Got this book promo in email this week, promoting book about greatest finishes in college football since 1970.
Of course then you go to the link http://www.heartstoppersandhailmarys.com/
and you see they have a chapter devoted to the 1968 Yale-Harvard game.
I will add links or notices to any other books related to Yale football or the Ivy League.
I know Sam Rubin will have a book out soon. Will let you know more about that when I get the information.
Here's the release for the Heart Stoppers and Hail Marys:
California's improbable five-lateral touchdown through the Stanford band in 1982, Doug Flutie's unforgettable Hail Mary pass in 1984, and Vince Young’s triumphant TD run giving Texas the 2006 National Championship top a newly released poll of college football's greatest finishes.
Eighty-five members of the Football Writers Association of America participated in the poll conducted by author Ted Mandell, a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame, as part of the new book Heart Stoppers And Hail Marys: The Greatest College Football Finishes (Since 1970).
Voters were asked to rank their Top Ten heart-stopping finishes using the following criteria:
a) Division I-A game since 1970;
b) Improbable dramatic ending;
c) A game on a “National Stage”;
d) High drama in the final five minutes.
Ten points were awarded for first place, nine for second place, and so on. First place votes in parentheses.
1. Stanford - California, 1982 (47) 736
2. Boston College - Miami, 1984 (17) 621
3. Texas - USC, 2006 (6) 447
4. Miami - Nebraska, 1984 (3) 406
5. USC - Notre Dame, 2005 (4) 390
6. Ohio State - Miami, 2003 (2) 365
7. Colorado - Michigan, 1994 (1) 251
8. BYU - SMU, 1980 (1) 212
9. Colorado - Missouri, 1990 (1) 142
10. Auburn - Alabama, 1972 119
A total of 109 different games received votes. The following games received more than 30 points.
Florida - Georgia, 1980 (1) 102
Notre Dame - Houston, 1979 77
LSU - Kentucky, 2002 76
Nebraska - Missouri, 1997 66
Iowa - LSU, 2005 66
Penn State - Miami, 1987 46
Notre Dame - Miami, 1988 45
Michigan State - Ohio State, 1974 38