Hello Dunk Community,
It felt like a great time to share about a San Diego County, High School Basketball Story that I have been following.
In San Diego County, you "win" County, when you win a title called CIF
This means that if you get a CIF Title you are the best team in the County, which is a much larger territory than just the City of San Diego, and carries much more prestige.
This year The CIF Title Was Fought Out by Escondido High School and Coronado High School
Community Members like me will translate this as: The Rich White Kids vs The Poor Brown Kids
Coronado is a Literal Island of Affluence off the shores of San Diego. Escondido is in the East County, where it gets hot and homes are worth a small percentage of the Coronado homes.
Well, this year the Rich White Kids won (surprise) but here is the gossip: After the Game they:
Threw Tortillas at the Mexican Kids!
For days after the incident I pored over twitter posts, and watched the story unfold in the news.
What basically happened was that some 40 year old idiot who used to go to Coronado High back in 1999 took a backpack full of tortillas to the game so they could "celebrate" after the win.
Apparently his old college used to celebrate that way. Throwing tortillas in the air.
He gave out the tortillas to the basketball players:
And the little idiots chucked them at the opposing team.
There is a lot to unfold in the story
But that is the jist of the chisme.
No surprise, even though Coronado won the title in the basketball court, they were stripped of said title.
Currently there are meeting with Coronado High Parents who are trying to get the title re-instated.
Thank you for letting me share a little about what is going on in my backyard.