Excerpt from The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA which I hope to publish soon, maybe.
I recall another girl’s basketball story, a story of a fathers love for his daughter. The father was watching his daughter play basketball on the boys team. A man in the crowd was yelling homophobic insults at her. The father is a big man who loves his daughter and could not bear hearing her demeaned. At half time the father walked to the edge of the bleachers where the homophobe was sitting, got his attention and told him if he didn’t watch his tongue he was going to rip it out of his mouth. The homophobe was quiet the second half.