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67 Responses to 11-Year-Old Kid Benched For Too Many Touchdowns

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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 10:02 am
    Link: 11-Year-Old Kid Benched For Too Many Touchdowns - How did we ever reach his level of insanity? What`s next? Are we going to add weights to sprinters for running too fast?
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    yoda141 Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 10:11 am
    The world is stupid. Mediocrity is not to be encouraged.
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    AnarchistGod Male 70 & Over
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    October 2, 2011 at 10:13 am
    Don`t hand him the ball. Simple as that...
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    October 2, 2011 at 10:18 am
    This reminds me of something.

    We can make everyone equal, if we`re willing to make them equally bad.
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    October 2, 2011 at 10:21 am
    It`s all part of our national drive to maximize mediocrity so that people who don`t try or aren`t as good feel better about themselves. So, everybody tries less and doesn`t better themselves.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    October 2, 2011 at 10:21 am
    AHHHHHHHHHHHH. This isn`t because he scores so much, but so the other kids can play.

    I approve.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    October 2, 2011 at 10:22 am
    At least it isn`t like the drating stupid soccer teams who play with no score, and everyone wins. Blasphemy.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
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    October 2, 2011 at 10:40 am
    When I was at school I won the school prize in five subjects, but the school said I could only win one prize and gave the prizes to the person who came second in four of the subjects. I think it saved me from being unpopular and I didn`t mind.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    October 2, 2011 at 10:52 am
    One word: liberals.
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    Orchideous Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 10:58 am
    No kid you got it wrong!!

    Touchdowns
    Grades
    Atheism
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    Dragonfyre88 Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 11:28 am
    I understand the need for fairness on the feild. This kid has got some serious talent. Hopefully it carries over into college and professional football. This Madre Hill rule..a little overbearing,doncha think? Sure,you can be a great player..but oh no! dont score too much! Simple solution: switch him to D after his touchdowns. Give another kid a chance to run the ball. This coach knows what hes doing with the talent hes got. He can make that whole team into winners. And speaking as someone who played middle school football; I`ve never heard of the Madre Hill rule before this. I vividly remember a game being a shut out because of one kid on the opposing team. No mercy rule, No madre Hill, we were forced to adapt and try to stop him. Kids sports should be fun yes,but also it should`nt be easy.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    October 2, 2011 at 11:45 am
    I hated the part where he talked about god. Brainwashign at its finest. THough i wouldnt have expected anything less from a republican based news show.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    October 2, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    tedgp-"I hated the part where he talked about god."

    That just demonstrates your own intollerence and your own ignorance.

    We are still free to worship (or not) as we please in this country.

    Of course, this country is going into the pooter pretty fast. The report stated that the rule was only for 5th & 6th grader, and will not be in effect next year when he`s in the 7th.

    Don`t worry, I have faith in his liberal school system. They`ll probably just break his legs so he doesn`t have a chance to excell and make the other kids fell bad that their lazyasses aren`t getting the same recoginition as he is.
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    Klamz Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    "How did we ever reach his level of insanity?"

    God comes first, seriously how did we get to that level.

    Seriously though, other kids wanna play too, bench that thing.
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    bex753 Male 40-49
    221 posts
    October 2, 2011 at 12:11 pm
    thanks to god

    respect but..
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 2, 2011 at 12:11 pm
    well thats just sad... not playing for being to good! I understand the rule.. but its sad it came to this!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 2, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Teaching kids to be mediocre is so much more important than helping them to be successful.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 2, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    What is a better way to make you better than to chase the fastest kid?
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    Spearman113 Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    I`m a youth football coach (actually just got back from a game), and I understand this rule completely. First off, in most leagues there`s a 30 point mercy rule, and they clearly shattered that one if it`s used there. Secondly, what the woman says about "not wanting all the kids to think the game is all about him" makes sense. The only reason most of the kids on his team probably play still is because anyone would enjoy winning every game easily. They`re not saying he`s not allowed to play, but after three touchdowns it`s time for him to let the other kids on the team score, learn the game, and have fun... The game at this level is built upon the last two, so I don`t see why people are outraged.
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    addler Male 13-17
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    October 2, 2011 at 12:40 pm
    Bergeron?

    Just saying.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    What is a better way to make you better than to chase the fastest kid?
    What`s a better way to make you worse, than to tell you to do nothing because everyone already knows that some other kid on the team is better than you?

    Focusing on ONE PERSON to make them excel means that the rest of the team suffers because they`re told "you`re not as good as he is, so we don`t need you."

    And what happens if that kid gets injured, or is unable to play for some reason, and the rest of the team has no idea what to do without him there?

    Don`t force him to be mediocre. Just don`t focus on him exclusively and forget that there`s an entire TEAM besides him.

    That`s what the rule is about.
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    flyducks Male 13-17
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    October 2, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    I hate American football, rugby is much better, just my opinion by the way guys, and I think mercy rules are silly, you should just man up and play the game out. Although it is disheartening to lose like that you`ve just got to nail the guy and hope he doesn`t get back up, and if it really is that bad just sub him. I disapprove of this post
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    flyducks Male 13-17
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    October 2, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    also fair points altaru
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    October 2, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    I would give the kid the ball, and have him kneel at the one yard line every time...
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    LuckyDave Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    The kid seems okay with it, he`s got his head on straight, and its only for the season. I think he`ll be just fine.
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    At that age, it`s more of a learning experience than a competitive sport. Back when i refereed children`s wrestling tournaments we didn`t let the little kids 5 point throw each other. that`s where you lift them in any way that brings their body or legs over your head for a slam. some of the kids could do it, but it wasn`t necessary. You can`t start a kid off going against someone who will totally shut them down. that doesn`t grow an interest in the sport.
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    shiftyplus1 Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    "I would give the kid the ball, and have him kneel at the one yard line every time..."

    Yup. That is one hell of a loophole.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    I think mercy rules are silly

    There`s a big difference between catering to your opponent and ending a game where there`s virtually no hope of winning. This is just the former.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    October 2, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    This is for nothing more than the parents. Millions upon millions of children play video games. They play them online, against other people, INCLUDING adults. Children are just as capable of hitting a learning curve as anyone else. it is the same damn thing in sports.

    You cannot logically tell other children what they are making this kid do without making them feel even more like crap. the kids are perfectly able to dedicate themselves as much as he does IF THEY CHOOSE TOO!!!

    It shouldnt be up to a bunch of butthurt parents to restrict a child because of his practiced abilities. Anyone, and I mean ANYONE that agrees to this practice, i bet if i met you in real life, you would still be feeding off of your mother`s tit. Get off it, children are young, but they are only as smart as people let them be.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    October 2, 2011 at 3:18 pm
    "You can`t start a kid off going against someone who will totally shut them down. that doesn`t grow an interest in the sport. "

    Then for fvuck sakes be a goddamn parent and practice with your child. If you are worried about them being overwhelmed, then teach them something.

    Goddamn that is such a lazy way to do things..."Oh I dont want my kid in this sport cause he cant learn it"...Cry a fvucking river.... The kids that are better than the others, its not random, its not cheating, they practiced. If you want to teach your kids hoow to play sports, teach them dedication first, otherwise dont bother. Because then, you are not getting them into sports for them, you are getting them into it for yourself. So when your kid loses, it hurts you (Soccer moms im looking at you). Learn to let go a little. Good freegin god...
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    Shelworth Male 50-59
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    October 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm
    It doesn`t matter how many touchdowns he makes because everyone gets a trophy right?
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    October 2, 2011 at 3:23 pm
    "AHHHHHHHHHHHH. This isn`t because he scores so much, but so the other kids can play.

    I approve."

    And anyone else making comments like this.....The kid is not a fvucking robot you goddamn lemmings. He will get tired, he will sit on the bench, his presence doesnt bench everyone else.

    Seriously get the goddamn tit out of your mouths. If anything, this kid should be INSPIRING other children, which he would be doing if the other children`s parents didnt cause an uproar and highlight soemthing the kids didnt even realize.

    You havent made any progress with this decision, all you have done is further pussify our children.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    October 2, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    I was an extra in the movie `The Paperboy` (out in 2012). Lee Daniels looked at me and said I had to be in the "mid-shot" because I looked too good to be a 1969 Prison Guard. I wasn`t even mad... I mean, I just got called "too good looking" by Lee Daniels while standing in front of Zack Efron and Nichole Kidman... true story.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    October 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm
    Really, what is this kid, like 11 i think it said?......Maybe you should look at pictures of Taliban, Iraqi, Somali and Kenyan soldiers. Children putting air in skulls at 500 yards. You know what happened during training when they could shoot that well? They trained more, why? Because someone out there was better than them. They didnt get a pat on the back, "Oh thats ok" then yelling for the mercy rule on the battlefield.
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    bluebelle77 Female 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    Brings "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut to mind. Ridiculous.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    If it`s not who wins or looses but how you play the game, then why does it matter if he`s fast?

    So they lose often to that one team, they play other teams and can win those games.

    Lesson here is don`t be really great and stand out, you`ll be punished.
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    Selous Male 30-39
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    October 2, 2011 at 4:50 pm
    the coach can only use this kid for 3 TD, and now must develop other tactics to get some of his other players over the line

    i approve
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    October 2, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    "the coach can only use this kid for 3 TD, and now must develop other tactics to get some of his other players over the line

    i approve"

    I bet if you play video games, you complain about campers, rushers, noob tubes, and any other cheap tactic that you cant just learn how to beat.
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    gordoman0329 Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 6:46 pm
    Reminds me of "Harrison Bergeron"
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 7:02 pm
    It`s completely logical for him to get benched.

    He has an advantage over the other kids to the point where it can become no fun to play, or unfair, if he`s on the field. For the sake of the other kids, either enter him on 2 different leagues so he can get more field time, or accept that the other kids want a turn to have fun too.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    Wow. Absolutely disgusting. There are literally 10^10^600 things I could complain about regarding this post, but I won`t.
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    OutWest Male 50-59
    546 posts
    October 2, 2011 at 7:49 pm
    Saw this on the news.... Ridiculous.

    Part of learning is that someone may have superior skills, and you have to keep improving yourself anyway. What this teaches is that if you are very successful you have to take a time out because others might feel bad.

    Ridiculous.

    Kids mature at different rates, and at that age there can be a five year difference, but by the time they reach 17 the difference is much smaller.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    October 2, 2011 at 8:14 pm
    Batmanners-"He has an advantage over the other kids"

    Excuse me, but how the hell does he `have andadvantage`? Is he on steroids? Is he getting stimulents before the game? Have they given him bionics? The only `advantage` he has is that he`s worked hard to become good at the game. EVERY other child on the teams could have done the same thing. Or, do you think the fat kids should be given a 20 yard head start just to make them feel better?

    Foot ball is what`s know as a `Competitive Sport` (use a dictionary if you have trouble with the word `competitive`. That means you COMPETE, FFS. It is NOT about propping up a useless individual`s self esteem.

    Using this `logic`, I should be making millions in the NBA. I mean, I may be white, short and overweight, but they should have to give me an alternate, lower goal and a shorter court. Oh, and make all the existing pro players carry weights till everone weighs the same.

    Yeah, that`ll work.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 8:37 pm
    Well if his team is leading by so many points, then I think it`s fine he gets benched.
    In hockey if a team is winning (lets say 1-6), the winning team`s coach is going to pull the goalie, and let the other one have a chance.
    He`s just taking up a spot on field that someone who needs to build their skills could have had.
    It gets important once high school starts. That`s when you get things like scholarships. At his age sports should still have the "Doesn`t matter if you win or lose, just have fun" ideal.
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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
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    October 2, 2011 at 9:30 pm
    At his age sports should still have the "Doesn`t matter if you win or lose, just have fun" ideal.

    Psshhh! Typical chick thinking.
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 10:19 pm
    i can understand the reasoning but, its not fair that they are holding him back. this kid might go pro one day...you think the other guys will? probably not
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 10:22 pm
    "He has an advantage over the other kids to the point where it can become no fun to play, or unfair, if he`s on the field. "

    lol..what? its never fun to lose, but how is it unfair?
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    ardystic Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 10:36 pm
    wow i never knew there was a "you`re too damn good" rule. what a crock of shiet.
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    shiftyplus1 Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2011 at 11:23 pm
    "I was an extra in the movie `The Paperboy` (out in 2012). Lee Daniels looked at me and said I had to be in the "mid-shot" because I looked too good to be a 1969 Prison Guard. I wasn`t even mad... I mean, I just got called "too good looking" by Lee Daniels while standing in front of Zack Efron and Nichole Kidman... true story."

    I`ll bet you`ve been dying to fit that in somehow, haven`t you.?
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    DigiFix82 Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2011 at 12:06 am
    I dont give a flying flip about sports, especially football. But that is a really stupid rule.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    October 3, 2011 at 1:06 am
    They are doing this in NFL next!
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    jimbro Male 40-49
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    October 3, 2011 at 3:28 am
    the #1 rule in little league sports is: EVERY KID PLAYS. it has ALWAYS been this way. that also means: EVERY KID SITS ON THE BENCH. they cant all be on the field at the same time.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    October 3, 2011 at 6:43 am
    Move him into the next higher league.
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    davidildo123 Male 40-49
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    October 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    I was an extra in the movie, "American Bukkake 12". The director looked at me and said I had to be in the "face-shot" because I was too hung to be a faceless jerker. I wasn`t even mad...I mean, I just got called "too hung" by te director while standing in front of Kate Frost and Holly Landers....true story.
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    JDplaysFF Male 30-39
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    October 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    Heh. I think the two sides boil down to whether you see little league as good-natured fun, or whether you see it as competitive sport. If you see it as fun, its a good rule, let the other kids have a turn. If you see it as competitive sport, it`s a lousy rule, you`re punishing a kid for excelling.

    So my guess is the people who think its a crummy rule get quite a bit red-faced when watching their kids on any field.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    October 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    "I was an extra in the movie `The Paperboy` (out in 2012). Lee Daniels looked at me and said I had to be in the "mid-shot" because I looked too good to be a 1969 Prison Guard. I wasn`t even mad... I mean, I just got called "too good looking" by Lee Daniels while standing in front of Zack Efron and Nichole Kidman... true story."

    I`ll bet you`ve been dying to fit that in somehow, haven`t you.?

    LOL yeah, I waited months for the perfect opportunity to post it to complete strangers who don`t know me. Or it could be that the concept is a little related.

    @daviddildo: I was your fluffer... I remember that.
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    jonnycake63 Male 18-29
    146 posts
    October 3, 2011 at 6:18 pm
    Well IAB I`m going to claim resident expert on this post. I`m currently playing college football and have been playing since I was in 3rd grade.

    Ok, here we go.

    The rule is completely fair for 6th grade and younger. At that age you`re learning techniques like hand placement when blocking and pursuit angles on defense, etc. You learn these then so when you play when you`re older you don`t break a wrist blocking the wrong way, or injuring your neck by tackling with your head down. Watching that kid run, most of his o-linemen stood and watched him because he`s so good, and fast, they don`t have to block. Putting another kid back there makes them have to focus on blocking their man the right way, thus helping them when they get older and play in more advanced levels of football.

    Once he gets to middle school and on though let him loose. Kids have better technique then and more knowledge of offensive and defensive assignments so its more fair to expect t
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    jonnycake63 Male 18-29
    146 posts
    October 3, 2011 at 6:25 pm
    Also, the kids got his priorities in the right place. Football`s a brutal game. I`ve broken my collar bone, torn my MCL, and had multiple ankle sprains among other injuries. Luckily none of them have been career ending. But there are injuries that are career ending. Should this kid suffer one, he`ll have God to guide him and comfort him and he`ll have his grades to fall back on and actually get a job. With how good he is he could be an arrogant prick, but seems like he has a good head on his shoulders. I applaud his parents for that. Football`s just a game in the end. He doesn`t want to end up like Boobie Miles. I`d put his parents up for parents of the year.
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2011 at 7:59 pm
    I was an extra in the comments of "I-A-B Costume Contest THE RESULTS ARE IN ". The moderator looked at my post and said it had to be "deleted" because it was "too thought-provoking" to be read by the average I-A-B user. I wasn`t even mad... I mean, it got called "too thought-provoking" by the moderator while being read by Lionhart2 and opiebreath... true story.
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    fabarati Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2011 at 3:18 am
    Why don`t they just move him to an older age-group? Or is that not done in the US?
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2011 at 5:29 am
    My thoughts exactly Jonnycake63. Why should kids be playing sports, they need to be video gaming on a safe couch. How else are we going to legalize weed someday if these kids don`t understand that skinned knees hurt.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    October 4, 2011 at 6:21 am
    I don`t think that woman has enough animal print items in her office.
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    October 4, 2011 at 7:59 am
    "But God always comes first"... this kind of brain washing scares the hell out of me. This kid will sacrifice everything for a fictitious being he has been tricked into believing in. If he had said "But the Easter bunny always comes first" we`d be locking him away.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    October 4, 2011 at 10:51 am
    "But God always comes first"... this kind of brain washing scares the hell out of me. This kid will sacrifice everything for a fictitious being he has been tricked into believing in. If he had said "But the Easter bunny always comes first" we`d be locking him away.
    Newton and Einstien both believed in God. Maybe we should have locked them away. You should know, since you are obviously so much smarter than they were.
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    FartSmeller Male 50-59
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    October 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    Leftist nonsense comes back to bite the black man again.
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    Maromi Female 18-29
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    October 4, 2011 at 10:31 pm
    I totally understand where they`re coming for but it seems so unfair for that kid.
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    TypicalJerk Male 18-29
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    October 5, 2011 at 9:53 pm
    If this was the ESPN boards, someone would have already said; IT`S BECAUSE HE IS BLACK!

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