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No Big Red Love for Love Story

Continuing with last week's Love Story topic, MetaEzra reader SD '12 writes in:

Just finished the post on Love Story and thought you might like to know that even though Love Story never caught on to Cornell as a whole, it holds a special place with the Big Red Pep Band. On their annual trip to Hahvahd/Dartmouth for hockey games, the pep band watches Love Story on the bus. They watch up to the part where Hahvahd gets their ass kicked in hockey (during which they cheer and applaud) and then they fast forward to the part where Jenny dies (where they also cheer and applaud). If you've never seen the movie before and ask a pep band member what it is about, the response goes something like "It's a terrible movie. Basically Cornell whips Hahvahd's ass in hockey, and then Jenny dies."

Do I smell some cause and effect in the air? Was Erich Segal the first to observe that the Big Red Hockey Team is indeed the dream-crushing, soul-devouring juggernaut of the ECAC, effectively squashing Oliver's hopes for a life full of love and happiness with Jenny by pummeling him into the ice (and then killing his beloved)?

Well, if we didn't kill Jenny, we definitely killed Harvard last year in a 4-0 season sweep.

SD continues:

During hockey games with Hahvahd, the BRPB plays the theme to Love Story, which if you've ever seen the film repeats about 8904832904 times.

The pep band manager also keeps a DVD copy of Love Story, which is handed down after pep band manager elections every year.

Matthew Nagowski | Posted on August 30, 2010 (#)

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