INSITE READER: THE LOSS OF CIVILITY AT THE ALDINE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME!


POOR AUDIENCE BEHAVIOR AND BAD SPELLING STUDENTS!

This is from an Insite reader who was very concerned about how things have gone down hill at high school sporting events:

We went to the Aldine High School homecoming game against Atascosita High School last night.  It was the second game in a week that Atascosita has played at that stadium.

Continually during this week’s game, as well as last week’s, there is an announcement that is read about sportsmanship, showing respect, etc… I wish I had taped it, because we all couldn’t believe that they would continue to read that over and over – about ten times during the game.

At half time, we realized why.  The marching band for Atascosita performed, and as they were marching off the field, the Aldine side of the stadium actually booed the band!  The band!  Granted, this was not one of their better performances, but they were hands down better than Aldine’s band.  They later booed again when it looked like Atascosita was making a comeback, and a (correct) call went in Atascosita’s favor.

We all laughed at the stupid announcement, obviously read, and without feeling, every time it came on.  After the booing at half time, we realized why they had to make the announcement.  But it also was obviously not working.  What has happened to civility in this world?  Booing at a band?!?!  A good band?!?!  Don’t we have more class than that?

On top of that, when you look around the stadium, you saw the banners that the Aldine students had made.  I think that a little more attention needs to be paid to basic education too, like spelling and writing.  I’ve attached a picture (CLICK TO ENLARGE PHOTO AT TOP) of a couple of them; I know what they were trying to do, but “AHS WE THE ARE BEST” or “GO BIUE” wouldn’t inspire me.  I guess that one on the left is all the numbers of the football players.

I’d wonder if it was just me, but the whole crowd around me on the visitor’s side was flabbergasted.  Have we lost the ability to be civil?