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Further update on the 100-0 game January 27, 2009

Posted by pacejmiller in Basketball, Religion.
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It seems the 100-0 game between Covenant and Dallas Academy has caused an international media storm.  Some people agree with those who say that it was bad form to run up the score against a helpless team of girls with learning difficulties.  Others (like myself) have expressed outrage at Coach Micah Grimes’ sacking for trying to teach his team how to compete hard (and Covenant apparently trying to forfeit the game).

It’s only natural that there are 2 sides to every story.

Follow this link to Coach Grimes’ personal account of what REALLY happened.  There are also quotes from girls on the team.  On the other hand, there are plenty of articles such as this one that put gloss on the loss for Dallas Academy while at the same time implying what Covenant did was reprehensible.

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What would Jesus do? Basketball coach sacked for 100-0 game January 26, 2009

Posted by pacejmiller in Basketball, Religion.
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“What would Jesus do?” has now been applied to high school basketball.

Covenant School is a private Christian high school in Texas.  Micah Grimes, coach of Covenant’s girls basketball team, was fired after his team defeated Dallas Academy 100-0 on 13 January 2009.

Following the game, Covenant posted the following statement on its website last week: “It is shameful and an embarrassment that this happened. This clearly does not reflect a Christlike and honorable approach to competition.”  Apparently, the school was ashamed that their team was allowed to run up the score against their obviously out-classed opponents.

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