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(Yahoo)   High school student shows his ninja moves in gym class dodgeball game. In other news, some schools still allow kids to be traumatized by the gladiatorial violence of dodgeball   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 47
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2012-10-06 01:52:45 PM
Holy hell son, you're about as useful as a cock flavored lollipop
 
2012-10-06 01:56:08 PM
 
2012-10-06 02:16:56 PM
That was THE most awkwardly, awfully announced anything I've ever seen. Holy. Hell.
 
2012-10-06 02:31:35 PM

Labrat407: Link for the Region impaired


Apparently it's super secret and can only be viewed by Americans. It's not for the eyes of us lowly Canucks.
 
2012-10-06 02:37:50 PM

indarwinsshadow: Labrat407: Link for the Region impaired

Apparently it's super secret and can only be viewed by Americans. It's not for the eyes of us lowly Canucks.


Here it is in gif form. Way too big for fark.

Link
 
2012-10-06 02:51:39 PM
so you can just videotape everyday high-school gym classes now?

and nobody has a problem with that?
 
2012-10-06 02:52:37 PM
Cool move. Love the ball smashing the opponent in the face.
 
2012-10-06 02:59:00 PM

calbert: so you can just videotape everyday high-school gym classes now?

and nobody has a problem with that?


Is there a reason why we should?
 
2012-10-06 03:08:15 PM

Labrat407: Link for the Region impaired


Thanks for the YouTube link. The linked clip is of someone commenting on and playing the YouTube clip - a practice I have never witnessed to add value..
 
2012-10-06 03:13:17 PM
CSB

I was a pretty slim kid (5'8", 130 lbs) in high school, which made me a difficult target to begin with. Added to that, I was pretty spry so I was essentially a small, fast target. I loved dodgeball, if only to have the chance to piss off the bigger kids. The easiest way I found to avoid getting hit was to fake a jump, then just before my feet left the ground entirely, I would throw myself to the ground. The throwers always thought I was going up and would aim high, missing me by a mile.

The downside to this strategy was being the last one standing on my team when the muscle heads had all four balls on their side of the court. Coordinated attacks FTL.

/CSB
 
2012-10-06 03:14:52 PM

calbert: so you can just videotape everyday high-school gym classes now?

and nobody has a problem with that?


You could 20 years ago too

Who cares?
 
2012-10-06 03:22:58 PM
Man, there is nothing finer, on God's sweet, green farking Earth, than having internet comments read to you by a communications professional, and watching a Yahoo video of a Youtube video of some home video.
 
2012-10-06 03:26:04 PM
Head: "High school student shows his ninja moves in gym class dodgeball game. In other news, some schools still allow kids to be traumatized by the gladiatorial violence of dodgeball"

YouTube submitter: Dodge ball every Thursday at 8pm at Kean University"

I've never heard of Kean University. Lets see

located in Union and Hillside, New Jersey, ... graduating the most teachers in the state of New Jersey annually.[4] Kean is also renowned for the physical therapy program ...

Kean University officials vow to keep school's accreditation

Well, at least they have biatching dodge ball games staring future gym class teachers.
 
2012-10-06 03:36:10 PM
Who's a ninja?

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-10-06 03:37:01 PM
That was one really annoying, plugged-nose-sounding announcer chick.
 
2012-10-06 03:38:16 PM
This link sucks, but the kid's move is cool as hell. Also, this story should have the headline of the one above it.
 
2012-10-06 03:44:04 PM
Bombardment.
www.motifake.com
Bombardment.

/BOMBARDMENT
 
2012-10-06 03:49:57 PM
High School Dodgeball?

fwiw, In elementary school, a dodgeball game almost killed me. Not necessarily dodge ball's fault, but allowing it to be played, unsupervised on asphalt with kids that don't understand about falls and concussions.
 
2012-10-06 04:00:00 PM
also this college student is not doing a "ninja move" - it is Brazilian Capoeira. You sometimes see that dancy martial art combined with soccer, as in this vid, but I guess if you are attending a lame ass university for gym teachers you can combine the moves with dodge ball.
 
2012-10-06 04:10:22 PM

RoyBatty: High School Dodgeball?

fwiw, In elementary school, a dodgeball game almost killed me. Not necessarily dodge ball's fault, but allowing it to be played, unsupervised on asphalt with kids that don't understand about falls and concussions.


But concussions from dodgeball are hilarious.
 
2012-10-06 04:17:15 PM

HairBolus: also this college student is not doing a "ninja move" - it is Brazilian Capoeira. You sometimes see that dancy martial art combined with soccer, as in this vid, but I guess if you are attending a lame ass university for gym teachers you can combine the moves with dodge ball.


FIGHT!!!
 
2012-10-06 04:39:28 PM
Did anyone else's school district call dodgeball "battleball"?
 
2012-10-06 04:43:26 PM

HairBolus: also this college student is not doing a "ninja move" - it is Brazilian Capoeira. You sometimes see that dancy martial art combined with soccer, as in this vid, but I guess if you are attending a lame ass university for gym teachers you can combine the moves with dodge ball.


Have we become so lethargic that a simple gymnastics/martial arts move stops the national dialog to garner attention?

/sad
 
2012-10-06 04:44:28 PM

EnviroDude: Cool move. Love the ball smashing the opponent in the face.


Which makes it a useless move. Shots to the head aren't allowed, at least according to the pussy rules I had to play by.
 
2012-10-06 04:56:06 PM

lohphat: HairBolus: also this college student is not doing a "ninja move" - it is Brazilian Capoeira. You sometimes see that dancy martial art combined with soccer, as in this vid, but I guess if you are attending a lame ass university for gym teachers you can combine the moves with dodge ball.

Have we become so lethargic that a simple gymnastics/martial arts move stops the national dialog to garner attention?

/sad


I'm pretty sure the nation didn't stop.

Heck, I didn't even stop.
 
2012-10-06 04:59:36 PM
I call total setup. He was in the air before the guy threw it, the guy threw it where he knew the kid wasn't going to be, and then he took an entire revolution around to wind up and hit the guy. It looks impressive, but anyone who can pull off a flip like that could've set that up. And at least when I was in school in the 80's-90's, it wasn't that hard to find people who could flip like that.
 
2012-10-06 06:09:46 PM

farkingismybusiness: RoyBatty: High School Dodgeball?

fwiw, In elementary school, a dodgeball game almost killed me. Not necessarily dodge ball's fault, but allowing it to be played, unsupervised on asphalt with kids that don't understand about falls and concussions.

But concussions from dodgeball are hilarious.


Yikes, uh, that was pretty funny.

In my case it was head slamming into asphalt. Then complaining of a headache, walking home, going to bed, then school finally hours later figuring out what happened and calling my mom telling her not to let me go to sleep.
 
2012-10-06 06:41:33 PM
hated that abuse back in the day. uncoordinated, slow, too large = got smashed hard, every time.

/hope you died of a painful heart attack Mr.Rose, you nasty fat bastard
 
2012-10-06 06:49:59 PM
My high school gym teacher called it 'Killball'....and it was the Freshmen versus all the teaching assistants (AKA the football team)....and you used a volleyball instead of those pussy ass red rubber balls....and nobody was ever out, because that represented time where you were not getting beaned with a volleyball, which was the goddamn point, punk. Good times, good times. Shaping hearts and minds.
 
2012-10-06 07:12:27 PM
call me cynical, but I would've been more impressed if it was a defensive maneuver instead of offensive.
 
2012-10-06 07:54:34 PM

thesloppy: My high school gym teacher called it 'Killball'....and it was the Freshmen versus all the teaching assistants (AKA the football team)....and you used a volleyball instead of those pussy ass red rubber balls....and nobody was ever out, because that represented time where you were not getting beaned with a volleyball, which was the goddamn point, punk. Good times, good times. Shaping hearts and minds.


We played with 12" softballs, borrowed from the girls softball team. Oh, the welts were glorious.
 
2012-10-06 08:34:44 PM
I was hoping to see the dodgeball version of a soccer "hand-spring throw in".
 
2012-10-06 09:49:01 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Did anyone else's school district call dodgeball "battleball"?


We had something we called "Saving Private Ryan." If a kid was hit, he had to fall down. If a teammate "resurrected" him by dragging him off the court, they could both stay in. If the "medic" got hit during the attempt, he had to stop dragging and was permanently out. Also, if either team made a basket on the opponents' side (hitting their "base"), that was an automatic win. It was interesting to see the strategies the kids employed with these rules.
 
2012-10-06 10:28:11 PM

buckler: Pants full of macaroni!!: Did anyone else's school district call dodgeball "battleball"?

We had something we called "Saving Private Ryan." If a kid was hit, he had to fall down. If a teammate "resurrected" him by dragging him off the court, they could both stay in. If the "medic" got hit during the attempt, he had to stop dragging and was permanently out. Also, if either team made a basket on the opponents' side (hitting their "base"), that was an automatic win. It was interesting to see the strategies the kids employed with these rules.


We had a game like that called Stash the Trash, except without the medics. The nets on the basketball hoops were tied at the bottom and the first team to eliminate the others players or fill the basket with a bunch of small balls won. Loved that game.
 
2012-10-06 10:46:12 PM

farkingismybusiness: buckler: Pants full of macaroni!!: Did anyone else's school district call dodgeball "battleball"?

We had something we called "Saving Private Ryan." If a kid was hit, he had to fall down. If a teammate "resurrected" him by dragging him off the court, they could both stay in. If the "medic" got hit during the attempt, he had to stop dragging and was permanently out. Also, if either team made a basket on the opponents' side (hitting their "base"), that was an automatic win. It was interesting to see the strategies the kids employed with these rules.

We had a game like that called Stash the Trash, except without the medics. The nets on the basketball hoops were tied at the bottom and the first team to eliminate the others players or fill the basket with a bunch of small balls won. Loved that game.


We had a similar variation called "Medicball". Each team was assigned (usually 2) Medics, who were each given a foam noodle. They were restricted to small corners on either side of the backcourt, and could only come out if someone were hit. Again, the hit teammate had to sit or lie down until the "Medic" could touch them with the foam noodle, at which point they could resume play. If a Medic was hit, the other Medic could attempt to save him / her, but if both medics were hit, things went downhill for that team very quickly.if the other team still had at least one of theirs. We maintained the basket rule, because it encouraged some players to go for the "easy win" of a half-court shot rather than focusing on pummeling. Again, the tactics and strategy were interesting to see evolve. It kinda reminded me of the evolution of the "Battle Room" tactics in Ender's Game.
 
2012-10-06 10:50:59 PM

buckler: It kinda reminded me of the evolution of the "Battle Room" tactics in Ender's Game.


Ha! I was thinking the exact same thing. It could be because I am currently 3/4 the way through "Speaker for the Dead." Both are great reads.
 
2012-10-06 11:09:20 PM

farkingismybusiness: buckler: It kinda reminded me of the evolution of the "Battle Room" tactics in Ender's Game.

Ha! I was thinking the exact same thing. It could be because I am currently 3/4 the way through "Speaker for the Dead." Both are great reads.


It was just fascinating to watch how they'd adapt as we altered the rules or presented a new scenario.
 
2012-10-06 11:17:09 PM

buckler: farkingismybusiness: buckler: It kinda reminded me of the evolution of the "Battle Room" tactics in Ender's Game.

Ha! I was thinking the exact same thing. It could be because I am currently 3/4 the way through "Speaker for the Dead." Both are great reads.

It was just fascinating to watch how they'd adapt as we altered the rules or presented a new scenario.


You're such a dick Colonel Graff.
 
2012-10-07 12:30:53 AM
Ninja my ass. Let me guess, the second time young Nureyev tried this move he got pounded with about a half dozen balls at once?

And no, I didn't mean it that way.

/minus infinity points for the Yahoo link
 
2012-10-07 12:48:00 AM

RoyBatty: High School Dodgeball?

fwiw, In elementary school, a dodgeball game almost killed me. Not necessarily dodge ball's fault, but allowing it to be played, unsupervised on asphalt with kids that don't understand about falls and concussions.


Aw, come on. Those are parts of growing up. As a kid, I had a run in with a school bus and got a steel bolt through my skull for my efforts. I split my head open while showing off on my bicycle. I received a concussion at school after being knocked out on the playground by a stray knee and falling off a bank. That's just to share a few...

I look back on them all as part of growing up. They're learning opportunities. Did I biatch and complain about it? Hell no. I got some biatchin' scars, though!
 
2012-10-07 12:50:03 AM

aNihilV10L8tr: HairBolus: also this college student is not doing a "ninja move" - it is Brazilian Capoeira. You sometimes see that dancy martial art combined with soccer, as in this vid, but I guess if you are attending a lame ass university for gym teachers you can combine the moves with dodge ball.

FIGHT!!!


FIGHT!!!
 
2012-10-07 12:53:49 AM
Good player on their team? Wait for him to throw or dodge, and throw. Easy out.

/My teams loved me
//Soccer goalie
///They stopped throwing at me
////I liked flipping the jumpers by hitting their feet
 
2012-10-07 01:40:21 AM

JonnyG: RoyBatty: High School Dodgeball?

fwiw, In elementary school, a dodgeball game almost killed me. Not necessarily dodge ball's fault, but allowing it to be played, unsupervised on asphalt with kids that don't understand about falls and concussions.

Aw, come on. Those are parts of growing up. As a kid, I had a run in with a school bus and got a steel bolt through my skull for my efforts. I split my head open while showing off on my bicycle. I received a concussion at school after being knocked out on the playground by a stray knee and falling off a bank. That's just to share a few...

I look back on them all as part of growing up. They're learning opportunities. Did I biatch and complain about it? Hell no. I got some biatchin' scars, though!


Huh? Where did I complain about any of it?

I'll show you some biatching scars. Nothing Lethal Weapon 3 good, but broken arms, wrists, concussions, oh hell yeah. Managed to keep my brain pan intact, though I have forgotten most of 1993.
 
2012-10-07 01:43:10 AM
 
2012-10-07 10:43:34 AM
This is news.
 
2012-10-07 12:30:41 PM
That video would have been better without the desperate pleas from yahoo to be taken seriously an noticed. It was just depressing, like watching someone die....

RIP Yahoo
 
2012-10-07 11:40:52 PM
Dodgeball was great for the smaller kids. We were hard to hit, fast and quickly learned it hurt less to catch the ball than to be hit by it. The meatheads never figured it out.
 
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