FratSports

Here we discuss whether or not a sport should be accepted in fraternity culture. For example, golf is very much frat, but disc golf is not at all.

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    I’m going to start controversial and say that lacrosse is not frat for several reasons.

    1. Wealth/Class
    Many proponents of lacrosse say that it’s for rich white kids and thus it’s frat. I would argue that while this is certainly true, it seems to be an alternative to other more respectable rich-kid-spring sports, such as golf. Essentially, lacrosse tends to attract the rich kids who lack the manners and class of their fellow 1%ers on average. There are plenty of exceptions but this tends to be the norm.

    2. Attire
    Any fraternal man can enjoy a tank top, but lax brahs take this too far and distort it. Their high-top Nikes, mid calf socks, and “flow” is sloppy.

    3. Nature of the sport
    Lacrosse is an aggressive sport, but in all the wrong ways. Instead of the hand-to-hand aggression seen in Football, they hit each other with sticks. This is like hockey which, as we all know, was only frat one time, and that was 32 years ago.

    4. Vocabulary
    Do you really want to bid a kid who is “lookin’ gnar with that crispy lettuce and cares to lax?”

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    The only acceptable actual sports are in this order:
    1. Baseball
    2. College Football
    3. Golf
    4. NFL
    5. Basketball before 1990
    6. Cornhole
    7. Hockey

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    TrickleDown said:

    I’m going to start controversial and say that lacrosse is not frat for several reasons.

    1. Wealth/Class
    Many proponents of lacrosse say that it’s for rich white kids and thus it’s frat. I would argue that while this is certainly true, it seems to be an alternative to other more respectable rich-kid-spring sports, such as golf. Essentially, lacrosse tends to attract the rich kids who lack the manners and class of their fellow 1%ers on average. There are plenty of exceptions but this tends to be the norm.

    2. Attire
    Any fraternal man can enjoy a tank top, but lax brahs take this too far and distort it. Their high-top Nikes, mid calf socks, and “flow” is sloppy.

    3. Nature of the sport
    Lacrosse is an aggressive sport, but in all the wrong ways. Instead of the hand-to-hand aggression seen in Football, they hit each other with sticks. This is like hockey which, as we all know, was only frat one time, and that was 32 years ago.

    4. Vocabulary
    Do you really want to bid a kid who is “lookin’ gnar with that crispy lettuce and cares to lax?”

    “Lacrosse is an aggressive sport, but in all the wrong ways. Instead of the hand-to-hand aggression seen in Football, they hit each other with sticks. This is like hockey which, as we all know, was only frat one time, and that was 32 years ago.”

    Yeah, because football players really punch the hell out of each other. Think about it, if lacrosse players are wimps for hitting insanely hard with sticks, shouldn’t football be NF since all they do is hit really hard with pads? Same for Hockey I guess too. ALL NF!!!

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    WACole1419 said:

    Are we to assume from point number three that you are a New York Islanders fan? In that case, feel free to emigrate.

    Someone apparently doesn’t believe in miracles.

    As to TD’s post, all fair points, but I think you’re confusing private school/affluent area lacrosse players with “lax bros”, which is on par with confusing SEC fraternity men with rednecks.

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    TrickleDown said:

    I’m going to start controversial and say that lacrosse is not frat for several reasons.

    1. Wealth/Class
    Many proponents of lacrosse say that it’s for rich white kids and thus it’s frat. I would argue that while this is certainly true, it seems to be an alternative to other more respectable rich-kid-spring sports, such as golf. Essentially, lacrosse tends to attract the rich kids who lack the manners and class of their fellow 1%ers on average. There are plenty of exceptions but this tends to be the norm.

    2. Attire
    Any fraternal man can enjoy a tank top, but lax brahs take this too far and distort it. Their high-top Nikes, mid calf socks, and “flow” is sloppy.

    3. Nature of the sport
    Lacrosse is an aggressive sport, but in all the wrong ways. Instead of the hand-to-hand aggression seen in Football, they hit each other with sticks. This is like hockey which, as we all know, was only frat one time, and that was 32 years ago.

    4. Vocabulary
    Do you really want to bid a kid who is “lookin’ gnar with that crispy lettuce and cares to lax?”

    All they do is hit each other with sticks?…

    While it is true that they do that, there are big hits all the time in lacrosse. If you watched the recent NCAA tournament this month then you would have seen some tough shit. That being said…

    1. Golf.
    2. Soccer
    - Where I come from this is the sport the most athletic wealthy kids play. While generally this sport may not be “frat”, it certainly has an elite preppy feel down here which frankly I don’t like.

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    Hockey

    1.) Being on a hockey team is much like being in a fraternity.
    2.) Best at drinking from my experience.
    3.) Dipping and chewing tobacco is a must.
    4.) Encourages insane facial hair styles.
    5.) Hockey players get a ton of ass. Many people don’t realize how big hockey is in Dallas, Texas. I went to a junior game there where my buddy was playing, and there was many hot women willing to put out (for junior players nonetheless). Junior hockey is kinda like semi-pro, but players play juniors to get looked at by colleges in case you were wondering, with an age limit of 21 and under.
    6.) Hockey players go on to be the best frat stars.
    7.) Always dress well off the ice.
    8.) Hockey is mostly limited to the wealthy.
    9.) Because baseball is for pussies. Seriously, there is no argument for baseball, you just stand there a majority of the time with your thumb up your butt, and are considered a hero if you fail 70% of the time on offense. Don’t try to say that hitting a fastball is one of the hardest things to do either because the ball is coming in a general area. The major sports in America, baseball players are the most out of shape since many of them can’t run to a base without pulling a hamstring. Baseball is no longer America’s pastime either since like 40% of players are foreign born. Football is America’s pastime.

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    the fratness monster said:

    Hockey

    1.) Being on a hockey team is much like being in a fraternity.
    2.) Best at drinking from my experience.
    3.) Dipping and chewing tobacco is a must.
    4.) Encourages insane facial hair styles.
    5.) Hockey players get a ton of ass. Many people don’t realize how big hockey is in Dallas, Texas. I went to a junior game there where my buddy was playing, and there was many hot women willing to put out (for junior players nonetheless). Junior hockey is kinda like semi-pro, but players play juniors to get looked at by colleges in case you were wondering, with an age limit of 21 and under.
    6.) Hockey players go on to be the best frat stars.
    7.) Always dress well off the ice.
    8.) Hockey is mostly limited to the wealthy.
    9.) Because baseball is for pussies. Seriously, there is no argument for baseball, you just stand there a majority of the time with your thumb up your butt, and are considered a hero if you fail 70% of the time on offense. Don’t try to say that hitting a fastball is one of the hardest things to do either because the ball is coming in a general area. The major sports in America, baseball players are the most out of shape since many of them can’t run to a base without pulling a hamstring. Baseball is no longer America’s pastime either since like 40% of players are foreign born. Football is America’s pastime.

    You had me until the last point you made. Doesn’t matter what kind of sport it is, 162+ games, most in intense summer heat, is grueling.

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    JParksCaldwell1855 said:

    the fratness monster said:

    Hockey

    1.) Being on a hockey team is much like being in a fraternity.
    2.) Best at drinking from my experience.
    3.) Dipping and chewing tobacco is a must.
    4.) Encourages insane facial hair styles.
    5.) Hockey players get a ton of ass. Many people don’t realize how big hockey is in Dallas, Texas. I went to a junior game there where my buddy was playing, and there was many hot women willing to put out (for junior players nonetheless). Junior hockey is kinda like semi-pro, but players play juniors to get looked at by colleges in case you were wondering, with an age limit of 21 and under.
    6.) Hockey players go on to be the best frat stars.
    7.) Always dress well off the ice.
    8.) Hockey is mostly limited to the wealthy.
    9.) Because baseball is for pussies. Seriously, there is no argument for baseball, you just stand there a majority of the time with your thumb up your butt, and are considered a hero if you fail 70% of the time on offense. Don’t try to say that hitting a fastball is one of the hardest things to do either because the ball is coming in a general area. The major sports in America, baseball players are the most out of shape since many of them can’t run to a base without pulling a hamstring. Baseball is no longer America’s pastime either since like 40% of players are foreign born. Football is America’s pastime.

    You had me until the last point you made. Doesn’t matter what kind of sport it is, 162+ games, most in intense summer heat, is grueling.

    I agree with JParks. You had me until the baseball point. Wayne Gretzky’s shooting percentage for his career was 17.6%. So he failed 82.4% of the time and was the greatest player ever.

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    My opinion on “frat” sports(I hate that word, frat):

    1. Golf
    2. NCAA Football
    3. Hockey
    4. Tennis
    5. Soccer

    These were sports I played, minus NCAA football. I went to rather expensive summer camps for all of these sports, and I still play golf and tennis when I can. Most of them were really expensive too and I had to actually pay for hockey myself. From my area though, many rich people played these sports, so that’s why I view them as fratty.

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    LXA637 said:

    My opinion on “frat” sports(I hate that word, frat):

    1. Golf
    2. NCAA Football
    3. Hockey
    4. Tennis
    5. Soccer

    These were sports I played, minus NCAA football. I went to rather expensive summer camps for all of these sports, and I still play golf and tennis when I can. Most of them were really expensive too and I had to actually pay for hockey myself. From my area though, many rich people played these sports, so that’s why I view them as fratty.

    I think this is a pretty good list. I still just struggle with hockey due to its distinctly un-American nature. Maybe its other positive attributes compensate for that. I think the only other argument I would make against hockey is that it tends to be more of a Catholic and less of a WASP sport, but eh.

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    the fratness monster said:

    Hockey

    1.) Being on a hockey team is much like being in a fraternity.
    2.) Best at drinking from my experience.
    3.) Dipping and chewing tobacco is a must.
    4.) Encourages insane facial hair styles.
    5.) Hockey players get a ton of ass. Many people don’t realize how big hockey is in Dallas, Texas. I went to a junior game there where my buddy was playing, and there was many hot women willing to put out (for junior players nonetheless). Junior hockey is kinda like semi-pro, but players play juniors to get looked at by colleges in case you were wondering, with an age limit of 21 and under.
    6.) Hockey players go on to be the best frat stars.
    7.) Always dress well off the ice.
    8.) Hockey is mostly limited to the wealthy.
    9.) Because baseball is for pussies. Seriously, there is no argument for baseball, you just stand there a majority of the time with your thumb up your butt, and are considered a hero if you fail 70% of the time on offense. Don’t try to say that hitting a fastball is one of the hardest things to do either because the ball is coming in a general area. The major sports in America, baseball players are the most out of shape since many of them can’t run to a base without pulling a hamstring. Baseball is no longer America’s pastime either since like 40% of players are foreign born. Football is America’s pastime.

    Baseball is for pussies? Just because the game isn’t full of widespread action and contact doesn’t make it any less of a sport. I bet you think golf is shitty as well. You’re more than entitled to your beliefs about hockey (which I happen to agree with, I think it’s a great sport) but don’t make it so obvious that you couldn’t hack it in little league and are bitter about that fact. If you’ve ever actually swung a bat you would know that hitting a baseball from a decent pitcher isn’t as simple as it looks on TV.

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    look at lacrosse’s powerhouse schools. Ex. Maryland, John’s Hopkins, Duke, Princeton, Dartmouth, D-1a Texas is a powerhouse, and so is ASU. But yes the lax brah is a fuck tard but most of the guys that play in college are smart as fuck and keep up the chapter GPA high.

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    Even though Bocce is guido… Where I’m from pretty much every upper class house has a court and the towns have very competitive leagues where you bbq and drink wine. I want to know peoples thoughts…

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