Make-A-Wish, Take-A-Foul

Posted by admin - 10/02/12 at 10:02 pm

Let's hear it for the Burke Fighting Peeps!

A Nebraska girls high school basketball team got assessed a technical foul for wearing pink jerseys to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Quick explanation, home teams must wear white jerseys. They didn’t. They wore pink ones, which were going to be auctioned off later for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I’m not sure how much a used teenage girl’s basketball jersey goes for at auction, but it seems like a nice try, at least. I hope they’re going to family and friends, and not old guys who are required to go door-to-door whenever they change neighborhoods. But I digress.

Anyway, after the first half, the other coach pointed out the jerseys to the referees, and since it is against the rules, they assessed a technical foul against the team.

As a former sports guy, I’ve had friends ask me what I thought of this situation. If the refs had called it at the beginning of the game, the opposing coach should have just told his player to miss the free throws. The rule is upheld, and sportsmanship prevails.

However, since the other coach was the one who pointed it out, he should have to go before the World Court and explain why he should not be disintegrated for the good of society.

Anyone who would risk a certain trip to Hell just to win a regular season girl’s high school basketball game is a dangerous, dangerous individual, and should be looked upon with great suspicion.

— Reid Kerr thinks the opposing coach should be required to wear pink for a full calendar year.

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