(A parody on common excuses for giving up church attendance)

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1.  Every time I went, they asked for money.

2.  The people I sat next to didnít seem friendly.
 
3.  The seats were too hard and not comfortable at all.
 
4.  I went to many games but the coach never came to call on me.
 
5.  The referees made decisions that I couldnít agree with.
 
6.  The game went into overtime and I was late getting home.
 
7.  The band played numbers Iíd never heard before and it wasnít my style of music.
 
8.  It seems the games are always scheduled when I want to do other things.
 
9.  I always managed to sit next to hypocrites. They came to see their friends and they talked during the whole game.
 
10.  I was taken to too many games by my parents when I was growing up.
 
11.  They never asked me to participate or get involved.
 
12.  In sports they expect you to follow the rules.
 
13.  I hate to wait in the parking lot traffic jams after the game.