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AHSAA: Sundays not for football

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by joe_ps, May 14, 2007.

  1. joe_ps

    joe_ps New Member

    Hi, first time poster. Didn't see this up anywhere...

    http://www.al.com/sports/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/sports/1179130789123190.xml&coll=2

    It'll be interesting to see what happens here. I, for one, don't see how this will stick -- obvious church/state infringement.
     
  2. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    I don't think high school associations are state bodies, however.
     
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    In a related story, the AHSAA will prevent everyone in Alabama from watching NFL games on Sundays.
     
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It's the AHSAA's way of saying Fuck You to Rush Propst. Washburn, who can;t retire fast enough, could have said ANYTHING else instead of day of worship... bad precident, day of rest... ANYTHING else...
     
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    There's no way this holds up in court if Hoover decides to push it.
     
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Ridiculous. HS athletic associations piss and moan about how hard it is to schedule events, and refuse to schedule anything on Sundays.

    Nobody gives a shit if the Jews or Seventh-Day Adventists don't want to play on Friday or Saturday, but ohhhhhh nooooooooo, can't play on Jaysus Day. ::)

    Ironically (thank you Alanis ;) ), Roman Catholic (the original, if certainly not the truest, Christian religion) schools play games on Sunday all the time. Apparently Jesus told the Pope he's OK with it.

    :D
     
  7. joe_ps

    joe_ps New Member

    I wondered that same thing, but Hoover is a public high school. How can you keep a public high school from playing football on Sunday, because "it's a day of worship?" That's insane. I suspect Washburn was trying to appeal to the state's conservative nature. I don't see how he'll come out ahead on this one.
     
  8. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    I don't have a problem with having one day of the week kept sacred from the all-consuming and ever-expanding need to hold youth sporting events.

    And it has nothing to do with religion -- in my book -- and everything to do with trying to restore some sense of sanity to how ridiculous youth and school sports have become.

    There SHOULD be one day -- and I don't care which one -- where athletic associations get together and say this is a day each week when we won't burden parents by scheduling games. We will allow families to have time to spend together -- whether they do or they don't is beyond our control.

    So I have no problem with this ruling, though I'm not sure it stands up in court if someone wants to press it.
     
  9. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    That's not what he's saying, though. He's saying it's a "day of worship." That's why he'll lose in court.
     
  10. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member


    I get that and if you look at my last sentence, I do say it likely doesn't stand in court. This was just me voicing my opinion on something that has grown out of control - this need to take up every free moment with some sort of youth sporting events. It isn't a bad thing to dial it back a little.
     
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    The whole reason Hoover needs permission is because it's an out-of-state game.
    And since Propst embarrassed himself and the school by popping off about rival Vestavia Hills, its the AHSAA's payback.

    Washburn just fucked up by giving the wrong reason. He retires in two months, finally. The state association has a right to refuse it; Hoover, based on doddering old fuck's reasoning, has a legit leg to stand on if they wanted to push it in court.
     
  12. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    How about all those AHSAA state tournament baseball and softball games played yesterday -- Sunday?

    rb
     
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