"The idea of playing the first game on neutral grounds strikes one as simply absurd. It has never been done before. There would be little interest taken by the undergraduates in a game played on neutral grounds, and there is no excuse in the world for playing games on neutral grounds except in case of tie.
It is wholly inadvisable to ask students to go away from home to witness a ball contest except in case of tie. Then the interest would be so great that they would be attracted in numbers.
Yale has attempted an answer to the statement of the Harvard manager and captain, but it is wofully weak. Harvard cannot agree to any such unheard of propositions as come from Yale, and in its position will be supported by every lover of fair play.