By Marc Isenberg, UC Irvine (MBA, class of 2005)
UC Irvine athletics is on a hot streak. In May the men's volleyball team won the NCAA Championship. The baseball team advanced to the College World Series. After losing the first game, the Anteaters went on to win two thrilling extra-inning games before getting eliminated last night. Everybody is rooting these days for the Anteaters, even President Bush, who said "Go Anteaters. Fight Anteaters." Unfortunately, Bush's enthusiasm was about a 1 on the "Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job" meter.
As the Los Angeles Times reported, Omaha really got behind the Anteaters:
Vendors all over Omaha have been cashing in on Anteater hype. Ashley Grover was at a merchandise stand near the stadium selling hats, shirts and other memorabilia Wednesday afternoon. One shirt had pictures of an anteater and a beaver. Written on it was "BEAVER or EATER, who's going down?"
"Cashing in on Anteater hype"? Really? I think the example illustrates (almost too graphically) that tshirts with double (actually triple) entendres sell, but nice work by the Times writers to sneak this by their editors.