So yesterday I read about this girl’s basketball game in the Dallas Morning News…and today it’s home page news on Yahoo.com:
The game was last week between two private schools – The Covenant School (a Christian-based institution) versus The Dallas Academy (known locally for having notable success educating students with learning disabilities). Anyone else find the teaching conflict (and irony) of a Christian school basically ignoring their Christian/Bible-based education philosophies, opening a can of whup, and dishing out a bucket full of wrath on their lesser opponent?
The game was won half way through the 1st quarter – Covenant could have taken off the full court press and rotated in their second and third stringers in the game…before doing so at the mid-point of the 4th quarter. It’s a wonderful example of lacking sportmanship, gamesmanship, and class.
It can also get me started on today’s athletes (primarily professional) setting poor examples, every day (just watch SportsCenter), for kids striving to achieve extra-curricular athletic success while in school. Tattoos, chest bumping, trash talking, arguing with authorities (coaches and referees), fighting, parents in the stands doing in-your-face grandstanding of their kid’s success and accomplishments, teachers and coaches passing a failing student only to glorify athletic talent on a field of play (i.e. Dallas Independent School District)…I can go on don’t you know.
Forfeiture of a high school game doesn’t make it right and it is an insulting gesture in my opinion. Apologies perhaps are in order, but the sincerity is after the fact. The Covenant School is doing nothing more than trying to squelch the national attention its getting (it will go away soon enough whether you want it to or not Mr. Headmaster).
Now we all can certainly exercise the same non-Bible based teachings and pass judgement on The Covenant School, but maybe instead we simply express your own opinions on this game. I did…on the blog.
If you are interested in the online read: Texas high school girls basketball
the Dallas Morning News article: Academy basketball coach sees a win 100-0 loss