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Should this Coach Apologize for his team beating another 100-0?
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frankiej4189
Jan 25, 2009
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Yes, it was unsportsmanlike and unnecessary


thethinker
Jan 25, 2009
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After reading the article, I stand corrected. I feel that they should have been a little more discretion against a team that has a much lower starting point.

 
brivapor
Jan 25, 2009
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wasnt the team that got beat a special ed type of team?

its pretty unsporstman like, i think anyways

 
frankiej4189
Jan 26, 2009
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My apologies, for whatever reason the link to this news article isn't working. Here's another one..

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/26/sports/26fired.html

 
brivapor
Jan 26, 2009
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something tells me, that they were mildly challenged and the winning team did a dispicable thing

 
sander
Jan 26, 2009
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Playing hockey for many years, I've been on both sides of this situation. I've had teams go easy on me, and been told to go easy on others.

There is absolutely no reason to keep going once you've already won. I don't know about basketball, but in hockey, once you're five or six goals up, you stop scoring. It's the only sportsmanlike thing to do.

 
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No, this is what competition is all about


dueonmaplestreet
Jan 25, 2009
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This is a tough one. The winning coach is from a Christian School and he is cheering wildly as his girls CRUSH a team of learning disadvantaged girls. That does not sound very sportsmanlike to me. At the same time if you are the coach of the losing team, the coach of disabled girls whose team is winless in four years maybe its you who should be apologizing to your girls for placing them in these situations. It should be clear to him that he isn't placing them in competition but using them as some sort of punchline for other schools. Maybe he should hold himself accountable and place his team up against teams that are more their caliber. I mean the one of the goals with high functioning dd students is to challenge them, to push them, but there is a limit. He is putting them in situations where they are facing teams far beyond their means to compete with and he should feel a little guilty. If my child was on his team and he continued to do so I would want him to be held responsible.
So I think perhaps both coaches should feel disappointed in themselves, the winning coach for unsportsmanlike conduct and not upholding the virtues of the spirit of competition, and the losing coach for continuing to place his team in situations where his girls will be so thoroughly outclassed and embarrased. He needs to reevaluate what is important to his team and their families.

 
thethinker
Jan 25, 2009
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No one apologizes for your sucking. They might offer you advice if you become humble.

 
frankiej4189
Jan 26, 2009
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They weren't retarted or had any type of severe physical or mental disorder. The school "specialized" in teaching kids with learning disabilities like Dyslexia and a short attention span.

Besides, if those girls with learning disabilities are not able to compete against other schools, then they shouldn't be playing against them. Its extremely awkward and unfair to the other team to force them to be in that bad situation.

 
frankiej4189
Jan 26, 2009
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If that team was full of mentally challenged players then i would agree with you. What the team did was way over the line. But the article doesn't say. It JUST says the school specializes in teaching those types of students.

If they aren't capable of competing against non-challenged girls then they shouldn't be competing against them. Its a rotten position for both teams, parents from both sides, coaches from both sides, its all just rotten. If the team isn't mentally able to compete then they never should have been in this situation.

 
shypanda
Jan 26, 2009
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There is no need for an apology in this situation. This is an example of life, and it comes at you hard. Sometimes you are going to get kicked in the balls, as it were. Failure is something that everyone must learn to deal with (except apparently the government who continue to live in fantasy land). As cold as this sounds to a large number of you, this will build character if these girls are not coddled after this defeat. Something which is severely lacking in our society these days.

 
frankiej4189
Jan 26, 2009
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Its just come to my attention that the coach in question was recently fired for his comments. If anyone should be fired over this, it should be the moron who scheduled this game.

 
frankiej4189
Jan 27, 2009
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That's not true. When i used to play baseball there were games where we were up 14-0 in the 2nd inning and there were games we were down 14-0 in the 2nd inning. What happense then is that the winning team USUALLY and should put in its "B" players so they can get some action for once. Let them get out there and play so they can enjoy themselves and get better.

What are you supposed to do when you're not scoring? Stop trying and just run around aimlessley? That's not sports, thats not competetive, and its just as big of an unsportsmanlike thing to do than to whomp on the other team.

 
davidsnowlu
Jan 27, 2009
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There are no lessons in victory, yet one thousand in defeat.

 
natelawso00
Jan 28, 2009
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Okay, this is basketball. If you have a team in your division than the other school is responsible for putting your school in an athletic division that is clearly to good for them. I mean if you get beat 100 to nothing you dont deserve to ever pick up a basketball again. And to be honest, the only way anyone could possibly feel bad about this is that they know how it feels to fail that miserably.

 
shaneo2121
Apr 28, 2009
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its not about winning its about having fun so really it doesnt matter that they one by 100-0 it was that they all had fun and the winning side went there to win and they won but as i said that should not be the main aim.

 
codster0394
Jul 23, 2009
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He should not have to apologize because his team did a great job. If he apologized that would be disrespect to his team and maybe the other team will learn from that.

 
codster0394
Jul 23, 2009
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He should not have to apologize because his team did a great job. If he apologized that would be disrespect to his team and maybe the other team will learn from that.

 


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