Saw this video posted today on Facebook and it’s a great story of sportsmanship and putting others first. It reminded me of Jason McElway’s story that was posted a couple of years ago. In a time when both athletes and parents can get so caught up in winning and losing, stories like these are refreshing. Great job to both the coach of the team and to the player on the opposing team for what they did.
I.U.’s Recruiting Class
The Indianapolis Star ran an article today about Indiana Basketball’s recruiting class. You can read the entire article on their website, but here’s how the article opened. Good news for what Tom Crean is doing with the program.
It has been a month but Indiana coach Tom Crean finally was able to sit down, surrounded by his coaching staff Thursday, and talk about the six members of his most recent recruiting class that signed national letters of intent last month. Collectively, the group is ranked as the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation by both rivals.com and scout.com
By now, every IU fan knows a little bit about the group. Here’s a quick synopsis:
*** Devin Davis, 6-6, 200, Forward, Indianapolis (Warren Central)
*** Luke Fischer, 6-11, 215, Center, Germantown, Wis. (Germantown)
*** Collin Hartman, 6-6, 185, Forward, Indianapolis (Cathedral)
*** Stanford Robinson, 6-4, 185, Guard, Fairfax, Va. (Findlay Prep)
*** Noah Vonleh, 6-9, 220, Power Forward, Haverhill Mass. (New Hampton Prep)
*** Troy Williams, 6-6, 190, Small Forward, Hampton, Va. (Oak Hill Academy)
Mother Makes Girl, 12, Wear Diaper for Bad Grades
It seems recently that more extreme parenting stories are making headlines. There was the guy who posted a video to his daughter about her Facebook post and then shot several bullets into her laptop.
This article is linked on Dayton Daily News website. My wife says she is the meanest mom in the world. This may surpass that.
FRIDLEY, Minn. — A mother and her boyfriend shaved the head of her 12-year-old daughter, then forced the girl to wear a diaper and run up and down outside their home near Minneapolis because she wasn’t doing well at school, police said.
Police arrested the 38-year-old woman and her 34-year-old boyfriend Monday night on suspicion of malicious punishment of a child, a gross misdemeanor. Lt. Mike Monsrud said the two adults laughed as they were hauled off in a squad car and apparently didn’t understand why officers had intervened.
A neighbor called police earlier that evening after a crowd of about 50 people gathered to watch the girl, who was wearing only the diaper and a tank top and was begging to be let back inside their townhouse in Fridley about 7 miles north of Minneapolis.
“When the officer found her, she was crying and hysterical,” Monsrud told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.Investigators believe she had been outside for about half an hour before the neighbor alerted police, Monsrud said.
The mother and boyfriend were being held in the Anoka County Jail pending charges. The girl and three younger children were placed in foster care.
The Associated Press is not naming the adults to protect the identities of the children.
The two adults told police they were punishing the girl because she had bad grades and failed to do her homework.
“They told her if she didn’t, they would shave her head and put her on ‘diaper duty,’ which I guess meant running up and down the street and cleaning up trash as a form of public humiliation,” Monsrud said.
The lieutenant added that the couple questioned the police’s decision to intervene.
“Through the whole contact, and even on the way to jail, both were laughing and thinking it was ridiculous police would get involved in what they said was their parental decision,” he said.
Officers had responded to four calls in the past two years at the family’s townhouse. At least one of the calls triggered notification to a county child protection worker, Monsrud said.
Tim Tebow @ CCU
Last night Tim Tebow spoke at Cincinnati Christian University. I graduated from there (a few years ago) and my son is currently a student there. My son sings in the choir that had the opportunity to sing at the event.
Fox19 interviewed some people after the event. One of the young ladies is friends with my son. The gentleman being interviewed is from Wilmington and is a youth minister in Cincinnati. My son even makes a 2-3 second cameo in the background. How’s that for 15 seconds of fame?!?
Want A Tatoo? Try This Church
Saw this video linked today on Jesus Needs New PR blog. It is from a CNN story about a church in Michigan that has a tatoo parlor and hosts wrestling events. Interesting approach to church events.
Click the link to check it out. Thoughts?