19 – margin of victory of the 2015 contest; also, number of cranberries Harvard President Drew Faust can fit in her mouth at one time, five fewer than Yale President Peter Salovey
9 – number of consecutive Harvard victories in The Game; or, cups of Boston clam chowder you can buy in lieu of purchasing a ticket to the tenth.
3 – number of quarterbacks Yale has started this year; coincidentally, also the number of points an average Bulldogs fan thinks a touchdown is worth.
26 – lunar cycles between now and the next time The Game will occur in Cambridge; three fewer than the number of Supreme Court Justices produced by Yale and Harvard Law Schools.
$9.99 – amount of money I spent on 1-month subscription to Tinder Plus to be able to change swiping location to Harvard Yard.
0 – number of actual football fans that care about outcome of mid-major FCS clash between two teams not eligible for postseason play.
19 – Salovey’s dark web vlog repository
9 – phone call with Mike, owner of Mike’s Diner, 3x winner of “Boston’s Shittiest Diner” award
3 – the news, informal survey
26 – Poor Richard’s Almanac and an abacus
$9.99 – my mom’s angry voicemail after receiving iTunes receipt
0 – Twitter search of “harvard-yale” yields no indication that anybody important cares