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2013-05-03 12:28:11 AM

sendtodave: What_Would_Jimi_Do: Tellingthem: But this is not that big of a deal.

period. this. if the snowflakes are to precious, keep them on the prom decoration committee. keep them off a sports team.

Dude, it's not like they just got their widdy feewings huwt.

They got their widdle hands cowered in bwisters!


If they were taking proper care of the football team their hands would be tougher.
 
2013-05-03 12:29:08 AM
Bear crawl, and reverse bear crawl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11CWWeeTxbY
 
2013-05-03 12:29:51 AM
I'm glad the internet has apparently decided that it's totally cool to hurt kids (in the past, and present). Just like bad parents hit their kids, bad coaches resort to this nonsense. Good coaches don't need to.
 
2013-05-03 12:29:52 AM

Wayne 985: eas81: farking wussies...i remember back in my day during football we had to run stadiums for shiat like that...and a 50 yard bear crawl was part of 2 a days....i swear kids today are p%ssies...and the parents are having some flash backs to when they did that shiat and freaking the fark out....live with it learn it deal with it....


[images.wikia.com image 500x281]

I am 90% convinced that you're out of shape and live a sheltered, coddled life. It's always the softest people who scream about toughening up on Internet forums.


You're just a sissy.

Back in my day the coach would regularly hold "penis inspection days". He would make us strip naked in the sport shack and do pull-ups in front of him after greasing ourselves and the rod up. If any of us falls he would start shooting bbs at our junk and beat us with a pool noodle until everyone has zebra stripes of red on us.

Naturally we had to keep it a secret from our parents and other adults. Even back then society was too sissified with snowflake syndrome to instill discipline in teenagers and couldn't process coach's ways.  But man did we build character with him.
 
2013-05-03 12:30:02 AM

eas81: and a 50 yard bear crawl was part of 2 a days


So, you are saying these kids are much tougher than you. Considering, you know, that they did between 800 and 1600 meters of bear crawl (based on one girl saying she had to do two laps and another saying 4 laps in TFA).
 
2013-05-03 12:30:20 AM

JungleBoogie: Hands are pretty important. For stuff like writing and typing. Building stuff. They haven't been used for walking for millenia.

They did this for half a mile. On a cinder or concrete track. Probably not those college tracks with the rubberized surface. Regardless. Totally unacceptable to f••k up someone young teenagers hands like that.

I can understand punishment, so make them miss a meet or run extra laps. You know, with shoes on.

Half a mile of that. Young teenagers. That's extremely poor judgement on the part of the coaches.


Soo....you just posted a video talking about what a great exercise this is.
 
2013-05-03 12:31:19 AM

Wayne 985: eas81: farking wussies...i remember back in my day during football we had to run stadiums for shiat like that...and a 50 yard bear crawl was part of 2 a days....i swear kids today are p%ssies...and the parents are having some flash backs to when they did that shiat and freaking the fark out....live with it learn it deal with it....


[images.wikia.com image 500x281]

I am 90% convinced that you're out of shape and live a sheltered, coddled life. It's always the softest people who scream about toughening up on Internet forums.


In a wheelchair so there is some fat around the belly but the arms and shoulders are rock hard....live on my own doing the 40 hour week...

i758.photobucket.com

/high school track photo....
 
2013-05-03 12:32:49 AM
First, who the fark runs a news site nowadays that doesn't have a mobile version? Second, what the fark is a "bear crawl"? Third, if most of the students are fine with the punishment they received, why the fark should we care?
 
2013-05-03 12:33:05 AM
If priests don't have the kids on their knees then it's the teachers. If it isn't the teachers then it's the coaches. If it isn't the coaches then it's the Boy Scouts.

Does anyone grow up and just get through school normally anymore?
 
2013-05-03 12:33:15 AM
When I was a kid, if anyone missed practice, the coach would rip their heart right out of their chest and drop it on the ground. The kid would have to pick up his own heart, reattach the veins and arteries, stick the heart back in his chest cavity and sew it up using a spare shoelace. Then the kid would do 500 pushups and run a mile in less than 4 minutes.
 
2013-05-03 12:33:17 AM

eas81: Wayne 985: eas81: farking wussies...i remember back in my day during football we had to run stadiums for shiat like that...and a 50 yard bear crawl was part of 2 a days....i swear kids today are p%ssies...and the parents are having some flash backs to when they did that shiat and freaking the fark out....live with it learn it deal with it....


[images.wikia.com image 500x281]

I am 90% convinced that you're out of shape and live a sheltered, coddled life. It's always the softest people who scream about toughening up on Internet forums.

In a wheelchair so there is some fat around the belly but the arms and shoulders are rock hard....live on my own doing the 40 hour week...

[i758.photobucket.com image 305x432]

/high school track photo....


BUUUUUURRRRRNNNNN!!!!
 
2013-05-03 12:33:33 AM

bingethinker: Those who can't do, teach. Those who can't teach, teach gym.


This. However; CSB. My highschool basketball coach was also the Dean of Discipline. (No shiat, actual title). He assigned punishments for detention. His usual gig was pick up trash under the bleachers and around the school grounds. Since the trash was pretty well picked up, he assigned me and one other kid to carry a picnic table around the school for three laps. This farking table was huge and heavy. We made the three laps, but my hands were bleeding from it. He kind of freaked out, apologizing etc.. but due to the way I was raised, respect for authority and all that, I assured him he would get no shiat from me for it. He and I became pretty good friends after this, and although I got detention many more times, (I was kind of a rebel/asshole in high school) he punished me, but treated me fairly. I guess my point is: suck it up snowflakes. Sometimes you gotta take shiat in life. Usually it makes you a better person. End of csb/rant.
 
2013-05-03 12:33:43 AM
Not as bad during freshman year of high school when our P.E. teachers made all the boys play leap frog over each other, while all the girls were on the bleachers giggling.


/it payed off when it switched
 
2013-05-03 12:33:53 AM
Those blisters seem excessive.. I'd like to think that, adult authority figure imposing over a high school kid not withstanding, I would've stopped and quit if the pain got so unbearable. Most our PE teachers ever did was laps and go sit alone on the timeout bench sort of things though so I can't say whether or not I'd have the backbone.
 
2013-05-03 12:35:07 AM

Strolpol: If they'd just stuck with laps, no one would have cared.


Maybe that's the point?
 
2013-05-03 12:36:26 AM

RINO: First, who the fark runs a news site nowadays that doesn't have a mobile version? Second, what the fark is a "bear crawl"? Third, if most of the students are fine with the punishment they received, why the fark should we care?


Imagine how a bear walks. Now imagine a supple, milk-skinned strawberry blonde teen girl who developed early walking like that, with her ample posterior toned from sprinting bobbing up and down in the early summer heat.
 
2013-05-03 12:36:29 AM

deadlymonkey: If that's abuse then I know several people in my military training that are going to jail.  Bear crawls on a track is nothing compared to bear crawls though Fire Ant infested terrain.


Holy shiat, you joined the military with no more papers to sign than a high-school athlete? Are you sure you didn't sign up to be processed like meat? What farking country did you sign up in?

Or maybe it's just an absurd comparison.

This is Indiana. The coaches did this to prove their superiority to other faculty and facets of highschool life. In rural Indiana, literally anything can and will be considered threatening to the Bible and High School sports.
 
2013-05-03 12:36:30 AM
These ain't no farm kids, that's for sure.
 
2013-05-03 12:36:33 AM
I'm trying to find that high school "feelings" questionaire or whatever that was handed out. Dammit I forget what it was called.  I need to print it out here at work.

Help me Fark!!
 
2013-05-03 12:36:39 AM
Even by Fark standards, there is an incredibly high concentration of sociopaths in this thread.
 
2013-05-03 12:38:20 AM
Sounds like a great workout idea taken to a ridiculous extreme.  Half a mile or more of this would have questionable positive impact on one's athletic ability and a high chance for injury.

Having said this, I might try it (for a few dozen yards at any rate) in tomorrow's workout.
 
2013-05-03 12:38:23 AM

Radioactive Ass: Coaches are hard on you in order to make you want to try harder. That's their job.


Sound like assholes, to me.
 
2013-05-03 12:38:34 AM

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: Most of the track team members, though, said they stand by the same coaches who doled out a painful punishment.

"These coaches care about us so much. They didn't intend for this at all," said Solik.

(*sigh*) If these kids really believe this nonsense, then they got what they deserved.


Word. Kids should be born with enough inborn knowledge to be cynical and possess deeply-rooted mistrust of everyone. If they failed to be born with all of this experiential knowledge, then they obviously deserve any and all harm and mistreatment for not having previously known better. Just like all victims of abuse and violence. ...am I doing it right?

/it's hard blaming victims, but someone's gotta be brave enough to do it
 
2013-05-03 12:38:46 AM
doglover: On the other hand, it's just freakin' blisters and some dirt.

You're mistaken, the blisters and dirt affected both hands.
 
2013-05-03 12:38:55 AM
This isn't a death camp.  If someone is telling you to do something to the point of physical injury.... STOP DOING IT.  Unless that person is going to cause you bodily harm => the harm you'd otherwise do to yourself.
 
2013-05-03 12:39:05 AM

StevieWonder_DrivingInstructor: Two laps around the track is 800 yards, not 50 yards. Even at your "2 a days" you were doing 1/8 the distance they did.


If his practices were like mine, you did several of them, along with many other fast paced conditioning drills.
 
2013-05-03 12:39:13 AM
Man, I love those things! Can I get an "om nom nom"?

www.deerfieldsbakery.com
 
2013-05-03 12:41:57 AM
It seems the overarching sentiment here is "I went through abuse as a kid doing sports.  These kids should, too. It builds character."

Which is... pretty farking crazy.

Fark sports.
 
2013-05-03 12:42:39 AM

Honest Bender: This isn't a death camp.  If someone is telling you to do something to the point of physical injury.... STOP DOING IT.  Unless that person is going to cause you bodily harm => the harm you'd otherwise do to yourself.


Exactly.  This is why the whole "statutory rape" thing is just a crock of shiat as well.

Just because one person is just a kid and the other one is an adult authority figure doesn't mean the kid can't exercise the same kind of informed and clearheaded judgement as an anonymous internet commentator after the fact.
 
2013-05-03 12:43:12 AM
Drill Sgt's would be doing patrol point duty in 'stan if they did this to recruits.But kids? This is child abuse, simple as that. Fire them, and a ban on them working with kids foe 3 years. And a spanking.
 
2013-05-03 12:43:39 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: RINO: First, who the fark runs a news site nowadays that doesn't have a mobile version? Second, what the fark is a "bear crawl"? Third, if most of the students are fine with the punishment they received, why the fark should we care?

Imagine how a bear walks. Now imagine a supple, milk-skinned strawberry blonde teen girl who developed early walking like that, with her ample posterior toned from sprinting bobbing up and down in the early summer heat.


Okay, but the male students had the same punishment. Also, unless things have changed in the past decade, you have to sign an injury waiver to take part in extra-curricular sports.
 
2013-05-03 12:43:54 AM

deadlymonkey: If that's abuse then I know several people in my military training that are going to jail.  Bear crawls on a track is nothing compared to bear crawls though Fire Ant infested terrain.


Bear crawls through fire ants? Try low crawls, dear god I hated the south and all the goddamn fire ants. Not to mention that it seemed like the PT area for my unit at the time was crawling with the bastards.
 
2013-05-03 12:44:42 AM

theMightyRegeya: Wayne 985: eas81: farking wussies...i remember back in my day during football we had to run stadiums for shiat like that...and a 50 yard bear crawl was part of 2 a days....i swear kids today are p%ssies...and the parents are having some flash backs to when they did that shiat and freaking the fark out....live with it learn it deal with it....


[images.wikia.com image 500x281]

I am 90% convinced that you're out of shape and live a sheltered, coddled life. It's always the softest people who scream about toughening up on Internet forums.

Don't you get it?  Athletics are absolutely the highest priority in America.  If we can't run several times in an oval, hit a ball with a bat, or throw a ball through a hoop, how on Earth are we ever going to beat China to Mars and get those iPads made right here in America?


because why waste all the education and training money on someone that'll die from lard-heart when they're 45.
 
2013-05-03 12:45:25 AM
I had coaches whup on me for years, and I never had a blister the size of a squids eye on my hands. this is creepy
 
2013-05-03 12:45:26 AM
Ah I sometimes miss our "Fun Runs" - basically running for about 4~6 miles in a single file like passing a 10 pound medicine ball over our heads to the person behind us.  When it gets to the back the person sprints to the front and starts over.

/Only sometimes
 
2013-05-03 12:45:31 AM
I don't have many good things to say about coaches from my own life experience.
Passive-aggressive has-beens eager to mete out punishment to the non-jocks, desperately seeking acceptance from people 1/3rd their own age.

It's not the coach's job to deal physical punishment, but this was just ignorance and stupidity instead of malice. I.E coaches being coaches.
 
2013-05-03 12:48:08 AM

super_grass: You're just a sissy.

Back in my day the coach would regularly hold "penis inspection days". He would make us strip naked in the sport shack and do pull-ups in front of him after greasing ourselves and the rod up. If any of us falls he would start shooting bbs at our junk and beat us with a pool noodle until everyone has zebra stripes of red on us.

Naturally we had to keep it a secret from our parents and other adults. Even back then society was too sissified with snowflake syndrome to instill discipline in teenagers and couldn't process coach's ways.  But man did we build character with him.


Man I miss penis inspection day. My butt was red for a week.

csb but
We had a "smoking hot" female coach.
 
2013-05-03 12:48:36 AM
Holy shiat. Some of you people are insane. This country's fetish for sports is goddamn scary at times. Sports is the single largest instance of culturally accepted and encouraged psychopathic behavior in this country.
 
2013-05-03 12:48:49 AM

sendtodave: It seems the overarching sentiment here is "I went through abuse as a kid doing sports. These kids should, too. It builds character."

Which is... pretty farking crazy.


When I was young (up until maybe 14 or 15), I was in the boy scouts.  My troop went on two camping trips a month.  One was what we called "car" camping.  Drive out to a camping site, pitch camp, hang out.  The other type of trip was "camping."  IE, backpacking.

We'd leave friday night after, hike out ~8 miles.  Rough country with ~50 lb. backpacks, a good workout.  Saturday we hike another ~12 miles in, you're tired at the end of the day but it feels really good to rest around the fire that night.  Sunday we hike all the way back out.  Brutal.

Those backpacking trips are some of my most cherished childhood memories. Character built.
 
2013-05-03 12:48:53 AM
This isn't really that bad. We did the same thing when I was in high school 3 years ago. I played football and threw shot. Hanging under the bleachers during three-a-days in the summer was what we did during breaks. If we threw rocks onto the track, we had to crawl around on all fours until every single pebble was picked off of it. It was a rubberized track surrounded by gravel. There were rocks everywhere. Sometimes we had to push the field house like a sled. It had stucco walls. My hands were torn up. Quit if you don't like it. Discipline is important in a sport. Stuff like this instills it. Throwing shot was a cakewalk because we could do anything we wanted. The track team lost almost every meet due to a lack of respect for the coaches.
 
2013-05-03 12:49:20 AM

scottydoesntknow: Meh, I've seen worse. Like the day I discovered internet porn.

/That's gnarly


i412.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-03 12:49:44 AM
Where have all the masochists gone?
 
2013-05-03 12:50:10 AM
Okay one it's farking high school sports. Not training for the farking Olympics. Two what the hell happened to just having the kid run killers?
 
2013-05-03 12:50:40 AM
Holy farking Stockholm Syndrome!
 
2013-05-03 12:50:48 AM
Was it the students or the parents who complained?

Had an ex-Marine drill instructor-type who used to kill my hands when he'd shake them, or wish I had bigger muscles on my shoulder when he grip that or pat my back (and no, not sexual, I could tell the creepy touch). He taught the only co-ed  PE class in my middle school, and I loved it, but holy crap that hurt. So finally one day, towards the end of the semester, I ask to talk to him in his office. I said, "Hey man, I love your class, you're a pretty awesome teacher, but you might want to be a little easier with the grip on the girls. You're a little harsh." He was like, "Oh, I'm so sorry, I didn't know, sheesh, uh," and got kinda embarrassed. I told him I didn't have an issue (I didn't, really, you wince and walk away, but he was leaving himself pretty open for a problem), and I hadn't heard any complaints, but in the future.

On other hand, I can so see some parents looking at the kids' hands and flipping out, while the kid is sitting in the back going, "Ma. . would you just sit down?"

*reads article*

HA!
 
2013-05-03 12:52:40 AM

super_grass: Honest Bender: This isn't a death camp.  If someone is telling you to do something to the point of physical injury.... STOP DOING IT.  Unless that person is going to cause you bodily harm => the harm you'd otherwise do to yourself.

Exactly.  This is why the whole "statutory rape" thing is just a crock of shiat as well.

Just because one person is just a kid and the other one is an adult authority figure doesn't mean the kid can't exercise the same kind of informed and clearheaded judgement as an anonymous internet commentator after the fact.


Seriously?  I went to high school in America. As a kid/teenager, if ANY adult ever told me to do something to where I was hurting myself, I'd stop. To hell with them.  What are they going to do? Get me in "trouble?"  Well, I bet that trouble isn't physical injury.

Maybe I was just a punk kid, but that's honestly what my mindset has been my whole life.
 
2013-05-03 12:53:24 AM

Tellingthem: Was it to much in this case?


Does a bear crawl in the woods?
 
2013-05-03 12:53:28 AM
Seriously? Jailarity should ensue for a stunt like this.
 
2013-05-03 12:54:19 AM

mikebdoss: I'm glad the internet has apparently decided that it's totally cool to hurt kids (in the past, and present). Just like bad parents hit their kids, bad coaches resort to this nonsense. Good coaches don't need to.


agreed - The coach should've done a lap with them to see how it was working out.  It sounds like the coach whipped out an idea that wasn't proven prior.  At least that's what I'd like to believe in my "Lisa Franks Moment" right now
 
2013-05-03 12:54:55 AM

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Can't stop staring at pink suit....

Do you buy a suit like that at a pimp store and you ask them to alter a pimp suit to a regular single breast with a wide lapel, or do you go to a suit store and ask for a regular suit in pimp colours?


Poppin' tags? (NSFW 3:00)
I'll wear your granddad's clothes
I look incredible
Wearing this big-ass coat
From that thrift shop down the road.
 
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