wow, that's just terrible. f your team can slaughter the other teams by 50+ points, that team has some sort of professional potential. I can't believe they get punished for the product of hard work and discipline.
I hate all these equal rights movements.
How thats just retarded.
Stuff like this make me remember a soccer game we had that was canceled. We scored 2 goal in 3min, then lost the match 9-2 after 30minutes.
I think having the match canceled was more humiliating than anything else. I would rather take the beating from the beginning to the end than have someone else stop it.
I hate this shit. Just like giving a trophy to the dumbass kid who came in last and telling him good job. They're not going to get any better if you teach them it's good to come in dead last.
Is that suspension with pay? Because I would gladly take a suspension if my team could crush another 90-0.
I agree, I mean there are mercy rules but don't punish the fucking coach for making his team increadable.Originally Posted by Chumbelina
My highschool had the worst record in the state, possibly nation. Four Varsity seasons in a row without a single win, they were fucking pathetic. They won their first game against a team who had thier whole starting line up unable to play due to thier grades lol, and even then I think it was by one touchdownw. I don't really blame the players as much as the coach, he was a fucking moron.
Thats just pathetic, I mean if a team can't play, then they should not even be on the field, no need to punish a team for being good, lol. I am guessing there is a woman involved in that commitee (or w/e) is passing this shit, since only a woman would consider this thing to be a good thing.
LET THEM PLAY!!
What the hell do you say as a coach of a team that blew another team away?
My college football team was lucky to win one game a year. And that was against the college that actually got bumped down to play highschool teams that were really good.
I still went to the games, and they were still fun.
Mega trivia hint: The coach at my college is the brother to the winning coach at Ohio State. I find it humorous how the two were in completely different leagues.
i take your 9-2 game and raise you a 20-0 beatdown we put on a team in highschoolOriginally Posted by Kaylia
to compare that to football, thats like a 150-0 score >.>
i'm from connecticut....and i'm apalled.
No. Any kid knows what being in last place means. Rewarding people despite being defeated them teaches them that coming in last is not the end of the fucking world and it's been shown that doing this reduces misplaced agression in the real world.Originally Posted by Anyway
Doing it for retarded kids on the other hand, if that's what you meant, who cares? They'll never grasp the concept anyway. Let them have fun and feel happy.
I would have to dissagree. Rewarding people for doing poorly makes them not hold themselves accountable. There is a reason that the world, and america in particular is raising lazy, self centered spoiled little shit kids who don't take responsibility for themselves. Because every time they do something, even if poorly they get coddled and told that it's ok as long as they try.Originally Posted by Alleya
Kids need to learn how to succeed, and equally importantly they need to learn the ramifications of failure so that they can prepare themselves for a cruel world. I can't tell you how many kids i know that don't have a freaking clue how to take care of themselves cause mommy and daddy always fixed everything when they screwed up.
They're giving them trophies now?Originally Posted by Skyylya
Look, a ribbon is enough to teach a kid that coming in last place but giving it your best is not the end of the world, but they need to try harder if they want the trophy next time. If they're not a total bitch whiner and actually put some effort into the race at hand then they should be recognized for their effort, but nowhere near the actual winners. Having everyone get the same thing is commie socialism, and it's god damn annoying.
That being said, this here is what happens when PTA moms have too much of a fucking say in what's going on. The reason for wanting to stop games is two fold; 1) mommy doesn't want to see their little baby sad and 2) the fucking bitches want to QUIT. Anybody who wants to QUIT deserves to lose a game 50-0. Shit, I remember some hard up lacrosse games in high school on both sides of that. At no time did my team quit when we were shutout. Likewise, in later years, only several teams in the entire league would quit when they were getting pounded. Often it was still a reasonable challenge to get through their defense, right to the bitter end for them.
You know what - I'm all for keeping this rule. Let them cop out when they're getting shut out... at a price. The price being they have to hold up a big sign that says LOSER QUITTERS for their yearbook team picture if they forfeit even one game like this.
<- lives in CT and whole family works in the education system.
I think CT is getting a lot of pressure atm from the government. Currently CT is suing the US governement for No Child Left Behind. The US government (much like the mafia), is now threatening to fire half of the CT teachers, and shut down have the schools, even though CT ranks in the top ten for education. They're probably trying to do their best to follow US rules so their school doesn't get shut down. Gotta love freedom of speech right? right?
CT wouldnt happen to be one of the states only reporting the schools/kids doing good, thus making them look like they are doing a lot better than they actually are, would they?
Yes. My brother plays little league and they won like 2 games all season. I then remember my mother asking me if I was going to his trophy presentation ceremony thing. I was like "What the fuck? They won 2 games, what'd they win?" "Everyone gets trophies no matter what."Originally Posted by Raivyn
If you realllllly think it's helping them, you're out of your mind. I'm not sure which world you live in.
In the REAL world when you work, if you just do the bare minimum, will your boss say "Nice effort! Here's a bonus."? HELL no. "You're fired."
Can't wait for these kids to grow into adults so the parents can cry when they don't move out til they're 45.
You people are fucking retarded.
THERE IS NO REASON TO BEAT A HIGHSCHOOL TEAM BY MORE THAN 50 POINTS IN FOOTBALL.
None, whatsoever. I'm not some commie socialist that thinks dodgeball is evil, but I do know that a 50 point win in highschool football is bullshit. There are so many ways to prevent winning by 50, 60 90!!! points, such as a running clock, PLAY YOUR FUCKING SCRUBS, and not schedule inferior competition.
9 times out of 10, blowouts are due to 2 schools playing that should not be playing. A high school soccer team in my area is notorious for playing inferior competition, wining like 10-0 and getting a record of 25-1. They never play anyone good, and they've gotten a bye and a home game in the past 3 playoffs. All three times they got their asses handed to them. Karma's a bitch.
There wasone team in my school's football conference that went around and beat teams 80-6, 70-0 etc...and had no mercy on the deaf kids (it was 90+ to 0). My school would be up 40-0 at halftime, and the final score would be like 47-21 because our scrubs would play the entire second half with a running clock. The team that ran up scores got a majority of the all conference team and the player of the year/coach of the year...then our school beat them 55-0 in the championship game to prove a point: schools and coaches that run up the score are classless and will get what's coming to them.
I feel sorry that Conn actually had to make a rule to make what should be standard common decency: don't run up the score on an inferior opponent.