Twelve Reasons Why I Stopped Attending Sports Events
Ronald E. Vernon, Jr.
* Every time I went, they asked me for money.
* The people with whom I had to sit by didn’t seem very friendly.
* The seats were too hard and not comfortable at all.
* The coach never came to call on me.
* The referee made a decision with which I could not agree.
* I was sitting with some hypocrites — they came only to see what others were wearing.
* Some games went into overtime, and I was late getting home.
* The band played some numbers that I had never heard before.
* The games are scheduled when I want to do other things.
* My parents took me to too many games when I was growing up.
* Since I read a book on sports, I feel that I know more than the coaches anyhow.
* I don’t want to take my children, because I want them to choose for themselves what sport they like best.
Today’s Thought: Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your kids.
This article “Twelve Reasons Why I Stopped Attending Sports Events” by Roland E. Vernon, Jr. was excerpted from: Big Book of Religious Humor, by Ronald E. Vernon, Jr. 1979. It may be used for study & research purposes only.
This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”