What is going on in America? Kids aren’t allowed to play tag, because it might be too rough. They play in leagues where no score is kept, so there won’t be a winner. They are taught that it’s ok to come “pretty close” to the answer as long as the kid “tries hard.” Now, there is a girls basketball team that got kicked out of its own league… because the team was too good!
That’s right. We have now come to the point where mediocrity is not only accepted, but it’s demanded. American exceptionalism? That concept appears to be long gone.
As reported in the Daily Mail, a “girls’ basketball team has claimed they have been told they can no longer play in their local league because they are ‘too talented’.”
The Rogers Area Youth Basketball Association (RAYBA) girls’ high school team in Minnesota say they were told by the North West Suburban Basketball League that they would be no longer welcome to play matches due to their ‘skill level’.
They say that the news came in a letter just the day before they were due to play in a showcase tournament and while the girls were on a three game winning streak.
It read: ‘The Northwest Suburban Basketball League decided RAYBA does not fit into the league.
‘The main reason they made this decision is because other teams do not want to play RAYBA due to the skill level.’
Fox News quotes one frustrated parent as saying, “This is absurd. Do we take the (NFL’s) Patriots or Cardinals, who are going to the championship game, and kick them to the curb because they’re too good?”
This is what happens when the liberal mentality invades our schools and society. We get a mindset that thinks it’s better to be average than the best. We get rules that don’t let the crowd cheer too much so as not to make the other team feel badly. And now, we get a league in which the best team is kicked out so the other teams can feel better. When will it all end?
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