The cast of Characters
Gordon Gecko – [credit to Messi] selfless "concerned" parent who rises up from their oppression and decides to leave and pursue that perfect economic/social/developmental "fit" for his or her kid and family; but also is unselfish enough to enlighten as many other parents on the team as he/she can too so they can also embark on the journey and enjoy the greener pastures. When done well, the "Gordon Gecko" parent is able to effectively dismantle or destroy the team in the process too.
Ethan Hunt – wants to save the world, the team in this case. At first, his/her activities are clandestine, covert ops in nature. Then all hell breaks loose, once the cover is blown.
Mother Theresa – can’t stand the coach’s off-the-field behavior. Has heard lots of rumors, and is afraid that the kid is going to find out about it.
IHOP (aka Waffle House on the East Coast) – parents who can’t make up their mind on what they should do. They will waiver between one decision and another, sometimes even committing to both until it backfires. Can never get enough information to make the perfect decision.
Bean-Counter – wants to track every practice the coach was late by 5 minutes or every game he missed/needed a sub because another of his team’s was playing out of town. Demands a $15.78 refund per family at the end of the year for tardiness.
Forum Cattle – a sub-set of participants here, content to gain size as they age, who flatulate a lot here on this forum after digesting all the fiber being offered [I’m one of ‘em, for sure]
Noodles (aka chaff) – will go whichever way the wind blows or the noodle is thrown
Trouble-maker – anyone independent enough to make a decision against the majority
Alpha dog – no explanation necessary
Mr. Rodgers – wants to keep the neighborhood peaceful. Keeping the kids as a team is the most important thing.
Don King (aka “Madame” in some quarters) – only wants to back winners. Kid has a closet full of uniforms from various teams has played and guest played for over the years.