There are only two organizations that come to mind when I think of the University of Alabama: the football team and Greek life. Is there anything else a school needs?
I was surprised to discover that a bunch of nerds had developed a sizeable number of club sports at the university. According to the university’s website, there are 32 club sports. We’re only going to focus on the Ultimate Frisbee team, however, because they’re the ones making the most noise.
They have a bit of an issue with the school. They’re perturbed. They are pissed off not because they had to publicly admit to their family and friends that they play Ultimate Frisbee, but rather because the university has no desire to be associated with their shitty club.
The school has decided to ban all club sports from using its trademarked logos on their uniforms. This includes the famous script “A”, elephants, and houndstooth print. They are doing so in an attempt to distinguish club sport athletes from varsity athletes – ya know, people who play real sports and make the university money.
From The Crimson White:
“Since the number of club sports and the number of students who are participating in them have steadily increased during the past few years, UA is creating a special and unique logo that only club sports can use,” Deborah Lane, vice president of University Relations, said. “We are also working to implement a cost-effective solution to the challenges of ordering uniforms and equipment.”
Club athletes were told the new uniform policies would serve to differentiate between club and varsity athletes.
Can’t you people just accept that she is being nice and trying to reject you politely? I would compare it to clinging on an uninterested ex-girlfriend, but, well, Ultimate Frisbee… You can see the issue here.
Anyway, as I said above, the frisbee team is livid, and believe they deserve the right to the same gear as Amari Cooper or T.J. Yeldon.
“I know personally, I’ve felt very not valued. I understand we’re the club Frisbee team, and there’s people who don’t even know we exist, but we’re doing good things.”
Sorry boys and girls, but life isn’t fair. Despite what some in Washington would like you to believe, the world doesn’t run on rainbows and unicorn sex. It runs on cash. If you wanted some recognition, attending a school filled with the nation’s best D1 athletes was not the best plan of action.
I’m sure you all are doing great things. Now buy some football season tickets and keep quiet. .
[via The Crimson White]
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