Calumet College of St. Joseph’s intramural basketball is currently non-existent not only because of “lack of funding,” but also because the students are “too cool.” In 2014-2015, the school attempted to have a basketball intramural, but it only lasted a couple of weeks due to dwindling attendance. These results didn’t make any sense because the students had full access to the gym; including basketballs and full-court play, yet attendance didn’t reflect that.
This school year, I and a couple of other students tried to orchestrate an open gym every Friday from noon to three p.m., and experienced the same results as last year, but even worse. Nine people showed up for the first open gym, just one short of a full-court game.
There were three guys a-piece shooting around on separate courts for about thirty minutes until I got fed up with the inactivity and yelled out, “Aye, let’s play a 21!” After the game of 21, everyone was just sitting around so once again I was the genius that thought of a brilliant plan, and again I yelled, “Aye let’s play a three on three!” Luckily, we were able to play two decent games and then boom! Inactivity hit once again.
Everyone was just sitting around and chilling. It was bad enough that enough people didn’t show up, but to add insult to injury, the people who did show up were lazy or just “too cool for life.”
These days young folks just don’t know how to have fun. The new fun is watching absurd videos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter all day. Sad to say, but my generation wouldn’t know fun if it hit them in the face!
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