In the third grade, I got hit in the face with a basketball that had rolled into some poison ivy earlier and had poison ivy all over my face for several weeks. In the ninth grade, wearing a big, sweaty lion mascot suit during a midday six-man football game, I tripped over a little girl and my head fell off.
Turns out Iâ€™m not alone. As a high school senior, a teammate of mine got hit in the balls during a soccer game, and then later in the same game got hit in the balls again, and then again â€” three times in one game.Â We all make mistakes. Chances are, if youâ€™ve ever played a sport, youâ€™ve probably done something stupid or had something silly happen.Â Lots of our fellow Trinity students have also had mishaps happen in sports and have done stupid things in games.
â€œThere was this one girl I didnâ€™t like on my softball team when I was in middle school. In practice, she was about to catch a pop-up and I was like â€˜Hey, (her name)!â€™ and she looked over and the ball hit her in the nose. Her nose started bleeding and I started laughing and she had to go to the hospital. I felt really bad later, though,â€ said Emily Reck, sophomore communication major.
â€œI wore the wrong shoes for tennis and I slipped during a match,â€ said Katie Warford, sophomore art major.
â€œI was 10 and playing soccer. My friend was the goalie. She punched the ball and it went into our goal,â€ said Erin Crooks, junior communication major.
â€œI got hit in the face with a basketball and it broke my glasses. I wasnâ€™t even playing. I was watching,â€ said Joyce Palmer, junior urban studies major.
â€œI tackled myself in a football game,â€ said Blake Frampton, senior communication major.
â€œI broke my wrist in a basketball game. Well, in a scrimmage, on the way back to the bench. I tripped over a piece of tape and broke my wrist,â€ said Morgan Block, junior geoscience major.
â€œOne time at a championship meet, I peed in the warm-up pool. It had taken me like 30 minutes to get my race suit on so I wasnâ€™t about to take it off to pee! So I peed in the corner of the warm-up pool, and when I got out, I heard a couple of girls giggling â€˜Did you do it over there?â€™ I came up to them and said â€˜Did yâ€™all just pee in the pool too?â€™ And they said â€˜What? No. Thatâ€™s disgusting!â€™â€ said Hannah Larson, junior accounting major.
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