Sports a Family Affair?


BGOBGAI! Quickie:

As the father of a child involved in sports, I’d like to express my sincere and utter disdain to all those coaches who endeavor to include parents in the whole “sports experience” thing.  For instance, it is my job to drive my daughter to practice.  This is a task to which I am very well suited as it involves two of my favorite things: yelling at stupid people outside of my vehicle, and moving at rapid speed without having to actually exert oneself physically.  In no way does this job require such things as running, throwing, catching, or passing out due to extreme demonstration of how out of shape I am.

Somewhere, somehow, however, the coach decided that parents should be active and share in the physical experience and are made to be ‘honorary coaches,’ whose job it is to run and throw and catch and move their bodies in ways not demonstrated since high school.  This is misguided as we parents choose to carry out our athletic dreams THROUGH our children and not WITH our children.  Had we wanted to actually be athletes, we would not have mastered the sloth impression.

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Coaches? Consider yourselves informed.

 

Published by Alan Reese

Greetings blog wanderers and seekers of truth, or whatever truth appears to be from the mind of a warped individual. You have reached the inner sanctum of some guy named Alan. Having graduated college sometime shortly after the Earth cooled, he finds himself in his late 30's and working out in the real world. His humor is dry and his outlook not so serious and somehow has picked up the nasty habit of writing about himself in the third person. He is married with child and loves his family, sports and, of course, his beloved video games...likelihood of his growing up? Not good. Are you an established site or magazine looking for a writer? Drop me a line if you are interested.

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