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This being Harvard-Yale, there are all kinds of weird brushes with fame: Dowling was the model for B.D., the character who never removed his football helmet in the comic strip Doonesbury. (Garry Trudeau was going to Yale at the time, and his campus cartoons already featured B.D.) A Yale linebacker, Mike Bouscaren, is said to be the maybe-inspiration for Mike Doonesbury himself.
Linebacker Mike Bouscaren, ...
Linebacker Mike Bouscaren, another legacy student, played rugby with Bush and says they visited each others family seats in Maine.
But one of the most entertaining ...
But one of the most entertaining participants, perhaps inadvertently so, is former Yale linebacker Mike Bouscaren, who evidently likes to remember himself as the team enforcer.
Yale defensive captain Mike ...
Yale defensive captain Mike Bouscaren candidly admits he tried to injure the high-flying Champi in order to sideline him.
"I'm glad that we lost," he adds, "because if we had won, I probably would have had more difficulty becoming just a regular person—a person who understands that life is not fair, that you can't win all the time, and that it's good to be humble."
On the other hand, the first ...
On the other hand, the first Yale players we meet say things like "my family had a long history at Yale" or "many of my family members attended Yale," the latter comment from linebacker Mike Bouscaren who later sort of becomes the film's villain as he talks about making an effort to take out key Harvard players in underhanded ways.
At one point the starchy Bouscaren proudly mentions how he put a longtime football rival out of commission by aiming for the man's previously injured ankle.
Featuring: Tommy Lee Jones, Brian Dowling, Mike Bouscaren
, Frank Champi, Pat Conway, J.P. Goldsmith, Vic Gatto.