Many people enjoy watching sports, and those folks who really get into their favorite sport will engage in a variety of ways, involving their family and friends when they can do that. The thrill in the game results in a rush of cheering, laughing, and crying in the pulse of competition, wrong calls, and the nail-biting suspense of evenly matched opponents. Some people offer game time parties at their properties. Others travel far, at great expense, to determine a game live, and party before and after the event.
Especially those who have put on a uniform to play their best sport, cherished memories come to life on game day. By tracking specific players, fans can live vicariously by sharing the hopes and triumphs of these players, and so they can commiserate with them when those players’ dreams shatter by injury or scandal. I have a friend who comes from a family four generations deep in living and breathing the experience of basketball. He has explained that as a kid, he got immersed in basketball and it did not happen to him that he had a choice about playing the sport. He loved it anf the husband loves nevertheless. Plus, he went far in the game: a higher school starter shooting guard and a point guard on his college basketball team.
The first-born son as part of his family, my friend understood the teasing about his responsibility to generate a progeny of basketball heroes – the next generation. He has two brothers who have been also since responsibility, but my pal’s wife got pregnant first. All generations in the family buzzed about my buddy and his wife, who refused the doctor’s offers to identify the gender of the child before birth, in order to keep everyone on the knife-edge of suspense. Assumed being a boy, many gifts colored in blue were sent in advance of the birth.
My friend saw his newborn placed in his wife’s arms, and she glowed for the reason that moment. Then she viewed her husband and said something memorable to him. She said, “I designed a boo boo.” And, he explained that she said exactly the same thing to him for the following two births, with Boo Boo 3, being the most up-to-date and final edition to their family. All three of people girls are beloved by their loved ones across generations. They also are great basketball players. Boo Boo 3 won a university scholarship to play the game! I love this story. Such a blessed family my friend has, as well as the family tradition of loving the action of basketball will offer to the next generation.