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(Salem Statesman-Journal)   Developmentally disabled high school basketball player gets put into final game by coach but misses several shots, leaving opposing team with in-bound pass as clock runs down. Hard to see what happens next due to large volume of dust in gym   (community.statesmanjournal.com) divider line 50
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2013-02-26 07:10:18 PM  
Wait, both teams had a retard?  He couldn't have made that turnover any worse on purpose; it is like he threw it right at him.
 
2013-02-26 08:15:49 PM  

Old Man Winter: Wait, both teams had a retard?  He couldn't have made that turnover any worse on purpose; it is like he threw it right at him.


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2013-02-26 09:39:31 PM  
Skip to 2:08, avoid the crappy "this is the same inspirational sports story we've ever told but we're too uncreative and talentless to come up with anything new" idiocy, watch about 5 seconds, move on.
 
2013-02-26 09:46:16 PM  
Meanwhile, in Washington DC
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2013-02-26 11:02:09 PM  

Old Man Winter: Wait, both teams had a retard?  He couldn't have made that turnover any worse on purpose; it is like he threw it right at him.


That, right there, is why I love Fark.
 
2013-02-26 11:10:11 PM  
Aww dammit. The dust.
 
2013-02-26 11:20:28 PM  
I didn't know Rudy played basketball
 
2013-02-26 11:21:25 PM  
he traveled.

/ducks
 
2013-02-26 11:23:56 PM  
Hot as a pistol
 
2013-02-26 11:27:25 PM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: he traveled.

/ducks

qph.cf.quoracdn.net

It's not a foul if it gets in the way of a great story.
 
2013-02-26 11:27:57 PM  
I can't believe this happened in a hell hole like El Paso. If it was a civilized place, that I could understand.
 
2013-02-26 11:33:32 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Skip to 2:08, avoid the crappy "this is the same inspirational sports story we've ever told but we're too uncreative and talentless to come up with anything new" idiocy, watch about 5 seconds, move on.


Now, now. At the :26 mark he says "yaaay" like the guy on Crank Yankers
 
2013-02-26 11:47:50 PM  

Fano: Pocket Ninja: Skip to 2:08, avoid the crappy "this is the same inspirational sports story we've ever told but we're too uncreative and talentless to come up with anything new" idiocy, watch about 5 seconds, move on.

Now, now. At the :26 mark he says "yaaay" like the guy on Crank Yankers


Oh god, that brings back memories.  In high school we had a huge mentally retarded kid in our gym class and somebody thought it was a good idea to let him join when we practiced archery.  Coach is showing some girl how to hold a bow, turns around, and this giant is pointing a loaded bow right at him, grinning.  Then the kid yells "Daggum my bubble gum!" and drops the bow.
 
2013-02-26 11:50:22 PM  
Did everyone get a participation award after the game?
 
2013-02-27 12:11:14 AM  
Mediablitz: Did everyone get a participation award after the game?

Except  you, who gets the troll award.

/ With the hope that all of your offspring are disabled.
 
2013-02-27 12:20:14 AM  

Old Man Winter: Wait, both teams had a retard?  He couldn't have made that turnover any worse on purpose; it is like he threw it right at him.


You know, I'm a sucker for sentimental stories but I always have something in reserve.  Thank you for making me laugh while it got dusty in here.
 
2013-02-27 12:21:45 AM  

Omnivorous: Mediablitz: Did everyone get a participation award after the game?

Except  you, who gets the troll award.

/ With the hope that all of your offspring are disabled.


Nykesha Sales approves
 
2013-02-27 01:09:35 AM  
I thought it was a cool story and a really nice gesture of the dude on the other team.
 
2013-02-27 01:15:00 AM  
I read something about this, but wasn't aware the kid was mentally retarded. I was thoroughly confused as to why they went out of their way to let this kid who sucked ass at basketball keep making shots. Now it makes more sense. The kid that threw the ball right at him was being interviewed saying "I was raised to treat others how I would want to be treated" and all I could think of was "You would want people to pander and condescend you to make you feel better about your inadequacies." Man, now I feel like an as... actually, no, I don't. It was their fault.
 
2013-02-27 01:35:11 AM  

Omnivorous: Mediablitz: Did everyone get a participation award after the game?

Except  you, who gets the troll award.

/ With the hope that all of your offspring are disabled.


LOL. I should have added "snowflake", so I could go full right winger...
 
2013-02-27 01:35:47 AM  

Omnivorous: Mediablitz: Did everyone get a participation award after the game?

Except  you, who gets the troll award.

/ With the hope that all of your offspring are disabled.


My daughter has MS. Feel better now?
 
2013-02-27 01:42:16 AM  
Is this where I'm supposed to admonish the home crowd to act like they've been there before for rushing the court?
 
2013-02-27 02:38:00 AM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: he traveled.

/ducks


I believe that is the LaMarcus Aldridge Rule.
 
2013-02-27 02:53:41 AM  

Fano: Omnivorous: Mediablitz: Did everyone get a participation award after the game?

Except  you, who gets the troll award.

/ With the hope that all of your offspring are disabled.

Nykesha Sales approves


The difference is in this case the other team has a good excuse for letting a retard shoot an uncontested layup.
 
2013-02-27 02:57:58 AM  

bahamasorbust: The difference is in this case the other team has a good excuse for letting a retard shoot an uncontested layup.


I don't think "retard" cool any more. Please use the politically correct term, "redditor."
 
2013-02-27 04:22:32 AM  

ParagonComplex: I read something about this, but wasn't aware the kid was mentally retarded. I was thoroughly confused as to why they went out of their way to let this kid who sucked ass at basketball keep making shots. Now it makes more sense. The kid that threw the ball right at him was being interviewed saying "I was raised to treat others how I would want to be treated" and all I could think of was "You would want people to pander and condescend you to make you feel better about your inadequacies." Man, now I feel like an as... actually, no, I don't. It was their fault.


Reminds me of this retch-inducing piece of glurge.

/If I couldn't do something to normal ability, I'd be fired. And I have been, because I couldn't.
//You know how you help disadvantaged people? Find out what they can do well, and encourage them to do that.
 
2013-02-27 05:23:43 AM  
It's funny cuz he's retarded.
 
2013-02-27 05:49:03 AM  
Dammit, Subby. Thanks for sharing.
Its good to see some kids raised right, like that one on the other team calling him out and inbounding to him.
 
2013-02-27 07:35:39 AM  

mediablitz: My daughter has MS. Feel better now?


The whole state?!
 
2013-02-27 08:00:14 AM  
I was expecting a dick post in the first few, but not 4 of the first 5.

Well done, kids!
 
2013-02-27 08:12:55 AM  
I am soooooo for this kind of thing. Going waaaay out of your way to help a retard, great.

But to help a typical person...hey FARK you, Average Joe. You ain't tarded, so go FARK yourself. Why should I help you any?

Average people should be treated like 2nd-class citizens.
 
2013-02-27 08:16:26 AM  

SevenizGud: I am soooooo for this kind of thing. Going waaaay out of your way to help a retard, great.

But to help a typical person...hey FARK you, Average Joe. You ain't tarded, so go FARK yourself. Why should I help you any?

Average people should be treated like 2nd-class citizens.


Extra sandy today, Sandy?  This is the second thread you've taken a dump on that I've seen in the last 5 minutes.  Let me go see if I can find more....
 
2013-02-27 08:21:35 AM  

mediablitz: Omnivorous: Mediablitz: Did everyone get a participation award after the game?

Except  you, who gets the troll award.

/ With the hope that all of your offspring are disabled.

My daughter has MS. Feel better now?


Still a better OS than Vista.
 
2013-02-27 09:00:13 AM  
Thanks subby. That was great.
 
2013-02-27 09:19:46 AM  
So basically the team has a retarded mascot that they all humor by letting make a shot.  I'm in a very pissy mood today in case its not apparent.
 
2013-02-27 09:22:28 AM  
Something like this happened in my town a while back. There was this kid with down syndrome who wanted to play high school football. They kept him on the team but would never play him. Last game of the season, they decided to run a play with him in as fullback to open a hole for the running back. But instead, they handed the ball off to him in a trick play. The other team saw this, and in the apparent spirit of sportsmanship, they seemed to let a lane open up for him to trundle through toward the end zone.

The only thing was, this other high school football team also had a kid with down syndrome on THEIR team, and he always wanted to be a hard-hitting defensive player. They had put him in on this particular play, knowing the other school had this in the playbook, He crushed this him at the 5 yard line sending the ball flying through the air.

Of course, what wasn't mentioned previously is that the offensive coordinator had decided to go full-retard (knowing no one ever does this) and had checked in his disabled tight-end who is in a breathing-straw driven electric wheel chair. He catches the ball and starts toward the end zone. Clearly excited in the moment and thus hyperventilating, he starts to slow down... just enough for the opposing safety, a young upstart freshman with those polio arm brace canes, to work his way over to that side of the field and stick one of them through the spokes of the wheel chair. Chair kid takes a spill, the ball is loose, and last I saw the kid with the arm braces was feverishly trying to bend over and pick it up, wobbling back and forth like that dude in Something About Mary while both teams patiently waited. Not a dry eye in the place.
 
2013-02-27 09:23:14 AM  

Pocket_Fisherman: So basically the team has a retarded mascot that they all humor by letting make a shot.  I'm in a very pissy mood today in case its not apparent.


do you realize if he had been born to beggars he'd have been left out in the cold to die?
 
2013-02-27 09:47:44 AM  

You Are All Sheep: Pocket_Fisherman: So basically the team has a retarded mascot that they all humor by letting make a shot.  I'm in a very pissy mood today in case its not apparent.

do you realize if he had been born to beggars he'd have been left out in the cold to die?


and?
 
2013-02-27 09:48:12 AM  
Sentimental hogwash! I bet they wouldn't have done it if the game had been on the line.
 
2013-02-27 09:53:17 AM  

WinoRhino: Something like this happened in my town a while back. There was this kid with down syndrome who wanted to play high school football. They kept him on the team but would never play him. Last game of the season, they decided to run a play with him in as fullback to open a hole for the running back. But instead, they handed the ball off to him in a trick play. The other team saw this, and in the apparent spirit of sportsmanship, they seemed to let a lane open up for him to trundle through toward the end zone.

The only thing was, this other high school football team also had a kid with down syndrome on THEIR team, and he always wanted to be a hard-hitting defensive player. They had put him in on this particular play, knowing the other school had this in the playbook, He crushed this him at the 5 yard line sending the ball flying through the air.

Of course, what wasn't mentioned previously is that the offensive coordinator had decided to go full-retard (knowing no one ever does this) and had checked in his disabled tight-end who is in a breathing-straw driven electric wheel chair. He catches the ball and starts toward the end zone. Clearly excited in the moment and thus hyperventilating, he starts to slow down... just enough for the opposing safety, a young upstart freshman with those polio arm brace canes, to work his way over to that side of the field and stick one of them through the spokes of the wheel chair. Chair kid takes a spill, the ball is loose, and last I saw the kid with the arm braces was feverishly trying to bend over and pick it up, wobbling back and forth like that dude in Something About Mary while both teams patiently waited. Not a dry eye in the place.


Not sure if serious.
 
2013-02-27 10:46:15 AM  
Look, I suck at sports. i'm playing hockey and am by far the worst player out there. I have terrible reflexes. People keep trying to be nice and force the pass to me. I really wish they'd stop.
 
2013-02-27 11:39:16 AM  
Omniverous gets caught with a faulty sarcasm meter, throws out a truly horrendous, nasty reply, then disappears?

What a man!
 
2013-02-27 12:22:30 PM  

WinoRhino: Something like this happened in my town a while back. There was this kid with down syndrome who wanted to play high school football. They kept him on the team but would never play him. Last game of the season, they decided to run a play with him in as fullback to open a hole for the running back. But instead, they handed the ball off to him in a trick play. The other team saw this, and in the apparent spirit of sportsmanship, they seemed to let a lane open up for him to trundle through toward the end zone.

The only thing was, this other high school football team also had a kid with down syndrome on THEIR team, and he always wanted to be a hard-hitting defensive player. They had put him in on this particular play, knowing the other school had this in the playbook, He crushed this him at the 5 yard line sending the ball flying through the air.

Of course, what wasn't mentioned previously is that the offensive coordinator had decided to go full-retard (knowing no one ever does this) and had checked in his disabled tight-end who is in a breathing-straw driven electric wheel chair. He catches the ball and starts toward the end zone. Clearly excited in the moment and thus hyperventilating, he starts to slow down... just enough for the opposing safety, a young upstart freshman with those polio arm brace canes, to work his way over to that side of the field and stick one of them through the spokes of the wheel chair. Chair kid takes a spill, the ball is loose, and last I saw the kid with the arm braces was feverishly trying to bend over and pick it up, wobbling back and forth like that dude in Something About Mary while both teams patiently waited. Not a dry eye in the place.


Greatest sports story never told
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-27 12:31:00 PM  
This is Fark, where pretty much everyone is a bastard. Why, then, am I expected to blubber all over myself every time an admin greens one of these "disabled kid gets put into basketball game" links?
 
2013-02-27 12:43:43 PM  
Sappy load of bollocks.
 
2013-02-27 01:07:54 PM  

Omnivorous: Mediablitz: Did everyone get a participation award after the game?

Except  you, who gets the troll award.

/ With the hope that all of your offspring are disabled.


Sort of relevant.
 
2013-02-27 02:15:45 PM  

WinoRhino: Something like this happened in my town a while back. There was this kid with down syndrome who wanted to play high school football. They kept him on the team but would never play him. Last game of the season, they decided to run a play with him in as fullback to open a hole for the running back. But instead, they handed the ball off to him in a trick play. The other team saw this, and in the apparent spirit of sportsmanship, they seemed to let a lane open up for him to trundle through toward the end zone.

The only thing was, this other high school football team also had a kid with down syndrome on THEIR team, and he always wanted to be a hard-hitting defensive player. They had put him in on this particular play, knowing the other school had this in the playbook, He crushed this him at the 5 yard line sending the ball flying through the air.

Of course, what wasn't mentioned previously is that the offensive coordinator had decided to go full-retard (knowing no one ever does this) and had checked in his disabled tight-end who is in a breathing-straw driven electric wheel chair. He catches the ball and starts toward the end zone. Clearly excited in the moment and thus hyperventilating, he starts to slow down... just enough for the opposing safety, a young upstart freshman with those polio arm brace canes, to work his way over to that side of the field and stick one of them through the spokes of the wheel chair. Chair kid takes a spill, the ball is loose, and last I saw the kid with the arm braces was feverishly trying to bend over and pick it up, wobbling back and forth like that dude in Something About Mary while both teams patiently waited. Not a dry eye in the place.


Okay, I'm going to go ahead and add you to my favorites list for that.
 
2013-02-27 03:34:32 PM  

IlGreven: Reminds me of this retch-inducing piece of glurge.

/If I couldn't do something to normal ability, I'd be fired. And I have been, because I couldn't.
//You know how you help disadvantaged people? Find out what they can do well, and encourage them to do that.


What the hell kind of a name is "Shaya"? See, a story like the one in that link is way more meaningful than this stupid basketball retardation. Firstly, it was baseball which isn't a real sport anyway so what does it really matter who wins or loses. Secondly, there were younger kids involved which is a greater example of a triumph of humanity at work. Thirdly, they actually went out of their way to help the kid that knew nothing about baseball instead of pandering to some retard who just sucked ass at it. That link kinda got me dusty.
 
2013-02-27 04:33:59 PM  

WhyKnot: I thought it was a cool story and a really nice gesture of the dude on the other team.


And a spontaneous act at that. That makes it that much cooler, especially at this age.
 
2013-02-27 06:31:29 PM  

oryx: Sentimental hogwash!


Sentimental hogwash!

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Sentimental hogwash!

Sentimental hogwash!

Sentimental hogwash!

Sentimental hogwash!

Sentimental hogwash!

I too am in a pissy mood today and am sick of this feelgood shiat
 
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