After the successful extra-point attempt went into the stands, the mostly-empty stadium provided its loudest ovation of the night in support of the fans who tried to keep the ball away from security by throwing it around the seats.

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UPDATE: The situation at this particular university event is drawing a lot of commentary. Read some of it here, and revel again, on this Christmas day, in the blessings of being an American taxpayer.

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5 Responses to “Your Education Tax Dollars at Work”

  1. Jeremy Bangs Says:

    “quarterback Joe Southwick [dismissed] last week because of an off-field incident that sent him home from Honolulu”:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/23/joe-southwick-suspended-peeing-hotel-balcony_n_4493682.html

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Jeremy: Thanks. I hadn’t thought to check on the “off-field incident,” but it’s good to know it was a classic.

  3. JND Says:

    I have to disagree on the ball throwing. I see it as fans having a sense of humor about the meaninglessness of the game.

  4. MattF Says:

    On topic (sort of), did you know (according to Language Log):

    http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=9267

    that the Finnish word ‘poronkusema’ is the distance a reindeer can travel before having to stop and pee? I’m thinking that we need an analogous word for quarterbacks.

  5. ud Says:

    JND: I agree. I think it was a spectacularly spot-on capture of the nature of the experience we’re all providing for them.

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