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(CBC)   School bans soccer balls, footballs, baseballs and tennis balls because kids might get hurt if they play with them   (cbc.ca) divider line 255
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2011-11-17 09:19:33 AM
"I wasn't surprised personally, seeing how us Canadians are known worldwide for being namby pamby pussbags" said Diana Symonds who has a son going to the school. "My husband freaked right out. He thought, this is absolutely insane."
 
2011-11-17 09:20:20 AM
This is just one more example of the pussification of America.

Welcome to Obama's Nanny State.
 
2011-11-17 09:20:30 AM
To quote George Carlin: "Pussification."
 
2011-11-17 09:25:24 AM
Soshulism!! Soshulism means no balls!
 
2011-11-17 09:31:40 AM
If you don't have a problem with balls shoved in your face, switch to Penn State.
 
2011-11-17 09:37:46 AM
My kids will never play dodgeball in school. They will never have the pleasure that I have of...25 years ago...winning a dodgeball game. It was down to me, the nerd, and the football QB. And I knocked him out of the game. I remember that fondly. But none of that anymore. No Revenge of the Nerds type moments. Nope. Now that no one is a loser, we all are.

But, this being Canada, I'm wondering if they will switch to a Nerf puck.
 
2011-11-17 09:39:35 AM
I've never used this image before, but this seems the perfect time for it

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2011-11-17 09:43:37 AM

I_C_Weener: My kids will never play dodgeball in school. They will never have the pleasure that I have of...25 years ago...winning a dodgeball game.


We used to play 'bombardment'...Dodgeball using tennis balls when I was in elementary school. Man they would hurt but we had fun at recess.
 
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2011-11-17 09:43:57 AM
This needs to be added to the list. Someone could put an eye out.

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/You can take my lawn darts when you can pry them from my cold dead hands
 
2011-11-17 09:48:31 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: I_C_Weener: My kids will never play dodgeball in school. They will never have the pleasure that I have of...25 years ago...winning a dodgeball game.

We used to play 'bombardment'...Dodgeball using tennis balls when I was in elementary school. Man they would hurt but we had fun at recess.


I broke a finger in "softball" in gym class. I seem to be doing okay years later. Of course, instead of suing the school and asking that all balls be banned, my parents took me to the doctor, I got a splint, they paid the cost (insurance sucked), and I survived. Nowadays, the school would have been shutdown. There would have been a Federal investigation. Teachers put on paid leave during the investigation. News media. And Expert orthopedic surgeons commenting on the injury on the news.
 
2011-11-17 09:48:37 AM
My elementary school banned balls (other than the ones they provided/supervised the use of ) back in 1976. They also banned the practice of burying kid is snow and seeing how long they could stay buried because one kid went to the hospital. We were dumb as fark and they were right to do it.
 
2011-11-17 09:51:08 AM

I_C_Weener: I broke a finger in "softball" in gym class. I seem to be doing okay years later. Of course, instead of suing the school and asking that all balls be banned, my parents took me to the doctor, I got a splint, they paid the cost (insurance sucked), and I survived. Nowadays, the school would have been shutdown. There would have been a Federal investigation. Teachers put on paid leave during the investigation. News media. And Expert orthopedic surgeons commenting on the injury on the news.


Don't forget the grief counselors.
 
2011-11-17 09:51:25 AM
I saw a child, maybe 8 years old the other day with a cast on her arm. In my day, we'd have thought "fall on the playground". Now, my first thought was "car accident or was she abused"?
 
2011-11-17 09:52:05 AM
Because hockey pucks are safer? So that leave Curling?
 
2011-11-17 09:56:27 AM
Playing first base in gymnasium batball(rainy day), there was this one kid who was notorious for throwing the bat away hard after he hit the ball. It would bounce off the unpulled out bleachers to the right and shoot off in some random direction and sometimes you had to scramble out of the way. One tome he did it, the fat end of the bat whacked my ankle right on the bone. Hurt like a sonofabiatch.

Did I pule and cry to the gym teacher or the administration? Hell, no. I drank a ton of water and fruit juice during the rest of the day, and after school when the soccer team left the locker room to go practice, I opened the bat thrower's locker and took a nice long piss into both his sneakers and on his gym clothes.
 
2011-11-17 10:06:41 AM

sigdiamond2000: This is just one more example of the pussification of America.

Welcome to Obama's Nanny State.


Um - nah. Forget it.
 
2011-11-17 10:09:12 AM
Remember when we used to kid about encasing them in bubble wrap? Good times.

Plus, it wasn't even a kid that got hurt. I bet you this parent threatened to sue.

The principal of Earl Beatty Public School banned the balls this week after a parent recently suffered a concussion from being hit in the head with a soccer ball.
 
2011-11-17 10:11:40 AM

mrshowrules: If you don't have a problem with balls shoved in your face, switch to Penn State.


I checked their rankings and they're coming in a little behind.
 
2011-11-17 10:21:44 AM
My elementary school had a separate grassed field that was a no holds barred place to play. It was nicknamed "Bloodfield". If you wanted to fight, you went to Bloodfield. If you got hurt and ran to the teachers and they found out it happened on Bloodfield, you were told "tough luck" and "stay off Bloodfield if you don't want to get hurt." We were made responsible for our own actions.

I turned out fine.
 
2011-11-17 10:33:25 AM

GooberMcFly: We were made responsible for our own actions.


That's no longer allowed.
 
2011-11-17 10:37:09 AM
Did they ban Jerry Sandusky's balls ?

/ has frequent flyer card with Satan Air
 
2011-11-17 10:40:43 AM

sigdiamond2000: This is just one more example of the pussification of America.

Welcome to Obama's Nanny State.


About that; IIRC, Toronto is in Canada.

/the more you know
//the less you look like an imbecile.
 
2011-11-17 11:00:44 AM
One thing to consider about these seemingly ridiculous overreactions by these schools is that kids today are a lot weaker and stupider than we were back in the 70s and 80s. This is pretty much a scientific fact at this point. Just go down to your local mall if you want proof.

Banning anything that could possibly hurt them isn't so much an example of stupidity and pussification on the part of the schools, but a reaction to the stupidity and pussification of the students. They're all like fragile eggshells now. Fragile, stupid eggshells.
 
2011-11-17 11:04:43 AM
Look, all the principal is saying is that she doesn't want the kids to have any balls.

Plus, she wants to keep inflated sports equipment off the playground.
 
2011-11-17 11:17:21 AM
What time does China invade this continent?
 
2011-11-17 11:18:15 AM

mrshowrules: If you don't have a problem with balls shoved in your face, switch to Penn State.



Too bad Penn State didn't ban Jerry Sandusky's balls decades ago.
 
2011-11-17 11:26:11 AM

I_C_Weener: Dancin_In_Anson: I_C_Weener: My kids will never play dodgeball in school. They will never have the pleasure that I have of...25 years ago...winning a dodgeball game.

We used to play 'bombardment'...Dodgeball using tennis balls when I was in elementary school. Man they would hurt but we had fun at recess.

I broke a finger in "softball" in gym class. I seem to be doing okay years later. Of course, instead of suing the school and asking that all balls be banned, my parents took me to the doctor, I got a splint, they paid the cost (insurance sucked), and I survived. Nowadays, the school would have been shutdown. There would have been a Federal investigation. Teachers put on paid leave during the investigation. News media. And Expert orthopedic surgeons commenting on the injury on the news.



My Dad has a small scar on the bottom of his chin due to an injury in gym class. He got to class early one day, and asked the PE teacher if he could used the trampoline before everyone else showed up. The teacher said yes, and soon after, Dad landed in such a way where his chin made contact with one of the springs, which pinched off a chunk of skin.

/Dad said it wouldn't stop bleeding.
//Teacher drove him to the hospital, got some stitches, and that was that.
 
2011-11-17 11:45:22 AM

Shakespeare's Monkey: mrshowrules: If you don't have a problem with balls shoved in your face, switch to Penn State.

I checked their rankings and they're coming in a little behind.


Mig

GooberMcFly: My elementary school had a separate grassed field that was a no holds barred place to play. It was nicknamed "Bloodfield". If you wanted to fight, you went to Bloodfield. If you got hurt and ran to the teachers and they found out it happened on Bloodfield, you were told "tough luck" and "stay off Bloodfield if you don't want to get hurt." We were made responsible for our own actions.

I turned out fine.


Two men enter, one man leaves. That's the Chicago way.
 
2011-11-17 12:29:40 PM

Dr.Knockboots: What time does China invade this continent?


Why would they waste time invading? They'll conquer us via email
 
2011-11-17 12:41:10 PM
What's next? Not allowing the kids to play tag, because Junior or Snowflake could fall down and skin their knees?

/And yet we wonder why childhood obesity is a farking epidimic
 
2011-11-17 12:41:53 PM

bigpeeler: To quote George Carlin: "Pussification."


THIS

A billion times over.
 
2011-11-17 12:47:50 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: I_C_Weener: My kids will never play dodgeball in school. They will never have the pleasure that I have of...25 years ago...winning a dodgeball game.

We used to play 'bombardment'...Dodgeball using tennis balls when I was in elementary school. Man they would hurt but we had fun at recess.


I was in 9th grade and my gym teacher would often try to 'toughen up' the weaker ones by nailing them upside the head with a dodgeball.

Now if you do that, it causes an international media frenzy....
 
2011-11-17 01:05:00 PM
This video shows such horrific injuries in action. Tsk, tsk. Tragedy.
 
2011-11-17 01:07:25 PM

Trance750: What's next? Not allowing the kids to play tag, because Junior or Snowflake could fall down and skin their knees?

/And yet we wonder why childhood obesity is a farking epidimic


Do you have any idea the psychological damage is of being "it" is? Way to train kids to be bullies early on. Any game that isolates a single individual is socially destructive. Team sports fosters a "us/them" attitude just asking for trouble. A sharing circle is pretty much the only thing that I would support if I was a principal. However, I would be worried about deep veined thrombosis related to prolonged sitting with the heavier (carb challenged) children and I wouldn't want to be prejudice against shapes other than circles.
 
2011-11-17 01:11:12 PM
What do you expect. If a kid gets hurt, they would have to wait 6 months to se a doctor.
 
2011-11-17 01:11:51 PM

iamrex: sigdiamond2000: This is just one more example of the pussification of America.

Welcome to Obama's Nanny State.

About that; IIRC, Toronto is in Canada.

/the more you know
//the less you look like an imbecile.


And Canada is in.... NORTH AMERICA!!!
 
2011-11-17 01:12:16 PM
I remember we used to play smear the queer. That was the best game ever. You tackle the shiat out of whoever has the ball. Best. Game. Ever.
 
2011-11-17 01:12:45 PM
It sounds like the problem is that the school doesn't have anything set up so that students can play ball games on one side of the yard and students playing other things can play on the other side. If you've got a soccer or football or god forbid dodgeball game going on in the middle of the playground with a bunch of non-participants around, of course somebody is going to get hurt. The solution is to get a bigger playground so the kids can actually have some exercise.
 
2011-11-17 01:13:42 PM

sigdiamond2000: This is just one more example of the pussification of America.

Welcome to Obama's Nanny State.


Well I can tell you, no none in Toronto voted for him and look what we have to put up with.
 
2011-11-17 01:13:55 PM
Way back in the 1980's they didn't allow balls during lunch recess either. WE just gathered up all the aluminum foil that our lunches came in and made these:

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Worked nearly as well and, well fark you administrators, faaark you. So there was that added benefit.
 
2011-11-17 01:14:49 PM
a good computer terminal monkey won't become one while playing outside and getting exercise.
 
2011-11-17 01:15:38 PM
Childhood obesity; how does it work?
 
2011-11-17 01:15:59 PM
Kids aren't kids anymore, hell we might as well let them start smoking at 7 and let them vote 13.
 
2011-11-17 01:16:31 PM
Why should my tax dollars be spent on kids playing with balls? I'm paying for them to get some booklearnins
 
2011-11-17 01:16:42 PM
Jesus Christ....First they take the peanut butter and jelly sanwiches out of schools because 1 kid has allergies and now you cant play dodgeball.

Why do we even send our kids to school in America anymore?
 
2011-11-17 01:16:52 PM

mrshowrules: Trance750: What's next? Not allowing the kids to play tag, because Junior or Snowflake could fall down and skin their knees?

/And yet we wonder why childhood obesity is a farking epidimic

Do you have any idea the psychological damage is of being "it" is? Way to train kids to be bullies early on. Any game that isolates a single individual is socially destructive. Team sports fosters a "us/them" attitude just asking for trouble. A sharing circle is pretty much the only thing that I would support if I was a principal. However, I would be worried about deep veined thrombosis related to prolonged sitting with the heavier (carb challenged) children and I wouldn't want to be prejudice against shapes other than circles.


4/10. Would have been better without the last sentence.
 
2011-11-17 01:17:30 PM
First nuts, then balls... where does it end???
 
2011-11-17 01:18:34 PM

thelordofcheese: First nuts, then balls... where does it end???


The flagpole?
 
2011-11-17 01:18:41 PM

SoCalSurfer: I remember we used to play smear the queer. That was the best game ever. You tackle the shiat out of whoever has the ball. Best. Game. Ever.

 
2011-11-17 01:19:03 PM
The kids in my sons school are forced to follow a strict "no touching" policy. And I mean no touching under any circumstances. No tag at recess. No slapping fives (in front of a teacher). It's pretty crazy. People have become so lazy that instead of using the social setting to instruct what is good and bad touching and help them to understand personal space, they just toss a blanket rule over all of it.
 
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