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Wisconsin takes the air out of "Airball!"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gator, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

  2. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    I don't see "Pelota de aero!" on the list.

    I also don't see "Fuck you, WIAA!"
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    They'd have to end high school sports if you saw that, Speed.

    It's really ridiculous. A girl in Appleton was suspended for five games after she tweeted (profanely) about the policy; the WIAA sent a screen shot to the school's principal and told them to do something about it.

    Tweet about WIAA earns suspension for athlete

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  4. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

  5. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Holy shit this is stupid.

    I didn't see anything about what would happen if students were caught chanting of those things. Technical foul on that team? Or is that group of students suspended? Have a good time enforcing high school kids not to act like high school kids.

    Also, what is "Sieve" and why would you chant it?
  6. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Wisconsin, man.
  7. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Sieve is essentially a strainer, referring to a goalie.
  8. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I don't have a problem with this. Maybe it's because I'm older and learning that conducting yourself better makes you a better person. These students are still in school and under the guidance of teachers and coaches. Why should they let them be assholes? Is it that hard to come up with positive chants, rather than putting down others?

    And I don't have any problem with suspending the girl for the tweet. Playing high school athletics is not a birthright. When are kids going to learn that their actions have consequences. Five games might be a bit harsh, but if it were my daughter, I'd suspend her myself and shut down that account. But I'm guessing most helicopter high school parents only want to fight for their dickhead kids.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Gator, you're not old, you're just being a tool.
  10. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    What's to stop a fan of Team A from screaming "airball!" while one of their players is at the line, so Team B can get hit with a tech?

    As if high school refs don't have enough to deal with already for their $80 or whatever?
  11. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I think the rule is a PC overreaction.

    The girl being suspended over the "EAT SHIT" tweet, I'm not so sure. Just because it was done in a private venue doesn't make it acceptable. Last March, we had five basketball players suspended for the district final because they tweeted a profane rap video after their semifinal victory.

    You are taking it out to the extreme. But that fan would either be compelled to stop or escorted out, I would imagine.
  12. Jesus.

    Bet orange slices and juice boxes are mandated for the "non-winning" team.
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