I've actually been to the Harvard-Yale game (you know, The Game) and it was a lot of fun. Mostly, though, I think, because they seemed to treat it as a kind of lark as well as a game. The Harvard band played Ten Thousand Men of Harvard but they were all wearing berets, dark glasses and other kinds of jazz musician gear. The Yale marching band had a cello! I don't think any non-American could get their head around a game where everyone is dressed up like the Munchkins' parade and taking it seriously.