Posts Tagged ‘Funny sports stories’

83% brain, 17% mush.

Posted: December 28, 2012 in Coaching, Humor, Sports
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I’m not saying I have any dumb basketball players, because I don’t. Well, I may have a couple who don’t think before acting sometimes, but you have to remember they’re 15-17 year-old kids for cryin’ out loud. Anywho, one of them was keeping the clock at our little league games last Saturday. We didn’t have the electronic arrow that shows which team has possession, so we just drew and arrow on a sheet of paper to hold up and show the referees. I handed the paper with the arrow on it to my player, and here’s the conversation that ensued:

Me: “Here’s the possession arrow.”

Player: “OK, thanks. Where’s the other one?”

Me: “Excuse me?”

Player: “I need an arrow pointing the other direction.”

I then proceeded to pick up the paper with the arrow on it and turn it the other way to show him you could use the same sheet of paper to point either direction.

Player: “Oh. Thanks.”

Sigh.

Last summer we were in a 6-team shootout and had just finished our 5th and final game. One of my kids comes up to me, and this happens:

Player: “Coach, don’t we have another game? It’s a 6-team shootout.”

Me: “And one of those teams is us.”

Player: “Oh, yeah.”

Like I say, they’re teenagers. Their brains aren’t fully developed yet.