Thursday, June 16, 2005

Why Do They Hate Us?

Thursday night is the night we head out to Keegan's Pub as we often do. Again this week, team Fraters and I will defend our trivia title against all comers. I have noticed a disturbing trend that has developed. Marty "Fig" Newton, the quizmaster on Thursday nights generally pokes genial fun at our team as he introduces us at the beginning and brings out our trophy at the end of the competition. However, recently the introductions have been met with a chorus of boos more fit for the Iron Sheik or Rowdy Roddy Piper than your friendly Fraters trivia team.

To borrow a page from our left wing friends, instead of writing off these boo birds as inhuman savages as I am wont to do, I should try instead to understand why they hate us. Could it be because of our rugged yet youthful appearance or our graciousness in victory? I would expect that those attributes would endear us to people rather than drive them away. Therefore I am left to assume that like those around the globe who boo America, these detractors see us as arrogant and bullying. After all, we finish in the money virtually every week. Maybe we would win their praises if we lost the game. Maybe our going in the tank would enhance the self-esteem of the also rans.

See, I can think like a liberal: snide, arrogant, condescending and derisive of those I claim to serve. I much prefer thinking like a conservative. Show up at Keegan's and bring the best you got. Let's have some good old American competition! Mind you, we play to win.

3 Comments:

Blogger drjonz said...

You simply have become the Yankees of trivia. Nobody likes the Yankees!

11:47 AM  
Blogger sequel said...

It seems you've fallen in with a bad crowd.
God only knows what those fraters guys might do after the drinking starts.

3:57 PM  
Blogger LearnedFoot said...

NIGP-

"Could it be because of our rugged yet youthful appearance"

Short does not equal "youthful appearance".

LF

7:43 AM  

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