Why The Univeristy Of Tampa Needs Rugby
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Why The Univeristy Of Tampa Needs Rugby

UT may be having a "you're that huge and answer phones at T-mobile " phase

Why The Univeristy Of Tampa Needs Rugby

Sometimes, I think my school is actually a recruiting station for Men's Health magazine and that's fine. We certainly help improve america's BMI. However, it only gets annoying when you can't sit in the Library without hearing "Hey, bro how's the Gains?" The "G" word, as I so call it, made my skin crawl for about three months whilst living with two bodybuilding roommates. This obsession with working out and consuming Whey protein as if it were skittles is not endemic to the University of Tampa campus. Apparently, it is a Florida thing (as I am so told by my friend who boast 75 percent of his Instagram like by abdominal selfies and a great personality, by the way). Staying fit is an inevitable result of nearly year round sunshine.

But why is this an issue? Apart from being funny to witness, it really serves no practical purpose. I don't want to seem biased, I too try and workout at least twice a week. Although I can honestly say even when I was training for the Caribbean Rugby Championships, I have never swallowed the amount of work-out pills UT students take on the daily. Nevertheless , in my opinion it's find to stay fit, especially if you play sports. The problem is UT has such limited or decent competitive male sport teams available that only a small fraction of these superhuman students actually use their fitness to help better UT. So in my mind it's wasted talent. It's like Kevin Hart said " you don't know how mad that makes me when you're that big for no reason. There has to be a reason i.e. a strongman competition etc". Furthermore, a majority of the sports on campus require minimal weight lifting strength. Unfortunately, UT does not currently have American football which is an argument in end of itself.

However, there is a way to raise Spartan spirit, values and put this surplus testosterone to better use and that is to adopt rugby. To be brutally honest, we're already behind the curve. Our neighbors University of South Florida, University of Florida and many other colleges have been growing their teams for years. For the American's who are still confused about what Rugby is, please google the Rugby world cup 2015 for further details (yes we are actually in it). I have long wished to wear my University's colors and be apart of a UT rugby community. It's a tough sport, but I can almost guarantee you it will separate the boys with gym muscles and those men with real ones. I also think we would excel. As many people know, the University of Tampa is a melting pot for numerous nations, there are even a few New Zealanders and South Africans who share my view.

If anything, I hope your concept and knowledge of rugby has expanded.

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