A Minnesota girl’s basketball team was booted from its league right before a key tournament because the powers-that-be told them: you’re just too good. And Allen West, former U.S. congressman from Florida, said the incident was just a sign of the times under President Obama, who’s fostered the “everybody gets a trophy” feeling that’s hit hard at this generation. The Rogers Area Youth Basketball Association girls’ high school team was told by the Northwest Suburban Basketball League board to not bother showing for the tournament because of their 3-0 record.
“We found out … we’re not going to be allowed [to play] because according to the league, our girls were too talented,” coach Jason Hanauska told Fox 9. And in the league’s words, according to a letter of explanation sent to parents, the reason was other teams “do not want to play RAYBA due to [their] skill level.” Parents and team members were outraged. As player Tessa McCarthy said to the news station: “Are we supposed to play worse just to make them happy?” FULL REPORT