The way we humans act during the big game is peculiar…especially to the cats. Fortunately, this house cat has been around long enough to catch on so that he can explain the insanity to his adorable little protege…
If you’ve ever been involved in youth sports, you know that some parents and coaches are…crazy. There’s really no other way to put it. They’re absolutely nuts.
Cheering loudly or hollering to make sure your voice gets across the field is one thing, but the truly insane parents and coaches go way beyond this — berating kids, fighting with referees, throwing things, and just generally fuming as if the universe hangs in the balance and everything will be decided by a child’s game.
And nowhere is this a part of kids’ sports culture more than among the coaches, parents, and players of the Texas Youth Football Association. Here, winning is everything. Effort, teamwork, sportsmanship — all these values take a backseat…unless they’re going to improve the odds of a win.
In its first season, the Esquire Network documentary series Friday Night Tykes took a hard look at this league, focusing on how coaches behave with their young athletes. Unsurprisingly, it’s not all that great. We see coaches doing everything from swearing at their teams to — perhaps most crazy of all —instructing them to injure other players.
If you’ve ever sold your house you know the value of “staging” it. Obviously, some people don’t even try, but others go above and beyond, clearing out everything except strategically selected, perfectly vanilla furniture and decor that will make the house as appealing as possible to the highest number of potential buyers.
And then there are these folks….
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