In Hartford County, Maryland, the football season for the Bel Air Terps 12U Red team is over. What, did the league run out of money? Did Hurricane Irene destroy their playing field? Nope.
Parents behaving badly caused the Upper Chesapeake Youth Football League to cancel the season. Not a lot of details about the incidents that started this chain-reaction, but apparently two parents got into it at a team scrimmage. Yes, that’s right: not a championship game, heated rivalry game, or even just a regular season game, but scrimmage. Then, allegedly, when the team called parents together to tell them to stop behaving badly, more of them started behaving badly, so the decision was made to cancel the entire season.
This is why we can’t have nice things.