Epitome of Unfair: Nevada Attempts to Destroy Its Finest High School Athletics Program - Page 4
Of course this whole situation is headed for the courts. Bishop Gorman has no option as the deck is completely and unfairly stacked against them. A “committee” was established to decide and be the arbiter of this preposterous move to exclude Gorman from competition. That committee, made up of 16 members, many of whom have already said publicly they support the move, will meet without Bishop Gorman represented by their own choice.
“We are not participating in a process that obviously has a predictable outcome,” said Donald Campbell, Gorman’s special litigation counsel to the Review-Journal. “Mr. Bonine’s antipathy toward Bishop Gorman student-athletes apparently has no boundaries. Completely unrestrained by the NIAA Board of Control, Mr. Bonine has shown he will use whatever means at his disposal, legal or illegal, to deprive Gorman of its right and entitlement to be treated fairly and impartially.”
So, in the end, due to the dim-witted approach of both the NIAA and the public school officials, the taxpayers and the already failing Nevada public school kids will pay for this unfair expedition. It’s completely unnecessary and teaches our kids the wrong lesson about life, athletics and the nature of competition and failure.
As the Review-Journal stated in its editorial dated March 8, “Bishop Gorman’s critics would be wise to remember that plenty of public schools aren’t far removed from their own dominance in certain sports, whether it’s Las Vegas High School football or Green Valley High School baseball. Centennial High School’s girls basketball team remains a state power. And it wasn’t long ago that the Gaels were week in just about every sport.”
The spot-on editorial went on to state the obvious:
“But severing competition against Bishop Gorman altogether? That smacks of overreaction. We mustn’t instill in our kids the idea that success should be punished. We can’t make excuses for them to take their ball and go home. Instead, consider the glory afforded the underdog who knocks mighty Bishop Gorman. That kind of triumph would be priceless.”