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Frats to fight, to our delight

Frat Fighting Championships. Yes, you read that correctly. Frat Fighting Championships.
Frat Fighting Championships. Yes, you read that correctly. Frat Fighting Championships.

Frat Fighting Championships. Yes, you read that correctly. Frat Fighting Championships.

If you’ve been lucky enough to see one of the flyers, you probably had a good laugh.

This absolutely ridiculous event will take place April 14, and it will give bros a chance to represent their frat and prove they can fight.

What frats are stereotypically mocked for — Sperrys, polos, raucous parties, homoerotic brotherhood — are harmless and just sort of funny. This, on the other hand, just brings everything to new light. 

While many people in the fraternity system try to downplay the “fratfight” or “brofest” stereotypes, nothing perpetuates them more than this event. The only frat things missing from this will be the Sperrys. Or maybe they’ll leave them on.

All mockery aside, this is an absolutely awful idea.

First off, the flyer says no prior training or experience is necessary. Genius. Put two kids in a ring who have never done anything like this before without a clue as to how safety precautions in professional fighting go about. 

Second, the flyer says free training will be provided. Fantastic. Some bro will probably get three or four lessons and think he is Chuck Liddell. But its cool, he’s seen “Fight Club” like 100 times. He’s got this.  

This is going to end really well.

At the same time, the marketing idea behind this is borderline brilliant.

What sounds more entertaining than watching two bros attempt to pummel each other to a pulp?

And who better to appeal to than a bunch of guys obsessed with one-upping each other? 

It seems highly unlikely that any of these matches amount to anything close to an actual MMA bout, but watching how absolutely terrible they are could be entertaining. 

No one wants to see a fellow student get hurt, but we won’t deny that the whole concept of “Frat Fighting Championships,” (we repeat: Frat. Fighting. Championships.) has some kind of comedic appeal.

So, a weary “thank you” is in order for the frats because, in some capacity, this event is going to provide a fratastic level of entertainment for anyone who attends.

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