My younger son has had 3 straight losing seasons (only 1 win this season), yet he has gone to every game and every practice. The first few games he would get so upset he'd cry, now he cheers he teammates on. Now its just about not loosing by more than 10 points, or trying to get 2 baskets a game.
My older one was averaging 15+ points a game, and made his school all-star team. This summer he is in a real competitve league, where most of the kids are much taller than him. His average went down to 3pts. The coach benched him, and would only play him a about 1 quarter a game. So when he comes in, he plays really solid defense. He never complained, never whined. Gradually the coach out him in more and more. Last weekend both point guards were out. The were shut-out in the first qtr, the coach told him to take point, and he scores 12, and his team leads by the half, so the coach sits him down.
He doesn't complain. His team is down at the start of the 4th. The coach puts him in for defense. Finally with a minute to go, and down by 6 he tells my son to go back to point guard. Freethrow, he gets a turn over, assist, blocked shot, he hits a 3 to tie, he gets a steal and is fouled with 2 seconds to go. The next teams were coming in the gym and the place was pack. He didn't even blink, his a foul and gets a block to win the game.
One of the other parent goes up to the coach and tells him, right in front of my son, that he should have played him on offense. My son's just shrugged and said "Whatever the coach wants"
He never trashed talked, or pouted, no 'give me the ball' crap.
He led when it was time to, followed when it was time to. And most of all kept his mouth shut.
I showed my boys, the scene with the girl whining in the swamp, and they just shook thier heads.
Is it just me, or is Katye looking a lot like Flo did in TAR 3 in Vietnam? The griping about the train, the multiple "I don't want to do this anymore!", the decision to abandon the bikes for the boat . . . compared to Katye's rage in the swamp. All I hope is that the result of this is not as it turned out in TAR 3
But really, it is all on a little box in your living room that can be turned off or enjoyed. And my philosophy says that it doesn't matter how another chooses to live their life. The choices are vast and all we can control are our reactions.
I hate the Fogals!!!
Especially Kayte Fogal!!!
She's sooo annoying!!!
Last edited by #1RealityTVFan; 07-23-2006 at 05:43 PM.