As of this coming Monday, if my arithmetic is up to par without a calculator, there should be roughly 40 high school days left in the current academic year. Maybe less - and that would be for sure if you include the many students taking off classes for sports.
Can`t forget what is also coming - the gradual disappearance from classes in preparation for those things that tend to raise blood pressure for many.
I am talking about final exams.
But back to high school sports. Now is also the busiest of the three seasons - and maybe too busy?
Last I counted, there will be something like 16 sports and games up for participation and competing against each other for students, media attention and fans. Are there enough qualified coaches? Sadly, these sports won`t all get the attention. I thought it might be a good time to mention these sports and I also have a few questions: do we need them all? And, if so, is there another time of the year for any of them?
Let's see, we have Archery, Ultimate Frisbee and Chess Why not Monopoly, Tiddlywinks and Video Games? Others could have a desire to try Rowing, Water Polo or Dragonboat Racing. Better yet, how about Mountain Biking or Rock Climbing? I am not pulling your leg.
And then the regulars - Soccer, Cricket, Rugby, Baseball, Fastball, Slow-Pitch, Track and Field and Tennis. Hold on, there are more - Badminton, Gymnastics and Lacrosse. If I am missing something, my apologies and please let me know.
And, one last item - how about all those intramural sports too!
What I would like to know are your thoughts about trimming the list, shuffling some to the Fall or Winter? If you had to cut, what would go - and why?