There was no competition before for most trippy way of keeping a school’s athletes eligible. But now there is. And the University of Utah has won it by a landslide.
The school’s compliance office posted an Xtranormal animated movie to its YouTube page on Wednesday of a computer-animated clown (who sounds like Stephen Hawking) talking about how he used to be a student athlete before accepting extra benefits cost him his scholarship and got him kicked out of school.
“Now I have to go to clown college and pay to [play],” he said. “I should have listened to my compliance office. No one likes a sad clown.”
If any meme was tailor made for subsequent parody videos, it’s this one. Just imagining Utes players sitting in a lecture hall and watching this is priceless.