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  • wendellboy10 Feb 11, 2013
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    liberalismisadisorder- I think there is a clear difference between giving a coach or official "the business" from the stands and coming down onto the court after a contest is completed and shouting explititves at the opposing coach. Say what you want to about yelling from the stands (I have seen those simply voicing an opinion and those that definately cross the line into poor sportsmanship), but there is no excuse for a parent, student, or any fan to come onto the court after a contest and behave the way this fan did. As others have stated, this is not the first incident involving WJ, but I think the difference is this was an adult while the others were students....let me be the first to say I wish I could take back a lot of things I did as a student in the name of "spirit". There is no excuse for the adults.

  • georgecostanza Feb 11, 2013
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  • BattlingBishop 5 Feb 10, 2013
    Sports Legend

    If I'm coaching a team & we go unbeaten in the reg season & the tourney & I don't get COY, I'm gonna tell the league to stick it. And if my team pounds your team afterwards, get over it!

    GO TROJANS!

  • BattlingBishop 5 Feb 10, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Just a reminder....I was at the GT/WJ football game last season, and with Garner winning big late in the 4th, a group of WJ students came over to the GT side waving their flags. Seriously? Losing by over 40 & taunting late in the 4th? Wish we could rid all schools of drugs.

  • BattlingBishop 5 Feb 10, 2013
    Sports Legend

    ^ I wasn't at the game but apparently, the fan/parent took it upon himself to walk/run on the court after the game to yell at Coach Gray. Yes, that would be considered poor sportsmanship. Officials get yelled at all the time by coaches/players/fans, etc., for missing calls, nothing new there.

  • georgecostanza Feb 10, 2013
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    Strange ,when a coach jumps up and down and screams at the ref's it's passion but when a fan does it it's poor sportsmanship. .

  • BattlingBishop 5 Feb 9, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Eddie Gray is a class act & very passionate about what he does. I'm good with it. If Coach Gray's antics are disturbing to you, I recommend a box of tissues.

    EG = 400 Ws & counting.

  • kmagnusson Feb 9, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Let the reserves shoot from half court if they want too. That parent is an ahole!!!

  • wendellboy10 Feb 9, 2013
    Pro

    Cantbustem- I'm a high school sports fan. I don't really identify with one team in particular, I try to see as many good teams as I can.

  • byronlives2020 Feb 9, 2013
    Towel Boy

    Wouldn't be classless for a fan to get upset after losing?? That's called bad sportsmanship and being a sore loser.

    Congrats to Coach Grey on the win. 403 and counting

  • flairrick Feb 9, 2013
    Pro

    Patriot. Good points.

  • Patriot50 Feb 9, 2013
    Veteran

    Agreed, the sideline antics can be a little much sometimes. But what you don't see is the love, rapport, and lifelong relationships he builds with his players. He often tells kids things that they need to hear, but nobody else is willing to tell them, like "no, you are not the greatest", "you need to work harder", and "the team is more important than the individual". Granted, the way he communicates it sometimes is over the top in today's everybody-gets-a trophy, my kid's-the-grestest world, but the positive results - which go well beyond wins - speak for themselves.

  • flairrick Feb 9, 2013
    Pro

    I can think of a few words to describe Coach Grey that are quite different than passionate.

    His act is old. Glad my children will never have to experience playing for him.

  • BattlingBishop 5 Feb 9, 2013
    Sports Legend

    ^Eddie Gray is a passionate coach. Better that than a ho-hum approach. Agree with ya regarding the 400 Ws.

    GO TROJANS!

  • 1975musty Feb 9, 2013
    Pro

    sounds to me like someone at wj needs to take charge during the games. i have seen numerous fans out of control and no one is willing to throw them out. as for gray being a class act i dont think class is the correct word. successful yes. to throw so many temper tantrums and lose control like he does is not showing class. but 400 wins speaks volumes for something.

  • BattlingBishop 5 Feb 9, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Sounds like a WJ parent needs a hug & a participation trophy. Coach Gray is a class act, always has been.

  • donnien42 Feb 9, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    West has been going through a very tough year, at 2-17, but there's no need for calling a coach classless like that. In all my experiences, he's been very classy. Just my opinion though.

    I'm a WJ fan, by the way.

  • donnien42 Feb 9, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    Yeah, that's a bad image for the school.

    As far as banning, I say let it slide this time, because everyone has lapses in judgment, but if it happens a second time, forget about it, good bye.

  • cantbustem Feb 8, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Wendell 10 are you an East Wake fan or a Garner fan?

  • Patriot50 Feb 7, 2013
    Veteran

    Saw this as well - ironic that he had the nerve to accuse anyone else of being "classless", as he exhibited none himself. I also actually witnessed the Garner coach motion for the player NOT to shoot and dribble out the clock. Kid shot the ball after the buzzer - went in but didn't even count. Kid never gets to play. What's a coach supposed to do - tell the players to just fall over or throw the ball away every possession for the final 8-10 minutes? Get over it.

  • wendellboy10 Feb 6, 2013
    Pro

    Last night was a good example of how some people do not need to be allowed in a high school gym. I was sitting not far from the Garner bench near where the internet broadcast takes place, and saw a West Johnston fan (I'm assuming a parent)giving it to the officials and the Garner bench all night long. When the game was over he took off on the floor running and yelling at the Garner coach about having "no class" because one of the bench players (looked to me like the reserves were in most of the second half) hit a three near the end of the game with Garner up big. While I agree this isn't optimal, I have a hard time telling a kid who never plays not to play hard. With "fans" like these it is no wonder that students have a warped sense of reality at times. Wonder what it would take to have a person like this banned from attending. It definately isn't what I have normally seen from West Johnston parents and gives the school a bad image.

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