Attention Revolving Around One Sport
September 19, 2016
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Paradise Valley High School’s sporting events has seen a dramatic drop in attendance in games, the most uncharacteristic of all being this year’s football games.
This Fall sport season has been highly anticipated by many students waiting to go and enjoy their school team win many games, but unfortunately for students, it doesn’t seem to be what they were expecting. Football started off with a good turnout at their very first game, but there was high decrease in audience in the following games.
According to students that have gone to school games, most of the bleachers are left empty with no one to support their team. Many also agree games just don’t seem to catch their interest because they are simply boring. Some even say they don’t go anymore because their team does not seem to try hard enough. ”Our football team sucks. We haven’t won a game yet and we aren’t even close to winning one,” junior Valerie Montoya, student at PVHS stated. “It is boring watching a game with no action,” she continued.
Students that do attend the school games usually do not actually sit and watch it. They watch their team play but as soon as their team seems like they are losing, students retreat leaving bleachers empty and a team without anyone to support them. “I do go and watch the football games, but sometimes I don’t really have fun going to them anymore,” junior Tiffany said.
For other students, going to different school games like tennis, badminton, and baseball, are not important. “Most important sports are recognized mostly as football and basketball because other sports seem uninteresting,” Tiffany Stiles stated. However, why do students feel other sports are boring?
Many students responded saying, “Students don’t enjoy sports in general or students just lack knowledge on when a sport is being held”. Ruben Magness states, “Other sports that aren’t football and basketball don’t really get much attention because when information on a game is being announced, it always just revolves around football.” “But if the people that are in charge of giving us information worked on making other sport games more eye catching I would actually go,” he continues. Junior Shawna Donald says, “ It’s hot enough already, and to go sit and watch a boring game and still watch your team lose, I don’t know if it’s really worth it”.
Students believe that if information on other sports can be given more accurately, there is more opportunity to be a part of the after school sports.