Monday, June 8, 2009

Headline: Emerson Women's Teams Win Most Redundant Trophy in College History

Boston, MA-- Celebrations abound in Emerson College's small but rabid athletics department, where the Lady Lions have been awarded the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Commissioner's Cup. The GNAC Cup, formerly named the Harlem Globetrotters Collegiate Wankery Award, rewards the winningest team in the entire Conference with, ironically, another trophy. Athletics Director Kristin Parnell said of the achievement, at a May 26th press conference: "We were really only winning to win this award. It was our goal throughout the whole season[...]This plaque is what validates all of our hard-fought victories in actual games, playoffs, and tournaments."
Sports fans will know that the GNAC award is notable in itself--it recently captured the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Commisioner's Cup Commisioner's award for the "Most Redundant Collegiate Award", placing just ahead of the "Most Eating Contests Won" Banquet Dinner. The award ceremony was held in the midst of a Miss America pageant, which was itself being held within an episode of American Idol. All of them are equally frivolous separately, but when nested within each other they became a grand Russian doll of pomp and circumstance.
The Lady Lions held their hard-earned celebratory mixer at a hotel ballroom in Boston, and will be holding a mixer to celebarate the previous mixer's success this August in the same location.

(Source article here. I will never understand the mechanics of awards, but fortunately I will never have to.)

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