It’s almost that time for one of my favorite events of the year, the Fisher Games! Twice a year, the Graduate Programs Office puts together a day of friendly athletic competition for the students, faculty and staff. It’s a great way to meet some of the students in the other programs and it’s also fun to see the professors out there running, jumping, passing, and shooting with all of the students. This year the games will be at the RPAC on Friday, November 20th from 10am to 5pm. Even if you aren’t participating, it’s a great event to watch.
Last year the Winter Games were: dodgeball, basketball and kickball. The Spring Games were: beach volleyball, softball, and capture the flag (which got a little crazy). Because of the change in venue from the ARC to the RPAC, this year’s Winter Games are going to be: basketball, indoor volleyball and dodgeball. Historically, the faculty have had very strong dodgeball and softball teams.
Last year, I was on the second place basketball team and first place volleyball team. This year I’m going for the illustrious Fisher Winter Games Triple Crown. I’ve been working out, doing my cardio, and eating my Wheaties. Only one man stands in my path to Fisher Games greatness, Larry “The Rifle” Inks.
Professor Inks teaches our core organizational behavior class with Professor Rucci. In the classroom, he’s calm, collected, and well-spoken. But on the court he’s a force to be reckoned with. Rumors have it that he once hit a kid so hard with a dodgeball, all his hair fell out. Last year, he hit a full-time MBA student so hard, she transferred to the part-time program. You know all those Chuck Norris jokes? They’re all actually facts about Professor Inks. He might teach soft skills in the classroom, but if you end up facing the faculty team, be forewarned. Inks will put a hurtin’ on you.
Professor Inks: Dodgeball Hero