How Much Is Too Much?

That is the question isn’t it? If you haven’t heard by now, the coach of Covenant School, a small Christian school in Dallas, lost his job this weekend, after refusing to apologize for his team’s performance in a 100-0 victory.

There are reports Covenant use various presses throughout the game and even kept taking 3-point shots, despite scoring only 12 points in the 4th quarter.

After word of the game’s result spread, Covenant administrators forfeited, calling it a victory without honor.

Now, I’m one of those people who thinks once the starters are pulled, the reserves who rarely play should be allowed to try their hardest. But there is a limit to that. Dallas Academy, a school for students with learning disabilities, managed only SEVEN shots – the entire game!

Perhaps Covenant could have learned something from Sunday’s blowout at the Garden. Once the Celtics took a 30-point lead over the hapless Mavericks, the defense kind of fell by the wayside. It’s one thing to keep scoring, you can’t keep the ball out of the hoop, after all, and I would never want to keep a kid who doesn’t play a lot from the chance to score a basket. But it’s another thing to actively try to keep the other team from even putting up a shot… with an 88 point lead after 3 quarters!

Head Coach Micah Grimes, prior to his firing, said that his girls played with “honor and integrity.” What do you think?

–SI

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2 Responses

  1. Although the final score was extreme, the coach was only doing what he was hired to do. My question is, who scheduled the matchup in the first place?

  2. Why should a coach have to appologize for such a victory and to say he has no integrity is an absolute joke. Since when is a superior performance something to be ashamed of. The school that lost should be ashamed for placing those students in such a situation. The losing team had not won a game in four years so the results should not have been a total surprise.
    Its funny but last year when Tom Brady and the Pats were handing out some serious beatings to some NFL teams no word was spoken about them running up the score. Sorry Lynchie-No high fives on this one

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