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Winning coach in 100-0 victory fired
Yahoo/CBS11 ^ | 1-26-09

Posted on 01/26/2009 11:33:04 AM PST by GeronL

DALLAS (CBS) ―

The coach of a Texas high school basketball team that beat another team 100-0 reportedly was fired Sunday, the same day he sent an e-mail to a newspaper stating he will not apologize "for a wide-margin victory when my girls played with honor and integrity" and posted a detailed explanation on a hoops Web site.

The Covenant School girls basketball coach Coach Micah Grimes, along with girls from his team, released a statement on the website of the Flight Basketball Academy.

Kyle Queal, the headmaster for Covenant School, said in The Dallas Morning News online edition that he could not answer if the firing was a direct result of Grimes' e-mail disagreeing with administrators who called the blowout "shameful."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy; US: Texas
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Thats bad. How dare he be successful and play by the rules
1 posted on 01/26/2009 11:33:04 AM PST by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Anyone want to bet his boss voted for Obama?


2 posted on 01/26/2009 11:34:31 AM PST by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: GeronL

Bump


3 posted on 01/26/2009 11:35:10 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: GeronL
W Junior.

4 posted on 01/26/2009 11:35:16 AM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Centurion2000

The DALLAS MORNING NEWS ran an editorial that basically called for him to be fired.


5 posted on 01/26/2009 11:35:56 AM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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To: GeronL

IMO ... it is way past the time to bring back tar and feathers


6 posted on 01/26/2009 11:36:04 AM PST by clamper1797 (Obummer ... "Change ... for the worse")
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To: GeronL

Perhaps the school with the losing team should hire him?


7 posted on 01/26/2009 11:36:21 AM PST by proudpapa (Obama - The Worst One Ever!)
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To: Centurion2000

Wait, he was fired for demolishing his opponent? If there was going to be a problem why didnt the refs stop the game? If anyone gets fired it should be the coach of the team that didnt score a single point!


8 posted on 01/26/2009 11:36:42 AM PST by Edizzl79 (you want my guns..come and get em...I dare ya....)
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To: I see my hands

We need an Executive Order establishing the acceptable margin of victory for each sport.


9 posted on 01/26/2009 11:36:48 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: clamper1797

... for the losing coach maybe


10 posted on 01/26/2009 11:36:55 AM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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To: GeronL

I have read that they full court pressed until they it 100. If that is true he should have been fired.


11 posted on 01/26/2009 11:37:18 AM PST by don'tbedenied
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To: Edizzl79

The league had no mercy rule. So they just kept playing until time expired.


12 posted on 01/26/2009 11:37:32 AM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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To: GeronL


13 posted on 01/26/2009 11:37:55 AM PST by rednesss (Fred Thompson - 2008)
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To: don'tbedenied

why? They shouldn’t play by the rules? They should just give score welfare now?


14 posted on 01/26/2009 11:38:23 AM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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To: GeronL
About the losing school...

Dallas Academy has eight girls on its varsity team and about 20 girls in its high school. The team remains winless during the last four seasons. The academy boasts of its small class sizes and specializes in teaching students struggling with "learning differences," such as short attention spans or dyslexia.

No the largest pool of potential players.

15 posted on 01/26/2009 11:38:53 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: GeronL

Same mentality that gave rise to the de facto enforcement of Title IX and why girls/womens sports are derided for their silly ‘be nice’ aspect.


16 posted on 01/26/2009 11:39:36 AM PST by relictele
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To: proudpapa

“Perhaps the school with the losing team should hire him?”

LOLOL!


17 posted on 01/26/2009 11:39:51 AM PST by maggief
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To: GeronL
Thats bad. How dare he be successful and play by the rules

His problem is that he lacks a few things, such as class and sportsmanship. His behavior during and after the game is not excusable for a HS coach. He's teaching precisely the wrong lessons to his players.

18 posted on 01/26/2009 11:39:53 AM PST by r9etb
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To: Sgt_Schultze

how did a school like that get into the league?


19 posted on 01/26/2009 11:40:43 AM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Ah - now I’m starting to see the picture. Thanks for posting this.


20 posted on 01/26/2009 11:40:58 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: don'tbedenied
I have read that they full court pressed until they it 100. If that is true he should have been fired.

Full court press, taking 3-point shots, and the coach yelling and screaming from the bench to go for 100 points.

The guy's an a$$hole. He doesn't belong on a HS bench.

21 posted on 01/26/2009 11:41:19 AM PST by r9etb
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To: proudpapa

“Perhaps the school with the losing team should hire him?”

Or the Pentagon.


22 posted on 01/26/2009 11:41:38 AM PST by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: don'tbedenied

He wanted that 100. Funny how they scored EXACTLY 100. He got what he wanted. And something he didn’t want.


23 posted on 01/26/2009 11:41:56 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: GeronL

For those who fired the winning coach


24 posted on 01/26/2009 11:42:04 AM PST by clamper1797 (Obummer ... "Change ... for the worse")
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To: r9etb

He should teach them NOT to work hard and not to strive to be the best. He should just send them to public school I guess and tell them they need to get on welfare too.

I guess then he would be teacher of the year.


25 posted on 01/26/2009 11:42:26 AM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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To: GeronL

What is a coach to do when he puts in the scrubs of the scrubs and they keep on scoring? I’ve always wondered about that.


26 posted on 01/26/2009 11:42:34 AM PST by ichabod1 (Change is not a destination, Hope is not a strategy)
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To: r9etb

Yup. I agree completely.


27 posted on 01/26/2009 11:42:38 AM PST by texmexis best (uency)
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To: GeronL

That reminds me of a game around 15 years ago in the Eastern part of Georgia. An all black girls team was undefeated. They played a private school which had five little blondes starting.

The amazing thing was the little blondes just beat the tar out of the other team. Actually it wasn’t as surprising as I originally thought. The private school had only lost a couple of games all year. Those little girls were aggressive as all get out.


28 posted on 01/26/2009 11:42:38 AM PST by yarddog
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To: GeronL

I applaud the girls of the Dallas Academy for not giving up. It’s a very small school that takes on girls with learning disabilities. I saw some of them interviewed on the local Dallas News and it would appear to be mild disabilities in most cases. They may not have a lot of talent but they’ve got a lot of heart.

Getting excited about scoring 100 on a team that hasn’t won a game in 4 years and includes handicapped kids is pretty pathetic.


29 posted on 01/26/2009 11:42:47 AM PST by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: GeronL

The “Mr Rogers Generation” where “everyone” is a “winner” and no one is allowed to “feel bad” ~~~ awwwwww.

Second place is first loser, get over it.


30 posted on 01/26/2009 11:42:53 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. Decl of Ind)
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To: GeronL

If anyone did anything wrong here, it would be the person responsible for scheduling the game between two schools so dramatically mismatched in skill level.


31 posted on 01/26/2009 11:42:56 AM PST by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: GeronL

The league didn’t have a mercy rule,

but wouldn’t the PEOPLE involved have a sense of that virtue?

I’m not agreeing with his firing, but geewhiz... the coach should have let his backbenchers play after it was obvious the other team wasn’t a threat.


32 posted on 01/26/2009 11:43:10 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: ichabod1

Not full court press


33 posted on 01/26/2009 11:43:55 AM PST by wordsofearnest (Job 19:25 As for me, I know my Redeemer lives.)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

The winning school wants to declare it a forfeit and let the losing team take a win.

Lets all play pretend they won. I am sure they will feel good about that win! You go girls, you won that game after all.

Geesh.

THAT is the opposite of reality


34 posted on 01/26/2009 11:45:01 AM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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To: GeronL

Looks like Obambi has job security.


35 posted on 01/26/2009 11:46:05 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal imigration)
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To: AzSteven

Thats true.


36 posted on 01/26/2009 11:46:13 AM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

“Dallas Academy has eight girls on its varsity team and about 20 girls in its high school. The team remains winless during the last four seasons. The academy boasts of its small class sizes and specializes in teaching students struggling with “learning differences,” such as short attention spans or dyslexia. “

They seem to be in the wrong league for more than one reason. Not exactly a confidence builder.


37 posted on 01/26/2009 11:46:25 AM PST by maggief
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To: MrB

Maybe they should be like the Dallas Cowboys and quit after the 3rd quarter?


38 posted on 01/26/2009 11:47:10 AM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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To: r9etb

Its too damn bad so many think winning and class/good sportsmanship are mutually exclusive.


39 posted on 01/26/2009 11:47:26 AM PST by skeeter
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To: HighlyOpinionated

pretty easy to NOT run up the score and still win.


40 posted on 01/26/2009 11:47:37 AM PST by wiggen
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To: GeronL

I don’t know more about this. The passage I referenced was down into the story. I get the impression the winners were pressing, after all, reporting claimed only 7 total shots for the losers. I don’t mind a beating for fairly substantially composed teams. But most kids I’ve coached don’t like like running up a score. They all remember being on the wrong side of a lopsided loss. A mismatch is time for starters to cheer on the backups and for the coach of the superior athletes to back off.


41 posted on 01/26/2009 11:48:17 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: GeronL
He didn't get fired for winning or running up the score, he got fired for publicly disagreeing with his employer’s apology. Stupid people can still be fired for doing stupid things. There's still hope for this Country!
42 posted on 01/26/2009 11:48:24 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: GeronL; xzins
Thats bad. How dare he be successful and play by the rules

When a Christian high School beats another school by a 100 to 0 margin, I think that this reflects poorly on the team. I have been on teams where there was a clear mis-match and on those teams, once the final outcome was clear, we would put in the second string and third string players and we would not attempt to run up the score for no other purpose than to massage the first team's egos or to set some kind of world record for a wipe out.

Undoubtedly this coach is a good coach as far as teaching his girls the fundamentals of basketball. But this is a Christian High School and one of the most important lessons that one teaches in Christian School is "good sportsmanship".

Running up a score and deliberately humiliating an opponent by beating them when they are on the ground is a not an example of "good sportmanship".

If anyone other than second and third team members were on the court in the second half, then this coach should be ashamed of himself.

You can win honorably without deliberately humiliating an undermatched opponent. This coach failed to teach that lesson to his pupils. He further embarrassed both the school and his team by not being contrite after being called on the carpet.

I would have fired him too.

43 posted on 01/26/2009 11:48:27 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: skeeter

too bad is right with many right here on this board.


44 posted on 01/26/2009 11:48:37 AM PST by wiggen
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To: GeronL

“Thats bad. How dare he be successful and play by the rules”

Did anyone actually READ the article?

Winning school: Christian school.
Losing school: School for learning disabled (mentally retarted.)

This is one of those games that probably never should have been scheduled (it’s like pitting special olympic kids vs. regular high school kids.)

The rules are for fairly matched teams. These teams weren’t. Given the circumstances, the coach crossed the line by not telling his kids to back off.

Sports are touted as a way to build character in students. What kind of character are you building in a kid when you tell them to go out and beat up on someone that is smaller and weaker than them? The only lesson these students learned was how to enjoy kicking someone when they are down.


45 posted on 01/26/2009 11:49:41 AM PST by Brookhaven (The Fair Tax is THE economic litmus test for conservatives)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

That school should not be in the same league then. The rules were played by, there is no mercy rule, they can’t spot another team 90 points to make it ‘fair’. and they cannot, apparently, stop a game early.


46 posted on 01/26/2009 11:49:54 AM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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To: GeronL

“Thats bad. How dare he be successful and play by the rules”

In pro sports, where the teams are more or less even, you’d be right. Win, and run up the score, who cares?

This is a scholastic environment. Sports as part of the school experience are meant to round an individual and teach about more than just the game. Sportsmanship, ever hear of it? In scholastic games, there are typically mismatches that are beyond anyone’s control. What lesson do these young ladies learn from beating a weaker opponent to the point of humiliation? Remember, this is an opponent in a sporting event, not the enemy in a war.

If you want a win at all costs, and win as big as you can environment, I would suggest that sports not be part of the school program. Be like little league baseball, run it separate from the school, and do it however you wish.

I suspect you’ll find this all to be “weak”. Most likely, your zeal for beating another team in such a fashion would have some gensis in overcompensation for your own short comings.


47 posted on 01/26/2009 11:50:44 AM PST by brownsfan (We are sooooo screwed.)
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To: Dixie Yooper

That was an apology?

They offered to declare the losing team the winner of the game. Thats reality-based thinking for you. Whoever came up with that should be fired.


49 posted on 01/26/2009 11:52:19 AM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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To: GeronL

Class is difficult to define.


50 posted on 01/26/2009 11:52:20 AM PST by Post5203 (Blago,Resko,Pelosi,Reid,Mahoney,Edwards,Spitzer,McGreevy,Kilpatrick. dems are a criminal enterprise)
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