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2013-05-03 09:21:55 AM  

I_ROUTE: JungleBoogie: concrete

Pretty sure it is rubberized. That is why their hands were so black like they have been handling tires. If you look at the school's website you can see that it is still a very dark track. Asphalt would become ashy or grey fairly quickly.

LMGTFY: http://www.ihigh.com/cascadecadets/gallery_52495.html


Pussies. In my day we ran on cinder tracks. Guess what happens when you fall in THAT?
 
2013-05-03 09:25:02 AM  
I'm reminded of the time, in Junior High, when I was punished by my football coach for not "hustling" to a 40-yard sprint drill, I was doomed to do forward rolls, to the 40 -yard mark and back.

Couldn't walk for a few minutes.

/good times
 
2013-05-03 10:24:21 AM  
I'm all for whatever kinds of normal conditioning the coaches want to hand out, including bear crawls, but on the pavement?  That's bullshiat.  Tracks usually go around these funny things called football fields that are made out of GRASS.  Coaches should have made them bear crawl up and down the field til they puked.  Make the coaches each do a bear crawl mile on the pavement and call it a day.

Our football coaches sometimes made us do bear crawls as a finisher.  That shiat will put you on your ass.
 
2013-05-03 10:28:01 AM  

Carn: I'm all for whatever kinds of normal conditioning the coaches want to hand out, including bear crawls, but on the pavement?


Wasn't on pavement.  Check the pics posted... its a rubber track.
 
2013-05-03 10:32:04 AM  

SmellsLikePoo: Carn: I'm all for whatever kinds of normal conditioning the coaches want to hand out, including bear crawls, but on the pavement?

Wasn't on pavement.  Check the pics posted... its a rubber track.


Rubber will still tear your skin off (obviously).  The conditioning is punishment enough and the coaches should have known better.  Still should have been on the grass.  I still say make the coaches do a mile of it in front of the kids then call it square.
 
2013-05-03 10:37:57 AM  
Is this the thread where folks who confuse punishment with conditioning and ignorance with mentorship belittle the kids for not sucking up injuries experienced at the hands of inept coaches? Yes? Sweet!
 
2013-05-03 10:47:00 AM  
Another reason aside from the pure sadistic nature that this was a bad idea is doesn't this track team have any throwers?  I threw shot and disc in high school and you can't do either with giant blisters on your hands.  Maybe the coaches left the throwers out of the punishment but considering how stupid this was, I doubt they put that thought into it.
 
2013-05-03 10:53:29 AM  
WTF is wrong with people ITT? It is either full of trolls or a bunch of armchair green berets. What these coaches did to these students is deplorable. Me being me when I was in high school, would have refused and told the coaches where to shove it (like you would have found me at track to begin with), but to some of the kids, track is a big deal and could even be how they expect to get scholarship money for college.

FTA: "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.
Students also said the move to remove the coaches would seriously affect their performance at an upcoming track conference and sectionals."

Isn't this the same line of thinking that leads to women stay with boyfriends that beat the brakes off their ass? Dangerous behavior...
"Ohh he loves me. He didn't mean to hurt me. It won't happen again."
Bullshiat.

Shame on the coaches for being such a colossal douche nozzle and in my mind taking advantage of the trust these youths put in to someone.
 
2013-05-03 10:55:13 AM  

doglover: and bloody falling on gravel


I didn't know you were from the UK
 
2013-05-03 10:55:14 AM  

namegoeshere: liam76: The worst part about the story is that these dumb coaches are teaching these kids that "crab walks" are bear crawls.

They're not. Crab walks are belly up. Bear crawls are ass up. Backwards bear crawls, what these kids did, are bear crawls moving backwards. Feet first. Which is way worse on the hands.


My mistake.

I would rather bear crawl backwards than forwards (if I am concerned about farking up my hands)
 
2013-05-03 10:59:53 AM  

DeathCipris: WTF is wrong with people ITT? It is either full of trolls or a bunch of armchair green berets. What these coaches did to these students is deplorable. Me being me when I was in high school, would have refused and told the coaches where to shove it (like you would have found me at track to begin with), but to some of the kids, track is a big deal and could even be how they expect to get scholarship money for college.

FTA: "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.
Students also said the move to remove the coaches would seriously affect their performance at an upcoming track conference and sectionals."

Isn't this the same line of thinking that leads to women stay with boyfriends that beat the brakes off their ass? Dangerous behavior...
"Ohh he loves me. He didn't mean to hurt me. It won't happen again."
Bullshiat.

Shame on the coaches for being such a colossal douche nozzle and in my mind taking advantage of the trust these youths put in to someone.


Obviously these coaches should be put in front of a firing squad for daring to discipline children in a way that could give them blisters. OMG TEH BLISTURS!!!!! DERRRRPPPPPPP!!!!!!

Runners don't whine about blisters because they're not a big farking deal. Ever look at a runner's feet? You won't do it twice. Especially not after a distance run.
 
2013-05-03 11:12:52 AM  

UDel_Kitty: While I think making the kids do their bear crawls around the track was a bit harsh (that rubberized track stuff hurts!), so is asking the coaches to resign. We were warned that missing practices would result in some kind of punishment, whether it was extra repeats, or being ineligible to compete in the next meet, but some kids will always be drama queens and slackers. Although, punishment for a doctor's appointment seems rough, perhaps she didn't warn the coaches that she'd be out? If she just told them, "Oh I had a doctor's appointment," the next day, it's understandable that they might not believe her.

Next time, make the kids do their bear crawls up and down the football field, and warn the coaches that punishments should be reasonable. No permanent damage was done, their hands will heal.

/our favorite punishment was when the soccer coach made his guys run our cross country course for losing a game


How dare you bring sense into this???!?

This is Fark, of course.  The news story tells you all you need to know.  Punishment?  For not showing up?  And the widdle snowfwakes got bwisters?  MAN UP, GIRLS!  BLISTERS ARE PART OF SPORT AND SHOWING UP IS PART OF BEING ON THE TEAM!  LIFE AIN'T FAIR!

I have to think there's more to the story.  I know we like to pretend we know better than the whole world, but...   Well, first thing I can think of is that the kid who went to the prom meeting might have said, "Hey, coach, there's a prom meeting during practice.  Is it okay if I go to the meeting instead?" and the coach might have dismissively said, "Yeah", and then forgot.  I'm married to a teacher, they're people too, sometimes they make mistakes and sometimes they forget.  It could be that the kid(s) who had other sporting events have coaches who would dole out even worse punishment for missing.  Yeah, I get the need for discipline but I remember high school and how arbitrary they can be.  I know we see these horror stories but here I am, 20 years out, and my wife tells me the stories about school and it doesn't seem like (locally) school has gotten any worse, or any better.

And...ugh...seriously, guys, I know, Fark, Internet tough guys...I know we like to pretend we had it as rough as our great-grandparents here on Fark, but if you're 40 or younger, you were part of a precious snowflake generation, too.  Yes, really.
 
2013-05-03 11:13:37 AM  
I meant to say on that last comment that something seems a little fishy that so much of the team was missing.
 
2013-05-03 11:25:10 AM  
As a lacrosse goalie in high school, my coach got frustrated with me and my team one day, and took it out on me.  During my goalie warm up, where the coach shoots at different segments of the goal, he instead just wound up and chucked the ball at me as  hard as he could.

That was not a fun day.
 
2013-05-03 11:28:46 AM  
That's pretty bad, but I would still give it to the coaches if it didn't continue to happen with everyone given the punishment.  Seriously, what are you thinking?  One kid with bad blisters, yeah, ok.  But when it gets to be a "thing" and especially when you punish people with valid reasons for not being at practice, there is the line.

These kids will survive.  I was in marching band and oh my god blisters!  I also played cymbals and at one point was hit in the face with one.  I also continually got my knuckles hit by drummers sticks (I'd hold the cymbal out for them to use as a crash).  Things are not always peasant.
 
2013-05-03 11:32:23 AM  
 Wow are people really arguing that this is ok?
I wasn't aware that there were so many sociopaths on fark.
Of course it's not about being an internet toughguy  because if it were them then they woould have much more wine on the menu.

Hypnozombie
 
2013-05-03 11:36:27 AM  
If some a-hole coach did that to one of my kid's, I'd shove my boot up his shiat pipe!  Oh wait, my kids wouldn't be stupid enough to actually do it.  They would tell that guy to go fark himself.
 
2013-05-03 11:45:03 AM  

plewis: But when it gets to be a "thing" and especially when you punish people with valid reasons for not being at practice, there is the line.


My question is if the kids had a valid excuse at the time the punishment came out.

So we have a girl saying she was at a prom planning thing. Did she let the coach know in advance? Did she have proof showing that she was going to be elsewhere? Did a daily email blast go out saying, 'Hey, excuse these kids from practice today because they're going to be at X'? Was there some context involved that isn't mentioned, like season-deciding meet near the end of the year when the coaches explicitly asked everyone to be present so they could get things in order for the event?

Or was this a situation where the kid thought, "Well, I should be at track but this planning meeting sounds fun so I'll just blow it off for today!"?

I'm engaged to a teacher, and I know kids don't always do things like that maliciously, but they DO do it. A lot. And I tend to side with teachers, coaches, and administrators because somewhere in the past 50 years we switched our collective thinking from understanding that kids lie, cheat, steal, and generally screw up, to thinking that all kids are perfect angels with Hawking-esque smarts that the BIG BAD EVIL teachers, coaches, and administrators just want to abuse, belittle, and humiliate.

www.thomastalksoncitrusschools.com
 
2013-05-03 11:52:53 AM  
Bear crawls are not torture.  They are difficult to do if the participant is bitter and whining about being picked on due to the sense of entitlement and lack of responsibility developed through continuous coddling.

If they're in track, then they're expected to show up for track.  Will they later be excused from their jobs when they have a golf game or feel the need to go shopping that day?  Sports build physical fitness and responsibility.  All of the kids involved in this incident have now been taught that, if you whine enough, you will not get in trouble.... someone else will.

I love how their linked YouTube video showed BACKWARDS Bear Crawls.  Brilliant.

Next time, make them do duck walks.  Build up those leg muscles.
 
2013-05-03 12:08:58 PM  
HypnozombieX:
I wasn't aware that there were so many sociopaths on fark.

Do you actually know what the definition of sociopath is? Here's a hint, someone who instills discipline in a way which increases overall physical health, understanding of action and consequence, a better developed sense of determination, but maybe causes one or two blisters along the way is not a farking sociopath.

Here is a link to the wiki article, featuring the complete DSM definition for you so you don't use that word improperly again.
 
2013-05-03 12:10:52 PM  
I had a gym coach make me run laps around a soccer field with a few other people once. I can't recall what I did, probably something like not bringing clothes to change in or failing to give a shiat about whatever sport I was supposed to care about. It was gym class and I wasn't an athelete by any stretch of the means, by then I'd learned that sports were for people who were naturally good at it. Nobody had any interest in someone just wanting to learn or to practice. By the fifth or sixth lap, I decided to start crawling like I'd been in the Sahara farking desert for a week with no water, completing it with mock begging for mercy. Fark her, what's she going to do to me, right? Nothing. It just infruiated her and convinced a few of the people running laps with me to engage in the melodramatic display of the complete pansification of youth. On the downside, I really looked ridiculous and like a complete asshat. On the upside, I never had to run laps again.
 
2013-05-03 12:32:05 PM  
I mocked my track coach ONCE. After practice, he made me run 110 hurdles until I was so was so weak that I was running through the hurdles instead of over them, just to set them back up and do it again. This went on until I fell on my face and damn near passed out and puked. As I laid there dizzy and puking, I found out why he liked coaching 9th grade boys track.... Needless to say, I never considered mocking a coach again.

/stay away from church based private schools
 
2013-05-03 12:34:26 PM  

jennies1897: I had a gym coach make me run laps around a soccer field with a few other people once. I can't recall what I did, probably something like not bringing clothes to change in or failing to give a shiat about whatever sport I was supposed to care about. It was gym class


Gym class isn't an athletic sport.
 
2013-05-03 12:42:09 PM  

GoodOmens: 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


I'd forgotten about that, thanks for those memories back >.>
 
2013-05-03 12:45:00 PM  
I keep forgetting that fark is full of people who got notes excusing them from PE classes because of their sensitivities.
 
2013-05-03 12:46:08 PM  

badscooter: jennies1897: I had a gym coach make me run laps around a soccer field with a few other people once. I can't recall what I did, probably something like not bringing clothes to change in or failing to give a shiat about whatever sport I was supposed to care about. It was gym class

Gym class isn't an athletic sport.


media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-03 12:58:13 PM  
The ITGs are hilarious, as always. The shiat is 100% ok so long as it is being done to someone else's children, however if someone did it to them they'd be screaming bloody murder.

So ask yourself ITGs who say this is good and build character: Would you be ok with being forced to do this if you missed a meeting at work (or probably more accurately a WoW raid, given the ITG crowd), because you had another work activity? Would you just say "Yep, I deserved it, I should have made this my highest priority, despite having other things to do. The bruises and blisters and well earned?" I'm thinking not. I'm guess you'd wail, scream, call the police, cry discrimination, and so on about how extremely unfair and so on this was.

If there is a punishment you aren't ok with as an adult, then it really isn't an ok punishment for kids. The adult world has more serious consequences, not less.
 
2013-05-03 01:03:34 PM  

sycraft: The ITGs are hilarious, as always. The shiat is 100% ok so long as it is being done to someone else's children, however if someone did it to them they'd be screaming bloody murder.

So ask yourself ITGs who say this is good and build character: Would you be ok with being forced to do this if you missed a meeting at work (or probably more accurately a WoW raid, given the ITG crowd), because you had another work activity? Would you just say "Yep, I deserved it, I should have made this my highest priority, despite having other things to do. The bruises and blisters and well earned?" I'm thinking not. I'm guess you'd wail, scream, call the police, cry discrimination, and so on about how extremely unfair and so on this was.

If there is a punishment you aren't ok with as an adult, then it really isn't an ok punishment for kids. The adult world has more serious consequences, not less.


You realize some of us actually did this in track, right? And no, it didn't kill us.
 
2013-05-03 01:21:16 PM  

scubamage: DeathCipris: WTF is wrong with people ITT? It is either full of trolls or a bunch of armchair green berets. What these coaches did to these students is deplorable. Me being me when I was in high school, would have refused and told the coaches where to shove it (like you would have found me at track to begin with), but to some of the kids, track is a big deal and could even be how they expect to get scholarship money for college.

FTA: "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.
Students also said the move to remove the coaches would seriously affect their performance at an upcoming track conference and sectionals."

Isn't this the same line of thinking that leads to women stay with boyfriends that beat the brakes off their ass? Dangerous behavior...
"Ohh he loves me. He didn't mean to hurt me. It won't happen again."
Bullshiat.

Shame on the coaches for being such a colossal douche nozzle and in my mind taking advantage of the trust these youths put in to someone.

Obviously these coaches should be put in front of a firing squad for daring to discipline children in a way that could give them blisters. OMG TEH BLISTURS!!!!! DERRRRPPPPPPP!!!!!!

Runners don't whine about blisters because they're not a big farking deal. Ever look at a runner's feet? You won't do it twice. Especially not after a distance run.


I'm a distance runner. Blisters are a sign of ill-fitting shoes and/or socks.
 
2013-05-03 01:35:30 PM  

scubamage: You realize some of us actually did this in track, right? And no, it didn't kill us.


If the standard is "it didn't kill me" then there's an awful lot that is ok by that standard. But again I reiterate: Are you ok with a meeting organizer making you do bear crawls until your hands bleed because you missed that meeting at work? If not, why not? Why is it ok to do something more harsh to kids but not adults?
 
2013-05-03 01:55:36 PM  

jayphat: I_ROUTE: JungleBoogie: concrete

Pretty sure it is rubberized. That is why their hands were so black like they have been handling tires. If you look at the school's website you can see that it is still a very dark track. Asphalt would become ashy or grey fairly quickly.

LMGTFY: http://www.ihigh.com/cascadecadets/gallery_52495.html

Pussies. In my day we ran on cinder tracks. Guess what happens when you fall in THAT?


This?
a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2013-05-03 02:06:11 PM  

I_ROUTE: jayphat: I_ROUTE: JungleBoogie: concrete

Pretty sure it is rubberized. That is why their hands were so black like they have been handling tires. If you look at the school's website you can see that it is still a very dark track. Asphalt would become ashy or grey fairly quickly.

LMGTFY: http://www.ihigh.com/cascadecadets/gallery_52495.html

Pussies. In my day we ran on cinder tracks. Guess what happens when you fall in THAT?

This?
[a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com image 600x450]


farking ow.  Looks like a good 15 stitches.  I bet that left a nice stain.
 
2013-05-03 02:06:31 PM  

SmellsLikePoo: mainstreet62: In this thread: Plenty of idiots that don't have kids, and therefore don't fully understand the consequences of these actions.

The coaches should be fired, and anyone telling the kids to man up should have their heads examined for brain damage.

What sports did you participate in?  Competitive crocheting?


I didn't participate in high school sports because of jock assholes like you. My kids, however, are participating.

They get their bumps, cuts, and bruises. One had a partial tear on her MCL.

High school sports, from my point of view, has a subculture of stupid coaches, which is why I avoided all that crap. I played sports outside of school.

scubamage: Also in this thread: self righteous toolbags who think their way of parenting (being overly protective and trying to cover kids in bubblewrap) is perfect and everyone else is wrong for thinking a few scrapes isn't really a big deal.


Yes, it is self righteous to worry about your kids getting hurt, moron. I let them play sports despite my personal objections to it because that's what they want.

I never said anyone was wrong thinking a few bruises isn't a big deal. The big deal is when some stupid farking asshole coach tries to take my place and does shiat that only impacts my kids negatively.

Are you a coach? Because that would explain a LOT.
 
2013-05-03 02:32:52 PM  

Nogale: scubamage: DeathCipris: WTF is wrong with people ITT? It is either full of trolls or a bunch of armchair green berets. What these coaches did to these students is deplorable. Me being me when I was in high school, would have refused and told the coaches where to shove it (like you would have found me at track to begin with), but to some of the kids, track is a big deal and could even be how they expect to get scholarship money for college.

FTA: "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.
Students also said the move to remove the coaches would seriously affect their performance at an upcoming track conference and sectionals."

Isn't this the same line of thinking that leads to women stay with boyfriends that beat the brakes off their ass? Dangerous behavior...
"Ohh he loves me. He didn't mean to hurt me. It won't happen again."
Bullshiat.

Shame on the coaches for being such a colossal douche nozzle and in my mind taking advantage of the trust these youths put in to someone.

Obviously these coaches should be put in front of a firing squad for daring to discipline children in a way that could give them blisters. OMG TEH BLISTURS!!!!! DERRRRPPPPPPP!!!!!!

Runners don't whine about blisters because they're not a big farking deal. Ever look at a runner's feet? You won't do it twice. Especially not after a distance run.

I'm a distance runner. Blisters are a sign of ill-fitting shoes and/or socks.


Sadly I don't have too many options - I have super wide feet (beyond quad E width), and even in Brooks (the most accomodating) it seems the shoes always end up having some extra room in them. I've had several nails turn black and fall off because of hitting the front of shoes constantly (usually a worse problem on courses with looooooong downhills. Been to 4 different running stores, no one has been able to fix it.

sycraft: scubamage: You realize some of us actually did this in track, right? And no, it didn't kill us.

If the standard is "it didn't kill me" then there's an awful lot that is ok by that standard. But again I reiterate: Are you ok with a meeting organizer making you do bear crawls until your hands bleed because you missed that meeting at work? If not, why not? Why is it ok to do something more harsh to kids but not adults?


About the only way those two things are equivalent is if I am a professional sports player, and then yes I would have no issue with it, since I would have signed on to a career where it is understood that discipline can take the form of physical exercise. Just like when I signed up to the high school sports team.  I would have no issue with it, nor should anyone in the stadium/training ground since they all know that that is how athletes train and discipline one another. There is no difference between this and "go run 10 laps" or "drop and give me 50." The downside is this one caused blisters.

But that situation can't be compared to a meeting. First, we have no track. Second, it's not acceptable in the office context. The kids weren't in an office, they were on a sports team. To match context, it would be like my boss telling me I have to work a long shift on the weekend because I blew off work on tuesday. And I have no problem with that, especially if they were counting on me to be there and I farked them over.

Your comparison is false equality because the context is entirely different. See false analogy.
 
2013-05-03 02:38:32 PM  

mainstreet62: SmellsLikePoo: mainstreet62: In this thread: Plenty of idiots that don't have kids, and therefore don't fully understand the consequences of these actions.

The coaches should be fired, and anyone telling the kids to man up should have their heads examined for brain damage.

What sports did you participate in?  Competitive crocheting?

I didn't participate in high school sports because of jock assholes like you. My kids, however, are participating.

They get their bumps, cuts, and bruises. One had a partial tear on her MCL.

High school sports, from my point of view, has a subculture of stupid coaches, which is why I avoided all that crap. I played sports outside of school.

scubamage: Also in this thread: self righteous toolbags who think their way of parenting (being overly protective and trying to cover kids in bubblewrap) is perfect and everyone else is wrong for thinking a few scrapes isn't really a big deal.

Yes, it is self righteous to worry about your kids getting hurt, moron. I let them play sports despite my personal objections to it because that's what they want.

I never said anyone was wrong thinking a few bruises isn't a big deal. The big deal is when some stupid farking asshole coach tries to take my place and does shiat that only impacts my kids negatively.

Are you a coach? Because that would explain a LOT.


Nope, I'm an ex-fat kid who realized that all of my biatching about coaches and sports was pointless elitism and sour grapes to make up for the fact that I was a fatass. Then I grew up and I got over it, and I figured it was time to try it out. I joined up with track (specifically as a thrower), and even though I sucked and got my ass kicked a little bit by the coach, I got better. Then I dropped around 150 pounds and started running. Yes, I got disciplined, and I am a stronger, better person for it.

The fact that you actually have objections to your kids participating in physical activities... wow. Just wow.
 
2013-05-03 04:00:51 PM  

Skanque: As a lacrosse goalie in high school, my coach got frustrated with me and my team one day, and took it out on me.  During my goalie warm up, where the coach shoots at different segments of the goal, he instead just wound up and chucked the ball at me as  hard as he could.

That was not a fun day.


The lawsuit you should have filed would've been an awesome day.
 
2013-05-03 04:06:50 PM  
The part that gets me about this story is that the kids were practicing! That sounds like they were going to COMPETE in a race where some of the kids would LOSE! I thought we had banned competition in case some kids feelings got hurt. They should have all the kids run around the track but then the kids in front should stop right before the finish line and wait for everyone else so they can cross the line TOGETHER! This is why we have school shootings.
 
2013-05-03 04:18:08 PM  

Fano: tlchwi02: 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

I'm puzzled by two things here: one, is a backwards bear crawl like doing a crab walk... and two, 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.


My guess is the coach threatened them with something like an automatic fail if they didn't finish.  Depending on if this is a formal class, or if extracurricular activities have an impact on GPA, that can be a pretty serious motivator.  Most track kids aren't the type that don't care about their grades, and failing a class at all can mean not being able to graduate, etc.

Anyway, I'm on the "coaches were assholes and should have known better" side of the fence.  FTFA: One girl had a doctor's appointment and she was told she had to do four laps. In other words, "how DARE you make an appointment to see a medical professional when I expect you to be here at an arbitrary time for practice of an activity that will not matter beyond high school.  THIS UNDERMINES MY AUTHORITY." Yeah, that's not a deserved punishment, that's power tripping.
 
2013-05-03 04:22:45 PM  

Mimic_Octopus: 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.


I know this is a rather blatant troll, but I have the perfect response for this.

One word: ladytrouble.
 
2013-05-03 04:36:51 PM  

tukatz: I love how their linked YouTube video showed BACKWARDS Bear Crawls. Brilliant.


You know how I know you didn't read the article?
 
2013-05-03 04:39:40 PM  

scubamage: DeathCipris: WTF is wrong with people ITT? It is either full of trolls or a bunch of armchair green berets. What these coaches did to these students is deplorable. Me being me when I was in high school, would have refused and told the coaches where to shove it (like you would have found me at track to begin with), but to some of the kids, track is a big deal and could even be how they expect to get scholarship money for college.

FTA: "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.
Students also said the move to remove the coaches would seriously affect their performance at an upcoming track conference and sectionals."

Isn't this the same line of thinking that leads to women stay with boyfriends that beat the brakes off their ass? Dangerous behavior...
"Ohh he loves me. He didn't mean to hurt me. It won't happen again."
Bullshiat.

Shame on the coaches for being such a colossal douche nozzle and in my mind taking advantage of the trust these youths put in to someone.

Obviously these coaches should be put in front of a firing squad for daring to discipline children in a way that could give them blisters. OMG TEH BLISTURS!!!!! DERRRRPPPPPPP!!!!!!

Runners don't whine about blisters because they're not a big farking deal. Ever look at a runner's feet? You won't do it twice. Especially not after a distance run.


I think you missed the point. These blisters were on their hands, not their feet. How bout you go run 4 laps like that like these students did?
My money is on you wussing out by the 2nd lap, ITG.
As for me, I am smart enough to stay the hell away from it and stick by my guns that these coaches were douche nozzles.
 
2013-05-03 05:38:48 PM  
I'M not even allowed to do that to my kid... CPS would be all up my ass in half a heartbeat.  I'll be goddamned if I let some farking gym coach do this to them... these morons were forunate that a parent or two didn't show up afterwards for some "batting practice".
 
2013-05-03 06:11:50 PM  

scubamage: sup philly

mainstreet62: I didn't participate in high school sports because of jock assholes like you. My kids, however, are participating.


I can't really buy your excuse about sports; there are so many sports available, and each one draws a different kind of person.  Some sports are more conducive for introverted type, like x-country or track or swimming, others are heavy on the teams, by each one has its own flavor and community.  If you missed out on this, it is too bad... kids need to learn about more than just academics to lead fulfilled lives.  I'm glad your bad experiences haven't stopped you from letting your kids enjoy sports.

And that would certainly be the first time I was described as a jock asshole.  I found out that by working hard and dedicating my time and efforts to a sport, I got better and stronger... but by no means was i a big jock.  I was the honor student science nerd.
 
2013-05-04 01:02:18 AM  
I fail to see how some stupid high school track medals or ribbons would be worth having your hands rubbed raw as punishment for missing a practice session because you had a doctors appointment. You grow up and get to the real world, and realize nobody gives a shiat about the things you did in high school. It's too bad these teenagers' lack of perspective would lead them to tolerate stuff like this. It's like how that story about that teenage worker who was forced to strip by her manager at McDonalds after someone falsely accused her of stealing. She didn't have to do that. He wasn't a cop. He was just some shiat who worked at McDonalds. But because he was an authority figure, she simply obeyed him because she was too young to know any better. She didn't have the perspective to realize that she could have just stormed out the door, and losing her McJob wouldn't mean much of anything.
 
2013-05-04 01:10:29 AM  

Fano: tlchwi02: 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

I'm puzzled by two things here: one, is a backwards bear crawl like doing a crab walk... and two, 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.


I think at that point it was a matter of peer [and coaches] pressure.. you are already being punished for not showing up at the previous meet.. if you say 'fark it!' the punishment might get worse or you might get kicked out of the track team
 
2013-05-04 01:22:12 AM  

Atomic Spunk: 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.


it was hilarious!!
 
2013-05-04 01:26:13 AM  

CowardlyLion: 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


First of all, they're high school kids in the 21st century. They should already have some level of cynicism at this point.

Secondly, after what they went through, it should simply be a matter of common sense that something isn't right about what the coaches did.

I'm more inclined to think that the kids are backing up the coaches actions because of peer pressure more than anything else. Nobody wants to be seen as a pussy in this situation.

The injuries are real. This was abuse, plain and simple. The coaches should be fired. The school can always get more coaches.
 
2013-05-04 12:38:20 PM  

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


hehehe. I dunno ,my sophmore science teacher was a pretty cool guy and he also taught wrestling I think.
 
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