This has to be the most stupidest thing I have heard in a long time and it is exactly what is wrong with this country today. We want everyone to be a winner! Well guess what not everyone is a winner! There are losers too! Get over it. It is called life.
The story goes like this a girls basketball team in Texas called Covenant School cleaned the clock of the other team, Dallas Academy. They won 100-0! They didn’t cheat, they didn’t constantly foul the opposition or play unfairly in any way. They were simply the better team but because the other team has girls with learning disabilities they were supposed to go easy on them! Don’t give me that-the other team sucked plain and simple and learning disabilities has nothing to do with it! People in wheelchairs play basketball better than these girls! If this was the NBA or even the WNBA would people be calling for an apology? NO! And you are going to tell me not one person in either of those leagues has learning disabilities! Give me a break! It is absolutely dispicable that the coach, Micah Grimes would be fired because he refused to apologize for winning the game! He should be praised for having such an awesome team and I am going to write these numbskulls on his behalf and let them know they are the ones acting un-Christlike and it is absolutely appalling this should even be an issue. I hope this coach goes to a better school that actually appreciates excellence. He deserves it.
What upsets me even more than the unjust firing and criticism is that they are trying to use Christ to make these girls feel bad for winning! Well their behavior was “un-Christlike.” parents are saying. What? What Bible are you reading because I have yet to read anywhere where Christ says, “Thou must let other people win and you must lose!” First of all, MY CHRIST does not promote mediocrity! He expects greatness from his believers and nothing less will do. Not only does he expect it, he willingly bestows it! And what makes you think he wasn’t cheering his girls on to victory? He wasn’t disappointed with those girls! He is very disappointed with the parents! Christ was probably saying about the winning team “Look at those girls play! They are extraordinary! I don’t think I have ever seen such amazing players. They do me proud!” For the losing team he was probably saying, “Wow, they really do have some heart don’t they? Here they are getting slaughtered but they don’t give up. They do me proud.” Christ was proud of both teams.
At the heart of this is sexism. If this had been a boy’s team do you think they would be asked to apologize? NO WAY!!!!! But girls are not supposed to be competitive. The girls were mean. No, they weren’t, they played the game and they won! If the other team lost (and by the way, they have never won a game!) then they should practice harder, they should learn the fundamentals, they shouldn’t expect people to hand them points! That is un-Christlike, that is called cheating when you deliberately let someone win! It is called putting the fix in, rigging the game and in the pros you can go to jail for that! Is that what they want? For their daughters to cheat?
When I play games with my son, I never let him win. I play to win. However, he has won plenty of times in various games, but the victory is real! He won because he was better and I truly lost. I try to teach him strategy and how to think one step ahead but I have never handed him the game. Does he get upset when he loses? Yes, so what! He has to learn losing is a part of life and as long as you continue to give it your best shot that is all that matters. I am not raising some little wimp who can’t handle life’s rejections! I rather him have a temper tantrum at 5 because he doesn’t get his own way then at 55!
One parent complained that the closer the girls got to getting 100 points the more the crowd cheered! Yeah, that is what they are supposed to do! Their children were playing great and they were supporting them, you might want to learn about that instead of berating the winners! They also complained that the girls kept making three points shots! Again, they were doing what they were supposed to do! This whole thing makes me sick! I can’t stand this attitude that winning is not important and that we shouldn’t encourage it. It is for this reason we are failing as a nation! Winning is important, just ask Christ! Because if Christ doesn’t think winning is important come Armageddon, we are all in trouble! You better hope he crushes the opposition or we are all doomed to hell my friends! Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!
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