Sure Hope them Horses Can Swim

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Mon, 23 Nov 1998 08:55:04 -0800

I've always been proud of the fact that UCI doesn't have a football
team. Being a USC graduate also, I always found it ridiculous that a
significant portion of the student body chose the school because of
their 'team spirit' so that they could re-live their high school daze in
college. Unlike USC, UCI does have is a very good water polo team. I
sat on the bench for 2 years from '85-'87 before figuring out that 18
hour days of physical torture doesn't help your computer science
scholastic career, much less leave time for homework. UCI won the NCAA
the year or two before I got there (remember the Olympics were in Los
Angeles in '84) and the year or two after I left. I've also always been
proud of the fact that twice a week we used to scrimmage the Olympic
team and I never drowned, but I did get a few broken noses, black eyes,
bruised ribs, etc. UCI, Newport Harbor, Corona Del Mar, and Sunny Hills
(and USC for that matter) all share water polo coaching staff and
further all have been Olympic coaches, so what better way to improve
than get your ass kicked twice a week by a team better than you. A
little known fact is that UCI has had more Olympic water polo players
come out of their program than any other school, and in fact, Orange
County makes up half of all the players. Anyways, they are having the
NCAA's this year at Corona Del Mar. UCI has a shot at another title, I
thought about going for about 2 seconds and came to the conclusion, in
the words of Kurt Vonnegut, I couldn't give a flying fuck at the
mooooooon if they won or not. What sort of idiot would go to college
because of the quality of sports teams they have?

"I remember when I was in high school, and I was all excited,
passionate, about the high school football team. And I
remember asking myself, Why do I care?" -- Chomsky

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SUBJECT: 1998 NCAA Water Polo Championship
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 20:05:27 -0800

All Employees:

UCI has been selected to host the 1998 NCAA Water Polo Championship
to be held December 4 and 6 at the Marian Bergeson Aquatic Center
(Corona Del Mar High School). The nation's top four collegiate teams
will convene at this tournament and compete for the National
Championship. Ticket prices range from $20 to $8 and a sell-out is
expected. For more information about this event, or to purchase your
tickets in advance, please call the Athletic Ticket Office at ext.

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