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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 63
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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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