No matter what side of the debate you are on in regards to the Fenwick high school law suit you have to starch your head and wonder why this loss to Plainfield over a botched call is going to court. On the news, the parents say these kids deserve to be there, nice like the Plainfield kids or any other team that lost in the playoffs deserved to be there. Just Fenwick.
This is, of course, the message, the lesson they are teaching these kids, not only in Fenwick’s community but Plainfield and every other high school they will play the next season. “Watch out for Fenwick they don’t like the call they will sue!” Now, at this point is that what they deserve? Maybe, because they opened the floodgates and gave everyone and their mother the opportunity, the reason to do so. There are other questions that arise because of this lawsuit, probably ones Fenwick did not think of.
*What does it say when Overzealous parents sue for botched calls in a game?
*What if next season every team that Fenwick play and wins over, sues over any self-perceived violation they think is wrong?
*How does this change the meaning of sportsmanship then?
*How does this show these kids “The American Way” of fighting the good fight when you have been wrong?
*Does the Plainfield team have the right to countersue for defaming their character as a team?
*Do the referees in the game sue Fenwick for defaming their character and judgment on the field?
*How does this embolden the kids on Fenway’s football team when they do not agree to the calls made during future games?
*Did any of the people involved in this lawsuit think of any of these questions?
*Did any of the people involved in this lawsuit think of how it shows the depth (or lack of) their moral character, the Fenwick community or even Oak Park, Il to the world?
*If they lose their lawsuit, or win it, are they ready for all the “crybaby” taunts they will receive in the future?
No, because they think they are better here in Oak Park, Il than anyone else, anywhere else, and if life isn’t fair they should sue so it can be fair, for them. Only them, because they unlike the rest of us, deserve it.
Here’s a link to a Chicago Tribune article discussing more about the situation: