It's been a while since we checked up on the quidditch league started up at Middlebury College. What are those coddled privileged douchebags up to when they're not doing mushrooms and praising Howard Zinn?
When the Middlebury College quidditch club launches its spring break road trip from March 22-29, they will be no less than missionaries, spreading the gospel of intercollegiate quidditch to colleges throughout the Northeast. The Middlebury squad has set up visits to eight schools, including Bard College, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Columbia, Vassar, Wesleyan, Amherst and Dartmouth. At each location they will provide all the equipment and instruction, and direct an intercollegiate match.
In 2005, students at Middlebury created earth-bound rules for the famous sport depicted in the Harry Potter novels. Since then it has grown into a major phenomenon at the college, with more than 400 students playing in the Middlebury league. The club created a Facebook page called the Intercollegiate Quidditch Association to spread the word and standardize the rules. It now has nearly 65 member colleges from across the country.
I take back everything bad I ever said about the South. I don't want to say that stereotypical drunken frat boys and sorority chicks with low IQs at SEC schools are better people than smart kids at private schools spending their free time playing an invented game from a children's book, but… um… I'm not really sure how to finish that sentence.