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The Advertiser comments on the situation as follows : "The accounts of the Harvard-Yale game were published almost simultaneously with the remarks of Dr. Howard Crosby before the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni in New York, in the course of which he attacked the abnormal growth and degeneracy of college athletics, and it is contended at Harvard that a more curious commentary on his speech could not have been found than an impartial and full description of that game. Dr. Crosby protests against the injurious training, the intense partizanship, the large expenditures and the encouragement given to betting and other rowdy accompaniments of professional athletics. The truest accounts of the Yale game, it is asserted, show it to have been a disgraceful exhibition of brutality and cheating. It is declared that the referee seemed powerless to see or check the continual disregard of rules, that the position of umpire seemed degraded to that of coach, and that the theory of the winning game was to violate rules at every available opportunity, and to physically disable antagonists regardless of the consequences. It is urged that if such practices are to continue year after year intercollegiate foot-ball games should be forbidden. The suggestion has been put forward that Yale should be shut out of the association; but, on the other hand, it is shown that it can hardly be entertained at a time when Yale is the champion, and the rules are open to easy amendment."

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