A brief analogy about academia for college football fans

Dec 30 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

I just heard an announcer for the Alamo Bowl say, "You have to wonder how Oklahoma will do this year in a non-BCS bowl, since they're used to playing in BCS bowls."

In my current post-job-search-pre-TT-addled mind, this is akin to a biomedical researcher landing a tenure-track position at a good university, then fucking it up because they didn't get that super-star tenure-track position, which they "totally deserved and expected", at a top-10 medical school. IMO, if you get asked to play at all, you better play your hardest. Otherwise, you'll demonstrate that you didn't deserve ANY tenure-track position at all - not a highfalutin position at a top-tier university, and definitely not the gift-of-a-position that a rather solid university gifted your privileged ass.

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  • Zuska says:

    Ahahahahaha! My heart bleeds for those Oklahoma football dudes forced to play in a non-BCS bowl. Oh, the humanity!

    Wonderful analogy.