- Oct 21, 2012
I was once a high school basketball coach. At the time I was still an assistant coach and we had a game scheduled on the night of the 1997 SEC Championship game. Other schools in the area had moved their games up to the early afternoon because of the football game. I suggested to our head coach that we do the same thing, of course I wanted to be home to watch the game. He refused saying " If people would rather stay home and watch Tennessee football then let em." Well they did. We played a varsity basketball game in front of a crowd of about 15-20 people. By the time we paid game officials and security, we lost a couple of hundred dollars from our program. The next season we had a game scheduled on January 4 1999, we rescheduled that game.