Tanking taken to a whole new level

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  1. USMC Cat

    USMC Cat Well-Known Member
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    The topic of teams not giving a best effort or even "tanking" has been abundant in professional sports circles for years. Especially considering when better draft positions are at stake.

    Now, two Tennessee girls basketball teams have been banned from their postseason tournament for allegedly trying to lose the same game in order to avoid top seed Blackman, the No. 3 team in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 national rankings.

    According to the Associated Press, Smyrna and Riverdale were fined $1,500 each Monday and placed on a year's probation by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.

    Smyrna (21-8) defeated Riverdale 55-29 on Saturday and was set to play Blackman.

    See tweets below with video from the game

    In a letter to school principals, TSSAA Executive Director Bernard Childress wrote that the teams "made a mockery" with intentional turnovers off various violations and missed free throws. The referee also reported he stopped play, ordering the coaches not to make a travesty of the game with a Smyrna player about to shoot at the wrong basket.
     
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    Tanking got the Spurs Tim Duncan and 5 Championships. Some people think he is gay.
     
  3. USMC Cat

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    You can't convince me otherwise. Bi at least.
     
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    55-29 sounds like one team is significantly better at tanking than the other. However, scoring for the other team is rather obvious.
     
  5. KDcats11

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    One of the teams should have had a dad get really drunk in the stands and start a fight with a dad for the other team. Would have just forfeited.
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    I see someone else played youth ball at the Y in Louisville.
     
  7. USMC Cat

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    There was video.

    I had the link but I'm on my cell.

    They tried to get the other team to steal the ball, when they wouldn't, they just went back court.
     
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    Here is the video. I really don't think they were tanking; girls just suck at sports.
     
  9. coryfly

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    Yeah, it has been a pretty big story down here. Pretty ridiculous. The refs tried to get them to stop but they wouldn't. It is not entirely uncommon here because of the way seeded teams play teams from other regions but no one has ever taken it quite this far.
     
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    That was my first thought also. If you win by 26 when you're trying to lose, you aren't doing it right.
     
  11. Jkwo

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    Well, the one thing they do as well or better than the guys is shoot, and that's where the maximum suckage occurred.
     
  12. coryfly

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    Both coaches have been suspended for this year and next year.
     
  13. bkingUK

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    If you gotta bomb because you're afraid of who you play, you probably suck anyways, in which case you're just a loser.
     
  14. manu1433

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    To be fair, Robinson got injured
     
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  16. hailtoyourvictor

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    I don't get it. Why would you tank in this situation?
     

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