Remember The 5th Grade CYO Team That Had To Forfeit Their Season For Having Girls? Well, All Their Wins Have Been Vacated.
TheBigLead- A 5th grade CYO basketball team in New Jersey will end its season early after it was determined that they could not have two girls on the team. The team in question has been together for 4-years according to NJ.com. The team was given the choice of forfeiting their remaining games or playing without the two girls. The team chose to stand with their teammates. It’s your classic tale of adults messing something up and kids doing something good. The worst part? They have to vacate all their wins.
Two weeks prior, the team was told by the league’s director that they should never have played as a coed team and the girls would not be allowed to play on the team for the last two games of the season. Parents said the team’s record was wiped, too, since the girls had played in those games “illegally.”
That’s right St. John’s from the JV black league has to vacate four seasons worth of wins because of illegal use of girls.
So you are telling me that four years worth of negligence that led to the prolonged, yet obvious breaking of a rule is being retroactively "fixed" by delegitimizing the results of games that already took place? I know a lot of people are going to want to criticize the self-important, shit-for-brains overseer of a youth basketball league, but it looks to me like he's just taking instruction from the top. If the NCAA has taught us anything it's that vacating wins and retracting trophies is the only way to make people forget that you ignored what was taking place directly under your nose for extensive periods of time.
Not being able to reference their wins from when they were 7 years old should really make these 11 year olds think lonnnng and hard about being inclusive in the future. Just take Reggie Bush for example. I bet he regrets all his years as a celebrity running back in Southern California now that he doesn't have possession of the Heisman Trophy that he knows he earned. I think we can all agree that temporarily taking away all 409 of Joe Paterno's wins really set Penn State straight and helped them to realize that knowingly giving sexual predators a hunting ground is actually quite dangerous. As far as belated discipline goes, this is all you can really ask of a league that's segregating the genders in the gym faster than the playing of the slow song during their first coed dance.
Realistically, this is a win for the feminist movement. When I was a kid, putting a girl on the rec team was considered a handicap and a way to even the playing field. Now it's viewed as stacking the deck so high that tone deaf idiots feel they need to chop the "cheaters" down to size by expunging the record books of a 5th grade church league. Clearly girls don't run youth basketball, but maybe Beyonce was right and they do run the world.