Have you ever had a conversation with someone younger than you and realized that the references you were making to him or her were completely lost in translation? This happened to me about two months ago with my high school volleyball team I coach. We competed in a tournament in the Chicago suburbs, and one of the players on a team we competed against Wase the daughter of former Chicago Bulls great Scottie Pippen.
Since I grew up a Bulls fan I was pretty excited when I mentioned it to my team. But my excitement was replaced by astonishment when I realized their vacant expressions meant they had no idea who I was talking about. I was shocked. In the early 1990s Scottie Pippen was a household name in my neck of the woods because of his success with the Chicago Bulls. Only with the help of Internet sites like Google and YouTube did my players have any clue who he was. (more...)