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So there I was — Sarah’s basketball game, where points don’t matter

By Pete Buckley

So there I am, seated at the top row of a 6th-grade girls’ basketball game. My granddaughter, Sarah, is on the team and I have tried to get to as many games as possible in order to show my support. To tell you the truth, watching these games has been excruciatingly painful, as Sarah’s team gets crushed almost every time they play. The coach is terrific and patient, but I have the feeling that, deep down, he would change places with me in a heartbeat.

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