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High School Regrets Beating Opponent 100-0  
User currently offlineDXing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

I'd have to say that any apology now it a little late. Especially if the winning team was cheering and egging their team on to score more after taking such a commanding lead at the half. This has poor sportsmanship written all over it.

http://highschool.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=903780

"The private Christian school defeated Dallas Academy last week. Covenant was up 59-0 at halftime."

But kudos to the spirt that at least one member of the losing team showed....

"Even if you are losing, you might as well keep playing," said Shelby Hyatt, a freshman on the team. "Keep trying, and it's going to be OK."

There are a few pro players in different sports that could learn a thing or two from that young lady!

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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

Apologise for being better than the other team? Absolutely pathetic! And why should a team forfeit a win just because some people think they should have gone easier? I'm saying well done to the winning team and credit where its due to the losers for not giving up.

Next they'll be offering to score points for the other team to keep things fair  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6844 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

Should such mismatched teams have been playing each other in the first place?

And what is

a Christ-like and honorable approach to competition

?

What were the Covenant players meant to do? Having got to 59-0, say, just keep passing the ball and not try to score... which would probably be even more insulting.



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User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

Not really into Basketball (Not at all) But how can a team that can score that many points, play a team that can loose so badly?

Is there a league or something?


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10341 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 1):
Apologise for being better than the other team? Absolutely pathetic! And why should a team forfeit a win just because some people think they should have gone easier? I'm saying well done to the winning team and credit where its due to the losers for not giving up.

Next they'll be offering to score points for the other team to keep things fair

It has nothing to do with being better than the other team.

They had proven quite effectively that they were considerably better than the other team by halftime (when the score was 59-0).

There's enough un-sportsmanlink conduct in professional and college sports. No need for it in high school.

EDIT to add:

I don't think they should forfeit the win (although, if they want to, and as long as no one's forcing them, then I guess whatever makes them happy).

[Edited 2009-01-23 16:37:49]

[Edited 2009-01-23 17:05:22]


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User currently offlineDXing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2282 times:



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 3):
Not really into Basketball (Not at all) But how can a team that can score that many points, play a team that can loose so badly?

Is there a league or something?

I'd have to look to see but since these are smaller, independent schools I would say that they probably have a league of their own that is outside of the larger leagues that would include the public school systems. Of course the school is in Dallas so they are just following the example of the Dallas Cowboys!  duck   flamed 


User currently onlineTugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5787 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Fear not, sportsmanship is alive and well! While there are stories like the Dallas Covenant one, you also have one like the softball one from April last year:

Quote:
... Sara Tucholsky, a diminutive senior for Western Oregon, hit what looked like a three-run homer against Central Washington. .... When she turned back to touch the bag, her right knee buckled, and she went down, crying and crawling back to first base.

.....The umpires ruled that if Tucholsky could not make it around the bases, two runs would score but she would be credited with only a single.
.....

Then Mallory Holtman, the powerful first baseman for Central Washington, said words that brought a chill to everybody who heard them:

“Excuse me, would it be O.K. if we carried her around and she touched each bag?”

The umpires huddled and said it would be legal, so Holtman and the Central Washington shortstop, Liz Wallace, lifted Tucholsky, hands crossed under her, and carried her .... home to a standing ovation.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/30/sp...=5af0d6acc89025b2&ei=5070&emc=eta1

Powerful stuff. True sportsmanship!

Tugg



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User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3877 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2243 times:



Quoting DXing (Reply 5):
Of course the school is in Dallas so they are just following the example of the Dallas Cowboys!

Dammit! I was going to say, Well it hasn't been that long since another team full of retards from Dallas got taken to the woodshed (see Philly 44--Cowboys 6).


User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2776 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

WOW.  Wow!

That must of been some amazing defense. How you go a whole basketball game without scoring a single point is beyond me.



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

Wow. 100 to zero. That is amazing.

I wonder who scored most in the winning team?

Quoting Oly720man (Reply 2):
just keep passing the ball and not try to score... which would probably be even more insulting.

Agree, would have been worse



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User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2122 times:



Quoting KPDX (Reply 8):
That must of been some amazing defense. How you go a whole basketball game without scoring a single point is beyond me.

AFAIK abc news reported all the girls on the academy team have learning disorders.



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User currently offlineDiamondFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1632 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2090 times:



Quoting Tugger (Reply 6):
Fear not, sportsmanship is alive and well!

I would agree with that. One of my friends up this up on facebook the other day, otherwise I wouldn't have found it. Must say, its probably one of the most touching things I've ever read about.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?section=magazine&id=3789373

I'm not going to ruin it for you all, but I'll give you this. The coach of the one of the schools arranged for his fans to cheer for the other team at the game.

Truly, a touching story.

-DiamondFlyer


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8467 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2090 times:
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Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 1):

I agree, that is ridiculous.

Quoting Oly720man (Reply 2):
Should such mismatched teams have been playing each other in the first place?

New Zealand beat Japan 145 - 17 in the 1995 Rugby World Cup. I didn't hear any bleating (sorry for the pun) for apologies then.

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 4):
There's enough un-sportsmanlink conduct in professional and college sports. No need for it in high school

Yeah, let's ease up and give the opposition a chance. Great attitude to take into the real world.  sarcastic 



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40070 posts, RR: 74
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2013 times:



Quoting Us330 (Reply 7):
Dammit! I was going to say, Well it hasn't been that long since another team full of retards from Dallas got taken to the woodshed (see Philly 44--Cowboys 6).

 splat 

I am not much in to sports but I am always happy to see the Dallass Cowboys get their arse whipped!  yes 

Quoting LHR380 (Reply 3):
Not really into Basketball (Not at all) But how can a team that can score that many points, play a team that can loose so badly?

Is there a league or something?

From what I remember when I was in high school, private schools emphasize academics or religion and often times have a sports team just for the sake of having a team and giving the students something to do.
Therefore you often have lopsided scores with their games regardless of the sport.
Without even looking in to each school's girls basketball records, I am willing to bet that the team that scored 100 points isn't even that good. Just managed to get 50 shots within 1.5 hours of playing time over the other team.
Had this winning team played a public school from south Dallas, it could have very well been the total opposite result.

On a side note, who cares about girl's/women's basketball?



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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1992 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 13):
From what I remember when I was in high school, private schools emphasize academics or religion and often times have a sports team just for the sake of having a team and giving the students something to do.

 checkmark  The story on this that I was reading said that the girls team had 8 players on it while the entire school itself only had 20 total students... Not a big pool to be looking for talent in...

Quoting Oly720man (Reply 2):
And what is

a Christ-like and honorable approach to competition

?

You approach your opponent with respect and realize that it is only a game. Christ wouldn't have done disrespectful to any other man, thus what this team is trying to emulate... Have you seen the acronym WWJD?



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User currently offlineUH60FtRucker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

I think the real joke in this story is this:

Quote:
Girls Basketball

 rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl 


User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

How can you not even score one basket in basketball. They must have been pretty bad.

Regds
jush



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User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1945 times:



Quoting Oly720man (Reply 2):
Having got to 59-0, say, just keep passing the ball and not try to score... which would probably be even more insulting.

Maybe if they practiced their set offense and not full-court pressed, the score would have been different.

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 15):
I think the real joke in this story is this:

Quote:
Girls Basketball


Yeah, OK, Jim Rome. While I don't much ever watch girls basketball, I've seen them play with usually more heart (and occassionally better skills) than some of their HS counterparts. Having said that, I'd still watch guys basketball 10 times out of 10.


User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8965 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1944 times:



Quoting DXing (Thread starter):
I'd have to say that any apology now it a little late. Especially if the winning team was cheering and egging their team on to score more after taking such a commanding lead at the half. This has poor sportsmanship written all over it.

I should think that the losing team should apologize to the other school for having wasted their time, and promise to be better prepared next time.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40070 posts, RR: 74
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1944 times:



Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 17):
Yeah, OK, Jim Rome. While I don't much ever watch girls basketball, I've seen them play with usually more heart (and occassionally better skills) than some of their HS counterparts. Having said that, I'd still watch guys basketball 10 times out of 10.

Male or female, basketball sucks!

It's all about women's beach volleyball.  Cool



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13200 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

The main problem here is how we allow schools of considerable different sizes and resources to play against each other. That both of the schools here were connected to religious organizations is more distrubing in that the Convenant school didn't back off when they should have. In some areas of youth sports, particulary baseball, there are 'mercy' rules, capping the score differences and ending games when runaway games occur. Perhaps the state high school athletics regulating organizations nationwide (and not just in Texas) need to come up with rules to deal with the 'runaway' situations.

User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1665 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1896 times:



Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 1):
Apologise for being better than the other team? Absolutely pathetic! And why should a team forfeit a win just because some people think they should have gone easier? I'm saying well done to the winning team and credit where its due to the losers for not giving up.

Oh come on, it was 100-0. I think at half time they proved they were better. When you have coaches and other players cheering to get to 100 points, that is a little over the top.

Plus, it was a school that had about 20 girls, and they help students with learning disabilities.



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User currently offlineDc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2302 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

I notice the Americans are offended by what happened while the rest of the posters don't understand why this made the news... Different ideologies... very different.

User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5184 posts, RR: 33
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

Both teams should just sue each other. It did happen in America afterall... duck 


That'll teach you
User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3877 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1811 times:



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 23):
Both teams should just sue each other. It did happen in America afterall

Don't give them any ideas. I already have a feeling that some ambulance chaser type has already formulated some kind of "emotional distress/traumatic loss"


25 Danfearn77 : Im really surprised actually. When i studied PE, We learnt that Americans are very Eliteist.Not a bad thing, but you guys love to win and win big. In
26 Continental : I'm just surprised the opposing team didn't even score once! I mean, if all they did was lob the ball from half court every time they had possession,
27 DXing : Tsch tsch...the good folks in Tennessee would not take kindly to you saying that now would they.
28 Post contains links Dragon-wings : The coach of the winning team was fired today. http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/9134384?MSNHPHMA The coach of a Texas high school basketball team
29 Andz : I have never heard of such bullshit. I am behind the coach 100%.
30 Pyrex : Reminds me of my legendary middle-school basketball team (as well as that of other sports), We sucked and we knew we did so we just tried to have some
31 OHLHD : I have played myself for almost 14 years and as youth player my coach always forced us to win as high as possible. No mercy was his attitude. There we
32 Daleaholic : Hopefully this guy sues the school for unfair dismissal. I'm not one to support lawsuits but in this case the guy has done nothing wrong. (From what
33 JFKMan : You got that right alright!
34 FatmirJusufi : I have read this funny article yesterday in newspaper. I don't really can imagine. Even not a single score!
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