Did a little reminiscing this afternoon and a humorous story popped into my mind.
This happened approximately eight years ago.
During the hectic holiday basketball tournament season, the sports phones ring constantly for hours. Results of games come in quicker than a hiccup. It's a maddening time for sports writers working the desk.
Every now and again, a call breaks up the monotony and can't help but make a sports writer laugh.
So, during a holiday tournament, I received a call from a mother of one of the area's leading boys scorers. The conversation went something like this:
"Mike, this is (insert name here), I'm calling from the back of an ambulance. We're taking my son to the hospital."
"Oh, no. Why?"
"He broke his foot. It doesn't look good."
At the time, the player was leading the area in scoring average. If memory serves correctly, he was around 21 points per game.
"Mike, we have a question for you."
"We want to know if this game will count against his scoring average."
"Well, did he play?"
"Then, yes it does."
"OK, we have another question. Will the games he miss count against his scoring average?"