a local high school has a math team. if you're on it, you're called a mathlete.
and if you're a mathlete, you don't get a varsity letter.
you get a varsity digit.
the less nerdy members get digits to pay homage to athletes -- like 18 for payton manning (remember, i live near indianapolis) or 23 for michael jordan.
the truly nerdy get numbers like these: uno, pi (3.14159... and onward into infinity), 20 trillion.
last and least -- 69. and that gets a loud hardy-har-har.