How ’bout that for a taunt? Why? This story.
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association is upset that high school kids and their teachers, during basketball games, are smack talking the other side including yelling “airballlllllllllllll” when the opposing team misses.
This is a rite of passage for high school and these wimps are upset.
Citing a rise in taunting by students, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association sent an email to school leaders across the state in December that said in part, “Student groups, school administrators and event managers should take immediate steps to correct this unsporting behavior.”
The email listed chants including “air ball,” “scoreboard,” “fundamentals,” “season’s over” and “there’s a net there” as examples that the association frowned upon.
The admonishment stayed mostly out of public view until last week, when a student-athlete used an expletive in a three-word post on Twitter to convey her hostility to the missive. The athlete, April Gehl, a leading scorer on Hilbert High School’s basketball team, was suspended for five games over her choice of language. Her post was shared on Twitter more than 1,200 times.
Put April Gehl in charge of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. She gets it far better than they do.