The Gross National Debt

Friday, March 7, 2014

And exactly what's your experience with it?

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For the next week or so there will be plenty of complaining about how the Rebels (the high school here) basketball team performed in the state championship game.

Quite a number of these comments will be negative.

Lemme ask ALL of you who are complaining this one question:

How much experience do you have coaching a high school basketball teams to a state championship basketball game?

I take the sound of crickets chirping in the background as evidence you have no experience in this.

"But" some will say.

Shut. Up. I say.

Unless you have played on a high school basketball team that made it to the state championship game, Shut. Up.

Unless you have coached a bunch of high school kids all the way to a state championship game, Shut. Up.

"But."

But. Nothing. If you ain't been there, you don't know what it takes to get there. In basketball, George Kennedy and the ladies who went to state a few years ago have room to talk and be critical of the boys' basketball team. George & Co. went there. Did that. Got the trophy, the memory and the tears that erupted after taking second in the state to back up whatever they say. A few other former students and their coaches also have room to talk. Turner County has a number of state champions and a 2nd in the nation 4-H Shotgun team.
Unless you were on one of those teams, you don't. Shut. Up.

Unless.

Unless you want to talk about what an awesome ride it was. Unless you want to say how proud you are of this team and the girls team for that matter. Unless you want to say how proud you are of ALL the students in the school system who show up and put forth the effort to succeed.

If you are here to yell GO REBELS! We're proud of you! then say on, say on.

I'm here to be proud of them. All of them. All the students. I routinely say every child in the Turner County school system is my kid. I am proud of all of them and support them all as much as I can.


If you are here to complain, Shut. Up.

Alternately, put up. Get yourself some room to complain. Go to college. Get a teaching degree and learn to be a coach. Then YOU coach a team to a high school state championship. When you get done, regardless of winning or losing that game, then I'll listen to what you have to say.
In the meantime, yeah.


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