The Dallas Morning News is reporting a story of a high school girls basketball team, Covenant, that recently beat another team 100-0. As a result, the coach of the winning team was fired.
Some statements from Covenant’s website regarding the game:
“The Covenant School, its board and administrators, regrets the incident of January 13 and the outcome of the game with the Dallas Academy Varsity Girls Basketball team. It is shameful and an embarrassment that this happened. This clearly does not reflect a Christ-like and honorable approach to competition.”
“Covenant school officials have met with and personally apologized to Dallas Academy Headmaster Jim Richardson and Athletic Director Jeremy Civello and wish to extend their highest praise to each member of the Dallas Academy Varsity Girls Basketball team for their strength, composure and fortitude in a game in which they clearly emerged the winner.”
So, some questions for Nerdland: Does the coach deserve to be fired for winning? Do the Covenant players deserve to forfeit that game (which Covenant has submitted a request to do) as well as have the losing team be called the “clear winners” on their own website? What does this say about the state of sports in our society? When is it OK to win by a lot and when isn’t it?
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