Mississippi High School Football Team Goes State Supreme Court To Get Back Into Playoffs
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11/21/08 in HS Football   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

A pretty bizarre story out of Mississippi today, but then again, every story that comes out of Mississippi is bizarre. Anyway, it seems that Walnut High School in Mississippi has a playoff game tonight in the Class 2A quarterfinals. Or they might not if lawyers for the parents of the team they beat the previous week (Leland High) can successfully petition the state supreme court to overturn a lower court ruling and put their school back in the playoffs.

Everyone on board?

All right, so why exactly is this happening? Well, last week Walnut was leading Leland High School in the final seconds of their second-round playoff game. Leland had the ball on the 33-yard-line on the final play of the game, when their quarterback ran down the field to the 15, then threw an illegal forward pass to the goal line, where it hit the ground and was picked up by a teammate, who then ran it into the end zone as time expired.

Completely illegal play. Game should have been over. However, officials ruled an illegal forward pass (correct) and gave Walnut the choice of accepting the penalty or the result of the play, a game-winning touchdown (wha, wha, wha?).

How on earth can an illegal play count as a game winning touchdown? I have no idea. So anyway, Walnut obviously chose to accept the penalty - again, the game should have been over by then - and guess what happened?



As you can guess, Walnut was sort of ticked about losing a game that they in no way shape or form should have lost. So they complained to the complained to the state athletic association. The commission almost unanimously agreed that Walnut got hosed on an epic scale, so they reversed the ruling on the field and gave the game to Walnut, putting them back in the playoff picture, and knocking Leland out. So Leland of course sued and lost, and now they're reportedly appealing their loss to the state supreme court only hours before kickoff of Walnut's playoff game.

In fact, the head of the Mississippi High School Activities Association says that if Leland wins, he's just going to call the entire playoffs off.

And just to top it all off, one Leland mother said this:

"The children are devastated. We're going to have to call in a counselor to speak with these kids so they don't fall into a state of depression."

Really? For once someone an athletic association finally has the balls to reverse a completely asinine call, and we still have dumbasses complaining about, and complaining that their kids might fall into a state of depression. Shut up.

It's time the idiots at Leland learned that life isn't always fair, or I guess in this case, that it actually is fair and that they're where they belong - at home on the damn couch.

Leland parents' bid denied by Hines judge. [The Clarion-Ledger]
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11/22/08   |   Designated Hero

soonertimein08 wrote:
Yes there are some really sucky ref's in all sport's.  But the one's that suck the most are in Texas and in Oregon.  That's my Top 2 worst ref's in the nation.  As for the article about the the stupidity of some people.  Two year's ago the there was almost the same issue in Oklahoma.  When Bixby where I grew up and Shawnee were to play for the 3A State Championship.  Shawnee hired the best lawyer's, begged in frount of judge's all because of Why.  The coach's son was showed the locker room after starting a fight.  Daddy knew with out him.they had no chance.  So being the Coach and I also will add this.  The word coach should be taken and thrown as far away as it can possible be thrown.  I say that because of one of two reason's.  One little Johnny who has the skill's of a pack rat, will alway's play where he want's.  Why be cause Coach Daddy will make sure of it.  That I was a "Teacher" of sport's.  Not a coach.  You are there to teach these youngmen and women. First the fundamental's and the proper way to carry themselve's both on and off the field.  Most coach's like to yell.  I perfered to explain.  Because when a young athlete make's a mistake.  More than likely you made the sameone when you first started playing that sport or any sport.  So you show them the proper way.  You don't yell a bunch of B.S that will automatically loose the player's attention and probley his respect for you and possible the game.  It is so much easier to explain and show, then yell and think they will understand.  I have and I will say it Coached or managed my son for several year's up till two year's ago.  But I alway's did two thing's from the first practise on.  I made sure every player knew this.  Last year is done and gone.  First you will earn your spot on the team and at your position and second.  Don't think I will treat my son any different than anyone else.  Alot of so called coach's say it, but don't.  I benched my son two time.  Once for an issue at school, which I would of done the same thing.  But rule's are rule's.  So he sat.  Then I benched him because of his attitude during a game.  This was a few year's back.  But he learned and my players learned this.  Once practise started.  My son had to earn his place just as anyone else and if you break any rule's set at the beginning of the season or you did not present yourself that represented yourself, your team and the respect of the sport your playing.  The hey have a seat.  But I'm also glad to say this 4 State Championship's later and select the Best Pitcher in Babe Ruth in the nation 2 year's ago.  I think that the two game's sitting beside me taught him a valuable lesson.  Soonertimein08 

Man, that was a good story but...

You really went off on a tangent there, didn't you?

11/21/08   |   MWolverines1   |   6 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Ah the American way. When something doesn't go your way, sue and complain about it.

USA! USA! USA!

hell ya now your getting it

11/21/08   |   soonertimein08

Yes there are some really sucky ref's in all sport's.  But the one's that suck the most are in Texas and in Oregon.  That's my Top 2 worst ref's in the nation.  As for the article about the the stupidity of some people.  Two year's ago the there was almost the same issue in Oklahoma.  When Bixby where I grew up and Shawnee were to play for the 3A State Championship.  Shawnee hired the best lawyer's, begged in frount of judge's all because of Why.  The coach's son was showed the locker room after starting a fight.  Daddy knew with out him.they had no chance.  So being the Coach and I also will add this.  The word coach should be taken and thrown as far away as it can possible be thrown.  I say that because of one of two reason's.  One little Johnny who has the skill's of a pack rat, will alway's play where he want's.  Why be cause Coach Daddy will make sure of it.  That I was a "Teacher" of sport's.  Not a coach.  You are there to teach these youngmen and women. First the fundamental's and the proper way to carry themselve's both on and off the field.  Most coach's like to yell.  I perfered to explain.  Because when a young athlete make's a mistake.  More than likely you made the sameone when you first started playing that sport or any sport.  So you show them the proper way.  You don't yell a bunch of B.S that will automatically loose the player's attention and probley his respect for you and possible the game.  It is so much easier to explain and show, then yell and think they will understand.  I have and I will say it Coached or managed my son for several year's up till two year's ago.  But I alway's did two thing's from the first practise on.  I made sure every player knew this.  Last year is done and gone.  First you will earn your spot on the team and at your position and second.  Don't think I will treat my son any different than anyone else.  Alot of so called coach's say it, but don't.  I benched my son two time.  Once for an issue at school, which I would of done the same thing.  But rule's are rule's.  So he sat.  Then I benched him because of his attitude during a game.  This was a few year's back.  But he learned and my players learned this.  Once practise started.  My son had to earn his place just as anyone else and if you break any rule's set at the beginning of the season or you did not present yourself that represented yourself, your team and the respect of the sport your playing.  The hey have a seat.  But I'm also glad to say this 4 State Championship's later and select the Best Pitcher in Babe Ruth in the nation 2 year's ago.  I think that the two game's sitting beside me taught him a valuable lesson.  Soonertimein08 

11/21/08   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Ah the American way. When something doesn't go your way, sue and complain about it.

USA! USA! USA!

11/21/08   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

Leland High School I say, "SUCK IT" to you.

11/21/08   |   JHOLE

some parents really need to get a life