Intramural sports can be some of the best nights of college. You and your friends may use it as a means of getting together once a week to have fun and possibly work off some of the weekend’s bad decisions (ice cream, pizza, beer, etc.) On the other hand, you and your friends are in it to win it and have dreams of throwing on that championship t-shirt when it’s all said and done. No matter what side of the spectrum you are on, there are going to be these five people on every intramural sports team out there.
1. The No Name.
You’ve never really gotten to know this person’s name, but they somehow have made it on the roster due to one of your friends inviting them for a game or two. They make some pretty amazing plays, but all you can say to them is, “good job, buddy,” or “hey, keep it up!”
2. The Coach.
You almost want to go out and buy this person a whistle. They are constantly on everyone’s case about the proper form or technique they should be using. They have probably lobbied for your team to have practice on one or more occasion. This person takes things way too seriously and you wouldn’t be surprised if five or ten years down the road they were sending in their old highlight footage like Uncle Rico.
3. The Newbie.
They are your friend, but they are the most unathletic person you have ever met. You try to strategically place them in spots where the ball isn’t normally hit in softball, and you cringe every time a pop fly is hit in their general direction. The main reason you invited them to be on the team is because you are tired of seeing them watch Netflix by themselves, in their pajamas by 7 o’clock on a Tuesday night with a half-gallon of ice cream resting in their lap.