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Okay, Designers Can Play Sports, But Only If Their Teams Are Named After Genitalia

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You know, when it comes to design and sports, one axiom rings true: You can’t win them all. So when we posted something slightly flip about the Academy of Art getting all jocky, RISD alumni Tim Belonax wrote us expressing concern:

I feel as though I have an obligation to stick up for my fellow athletic designers out there in saying, “Hell yeah, we play sports (poorly)!” A good number of schools on the east coast (Pratt, Cooper Union, RISD) have sports teams (although none are Div. I to my
knowledge). I’ll think that RISD’s teams have the best names; including The Nads (hockey), The Jugs (womens soccer) and The Balls (basketball). We also have the best mascot: Scrotie!

And with utter disbelief, we clinked on his link and saw this mascot, in all its veiny glory. Ladies and Gentleman..

Scrotie.

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And what does Scrotie get them to cheer? Go Nads! We suddenly love Division II hockey.

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