Just Thinking: College basketball's issues on display during OU, Texas Tech game
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
The Oklahoma Sooners lost their fourth basketball game in a row and their seventh in the last nine games Tuesday to Texas Tech. The Sooners have a few problems plaguing their game, but college basketball and society as a whole have issues as well.
If you watched the game or may be listened you know what I'm referring to. Oklahoma guard Trae Young was doused with chants of "F**** Trae Young" during the game from Red Raider fans.
I'm sure that Texas Tech alums would rather their student section chose a better set of words to show their displeasure that Young chose not to follow in the footsteps of his dad, who played at Tech. But the reality is they didn't and they felt comfortable in doing so.
But in so many ways it's par for the course of discourse we have today.
I go back to the day when Young was announcing his decision to attend Oklahoma at a press conference at his high school, Norman North. A student yelled out, "Grab them by the pu**y."
It was in reference to the Access Hollywood tape of then presidential candidate Donald Trump's voice caught on tape saying crude things he had done to women.
We were shocked then, but are we shocked now?
Sports are a slice of the real world and sadly the standards of right and wrong and what's acceptable are slipping into the abyss.
It would be nice if Texas Tech or the Big 12 would show their displeasure with a statement showing their intolerance to such displays.
Acceptance of bad behavior is how the actions become normalized.