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(Luther College)   Naked soccer incidents over the years at Drew's alma mater   ( divider line
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7388 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Apr 2002 at 8:00 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-04-05 08:04:55 AM  
Naked Soccer is a sport for the 21st century!
2002-04-05 08:05:52 AM  
soccer is for sissies...try naked football.
2002-04-05 08:07:21 AM  
It's all fun and games until you get wacked in the nads with a big, round, leather ball.
2002-04-05 08:09:02 AM  
except for the nakedness, this sounds like your typical college sporting event
2002-04-05 08:11:23 AM  
Soccer is football. Or are you talking about that american game where the foot very rarely comes into contact with the ball.
2002-04-05 08:11:49 AM  
What they should have done is made it a tradition and provided the infrastructure to reduce those things which were causing problems. Naked soccer seems perfectly acceptable to me. The sexual abuse and minor deliquency are not. Yet the abuse and deliquency are probably just more visible during this event, I'd guess they still occur.

Its all about balance.

Hmm this comment actually made sense... ok.. um.. er.. ah! Remember Penguins Like To Party Naked , join the PLTPN!
2002-04-05 08:23:53 AM  
-Three reported cases of sexual abuse

Did one of the teams have a Spaniard playing ?
2002-04-05 08:35:44 AM  
How about naked pneumatic-drilling?
2002-04-05 08:40:36 AM  
Coed naked mud-wrestling is where it's at.
2002-04-05 08:53:04 AM  
There is a Luther College?

[image from too old to be available]
2002-04-05 09:02:03 AM  
where is that pic at the soccer match with the butt-ugly female streaker?
2002-04-05 09:09:27 AM  
Didn't Drew letter in nude leapfrog? Or was it rescinded because of the... incident?
2002-04-05 09:19:31 AM  
Bagu: is this what you are looking for? (very NSFW!)
2002-04-05 09:19:58 AM  
Alright, try it again:

Bagu: is this what you are looking for? (very NSFW!)
2002-04-05 09:23:36 AM  
I just did a show at Luthur College. Great college, great campus, great kids.

The staff was once again mounting an anti-nude soccer campaign, however, the students were armed this year! The Dean has apparently been marred in controversy. Film at Eleven.
2002-04-05 09:24:52 AM  
At least it isn't Co-Ed Naked just isn't pretty. Little women, big sticks, and a lot of pain...

I'm all for getting nekkid, in public even, but what is the fascination with being nekkid where there's a chance of getting your nards ripped off by spiky shoes? What's next, Co-Ed Naked Bull Running? Argh. Run around nekkers all you want, but damn...
2002-04-05 09:26:03 AM  
Ert.... LuthER College... Spank me.
2002-04-05 09:33:38 AM  
From the list of incidents at the end of the story:

"Two incidents of groups of men 30 to 40 years of age watching."

So it's OK to be a pervert if you're under 30, but once you're between 30 and 40, it's and 'incident'?
2002-04-05 09:44:18 AM  
Why did they list people being naked in the residence halls as a problem from the event? It's not as if there were never any naked people in the residence halls.
2002-04-05 09:48:16 AM  
Drew went to Luther?! Huh. My girlfriend grew up in Decorah, and her dad's a prof there. What a gorgeous little town. I'm planning on biking up there this summer from good ol' I.C. Should be a great ride.
2002-04-05 09:53:10 AM  
Ok, I give up. How do you know who's on which team?
2002-04-05 10:16:27 AM  

it would have to be helmets versus toques. as for the girls, I dunno.
2002-04-05 10:34:34 AM  
Ok, I give up. How do you know who's on which team?

It's balls vs. slits.
2002-04-05 10:49:46 AM  
Insert Naked Soccer Fantasy Here:
[image from too old to be available]
2002-04-05 11:00:52 AM  
I attend Luther's rival school Wartburg College. I'd just like to say that I can't remember a year when we haven't crushed their panzy ass in football. Not that I even enjoy football, but I enjoy making fun of the crappiest, most overpriced, pseudo-religious school you'll ever see!

Also, I've heard from first-hand accounts that the naked soccer is about the fugliest thing you'll ever see! *barf*
2002-04-05 11:02:19 AM  
I'm going to Luther right now, and I've sort of been meaning to put up a page for you all with some of the propaganda thats been handed out.
Thing is, that the administration wants to get rid of naked soccer so bad cause it ruins their squeeky clean "we're a good Christian school" image. There are very few students that I've talked to who have any objection whatsoever. Most agree with me that the college is doing it purely for prospective students and advertising, which very often seems to be the only reason anything ever gets done on campus. The administration had better be very careful, because they are pissing off many many students and could have a war on their hands very quickly.
Working at the tech help desk, I had to go out on a call to remove offensive messages someone had put as the quote of the day on some of the machines at the cyber-cafe. They included such quotes as "In a major push for recruitment, Luther College forgot about its current students and concentrated only on prospectives"
and "In 2002, President "Tricky Dick" Torgerson banned Naked Soccer." I felt bad removing them, and almost said I wouldn't. But at least I saved them before deleting them.
As for the soccer itself, its probably the biggest social event number wise of the year. Estimates say about 150 people (unfortunately mostly guys) play and another 300-400 people watch. Two years ago, there was even a little marching band that came out and started playing naked. It a great atmosphere even if you don't care about the game (you can't really see anything anyway, its in the middle of the night.) There are no goals or teams, you either just sorta stand in the field or run around kicking the ball wherever.

fark, that was long. I'll be popping in and out between classes if you farkers have any question.
2002-04-05 11:03:30 AM  
Oh, and Wartburg sucks.
2002-04-05 11:05:38 AM  
HeatMiser Oh, what a letdown. That really takes any fun out of the team hugging you after you score a goal. "Aaah! Get away from me!"
2002-04-05 11:16:48 AM  
Oh, and Wartburg sucks.


Ok, what I posted was total trollish, sorry! I actually almost went to Luther, but they're pretty stingy with their money and ended up at Wartburg. I'm just pissed at Luther because my sister was very excited about Luther; she loved the campus, the people and she really wanted to go there next year. Unfortunately, they didn't give her maybe a lesson scholarship for music, whereas Wartburg gave her several thousand. I so wanted to kick someone's bum up at Luther for that one. Other than that Luther's campus is beautiful (compared to Wartburg), facilities are top notch (compared to Wartburg), and the staff seemed very good from the classes I sat in on like 5 years ago.

On a side not, some guys on my floor made a shirt with Luck Futher on the back. A couple of years ago, I bought a shirt with Fah-Q Luther or something like that. I wore it proudly to Luther and I, suprisingly, didn't get killed. I just love how both our colleges are "of the church." I've never seen a more immoral bunch of people than those that live on my floor. Well, unless you count the Real World.
2002-04-05 11:28:35 AM  
These incidents crack me up...

-Three reported cases of sexual abuse
-Four cases of serious alcohol abuse
-A case of physical altercation between one female and two male students
-Several incidents of nude students in campus buildings and residence halls
-Two incidents of groups of men 30 to 40 years of age watching
-Many alcohol incidents involving students and minors

What else do you expect to happen at a nude soccer match???
2002-04-05 11:37:29 AM  
Alright, Drew went to Luther! (For Chanle51, it is in Decorah, Iowa.) It's a pretty town in a beautiful area that is great for cycling if you like steep hills. Anyone else tubed the Upper Iowa River? Or canoed it?

And Drew, how did a Kentucky boy make it to northeast Iowa anyway?
2002-04-05 11:49:54 AM  
Anyone else tubed the Upper Iowa River?

I tubed it last summer. Tip: Bring LOTS of beer.

Don't even get me started on NordicFest....
2002-04-05 01:31:22 PM  
I have never understood why there are these
Semi-Gay rituals that exist in the culture of sports.

I have read about Football players who have to walk naked thourgh the student center, and be naked on the team bus ride.

Another reason for the "gay" tag. (NTTIAWWT)
2002-04-05 03:25:36 PM  
Peaboy, ah whatever you were to dumb to go to luther and you couldn't pay for it so you went to a crap school like Wartburg.
As A Luther Grad all I can say is this is not a big deal, and should not even be an issue. It is all in good fun and is totally safe.
2002-04-05 03:29:34 PM  
I graduated last year, and I just wanted to say that I think you did a very good job of summing up the entire issue. If they want to get money from me or during the dumb phone thing they do they had better keep the soccer going. The funniest thing ever was two years ago when they tried to do the Pancake Tent!!! Prof and Adminstrators serving Pancakes to naked students!!!
2002-04-05 03:34:50 PM  
Sorry Last post.
Say HI to Uwe Rudolph, Ed Kaschins, and Richard Merritt
2002-04-05 04:05:51 PM  
HA! I went to Luther for a couple of semesters. I transferred because for all that money, their science departments had total shiat for equipment. Their top of the line NMR was the same model that we used as a door stop. Their math department ruled though. Good profs.

I did go back my senior year and participated in nude soccer. I got good and drunk and ran around on the field for a while. yee-farking-haa. It was mostly guys, but there were actually some hot ladies that bared all as well.

It was fun.
2002-04-05 04:43:34 PM  
I really could care less about the rivalry. No offense or anything taken from your comment. Just felt I sort of had to do a jab back to sort of defend this college thats sorta pissing me off.
Also, my freshman year, I lived on a floor (Brandt First east for those alums who care) that got the president to pronounce us the worst floor on campus (because of such events as the B1E1K - a thousand beers in 24 hours. We made it to 600 and ran out of beer. We didn't make the deans list, needless to say.) We wanted to hang up a sign that announced that as people walked in.
We also did the B1E run, where the current and past members of the floor run naked throughout campus and through all the buildings. Needless to say, the admins sent out a nasty threatening mail trying to stop that too.
Phone4 - this whole thing wasn't a big deal to anyone before they really started to try and stop it. They have a farking committee to deal with how to charge people. And yes, the pancake breakfast was pretty hilarious. Too bad I missed it by a year. Personally, I don't care about the soccer itself, but the way the school is trying to get rid of it makes me hope so much more that they don't succeed.
Oh, and I'm taking Merrit right now. Coolest prof ever. Going to try and go to Italy with him J-term next year.
2002-04-05 04:55:59 PM  
Dude nothing in the world is better than J-terms abroad. I am one of only two people ever to go on Four Trips. More fun than you could ever imagine!!!!
Ask Merrit about the Lord of the Dance and when he used to be a bouncer in Iowa City
2002-04-05 05:14:30 PM  
Naked soccer, I guess you find out whos gay real quick. But i hate soccer as a whole anyway.
2002-04-05 05:46:54 PM  
I play soccer and I rock climb [and jokes about nekked climbing are pervasive among climbers] - given the correct incentive i would do either nekked...

the funny thing is

people get in trouble for nekked soccer
people don't get in trouble for nekked climbing [mostly]
2002-04-05 06:54:30 PM  
Gotta love those crazy Lutherans. Lefse and beer for everyone!
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