October 27, 2008

Vassar Takes Second Place At World Cup

Vassar's Quidditch team competed in the second annual Quidditch World Cup hosted by Middlebury yesterday. Middlebury beat out team 70-40, but Vassar managed to come in second place, beating out the other ten teams.


18 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was 70-40 actually. However we did beat out 10 other teams from all around the country to get 2nd place... which is a pretty big accomplishment I think. :)

Anonymous said...

How the hell do you score 70-40 in a game where at least one team has to score 150 points for the game to be over? Fuck real-world quidditch. Fuck it to the grave.

Anonymous said...

ha i was thinking the same 1:24

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA LOL at Hagrid

Anonymous said...

1:24 The games aren't that long because they are INCREDIBLY tiring. The snitch is only worth 30 points because of this otherwise the rest of the game wouldn't count at all. I'd like to see you play an entire game of it and get to 150 points.

Anonymous said...

Yeah. I went last year. And it looks really stupid and foolish (i guess)watching the team practice on Joss beach. But the game's really intense when you go to Middlebury.

Last year it was constant movement, and full contact.

Anonymous said...

SWEEET

Anonymous said...

Full contact, huh? We should send our rugby team next time!

Anonymous said...

3:05-I bet our cross country, rugby, soccer, and basketball teams could easily play to 150 points. They all play sports that are much more tiring then Quidditch.

Anonymous said...

i would just like to say that running with a broom between your legs is more difficult than expected. also, it's tough holding that with one hand and trying to throw and catch with the other. just sayin.

Anonymous said...

ugh you guys are ridiculous. Our team just won 2nd place and instead of congratulating them you're basically insulting their sport. Stop bashing other people's involvement in the community. Nice job quidditch team

Anonymous said...

To 5:07: Well since quidditch is basically a mix of rugby, cross country, soccer, and capture the flag, and none of those respective team members from our school want to play quidditch, then probably yes. However, other schools (that we played against) do have people from these teams and they all say that it is just as tiring.

Anonymous said...

I guarantee that none of the players you played against are on any of those teams... they would be competing in their sports during the tournament.

And no, I doubt quidditch is as tiring as, say, cross country. The VC team regularly runs 16+ miles at a time.

People bash quidditch because we don't think it's actually a sport. That's not to say its not a nice accomplishment and the team members don't work hard.

Anonymous said...

12:03 wanna put your money where your mouth is? There are definately Quidditch players out there who also play other juggle sports

Anonymous said...

juggle sports? Do you mean muggle sports?

Anonymous said...

List some examples of players that are also members of varsity cross country or soccer teams.

Anonymous said...

Can't we just be supportive of one another? This is Vassar, not high school.

Stop your stupid arguing.

Anonymous said...

wow vassar. lets be as douchey as possible and make fun of the quidditch kids. eh?

anyone who thinks quidditch is easy, go to a practice. they would be completely thrilled to have a critic come play.

nice quidditch team. keep up the good work. next year, 1st place!