent years, The Game is always played on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, and the venue alternated between Harvard Stadium and the Yale Bowl.
哈佛-耶鲁橄榄球赛的第一场赛事是1875年在康涅狄格州的纽黑文举行的哈佛 以4比0的比分赢得了首场比赛。2009年的球赛是126场比赛，而不是第130场，因 为球赛曾暂停了四次。1894年的报纸报道了 7名球员“拼死“贏得了赛场。这之后的 两年，两所学校突然断绝了一切官方联系，包括体育比赛。在1897年恢复比赛之后， 除了两次世界大战，每年都进行球赛。近几年，球赛都是在感恩节的前一个星期六, 轮流在哈佛体育馆和耶鲁体育中心举行。
The most notable and memorable game of the 126 contests was The Game of 1968，in which the Harvard team made a miraculous last-moment comeback, scoring 16 points in the final 42 seconds to tie a highly touted Yale squad. The next day, the Harvard Crimson printed the headline “Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29“，as a way to show their pride and distain for their rival.
在这126场比赛中，最引人关注和难忘的是1968年的赛事。在那场比赛中，哈佛 队在最后一刻进行了神奇般地反攻，在最后42秒得了 16分，和被人看好的耶鲁队打 成了平手。第二天《哈佛深红》的头条就是“哈佛以29比29打败耶鲁“，为展示其骄傲和蔑视对手。
In the past nine years since 2001，Yale only won The Game of2005. Yet, Yale still leads the series 65-53-8, Still, scores aside, this is more than a football game. At stake are bragging rights for graduates and students who compete with glee clubs, marching bands, and tailgate spreads, ribbing their rivals to gain the upper hand, keeping their jocular rivalry vibrant.
2001年以来的9年时间里，耶鲁只在2005 年贏得了球赛。但耶鲁仍以65贏53负8平领先。 但不考虑分数，这不只是一场橄榄球赛。两校 的毕业生和在校学生虚张声势，在合唱团、军 乐队、停车场面积上面较劲，嘲弄对手以占上风， 让对抗赛充满笑料和活力。
For many students and alumni of Harvard and Yale，The Game is an important event. The schools are located only a few hours，travel from one another; and，perhaps because they are among the nation’s most prestigious and oldest universities, the rivalry is intense. Beating the rival is often considered more important than the team’s season record.
对哈佛和耶鲁的在校生和毕业生来说，橄 榄球赛是一个很重要的事项。两所学校只有几 个小时的路程，又或许因为二者都是美国最著名和最古老的大学，所以对抗赛很激烈。 打败对手比贏得这一赛季的比赛更重要。
Afterward, the masses will convene at Bar before boarding a train that resembles getting on a metro in China, or any other situation which can turn the least squeamish person claustrophobic.
It’s just part of the experience. They are expecting another great Game，regardless of whether they are wearing red or blue.