swampthang wrote: ahduth wrote:
swampthang wrote:Roll our eyes at the pasty, chunky Ivy Leaguers who could care less about sports? Or stuff them into lockers. I'm down with either.
Pretty sure people at NYU are even less interested in college sports than Ivy Leaguers lol. Maybe you might have convinced the hipsters to go see the soccer team, but I think the matches were held in New Jersey.
I'm sure you're spot on which puts them even lower on my totem pole. At least Ivy Leaguers you know, went to an Ivy League school. I'm honestly baffled by people who aren't so unrounded that they look down on athletic pursuits. There are few things more satisfying than being able to both out-debate someone and beat them up. I suppose being better looking is a nice addition.
Not so much that the students look down on athletics - just that it's not a consequential part of the school's social environment. There's no NYU football team, and about a million other things to do besides watching another school's football team.
The social dynamic is similar to how the frats at NYU are nearly completely irrelevant compared with other schools, in terms of their social relevance. When I was in UG at NYU I think I went to one frat party, and that was completely on accident. It was always a bit of a culture shock to go visit my friends at other schools where those were THE parties. There's just a lot of other stuff going on in NYC.
Can't speak to how all that translates at the law school however. NYU is nothing if not a big school - I only saw CAS undergrad.