Two-a-days are the best and worst of times.
By the time you finish that second practice, you feel like you’ve been beaten with a sack full of Pog slammers.
The upshot, however, is you’re too tired to care. Exhaustion to the point of giddiness sets in, and if you’re on the Rutgers football team, you might find yourself waist-deep in ice water and fist-pumping to house music.
This is the strange and spectacular scene that played out after a recent double session held by the Scarlet Knights.
The team uploaded video of an absolute rager it had after a long day on the practice fields. Rutgers dubs the party “#ClubIce,” which is another way of saying Ultra with freezing water.
What you are watching is not an impromptu event. Someone set up a tent and rented out laser lights and smoke machines for this. Air horns and a disco ball were involved.
Best of all, Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood partook in #ClubIce.
Rutgers posted a picture to Instagram with a caption claiming the ice-bath party had been a surprise organized by Flood.
“Surprise at the end of the first double session, @CoachKyleFlood introduced #RFootball to #ClubIce!” read the caption.
Let it be known: Greg Schiano would never allow this.
Schiano men sit quietly in their ice baths, contemplating their shortcomings as the Dear Leader stews beans on an open fire and recounts his great grandfather’s violent run-in with a pair of rutting bison on the Tallgrass Prairie.
Flood is not a Schiano man, and that is a great thing.
So if you're looking to rage, it's going down at #ClubIce. It’s like partying at the Moontower, but you can’t feel your groin.
Follow me on Twitter for more sports news.