Video: Parent files bullying complaint over 91-0 football drubbing
posted at 2:59 pm on October 22, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Er, really? The parent of the high-school football player on the losing end of a 91-0 loss has found a way to
improve the team amplify the whining — by accusing the winning team of bullying them. Isn’t that what a ground-acquisition game like football is supposed to be about?
“My son plays for western hills football team on friday night we all witnessed bullying firsthand, it is not a pretty sight. Picking up my son from the field house after the game and taking him home was tough, I did not know what to say on the ride home to explain the behavior of the aledo coach for not easing up when the game was in hand. After thinking about my ride home, I thought how tough it must have been for the parents of the aledo football players to explain what happened o their sons on the ride home. During the game the aledo players showed respect to my son and I thank them for their good sportsmanship. I wish the aledo players good luck this season and hope they have a successful school year.I wish their parents don’t have to explain this ride home again.”
Besides, all the complaint will amplify is the losing team’s sense of humiliation. The opposing coach told the local CBS affiliate that he did his best to keep the scoring down in the second half, which strongly suggests that the losers couldn’t even stack up to the benchwarmers:
Buchanan said by halftime, when his team was up 56 points, he began actively trying to keep the score down, subbing in backup players, letting the clock run continuously, and instructing players to make fair catch calls.
“You don’t want to embarrass… I’ve been on the other side of those scores. In 2011, Lake Travis scored 62 points on us. That doesn’t feel good. It doesn’t make the kids feel good,” said Buchanan.
Don’t ask questions to which you don’t want to hear the answers ….