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(ThePostGame)   "I don't care if he don't get up" was said by A: Boxer. B: A Pro Wrestler C: A coach teaching football to 9 year olds   (thepostgame.com) divider line 29
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2014-01-08 02:58:38 AM
Nice head-to-head hits, y'all.

The amazing thing is how utterly clueless the adults involved have to be to sign releases for this show. They will richly deserve every ounce of scorn that may get heaped upon them when it airs. That's the only thing keeping me from being pissed off about Esquire TV even producing the program -- hopefully the fallout will be enough to cause some changes to come about.

There was a story in Texas Monthly a year or so ago that was about youth football in the Dallas-Ft. Worth suburbs I think, and it was mind-blowingly absurd how big a deal it is.
 
2014-01-08 03:08:33 AM
Warrior's code.
 
2014-01-08 03:47:32 AM
Stay classy, Texas. You guys are the Russia of North America.
 
2014-01-08 05:40:38 AM
I always enjoy watching the Little League World Series. And especially the Regionals.

Because when a team is eliminated, the tears just flow.

It's glorious!
 
2014-01-08 07:31:50 AM
And people wonder why my kid doesn't play football. Knuckle draggers like this are everywhere which is more upsetting.
 
2014-01-08 07:39:11 AM
Child abuse. Everyone involved should be sitting in a cell with Sandusky
 
2014-01-08 07:45:15 AM
That's a horrible example to set for children. It should be, "I don't care if he doesn't get up." Sheez, guy, act like you've used the language before.
 
2014-01-08 07:49:32 AM

DrBenway: They will richly deserve every ounce of scorn that may get heaped upon them when it airs.


They are the kind of people that would enjoy it.

Sad.
 
2014-01-08 07:56:03 AM

DrBenway: Nice head-to-head hits, y'all.

The amazing thing is how utterly clueless the adults involved have to be to sign releases for this show. They will richly deserve every ounce of scorn that may get heaped upon them when it airs.


They're in Texas, this will lead to more lucrative coaching gigs.
 
2014-01-08 07:57:29 AM

EyeballKid: That's a horrible example to set for children. It should be, "I don't care if he doesn't get up." Sheez, guy, act like you've used the language before.


"I'm indifferent to his proneness."
 
2014-01-08 08:10:09 AM

eagles95: And people wonder why my kid doesn't play football. Knuckle draggers like this are everywhere which is more upsetting.


Aren't you late for a spin class or something Sally ?
 
2014-01-08 08:13:24 AM

DrBenway: Nice head-to-head hits, y'all.

The amazing thing is how utterly clueless the adults involved have to be to sign releases for this show. They will richly deserve every ounce of scorn that may get heaped upon them when it airs. That's the only thing keeping me from being pissed off about Esquire TV even producing the program -- hopefully the fallout will be enough to cause some changes to come about.

There was a story in Texas Monthly a year or so ago that was about youth football in the Dallas-Ft. Worth suburbs I think, and it was mind-blowingly absurd how big a deal it is.


This reeks of the same sensationalism-trumps-everything mentality that pervades artificial reality programming right now.  A couple of years ago Spike ran a show called American Diggers which took the kooky, semi-dysfunctional family runs a business trope and had the guy digging up people's yards and under buildings in order to find "artifacts" to sell.

Normally, I don't give half a shiat about these shows, but this one hit home because I got my master's from an archaeology program.  Material culture heritage is an important part of our society, and treasure hunting has always been an issue that damages an academic discipline dedicated to making the most of a finite resource.  We're used to people getting interested in treasure ships and selling Native American artifacts for money without necessarily understanding their cultural and historic impact.  This took that disregard for learning in the name of profit and wrapped it up in the trappings of the manufactured reality genre, trying to mass-market it to a television audience.  That's not just mindless entertainment; it glorifies bad practices and may encourage somebody to ruin a potentially valuable site to make some money on Ebay.

This show does the same thing.  I have no doubt that the show producers are coaching the coaches; they're telling them to ham it up to grab people's attention.  Shock value makes a show stand out.  The problem with this show is it's incredibly counter-productive, considering their parent network NBC has an NFL contract and it looks bad on both NBC and the NFL if a kid gets seriously injured because of this show or because of the influence of this show.

And let me finish this little rant with a bit of blatant flame-baiting.  The NFL league office is practicing hypocrisy of the highest order if they don't lean on NBC/Esquire as hard as they leaned on ESPN over Playmakers.
 
2014-01-08 08:29:27 AM

UNC_Samurai: I have no doubt that the show producers are coaching the coaches;


Have you ever been to a youth football game?
 
2014-01-08 08:37:45 AM

HotWingConspiracy: UNC_Samurai: I have no doubt that the show producers are coaching the coaches;

Have you ever been to a youth football game?


What's your point?  That the coaches are that stubborn to begin with?  I don't doubt that either, but this is "reality" TV we're talking about.
 
2014-01-08 08:43:08 AM

UNC_Samurai: HotWingConspiracy: UNC_Samurai: I have no doubt that the show producers are coaching the coaches;

Have you ever been to a youth football game?

What's your point?  That the coaches are that stubborn to begin with?


Many of them are utterly insane. They really wouldn't need to look very hard to find one, and he would require no instruction to look and act like a crazy person.

 I don't doubt that either, but this is "reality" TV we're talking about.

Do you consider documentaries to be "reality" programming in general?
 
2014-01-08 08:46:47 AM

UNC_Samurai: HotWingConspiracy: UNC_Samurai: I have no doubt that the show producers are coaching the coaches;

Have you ever been to a youth football game?

What's your point?  That the coaches are that stubborn to begin with?  I don't doubt that either, but this is "reality" TV we're talking about.


When I was 9 I was pulled from soccer because the coaches were teaching how to break legs with kicks. And that was 28 years ago.

I'm not surprised that football coaches are teaching similarly dirty moves in a sport people really care about.
 
2014-01-08 08:48:09 AM

BolloxReader: When I was 9 I was pulled from soccer because the coaches were teaching how to break legs with kicks. And that was 28 years ago.


Sweep the leg, Bollox.

/you have a problem with that?
 
2014-01-08 08:51:12 AM

tbhouston: eagles95: And people wonder why my kid doesn't play football. Knuckle draggers like this are everywhere which is more upsetting.

Aren't you late for a spin class or something Sally ?


Wow, you proved his point in ten words or less. And with Houston right there in your name.
 
2014-01-08 08:57:21 AM
What struck me was that all three quotes in italics in the article contained some variation of "I don't care".
 
2014-01-08 10:08:25 AM
It's I could not care less,  not I could care less,  Saying you could care less implies you care somewhat.
 
2014-01-08 10:09:21 AM

BolloxReader: UNC_Samurai: HotWingConspiracy: UNC_Samurai: I have no doubt that the show producers are coaching the coaches;

Have you ever been to a youth football game?

What's your point?  That the coaches are that stubborn to begin with?  I don't doubt that either, but this is "reality" TV we're talking about.

When I was 9 I was pulled from soccer because the coaches were teaching how to break legs with kicks. And that was 28 years ago.

I'm not surprised that football coaches are teaching similarly dirty moves in a sport people really care about.


Damn, what the fark league did you play for? At that age, I had a coach who would bench us for swearing or hard tackles, I can't imagine him giving lessons on cleats up tackles.
 
2014-01-08 10:34:19 AM

Warlordtrooper: It's I could not care less,  not I could care less,  Saying you could care less implies you care somewhat.

 
2014-01-08 11:20:03 AM
This is why more sports should be like hockey. All this dirty play will result in a fight or retribution.
 
2014-01-08 12:06:23 PM
If he dies, he dies
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2014-01-08 12:49:42 PM
"Oh no! Won't someone think of the children!!!"

Please. they're too little to even hurt each other.
 
2014-01-08 02:15:28 PM

doubled99: "Oh no! Won't someone think of the children!!!"

Please. they're too little to even hurt each other.


Spoken like someone who has never had to watch kids. They can too hurt each other.
 
2014-01-08 02:19:18 PM
GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! THAT KILLED HIM!


AS GOD AS MY WITNESS, HE IS BROKEN IN HALF!
 
2014-01-08 11:15:36 PM

degenerate-afro: If he dies, he dies
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There it is.  I was starting to think I'd have to be the one to post that.
 
2014-01-09 12:04:32 AM
1. The Esquire Channel, so far, is a farcical waste of time.
2. Ditto for Texas.
3. The whole point of that trailer is to drum up controversy-driven attention for a show that would be otherwise ignored by everyone except other moronic Texans.
 
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