"those who stay will bee champions"
Mike Lantry, 1972
From reader Shane Styles, the gym at Minnesota's Rochester Community and Technical College:
Those who stay will in fact be runners-up at the JUCO division III golf national championships, Joel Swisher. Also don't ever set foot in Michigan because you will spontaneously combust due to ambient coach-rage.
"those who stay will bee champions"
+1 for that. It doesn't count, but good catch.
Uh, hello? They're yellow jackets...not even in the same family as "bee". God, the ignorance on this board drives me batshit sometimes.
Hive really got a problem with that insult.
Agreed. He should buzz off.
This really stirred up a hornet's nest.
Sorry you had to come here to find out that many people refer to yellow jackets as bees. As for ignorance, only the God you refer to knows it all.
If the marketing people hadn't used a yellow jacket when they clearly meant to use a bee, none of this would ever have happened.
It looks like they're champions at hanging pictures from 80s fashion magazines. I think that's Molly Ringwold rebelliously wearing her sweatshirt inside out on the upper left of that billboard.
So what if a community college burrowed a slogan from us? Who cares?
So what? If they burrowed it from us we might never find it again. Unless you have one of those metal detectors the old fellas have at the beach.
Next they'll steal Princeton's Winged Helmet.
DEATH TO MINNESOTA
(link's a word doc).
RCTC athletes are available to be rented out as indentured servants apparently. Perhaps if we put together the most disgusting Huron River cleanup imaginable (short of actually removing Ypsilanti from it). Then yell "Those who stay..." at 'em the whole time.
Note: Misopogon does not endorse renting RCTC athletes as servants only to create scenarios when it's appropriate to yell "Those who stay..." at them.
"(short of actually removing Ypsilanti from it)"
I am not amused.
"Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery"
That is true. However,
"Mama said knock you out."
- LL Cool J
should be very flattered
It will be a bit difficult for Joel Swisher to set foot in Michigan given that he died in 2000. It turns out that the year after he died, his football team at RCTC won the NJCAA Division III national championship. So those who stayed after his death did become champions.
From a page at rctc.edu:
Tragedy struck the RCTC community in early 2000 with the sudden death of Dr. Joel Swisher the football coach. Coach Swisher compiled a record of 44-9 winning 3 Community College Conference Championships and making four bowl appearances.
Chuck Siefert replaced Swisher and the team spurred on by Joel’s memory went undefeated and captured the NJCAA Division III National Football Championship in 2000. It was the first and only national team championship in the college’s history.
How dare you bring facts into this discussion. How DARE you.
Mickey Redmond says, "Never let the facts get in the way of a good story".
He totally ripped that line off from (probably) J. Frank Dobie:
so we don't get mad at Joel Swisher, we get mad at whoever put his quote on the banner and attributed it to him. I'm sure he said it knowing where it came from and someone didn't know, so they thought it was his own.
Otherwise, if he did it on purpose or something, we can still be mad at him even if he died. Less mad, but still mad. Don't try to play to my emotions! (a bit of /s)
Important thing is, this proves SOMEONE at Rochester Community and Technical College was either dumb or uninformed. Shocker?
Rochester Century HS in Minnesota redeems the town a little by being one of the only high schools in the state to use The Victors as their school song amidst a sea of mediocre versions of the Notre Dame fight song.
Cool... Another Rochester native!
Isnt the whole idea of a Community College to leave to go to a four year college?
"Those who stay will qualify to partiicpate for a Div. III champtionship (and might even obtain an associate's degree -- if they study really hard)"
Bear Bryant said it first anyway. (trollface.gif)
I'm sure that's just the nameplate for the coach's office. Inspirational quote and all.
Alright, Shane Styles, if that is your real name, are you a mid-80s rapper?
What do you expect Its a community college! Its filled with a ton of people who wish they were in real college
Fuck You. That is all.
It's the elipses that makes it unique.
"Those who stay" (long pause) "WILL BE CHAMPIONS"
It's best said while putting on sunglasses.
While it is easy to interpret this as a Shatner-like version of the famous quote, I am inclined to believe there is more to the story.
Namely... That Coach Whatshisbritches ... Instead of being dramatic ... Uses the ellipses to allude to ... Things unknown to the common citizen ... Indeed ... Things strange and esoteric, known only to a few ... No odinary few, nay ... But those of an elite category ... Those who ... Stay.
Those who stay... should have paid attention in high school.
Well, I guess it works because they never won a championship either, right Bo? I kid, I kid, imitation and flattery and what-not.
Every Michigan football player who played for Bo Schembechler and stayed at Michigan for four years left Michigan with at least one Big Ten Championship ring.
At least Bo never had to rely on a scumbag like Maurice Clarett to win a championship for him.
To be fair, Maurice has completely turned his life around. He may have been a scumbag, but it seems prison has changed him and he's done everything in his power to turn his life around.
In light of the recent revelations, I'm curious just how right Clarett might have been when he was spewing all that stuff about the program...
No one took him seriously because of his growing antics.
But one has to wonder how much that was fueled by the program's public denial and behind-the-scenes shunning by good ol' St. Tressel.
To be sure, Clarett was volatile- but I would not be surprised at all if he grew increasingly shut out and lonely only making him that much more of a loose cannon.
Tressel was probably secretly glad Clarett sunk his own ship- if he hadn't, maybe people would have looked a little closer at the Almighty Unblemished Vest.
Prison > OSU
I think it's fair to say Maurice would've been an asshole anywhere. He was entitled, arrogant and let the fame go straight to his head. There would have been plenty of those antics at any school, not just Ohio State.
Someone, please tell them.