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Kid thrown off the team because of t-shirts

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    I can understand the defying the coach issue. What I cannot understand is why the coach or the AD or any reasonable person would be offended by the shirts. There was no profanity, no promoting of alcohol or drugs. The shirts promoted a friendly rivalry between two schools.
    I fail to see the problem. I just wish the people who saw the problem could expain what it is.
  2. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    A HS coach on a power trip? A HS kid eager to stand up to authority on a seemingly trivial issue?

    Next you'll tell me politicians are quibbling over something silly.
  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Get used to it, kids. It only gets worse when you're an adult.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The coach is an idiot, and the school is equally idiotic for backing him in this circumstance.

    Kids might have a case for this one. It'd be pretty hard to argue that they were creating a disturbance by having a T-shirt that promoted friendship.
  5. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    Another reason to ban high school track and field
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member


    (We haven't had one of those "You only cover us" posts in a while).
  7. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    *Shaking head*

    There nothing subliminal - at least that we as readers could interpret - no profanity, nothing to trigger violence and ... what's the problem, again?

    Looks like the kids got it right, while the so-called adults are being children.
  8. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    Sadly, I've seen kids get kicked off of teams for less. A coach can treat a team like his own little fiefdom and most AD's I've met would be on the coach's side 100% in a coach vs athlete dispute, no matter how logical either side's arguement was.
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

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  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Cross-country in the spring?
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The story said cross-country was in the fall. They wore the shirts to spring track to continue the friendship, and the new track coach decided to be a douche.
  12. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Whatever happened to what the coach says goes?
    Yes, it's a stupid reason, but the coach said don't wear the shirts. Rules are rules.
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