Welcome to our Dr. Saturday feature titled "Random offseason tweet of the day." With real games still months away, coaches and players will be tweeting about non-football-related things as the season approaches. In this space, we'll try to find the funniest and goofiest tweets of the day. If you see something, don't hesitate to send it to us.
Western Michigan graces our ROTOTD space again this week to one-up Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason.
While Vanderbilt's new football coach has gold-plated business cards, WMU has departed from the standard rectangle shape of business cards.
— WMU Football (@WMU_Football) June 10, 2014
Yes, those are shapes of what you think they are. It's a shark, a cut of meat, a heart, a cob of corn and a shoe to go along with head coach P.J. Fleck's business card which is actually made out of wood and shaped like a boat to go along with Western's now ubiquitous "Row the Boat" motto. (The words on Fleck's wooden business card are also branded into the card.)
We liked the originality and were wondering what they meant, so we reached out to Western Michigan. They're all symbols of other themes that Western Michigan has invoked throughout Fleck's time as head coach.
Shark: The shark symbolizes a nekton mentality (nekton is a group of marine organisms able to swim independently of a current). The shark is never full, always attacking and always hungry.
Steak: It complements the shark's hunger theme on the adage that a hungry dog is a dangerous dog. Yes, it does look like a tempting cut of meat.
Corn: The corn signifies the farmer's alliance, or the idea that you plant your crops next to crops that are flourishing. So the idea here is to associate yourself with people who are successful.
Shoe: The shoe is a Prefontaine shoe, for famed distance runner Steve Prefontaine. Fleck wants his players to operate at a fast "Prefontaine pace."
Heart: Those that work hard with heart are the ones who are successful.
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