[satire] CRY WOLF: Dad in Crowd of High School Basketball Game Getting a Little Too Into it

Cry Wolf Satirical News.

(COVINGTON, La.) A dad in the crowd of a high school basketball game is getting a little too into it, according to reports.

“Travel! That’s a travel! Open your eyes, ref!” screamed local dad Mike Bower, who fellow spectators say is becoming a little too emotionally invested in this JV pre-season scrimmage game between St. Paul’s and Franklinton.

“You call that a reach? He barely touched him! That’s a terrible call, and you’re a terrible person,” Bower yelled shortly before accusing the referees of taking bribes from the opposing team.

Bower, a grown 47-year-old man, is reportedly notorious for letting his son’s high school athletic games completely affect his emotional state. Earlier this year, he engaged in a nine-minute screaming match with a mother from an opposing team that resulted in him being escorted out of the Hammond High School Gymnasium and banned for life.

Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, the game Bower apparently thinks he is attending. Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

“That man is taking this game just a little too seriously,” Judith Bernard, a 78-year-old woman who was told to “shut it and stick to knitting” by the overly-enthused father, said.

Providing further evidence that he really needs to chill out, Bower has started yelling at players.

“He screamed that I couldn’t make a lay-up to save my own life,” said Tim Bower, Mike Bower’s 15-year-old son, whose team is winning by twenty points.

In addition to berating his own son from the bleachers, Bower also is making a point of vehemently screaming at the opposing team’s players.

“He’s not injured! He’s faking it!” Bower yelled at opposing team player Zach Marsh, who gruesomely broke his leg after a 6’8”, 210-pound center fell on it. “Get up little cry-baby faker!”

Bower ended the game with 13 verbal attacks on the referees, six shouting-matches with other parents, and one deafeningly loud, “Let the boy’s play!”


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