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(Opposing Views)   11-year-old QB runs his best play of the season by getting teammates to stand up for 6-year-old water coach who was getting picked on for speech difficulties   (opposingviews.com) divider line 45
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2013-11-22 12:07:48 PM  
He's also the water coach for a Peewee football team that his older brother plays on.

www.the-reel-mccoy.com

/YOU CAN DO IT!
 
2013-11-22 12:57:55 PM  

scottydoesntknow: He's also the water coach for a Peewee football team that his older brother plays on.



/YOU CAN DO IT!


It's not so much done in one as there really isn't anywhere else to go with this.
 
2013-11-22 12:59:39 PM  
Maybe he was getting picked on because he was referred to as a "water coach."

dnrtfa
 
2013-11-22 01:00:21 PM  
Nice story.

I'm amused by the 11 year old referring to the 6 year old as a "kid"
 
2013-11-22 01:00:41 PM  
Thanks a lot for making me tear up at the office, submitter...

I knew we shouldn't have started in on the beer at 10.
 
2013-11-22 01:00:49 PM  
Good for them for supporting Keith.
 
2013-11-22 01:00:58 PM  

mike_d85: scottydoesntknow: He's also the water coach for a Peewee football team that his older brother plays on.



/YOU CAN DO IT!

It's not so much done in one as there really isn't anywhere else to go with this.


The soitch continues
 
2013-11-22 01:01:09 PM  
When word got out recently that Keefe was being picked on because of the way he speaks, the team's quarterback, 11-year-old Tommy Cooney, took action. The Williams Intermediate School fifth-grade student decided he too would wear a suit to school to support Keefe.

Well not the ending I was hoping for. I was hoping he (and the entire football team) would go and beat the crap out of every person who made fun of the 6-year-old. Sort of a re-enactment of the South Park hockey fight scene.
 
2013-11-22 01:03:05 PM  
In what way could what the 6yo was doing be considered activities at the level of "coaching?"  What is wrong with "water boy?"
 
2013-11-22 01:06:04 PM  
Listen water I want you to go out there and tear that guys head off.
 
2013-11-22 01:08:47 PM  
Sounds fishy, I wanda what they called him.
 
2013-11-22 01:09:02 PM  

LandOfChocolate: Nice story.

I'm amused by the 11 year old referring to the 6 year old as a "kid"


Pfft, don't you remember being 11? Every kid over ten is convinced they're an adult and the world just doesn't realize it.
 
2013-11-22 01:09:43 PM  
Hydrate, damnit! I said Hydrate!
 
2013-11-22 01:09:50 PM  
water generally does what it wants, and so this youngster at the very least deserves our praise for his ability to coach such a thing.
 
2013-11-22 01:16:18 PM  

craigzy: water generally does what it wants, and so this youngster at the very least deserves our praise for his ability to coach such a thing.


generally yeah, but it can be pretty temperamental.  I fired some water the other day for not making my tea quick enough, and man - was it  steamed
 
2013-11-22 01:21:31 PM  
Maybe I'm just jaded, but after seeing a dozen variations if this scenario on video... Is there a youth sports team in the world that hasn't pulled a stunt like this yet?

My daughter's basketball team had a special needs kid on the team, she got put in the game for about five minutes a game, traveled a lot, ball hogged, and would take about ten uncontested shots, missing badly each time.  It didn't seem like much fun for anyone involved.   It came off as more of a showcase for one parent who wanted their kid to be involved, but had little to do with the kids on either team, who just wanted to get on with the competitive game.
 
2013-11-22 01:22:29 PM  
WTF is a water coach
 
2013-11-22 01:25:06 PM  
Awfully dusty in here.

He's 11 years old, a quarterback, and took the initiative to organize dozens of other kids to take action for a worthy cause?   Damn.  That's some strong leadership skills, especially for a kid.

Maybe Obama should call him, commend him, and get some pointers.
 
2013-11-22 01:31:41 PM  

IamAwake: craigzy: water generally does what it wants, and so this youngster at the very least deserves our praise for his ability to coach such a thing.

generally yeah, but it can be pretty temperamental.  I fired some water the other day for not making my tea quick enough, and man - was it  steamed


You earned this one
 
2013-11-22 01:37:23 PM  
I know Im jaded but the article says HIS OLDER BROTHER plays on the team. Why did a stranger have to stick up for the boy and not his older brother ?

This is what older brothers are for.
 
2013-11-22 01:53:02 PM  
Water coach?  That sounds like queer-speek.  That sounds like new american century talk.  That sounds like socio-engineered obedient citizen talk.  Plus your shiat is all retarded.
 
2013-11-22 01:57:42 PM  

Ker_Thwap: Maybe I'm just jaded, but after seeing a dozen variations if this scenario on video... Is there a youth sports team in the world that hasn't pulled a stunt like this yet?

My daughter's basketball team had a special needs kid on the team, she got put in the game for about five minutes a game, traveled a lot, ball hogged, and would take about ten uncontested shots, missing badly each time.  It didn't seem like much fun for anyone involved.   It came off as more of a showcase for one parent who wanted their kid to be involved, but had little to do with the kids on either team, who just wanted to get on with the competitive game.


I don't think being decent to the less fortunate is so much a "stunt" as it is just being a good person.
 
2013-11-22 01:59:55 PM  
Read it and still don't know wtf a water coach is
 
2013-11-22 02:02:01 PM  

gambitsgirl: Read it and still don't know wtf a water coach is


I think you find them in Venice.
 
2013-11-22 02:02:24 PM  

cardex: WTF is a water coach


I would guess it's a large raft pulled by a team of sea horses.
 
2013-11-22 02:04:24 PM  
Subby, thanks for restoring my faith in humanity just a tiny bit.  I'm sure it won't last long, but it's good to be reminded what if feels like every once in a while.
 
2013-11-22 02:07:29 PM  
So, the solution to bullying is bullying with more people.
 
2013-11-22 02:12:46 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: So, the solution to bullying is bullying with more people.


Wearing dress shirts and ties to show support is now bullying?
 
2013-11-22 02:17:14 PM  
But he spit in the coo coo coolar!
 
2013-11-22 02:18:00 PM  
Nice story.

There is an article with more info:  http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/boston-south/suited-band-of-brothers-s t ands-up-for-unstoppable-6yearold/-/9848842/23085396/-/t0h3xw/-/index.h tml?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=wcvb%2Bchann el%2B5%2Bboston

FTA:

When Danny used to come home crying after being teased, his mother would hope his last thought at night wasn't about being picked on.

"With this act of kindness, I hope he thinks of that as he goes to sleep," she said.


The following students suited up for "Danny Appreciation Day": Tommy Cooney, Matt Keefe, Tim Keefe, Emily Keefe, Jimmy Peterson, Nicholas Lambert, Brett Jackson, Nick Hogg, Devin O'Leary, Thatcher Abbassi, Larry Kirlis, Chris DeSantis, Brett Rosher, Brian Rosher, Matt Giurleo, Jacob Spear, Max Compton, Vinny Forziati, Cade Chiocca, Liam Woods, Jason Revil, Brendan Rosher, Joseph Jones IV, Kyle Phillips, Riley Welch, Riley Manning, Nick Longo, Connor Chiocca, Aidan Brien, Jack Morgan, Jake Prisco, Ryan MacDermott, Jacob Lawson, Raul Sanjay, Bobby Ladue, Zack Whiting, Danny Doherty, Cameron Hogg, Andrew Johnson, Chris Hogg, Nick Brown, David Usher, Ben Hogg and Josh Hogg.


Well done, Boys.  Well Done!!!
 
2013-11-22 02:18:44 PM  

IamAwake: In what way could what the 6yo was doing be considered activities at the level of "coaching?"  What is wrong with "water boy?"


The title of "boy" is racist.
 
2013-11-22 02:21:05 PM  

gambitsgirl: Read it and still don't know wtf a water coach is


Well then you're retarded.
 
2013-11-22 02:23:27 PM  

Walker: When word got out recently that Keefe was being picked on because of the way he speaks, the team's quarterback, 11-year-old Tommy Cooney, took action. The Williams Intermediate School fifth-grade student decided he too would wear a suit to school to support Keefe.

Well not the ending I was hoping for. I was hoping he (and the entire football team) would go and beat the crap out of every person who made fun of the 6-year-old. Sort of a re-enactment of the South Park hockey fight scene.


Yeah, I was kind of hoping for a more 'physical intervention' with the bullies. Cognitive re-calibration, is what Black Widow called it. I think.
 
2013-11-22 02:32:04 PM  

Pincy: OtherLittleGuy: So, the solution to bullying is bullying with more people.

Wearing dress shirts and ties to show support is now bullying?


Just ask a disgruntled blue collar worker.
 
2013-11-22 02:38:19 PM  
The water boy is now called a water coach?

Reminds me of my last job. Corporate froze the pay grades for years, so we'd have people with a manager title and no subordinates. Middle-managers became "directors" of the "managers," and they were all overseen by "senior directors."

Titles are stupid. They only mean something to payroll while you've got a job, or lazy hiring managers when you're looking for a job.

Sorry for threadjack.
 
2013-11-22 02:40:29 PM  
Hooray for retards! YEAAAAAY!
 
2013-11-22 02:41:08 PM  
Water coach? True, that water ain't going to get where it needs to go without some guidance.
 
2013-11-22 02:56:08 PM  

Mellotiger: Ker_Thwap: Maybe I'm just jaded, but after seeing a dozen variations if this scenario on video... Is there a youth sports team in the world that hasn't pulled a stunt like this yet?

My daughter's basketball team had a special needs kid on the team, she got put in the game for about five minutes a game, traveled a lot, ball hogged, and would take about ten uncontested shots, missing badly each time.  It didn't seem like much fun for anyone involved.   It came off as more of a showcase for one parent who wanted their kid to be involved, but had little to do with the kids on either team, who just wanted to get on with the competitive game.

I don't think being decent to the less fortunate is so much a "stunt" as it is just being a good person.


Eh, you can be a nice person without an internet video proclaiming to the world that you're a nice person.
 
2013-11-22 03:03:04 PM  
That pisses me off to no end. This kid is never going to learn to stand up for himself if he's always being protected by the football team.
 
2013-11-22 03:04:38 PM  

Ker_Thwap: Eh, you can be a nice person without an internet video proclaiming to the world that you're a nice person.


It's kind of like when I'm playing billiards by myself, and I make an amazing bank-combo shot...it doesn't count unless someone else sees it.
 
2013-11-22 03:14:41 PM  

btfoom: Nice story.

There is an article with more info:  http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/boston-south/suited-band-of-brothers-s t ands-up-for-unstoppable-6yearold/-/9848842/23085396/-/t0h3xw/-/index.h tml?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=wcvb%2Bchann el%2B5%2Bboston

FTA:

When Danny used to come home crying after being teased, his mother would hope his last thought at night wasn't about being picked on.

"With this act of kindness, I hope he thinks of that as he goes to sleep," she said.

The following students suited up for "Danny Appreciation Day": Tommy Cooney, Matt Keefe, Tim Keefe, Emily Keefe, Jimmy Peterson, Nicholas Lambert, Brett Jackson, Nick Hogg, Devin O'Leary, Thatcher Abbassi, Larry Kirlis, Chris DeSantis, Brett Rosher, Brian Rosher, Matt Giurleo, Jacob Spear, Max Compton, Vinny Forziati, Cade Chiocca, Liam Woods, Jason Revil, Brendan Rosher, Joseph Jones IV, Kyle Phillips, Riley Welch, Riley Manning, Nick Longo, Connor Chiocca, Aidan Brien, Jack Morgan, Jake Prisco, Ryan MacDermott, Jacob Lawson, Raul Sanjay, Bobby Ladue, Zack Whiting, Danny Doherty, Cameron Hogg, Andrew Johnson, Chris Hogg, Nick Brown, David Usher, Ben Hogg and Josh Hogg.


Well done, Boys.  Well Done!!!


I was scrolling through and thought that said Boss Hogg.
 
2013-11-22 03:20:01 PM  

gambitsgirl: Read it and still don't know wtf a water coach is


They boil potatoes.
 
2013-11-22 05:14:02 PM  
Nicely done, gentlemen. Nicely done.
 
2013-11-22 07:09:17 PM  
I stand and applaud both the young men on the team, and the parents who raised them.
 
2013-11-22 07:57:26 PM  

INeedAName: btfoom: Nice story.

There is an article with more info:  http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/boston-south/suited-band-of-brothers-s t ands-up-for-unstoppable-6yearold/-/9848842/23085396/-/t0h3xw/-/index.h tml?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=wcvb%2Bchann el%2B5%2Bboston

FTA:

When Danny used to come home crying after being teased, his mother would hope his last thought at night wasn't about being picked on.

"With this act of kindness, I hope he thinks of that as he goes to sleep," she said.

The following students suited up for "Danny Appreciation Day": Tommy Cooney, Matt Keefe, Tim Keefe, Emily Keefe, Jimmy Peterson, Nicholas Lambert, Brett Jackson, Nick Hogg, Devin O'Leary, Thatcher Abbassi, Larry Kirlis, Chris DeSantis, Brett Rosher, Brian Rosher, Matt Giurleo, Jacob Spear, Max Compton, Vinny Forziati, Cade Chiocca, Liam Woods, Jason Revil, Brendan Rosher, Joseph Jones IV, Kyle Phillips, Riley Welch, Riley Manning, Nick Longo, Connor Chiocca, Aidan Brien, Jack Morgan, Jake Prisco, Ryan MacDermott, Jacob Lawson, Raul Sanjay, Bobby Ladue, Zack Whiting, Danny Doherty, Cameron Hogg, Andrew Johnson, Chris Hogg, Nick Brown, David Usher, Ben Hogg and Josh Hogg.


Well done, Boys.  Well Done!!!

I was scrolling through and thought that said Boss Hogg.


Same here! And I was thinking about how awesome the postgame party at the "Boar's Nest" would be.

"They could book Mel Tillis!"

/he has a stutter
 
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