About the only time a sports team from my alma mater, Baylor University, makes the national news is when we commit a crime. A few years ago, one of the men basketball players shot and killed a fellow player. We were in the national spotlight with that one. Now, a female basketball player punched a player from Texas Tech in the face and this morning it is national news. Yea Baylor, and thanks to the player, Brittney Griner, we are again in the headlines.
I love Baylor and am proud to be a graduate. All my kids and their spouses are graduates of BU. I have spent a lot of money there. To me it was a good educational experience and also a religious experience. When I think about Baylor it’s usually about some of the friends I made, as well as a few good teachers and courses. I especially enjoyed a course on Mark Twain and American Humor. That course was worth the whole thing.
I have never cared much about Baylor athletics because we have never had much. I liked the Southwest Conference but don’t really care for the Big 12. I listen to the news about how we lost a game but never even get disappointed. I do feel good on the rare occasion when we win. A few years ago, the ladies basketball team won the national championship. That must have been a fluke.
Because Baylor is a religious school, it does disappoint me when we only gain national recognition when we commit a crime. I guess punching someone in the face is a crime, especially when it’s a girl punching another girl.
This latest incident may not be all bad. Maybe its helped Baylor identify a hidden talent and ability to sore to the top in a sporting event. It might be a good idea to make boxing our number one sport. Baptist are good at fighting and we should be naturals for this sport. We could even start a new summer Olympics event with female boxing. With today’s society the females won’t be content unless they are matched against the males but maybe we can start with female against female. I’ll bet our females can beat those from Kansas, Nebraska and even UT. The only tough opponent would be the Aggies since a large number of their females shave and go to the bathroom standing up.
Anyway, I may be on to something for Baylor sports. Boxing may put us into the national sports spotlight without killing or hitting someone illegally. This is a sport I might even tune into on the porch.