Monday, September 11, 2006

Celebrities and Sports Rivalries

BUD:
Were you aware that Dave Chappelle is now living in Yellow Springs, Ohio? That's just a stone's throw up the road from the 'Nati. Maybe he'll be performing at Go Bananas one of these nights and Timmy (always connected to the comedy club circuit) can organize an outing.

Speaking of Yellow Springs, I stumbled across this town and the surrounding area a few years ago when I went hiking in Clifton Gorge and John Bryan State Park (a real nice hike, if you're looking for something to do on a crisp, fall Saturday afternoon, but I digress). This little corner of Ohio is a real melting pot of higher education -- it is home to the three most diverse schools that could coexist within 8 miles of each other. Yellow Springs is home to ultra-liberal Antioch College. Whole lotta vegan restaurants, Birkenstock stores, and "womyn's studies" majors clad in hemp clothing to be found in Yellow Springs. Traditionally-black college Wilberforce is just down the road. Forming the third point on this area's higher education triangle is Cedarville University, a "Christ-Centered, Baptist university." It's always killed me thinking about what the sports rivalries must be like between these three schools. I smell a movie script somewhere in here. Think PCU meets A Different World meets the road trip from Animal House. I bet we could even get Jeremy Piven and Kadeem Hardison to anchor the project.

11 Comments:

At Monday, September 11, 2006 9:32:00 PM, Blogger UCLaw98 said...

Both of my law partners - Mike Hammond and Sherry Neal - are Cedarville grads.

-Moose

 
At Monday, September 11, 2006 10:00:00 PM, Blogger UCLaw98 said...

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At Monday, September 11, 2006 10:01:00 PM, Blogger UCLaw98 said...

It was Antioch College that was parodied on Saturday Night Live some time ago when they instituted a "mutual consent" code. Even if it were a simple kiss, the college required that both sides agree. Antioch also does not give out grades.

And in a very obvious snub, Bud forgot to mention the great Wright State University, a mere nine miles from Yellow Springs.

Not a Dartmouth grad- Todd.

 
At Tuesday, September 12, 2006 9:01:00 AM, Blogger UCLaw98 said...

I thought Chapelle has always lived there (even while the Chapelle Show was still on).

 
At Tuesday, September 12, 2006 3:13:00 PM, Blogger michael budelsky said...

Sorry, Todd, but Wright State has no pizazz next to those three. Did you ever go to a debate tournament with these schools?

Moose, did Mike play varsity basketball? I bet he's got some stories. And what did Sherry's cheerleading outfit look like? I'm picturing a plain, Amish-looking dress that is floor length and goes up to the neck. I bet a lot of the cheers bragged about having God on their side and that the other team was going to hell. My guess is that the male cheerleaders on the Antioch squad were usually too stoned to lift up their female counterparts (who were probably too independant to agree to be lifted up by a man anyway). Both teams probably complained all the time about the profanity in the rap music that the Wilberforce dance team did their routine to.

 
At Tuesday, September 12, 2006 3:44:00 PM, Blogger UCLaw98 said...

Everyone here knows how much I loath to give Budelski any credit. That being said (and what does that phrase mean anyhow) that was a fucking funny post.

 
At Tuesday, September 12, 2006 4:12:00 PM, Blogger UCLaw98 said...

You obviously have never visited the freak show that is Wright State University. Admission policy, pulse. They put me on a full ride for debate. Number one handicap accessible university in the country. That means wheel chairs and seeing eye dogs and controllable gurneys. You heard me right. Controllable gurneys. The place has about twenty miles of tunnels beneath the buildings. They were originally supposed to be the Wright State Aardvarks. They won the NCAA Div II National Championship in basketball. First team to be listed as a 1,000,000 to 1 odds of winning the NCAA Tourney (they played IU in Indianapolis). If that's not pizazz, then I don't know what is.
By the way, you are also leaving out Central State University. I believe they were the marching band Dave Chappelle took to New York.

 
At Tuesday, September 12, 2006 6:33:00 PM, Blogger michael budelsky said...

Wait, are you telling me that two traditionally-black colleges (Wilberforce and Central State University) are BOTH located in Wilberforce, Ohio? How is this possible?

What if all of the schools (now 4, apparently) decided to consolidate their homecoming parades into one? Great floats, great "kings and queens," great bands. If you don't have an imagination that can conjure up a hilarious scene for this one, then you don't have a pulse (and, according to Calaway, can't get into Wright State).

 
At Tuesday, September 12, 2006 6:43:00 PM, Blogger michael budelsky said...

OK, this is too good not to post. I went looking on Antioch's site to try to see if they did have a mascot, and this is what I found under "Sports":

"Like much at Antioch, sports are student-driven. Currently, Antioch offers a lively co-ed soccer team and women’s rugby team. Ultimate Frisbee is another popular activity, with pick-up games erupting on main lawn frequently. Antioch also recently installed a Frisbee golf course on campus, and will be hosting tournaments against neighboring colleges.

Since the sports program is driven by student interest, if you don’t see something listed let people know. You just might find yourself captain of a new and enthusiastic team."

To sum up, the two school sports are co-ed soccer and women's rugby. They love to play ultimate frisbee and frisbee golf (frolf, Jerry). AND THEY WILL BE HOSTING TOURNAMENTS AGAINST NEIGHBORING SCHOOLS! I knew a Greater-Yellow Springs sports tournament was viable!

 
At Wednesday, September 13, 2006 10:29:00 AM, Blogger UCLaw98 said...

After my ability to incorporate the Student Tackle Football Club, I would have been a natural at Antioch.

-Moose

 
At Thursday, September 14, 2006 10:29:00 AM, Blogger UCLaw98 said...

Can we put together an Ultimate Frisbee team and challenge Antioch? I'm sure that Timmy probably plays on one anyway.

 

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