Nov. 18, 2004
The Harvard-Yale matchup pits some of the most well-rounded student athletes in the nation against each other every year. Now, ESPN2's morning show, Cold Pizza, is airing a segment playing on the intellectual and athletic prowess of six of Yale's football players.
Dicky Shanor, Barton Simmons, Ben Breunig, Fred Jelks, Anthony Bellino, and Cole Harris will appear on the morning show tomorrow, November 19th, one day before they take to the field to attempt to defeat Harvard for the first time in four years.
The show is on from 8:00-10:00 a.m. on the ESPN2 channel every weekday, but Shanor said their segment is expected to air during the first hour.
The tounge-in-cheek piece will be about "Physics and Football," and the players will demonstrate and discuss physics principles and their application in the game.
Cold Pizza features an "On Campus" segment each week where the show travels on location to schools such as Michigan and Miami to preview the upcoming football weekend. This week, Harvard is the featured school in anticipation of the 121st Game.
"We didn't really know coming in what exactly they wanted us to do," said Shanor. "It turns out they wanted us to do a joking-type skit. We did our best to incorporate our knowledge of the world of physics into the game strategy against Harvard."
Simmons, on the other hand, felt that the segment was more academic in nature and could prove to be quite educational.
"It was a very intellectual piece and I think we are going to impart a lot of knowledge on the viewing public," he said.
Cold Pizza can be seen on ESPN2 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. Check local listings.
Report by Katie Baker '05, Yale Sports Publicity Office