|One Last Point: No peep from the fat lady|
|Written by Jef Hatch, Pilot staff writer|
|November 26, 2013 09:43 pm|
The old adage about something not being over until the beautiful woman with an abundance of curves belts out the final stanza is so overused that I had to find a completely unique way to phrase it so as not to be trite.
Usually it applies to situations where the person saying it has so little chance of coming back from a devastating loss that they have to crack a “fat” joke to save some face.
On Sunday it truly wasn’t over until the last bowler threw his final frame.
Now, I’m not going to spoil my story to the left by detailing what happened during Sunday’s high school bowling match, but you can tell by the pictures that the team won. It was so awesome you’ll want to read the story.
What was great about Sunday was there were never any histrionics. Even when a bowler missed a critical spare pick-up or failed to nail the much-needed strike there were no overt shows of emotion.
You could tell that they were disappointed, but it showed on their faces for the briefest of moments.
It was really odd, too. The Bruins were super supportive of the opposition.
All too often in competition — at least outside the bowling world — it is the worst thing in the world to be nice to an opponent.
But the Bruins have made an art form of being kind to those across the lane.
In fact, they have won the league’s Sportsmanship Award for the past six years in a row.
When they claimed that for the fifth year, I thought it must have something to do with the coach, Randy Scruggs. But they won it last year with a new head coach, as well, so it must be the team.
They’re intense, but they are nice, accommodating and genuinely seem to appreciate it when the teams they face do well.
Of course, it’s easy to be nice to everyone when you come out on top, but obviously the Bruins are nice even when they are losing.
No matter, they make me proud to live in Bruin country.