Posts tagged: alumni
I like people who wear alumni apparel on Sunday after their school's football team got thumped on Saturday.
It's easy to pull on your sweatshirt or fly your flag after a victory. And there's certainly nothing wrong with that. (Let's just take it as a given that the wearer also cares about the school's academics and research programs.)
But it's a different sort of impulse that gets someone to fly his flag or don her alum togs and go out in public the day after a loss. To me, these folks are the exact opposite of losers.
Of course, some of these people don't follow sports and aren't making a statement. Or maybe they didn't even attend the school in question. They're just wearing a sweatshirt they got as a gift.
But that reality sort of muddies my theme here. So let's just hum a few bars of “Be True To Your School” and move on.