Skip to comments.Texas School Fires Coach for Winning Too Big: Gen. MacArthur Would Be Disgusted
Posted on 01/27/2009 9:14:14 AM PST by nysuperdoodle
I always thought coaches got fired for losing. On the same day he sent an email refusing to apologize for his team's success, a Texas high school girls' basketball coach was terminated. The coach, Micah Grimes, of Dallas' Covenant School, had come under fire for winning a game 100-0, making national news.
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In this mismatch the fired coach continued a full court press and fast break offense, grossly exacerbating the difference.
Firing the guy is ridiculous, but so was continuing a full-court press and shooting threes against a vastly inferior opponent.
I strongly believe that you do NOT do people favors by letting them win. Not even special-ed students.
Look on the bright side. At least Sullenberger wasn’t fired for saving too many passengers. After all, he might have hurt the feelings of the other pilots who are less skilled than he is.
“What he is supposed to say don’t play your best, the other team might cry.”
You can p[lay your best by practicing things that don’t run up the score so much. Things like a set offense or half-court defense.
There is no mercy rule in basketball.
“I strongly believe that you do NOT do people favors by letting them win.”
So a score of say 75-0 or even 75-2 would have been letting the other team win? Strange.
I think it would be wrong for the coach to cheat the other team out of the lesson they learned by losing 100-0. Forget about what message it would send to his own girls... that’s bad enough. You play sports 100% and I don’t think that the basketball court is an appropriate place to have equality-of-outcome liberalism rear its ugly head
The losing team was lucky that they weren’t playing Mayan
“There is no mercy rule in basketball.”
So when the coach of my son’s high school team (my son doesn’t play) sent in all subs when they were ahead by 30 with three minutes left the other night, he was violating this no-mercy rule?
Who scheduled such a mismatch?
There is a 10 run rule in Little League Baseball, maybe Girls Basketball needs something similar?
No. It is a gentleman’s understanding.
One "holiday season" my (new wife) and myself returned to my in-laws home . . . my father-in-law owned a ping pong table. We played over the next 10 days. He lost every game. My wife 'cut me off' one night and said "why don't you let daddy win a game?"
I said because he didn't win a game!
Almost 50 years later I have not understood the concept of "throwing" a game.
"War is Hell."
Unfortunately, far too many freepers can’t seem to grasp the concept either. Some cannot distinguish between “running up the score” and “letting the other team win”
>>In this mismatch the fired coach continued a full court press and fast break offense, grossly exacerbating the difference.<<
Not according to his staement.
But to be honest, I wasn’t there.
He did use the whole bench.
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