Monday, November 17, 2008


Engineers hate sports.  They hate them so much that company off-sites are planned to avoid mandatory activities requiring more physical exertion than a trip to the break room.   This hatred has been with most engineers for most of their lives, probably due to a combination of high school and a practical lack of gross motor skills.

But then there's Foosball.  Not only does it exclusively use engineers' college-hardened fine motor skills, it also attracts coworkers and classmates who actually enjoy sports, namely Europeans and Central/South Americans who grew up in cultures devoted to its field-based cousin.  It's this black and white cookie of the sports world that brings engineers and athletes together as equals in competition.

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