Originally Posted by Deepred05
They could have "let" the other team score a couple of goals. Saw a Real Sports segment where the opposing team let a handicapped player shoot a goal. Isn't that what sportsmanship is supposed to be?
How is it showing "sportsmanship" to take pity on an opposing team and let the other team score? What message is THAT sending: "Sorry, we know you suck really badly, so here -- take a couple meaningless layups and see if you can make a few shots when we're not trying?" Same deal with just sitting on the ball, running the four corners and not shooting -- it's just pitying and pathetic to the opposition.
Really, the truly sportsman-like way to handle this situation would've been for the coach at the Covenant school to go to the other school's coach and ask them to forfeit after 1 quarter or the first half once it became obvious that the game was out of hand.