Saturday, February 10, 2007

Y-M-C-A it's fun to stay at the......

I went to watch my 10 year old nephew's basketball game today. I have to admit, even though I've heard about parents who are a bit extreme at those events, I was shocked. A lot of the parents were screaming at the kids and getting angry when they made a mistake. I was thinking,"Dude, your kid is 10! TEN ok? Give him a f- break and let him enjoy himself!" Maybe I'm too soft. One lady(if I can call her a lady) was screaming,"Relax! Relax!" while her son was about to shoot from the foul line and then screamed,"Jesus Christ!" when he missed both times. Right in my ear, might I add. Did she really think he could relax with her screaming like that??? They were even screaming obscenities at the referees. How dare they enforce the rules!! Those bastards! And there were a couple moms in the back gossiping and saying some really dirty things about one of the other moms-and oh she's fat and getting divorced haha and ooh can you believe what she's wearing-can her pants be any tighter-slut-she prol'ly has a disease and ooh check her out I heard she was an alcoholic, and look at him you know he sleeps around!(this is the clean version of thier conversation) They knew everyone could hear them too, even the children. I'm not one of those-'Omigosh don't breathe in front of the children-don't blink in the presence of children' type of people either.

We noticed one of the players on the other team happened to be the only girl and we all had a Gloria Steinem moment. She tried to shoot a three pointer and totally missed and someone yelled out to her,"Good try!" Her coach yelled,"NO,That was not a good try!" He was on her ass the entire time-I'm not saying it was because she was girl, but he was encouraging with the others and so hard on her and she was the best damn one on her team!!! Someone fouled her at that moment so she had to go to the foul line. My sister and I, plus the women we were with, jokingly, made fists at the coach. She got both baskets and waved to us, smiling....hey anything I can do for my fellow sister. We saw a chance to embrace female solidarity and jumped on it :o)

I never saw a bunch of children playing a game and looking so stressed out before. I asked my sister if the parents were always so crazed at these things. She said,"I'm used to it-you should see how they act at baseball games, it's worse." Really?

7 comments:

Laurie said...

That is why I never go to local basketball games, the parents are AWFUL! You have to wonder what the kids will be like when they grow up.

SUEB0B said...

I'm so glad not to be a kid.

Xanax all around.

Madge said...

It's a shame, isn't it?

MsLittlePea said...

It makes me question whether I still want to have kids or not-will I become that way? Will I have to hang around those people?? I hope not.

anne said...

Poor kidlets.

Thailand Gal said...

Poor kidlets is right! When parents start living their own needs and dreams through their kids, it's going to be a big problem.


Peace,

~Chani

Gunfighter said...

Hi,

I coach (assistant coach) my daughter's soccer team... you should see some of the parents... they keep multiple stop watches and come to me after the game with: "Elizabeth got 8 minutes in the second half and so-an-so got 12. THATS NOT FAIR!" blah blah blah.

Sports parents are a pain in the ass.