Monday, August 31, 2009

Inappropriate?? Probably...

This is the controversial Tshirt. As tradtion, the senior boys designed and sold Tshirts for the first home football game. On Friday, administration made the announcement to the student body that these shirts would be banned from the game. If students were wearing these, they would be sent home to change. This announcement came after anywhere from 150 to 400 shirts were sold...
When we got to the game about 30 minutes before kick-off... Two thirds of the students were wearing their shirts...No one appeared to be going home! Hmmm...did they change their mind?


So...this is the story...
There are 16 teams in Class AA athletics in our state...15 public schools and 1 private school. The general understanding is that the private school has significant $$$ available and will recruit the best athletes in the area...the region...to attend and play sports for their school. The public schools have to build their teams simply on the athletes that are enrolled there. Therefore, this private school has been a power house in football and basketball for several years.

Well, in March 2007, (our daughter's Senior year), we were we at the Boys BB State Tournament. The private school was the defending state champion...ranked #1 in the state and in the tournament. We were the underdogs...the #8 seed in the tournament. Somehow, our boys put together two amazing games and now were in the Championship Game... and were playing this team very closely...We were playing on their home court, in front of their home crowd. We were 3 1/2 hours from home and had a much smaller crowd. All the athletes were playing with a lot of heart and emotion.



Before we knew it...student fans from other schools from all over the state were coming over to our end of the arena. (See our blue and gold dressed kids in the center there?) They were now surrounded and supported by students wearing red, black, green and orange...Showing support for us, the underdogs. It was pretty cool. Well, the game was close...and in the end...we had less points on the scoreboard...but I can tell you who sure felt like the winners!!

Now...it was this incident that was the inspiration for the 2009 football tshirts. A great memory, a good story...but probably not what you should print on a t shirt...

3 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

Ha Ha. Those kids took a lot of thought into the shirts. I LOVE the front!!!!! I love a good underdog story too. good luck this year.

Joan said...

As teacher I know it is wrong,wrong, wrong. But as a mom and someone who really likes public school, I think it is sweet, funny and incredibly creative!

Hope they have a great year. =)

roneparker said...

I feel bad for the O'Gorman kids.