February 2022


Purdue-Indianapolis Extension basketball team late 1940s

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Winning Entry!

When we said we wanted to outshine the other team, we didn't mean literally. - Adina Friedman


Not wishing to disclose his full identity, "Fred" disappointed the team by not facing the camera.

Submitted by joppold on Tue, 02/01/2022 - 10:00

Basketball? I thought this was bowling practice!

Submitted by jw57 on Tue, 02/01/2022 - 13:09

The Purdue Extension “Biennials” were league contenders every other season when they would actually remove their comfortable warm up jackets.

Submitted by mjhinsma on Tue, 02/01/2022 - 22:23

Sure wish they would have given us something other than the left-over Astronautics Department space suit material for our uniforms. This stuff just doesn't breath.

Submitted by andjsmit on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 09:33

Channeling a future Will Ferrell from a 2001 SNL skit when asked, "Why are your shorts SO short? " Our reply, "Why are long pants long? Why are bushes bushy? We don't know!"

Submitted by hermk on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 10:09

When you blew the team budget on jackets but forgot to bring a sign.

Submitted by mbertola on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 10:21

"Come on fellas! If we win this next game, they might buy us some longer shorts for next season!"

Submitted by sdearth on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 11:48

No, I'm not going to smile, you made me wear these ridiculous metallic short shorts. I don't care if everyone else is. I said no, not going to do it!

Submitted by keswank on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 11:50

Man, that was an easy win! How about something a little more challenging?

Submitted by jones572 on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 11:53

"Hey, guys. That wasn't funny. You said we were going to face the other way."

Submitted by msidor on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 11:54

"Hey, make sure you get my good side!"

Submitted by achintap on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 11:58

Guys, in 80 years, there's going to be a bunch of people trying to caption this photo before a crazy ice storm. Look your best.

Submitted by nodcasey on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 12:00

“This way Bob. He does this on the court too. 🙄”

Submitted by jocharle on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 12:04

Me and the boys naming ourselves"Indianapolis Purdue Extention" on Kahoot, so when we get an answer streak it says Indianapolis Purdue Extention is on fire.

Submitted by skanojia on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 12:07

Don't you know? If First Year's show their face on camera, the team loses!

Submitted by radhenia on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 13:40

After his teammates exhausted the supply of Brylcreem, Frank turned his head in shame.

Submitted by rischult on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 13:47

While the rest of the team was thrilled to have their photo taken in their shiny short shorts, Richard (in the middle of the back row) was thinking about what to make for supper that night.

Submitted by janealex on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 14:29

That feeling when you realize the whole team is facing the camera but you are not and no one seems to care.

Submitted by rrlawren on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 14:59

“Guys, speaking of extensions, from down here, we are definitely going to need to extend the length of these shorts!”

Submitted by ldjones2 on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 11:14

Leave it to "Sure-hands Shannon" to spill spaghetti on his dress uniform. Nice moves.

Submitted by marjbarr on Tue, 02/08/2022 - 16:39

When we said we wanted to outshine the other team, we didn't mean literally.

Submitted by adifried on Wed, 02/09/2022 - 10:22

In a show of support for his only African-American teammate, Team Captain Steve was the first to kneel in protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Submitted by hayesjb on Mon, 02/28/2022 - 07:55