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(SportsGrid)   When this high school basketball team shuts out its rival by 88 points, you're gonna see some serious shiat   (sportsgrid.com ) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Arkansas, running up the score, Joakim Noah, LR Fair High School  
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2874 clicks; posted to Sports » on 15 Nov 2012 at 6:28 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-11-15 05:08:48 PM  
*clicks article*

*sees no serious shiat, or much of anything for that matter*

*downvotes and leaves*
 
2012-11-15 05:26:43 PM  
Yeah that's cool and all but there was a link to see the Michelle Jenneke video and...well, you know.
 
2012-11-15 05:37:40 PM  
Looks like the winning coach did what he could to try and alleviate the drubbing short of telling his players to sit down and let the other team pass. I would personally find that humiliating if I was on either team. It was on the losing coach to forfeit.
 
2012-11-15 05:46:23 PM  
scores like this happen when you teach kids that winning doesn't really matter, only self-esteem and fairness does. They probably all get a trophy at the end of the year too.
 
2012-11-15 06:07:02 PM  

EatTheWorld: scores like this happen when you teach kids that winning doesn't really matter, only self-esteem and fairness does. They probably all get a trophy at the end of the year too.


You should be on psychic hotline, but the cynical, unhappy version.
 
2012-11-15 06:10:07 PM  
such bullshiat, can't score 1 lousy basket? i had the over at 89...friggin killed me
 
2012-11-15 06:24:38 PM  
Screw mercy rules, go out there and try and get a record score. Beat them so hard they can't even look at a basketball again without feeling sick.
 
2012-11-15 06:28:56 PM  
High school girls have no mercy.
 
2012-11-15 06:35:50 PM  

Barfmaker: EatTheWorld: scores like this happen when you teach kids that winning doesn't really matter, only self-esteem and fairness does. They probably all get a trophy at the end of the year too.

You should be on psychic hotline, but the cynical, unhappy version.


touchstonetarot.com

You rang?
 
2012-11-15 06:55:06 PM  
da fuq is a sports grid? 2 in a row?
 
2012-11-15 06:58:50 PM  
Was I the only one who laughed so hard his sides hurt after/during reading this article?
 
2012-11-15 07:17:17 PM  
When you lose by 88, can you really call them your "rival"? For there to be a rivalry, doesn't there have to be a chance that either team can win?
 
2012-11-15 07:17:20 PM  

Slaxl: Screw mercy rules, go out there and try and get a record score. Beat them so hard they can't even look at a basketball again without feeling sick.


Yeah, mercy rules are for the weak! In practice, on the street, in competition. A team confronts you, they are the enemy. An enemy deserves no mercy.

Seriously though, I think a lot of sports, at least at the HS level, would benefit from the etiquette of curling and chess, where "sportsmanship" means doing your best and being willing to concede if your best clearly isn't good enough. What did Fair High hope to accomplish by getting back on the court after halftime? Did they really think they'd be coming back from a 58-point deficit? Hall High had to take their foot off the gas after four minutes, and they were still beating Fair like a rented stepchild.
 
2012-11-15 07:21:04 PM  
I'd be more impressed with a 2-0 shutout.
 
2012-11-15 07:31:32 PM  
You gotta throw out the record books when those two teams square off.
 
2012-11-15 07:31:42 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: beating Fair like a rented stepchild.


I cringed. Can someone even survive such a beating?
 
2012-11-15 07:51:20 PM  

This Looks Fun: Olympic Trolling Judge: beating Fair like a rented stepchild.

I cringed. Can someone even survive such a beating?


The better question is where can one rent a stepchild?
 
2012-11-15 07:54:37 PM  
 
2012-11-15 08:07:48 PM  

ArkAngel: This Looks Fun: Olympic Trolling Judge: beating Fair like a rented stepchild.

I cringed. Can someone even survive such a beating?

The better question is where can one rent a stepchild?


Craigslist.
 
2012-11-15 08:21:30 PM  
They should have figured something was amiss when the short buses pulled up to drop off the Fair HS players at the game.
 
2012-11-15 08:44:19 PM  
So much for that 90 point spread.
 
2012-11-15 09:19:16 PM  
girls sports != actual sports

still, I bet a lot of clams were cleaned that night.
 
2012-11-15 09:21:56 PM  
How the hell do you get shut out in a basketball game, especially with the other team not pressuring you? Was it a school for physically and mentally handicapped kids? Because even some of them can shoot. I mean, seriously.
 
2012-11-15 09:22:23 PM  
can this other team even dribble would by my question at this point....
 
2012-11-15 09:56:19 PM  
Note to self: organizing the athletic divisions based on school population does not help the STEM magnet school...especially the girls programs.
 
2012-11-16 01:42:15 AM  
Girls are weird. You have to be really, really, really disciplined not to score at all when the other team isn't playing tough defense. Guys play lopsided games like this all the time, and they never get shut out. I watched my shiatty high school team play against a big city school once -- of their starting five, four were dunking during warm-ups. Casually. We had one guy who dunked once in a game that season, and a couple of other guys who had managed to dunk once or twice in practice, after a huge build-up, and everyone stopped to watch and OH MY GOD HE DID IT. The other team was dunking like, what's the big deal, I caught the ball near the basket so naturally I jumped up and tossed it down. And it turned out they weren't just more physically capable, they were also more sophisticated about basketball, more disciplined, more skilled. It was a monstrously one-sided game. Still, we scored forty freakin' points to their seventy or whatever. Losing 88-0 means there was some serious psychological shiat going on in the losing team's heads to prevent them from scoring, a taboo against offending their betters or something sick like that. I can't look down on them too much, because of all the hard shiat I've lived through in my life, I have a feeling that being an adolescent girl would be harder. Still, sports is not the right activity for people who can't rebel against hierarchy long enough to put a single ball through the hoop. That team needs an injection of attitude. They need to start hanging out with the girls who smoke cigarettes behind the school and learn what pride and defiance mean. YOU'RE ALLOWED TO SCORE. Okay, they're better than you, that doesn't mean you miss every shot on purpose and agree with everything they say and dye your hair the exact same color as theirs. Fark that; go down fighting.
 
2012-11-16 05:15:09 AM  
Wow, that's certainly one for Gray's Sports Almanac!
 
2012-11-16 05:20:19 AM  

Slaxl: Screw mercy rules, go out there and try and get a record score.


This.

Outrage at a team "Running up the score" is a bizarre concept to me. It's more disrespectful to the beaten opponent to not play your hardest even when you're dominating the game. Playing your best is not equivalent to "sweeping the leg".

Also, what a complete and merciless obliteration of the opponent in a high-school match might look like:

Link
 
2012-11-16 09:04:46 AM  

PluckYew: When you lose by 88, can you really call them your "rival"? For there to be a rivalry, doesn't there have to be a chance that either team can win?


The schools can be rivals but not equal in all sports. HS rivals are usually geographic with overall roughly equal sports teams. One of the schools I went to always got crushed by our rival in football and girls basketball but we crushed them back in track and the rest were all really even.
 
2012-11-16 09:11:41 AM  

AustinFakir: Okay, they're better than you, that doesn't mean you miss every shot on purpose and agree with everything they say and dye your hair the exact same color as theirs. Fark that; go down fighting.


I assume they're trying to get their coach fired. Damn divas.
 
2012-11-16 10:47:26 AM  
I don't get it. They must have had 40+ possessions. You could jack 40 from half-court and hit ONE.

Was it that they weren't even coordinated enough to dribble the ball past the time line in under 10?

I would like to see how many shots they got off.

In other news, outside of intentionally fouling to stop the clock, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS RUNNING IT UP IN THE FIRST HALF.
 
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