Well, at least semi-viral. We’re not talking a million hits, but I can’t complain about 14,000 views.
This is a story I shot, reported and edited back in late March. It took a couple of weeks, but all of a sudden the views have skyrocketed! I’m still not entirely sure where it got posted, but it was definitely exciting to be the most viewed story for the week of all the Barrington stations.
I did read through all the comments. I found it interesting that the main debate was whether Sports Stacking is a sport or not. I’d say, given the dedication it takes to practice, the hand-eye coordination it takes to be quick and the level of competition I saw just in the couple of hours I was there, it’s on the same level as any other sport. It might not require tackling, but these kids take it very seriously.
Beyond that, they really do it for the love of the game, or in this case, the love of the sport! There’s nothing but trophies as rewards. Despite the hours it takes to travel to competitions and the amount of money that goes with being away from home: hotels, food and gas, these parents deserve a big trophy too. One mom said it best when she told me, ‘people have told me, what a cheap sport! You just need some cups.’ She then couldn’t stop laughing!