Tonight the local basketball teams begin their seasons with a tournament. As a resident of many small towns because of the itinerant nature of my profession, I have long believed that a fun evening of high school sports can offer a remedy to a stress-filled grinder of a day. Just about every story of human existence can be found at a game if you watch closely enough. And even though there are plenty of examples of the low end of human character, these are almost always some wonderful things to see also, and they may even outnumber the others.
Then, of course, there is the rising tide of these idiots.