This column from SNM CEO Tim Timmons first appeared in 2013. We offer an encore presentation this weekend in honor of Memorial Day.
I never had any intention of joining a fraternity when I went off to college some hundred or so years ago. Just never really saw myself in that light.
However, most of the guys who played football were all in the same fraternity, one that looked, smelled and acted like anything other than a typical fraternity - especially the smell part. Since it wasn't the preppie crowd we thought, my roommate and I signed up for our own little Animal House experience as pledges for Sigma Nu. I know, I know, a lot of guys my age now say they lived in something like the fictional Delta Tau Chi frat John Belushi and Co. made famous in the 1978 movie. I mentioned smell. All I'll say is that we didn't have running water in the joint for a semester. That push us to the top of the list?