Who am I? Who cares? Good questions. It's my site, so I'm going dig in once in a awhile by telling you more about who I am - via a "Stuff I Like" series. Nothing too serious, just exploring the micro-niche that resides at the base of all of our lives. Potshots encouraged in the comments.
Basketball. Rowdy Student Sections. Jesus.
FTW (for the win).
Have you seen the Silent Night event at Indiana's Taylor University? For those unfamiliar with how it works, it's pretty simple: The Taylor students dress up in, well, whatever they feel like and pack the gym. The crowd stays silent until the Trojans score their 10th point. Then ... pandemonium. The game finishes with fans joining together to sing "Silent Night."
Silent night at Taylor University -- an NAIA school in Upland, Indiana (population 3500) -- is not a new thing. It has been happening for 19 seasons, and Trojans fans are quick to point out they have never lost the annual game, played the Friday before finals week.
You have to watch the video below (email subscribers click through for video). Any thing that combine general quirkiness with rowdy students, costumes and then brings the house lights down at the end to sing Silent Night with sneaker squeaks in the background is OK by me.
Merry Christmas, people of HR. If you don't do Christmas, that's cool. Happy Holidays. Even non-Christians would have a blast at this Christmas event.