VARSITY EXTRA SOCCER
Bishop Kelly parents were poor sports
On Saturday, Oct. 20, I took my 13-year-old daughter to see the 4A girls soccer final. We knew Bishop Kelly is good. Because my daughter plays soccer, we wanted to see an example of great play. On the field, we were not disappointed.
The sidelines were a different story. We sat by the Bishop Kelly parents. Unbelievably, we were subjected to a barrage of obscenities, profanity and general poor sportsmanship in regards to yelling at the referee. We had to leave, as I could no longer have my daughter listen to what the parents were yelling it was ugly.
I find it hard to believe that parents of a team that plays so well, and has won so many games, could show such poor behavior and sportsmanship.
I teach my players, parents and assistant coaches that the referee is always right and that if there is a problem, the coach will take care of it. The job of parents and fans is to cheer good play.
Bad form, Bishop Kelly parents.
DAVID HENZE, Idaho Falls
BSU in the BCS? Yeah, keep dreaming
Its hype time again for the Broncos to be a BCS buster. Really? Brian Murphy, in a bold-titled, front-page article Oct. 13, laid out a dozen or so scenarios that would have to occur for the Broncos to be considered for a BCS game.
Unlike Brian, we on planet Earth are more realistic, but this drivel does sell newspapers. My chances of being hit by lightning, winning the lottery or traveling Back to the Future to meet Marty McFly are better.
First, the Broncos would have to move up to No. 16. They are still No. 21 even after beating a good Fresno State team. Second, the Broncos have no Top 25 teams left on their schedule to help them move higher and certainly not as high as No. 16. Finally, last year the Broncos were in the top 10 and were not chosen to play in a BCS game, even with Kellen Moore. Why would they be chosen now?
Just be happy to win the MWC and play in the Las Vegas Bowl. That should be the realistic goal.
MARTY KOPELOWITZ, Meridian
C of I football program needs to watch, learn
In their quest for a million dollars to start a football program, I would hope the folks at the College of Idaho would pause and carefully reflect on the football stories from the University of Idaho, Idaho State and Wyoming.
They should be careful, very careful, what they wish for.
BOB FRITSCH, Boise
DOPING IN CYCLING
Armstrong wasnt alone; we all need some help
It was a sad day for this former cycling addict when Lance Armstrong finally fell from grace.
Doping is pro cyclings dirty secret. It didnt start with Lance, he perfected it. The fact that 20 of the 21 riders on the podium during Armstrongs seven Tour wins have been linked sometime in their careers to doping is proof that Lance did indeed compete on a level playing field. They all cheated. Ive removed the 2002 poster of Lances Tour de France victory from my garage wall.
In a postmodern era awash in relativistic ethics, we still expect more from our heroes than we expect from ourselves. Like Joe Paterno, Lance wasnt supposed to be like this. We made him a hero.
How many of us have fudged the rules in some area of our own lives to gain an advantage, believing the benefit outweighed the risk of getting caught?
Lance and Joe are what we have become. In our efforts to define our own moral universe we are left spiritually bankrupt. God help us. More important than the outcome of this years election, we need to honestly look at ourselves and admit our need for spiritual renewal in Christ.
GARY MILLER, Meridian