I Am Bear, Hear Me Roar
There are seemingly more sports-related memories than we can possibly count that make us proud to say that we attended Brown University.
There’s the time that we once told a much larger (and very angry-looking) opposing player in an intramural hoops game “That was for your mom” after hitting a three.
There’s the time that we hit a vicious line drive off the kidney of a guy who looked like Jesus in an intramural softball game.
There’s the time that we celebrated a Brown Ivy League football title by rushing the field only to see a guy get part of his finger ripped off in the twisting of the goal post and then saw the crossbar hit one of our roommates in the head as it fell (we have reason to believe that he was concussed).
There’s the fact that we had the distinct pleasure of competing against both John Krasinski (who plays Jim on the American version of The Office) and former Providence Friar Abdul Abdullah in pickup hoops.
This video of an abducted Penn Quaker makes us quite proud as well.
But when it comes to Tuesday’s news that former Duke lacrosse player Reade Seligmann will be matriculating at big Bruno this fall, “proud” is actually not the first word that comes to mind. But for that matter, neither is anger, horror or shock. The fact is, Seligmann's a free man, and he can go to school wherever the hell he pleases. And if he wants to live in our former dorm room and eat bacon, cheese and onion-laden hot dogs from Spike's Junkyard Dogs, then that is his Buddy Cianci-given right as a resident of the fair city of Providence.
In a way, we think that the headline chosen by Yahoo Sports for the AP story it posted on Tuesday really says it all.
“Associated Press Writer,” reads the bold print above the article, in what was clearly an error by whoever was in charge of posting that particular page but also, in a way, is very meaningful.
We’re still trying to figure out exactly how it’s meaningful, and when we do, we’ll let you know.
In the meantime... umm... let's go Bears?