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2013-05-03 02:05:29 AM

pedobearapproved: teenage mutant ninja rapist: 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....

2 a days?

im always looking out for new ways to torture myself.
Cant say I ever heard of these 2 a days though


It's just double workouts.


Ah I see.

suppose I coulda figured that out myself if I didnt have half a bottle of vodak in me
 
2013-05-03 02:07:37 AM
Were I seeking employment, I would definitely gravitate toward positions where PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE was potential.


That ain't workin'
THAT'S THE WAY YOU DO IT!


/Money for nuthin'
//And the chicks for free
 
2013-05-03 02:08:58 AM

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.




Period at the beginning of an argument? Congrats, you've taken the douchebagery of this word and kicked it up a notch.
 
2013-05-03 02:10:35 AM
Hearing the words, "fark you! Not doing it!" from time to time is a salutary experience for functionaries of our educational institutions. This incident would have been a fine occasion for those words to be spoken. I'm trying to get this idea across to my kid. She's afraid of getting in trouble. Yeah, getting in trouble at my house is bad. I'm an ogre. But school? What are they going to do to you? Not let you go there? Ohhhh, nooooo! The typical school is a cross between a blocked toilet and a minimum security prison. Getting suspended is like receiving a get out of jail free card.
 
2013-05-03 02:11:14 AM

180IQ: So... What the hell is a "bear crawlifif


If only there was a handy dandy link on the page for you to click and find out
 
2013-05-03 02:15:34 AM

Fano: how did these kids do whatever this is to the point of the injury in the picture? I mean, the blisters look like they tried to grab the headpiece to the staff of Ra. I mean, wouldn't self preservation kick in? These kids must be hard core.


Considering the exertion that their entire bodies were putting out, and the adrenaline and endorphins involved in that, they may not have even really felt it until the punishment was complete. I've done some runs while breaking in shoes that resulted in blisters I didn't even know about until I finished (and which subsequently prevented me from running for a couple days until they were healed enough).

But, yeah, you gotta be a little hardcore to participate in organized competitive sports. That's kind of the point of organized sports (vs. the more free-for-all fun of just playing with friends or not really competitive intramural stuff).

/and no, I don't condone this punishment; way out of line, as well as stupid from the coaching point of view as it may result in injuries that prevent his athletes from being able to compete
 
2013-05-03 02:16:14 AM

Shostie: Why don't you try not missing practice, girls?


My Jr. High PE teacher made us do bear crawls, and it wasn't punishment for doing something wrong. He was just a bit of a sociopath.
 
2013-05-03 02:21:12 AM

RINO: Second, what the fark is a "bear crawl"?


A bear crawl is when you go to a bar with the intent of meeting men who look something like Billy Mays.
 
2013-05-03 02:21:29 AM

forgotmydamnusername: She's afraid of getting in trouble. Yeah, getting in trouble at my house is bad. I'm an ogre. But school?


Interesting tangent.  What if it had been these kid's parents that caused them to sustain injury through such punishment?

I think they'd be getting a visit from Child Protective Services on behalf of their snowflake.
 
2013-05-03 02:23:49 AM

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

/That's gnarly


Internet what?
 
2013-05-03 02:34:46 AM

mamoru: Fano: how did these kids do whatever this is to the point of the injury in the picture? I mean, the blisters look like they tried to grab the headpiece to the staff of Ra. I mean, wouldn't self preservation kick in? These kids must be hard core.

Considering the exertion that their entire bodies were putting out, and the adrenaline and endorphins involved in that, they may not have even really felt it until the punishment was complete. I've done some runs while breaking in shoes that resulted in blisters I didn't even know about until I finished (and which subsequently prevented me from running for a couple days until they were healed enough).

But, yeah, you gotta be a little hardcore to participate in organized competitive sports. That's kind of the point of organized sports (vs. the more free-for-all fun of just playing with friends or not really competitive intramural stuff).

/and no, I don't condone this punishment; way out of line, as well as stupid from the coaching point of view as it may result in injuries that prevent his athletes from being able to compete


I'll give some credit for that, I guess. I dunno. I did tennis, cross country, and fencing. I could usually tell when I was doing something that was going to lead to blisters, which is why I suppose the students weren't the ones to complain. After that post I finally could load up the video and see what a bear crawl was and was trying to imagine how hot late April/early May Indiana asphalt is and wondering how these kids were holding their hands to get these sorts of marks. I started wondering if they were made out of the same material as Bobby Hill or didn't know how to mitigate pain when doing exercises. Then I realized I'm really tired and then it crossed my mind to ask why a 14 year old girl is on a high school track team.
 
2013-05-03 02:37:56 AM
This is going to be awesome when they have arthritis in their 30s. Good old repetitive stress on joints when your young, bites you in the ass with early onset joint inflammation.
 
2013-05-03 02:40:26 AM

brukmann: Or maybe it's just an absurd comparison.


Or maybe we shouldn't tolerate it in the military either.
 
2013-05-03 02:51:47 AM
It's all fun and "toughen up, pansies" until some kid gets a gnarly staph infection or MRSA.  Sports should be tough, and if they missed practice for a stupid reason, make them run laps or fetch equipment or something.  But a doctor's appointment is an excusable absence(even a prom meeting if it was mandatory for attendees or something), and getting big open sores on your hands isn't an acceptable punishment.  If I put blisters like that on my kid, CPS would put them in foster care.
 
2013-05-03 02:52:41 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.


Having participated in Bear Crawls as a form of aerobic exercise, I can say from experience that these are shiat on regular rubber turf fields. The fact that a track coach decided to take his job so seriously that 
he made farking track kids do this shiat on a concrete track is purely dickish. In football, they're done to weed out the boys from the men, because only men should be on that field. In track, who the fark cares? It's track for christ sake.

Yeah, fire all four of them. I remember when I was in high school, they canned a baseball coach who made a kid run around the field until he passed out and I completely agreed with it - that kind of intensity is purely sadistic and serves zero purpose. There are no boys to weed out in farking track.
 
2013-05-03 02:56:00 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....


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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...

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/high school track photo....


Farva?
 
2013-05-03 02:58:56 AM

Yaxe: In football, they're done to weed out the boys from the men, because only men should be on that field.


If the only way you can tell "boys" and "men" apart with through an test like this I don't see why it makes any difference in terms of playing football. And if it's something you can determine by observing play, why bother with this ridiculous test?
 
2013-05-03 02:59:41 AM
Buncha crybaby pussies.
 
2013-05-03 03:04:11 AM
When I played sports in high school, you know how we separated the boys from the men? With crowbars.
 
2013-05-03 03:07:04 AM

Atomic Spunk: When I played sports in high school, you know how we separated the boys from the men? With crowbars.


You had to pry the men off of the boys?
 
2013-05-03 03:09:53 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.


Getting punished by being sent off to run laps wasn't a problem for me in high school gym class because I never ended up running. The coach would be too busy trying to flirt with the student teacher so he never bothered to check up on those who were supposed to be running and the track was on the far end of the school grounds. Reporting for class in street clothes was usually reason enough to be sent to the track and my "punishment" involved sitting under the bleachers by the track smoking. If it were cold enough outside for a jacket, I could also manage to sneak a Walkman out with me. It also helped that gym class was right before my lunch period and I'd usually be hungry enough by that time to eat the awful dishes that the cafeteria considered to be food. It was kind of nice that the coaches sent to babysit the general phys ed classes didn't want to be there.
 
2013-05-03 03:11:59 AM

sendtodave: Atomic Spunk: When I played sports in high school, you know how we separated the boys from the men? With crowbars.

You had to pry the men off of the boys?


I know my joke is a failure when I have to explain the punch line.
 
2013-05-03 03:16:24 AM
Mark jacksomn isnotfrom thecaucasys oreven the vicinity
 
2013-05-03 03:20:09 AM

QT_3.14159: I think the workout is a great idea and a good punishment (though I'm not sure it should apply to someone with a Dr's appt).  Next time they should just supply work gloves for those who do them.


first of all, no kids really need doctors appointments. it is just some bullshiat excuse to skip something.  if you are sick, you go to a doctor and miss a week. no one is ever, NEVER, sick for one day, and you dont go to doctors unless you are sick, really sick, not just flu or cold.   That said, if this biatch really had a reason to go to a doctor, WHAT THE fark IS SHE EVEN DOING AT PRACTICE ? damn, western civilization is turning, has turned, intoa bunch of whining pussies.
 
2013-05-03 03:25:25 AM

Atomic Spunk: 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.



And you try to tell the young people of today that...and they won't believe you.

/Nope nope no
 
2013-05-03 03:30:27 AM
So what I'm seeing here is a lot of people who were beaten by sadists growing up and now they believe it's fine to do the same to kids.

There's a line between discipline and degrading someone just to get your big man jollies off.
 
2013-05-03 03:31:45 AM

profplump: Yaxe: In football, they're done to weed out the boys from the men, because only men should be on that field.

If the only way you can tell "boys" and "men" apart with through an test like this I don't see why it makes any difference in terms of playing football. And if it's something you can determine by observing play, why bother with this ridiculous test?


Because the bear crawls, gassers, snakes, and all other form of sadistic exercise is to see who will give that extra effort when the chips are down, or when you have to stop somebody at a 4 and 1 in the fourth quarter. Not to mention it's great aerobic exercise, which builds endurance, which people who go hard for a few seconds every down need to sustain for long games.

Which is why I say that's it's too weed out the boys from the men. A player who is gassed late in the 2nd quarter and forgets his proper form stands a very real chance of being severely injured versus a player who still has the energy to keep doing what he needs to be doing. If you've ever seen somebody get earholed (clotheslined), a lot of that is because players stop paying attention and forget their drilling when they're gassed.

Track wise, none of this is necessary - severe injury is unlikely unless something goes terribly wrong and Track coaches really only need to run somebody around a track to see how they perform after several laps, whereas football coaches can't just have players play a full pads on game to see how they will perform in an actual game.
 
2013-05-03 03:38:57 AM
This thread is so full of derp.. I dont even...
 
2013-05-03 03:39:22 AM

StevieWonder_DrivingInstructor: 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....


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Yeah, you never ran track, did you?

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.


The furthest Ive ever been asked to bear crawel is 400M.  it hurt, i could probably  do it twice, but i sure wouldnt want to.  However, I think the surface was the problem here.  I dont think they thought this all the way through.
 
2013-05-03 03:44:03 AM
If only these track athletes had some way of getting to practice quickly.
 
2013-05-03 03:51:38 AM

CtrlAltDestroy: 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.


I don't think the US has much of a fetish for track and field, except when the Olympics roll around once every four years. Track athletes certainly aren't lionized like football or basketball players and therefore have to act like human beings. How many people carry memories of being shoved into a locker by members of the cross country team?
 
m00
2013-05-03 03:54:13 AM
When I was about 8 I was walking through the gym locker room, and some kids were joking around swinging a baseball in circles in the middle of the lockers. I tried to walk by them, but I got hit me right in the face, smashed my nose to pieces. Blood everywhere. I started crying. Coach told me to hold my nose back and stop crying like a little girl. Made me go back to class. My nose is crooked to this day. :( I could have been pretty :(
 
m00
2013-05-03 03:56:29 AM

Moonfisher: If I put blisters like that on my kid, CPS would put them in foster care.


Yeah but you don't have custody of your kids... the government and schools do.

\welcome to Obama's America
\\kidding!!!!! :)
 
2013-05-03 04:33:38 AM
My track coach made us do bear crawls sometimes, but she had us wear gloves to do them because our outdoor track was nasty black gravel with the occasional bit of broken glass in it and the indoor gym wasn't entirely splinter-free. And she never had us do them as punishment.

Punishment was usually five curl-ups for every minute you'd been late without a note or just extra laps. Unless you'd been caught cheating, bullying someone or breaking the Honor Code, then you had to sit out a game for dishonoring the team and apologize in writing to each one of your teammates. It happened ONCE.

My track coach was awesome. She also coached fast-pitch, taught biology and kept several pet snakes in class. She also insisted on wearing a little black dress and her usual lab coat to games, as well as one of her many snakes, usually Popcorn the python, who was long enough to sun herself across the necks of four players. Picture Jeri Ryan with glasses and that's what Coach looked like. I'm fairly sure she only coached girls' sports because the boys were invariably useless in her presence.
 
2013-05-03 05:01:55 AM
Damn, abuse victims really do believe that abuse is normal and future victims deserve it.

This thread should be a psychology case study.
 
2013-05-03 05:03:43 AM
And another example of why sports culture in this country has gone completely insane.

Quick, find a story about the internet or video games and tell everyone how destructive they are to cover for it.
 
2013-05-03 05:04:39 AM
I love how the report ends with the students saying that the firing of the coaches will affect their performance at an upcoming track meet. Newsflash for you high school jocks: Nothing you do in high school, particularly high school athletics, will make a damn bit of difference in the rest of your life. Oh sure, it seems like that upcoming football game or whatever is the be-all end-all of your entire lifetime, but guess what? It's just a stupid game, and nobody really cares about it. And your future employer certainly won't care about it. Heck, nobody at college will even give a damn how you did in this track meet.

High school coaches are really miserable specimens of humanity, and high school athletes seem to exhibit some sort of Stockholm syndrome when they defend these lowlife jackholes who get off on hurling abuse at adolescents because of their own failed dreams and their desperate attempts to feel like they're somehow relevant to anyone, anywhere.

Just saying.
 
2013-05-03 05:07:46 AM

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Injuring your athletes doesn't build strength, it doesn't improve endurance, and it doesn't develop skill.


But blisters do build callouses. What a grown ass workin' man can do to his hands without gloves painlessly and teenage girl will get friction blisters and pain from doing.

Hell, I know construction guys who can put out cigarettes on the heel of their palm. Their hands are tougher than my feet after a summer at the beach.
 
2013-05-03 05:11:07 AM
Gloves? Gloves.
 
2013-05-03 05:13:21 AM

Yaxe: whereas football coaches can't just have players play a full pads on game to see how they will perform in an actual game.


Because?
 
2013-05-03 05:16:34 AM
Geez, guys. I know that kids these days need some good ol' fashioned discipline, but this is pretty much overkill.

The track coach should have just have them do ~20 laps marine corps style (that is, non-stop). Be harsh, yes. But not like the example in TFA.

And definitely don't punish a student for doctor's appointments.
 
2013-05-03 05:18:14 AM

Yaxe: Not to mention it's great aerobic exercise, which builds endurance


If only there was some way to get great aerobic exercise and build endurance without "sadistic exercise". But that's just crazy talk.

/ By the same standards you apply, amputation is great for weight loss.
 
2013-05-03 05:22:07 AM

eas81: also i suspect these parents didnt participate in sports or were the ones that were "picked" on in school.....either way this is why i dont have kids and fark the pansies that have these farking snowflakes....

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I agree with you. It's a real shame your parents decided to have a snowflake, the world certainly could have done without you.

pla: FTA : As the school district notifies all parents about the incident, one of the students and her mother left for a doctor's appointment for a thorough examination.

Ca-CHING!


Really, I didn't see one word in the article about a parent threatening to sue. My daughters in track and if she came home with damage lie that to her hands I would probably get itlooked at by her doctor. You see, this type of injury isn't expected in track, something very extreme went on if she were to come gone with injuries lie this to her hands.

 And before you chine in about what a sissy she is, she just posted a 6 minute 12 second mile at her last meet. Not bad for 7th grade girl. I'd like to see your jelly donut ass beat that time.
 
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2013-05-03 05:55:14 AM
I played rugby all the way through school and, as a group of teenage boys are wont to do, we pissed about constantly.  Our punishments were always exercise based but never to the point we'd have been injured.  No sane coach wants their team injured.  We would do things like bleep tests, running up a couple of ridiculous hills in the local park over and over or do something called "hare and hounds" where one teacher would run half way around the track before we were allowed to start chasing him and if one of us finished behind him we had to do it again.  I don't remember any corporal punishment which is what this amounts to.
 
2013-05-03 05:59:24 AM

I sound fat: StevieWonder_DrivingInstructor: 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....


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Yeah, you never ran track, did you?

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.

The furthest Ive ever been asked to bear crawel is 400M.  it hurt, i could probably  do it twice, but i sure wouldnt want to.  However, I think the surface was the problem here.  I dont think they thought this all the way through.


The surface was definitely a problem: I'm guessing it was also warm and sunny out, so the temperature of the track (which looks to either be asphalt or artificial) probably also made things worse.

Way back in the dark ages of 1989-1990, when I ran track, coaches didn't do this kind of stuff.  Our punishment if late for practice?  Extra laps.  You know, upright.

/of course, when practice was going out and running seven miles...
 
2013-05-03 06:06:07 AM

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2013-05-03 06:09:18 AM
I'm just so glad it was a white guy this time you guys.
 
2013-05-03 06:17:53 AM
sounds like shoulder injuries waiting to happen. At least at that crazy distance. Blisters heal quick but joint injuries are a biatch.

The macho workout:  its all fun and games until you blow out a shoulder or herniate a disc.
 
2013-05-03 06:22:34 AM
Been there done that, although bear crawling across hot asphalt is painful, these kids won't be scarred for life.
 
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