Softball Glory Stories
I was an intramural softball official one spring and had an entire frat team show up drunk. One guy slipped crossing home and another fell flat on his face charging a slow grounder. I was amazed at the accuracy of the pitcher, though, who appeared to be the drunkest of all.
During my dental school days at UNC-Chapel Hill, my classmates and I played in a summer school IM softball league. We played a team comprised mostly of football players, including All-American Dre' Bly. We played them twice, once in the regular season and once in the league championship, which we won. What was so amazing though, was the athleticism of Dre' Bly. If he was able, which he did most times, to get the ball out of the infield, grounder or not, it was a home run. He is still the fastest human being I have seen in person. He hit a grounder at one at bat past the infielders with a man on second. He caught up to him at third base and was yelling for him to go faster so they could both make it to home plate, which they did. He was an amazing athlete to watch both on and off the field.
I go to NDSU and our first game this year was against the football team with the wind blowing out. We were down by over 20 after the second inning, then they started letting up a bit. We are actually a pretty decent team too, they just hit too many bombs.
Last year, a certain top 3 QB in this year's draft had an intramural basketball team of all football players. They thought they were amazing and they could win games just on athleticism alone. Then, they played my friends team which consisted of guys who all played ball in high school as well as 2 who played in college. Nothing like watching arrogant football players get absolutely whipped by guys half their size.
I once played in a game where my teammate (williamson) struck out an opponent (pope) every single time he came to bat. The kid struck out 9 times in one game. POPE, POPE , POPE !!!!
Not an intramural softball story, but it still applies. At my college (a large state university), there was a competition between the various fraternities to see which was the most athletic. Points were awarded for performance in all the intramural sports. My fraternity always performed well except that we always lost out by not having a volleyball team. We just didn't have anyone in the house who was good at volleyball. We decided that we needed to enter a team even if we'd get killed every week. One enterprising guy stumbled upon an idea that might be our salvation. We named the team "Bye". Sure enough we went undefeated through the season, winning every game by a forfeit as no team showed up to play us. We just sent a group of guys down every week to claim our forfeit. We also won the first game of the playoffs since the other team didn't show. A major problem arose in the second round of the playoffs. The team we were scheduled to play was a little confused as to how they could have a bye in the second round of the playoffs. They called the intramural offices and were told that they didn't but that "Bye" was our team name. The worst part of it was that the team we beat by forfeit in the first round showed up for the second round game thinking that they were still in the tournament. After nearly getting our butts kicked by that rather unhappy team, we lost in convincing fashion. However, making the second round of the playoffs in volleyball- despite only playing one actual game, and losing it- gave us the extra points that we had been missing the previous years and we won the fraternity intramural all-around athletics title.
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