The whole College Basketball sport’s world is ready to go bonkers with constant foul calling in every game. The criticism is nothing small; fans are losing interest in the game they love to watch. With so many infractions it is impossible for players to find a rhythm to the game. It slows down the game and makes it feel very disjointed.
My hope is the appointed officials in charge of rules/infractions will review the overall College Basketball season, making some needed adjustments before next year. The idea behind a governing board doing an annual review of basketball referee performances is to improve the consistency of the game.
Technology has recently been added to stop play and let officials review questionable calls on video tape reviews. What seemed to be a good idea initially has turned into more delays in the game everybody came to see. No one wants a bad call in a game if it can be corrected. However, it is unnecessary and overkill having constant review of whistles with fouls on nearly every team possession.
Thus, what was intended to correct wrongs (human error) has seemingly created unintended wrongs; too many delays in the flow of a game. It is hard to get every call correct in a College Basketball game. However, the desire to get them all correct is impossible, even with technology. Basketball is something of a metaphor which can help us picture life in general.
Human error is part of every basketball game. It’s also part of the game of life. None of us get it right all the time in life; we’re not Jesus. This weekend we begin a short three-week series from a verse in Micah 6:6-8. Here is the spoiler alert, turn your head if you would rather wait for the weekend. Here is the key verse for the series: “To do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 NIV
Sometimes in life, it feels, we couldn’t win for losing no matter what we tried to do. Like basketball officials trying to improve the game of basketball. This weekend in the first episode of our series we’ll explore ideas for becoming advocates, standing up for others, when no one else. If giving people a fair shake is a topic which interests you or your friends, this is a series you are sure to enjoy.
Journey is the kind of place where we are always trying to do anything to help someone’s day be better tomorrow, than it was today. INVITE a friend to check out this series with YOU. Tell them we’re discussing ways to make things right, whenever we can.
Join us in either Journey Sat@6pm/Sun@10:30am. We are better together. We will share some inspirational thoughts for the every-day world.