Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Much is made about all of the wonderful lesson a child learns when playing competitive sports. I'm not one to buy into all the nonsense as I see how those lessons influence our professional sports teams. So many of the sports headlines I find disappointing at best.

Despite that fact, I decided against posting anything about the Christian School that destroyed a small, private school (100-0) whose expertise is in disabilities. I just didn't have the heart.

That changed not 10 minutes ago when I read a story about the coach (Micah Grimes), who has since been fired. The coach's own words have compelled me to write. In a statement he allegedly published on flightbasketball.com, Grimes said the following, among other things:

"Although a wide-margin victory is never evidence of compassion, my girls played with honor and integrity and showed respect to Dallas Academy. We honor God, ourselves, and our families when we step on the court to compete."

I've often said that there is no such thing as a Christian politician. I am wondering if I need to add "coach" to that statement. No, I don't think so. But it does go to show you that just because someone claims Christ does not mean that there actions are Christian. How he thinks he honors God, his school or his team with such actions is beyond me.

I think the most angering part is that the coach is so arrogant about it all. Later in his statement, he claims he is leaving his job with integrity; he is mistaken.

The Christian school got it right when they posted strong remarks rebuking the behavior on their homepage. Humility and apology go a long way if you are willing to accept your mistakes.

Grimes does little to enhance sports or Christ.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I guess the Leftist Bible vetted the verse about doing whatever you do with all your might, as unto God.

The real problem here is that these two teams should never have played against each other in the first place. It was like scheduling a game between Little Leaguers and a Pro baseball team. What were they thinking???

I don't blame those girls for playing like they meant it. I don't blame the coach for pushing the girls to play hard. I DO play whatever lamebrain matched these two inherently mismatches teams on the court.

Of course, being a Leftist, you'd rather bad mouth someone's faith than look for a real solution.