Midd Quidd Gets Straight Up Snubbed
Despite being serial Quidditch World Cup champions, not a single Middlebury player was selected for the US Olympic Expo team. In the words of our two ‘Cac bloggers still (still!) abroad Down-under: “WTF mates.”
Apparently the International Quidditch Association has some classic symptoms of low self-esteem and ‘Cac FOMO.
MiddBlog “Middlebury does not have any representatives within the organizational side of the IQA (aside from [Alex Benepe '09], of course), which Greenway believes has influenced the state of play in a manner that has created an anti-Middlebury bias of sorts.
‘Middlebury is not a hyper-competitive sports school like many of the large universities that we’re seeing become prominent in Quidditch,’ Greenway said. ‘We play the game because want to relax and have fun after a long week … That’s not to say that other schools aren’t playing for the same reason, but it’s my opinion that there are schools out there that are taking it too seriously,’ alluding to the increasingly violent state of play.
Greenway added that many of the uber-competitive Quidditch teams have representatives within the IQA’s planning and organizational staff, thus creating a strained relationship with the IQA. ‘It’s difficult for Middlebury Quidditch players to want to be involved in an organization that doesn’t seem to share the same values or goals as our team.’”
STATE SCHOOL MUGGLES!!!
Wait. Can I say that? This is, after all, a family blog…