The Dallas Academy Basketball "Affair"

Editorial

If you have been watching the news over the past couple of days, you have probably seen story after story about a basketball game where Dallas' Covenant School beat Dallas Academy's girls basketball team 100-0.

The real story here, unfortunately, has nothing to do with the game but more to do with how it is being portrayed in the media. The following were my comments to the Dallas Morning News:

I am a parent of a Dallas Academy student and am a bit concerned at how the school is being portrayed and whether this whole thing would have been "news" had it not been mentioned that the school "specializes" in these so-called "learning problems."

The students at Dallas Academy tend to be very bright. They are not "slow" or learning disabled. They will ultimately be competing for the same colleges and jobs as other area students--winning the spots in most cases.

So I'm sorry that there are some in our industry (media) who feel the need to portray this as a big 8,000 pound gorilla school beating up on some poor handicapped kids. Because I can assure you, that's not what it is.

So, Kyle, Brice, Coach Grimes (Covenant) there's nothing to forgive nor is there anything to apologize for. It was a game and things go the way they go. Everyone had an opportunity to learn and I can tell you, from personal experience, you can have just as much fun losing a game as you can winning.

What you guys need to worry about is next year!