The Rodney Dangerfield of Quidditch


So here’s the IQA’s Sunshine Bowl preview, found here:

3. The Sunshine Bowl III will feature eight teams including two World Cup qualifiers in the hosts Stanford University and the Silicon Valley Skrewts. The Skrewts will try to overcome a disappointing performance at the Western Regional Championship to defend their Sunshine Bowl title. In addition, a merc team with star Lost Boys keeper Tony Rodriguez will compete. While his teammates are playing incredibly tough competition in San Marcos, Texas, Rodriguez will see if he can truly carry a team on his back to a small tournament championship. Other contenders include the University of California-Berkeley and Thundercats Quidditch.

SJSU doesn’t even get a mention, of course. I get that Stanford and the Skrewts do, because they’re going to World Cup. I get that Berkeley does, because they’re a big name school. Those are three of the official teams going, and the fourth team is SJSU. The Thundercats aren’t even going as the Thundercats; they’re going unofficially as The Found Men. 

Seriously? We get overlooked and an unofficial team gets a mention instead? Even though SJSU has gone to every Sunshine Bowl? I feel like we should change our mascot from an owl to this hidden gem from my childhood:


No respect, no respect at all.