Let's Be Sure To Wash Those Hands Boys!
Maybe it's time for the School Board to consider changing the nickname for the New Berlin Eisenhower JV boy's football team? Forget the Lions. How about the Eisenhower Whizzers? Perhaps the New Berlin Leakers? Maybe ... well, you get thie idea.
During halftime at last Monday's game with Pewaukee, several players from New Berlin Eisenhower decided to relieve themelves in the shadow of the scoreboard and in plain view of all fans. New Berlin was leading the game at the time and well on the way to a win.
The situation apparently got so bad that the pubic address announcer had to admonish the New Berlin team and essentially point out to them that yes, there is indoor plumbing in Pewaukee.
The more than a little lame after the fact excuse being offered by some players is that they thought the bathrooms in the immediate vacinity of the field were locked. During the game, they weren't. Even if they had been though, couldn't someone just ask for a key?
Moreover, the school itself was open and bathrooms were available. The New Berlin players didn't think to avail themselves of this option however. Peeing under the lights in plain view of the stands was apparently a superior plan. Or not!
I was at the courthouse the other day and discovered, much to my dismay, that the nearest men's bathroom was closed. I figured that I had two options: hold it or find another bathroom. Relieving myself against the wall didn't occur to me. Well, perhaps It did - but I quickly realized that it wasn't a very good idea.
I have a pretty good sense of what really happened here. There's bad blood between the teams going back to last year. The New Berlin kids were way ahead and wanted to make "a statement". They sure did that!
From a disciplinary standpoint, I think it's actually the Eisenhower JV coach who needs to be held accountable. I find it difficult to believe that he was unaware of what was happening. Beyond this though, if his kids needed to use the restroom, it was his job to talk to the host team and make sure that facilities were available.
The way it played out though demonstrated a real lack of class.
I am still wondering however whether any of the kids washed their hands? I guess it's probably best just not to think about it.