Celebrating on the bench

I’m pretty depressed about Lipscomb basketball.

There’s still four rounds of March Madness left. The Bisons have already had two weeks off since the last loss and started workouts for next year.

I don’t even want to talk about any of the teams that are left in the bracket. But, if you want to read some actual college basketball analysis instead of my blabber, definitely check out my classmate Lindsey Nance’s college hoops blog as well as Eric Ansett over at Zag Nation.

Instead, let’s talk about bench celebrations.

I had two rotating jobs during games this year. Either I was behind the top row of the stands, filming on our cheap little camera and DVD recorder, or I was on the bench doing dumb stuff like passing out towels and water. I much preferred being on the bench, because I could talk and participate in bench celebrations.

Don’t get me wrong. The Lipscomb bench was no Monmouth this year.


We didn’t perform mock CPR on each other, do any trust falls or get any national attention for our bench. (Or for anything else for that matter). But for real, the most fun parts of the season involved celebrating on the bench. When things are going well and shots are falling, there’s nothing like it. It’s easy to lose yourself. Even Dallas Bunton, my roommate, a Bible major and one of the most devout 19-year-olds I know, has been rumored to cuss when it gets hype.

On the other hand, there’s nothing worse than a bench with no energy or negative energy. It sucks everything positive out of the game and makes managing a living hell. Sometimes Brennan has to go full Mom on everyone for having bad attitudes.

Where would you rather be during a game? On the bench or filming?

3 thoughts on “Celebrating on the bench

  1. I am not a sports person by any means, so I don’t know if I’d really want to be either of those things! I can say though that from years of dance experience I would much rather be back stage in all of the excitement and energy than sitting in the audience. This is an interesting look into something I know absolutely nothing about and I appreciate you sharing!


  2. I would certainly rather be on the bench! As a soccer manager I have to film also and I realize just how boring it can be. Getting to experience the hype that the team has on a hot streak is always a good time!


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