Gophers hockey shows big-time college athletes still required to do some dirty work
December 13, 2016 — 3:50pm
College athletes at big-time programs may take charter flights, have their meals catered and are revered around campus, but there are still some blue-collar tasks the players have to perform.
The Gophers men’s hockey team showed their 65,000 Twitter followers over the weekend they are responsible for loading and unloading their bulky equipment bags on the runway during a snowstorm.
A video tweeted with the caption “Unloading the plane like a well-oiled machine” shows players (most likely only underclassmen) lined up passing bags from the airplane to the bus. One player can be heard calling the bags “heavy,” which by the looks of it they would be way over the commercial airline 50-pound limit.
We always knew all that muscle was for more than just sports. Watch the fun video:
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