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(WTHR Indianapolis)   Students complain after their track coaches make them do bear crawls. Awww, did the precious little snow.... HOLY FARK   (wthr.com) divider line 113
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2013-05-03 12:17:32 AM  
15 votes:
I see the requisite "back in my day" and "snowflake" comments have been made. It's simultaneously hilarious and sad how quickly the internet wants to find a way to justify hurting kids.

Bad judgment aside, the bear crawls are just plain counterproductive. Moving that way is only going to risk back strain and other injuries that would potentially WEAKEN a person's track performance. If they'd just stuck with laps, no one would have cared.
2013-05-03 12:22:33 AM  
11 votes:
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.
2013-05-02 08:30:16 PM  
11 votes:

Tellingthem: doglover: On one hand it is inappropriate to cause injuries to students, even blisters.

On the other hand, it's just freakin' blisters and some dirt. "*sniffle* they were all black and hurt" yeah no shiat. I've seen girls younger than you tear their knee open and bloody falling on gravel, get up and ignore it, and keep playing whatever they were playing.

Seriously, after after the bruises, cuts, smashed fingers, etc from football practice these kids would have been down for the count. Running Indians, suicides, or green bays till you puke or pass out. God even two-a-days...ugh...I hated those...Track practice was a cake walk compared to football.


Yeah, but it was bruises and cuts purposely inflicted by Sadists as punishment. Not normal accidental injuries. Big diffrence there.
2013-05-02 10:09:46 PM  
10 votes:
This seems like a good time to teach students about Milgram's experiment and how you don't always have to obey authority.
2013-05-02 08:26:11 PM  
10 votes:
Fark you, internet tough guys.  This is incorrigible and intolerable torture.
2013-05-02 09:54:14 PM  
8 votes:
Those who can't do, teach. Those who can't teach, teach gym.
2013-05-03 12:50:40 AM  
7 votes:
Holy farking Stockholm Syndrome!
2013-05-03 12:48:36 AM  
7 votes:
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 12:41:57 AM  
6 votes:
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 12:36:39 AM  
6 votes:
Even by Fark standards, there is an incredibly high concentration of sociopaths in this thread.
2013-05-03 02:00:53 AM  
5 votes:
Sure are a lot of badasses up in this thread.

Injuring your athletes doesn't build strength, it doesn't improve endurance, and it doesn't develop skill. What it does is teach people to accept abuse by authority figures as normal and acceptable. Citation: this thread.
2013-05-03 12:29:51 AM  
5 votes:
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 01:02:21 AM  
4 votes:

llortcM_yllort: basemetal: Meh, kids today don't know tough practices.

/know a few coaches
//it's hard to get kids to gut it out now
///just a different time/culture

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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That sentiment really doesn't apply to this case.  If you read the article, the kids were defending the coaches.  It was the parents and administrators that freaked out.


The only student in TFA defending the teacher is the one who missed out on the punishment. Most of those kids had to do it for half a mile. If you paid attention to the beginning of TFA (first few paragraphs) one girl had to do it for a mile.

That's not a 50 yard adrenaline rush for funsies. That's torturing high school kids because you feel disrespected.
2013-05-03 12:27:48 AM  
4 votes:

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.


They did that IN REVERSE.  Meaning, their hands were the pushing force, not their feet.

I still say the coaches did this to look at their asses.
2013-05-03 08:27:19 AM  
3 votes:
My soccer kids are younger than these guys, but my rule is that I don't make them do something I won't do with them. They run laps, I run laps. And last season I somehow ended up with every hyper kid in the district on my team. I ran a lot of laps.

I found that this policy prevented whining, made parents happy, caused kids to respect me as a coach, and got my ass in great shape by the end of the season.

So, coaches. Down on all fours. You want these kids to bear crawl, you first.

I got no respect for beer belly, yell from the sideline coaches who are in it to relive their HS glory days.
2013-05-03 02:51:47 AM  
3 votes:
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 01:51:13 AM  
3 votes:

Shmopee: Ignored "Shmopee". If you want to completely hide ignored user comments, change the "Show header of ignored comments" option in your user profile.


I know the army's desperate enough to take any-farking-body these days, but I'd like to think you're smart enough to figure out the difference between military training, where you have basically signed away your rights to be beaten into whatever the army wants you to be because you will be fighting for your life for them, and civilian minors in a high school gym class.

But since you've already been squeezed out of the Pentagon Fun Factory, possibly you're not anymore.
2013-05-03 01:26:01 AM  
3 votes:

Shmopee: Earguy: Fark you, internet tough guys. This is incorrigible and intolerable torture.

So when my drill sergeant made the entire platoon do it up and down the hallway for half an hour, what was that?


Up and down the hallway? Linoleum? Tile? Carpet? Sod?

You and your fellow pussy government titty-suckers should shut the F up maybe, hero.

Unless you'd like to man up like a teenage girl and bearwalk four laps around a cinder-paved track field.

Fun fact: "cinders" are crushed pumice, a substance used specifically for abrading human skin, hard and sharp as broken glass.
2013-05-03 01:24:43 AM  
3 votes:

thorthor: Let's all wait and see how America goes when generation duckface/oh I broke a nail/fark all authority gets along when the shiat hits the fan. Some of the punishment our grandparents and greatgrandparents experienced makes this shiat look like a day on the beach. No wonder the Asians are kicking our collective asses in all respects, and will rule our world. Toughen up kiddies.


See, again, this is insanity.

Only someone who is abused thinks that abuse is normal, or beneficial.
2013-05-03 01:05:35 AM  
3 votes:
If I'm ever lucky enough to have kids, I hope I'm able to raise them into people who are able to recognize that a jackass high school track coach is not a drill sergeant and can be told no if the situation calls for it.

/The situation called for it.
2013-05-03 12:30:02 AM  
3 votes:

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 12:28:04 AM  
3 votes:

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.
2013-05-03 12:21:11 AM  
3 votes:

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.
2013-05-02 08:21:09 PM  
3 votes:
Why don't you try not missing practice, girls?
2013-05-02 07:53:39 PM  
3 votes:
On one hand it is inappropriate to cause injuries to students, even blisters.

On the other hand, it's just freakin' blisters and some dirt. "*sniffle* they were all black and hurt" yeah no shiat. I've seen girls younger than you tear their knee open and bloody falling on gravel, get up and ignore it, and keep playing whatever they were playing.
2013-05-02 07:45:53 PM  
3 votes:
Damn kids need to toughen up their hands.
2013-05-03 05:38:48 PM  
2 votes:
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 08:24:38 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-05-03 02:10:35 AM  
2 votes:
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 01:42:14 AM  
2 votes:

thorthor: Ignored "thorthor". If you want to completely hide ignored user comments, change the "Show header of ignored comments" option in your user profile.


Well, Generation Duckface probably won't let authority trample all over their rights and then thank them for it because it "builds character." In other words, they'll be better people than you on your best day.

Also, "Generation Duckface"? Hah, kids these days! They probably came onto your lawn and stole your quad-cane and pawned it to buy the crack weed, am I right? Damn kids!

So! I want to thank all the get-over-it types and the I-suffered-so-you-have-to-suffer people, because it's been a Goddamn eternity since I got to ignore this many stupid farks in a nonpolitical thread. Gonna go ahead and make it political though because it's what I do: you are everything wrong with this country. You're the people who whine about the idea that we do something about income disparity, student loans, the lack of decent healthcare, etc. because you never caught a farking break and so your suffering absolves you of any obligation to try and prevent the next poor asshole from turning out as farked up and farked over as you. Cowards and sociopaths, to the "man."

I exhort each and every one of you to consume a penis.
2013-05-03 01:24:18 AM  
2 votes:

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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Something told me in the article that the kids are not the ones complaining here... It is likely that the parents from your generation are the ones that complained.
2013-05-03 01:20:49 AM  
2 votes:

Honest Bender: 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.


Hm.  So, perhaps we should force today's kids to do the same?  I mean, if you enjoyed exerting yourself to the point of pain, they should, too, right?

And if they aren't 100% for it, they come late or whatever,  they can bear crawl for the whole 20 miles.

That'll build some farking character.

/personally, I don't really like the characters that get build through physical bullshiat
2013-05-03 01:02:54 AM  
2 votes:
I can tell stories of practices in the 70's/80's I was in that was just horrible.  Coaches were jerks and power hungry.  I remember track..running a lot and doing stairs.  I was a jumper, so go figure why they had everyone do the exact same practice..pretty dumb.

Football practice ... in Kansas... in August.  That was not fun either.
Baseball practice.  Running bases until your thighs burned and couldn't go up/down stairs for a week without screaming in pain...etc.
Basketball.  Sprint until you puke and do leg-lifts until you cry.

Sports is suppose to be fun, coaches ruin that.  I loved intramural sports in college.  Couldn't get enough
2013-05-03 01:00:49 AM  
2 votes:
I ran varsity track in high school for an old school, tough as nails coach. When we shirked practice we had to run   bleachers for a while. It was horrible, but at least it was punishing us while we got in better shape. Sometimes we did bear crawls, but that was on the football field and only for serious infractions. No one left with large, open wounds unless they tripped while doing a lap.

Four laps around a paved track on your hands is ridiculous... it doesn't correct the behavior and just results in, well.... see article. The kids want to support the coach but the parents will scream bloody murder. And it wasn't like these kids posted party pictures on facebook the night before a big meet.... the coaches were probably just pissed because on some random day a lot of athletes didn't show up.
2013-05-03 12:52:40 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:43:12 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:38:34 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:38:23 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:36:29 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:33:33 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:31:19 AM  
2 votes:

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....
2013-05-03 12:27:54 AM  
2 votes:
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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pla
2013-05-03 12:24:57 AM  
2 votes:
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!
2013-05-03 12:20:34 AM  
2 votes:
most children know the word 'no'. there is a time and place for everything.
2013-05-03 12:15:20 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-05-02 10:39:32 PM  
2 votes:
When Tammy Rulfs picked up her injured daughter after the next track practice, which included those backward bear crawls, she couldn't believe it.


"Honestly I would like to see the coaches do exactly what they had to do - and lose their jobs," said Rulfs.


I'd be okay with that.  I'm thinkin' they just wanted to stare at the girls' asses up in the air as they did "backwards bear crawls".
2013-05-02 08:15:58 PM  
2 votes:
Meh, I've seen worse. Like the day I discovered internet porn.

/That's gnarly
2013-05-03 04:39:40 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:36:51 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:18:08 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:06:31 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:35:30 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:21:16 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:03:34 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:58:13 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:10:52 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:36:27 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:32:23 AM  
1 votes:
 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 11:12:52 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:53:29 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:37:57 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:32:04 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:24:21 AM  
1 votes:
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 08:38:08 AM  
1 votes:

scubamage: HotWingConspiracy: scubamage: Track kids were once proud that their sport was other kids' punishment, and in this case it looks like the kids still are.

I've never seen a bear crawl event at a track meet.

Making runners run 2 laps as punishment. Yeah, that'll make a difference.


Maybe you can think a little out of your comfort zone on this, I'm confident that you'll see there are other options.

Here's a hint: runners don't mind running. Most of them do it on their own outside of track. Using something someone enjoys as punishment isn't a very good approach.

There is a difference between discipline and punishment, but shiatty coaches probably can't see it. One will help, the other will get you suspended.

As for the kida being two places at once: did they have proof? Or are we taking a kid's word with no proof.

Yeah if they were lying they should be water boarded.
2013-05-03 08:21:38 AM  
1 votes:
I would be interested to see video evidence of how the people making "snowflake" comments reacted to being punished for failing to be in two places at once.   The article clearly says at least one of them was at a meeting making arrangements for the schools prom.

Because they'll be whining like the little biatches they are.
2013-05-03 07:51:15 AM  
1 votes:
Love the aging jocks in this thread. We get it, you were a tough as nails bad ass in your day, and coach really loved you. Kids these days, etc.
2013-05-03 07:33:19 AM  
1 votes:
The funniest thing is that these kids are saying how much these coaches care about them. Guess what?  They don't.

As with most coaches, these are people who had a tough time in college, so they went the education or teaching degree route. This is just a job to them and they hate it. Most probably spend a good portion of the day thinking about what might have been. If they were smarter, if they had gotten better grades, etc.
2013-05-03 07:27:49 AM  
1 votes:
this is the same school that made the news a while ago for suspending 30 or so seniors for a post-it note prank. not bad making the news twice in one year for a tiny country school.
2013-05-03 07:16:48 AM  
1 votes:

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.


Bullshiat, dude. Trust me. Kids need meds sometimes for a chronic condition (say, ADD like me), get blasted by a fever for a day where the school won't let you go in, they get the shiats from crappy school food, you name it.

Where's your MD from?

/ Doctor
// Boxed and played football
/// fark bleacher runs
2013-05-03 07:13:13 AM  
1 votes:
We had to do those a lot, but on a reasonably clean, flat gym floor, not some nasty outdoor(?) track.

To those unconcerned about the kids' injuries, there are continuing to be more and more incidents of minor injuries infected by resistant bacteria, leading to brutal infections, resulting in long term treatments and amputations. Something we never really worried about 30 years ago.
2013-05-03 05:59:24 AM  
1 votes:

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 05:16:34 AM  
1 votes:
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 05:13:21 AM  
1 votes:

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 05:04:39 AM  
1 votes:
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 05:01:55 AM  
1 votes:
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 03:51:38 AM  
1 votes:

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?
2013-05-03 03:38:57 AM  
1 votes:
This thread is so full of derp.. I dont even...
2013-05-03 02:21:29 AM  
1 votes:

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 02:07:37 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:58:15 AM  
1 votes:

Shmopee: BuckTurgidson: Shmopee: BuckTurgidson: Shmopee: Earguy: Fark you, internet tough guys. This is incorrigible and intolerable torture.

So when my drill sergeant made the entire platoon do it up and down the hallway for half an hour, what was that?

Up and down the hallway? Linoleum? Tile? Carpet? Sod?

You and your fellow pussy government titty-suckers should shut the F up maybe, hero.

Unless you'd like to man up like a teenage girl and bearwalk four laps around a cinder-paved track field.

Fun fact: "cinders" are crushed pumice, a substance used specifically for abrading human skin, hard and sharp as broken glass.

You're right, that's my fault for not specifying; the hallway is what the concrete alley that ran between to the two barracks buildings that housed our training company was referred to as, but by all means, continue to hurl insults over the use of a colloquialism; way to prove your point, brah. -_-

Not paved with razor-sharp abrasive cinders, then, cupcake?

Ugh. Obvious troll is obvious and shame on me for falling prey.


What?
/Wait, what?
2013-05-03 01:39:27 AM  
1 votes:

Shmopee: BuckTurgidson: Shmopee: Earguy: Fark you, internet tough guys. This is incorrigible and intolerable torture.

So when my drill sergeant made the entire platoon do it up and down the hallway for half an hour, what was that?

Up and down the hallway? Linoleum? Tile? Carpet? Sod?

You and your fellow pussy government titty-suckers should shut the F up maybe, hero.

Unless you'd like to man up like a teenage girl and bearwalk four laps around a cinder-paved track field.

Fun fact: "cinders" are crushed pumice, a substance used specifically for abrading human skin, hard and sharp as broken glass.

You're right, that's my fault for not specifying; the hallway is what the concrete alley that ran between to the two barracks buildings that housed our training company was referred to as, but by all means, continue to hurl insults over the use of a colloquialism; way to prove your point, brah. -_-


Not paved with razor-sharp abrasive cinders, then, cupcake?
2013-05-03 01:38:07 AM  
1 votes:

Shmopee: sendtodave: Shmopee: So when my drill sergeant made the entire platoon do it up and down the hallway for half an hour, what was that?

Insane.

No sir, "insane" was half hour wall sits, 50 "proper" push-ups in full formation while wearing winter BDUs in August in Kentucky; insane was trusting sleep deprived teenagers with machine guns and live ammo to man a functioning lp/op out in the middle of a field in December; insane was having to low crawl with an ugly stick under razor wire while drill sergeant blasted off live .50 cal ammo a foot above your head in the middle of the night (pretty sure I could hear that sadistic s.o.b. laughing as he was reloading) and then having to do it again at dawn.

And just like the kids on that team, I signed up of my own volition, so no, no sympathy.


Well, sure, but I already knew that most soldiers are insane.  That they are actively broken down to think they are part of a unit, as opposed to individuals.

But we're talking about high school kids here.
2013-05-03 01:33:05 AM  
1 votes:

sendtodave: Shmopee: So when my drill sergeant made the entire platoon do it up and down the hallway for half an hour, what was that?

Insane.


No sir, "insane" was half hour wall sits, 50 "proper" push-ups in full formation while wearing winter BDUs in August in Kentucky; insane was trusting sleep deprived teenagers with machine guns and live ammo to man a functioning lp/op out in the middle of a field in December; insane was having to low crawl with an ugly stick under razor wire while drill sergeant blasted off live .50 cal ammo a foot above your head in the middle of the night (pretty sure I could hear that sadistic s.o.b. laughing as he was reloading) and then having to do it again at dawn.

And just like the kids on that team, I signed up of my own volition, so no, no sympathy.
2013-05-03 01:32:55 AM  
1 votes:

Great Janitor: And the nerfing of the next generation continues...


Oh, FFS, we're not talking about JROTC kids amped up on adrenaline from getting stung by (hopefully European) hornets, or football players; we're talking about, at least in one case, 14-year-old girls doing 880-1760 yards of reverse bear crawls.  I mean...what parent wouldn't at least LIKE to do that to thier pubescent "princess", amirite?  But there's a difference between thinking it and doing it imho.

That's not to say they shouldn't be punished.  Sounds like a bunch of 'em decided to blow off practice at the end of the year and the little shiats needed to be brought into line.  Make 'em run up and down stairs or something.  With their feet.  The things they use to run during the meets.

The only thing more amazing than the discipline is that apparently only one of them told the coach to fark off and quit.

And the whole pervy thing of making them stick their asses up in the air and crawl backwards as punishment...believe if a person in a position of authority did that to one of my girls, I might have to administer some discipline of my own, on the coach.

After years of working desk jobs, my hands aren't nearly as calloused as they used to be, but I've had my share of blisters, bruises, pulled muscles, sunburns, and hell, more than once I shrugged off what I thought might have been the verge of heat stroke, and getting stung a few dozen times by field wasps (not near as bad as hornets, but they tend to swarm inside your clothes) but I still question the judgement of this coaching staff.
2013-05-03 01:30:50 AM  
1 votes:
Authoritarins.

Authoritarians everywhere.
2013-05-03 01:21:44 AM  
1 votes:

Shmopee: So when my drill sergeant made the entire platoon do it up and down the hallway for half an hour, what was that?


Insane.
2013-05-03 01:12:40 AM  
1 votes:
I don't understand the mindset that would institute half-mile "bear crawls" in place of push ups, sit ups or running laps as punishment.
2013-05-03 01:12:25 AM  
1 votes:

Dauvan: You all should come see what gymnastics does to the hands. Look up gymnastics hand rip, and they practice with those.


Are you suggesting hand rips are imposed as arbitrary punishment by gymnastics coaches, Sporto?
2013-05-03 12:57:23 AM  
1 votes:

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


According to my research on youtube, it's an exercise that isn't really intended to be done for long stretches, outdoors on a track.
2013-05-03 12:53:28 AM  
1 votes:
Seriously? Jailarity should ensue for a stunt like this.
2013-05-03 12:50:10 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:45:31 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:45:25 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:42:39 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:38:55 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:36:30 AM  
1 votes:
These ain't no farm kids, that's for sure.
2013-05-03 12:36:26 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:35:07 AM  
1 votes:

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


Maybe that's the point?
2013-05-03 12:33:15 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:32:49 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:30:20 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:26:25 AM  
1 votes:
one of my best buddies is a middle school football coach gym teacher in a southern state, and heads a team that wins lots of middle school football contests (look, I ain't a sports chick, I'm trying to explain a thing, here). He is one of the sweetest, sappiest, most good-hearted fellows I know. When it is late summer, and the temps are busting records and we're in a drought, yet it's more humid than should be allowed by the laws of all that is good and holy...he turns into gotdamed Hartman. he refuses all arguments that 13 year olds can't handle laps in 115 degree heat. I know they have water, etc etc...I can't help it. I think he's mean.
2013-05-03 12:25:38 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2013-05-03 12:24:48 AM  
1 votes:

basemetal: Meh, kids today don't know tough practices.

/know a few coaches
//it's hard to get kids to gut it out now
///just a different time/culture


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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That sentiment really doesn't apply to this case.  If you read the article, the kids were defending the coaches.  It was the parents and administrators that freaked out.
2013-05-03 12:19:37 AM  
1 votes:
Isn't that normal for a lot of sports?

Wait for the callus to form and you're fine.
2013-05-03 12:17:20 AM  
1 votes:
control f at the article, in search for the term 'police'.....

No hits.

/what the f*ck is wrong with people that they don't call the police for the abuse/assault/being in a position of power over individuals and f*cking them up in the process.
2013-05-03 12:15:44 AM  
1 votes:
So... What the hell is a "bear crawl"?
2013-05-03 12:11:20 AM  
1 votes:
"It's a hard workout and they didn't intend for us to get hurt," said Sycophant.

But they did let you get hurt, didn't they, toady?

Shepard missed practice for a prom meeting. He didn't have the blisters some students did.

Oh.  Only the whiny girls got hurt, then?  Fair enough.
2013-05-03 12:10:15 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-05-02 08:38:56 PM  
1 votes:

optikeye: Tellingthem: doglover: On one hand it is inappropriate to cause injuries to students, even blisters.

On the other hand, it's just freakin' blisters and some dirt. "*sniffle* they were all black and hurt" yeah no shiat. I've seen girls younger than you tear their knee open and bloody falling on gravel, get up and ignore it, and keep playing whatever they were playing.

Seriously, after after the bruises, cuts, smashed fingers, etc from football practice these kids would have been down for the count. Running Indians, suicides, or green bays till you puke or pass out. God even two-a-days...ugh...I hated those...Track practice was a cake walk compared to football.

Yeah, but it was bruises and cuts purposely inflicted by Sadists as punishment. Not normal accidental injuries. Big diffrence there.


Not really,  we did all sorts of nasty stuff as punishment. We were always pushed to the edge. Was it to much in this case? Sounds like it. But some blisters are not some major story. Make the coaches apologize and if they ever cross a line again fire them. But this is not that big of a deal.
2013-05-02 08:36:57 PM  
1 votes:
Why weren't they wearing their track gloves and helmets?
2013-05-02 08:18:09 PM  
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doglover: On one hand it is inappropriate to cause injuries to students, even blisters.

On the other hand, it's just freakin' blisters and some dirt. "*sniffle* they were all black and hurt" yeah no shiat. I've seen girls younger than you tear their knee open and bloody falling on gravel, get up and ignore it, and keep playing whatever they were playing.


Seriously, after after the bruises, cuts, smashed fingers, etc from football practice these kids would have been down for the count. Running Indians, suicides, or green bays till you puke or pass out. God even two-a-days...ugh...I hated those...Track practice was a cake walk compared to football.
2013-05-02 07:55:18 PM  
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Bontesla: Who the hell makes content unavailable for mobile devices?


Works on my iPad
 
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