The owner of the worst team temporarily relives high school by having to take the SAT college-entrance exam. Afterward, to make matters worse, he is required to share his score with the league.
The punishment is cruel, unusual and completely legal. Non-high-school students are permitted to sit for the SAT so long as they register in advance, present a government-issued ID at the test site and pay $51, a College Board spokeswoman said. The organization's name for these people is “adult test-takers.”
As the league's bottom-dweller last season, the first that the loser was fated to sign up for the SAT, Mr. Corey took the test, scoring in the 1,500s out of the SAT's 2,400-point scale. This season, he named his team “SAT Prep v. II for sale,” a nod to the SAT study guide he intended to offload on the next last-place finisher.
Mr. Corey trained for the test, he said, by partying “so hard” the night before. His sister, a junior in high school last year, further shamed him by sitting for the SAT that day and beating his score. “She owned me,” he said. “We made fun of each other a lot going in. Then I just got made fun of a lot afterward.”