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Mother Nature Is a Mean Lady

January 5, 2010 - Seth Staskey
There are times during the winter for sports writers and probably for even teachers, coaches and players that snow days are a welcome site. It can make for some long weeks when you're taking in upwards of four or five basketball games a week.

However, in saying that, too many in a row leads to some bigger concerns. The obvious one is running out of make-up days because things get so jammed up with boys and girls' games getting snowed out. Secondly, for me personally, boredom sets in. I enjoy a night of relaxing on the couch as much as the next guy, but at some point that gets pretty boring.

Basketball season and then into the spring are welcome reliefs for that because you can go to something almost every night of the week if you work hard enough at it and then have Sunday as a recharge day. However, when Mother Nature rears her ugly head, everything gets thrown out of whack and it makes it awful tough to catch up.

I understand some schools have no school, no play rules, but making a decision to postpone a game that's scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in the evening at 10 a.m. doesn't seem rationale. Now, obviously, if there's a foot of snow on the ground, there's no reason to wait around, but when you're dealing with a nuisance snow, similar to the one the area's been dealing with the past few days, the road crews do get out and work and the main roads are usually clear.

Hopefully, we don't lose an entire week of games because something tells me that there's more snow on the horizon.


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