Hey! Dan Carson—rush chairman! Darn glad to meet ya!
Welcome to Beta Rho, aka The Bleacher Report, where today we’ll be discussing the process of rookie hazing in professional sports.
Putting new members through initiation is a timeless tradition for athletic programs and Greek societies alike. It’s a passing of tradition—a rite of passage where veterans ask newbies to demonstrate their commitment to the team by undertaking the seemingly silly, stupid and trivial.
Many people don’t “get” the point of hazing. That’s fine, but as long as there are rookies and pledges in the world, they will be asked to humble themselves and throw on a Smurf outfit—for the team, of course.
The following is a fun and effective guide on “inspiring” your team’s pledges—ahem, rookies. It’s clean and marginally mean, but won’t end in chaos and fleeing livestock.
This is how to properly haze your rookies.