Would Jesus score 100 points on a team of “challenged” high school girls?
Posted by Thomas the Terrible on January 23, 2009
Imagine you are a coach of a Christian School’s girl’s basketball team and the team you coach is about to play, is a team of girls that all have a learning disability of some sort; would you allow your team to score 100 points? What would Jesus do?
Would Jesus make sure the final score was 100-0? Yeah, I’m serious 100-0.
CRAP! I had Dallas Academy and 99 points.
The game in question apparently took place on 01/13/09 between The Covenant School & Dallas Academy. The final score was indeed 100-0 in favor of The Covenant School leaving Dallas Academy to withdraw from league play for the rest of the season.
“We just said, ‘The hell with it,’ ” said Jim Richardson, Dallas Academy‘s headmaster.
No offense to anyone here but…is that the lesson you want to teach the players? The lesson being we got out asses kicked so we quit. I don’t think so.
Texas executes people for less than this, right? The Dallas Academy gals should get to stone Coach Grimes but, of course, they would miss.
Of The Covenant School has offered an apology…sort of.
In a brief e-mail statement Wednesday evening, Covenant coach Micah Grimes called his team’s 100-point total “unfortunate.”
“It just happened, and we are not happy about that,” Grimes wrote. “Please know Covenant intended no harm against them. I see this as a real learning opportunity, so we can prevent this from happening in the future.”
How are you going to prevent it from happening again? By only scoring 99 points? Seriously this is that opportunity: [hoopsu.magnify.net]
I’m having a problem here. Even though the Dallas Academy team is a couple midgets and one Dennis Rodman away from total irrelevance, does that mean that they should be shown mercy? And is it fair to a better team not to play to their full potential?
Again what would Jesus do?
Come on The Covenant School they’re only young girls and just because they’ve shown an interest in sports, there’s no need to call them the Lady Bulldyk – Bulldogs. Oh, I am terribly sorry.
Fortunately the headmaster of Dallas Academy has re-thought things and scheduled some games that are out of the league they just quit.
In what might be a classic rivalry brewing Dallas Academy played Cambridge School of Dallas. The bulldogs of Dallas Academy sadly lost with a final score of 41-8.
Just when I think you couldn’t possibly be any worse, they go and do something like this…and totally redeem themselves!
Normally I relish in the destruction of lesser talent but this is a school for girls with learning disabilities, or ‘tardation as it’s called in these parts. Grimey probably didn’t need to play the starters the entire game but I wouldn’t crucify them for it either.
But what do you think? If you were the coach of The Covenant would you tell your players not to play their best?
Comment and let me know.