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Old 01-24-2009, 03:52 PM   #21
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from indepth reading i learned that the school only had 20 girls in the whole school. so the team is probably amazingly bad. i just feel that in this particular situation since winning was never in doubt ease up. nothing wrong with a little mercy.
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:40 PM   #22
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Our society is so caught up in "feel good" stuff that it makes me sick.
While I think there's some validity to the "feel good stuff," I think making a sports team forfeit a game just because they crushed the competition is overkill, bigtime. Sometimes in life people are going to find themselves completely outmatched, and they have to be able to identify and deal with it. You can't expect anyone to apologize to you for being better, or for taking advantage of their-- well, advantage. It's not like that in real life, and high school is nothing if nor preparation for real life.
Um, if you read my post I think it's pretty clear that I'm not advocating a forfeit, a reprimand from the coach or anything like that. Like I said, I'm tired of this "feel good" stuff - which includes people apologizing for being better at something than someone else.
Um, if you read my post you'd notice I'm agreeing with you.
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:49 PM   #23
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This isn't something the coach needs to address, whoever decided to put a Class A school playing against a 3A or 4A school needs to have their hands slapped. Maybe the smaller school would have to travel further distances to play against equally competitive schools. Oh well so is life when you go to a small school. I only had 20 girls in my school, we traveled for hours on a bus to play. Today with so many consolidations kids are traveling 3 hours one way.

We had our butts handed to us, it gave us a reason try harder next time against the same team. Other times it was us on top.
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:31 AM   #24
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They shouldn't have played unevenly matched teams. It's no contest and takes the sport right out of it. I don't think they should forfeit their win because they did win it because they played the best. The coaches should have some disciplinary action taken against them. It isn't the kids' fault, on either side.
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