It’s my guess [Benner’s Feb. 27 column] could have been pages and pages in length with recitals of poor behavior on behalf of parents, administrators, students, players, coaches, officials, cheerleaders, mascots, trainers, gym managers, parking lot attendants, clean-up crews and many others.
As a parent, official, coach, fan and spectator, I agree it is a reflection of where society has been heading for years. We could all reminisce of days gone by when someone or some group had the backbone to take care of the shenanigans acted out by those mentioned above. Wouldn’t it be great to have those someone(s) step up again? Yet when and if they did, look out, because the next story would be about that someone(s) being sued for disallowing or infringing on the rights of Stevie, Mr. or Mrs. Stevie, Coach Stevie, Stevie the Mascot, Stevie the Wonder, the ability to express their individuality, thoughts or feelings. It’s a joke book with many pages.