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(Palm Beach Post)   Basketball coach fired, accused of running up score (67-11)   ( divider line
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5322 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Dec 2001 at 9:25 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-12-10 12:29:04 PM  
Quadraton - Faxing black sheets isnt racial, it eats up the toner in the fax machine. In some places its considered illegal to do that....
2001-12-10 12:35:46 PM  
anybody else notice the humor in the qoute....

Hopefully everyone will rebound.

i couldn't get past that one....
2001-12-10 01:03:38 PM  
*sniff sniff* I smell wrongful dismissal lawsuit.
2001-12-10 01:16:14 PM  
Way back... when I was in high school, we had a team that was ahead like 75-8 at the 1/2, and the other coached biatched. Our coach let the guys from the jazz band play the second half (without substituting), and we still won with like 104-55 or something. Farking hilarious!

I'm not much into crushing an opponent, but I know from having my ass handed to me a couple of times that next time I was much more prepared, and trained twice as hard. A few times I even won later, since the other person had gotten overconfident.
2001-12-10 01:50:26 PM  
"Out of 14 questions, you got [blank space here] correct for a percent score of 0."

Whew, that was tough. It took a couple of tries to get every one wrong.

Inspired idea, though, comparing these two twisted farks through a quiz format. The similarity between them had occured to me after last week's jaw-dropper:

"To those ... who scare peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty, my message is this: your tactics only aid terrorists, for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve. They give ammunition to America's enemies and pause to America's friends"-- Ashcroft

I would submit that the sentiment behind this quote is more frightening than anything ever attributed to McCarthy. Especially when it is noted that the quote seems not the result of ill-advised ad-libbing on the part of the Attorney General, but entirely scripted, and in perfect lock-step with these other chestnuts of recent vintage:

"It is therefore urgent that all Americans be quiet, stop asking questions, accept the orders of authorities, and let us get on with the important work of defending liberty, so that America can continue to be a beacon of freedom to all the world."--Donald Rumsfeld

"Now is not the time for such divisive, destructive things as dialogue and debate. Now is not the time for, 'My opinion is just as valid as yours,' and 'What are my country's leaders doing and why?' and 'I have a question, Mr. President.' Now is the time for one thing and one thing only: The defense of the American democratic ideal. Any and all who disagree with this directive, or who have different ideas about how it should be accomplished, should learn to shut their mouths."--John McCain

"...all Americans -- not just outspoken talk-show hosts like Bill Maher -- must watch what they say. Now more than ever, if we want to protect democracy for future generations, it is vital that nobody speak out about the issues of the day. We must all do our patriotic duty to protect our country's great ideals and we have to be careful about what opinions we express if we are to defend our Constitution, a sacred document behind which all Americans must stand united as one." --Ari Fleischer

The parallels to the way the Reichstag's burning was parlayed into carte blanche for the Nazis to enact their agenda unhindered are not even particularly subtle.
2001-12-10 01:52:07 PM  
Ha. Just noticed what I did. Classic.

I'll be moving along now.

Shame about that coach, eh...?
2001-12-10 01:55:31 PM  
farking bullshiat! If anyone gets a valid email for the putz responsible, make sure you post it. I mean, what's the coach supposed to to, play 3 players or something?! Sheeshia

tigger When did the Rams trade for Favre?
2001-12-10 02:13:48 PM  
Generic e-mail contact for the Wellington High School:

Websites for principal, assistant principal..etc:

Phone Number:

School Board Contact:
2001-12-10 02:49:25 PM  
YEAH! Fark them GOOOD!!
2001-12-10 02:53:19 PM  
Ahh, I uses all the toner. Makes sense. I withdraw my objection :)
2001-12-10 03:12:57 PM  
It would be funny if this story made the national news tonight. It's happened before.
2001-12-10 03:47:10 PM  
Got my email sent to t21­91­we­s[nospam-﹫-backwards]lia­me­*palm­beach*k12­*fl*us

Thanks V!
2001-12-10 04:07:48 PM  
Everyone agrees... WOW

This is a first
2001-12-10 04:19:18 PM  
The LSU fight song actually tells the team "you've got to... run up the score."
2001-12-10 05:24:04 PM  
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2001-12-11 03:06:22 PM  
I played a lot of team sports from childhood through to whenever. When we had the other team on the ropes, we put the hammer down. That's what we were taught. The first time I asked, "Why, when we've got them so obviously beaten, do we then proceed to really do a number on 'em?" The coach came back with, "Because, when you get into a really tight game with a tough opponent, you'll dig won't take your foot off the pedal." And so it goes with life.

Not necessarily to win, but to keep giving it your best ALL the time.

This principal doesn't GET it. Pity...but that's who's in charge these days.
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