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bballfan36

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Sportsmanship??
« on: February 05, 2006, 12:48:06 pm »
Friday night the Strong Lady Bulldogs played a conference game against the Norphlet Lady Leopards.  The starters played the first quarter and after the subs went scoreless for all of the second quarter, the coach put the starters back in for the last two minutes of the second half.  At halftime the score was 52-8.  Second half-starters never touch the floor, and the Lady Bulldogs win with a score of 65-30. 

Unbelievably, the Norphlet fans were screaming at the coach for playing the starters for a quarter and 2 minutes, going on and on about how unsportsmanlike her behavior was.  This was a conference game.  What do you think - is it really showing bad sportsmanship to allow the starters to play?  For the last 10 of 11 games, this has been the trend - starters play maybe a quarter.  This coach is known for playing the entire bench, when the game allows. 

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Re: Sportsmanship??
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2006, 12:57:56 pm »
Somethin similar happened at Hartford last night when we played Westside.. Our coach let the second string play the second quarter.. Then the W-side coach said that he was startin the bus back and leavin if he played the starters at all.. Of course our coach did in the 3rd quarter bc he woulda pressed.. I think the Unsportsman like conduct came from the other coach rather from ours.. Jus like Strong didnt do ne thing wrong.. Its a conference game and they should understand that they cant let a W slip away.. they need to secure it ne way possible...

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Re: Sportsmanship??
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2006, 01:38:50 pm »
If a coach only played his starters for 1 quarter and 2 minutes there is no way that is unsportsmanlike.It's not the coaches fault if the opposing team is that pathetic.She needs to get her starters some time on the floor.If the subs played more than starters then in my opinion she was being very kind.

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2006, 02:01:22 pm »
yeah i mean it's game night...im sure the starters need SOME PT right?

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Re: Sportsmanship??
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2006, 02:33:19 pm »
It's one thing to leave your starters in with a 30 pt. lead and pressing until late in the 4th qtr. and another thing to give your starters some pt.  Your starters need the playing time to get better, but how much better do you get when its a blowout?  Some coaches even leave a couple of starters in to help them "pad their stats" while subbing in two or three others.  I think this is also "bad sportsmanship" on the coaches part.  With 25-30 pt leads and the mercy rule in effect, why not make sure all of your players have an opportunity to play. But this is only my opinion, since I am a parent of a player who doesn't see much pt unless it is late in a "blowout".

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Re: Sportsmanship??
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2006, 03:19:04 pm »
I don't think that that is poor sportsmanship at all. If it was me I would tell them to take their 35pt loss home and be cheerful that they didn't get be by 60. 8)

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2006, 04:26:17 pm »
haha indeed. they shoulda done that anyway:)

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2006, 05:11:45 pm »
Friday nite a jr boys team had a 20 pt lead late 3rd or early 4th qtr.  The team in lead has all non-starters in the game and the trailer has his starters press the subs.  The other coach put a couple of starters back in, scored 6 straight and then removed them again.  The trailing coach subbed out also.

the moral of the story:  when someone calls off the dogs, don't sic your dogs on the puppies!

ColonelReb

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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2006, 10:12:16 pm »
awesome analogy

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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2006, 10:34:22 pm »
its a very good analogy.

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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2006, 11:32:22 pm »
Friday nite a jr boys team had a 20 pt lead late 3rd or early 4th qtr. The team in lead has all non-starters in the game and the trailer has his starters press the subs. The other coach put a couple of starters back in, scored 6 straight and then removed them again. The trailing coach subbed out also.

the moral of the story: when someone calls off the dogs, don't sic your dogs on the puppies!

Right on the money.

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Re: Sportsmanship??
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2006, 10:50:47 am »
Friday nite a jr boys team had a 20 pt lead late 3rd or early 4th qtr. The team in lead has all non-starters in the game and the trailer has his starters press the subs. The other coach put a couple of starters back in, scored 6 straight and then removed them again. The trailing coach subbed out also.

the moral of the story: when someone calls off the dogs, don't sic your dogs on the puppies!

Danville has had two different coaches press their subs when Danville took out the starters with a big lead in Jr. Girls. Coach Watson was nice enough to let a 25pt. lead get all the way down to about 14 or so and he never put any starters back in.

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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2006, 11:34:11 am »
...scrubs rule!

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Re: Sportsmanship??
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2006, 12:04:24 pm »
Same thing happend to us:
We played Magnet Cove one time and were winning by 20+ at the end of the third. Fourth quarter came around and we put in the guys who hadn't gotten to play all season. The MC coach left his starters in and pressed the whole time. They still ended up losing by 6 or so. I can understand wanting to win a game, but he should have just took the loss and subbed.

Just like Grandma used to say "Cheaters never win."

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Re: Sportsmanship??
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2006, 04:00:50 pm »
The Norphlet fans should feel lucky the team didn't play one coached by the guy in New York, who allowed his star player to put up 113 points against a very, very bad team. Earlier in the year this coach's team had won by 90-plus points. Ferguson at Strong does a very humane job coaching a spectacular team against clearly inferior opponents. I've seen football coaches do the same thing. The starters go up 28-0 in the first quarter, subs play all of the second quarter, then the starters play the first series of the third quarter. That's hardly running up a score or showing poor sportsmanship.

ColonelReb

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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2006, 04:51:33 pm »
or just playing a new D or something or running new offenses they've been trying to learn

wickawhat

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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2006, 04:59:02 pm »
Yeah I say let'em have it. The other night We were up 50-11 at halftime on Westside and I was telling all of our guys to hit 100 points. haha. If a team sucks....well it's not our fault.

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« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2006, 08:59:30 pm »
Gah ur mean.. I dont kno you...

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« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2006, 09:09:53 pm »
Strong is trying to get ready for another championship run. They can't do that if their starters don't get any playing time heading into the postseason. If the fans in Norphlet don't understand that, that's their fault. Coach Ferguson has gone out of her way to be nice to other teams in the conference. If Norphlet's parents don't want their little girls to be embarrassed, they should encourage them to work harder at basketball.
Perhaps having parents that whine and complain about somebody else being too good is part of the problem with the Lady Leopards' athletic program.


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« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2006, 09:41:15 pm »
exactly...gotta get the starters PT for another championship

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Re: Sportsmanship??
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2006, 09:42:38 pm »
Sounds to me like they would have gotten better experience by scrimmaging with their own second team.

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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2006, 09:43:14 pm »
hahah...well i wasn't gonna go that far

wickawhat

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Re: Sportsmanship??
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2006, 01:41:31 am »
Gah ur mean.. I dont kno you...

hahahaha yes you do....and gah is my word. Stop stealing my words. gah

Hartford_rox

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« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2006, 12:47:18 pm »
w/e your word is Goo.. not gah.. gah get it right idiot.. :)

ColonelReb

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« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2006, 04:02:35 pm »
googoo gah gah...all the same

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« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2006, 05:35:55 pm »
if i was strong, then the next time i played them i would try and beat them by the most amount of points i could. i would teach the other team to not whine and be glad they didnt get beat by 60.

ColonelReb

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« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2006, 10:20:11 pm »
be glad they didn't get beat by 70

Hartford_rox

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« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2006, 11:33:29 pm »
60, 70 all the same... :)

wickawhat

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« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2006, 01:14:44 am »
but 71....thats a whole nother ball park.

ColonelReb

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« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2006, 10:26:24 am »
if they meet again, i hope strong takes it to them and mercy rules them in the 1st QUARTER!

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« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2006, 10:41:56 am »
this thread has absolutely nothing to do with hackett's sportsmanship...or a team's sportsmanship...it's what strong did to whatever team they played...jacksmack

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« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2006, 12:10:02 am »
Im guessing something was deleted?

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Re: Sportsmanship??
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2006, 10:01:30 am »
Norphlet fans can get over that can of whoop Strong put on them. Lets face it pimps, the state championship runs through Strong & Hwy.82! If we(EUDORA LADY BADGERS & EVERYONE ELSE) dont get off our collective butts and start working 8 days a week, 730.5 days a year, then expect to get BLAMMED by a good team like the LADY BULLDAWGS. I seen them YOUNG JITTYBUGS beat the brakes off of Bergman last year! It didnt take me long to realize that if i wanted to be on center stage at the ARENA, then i got to do the thangs that Strong do to be at least on the court with them & being able to compete! KEEP IT PIMPIN!!!!!!

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« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2006, 10:05:01 am »
By the way, GO LADY BADGERS!!!!!!   

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« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2006, 10:53:49 am »
yeah someone named hackett_fan got on here and said hackett had good sportsmanship
Im guessing something was deleted?

 

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