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Would Jesus Run Up the Score?


I’m not taking a position on whether or not the coach should have been fired, but I do have to wonder what a “Christlike” margin of victory would have been:

The coach of a Texas high school basketball team that beat another team 100-0 was fired Sunday, the same day he sent an e-mail to a newspaper saying he will not apologize “for a wide-margin victory when my girls played with honor and integrity.”

On its Web site last week, the Covenant School of Dallas, a private Christian school, posted a statement regretting the outcome of its Jan. 13 shutout win over Dallas Academy. “It is shameful and an embarrassment that this happened. This clearly does not reflect a Christlike and honorable approach to competition,” said the statement, signed by Kyle Queal, head of school, and board chair Todd Doshier.

Covenant coach Micah Grimes, who has been criticized for letting the game get so far out of hand, made it clear in the e-mail Sunday to The Dallas Morning News that he does not agree with his school’s assessment.

Open to suggestions in comments regarding the positions that Buddha, Moses, Mohammad, and Richard Dawkins might have re: running up the score. Also curious as to thoughts on doctrinal differences between Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox approaches to 100-0 shutouts in women’s high school basketball.

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