February 9, 2008 at 7:23 AMI was amused, and inspired, by the Sportsline story on Juilliard getting a football team.
It got me thinking. What if music schools really did have football teams? Which school would end up in the...Prodigy Bowl? Could my schools strings overpower your school's woodwinds? Could your school's brass beat my school's drummers?
I've compiled a list of possible contestants. None of these schools currently has a football team.
That anyone takes seriously. ;)
Which school would have the better football team?
Great logic tonight.
As for the poll choices, Indiana already has a team in the Big 10 conference (D1). Granted, they didn't do too well this year, but I don't think they'll have much of a problem with the other schools.
The CIM Mudhens kicked butt. Led by Dr. Mark George (when he was a student) they did us proud.
I also played softball with David Cerone once. He pitched (of course). I was sore for a week. ;-)
As for college football, I worked at a CD store in Tallahassee when I was getting my MM at FSU. One morning, some old, sunburned guy came in, wanting to know where the Glenn Miller tapes were. (Yes, that was the 90's, when cassettes were still manufactured.) Anyhoo, I walked the guy back to the Bid Band section, and left him alone to browse. At that point, the other employees started going nuts:
"Do you know who that is?"
"Uh, some guy that wanted a Glenn Miller tape?"
"No, that is Bobby Bowden."
He was really nice, and signed a lot of autographs for anyone that wanted one. I was probably the only person in north Florida that couldn't recognize the FSU football coach!
...yeah. Our biggest sports are Ultimate Frisbee and rugby.
The article reminded us of the movie Horse Feathers, in which Groucho Marks plays Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff, a man hired by Huxley University to bring a winning football team to the campus. "The trouble is...," the college president says, "we're neglecting football for education." "Have we got a stadium?" Wagstaff asks. "Yes," reply the professors." "Have we got a college?" "Yes." "Well, we can't support both. Tomorrow we start tearing down the college."
You must be forgetting about the Oberlin Tie-dyeing team. Varsity, of course, not jr. varsity. (Those guys even have some Conservative Republicans, I hear)...
Anyway, its so inspiring to hear the team's cheerleaders chanting protests on the sidelines!
(Love and a wink to my Oberlin friends ;-)
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