Walt Whitman, once said, "When it cannot be helped, defeat is great," Implying thereby also the converse. As the parse goes, he "had the proper spirit". Defeat when final, crushing, irreparable, may be something to moan about, but when there's still a good chance to show the fight left in you--not so!

It goes without saying that none of us are in danger of becoming confirmed football pessimists on account of Saturday's game, or that our faith in the team is shaken. We know they did their "darndest", as we in the stands did outs to back them. But the best part of it all is that Yale--the rival, supreme--is yet to be played. Here is a chance, if ever chance was, to come back-team and support together --and crash through with a punch that will make former Yale Game look like dummy practice.