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Fan's recording of high-school kid's 'flagrant fouls' goes viral

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    So, the uncle of a player on one team says this basketball league needs better referees because the other team gets away with flagrant fouls all the time. Uncle then records a game and posts the video online and causes a shitstorm. A high-school basketball player has now become Public Enemy No. 1:


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  2. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    Probably doesn't help the player's cause that he's pretty paunchy and looks 30.
  3. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    Just watched the whole video. I'd add that it doesn't look like he can play the game at all, and is just out there flailing away.
  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    My knee-jerk reaction before seeing it was that it was a lame, whiny move by the dad.

    Then I watched the video. Damn. I'm surprised there wasn't a brawl, except that the other team looks terrified of the fat kid already.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Yeah I was actually on the kids' side for the first three fouls -- they were hard fouls and called as such, but they could be viewed generously as innocent attempts at defense by clumsy and unskilled players.

    Then I got to the clothesline that was called a "hold." That's where they lost me.

    Funny that after one of them (I think clothesline), you can see the old-school ref yukking it up with one of the offenders while the other team gets ready for a free throw.
  6. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    No. 5 could have led to serious injury.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The problem is the kids seem to be taking all the grief when they should be the secondary targets. Most of this should fall on the coach who tolerates (and probably orders) this.
  8. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    After watching that video, I'm probably more disgusted at the Cornell coach than the kid. That had to be condoned somewhere.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Creosote -- see my post above. I think you and I (and shottie) were posting at the same time.
  10. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Our public lives are now pretty much exposed to anything on the internet.

    The kid driving the lane was subject to potential serious injury by the ham-fisted bully.
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    If you don't want to look like a fat bully on the internet, quit playing one on the basketball court.
  12. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    And I do have to add, you get to the point where that kid is barreling down the lane, and you can stick your arm out and low-bridge your opponent, or you can foul him while protecting him from injury. And the decision made says a lot about the person.
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