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So blond is officially crippled now?
Sort of like there being 100's of "black" organizations but none for just whites. The only isms that are ok are the government approved varieties.
This post was edited by LooseGoose2012 18 months ago
Another step in the divorce of competitive athletics from the public school system forcing it into a club/AAU type setting.
Some schools in the Detroit Area already do this with Hockey and Lacrosse. They have a District Unified team because they can't field a full team. I would have to imagine that would have to happen here as well.
Plus I don't know of any HS sports that aren't pay to play right now. So the schools really aren't paying for sports the athlete and the parents are. I think they get some sort of help if they are on government assistance or free lunch etc... But schools can't afford the sports they have, I don't know how they are going to add more sports without cutting the major sports we are have left.
what else can they cut? Swimming, Wrestling, and Tennis are probably next on the list for the boys.
That's very possible. This whole thing is a cluster F.
Something similar happened in a spring tournament I played. A teammate who would later go on to play at ND just eliminated this girl who was playing with the Michigan Jaguars in a AAA tournament. Had her head down and paid for it. Playing no check girls hockey does them no favors when making the crossover to the men's game.
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Our local school just axed all middle school sports. 9th grade basketball and football teams are becoming rare too.
From my experience it is almost there. In Wrestling they wrestle the HS offseason all year round in Club/AAU. They keep cutting the season shorter in Wrestling so the club season is getting longer and longer. Kids get scholarships based on how they do in the Club competitions more then HS season same as BBall. I believe Swimming is the same way and hockey has always been that way in Michigan.
That just sucks. I am a firm believer that Sports keep a lot of kids out of trouble and teach a lot of life lessons. I guess some parents will have to pay for club or rec, but the shitty thing is some parents just can't afford it. I am not sure were all the money is going, Officials have taken pay cuts, coaches make pennies an hour in most sports and the other are pay to play.
He was a starting defensive tackle on his HS football team too. However, he was no speed demon. He was SLOW. However, his game wasn't skating. He had an great ability to see the game and position himself properly to make plays. In the offensive zone his coach basically planted him in front of the net to take the beating from the opposition. He had really good hands and was awesome at tipping the puck and scoring a lot of goals in the scrums in front of the net. He was able to play a whole shift as long as there wasn't a lot of end to end action. However, if he did have a couple end to end rushes, my wife and I would joke that he would have to take the next shift off to catch his breath. He knew how to conserve his energy and his coach knew how to use his skill set effectively. He was no superstar hockey player by any means. However, he knew how to line up hits.
It was funny when he played against a kid even bigger than him and tried to line him up for a hit and he got hammered instead. That was funny as hell! His whole team was laughing at him on that one.
Give them NOTHING but take from them EVERYTHING.
Like others have said this will very likely be the end of school-organized sports. Unless the schools win a landmark case in front of the u.s. supreme court.
I think replacing the wheel chairs with hover crafts would be a reasonable modifications for use on grass.
This is getting ridiculous. if you're going to do this, what about the kids who want to play sports but aren't very good? For all intents and purposes they are basically handicapped, so they should also be accommodated. This policy is Reductio ad absurdum at it's finest.
My son's team was Midget BB, but our team was pretty good. It had a lot of ex AAA players who were just tired of the pressure at the elite level, knew they weren't going anywhere, and just wanted to play hockey for the fun. Even though the B & BB level teams are formed through a draft process, our house didn't have enough Midget players to form more than 1 team, so we were effectively a select team that played in Midget BB. A lot of the Midget BB teams in Little Ceasars were the same way. We went to tournaments to play Midget AA teams for competition. Detroit hockey is pretty good and house teams can generally compete with travel teams from other parts of the country. We even played a couple of junior teams. We held our own. It was damn good hockey.
I have to agree though. If you can't handle the game at full intensity, then don't expect others to cut you any slack. Nobody should expect special treatment in regular league or tournament play.
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Bands for kids who can't play a note.
Choirs for those who can't carry a tune.
Yeah I can't sing worth a crap or play any insruments, put me in the marching band! Even though chances are I will never learn because my mind is not wired that way, but hey everyone gets a medal!
You know, it never occurred to me that she may have picked that up from playing girls hockey. I just assumed that she made a mistake and paid for it. But now that you mention it, I think you've hit the nail on the head. She was way too good for girl's hockey and decided to play with the boys. That's probably why her parent's went ballistic. They were used to girls hockey and their boys league went easy on her so they never had to deal with her really getting hit. Now it makes sense. It's not right for them to think that way, but at least it makes sense now.
Is university education a civil right?
At some point merit is merit, and when resources are scarce you should be given things based on merit, not what anyone else has.
Your son and my teammate did exactly what they're supposed to do. If you want to test yourself against boys then you have to play by their rules. There's too much fluidity in hockey to analyze your opponents "disability" before making a play on the man or puck. If you have to stop and think the plays already passed you. And hitting a girl is a lot better than allowing her to initiate a break or a scoring chance and having to deal with pissed off teammates and coaches because you were diralect in your duties as a player.
Have some respect for your older boy...they prefer to be called little people.
They have tried this in the past and it has been successful.
Just look at Titus Young.
This thread is disgusting. You guys need to volunteer some time at an ISD or Special Olympics. School isn't about sports, it's about the students and giving them an opportunity to participate. The quotes in here read like a bigots manual for idiots.
Government (all levels) is trying to F with public education and athletics as much as possible.
You have Snyder and his BS on one side and this on the other.
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This is easily one of the clearest, most honest, and well-articulated posts written on this Board in years---and that isn't a dis to many others, including myself, who know how to express their views and be understood on a regular basis. Ummmm, Phil, 7 posts? Let's get going my man. Your voice is fresh air on this Board. You've got a lot of work to do.
"Those fingers in my hair; That sly come-hither stare; That strips my conscience bare. It's witchcraft." Sinatra
But, guys, it's no suprise, is it? As Justice Louis Brandeis---considered a liberal in his time---said in his classic dissent in Olmstead v US (a case in which the majority found wiretaps without warrants to be constitutional and not an unreasonable search under the Fourth Amendment):
"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding."
This is a part of one of the greatest opinions ever written and this quote echoes a similar statement made by James Madison. The "progressives" and other ignoramuses will continue to pervert the meaning of "all men are created equal" to mean we must have equal outcomes, when it's very clear that it means we are all equal under law.
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