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Kid kicked off basketball team for hair

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Captain_Kirk, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    WWJNOAMD? (What would Joachim Noah or Adam Morrision do?)


    I'll kick you out of my home off of my team if you don't CUT THAT HAIR! (Story actually has a Beastie 'fight for your rights' reference.)

    No mention if there's a 3 tattoo limit.....
  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Cut your damn hair hippy.

    Like it or not, coaches have dress codes. Many coaches make players wear ties on game days. Should that be banned?
  3. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    They post this story with a huge photo OF THE COACH under the headline and no photo at all of the crazy-haired kid? Fail.
  4. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    It's a junior high team. It's very likely there's no photo of the kid for access on the Web. Plus, there's that posting a photo of an underage boy thing.
  5. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Don't we post and publish photos of underage kids all the time? Otherwise, what am I taking all these damn mugshots for at the start of every season?
  6. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Complete crock that a coach really thinks his hair policy is that important. In extreme cases, if need be, see if he'll tie it up. Maybe.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Another opportunity to remind myself that I will never argue with a kid over his hair length. There will be many other fights to pick.
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Goddamn it, I thought we fought this battle 40 years ago.


    Does not approve.

    Apparently the school board wants to mandate mullets.

  9. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    I recall hair and dress code when I was a kid. I think its a reflection of the permissiveness going around.
  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Obviously, so does the coach. Much, much bigger fights to pick than this one.

    Starman, you can't ask the world to evolve, think and move forward. That's just too much.
  11. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Difference between your publication taking the photo for a purpose and just doing a Google image search and citing the source. It's an extremely gray area legally with minors ... at least in Colorado.
  12. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    When I was a freshman in HS, 1972, we had an all-state linebacker who had hair down to his WAIST. Yes, his waist. This was in the early days of the real hippie era -- waist-length hair was still a bit unusual.

    He wore it in a ponytail that hung down over his number in the back.

    The coach was a hardcore-fundamentals guy who stayed there almost 35 years before retiring about 6-8 years ago with a career WL percentage of about .800. He said, "what you do with your hair is your own problem, as long as you keep it clean you can do whatever you want."

    He did require kids to "dress up" on game days -- either shirt/ties or dress sweaters.

    He used to get asked about the ponytail kid, "aren't people going to grab his ponytail?" He said, "Yeah. They try it once."
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