I did something really dumb tonight.
I yelled at a basketball coach.
It's been a very long year for the Quincy High School girls basketball team. They never quit and battle to end of every game, and they've taken their lumps in stride. QHS won its first game of the year and has been in few games the rest of the way.
In the first half tonight against East Moline the Blue Devils hung in there, but they simply wore down against a better team.
With 30 second left and East Moline up 30, their coach decided to press.
And I screamed at him from across the gym.
One of the officials came over and told me to calm down, and he was right. I had no business doing it.
It's just been a frustrating year and I don't appreciate it getting rubbed in.
Eric Orne of Quincy Notre Dame could have rubbed it in Tuesday night, but knows what's going on and he played all his girls.
Evan Massey of Galesburg is simply one of the best high school coaches in the world. His team could have beat us by 80 if he wanted, and QHS-Galesburg is a fierce rivalry .... but he pulled the dogs off early and played everybody.
Just about every team we've played has shown sportsmanship and class.
So I apologize to the Quincy team and the fans for being jerk. It sent a poor message to our girls and other parents and fans.
I do not apologize to the East Moline coach. His girls played hard and fair. He could learn a thing or two from them.