This is a sport that requires substantial physical condition. Many who participate in it think that that have accomplished some godly task. Some feel as if the sport is far superior to any other sport such as football. This results in an undeserved sense of accomplishment and superiority to so called "regular sport athletes". In reality a crew team is made up mostly of athletes who have failed in all other sports or been rejected due to lack of skill. This may contribute to the attitude that rowers have towards other sport athletes.
crew captain: If you were to put eight football players in a boat and have them row against our crew team, they would not stand a chance at winning.
football captain: If you were to put 11 of your crew members on a football field against us they would most likely be severely injured and possibly killed.