“Get the ball!” he shouted at the top of his lungs from the bleachers. “You’ve got to want it. REALLY want it!”
Frankly, I was pretty frustrated with this father, who had been shouting this same same mantra to his daughter throughout the entire event. And now as a tangle of seventh grade girls struggled to get the basketball from one another at the end of a very close game, the intensity of his “encouragement” elevated to a whole new level.