Tuesday, July 31, 2012

God Bless the U.S.A.!

Good news.  Despite the International Volleyball Federation's no longer requiring that beach volletball players have to compete while wearing bikinis, the U.S. team will continue to do so.  Slate, that fine internet magazine, gives the reasons why in this article:


According to the article, here are the top four reasons:

1. Tradition/inertia. If the current uniforms work, why switch them up?

2. Physical pride/screw the body police.

3. West Coast pride.   They're not uncomfortable in bikinis.

4. Sand. Apparently, it sneaks into the folds of extra fabric and makes players itchy.

This is a healthy tradition.  Don't mess with it.