Western Michigan Football Entered The ‘Surprise Walk-On With Scholarship’ Game, And They Just Set The Standard

by 4 years ago

By now, we’re all accustomed to the formula: coach calls team meeting, coach calls up one hard-working dude, praises said hard-working dude, announces full scholarship to hard-working dude, entire team mobs the hard-working dude while he laughs and cries simultaneously. It’s great theater and a constant reminder of how lazy I am while convincing myself that I’m owed something from someone simply by squeaking through life.

But there’s more than one way to skin a cat and more than one way to give a full-scholarship. And the folks over at Western Michigan got pretty crafty when granting walk-on Trevor Sweeney with a full ride. Gotta tip my cap to the Broncos organization.

Per the video description:

Walkon Trevor Sweeney was surprised with a scholarship during practice in training camp. Sweeney is a special teams standout that plays with ELITE passion at every opportunity. His heartwork, dedication, and sacrifice for the program was recognized with a full ride scholarship with Bronco Football.

Hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. Words never used to describe me. Ever.

P.S. The fucked up part of me was hoping he tore an ACL when trying to recover the scholarship ball. The other 10% was hoping things turned out the way they did.

P.P.S. Could they have picked cheesier background music for this video? Am I watching men compete on the gridiron or a soft core porno in a doctor’s office lobby? Can’t sleep on the details, Broncos. Stay diligent.

P.P.P.S. How the fuck did ‘more than one way to skin a cat’ find its way into our common nomenclature? I hate cats, but fuck, I don’t want to think about skinning one, nevermind skinning one using various techniques.

[h/t TFM]

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