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(Pioneer Local)   HS basketball player makes last-second winning shot on own goal, scores. Team loses   ( divider line
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7538 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Feb 2002 at 1:59 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-02-21 02:02:09 PM  
dumb dumb dumb
2002-02-21 02:05:40 PM  
i feel bad for him -- he's going to get shiat over this for the rest of his HS career...
2002-02-21 02:06:37 PM  
oops, read the article... she's/her
2002-02-21 02:06:59 PM  
Crystal Meth and Basketball are a perfect combo.
2002-02-21 02:08:19 PM  
</marv albert>
2002-02-21 02:08:44 PM  
HER. HER not HIM. read the article next time.

AH HA HA HA. this is a great story. One of the best in weeks! Fantastic.

Was this retard-basketball, or the WNBA?
2002-02-21 02:09:20 PM  
Is it really called a 'goal' in basketball? Or is this European basketball?
2002-02-21 02:09:23 PM  
Damn this has got to be some of the worst sports writing i've ever seen.
2002-02-21 02:09:56 PM  
What a disjointed article...

Stream-of-consciousness journalism, it's the next big thing
2002-02-21 02:10:10 PM  
I bet she was always picked last
2002-02-21 02:10:23 PM  
Ah, Title IX at its best. ^_^

(Ow, stop hitting me with your purse!)
2002-02-21 02:11:00 PM  
That article had me confused, led you to believe there was some homoerotic thing happening at the beginning, had to reread to understand what was happening there. I want that writers job, that was such a bad lead - in. It's a girls basketball game. make it clear dammit !!

Another reson why wimmin should stick to iceskating . Scored for the other team. Oops she did it again.
2002-02-21 02:11:08 PM  
Remember that Colombian soccer player a few years back who accidentally scored the winning goal for the opposing team in the World Cup? He got assassinated by organized crime guys a short while after, and according to witnesses, the hitman yelled "GOAL!" every time he squeezed the trigger (which was several times, I believe).
2002-02-21 02:11:12 PM  
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2002-02-21 02:11:23 PM  
"He's nice. He said he prefers taller players. But he also admitted he likes the way I scatter around the court."

Miller was loose - and slightly confused - in the final minute of the fourth quarter Monday.

Hehe, funny how that came out.
2002-02-21 02:11:59 PM  
It's a high school sports beat writer for a local newspaper. Do you expect analysis on the level of Chris Berman or Mel Kiper?
2002-02-21 02:13:25 PM  
Yes, this is horrible.

Horrible writing. Horrible basketball player. Guess the league is one of those "everybody plays" types, where even the non-athletic and dumb get to suit up.
2002-02-21 02:13:33 PM  
Girls, playing basketball. Pshhhh.
2002-02-21 02:13:34 PM  
This happened to me too. Except I'm a guy, it was in grade school and it was soccer.
2002-02-21 02:13:48 PM  
Stupid biatch needs to get smacked with a shovel.
2002-02-21 02:13:48 PM  
Dear Headline Writer,

The mettalic circle with dangling net through which you put the ball for points in basketball is known as a "basket" or "hoop" but not a "goal". And you don't really make a 'shot on' a basket. I think we have a hockey fan writer, eh?
2002-02-21 02:14:46 PM  
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2002-02-21 02:15:05 PM  

--since I KNOW one of you biatches will correct me on it. ;)
2002-02-21 02:16:05 PM  
Thank you, Digitalchris. I wondered if anyone besides myself noticed that.
2002-02-21 02:16:55 PM  
Thank you, Digitalchris. I wondered if anyone besides myself noticed that.
All you people makin' fun of girls playing basketball and don't even know it's not a 'goal'....pshaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwww
2002-02-21 02:17:22 PM  
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girls no dunk, but have good fundamentals. Make more exciting game.
2002-02-21 02:17:46 PM  
This article made me think I was illiterate. Something about a relative and a girl. Then a basketball game thing. I never thought I would see a link where the Fark headline makes more sense than the actual story.
2002-02-21 02:18:21 PM  
If a guy had done this, nobody would give a damn about his feelings....they would just beat the shiat out of him in the lockeroom after the game.
2002-02-21 02:22:54 PM  
Someone, not unlike Alanis Morissette, needs a definition of what ironic is...
2002-02-21 02:24:40 PM  
This kind of makes me upset that I gave up journalism. Or perhaps it's a reason why.

This stuff is garbage -- why the hell was it even printed? Damn, if I worked as the editor of this guy, I'd be buying red pens every day.

...shakes his head...goes back to muttering uncontrollably...
2002-02-21 02:26:52 PM  
Not that I'm a big fan or anything, but "baskets" are called "field goals" officially.

Check your facts, man (or woman)...

2002-02-21 02:29:39 PM  
Who wrote that story? I could barely follow. Anyway, that's why girls sports suck! Well, except for tennis!
2002-02-21 02:29:58 PM  
One of Patti Hornung's relatives sought Jessie Miller's attention after a memorable basketball game Monday night.

Hornung is a 6-foot-1 Lake Zurich forward.

"I just met him," said Miller, Lake Zurich's 5-foot-4 point guard, following LZ's 43-39 defeat of Barrington in a Class AA Lake Zurich Sectional semifinal. "He's nice. He said he prefers taller players. But he also admitted he likes the way I scatter around the court."

I just read this article again. WHO THE FARK LET THIS IDIOT WRITE????? This little clip above has NOTHING to do with the article's topic. In fact, I HAVE NO IDEA what this passage relates to. This article is a train wreck, and this "journalist" should be fired.

If you feel the same way i do, please contact the staff at this location and tell them that he is an idiot.
2002-02-21 02:34:36 PM  
Field Goal: When the ball enters the basket from above the rim during play. It is worth two points.

By Jove, Oliana, you're absolutely right! I've never heard it referred to that way. Although, just 'goal' is technically incorrect as well, and 'basket' is an acceptable replacement term. Learn somethin' new every day...Bless you, Fark!
2002-02-21 02:36:19 PM  
Leave the poor writer alone. Blast the IRONIC tag. There is nothing IRONIC about this. It sucks for the person who did it, but there is no IRONY.

1. Characterized by or constituting irony.
2. Given to the use of irony. See Synonyms at sarcastic.
3. Poignantly contrary to what was expected or intended: madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker.

Usage Note: The words ironic, irony, and ironically are sometimes used of events and circumstances that might better be described as simply "coincidental" or "improbable," in that they suggest no particular lessons about human vanity or folly
2002-02-21 02:39:01 PM  
fark headline should have been forewarning enough that the article was poorly written.

HS basketball player makes last-second winning shot on own goal, scores. Team loses.

usually, when a player makes a shot, they score. however, when they take a shot...
2002-02-21 02:54:09 PM  

2002-02-21 02:55:53 PM  
What are the chances that Duke picks him up as their new star player....

That, or this guy is heading straight for ASU, although he's a little better than most of the players there now
2002-02-21 02:56:55 PM  

</marv albert>

forgot the uncheck HTML shiat
2002-02-21 03:09:28 PM  
"3. Poignantly contrary to what was expected or intended"

Scoring a basket, field goal, shot, 2 points, etc. in the wrong basket to lose the game is not only contrary to what was expected or intended by the player and her team, it was also poignant in the sense that it painfully affected the feelings of all those watching.

Is it ironic that you were trying to make the opposite point, and now feel stupid?
2002-02-21 03:09:36 PM  
WOW-horribly written story.

I envision peper and journalist soup on the menu.
2002-02-21 03:12:38 PM  
Most of you all have never even played a sport in your life, Playstation and TV educated you, Farkers are all the dodgeball players that got picked last and creamed in the head with a large red ball. Smoking and Drinking and Fark and Delta Force 2 will never be a Olympic sport,and of course not a high school team sport. If you want to see a community outpouring of support for a highschool girls basketball team, go to Alaska, they really support their girls. Or is it that 8 men to one woman ratio, wait it's the six months of daylight, no i think the boredom. Bah, i have never been there, oh wait..hmmm
2002-02-21 03:14:58 PM  
Oh good, I was worried that I was the only one who got absolutely no intelligible sentences from that entire article. Good to know i'm not crazy. Who let this idiot write anyhoo?
2002-02-21 03:16:30 PM  
It's like kissing your sister.
2002-02-21 03:17:11 PM  
Marko: Its still not ironic. Irony would be if the school had gone to great efforts to lure her away from the other school to have her on their team only to have her blow the game against those same opponents. (Poor example but you get the idea).
2002-02-21 03:17:22 PM  
No, wait! It's like scattering your sister!
2002-02-21 03:22:10 PM  
My argument is not that Jasonakramer's quoted definition of irony is correct, or incorrect.

The point is that the definition he quoted, and went to great efforts to communicate, could be easily applied to this story, thus achieving the opposite of his intended purpose.

I will leave the true definition of irony to others - sarcasm takes less energy.
2002-02-21 03:23:33 PM  
Been there, done that. Felt like a
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2002-02-21 03:24:40 PM  
Don't understand why people are complaining about the ironic tag. This article is like rain on your wedding day.
2002-02-21 03:28:05 PM  
MARKO is right, that definition ain't great, but eschewing's example is what irony really is.
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