DALLAS — The coach of a Texas high school basketball team that beat another team 100-0 was fired Sunday, the same day he sent an e-mail to a newspaper saying he will not apologize “for a wide-margin victory when my girls played with honor and integrity.”
Kyle Queal, the headmaster for Covenant School, said in The Dallas Morning News online edition that he could not answer if the firing was a direct result of coach Micah Grimes’ e-mail disagreeing with administrators who called the blowout “shameful.”
On its Web site last week, Covenant, a private Christian school, posted a statement regretting the outcome of its Jan. 13 shutout win over Dallas Academy. “It is shameful and an embarrassment that this happened. This clearly does not reflect a Christlike and honorable approach to competition,” said the statement, signed by Queal and board chair Todd Doshier.
Grimes, who has been criticized for letting the game get so far out of hand, made it clear in the e-mail Sunday to the newspaper that he does not agree with his school’s assessment.
“In response to the statement posted on The Covenant School Web site, I do not agree with the apology or the notion that the Covenant School girls basketball team should feel embarrassed or ashamed,” Grimes wrote in the e-mail, according to the newspaper. “We played the game as it was meant to be played. My values and my beliefs would not allow me to run up the score on any opponent, and it will not allow me to apologize for a wide-margin victory when my girls played with honor and integrity.”
THIS IS RIDICULOUS!! Why in the world would he apologize?? What would he say?? “My squad destroyed your squad cuz we’re better than you, I am sorry.” ?? NOOO!! And who has headmaster’s anymore? Honestly, a headmaster?
Oh and the school’s statement that it is “shameful and an embarrassment that this happened. This clearly does not reflect a Christlike and honorable approach to competition…” INSANE! First off it is embarrassing to the squad who put up the goose egg, not the team who obliterated the other. Hey, here’s an idea, maybe the Celtics should fire Doc Rivers and apologize to the entire west coast because he trounced the Lake Show by 50 in game 6 of the NBA Finals last year. He prolly should have put Brian Scalabrine and Scot Pollard out there to play 2 on 5 until the Lakers were able to catch up, or at least pull it to within ten points. I mean that’s just embarrasing to win by that much in a competition, even if you are that much better than the opposition. <sarcasm>
And as far as Christlike in competition, I gotta believe Hey-Seuss woulda beat these girls 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 to negative 10. That guy could ball, and as you can see from these eerily accurate depictions of Him playing with the neighborhood boys and girls, Mr. Christ loved to play Him some keep away….