Daily Archives: January 22, 2009
An update on a story we wrote about this morning regarding Covenant beating the beejeebers out of Dallas Academy 100-0,
Officials from The Covenant School visited Dallas Academy on Thursday morning to apologize for their girls’ basketball team’s “victory without honor” in last week’s 100-0 game. Meanwhile, on its school Web site, Covenant said it has made a formal request to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools that it forfeit the game.
“This clearly does not reflect a Christ-like and honorable approach to competition,” the post added. “We humbly apologize for our actions and seek the forgiveness of Dallas Academy, TAPPS and our community. The school and its representatives in no way support or condone the running up of a score against any team in any sport for any reason. The school’s board members, Head of School Kyle Queal and Athletic Director Brice Helton have acted to ensure that such an unfortunate incident can never happen again.
Here’s my question. At what point to you tell your team to lay down? At what point do you tell your team to stop performing to the best of their ability? Isn’t that just as much of a hypocrisy as this? Why play at all if you are concerned about beating your opponent too badly?
I call BS!
Covenant School seeks forfeit of 100-0 win over Dallas Academy (Dallas Morning News)
Just reading a story in the Dallas Morning News where a girls high school basketball team beat another 100-0.
The final score of the high school girls basketball game was 100-0, and his team had the nothing. Still, a week later, Dallas Academy Athletic Director Jeremy Civello was chalking up the game in the win column.
“My girls never quit,” he said. “They played as hard as they could to the very end. They played with all their hearts at 70-nothing, 80-nothing and 100-nothing. I was really proud of them. That’s what I told them after the game.”
The game took place Jan. 13, on the road, against The Covenant School. Civello didn’t expect his girls to win. He never really does. His girls haven’t won a game in his four seasons at the White Rock Lake-area school, renowned for its work with students with a variety of learning problems. In most games, they haven’t come close.
Here’s my question. Why is this a problem? It’s sports. It’s life. I understand there may be fewer girls in this school than others, but what’s the problem here? Before you know it, this team is going to file a grievance with the Texas Education Agency and probably be granted a 50 point waiver for every game. Let the kids play ball without the interference of adults.
No word on how many points Savannah Smith of The Covenant School scored, but I would imagine it was massive based on this video.
From the Dallas Observer
Mark Cuban aims his hands-on approach at Dallas’ downtrodden southern sector.
And just when you think he has tired of his tribulations, he shows some heart.
The Dallas Mavericks’ owner—hip-deep in stock controversy and baseball snubbing and a fresh fine from the NBA—struggles these days to give his basketball fans a gem.
So, can he interest you in a gym?
In between trading DeSagana Diop and getting fined $25,000 for his verbal affront toward the Denver Nuggets’ J.R. Smith, Cuban last Friday afternoon aimed his deep resolve and boundless budget at Dallas’ woebegone southern sector. Thanks to Cuban and the Heroes Foundation, what once was a dilapidated haven for drugs and gangs will soon be transformed into a sparkling, $2 million basketball gymnasium complete with weight room, locker rooms and educational center.
Read the full story here