10.12.2010

Is This The New Trend?



I've seen two or three times where a mentally handicapped kid has been allowed to score and it's touching because you know the kid, smiling from ear to ear, believes he has accomplished something.

But I'm not sure I've ever seen an injured (albeit extremely injured) player score by consent. I can't decide if this is odd or great.

(Wait. Wasn't there some female basketball player a few years back who was allowed to score a lay up so she could keep some personal record intact?)

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it is bad form. It seems that it would highlight what the kid can't really achieve.

Anonymous said...

Looks like someone missed an opportunity to make a sure tackle.

Anonymous said...

The chickification of America.

Anonymous said...

You're odd this is great.

Anonymous said...

it would have been funny if they flagged him for illegal motion.

damn. i'm cracking up.

Anonymous said...

It's not always about winning, people.

Anonymous said...

Who cares if it's sappy or silly? If it put a smile on that kid's face and maybe on the faces of a few others who must deal with his handicap, good for them. Besides, it sends a positive message to a lot of youngsters about the value of sportsmanship. Huzzah for the kid in the wheelchair!

Anonymous said...

Who cares if it's sappy or silly? If it put a smile on that kid's face and maybe on the faces of a few others who must deal with his handicap, good for them. Besides, it sends a positive message to a lot of youngsters about the value of sportsmanship. Huzzah for the kid in the wheelchair!

Anonymous said...

Are you sure that wasn't Chico? They were down by 47 and only the handicap kid could score!
(Sorry Coach Carter, I couldn't resist)

--Fake Barry Green

Anonymous said...

Dumb. I thought people with handicaps had their own leagues and such. Someone on the red team should have tipped him over. What the hell is this world coming to? Seems like the MAN is training everyone up to be a bunch of pussies or something.

CF said...

Great show of class and sportsmanship! The little guy was prob all smiles- gigglin' and slobberin' all over.....

Anonymous said...

I think there was a college softball game where the batter hit a home run and tore something rounding first base. A couple of opposing players picked her up and carried her the rest of the way to home.

Anonymous said...

I would have slammed him and told him NOT IN MY HOUSE scooter boy

Anonymous said...

Terry Tate wouldn't put up with these shenanigans!

Anonymous said...

TIMMAY!!!!

Anonymous said...

There was a basketball chick at UCONN that was allowed to make a layup at the beginning of the game after being badly injured in the previous game in order to set what was at the time the career scoring mark.

There was also a girl on a college softball team that blew her knee out rounding the bases after hitting a home run. Two players on the field from the other team carried her around the bases and all the way to home plate wear she officially scored.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry Mr. Announcer Man, did you just say a 4 yard run?

Anonymous said...

222 - what a heartless idiotic remark - If it was your kid in that wheel chair you would be glad he got to be involved with the sport he obviously loves. Class act on the part of both teams and coaches! It didn't hurt anything - but made a kid really happy!