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More high school track nonsense

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, May 4, 2011.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    Last week, it was kids kicked off a team because the coach didn't like their practice t-shirts.
    This week, it's a coach being fired because some of his athletes (male athletes) were running shirtless on a warm day.
    And the AD in this story, Karl Fogel, isn't he the guy who replaced Jim Calhoun at Northeastern?
  2. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    For fuck's sake, fire him if you really want to (it's stupid, but whatevs). But escort him off the property? That's full of stupid.

    In high school, guys on occasion ran shirtless during track/x-country practices. Even sometimes in soccer practices.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Wicked has a website? Awesome!!!!! :D
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Gotta say, smallpotatoes, your area specializes in a whole lotta stupid.
  5. GidalKaiser

    GidalKaiser Member

    I agree. That's one of the dumbest reasons I've heard of for a coach getting fired.
  6. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    It seems like once a week I'm typing the same sentence — that's one of the stupidest things I've ever heard — and it fits here.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    IN MYYYYYY DAYYYYYYY, the gym teachers/coaches were absolutely insistent that all boys, even the flabby bouncy ones (whom nobody of any gender wanted to see with shirts off), had to take turns as "skins" in gym class.

    Of course this was back in the days when showers were utterly mandatory after gym classes/athletic events, too.
  8. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Better than the creepy guy allowed to run with us on the cross country team who didn't wear underwear underneath his shorts. I was lucky I never had to see his balls, but some of the girls got a glimpse they'll never get out of their heads.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm. Even back in my HS days of the swinging Seventies, I think somebody would have blown a whistle on that shit at our school.
  10. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    Follow up story was posted a bit ago.

    Atonucci is digging a bigger hole. He acted badly but I won't say how, oh and btw all you media are dumb.

    My guess is he confronted the coach on the shirt issue and the coach laughed him off and told him it was stupid. The coach was then fired for disrespect. Atonucci's pee-pee got hurt so he fired him.
  11. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member


    Formerly, Westwood track's biggest fan.
  12. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    Do the boys on the swim team have to have shirts on, too?

    (I know that there are very few schools with swim teams)
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