Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Basketball Fans



Last night my daughter had a basketball game, and as I was sitting in the stands watching the game I could not help but hear other fans. As I sat there I realized there are all different kinds of parents fans. I have broken them down into different categories.

First, you have fans that just sit there and do nothing they don’t clap or yell.

Second, you have fans that just talk or as I hear it gossip about everyone. I guess these fans don’t get out much.

Third, you have fans that will clap, cheer, and make some noise, which is fine they are supporting their team.

Fourth, you have fans that will yell, clap, stand up, scream, and make way to much noise. This is the category I fall under. I will stand up especially when my daughter has the ball which I will have to say is a lot. She is the point guard and I am constantly telling her to shoot. It doesn’t matter if she is at half court (which I know she can’t make the shot from that far away) I am always yelling “SHOOT.” I also scream “go baby go.” I wonder if fans from the other team think my daughter’s name is baby.

Fifth, you have fans that yell, scream, clap, stand up, and tell the referee how to call the game. Last night I wanted to tell this one father fan to be quiet. You know that type of fan I am talking about. The obnoxious dad! A game would not be complete without this fan. Come on people they are 11 and 12.

19 comments:

Lynette said...

I can think of a fan/parent just like that - of course it wouldn't be me - but there is always one or two in a crowd!!

Love that picture of Emily ~

Kristen said...

I wonder what kind of fan I'd be if it was my child...probably all of the above

Emily is sooooo cute

Kristen said...

Oh yeah...now lets see if I can get some RAVILOI :-)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh, I recognize all of these people! Maybe I've even been a few of them at times. Welcome to bloggy land, the weather's great here! Oh, by the way, Lynette sent me.

tollesons4him said...

I am so the kind of parent/fan that falls in to category #4. Welcome to the blogging family you will love it here I promise!!

Chris said...

Welcome to the neighborhood. I think you're going to find some of the nicest people you'll ever meet here.Come visit me when you can, I'd love to get to know you better.Oh yeah, I have set on many of bleachers in my lifetime and I HAVE been all of the above that you listed. :)

Hugs,
Chris

Lori said...

Wow!!! I can't believe all of the comments thus far! I hope I can do this. At least I will have fun!
Thanks to all of you.
Lori

Melissa Miller said...

Yeah Lori! :)
Lynette is my good friend so now you are too.

Welcome to blogging!
I know you will enjoy it very much.

You and your family are beautiful.

Come and visit mine anytime.
You're always welcome!
~Warmly, Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

I'm so glad you came by!

I'm ready to see your home now too.
You've got me curious who you were on RMS. HeHe!
I know you have a lovely home.

Have fun and get ready to be addicted to blogging!

Melissa Miller said...

Oh boy...
I hope I was "nice".
Hehe! Just kiddin'.
I know I was never a meanie on that site.
I like many styles of home decor'.
OH YES...I'M CURIOUS. :)

Happy To Be said...

GM Lori and a BIG fat WELCOME to the wonderful world of blogging..I was on RMS for over a year so I bet I know you from there..now Big sister tease Lynette won't tell us your user name..so you can tell me and girl I won't tell a soul (bet me) You will love blogging its so much fun..no one can give you a 1 star rating here we are all 10's in blogland..I added you on my list girl..NO!! not my Christmas list..you silly thing..hope you enjoy your journey here...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

mbkatc230 said...

Hi Lori, it's always nice to meet a new blogger buddy! You're going to love it here I promise. I adore your sister, though I'm mad at her right now because she won't give up your RMS/Micasa name, now I'm going to have to investigate haha. My daughter was a band nerd, not an athlete (although after watching them march I'm not so sure about that!) but the same categories apply to band parents too. I was always a number 4, never a number 5, I promise I would never second guess those wonderful judges tee hee! Welcome again, and visit anytime. I always have coffee on! Kathy PS your daughter is a cutie pie

t i m said...

The folks at my school like to use some colourful adjectives when they’re watching their kids play for the school team.

Some of the words I've never heard of before, yikes!

Welcome to the addictive world of blogging. :)

Debra said...

Hi there! Saw you were a newbie and thought I would come and say hi.

My son plays football and I can definitely relate to the fan/parent issues! lol

Yay for your daughter! Pic looks great!

Welcome to blog land! :)

roy/elisabeth dean said...

Everyone has something to say that SOMEONE needs to hear in blogland! Thank you for stopping by my blog~ My husband is my world and the more awareness we can raise for cancer research, the quicker we can get to a cure.
I have your name in the proverbial hat...twice...thank you for mentioning it on your blog!
♥ Lilly

The Daily Dean Chronicals said...

Congrats on the new blog...I know you will love it and it will make great memories! I can identify with you blog about BBall! I know those fans too well! Your descriptions were right one! Thanks for the smile! And yes, there is always one parent (usually a Dad) that pushes the limits and makes me roll my eyes!

tam said...

Hi Lori! I am a blogging buddy of Lynette and wanted to welcome you to blogland!Looking forward to getting to know you~ have a terrific Thursday!~Smiles~Tam!

Under the Florida Sun said...

Hi Lori. Thanks for coming by my blog! Wow, for a newbie at blogging your blog looks great and your doing an awesome job!!
Come back by and enter my Valentine Giveaway!

tardevil said...

I wish you could meet my husband. You're in the same category...unless he creeps into the 5th one, although he usually stays off the refs. In fact, you might have heard him screaming the other night during the Duke game!

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