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2012-11-21 12:26:55 AM  
From the reader comments:

Faith Baptist Bible's motto is "thou shall not guard".
 
2012-11-21 12:51:35 AM  
trying to tie a bible verse in with an nba jam "he's on fire!" quip
 
2012-11-21 12:56:41 AM  
I hope you enjoy being the gigantic fish in the minuscule pond, basketball player.
 
2012-11-21 01:35:43 AM  
media.theonion.com
 
2012-11-21 01:38:08 AM  
Who put the Spiffy tag on this abomination? -_o
 
2012-11-21 02:38:34 AM  
FTFA: "Of the 136 field goal attempts Grinnell had in the game, Taylor attempted 108 of them"

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2012-11-21 05:07:15 AM  
Lol. Another college basketball player who could destroy those NBA thugs who don't pass the ball. It's pretty sad that there are Division III teams that could beat NBA teams, because college basketball players practice their fundamentals and have heart, which is something those NBA thugs don't have.
 
2012-11-21 06:06:45 AM  
I went to Grinnell (class of '07). Nice to see the basketball team on fark.
 
2012-11-21 06:36:35 AM  
He's a chuckah
 
2012-11-21 06:55:15 AM  
I played against Grinnell in football, back in 1970. It was our homecoming (Beloit College). Before the game our cheerleaders were blowing up helium balloons. A Grinnell player and I were talking about it, and I took a "hit" of helium, and we had a good laugh at my Donald Duck. Then, to make matters more funner, when the game started I (a right tackle) found that the Grinnell player was my head-up opponent. All game long I kept trying to imitate my Donald Duck at the start of each play, we were laughing so hard we could hardly hit each other. It was a hoot, until I missed a block on a two point conversion on the last play of the game and we lost 22-21. I was not a particularly good right tackle so they made me a fullback. We sucked bad - the last game I played we lost to Coe 82-0. But it was at least fun to go to a college with good academics.
 
2012-11-21 07:06:16 AM  

Mike_LowELL: Lol. Another college basketball player who could destroy those NBA thugs who don't pass the ball. It's pretty sad that there are Division III teams that could beat NBA teams, because college basketball players practice their fundamentals and have heart, which is something those NBA thugs don't have.


1/10. You really should have pulled up "thugs" in the online thesaurus.
 
2012-11-21 07:10:54 AM  
Here it is of him doing it as a midget....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmP7p3FAOEQ
 
2012-11-21 07:22:15 AM  
And the Washington Generals have their new starting five!
 
2012-11-21 07:48:42 AM  
chucker
 
2012-11-21 07:50:41 AM  
27 of 71 3-pointers

For perspective, an NBA team will typically shoot about 70-80 shots in a game, and NBA games are longer.
 
2012-11-21 08:07:38 AM  
First thing I thought was "has to be Grinnell". They run an even faster version of the Paul Westhead offense and have broken a bunch of scoring records.
 
2012-11-21 08:08:46 AM  

Principal Clarinet: From the reader comments:

Faith Baptist Bible's motto is "thou shall not guardsteal".


It's right in the ten commandments.
 
2012-11-21 08:11:43 AM  
*checks story*
Not my alma mater.
 
2012-11-21 08:15:22 AM  
Lost in all of this is David Larson of Faith Baptist.

He was 34-44 with 70 points. That is some damn fine shooting.

Box Score
 
2012-11-21 08:15:38 AM  
Back in the day, we would have said that boy was "gunning".

...and that's NOT a good thing.
 
2012-11-21 08:15:42 AM  
Heard him interviewed late last night. He had been in a shooting slump going into the game and the plan from the beginning was to get him the ball. He had 58 at halftime and his coach and teammates told him to keep shooting.
 
2012-11-21 08:19:58 AM  
Box score:

Link

David Larson's line for Faith Baptist is pretty impressive: 34-44, 70 points
 
2012-11-21 08:20:13 AM  

Gunny Highway: Lost in all of this is David Larson of Faith Baptist.

He was 34-44 with 70 points. That is some damn fine shooting.

Box Score


That really sucks to score 70 in a game and not be noticed. And 34-44, that's awesome.
 
2012-11-21 08:21:07 AM  

Gunny Highway: Lost in all of this is David Larson of Faith Baptist.

He was 34-44 with 70 points. That is some damn fine shooting.

Box Score


Shakes tiny fist and goes back to bed
 
2012-11-21 08:21:49 AM  
The fix was definitely in. 2 little schools that wanted some media attention. Not the worst thing in the world, though.
 
2012-11-21 08:23:31 AM  

Gunny Highway: Lost in all of this is David Larson of Faith Baptist.

He was 34-44 with 70 points. That is some damn fine shooting.

Box Score


That's far more impressive.
 
2012-11-21 08:27:26 AM  
The team scored 179 points in 40 minutes and won by 75. Question their strategy if you must, but these are USA Dream Team rout of Nigeria-type numbers.
 
2012-11-21 08:29:37 AM  
The backlash has already started. People calling out the coach, the kid, the university. Saying that it is embarrassing for those who truly "love and honor the game". farking losers.
 
2012-11-21 08:30:01 AM  
So looking at the play by play.... they were up 50 with about 17min left in the game and hadn't yet scored 100 but somehow ended up with 176 as a team.

If this were the NBA I'd say keep pouring it on if you want you are all pros.
But this is DIII, why the bad sportsmanship? Are people in Iowa A-holes?
 
2012-11-21 08:33:18 AM  

SpikeStrip: trying to tie a bible verse in with an nba jam "he's on fire!" quip


He's on Fire and Brimstone?
 
2012-11-21 08:33:37 AM  
Wow, Faith Baptist had 49 turnovers, 29 of them steals. At some point you'd think they'd keep the ball away from those two starters who combined for 31 giveaways.
 
2012-11-21 08:34:13 AM  

Gunny Highway: The backlash has already started. People calling out the coach, the kid, the university. Saying that it is embarrassing for those who truly "love and honor the game". farking losers.


It's embarrassing to have that little respect for your opponent, the shot clock is 35 seconds in college (I think), why keep insanely pressing and running when you are up by so many points? What is the point other than to embarrass your opponent? Again, it's DIII pretty sure none of these kids even get scholarships, they are playing because they love playing basketball.
 
2012-11-21 08:39:53 AM  

ghall3: Gunny Highway: The backlash has already started. People calling out the coach, the kid, the university. Saying that it is embarrassing for those who truly "love and honor the game". farking losers.

It's embarrassing to have that little respect for your opponent, the shot clock is 35 seconds in college (I think), why keep insanely pressing and running when you are up by so many points? What is the point other than to embarrass your opponent? Again, it's DIII pretty sure none of these kids even get scholarships, they are playing because they love playing basketball.


Agree to disagree on the sportsmanship issue and you have no idea why the kids are playing.
 
2012-11-21 08:41:39 AM  
does anyone find it odd that 20 different players got minutes for Grinnell? They don't have 12-man roster limits in D3 or something?
 
2012-11-21 08:48:09 AM  

Gunny Highway: Agree to disagree on the sportsmanship issue


Explain to me how that is not an example of poor sportsmanship? To completely destroy an over-matched opponent like that? Unless there is some history here between the teams...and even then it is probably uncalled for

Gunny Highway: you have no idea why the kids are playing.


It's an educated guess based on my admittedly anecdotal evidence of knowing many D3 athletes, just about every single one of them played their respective sport because they enjoyed it and the competition. Otherwise they wouldn't be playing as their is no reward for it other than their own enjoyment.
 
2012-11-21 08:48:34 AM  

ghall3: Gunny Highway: The backlash has already started. People calling out the coach, the kid, the university. Saying that it is embarrassing for those who truly "love and honor the game". farking losers.

It's embarrassing to have that little respect for your opponent, the shot clock is 35 seconds in college (I think), why keep insanely pressing and running when you are up by so many points? What is the point other than to embarrass your opponent? Again, it's DIII pretty sure none of these kids even get scholarships, they are playing because they love playing basketball.


DIII, no scholarships

I'm surprised a player from Baptist Bible didn't try to break the guy's arm. . .that would have been better sportsmanship than gunning and running up the score.

108 shots in a 40 minute game, which he played 36, or once every 20 seconds.

Olfin Bedwere: David Larson's line for Faith Baptist is pretty impressive: 34-44, 70 points


Dave Larson, who should have broken this douche bag's arm, would scored 167 points if he would have taken as many 2 point shots as douche a'la douche did.
 
2012-11-21 08:49:17 AM  

SlothB77: does anyone find it odd that 20 different players got minutes for Grinnell? They don't have 12-man roster limits in D3 or something?


Not in DIII.
 
2012-11-21 09:00:44 AM  
I love watching the Grinnell system. No defense, jack up a three, line changes instead of substitutions.
 
2012-11-21 09:05:57 AM  

ghall3: Explain to me how that is not an example of poor sportsmanship? To completely destroy an over-matched opponent like that? Unless there is some history here between the teams...and even then it is probably uncalled for


That is their system. Run and gun and fill up the stat sheet. Maybe the coach should have called off the dogs at some point but I wouldnt want to get in the way to a kid playing like that.
 
2012-11-21 09:08:52 AM  
Not trying to sound like a 26 minute gym guy with my comment here (just trying to make a point), but I once scored 41 points in a game. This was a while back and it was in a very competitive park league. One of my opponents of the other team was a 6'3" guard that played D-II ball. I believe I took something like 25 shots or so on that game..

We lost the game 97-83 and I was surprised that I took that many shots. I had to work hard to get that many shots off. It also seemed like I was the only one shooting on my team, since my teammates were constantly looking for me. We still had a teammate that score around 18 or so.

Having said that, I don't know how you can take 108 shots in a game. That's almost 3 shots per minute... and he almost took 2 3-pt shots a minute. Going back to my game, I don't think I would be able to take 40 shots, even if my teammates just wanted me to shoot it every single time.  

/ Going to the gym in 26 minutes to shoot some hoops...
 
2012-11-21 09:09:53 AM  

Gunny Highway: That is their system. Run and gun and fill up the stat sheet. Maybe the coach should have called off the dogs at some point but I wouldnt want to get in the way to a kid playing like that.


I'm fine with their style, if that's how you play that's how you play. Once you have an insurmountable lead though slow it down, there is no excuse not to.

Also, the kid's stats aren't all that impressive in terms of percentages. I mean it is incredible to have the energy to shoot that many times in one game but aside from the stamina he, the coach, and the team just come off like a bunch of A-holes, but that's just me.
 
2012-11-21 09:16:00 AM  

ghall3: Gunny Highway: That is their system. Run and gun and fill up the stat sheet. Maybe the coach should have called off the dogs at some point but I wouldnt want to get in the way to a kid playing like that.

I'm fine with their style, if that's how you play that's how you play. Once you have an insurmountable lead though slow it down, there is no excuse not to.

Also, the kid's stats aren't all that impressive in terms of percentages. I mean it is incredible to have the energy to shoot that many times in one game but aside from the stamina he, the coach, and the team just come off like a bunch of A-holes, but that's just me.


Like I said earlier I think we need to agree to disagree. Dont have an issue with a team beating another team badly.

/Hope I play you in my next game
 
2012-11-21 09:18:21 AM  

Gunny Highway: That is their system. Run and gun and fill up the stat sheet. Maybe the coach should have called off the dogs at some point but I wouldnt want to get in the way to a kid playing like that.


Yeah thats the thing. Allowing him to play through that is probably the only way he can get his player and program attention on a national level. It's the best way to benefit their careers and far outweighs the detrimental risk of injury.

All for run and gun in basketball. Just not in professional sports.

/highschool team made it to states based on the philosophy that we outrun, outmaneuver, and dominate the hustle aspect for loose balls. Great season and made us feel accomplished.
 
2012-11-21 09:21:37 AM  
Who cares about a Div III basketball player, I want to know who the B1G is adding to the conference today.
 
2012-11-21 09:23:29 AM  

hugram: but I once scored 41 points in a game. This was a while back and it was in a very competitive park league.


first, 41 points in your random town's park league does not sound particularly impressive.

second, i think this is more of a CSB than a 26 minutes.
 
2012-11-21 09:24:34 AM  
48% from the field when 71 of your 108 (or whatever it was) reps are from outside the arc is pretty damn good.
 
2012-11-21 09:25:01 AM  
Guy makes 52 FGs and the team has 22 assists.

Guy takes 108 shots and can't squeeze in a single dime.
 
2012-11-21 09:25:08 AM  

thecpt: /highschool team made it to states based on the philosophy that we outrun, outmaneuver, and dominate the hustle aspect for loose balls. Great season and made us feel accomplished.


I have been on the receiving on of assbeating that make the Grinell/Faith Baptist game look tight. I never felt disrespected, never wanted to break anyone's arm, and never felt any ill will towards the guys on the other team.

/I would probably send that kid to the line.
//Lost 84-24 in a tournament
///Followed by a 96-17 loss
//Massachusetts and NY state champs are real good
/We were real bad
 
2012-11-21 09:32:13 AM  

Gunny Highway: Like I said earlier I think we need to agree to disagree. Dont have an issue with a team beating another team badly.


Being beat badly is fine, I'm not trying to make this an "everyone should win" argument. Running up the score as much as possible because you have a huge ego and want to be noticed is not fine though. It's the attention whore, "look at me and how awesome I am as I beat down this clearly inferior opponent!" aspect that I dislike.

For example, in the last 2min of the game, when they were up by 70 they added on another 10points. At that point, why aren't you running down the shot clock each possession so the game ends? Oh right you want attention, that's why.
 
2012-11-21 09:36:00 AM  
I can't fathom a game going at that pace. Not even on the Playstation.
 
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