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Tag, Touch Football banned

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by EStreetJoe, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Why do you hate America?
  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I'm no parent, so perhaps this is a naive view, but for the most part, the worst that's going to happen to a kid playing tag or touch football is they break an arm or something. It sounds terrible and I'm sure no parent wants to see their kid in pain, but damn, a broken bone really isn't that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things.

    I, like most of you, played touch football as a kid. Hell, we played tackle football when we could get away with it. We played a game called "muckle," in which the object was that everyone -- I mean everyone -- tried to tackle the kid with the ball. It was one-on-30 mayhem.

    I rode a bicycle with no helmet. I jumped out of trees just for kicks. Somehow, I -- and hundreds of thousands of kids just like me -- survived all that and didn't get brain damage (at least not from anything worse than excessive amounts of hops and barley).

    Toughen up, you pussies!
  3. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    If kids can't play tag and touch football at recess and lunch, it ain't America any more.
  4. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Terrorists = Ambulance chasing lawyers
  5. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    Yeah, I guess that is one way to put it.
  6. Were we the only ones to call it "Smear the Queer?" Not that we knew what exactly the word meant.
  7. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Maybe they should just ban recess.
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

  9. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    From now on during recess, we'll have the kids go sit under the shade trees and smoke. They'll be safer that way.
  10. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member

    Didn't I see somewhere that games like this were banned elsewhere because it harms the psyche of the person deemed "it"????

    More retarded P. C.

    It's gotta stop -- NOW!!
  11. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    I don't think the parents who had fun at these when they were kids are the ones clammoring for the changes. Methinks it would be the ones who were unsuccessful trying to impose on other children similar to the "bullies" they had in school now.
  12. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Could lead to dancin'.
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