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(KSDK St. Louis)   Bad: Season-ending knee injury. Worse: Right before the big game against your top rival high school. Awesome: Opposing team's coach tells his players to stand down so you can score one final basket for the season   (ksdk.com) divider line 60
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2014-02-26 12:06:54 AM  
Hat-tip to the coach from Fox HS.  Classy move indeed!
 
2014-02-26 12:22:09 AM  
fta "Sometimes, it's the right thing to do," Coach Donald said.

At the opening tip-off, no less. That, ladies and gentlemen, is sportsmanship.
 
2014-02-26 01:16:17 AM  
Nicely done.
 
2014-02-26 07:45:41 AM  
I don't get it.  When I'm injured, the frustration doesn't stem from a lack of success, but an inability to challenge.  Paving a path for me doesn't really change the equation.
 
2014-02-26 07:47:03 AM  
Asterisk!
 
2014-02-26 07:48:51 AM  
Don't tell Bill Dauterive.
 
2014-02-26 07:49:22 AM  
So who the hell won the game and was it close?

And did everyone get trophies including the fans so they wouldn't feel left out?
 
2014-02-26 07:49:31 AM  

dragonchild: I don't get it.  When I'm injured, the frustration doesn't stem from a lack of success, but an inability to challenge.  Paving a path for me doesn't really change the equation.


Uh huh. These kinds of stories are more inspiring when there's a mentally-challenged person involved.
 
2014-02-26 07:51:16 AM  

dragonchild: I don't get it.  When I'm injured, the frustration doesn't stem from a lack of success, but an inability to challenge.  Paving a path for me doesn't really change the equation.


ditto - Gee coach, thanks for the pity basket.
 
2014-02-26 07:52:01 AM  

dragonchild: I don't get it.  When I'm injured, the frustration doesn't stem from a lack of success, but an inability to challenge.  Paving a path for me doesn't really change the equation.


I think it being Senior Night was the big thing.  She just wanted to be a part of it and appreciated the gesture.

Not disagreeing with your sentiment, though.  I just think this was an exception to it.
 
2014-02-26 07:54:17 AM  
I wish my boss would have allowed me to score one more paycheck when I got injured.
 
2014-02-26 07:56:55 AM  
Oh it was a girls team, now it makes sense.
 
2014-02-26 07:58:22 AM  
Don't you patronize me!

/seriously, don't
 
2014-02-26 07:58:35 AM  
I'm sure the fundamentals were good for the remainder of the game.
 
2014-02-26 08:04:56 AM  
Seeing as it was a girls game40% chance she scored on the wrong basket.

/happened all the time at my high school
 
2014-02-26 08:07:52 AM  
www.3click.tv
 
2014-02-26 08:14:12 AM  
This shiat's really played out now.
 
2014-02-26 08:14:27 AM  
Meh. That player must really be proud to score uncontested.
 
2014-02-26 08:26:09 AM  
Her knee looks fine to me.
 
2014-02-26 08:26:11 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: I feel sorry for the people here who cannot understand the nature of this gesture. Maybe, one day, when they grow up, they will finally understand it.

/not likely - but I can dream.


Please tell us what this gesture means and how it improves the lives of those involved
 
2014-02-26 08:30:15 AM  
HindiDiscoMonster


I feel sorry for the people here who cannot understand the nature of this gesture. Maybe, one day, when they grow up, they will finally understand it.

Taking a dive is no noble... lulz ok.

How proud she must be for making a single basket when she's the only one on the court. *pins a "participated" medal no her jersey*
 
2014-02-26 08:30:35 AM  

Notabunny: fta "Sometimes, it's the right thing to do," Coach Donald said.

At the opening tip-off, no less. That, ladies and gentlemen, is sportsmanship.


Yeah, I was thinking that he had done this at the end of the game when the outcome was not in doubt.  Doing it at the opening tipoff made the injured girls' points actually meaningful.  My hat's off to the coach and players.
 
2014-02-26 08:31:03 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: I feel sorry for the people here who cannot understand the nature of this gesture. Maybe, one day, when they grow up, they will finally understand it.

/not likely - but I can dream.


Just wondering, but were you born post 1990? Because in my mind, you wore a bike helmet with your training wheels, and were given lot's of participation medal for your precious little snowflake endeavors.
 
2014-02-26 08:39:11 AM  

nunyadang: HindiDiscoMonster: I feel sorry for the people here who cannot understand the nature of this gesture. Maybe, one day, when they grow up, they will finally understand it.

/not likely - but I can dream.

Just wondering, but were you born post 1990? Because in my mind, you wore a bike helmet with your training wheels, and were given lot's of participation medal for your precious little snowflake endeavors.


I was in college in 1990 and I don't see the problem with this.  Mainly because it's senior night.  She worked hard (presumably) all four years, and was a key part of the team.  The gesture allowed her to hear her name in the starting lineup one more time.  The basket allowed her to show up in the box score (do people still cut out newspaper articles? I did), but likely had no significant impact on the game's outcome.  I bet the opposing team felt like they had done something charitable and kind, so it probably did them some good as well.  With all the dick moves we hear about constantly from coaches and players these days, I don't mind hearing stories like this one once in a while.
 
2014-02-26 08:47:31 AM  
Well, they no can dunk, but good fundamentals. More fun to watch that way.
 
2014-02-26 08:55:43 AM  
Just Awesome
 
2014-02-26 08:56:17 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: [thriftytexan.com image 169x300]

/Cheap at Wally world.
//Damn... only 3 so far.... still early I suppose.


Ahhh, so you were trolling.

No but hurt here, far too minor of an occurrence. I do think it is a silly fad though to let injured players score uncontested.
 
2014-02-26 08:56:26 AM  

The Muthaship: nunyadang: HindiDiscoMonster: I feel sorry for the people here who cannot understand the nature of this gesture. Maybe, one day, when they grow up, they will finally understand it.

/not likely - but I can dream.

Just wondering, but were you born post 1990? Because in my mind, you wore a bike helmet with your training wheels, and were given lot's of participation medal for your precious little snowflake endeavors.

I was in college in 1990 and I don't see the problem with this.  Mainly because it's senior night.  She worked hard (presumably) all four years, and was a key part of the team.  The gesture allowed her to hear her name in the starting lineup one more time.  The basket allowed her to show up in the box score (do people still cut out newspaper articles? I did), but likely had no significant impact on the game's outcome.  I bet the opposing team felt like they had done something charitable and kind, so it probably did them some good as well.  With all the dick moves we hear about constantly from coaches and players these days, I don't mind hearing stories like this one once in a while.


Agreed.  And it's not like the pros don't do this.  Favre took a dive so Strahan could get a record that would go in to the NFL record books.  And now Strahan is a HOFer and Favre will be.  But by all means, biatch about some sportsmanship in a meaningless HS game.

This was a farking girls HS game in Jefferson County MO.  I feel sorry for the people on here who don't get that the gesture is important to the girl who was injured and the coach on the other team.  Of course those same people probably enjoy watching seeing HS games where the score is 85-4.
 
2014-02-26 09:11:00 AM  

Fenwick3: Her knee looks fine to me.


That was my first thought as well. What horrible knee injury did she suffer?
 
2014-02-26 09:14:03 AM  
Asterisk, asterisk!!!
 
2014-02-26 09:16:09 AM  
*reads story, gets warm fuzzies*

Faith in humanity restored!

*reads Fark thread*

Well, that didn't last long.
 
2014-02-26 09:16:12 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: nunyadang: HindiDiscoMonster: [thriftytexan.com image 169x300]

/Cheap at Wally world.
//Damn... only 3 so far.... still early I suppose.

Ahhh, so you were trolling.

No but hurt here, far too minor of an occurrence. I do think it is a silly fad though to let injured players score uncontested.

I think the whole everybody is a winner is a silly fad... turns everyone into a special snowflake and doesn't prepare them for the real world.


Ok, trying to follow the logic, giving kids medals kids did not earn to make them feel special is bad, but allowing the snowflake in this story to score a basket she did not earn to make her feel like specail is OK?

is there a sliding snowflake scale somewhere?
 
2014-02-26 09:20:52 AM  
ALL THIS GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP IS RUINING SPORTS!!!
 
2014-02-26 10:11:48 AM  
A couple things about this:

"She was an integral part of the team and it let her hear her name in the starting lineup..."  There's also someone who was an integral part of the team (her backup) that didn't get to hear her name as a starter this one time.  As someone who played a key part over four years a single basket doesn't make much difference.  Someone who rode the pine who gets a single basket takes much more away from it.

There was a thing that was similar a couple years ago on Fark where a girl was a basket (or a rebound) away from setting a record.  She was injured and the other team let her get that record because "she worked for it".  What about the person that had the record previously?  You have to think that person worked for it, too?

This reminds me about conversations about running up the score.  There is a difference between letting off the gas, and just not playing anymore.  From a personal standpoint I would rather get shut-out 6-0 than have a team pity us and lose 5-1.  You can back off without giving up.  You stop the full court press, but you don't stop playing defense.  It is more disrespectful to pity a team than to destroy them.

Lastly this story is completely different from stories about someone with a disability.  For someone with a disability hitting a few three pointers in a HS game it is a big event.  For someone with 1000 lifetime points, 2 points don't mean shiat.
 
2014-02-26 10:18:10 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: I feel sorry for the people here who cannot understand the nature of this gesture. Maybe, one day, when they grow up, they will finally understand it.


On the contrary, I think if you understand this gesture it's because you haven't grown up.

Last time I played a pick-up game of soccer and we got a PK, I suggested we let the little kid do it.  On our team I think there were foot-and-a-half, 50-pound and ten-year differences between the grade-schooler and the second youngest guy, probably in HS.  Everyone just shrugged and let him kick it.  It was easily blocked.  I don't remember what the final score was, but the kid was running around grinning.

I also remember that last season an FBS school gave their tiny-mite scout team RB (the guy was something like 4 and a half feet) some play time during their last season game.  The run was stuffed.

I get that the injured girl's coach put her on the court.  I'm baffled by the "here you go, free points" bit.

bluenote13: Favre took a dive so Strahan could get a record that would go in to the NFL record books.


Which makes the record meaningless, and the gesture was rightly criticized.
 
2014-02-26 10:20:13 AM  

gfid: So who the hell won the game and was it close?

And did everyone get trophies including the fans so they wouldn't feel left out?


So you didn't finish the video?
 
2014-02-26 10:21:51 AM  

The Muthaship: dragonchild: I don't get it.  When I'm injured, the frustration doesn't stem from a lack of success, but an inability to challenge.  Paving a path for me doesn't really change the equation.

I think it being Senior Night was the big thing.  She just wanted to be a part of it and appreciated the gesture.

Not disagreeing with your sentiment, though.  I just think this was an exception to it.


Yep. If it had been a quarter they took it easy on her, that would be different, it was supposed to be her night in the spotlight, so they gave her the spotlight for just a second, long enough to show her some appreciation and remind her why she played...
 
2014-02-26 10:36:15 AM  

The Muthaship: nunyadang: HindiDiscoMonster: I feel sorry for the people here who cannot understand the nature of this gesture. Maybe, one day, when they grow up, they will finally understand it.

/not likely - but I can dream.

Just wondering, but were you born post 1990? Because in my mind, you wore a bike helmet with your training wheels, and were given lot's of participation medal for your precious little snowflake endeavors.

I was in college in 1990 and I don't see the problem with this.  Mainly because it's senior night.  She worked hard (presumably) all four years, and was a key part of the team.  The gesture allowed her to hear her name in the starting lineup one more time.  The basket allowed her to show up in the box score (do people still cut out newspaper articles? I did), but likely had no significant impact on the game's outcome.  I bet the opposing team felt like they had done something charitable and kind, so it probably did them some good as well.  With all the dick moves we hear about constantly from coaches and players these days, I don't mind hearing stories like this one once in a while.


It had a potential impact, though... Since the coach did this on the opening tipoff, he was taking the chance the whole game that this could be the deciding basket, which makes it even a cooler gesture.
 
2014-02-26 10:36:48 AM  
Nykesha Sales is not impressed.
 
2014-02-26 10:42:43 AM  

Mikey1969: Since the coach did this on the opening tipoff, he was taking the chance the whole game that this could be the deciding basket, which makes it even a cooler gesture.


Hopefully the girl in question's team let the other team have an uncontested one to make it even.
 
2014-02-26 11:01:25 AM  
Footnote: Fox wins 47-33 despite spotting Windsor a 2-0 lead.  Partial box score
 
2014-02-26 11:10:41 AM  

SeaMan Stainz: I wish my boss would have allowed me to score one more paycheck when I got injured.



Note to self: Netiher Kobe Bryant nor JD Drew cruises Fark under the moniker SeaMan Stainz
 
2014-02-26 11:33:35 AM  
Student has career-ending injury at 18...... what career?

Also, what was the injury?
 
2014-02-26 11:44:02 AM  
Makes me feel all funny inside.

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The sports thing and the Dad back from the war in a box/costume/behind a curtain....so we can watch the kids cry....both of these make me feel.....something.  Not sure....not female....I think they are feelings.
 
2014-02-26 12:23:06 PM  
ts2.mm.bing.net
Dose not approve.
 
2014-02-26 01:09:48 PM  
And right on cue, plenty of the fark misogynists. I can always count on you guys!
 
2014-02-26 01:18:15 PM  
A nice gesture. A tribute to someone who played hard for 4 years. Good job to both teams.
 
2014-02-26 01:25:34 PM  

mjbok: A couple things about this:

"She was an integral part of the team and it let her hear her name in the starting lineup..."  There's also someone who was an integral part of the team (her backup) that didn't get to hear her name as a starter this one time.  As someone who played a key part over four years a single basket doesn't make much difference.  Someone who rode the pine who gets a single basket takes much more away from it.

There was a thing that was similar a couple years ago on Fark where a girl was a basket (or a rebound) away from setting a record.  She was injured and the other team let her get that record because "she worked for it".  What about the person that had the record previously?  You have to think that person worked for it, too?

This reminds me about conversations about running up the score.  There is a difference between letting off the gas, and just not playing anymore.  From a personal standpoint I would rather get shut-out 6-0 than have a team pity us and lose 5-1.  You can back off without giving up.  You stop the full court press, but you don't stop playing defense.  It is more disrespectful to pity a team than to destroy them.

Lastly this story is completely different from stories about someone with a disability.  For someone with a disability hitting a few three pointers in a HS game it is a big event.  For someone with 1000 lifetime points, 2 points don't mean shiat.


Wow - you're kind of a douchebag.  Actually the more I think about it, I realize you're a full fledged douchebag.
 
2014-02-26 01:32:41 PM  
Americans can't even get COMPETITIVE sport right anymore. Let that sink in.
 
2014-02-26 01:34:53 PM  
H31N0US

ALL THIS GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP IS RUINING SPORTS!!!

You have it bassackwards ...again... Good sportsmanship isn't letting the other guy score, it's handling things like an adult when the don't go your way. But here's your participation medal. Be proud you posted.
 
2014-02-26 01:43:59 PM  

Into the blue again: And right on cue, plenty of the fark misogynists. I can always count on you guys!


Quit crybagging like a broad for goodness sakes. Its embarrassing
 
2014-02-26 02:28:29 PM  

marius2: Student has career-ending injury at 18...... what career?


High school basketball career, and since she apparently didn't play her entire senior year, probably any chance for a college career, too.

Also, what was the injury?

Knee injury. Probably blew out an ACL or something, which will sideline you for a whole season.
 
2014-02-26 02:32:32 PM  

marius2: Student has career-ending injury at 18...... what career?

Also, what was the injury?


The local paper had a story about it.  She tore the ACL and MCL in her knee if I recall.  For a pro or college athlete it might be a year or so rehab (less if you are Adrian Peterson) but for a high school girl, who is not already an elite athlete, the normal rehab time to be able to play competitive sports is likely somewhere between 14-18 months or more.  Knowing the area pretty well I would guess she has/had an athletic scholarship to one of the numerous junior colleges around Windsor HS.  Also, knowing the programs at those schools a bit, I would guess the scholarship is gone by now.

I am curious for all the people biatching about this, if that was your daughter or son who got injured right before their last game,  would you not be happy the other team let them score a basket on senior night or would you sit your kid down and say 'Too bad, next time don't get hurt.  Those are the breaks and stop crying about it.'?
 
2014-02-26 02:37:11 PM  

bluenote13: I am curious for all the people biatching about this, if that was your daughter or son who got injured right before their last game,  would you not be happy the other team let them score a basket on senior night or would you sit your kid down and say 'Too bad, next time don't get hurt.  Those are the breaks and stop crying about it.'?


You seem to be unfamiliar with the hard core, no excuses, eat what you kill, tough loving, law of the jungle adherents of Fark.

Mercy is for the weak.

/now get in there and sweep the leg.
 
2014-02-26 02:45:39 PM  
bluenote13:
or would you sit your kid down and say 'Too bad, next time don't get hurt.  Those are the breaks and stop crying about it.'?

As the father of two basketball playing children, yes.
 
2014-02-26 02:48:15 PM  

bluenote13: marius2: Student has career-ending injury at 18...... what career?

Also, what was the injury?

The local paper had a story about it.  She tore the ACL and MCL in her knee if I recall.  For a pro or college athlete it might be a year or so rehab (less if you are Adrian Peterson) but for a high school girl, who is not already an elite athlete, the normal rehab time to be able to play competitive sports is likely somewhere between 14-18 months or more.  Knowing the area pretty well I would guess she has/had an athletic scholarship to one of the numerous junior colleges around Windsor HS.  Also, knowing the programs at those schools a bit, I would guess the scholarship is gone by now.

I am curious for all the people biatching about this, if that was your daughter or son who got injured right before their last game,  would you not be happy the other team let them score a basket on senior night or would you sit your kid down and say 'Too bad, next time don't get hurt.  Those are the breaks and stop crying about it.'?


If she wanted the gift basket, I would support her. But I like to think my daughter would say, "Dad, nothing was ever given to me. I worked hard for every thing I've ever earned on the court. I'm going to say 'thanks, but no thanks' to the handout."
 
2014-02-26 03:05:06 PM  

bluenote13: marius2: Student has career-ending injury at 18...... what career?

Also, what was the injury?

The local paper had a story about it.  She tore the ACL and MCL in her knee if I recall.  For a pro or college athlete it might be a year or so rehab (less if you are Adrian Peterson) but for a high school girl, who is not already an elite athlete, the normal rehab time to be able to play competitive sports is likely somewhere between 14-18 months or more.  Knowing the area pretty well I would guess she has/had an athletic scholarship to one of the numerous junior colleges around Windsor HS.  Also, knowing the programs at those schools a bit, I would guess the scholarship is gone by now.

I am curious for all the people biatching about this, if that was your daughter or son who got injured right before their last game,  would you not be happy the other team let them score a basket on senior night or would you sit your kid down and say 'Too bad, next time don't get hurt.  Those are the breaks and stop crying about it.'?


Another STL area Farker in our midst?  :D
 
2014-02-26 04:11:49 PM  

bluenote13: I am curious for all the people biatching about this, if that was your daughter or son who got injured right before their last game, would you not be happy the other team let them score a basket on senior night or would you sit your kid down and say 'Too bad, next time don't get hurt. Those are the breaks and stop crying about it.'?


No, I'd say, "Let's focus on the future because there's plenty of it and this injury doesn't change that," but good way to offer a false choice AND be a completely ignorant douche about it.
 
2014-02-26 04:44:44 PM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Wow - you're kind of a douchebag. Actually the more I think about it, I realize you're a full fledged douchebag.


Thanks.  Not saying you're wrong, but I don't see where you can get it from this particular post.  I stated that starting one last game (for someone who has started tons) means less than starting a game for someone that has started none.  Don't think that's particularly douchey.

I said that giving someone a free basket (or rebound) to set a record is unfair to the person who set the existing record.  Again, not seeing the doucehyness.

Said running the score up is less disrespectful than giving up, purely a personal opinion.

Lastly I said that a few three pointers for someone with a disability means more to someone as a life event than a pity basket for someone with a career of playing.

Where is the douchey statement in there?

//Not denying douchebag status.
 
2014-02-26 07:45:15 PM  

ChrisDe: bluenote13: marius2: Student has career-ending injury at 18...... what career?

Also, what was the injury?

The local paper had a story about it.  She tore the ACL and MCL in her knee if I recall.  For a pro or college athlete it might be a year or so rehab (less if you are Adrian Peterson) but for a high school girl, who is not already an elite athlete, the normal rehab time to be able to play competitive sports is likely somewhere between 14-18 months or more.  Knowing the area pretty well I would guess she has/had an athletic scholarship to one of the numerous junior colleges around Windsor HS.  Also, knowing the programs at those schools a bit, I would guess the scholarship is gone by now.

I am curious for all the people biatching about this, if that was your daughter or son who got injured right before their last game,  would you not be happy the other team let them score a basket on senior night or would you sit your kid down and say 'Too bad, next time don't get hurt.  Those are the breaks and stop crying about it.'?

If she wanted the gift basket, I would support her. But I like to think my daughter would say, "Dad, nothing was ever given to me. I worked hard for every thing I've ever earned on the court. I'm going to say 'thanks, but no thanks' to the handout."


I don't understand why anyone would begrudge or criticize any kid who accepts this kind of offer. It's one thing if it's an incident that has the potential of spoiling the kid into thinking she can get whatever she wants, like if the non-athletic Prom Queen got to shoot the basket. This clearly isn't a case of, "She's getting a freebie, she's going to expect that for the rest of her life."  This involved a girl who worked hard and was successful as a result, only to see her high school career end suddenly because of a devastating injury.  So she gets one final recognition (and as a former, mediocre high school athlete, I can tell you that playing on Senior Night was a night I have not forgotten or will ever forget) and gets to score one final basket.  It's a feelgood story, and kudos to all involved for making it happen. It gives the girl a lifetime memory of happiness, rather than one of devastation.
 
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