Last night I had the opportunity to take my 12-year-old son to a sectional girls game that our hometown team played.

There wasn’t a place to sit in the stands.

And the game was bonkers.

No team had a lead bigger than 5 and it came down to the last shot. Either team could have won.

It was a reminder to me, that if your child loves a sport… seeing it at a high level in high school, in a playoff atmosphere will no doubt increase the love. Which is a good thing.

Even if it isn’t, it is a ton of fun, and supporting the local community is cool too.

Plus I am an energy guy. I feed off it. Most of us do. And to be in a packed gym is ABSOLUTELY ELECTRIC FOR THE SOUL! The cool thing about a high school game, your child can see it is achievable. Sometimes top-level college or professional sports, you realize it IS unattainable. Your child can’t relate to someone being 7 feet tall that can run like a gazelle. But they can relate to that average size, average speed player, playing their ass off for their home team. I saw a girl last night just leap onto the floor for a loose ball. Anyone can do THAT. It was awesome.

And yeah, my team lost. That’s ok, that’s life.

Fall 7. Rise 8.

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