Dawn Reader

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Spoon River Middle School: 50

Mickey Bahl

Free Writing

I get sick of teachers telling us that sports don’t matter as much as school.  You’re wrong.  Just look around.
What’s in the trophy cases?  Who gets the biggest crowds at school?  Which section of the newspaper is the biggest?  Who’s on the TV news?  What are almost all our assemblies about?  Who gets the band playing at their events?  And the hottest girls jumping around with half their clothes off?  Who gets elected to stuff?  Who has the best parties?  Who do the little kids want to be like?  Who gets decent grades even without doing much work?  Who gets out of school early on game days?  Who travels all over the place?  Who gets tons of money from the school board?  Who gets money to go to college?  Who has a hall of fame?  A bunch of them?  And billions of people watching all the time on TV?  Who gets paid millions to play a couple of games a week?  I don’t see anybody walking around wearing a T-shirt with the picture of a famous teacher on it, do you?
And last … what makes me happier than anything else on this whole boring earth and in this whole boring school?

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