Sunday, March 16, 2014
WHY CHURCHES NEED TO BE LIKE KENTUCKY BASKETBALL FANS >10 Reasons
WHY CHURCHES NEED TO BE LIKE KENTUCKY BASKETBALL FANS >
This Sunday I went to the SEC Championship Basketball Tournament in the Georgia Dome. Kentucky had a disappointing regular season by their standards. They lost by one point to the number #1 ranked Florida Gators in the conference championship final. I have seen a lot of games and SEC tournaments. Why did I want to drive down to Atlanta after church? To see some stars. To see the fans.
Kentucky basketball fans are the stars. The Big Blue Nation sent the rich executives in jets, farmers, inner city saggy pants kids, grandma’s in wigs talking about guarding the baseline. All kind of folks were in the group of about 18,000 Kentucky fans made the 380 mile tough mountain drive. They were super supportive, knowledgeable about their team and your team. They stood out with their spirit.
Churches can learn from Kentucky basketball fans in these 10 ways.
#1. They represent their team and show their colors – in Good times and in disappointing times.
#2. They let you know which side they are on – in a positive way.
#3. They are convinced there team, their coach their players are the best – despite some downturns.
#4. They are convinced they will win any game.
#5. When they lose they are convinced the Big Blue Nation will win again next time.
#6. When they show disappointment they seem to know what they are talking about
They know why they are upset and still support the team and coach.
#7. They respect and revere their past.
#8. They think nothing is better than their past.
#9. They still somehow think their future will be better than their past.
#10. They support the coach. The old ones were the greatest ever and yet this one now is better.
Yes they somehow believe this. I like optimists.
About 18,000 Wildcats were in Atlanta 360 miles for home for the SEC tourney.