Tuesday, January 31, 2006
University bus gossip!
Apparently the new 'study center' they built for the athletes is a big deal. The kids are supposed to log a certain amount of hours in there (whether or not this applies to football players as well is anyone's guess) and work with tutors a certain number of hours and so on. But the best bit, ah, the best bit that was being bruited about on the bus!
They have all new chairs in there, see. And they wanted to standardize them, and make them of sufficient dimensions to comfortably seat all possibly freakishly-shaped Michigan varsity athletes.
So they built them all to fit Gabe Watson.
Not just big chairs, allegedly they had him sit in a chair and they measured all around him and built chairs to, essentially, fit his posterior.
Whether or not this is true, well, who knows. Complete and utter hearsay. But that was the story on the bus, and it's a great one. I pity the poor person who had to measure the dimensions of the seat.