WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU?!?!?!?!

15 Feb

Last night I attended one of Drew’s basketball games … on Valentine’s Day … Yeah, I know.  As we waited for the game before ours to finish, I was disappointed in a man I know.  At least, I’ve seen him attend church basketball league games FOR YEARS.  I don’t know his name, and that is a good thing right now … Because I believe HE is what is wrong with our church basketball league today.

As the game before ours was winding down, the ref made a call he didn’t like.  Have you ever noticed that when a referee makes a call in ANY kind of sport, HALF of the fans there DO NOT LIKE IT???  I wonder why??

Anyway, he went on a tirade that ended with an expletive … I was standing there, stunned, wondering “Did I really hear that??”  From that moment on, I had one eye and one ear on this guy.  At one point, I think his wife told him I was the pastor at EBC … (Or that I had no father … my lip reading is not great).

Needless to say, he did not say ANOTHER WORD.  But when I look at this, it helps me understand why those kids all act like this is life-or-death.  THIS IS CHURCH BASKETBALL.  That is all.  Not something to die over.  Certainly not something to step into God’s house and cuss about.

Any spectator in the EBC FLC is an invited guest of EBC.  And, legally, we can ask someone not to return if their activity warrants it.  The next time I hear anyone yelling like that, you can bet I will ask them to leave.  Our referees (who have control of the entire gym during a game) will be instructed to do the same.

And I sit here, not surprised, but disappointed …

One Response to “WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU?!?!?!?!”

  1. Russ Sawyer February 16, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    It always amazes me to see grown men and women get overexcited about a game. I think it is more about them reliving their youth through their children. And while it may have been a bad call, they need to remember 1) its just a game and 2) the use of profanity only shows their ignorance. Just my $. 02

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