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There's no girls in (Georgia private school) football!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by jps, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. jps

    jps Active Member

    might be a d_b ... didn't see it.

    http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/henry/stories/2008/08/29/football_girl.html
     
  2. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    This is crap. On so many levels. Faith-based schools/leagues are the worst when it comes to this.

    That said, the mother is likely delusional if she thinks her daughter "has college potential." If she is a 14-year-old who goes to a school so small they don't have athletics, she likely doesn't have college potential.
     
  3. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Active Member

    I have a few problems with the whole set up.
    1) Hank St. Denis sounds like a douche.
    2) If the mom's right and the league does not have a bylaw stating "no girls" then the league and St. Denis are in for a firestorm of trouble and bad PR. Sure, the league is private, but changing the rules two weeks into the season so a few Georgia football fields won't be "sullied" by the presence of a girl is weak to say the least.
    3) Did I read the story right? Georgia has state playoffs for middle school football? Who opened that can of worms?
     
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    This isn't even the "real" private school association in Georgia. League sounds as legit as your average softball travel team "World Series."
     
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Executive board chairman of the Georgia Football League. He must be so proud of himself.
     
  6. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I'm sure the mother is delusional. That, or she is trying to show real damages beyond just not getting to play, which is bad enough.

    These things rarely work out for the coach or administrator trying to keep a girl off the football field. Even Joe Paterno ended up granting a tryout to a female kicker, Stephanie Weimer, in 2002. This was a kicker who's career-long field goal in high school was 36 yards and she was lucky to get a kickoff inside the other team's 20, so it's not like she was an overwhelming talent. Other than not making the cut, I'm not sure what happened to her.
     
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