Friday, October 1, 2010 9:26:58 PM
Davy, the witness may have exaggerated some, but probably not much. You can actually throw a kid quite a long way if you do it right.
I once did something I bet was similar in a practice game. I was in the 8th grade, and we were scrimmaging against the 7th grade. At that age, 1 year makes quite a difference. Also, I was a defensive lineman and one of the biggest kids on our team, and the other kid was a running back and one of the smallest on his. I outweighed him by him by at least 40 lb. (quite a bit less than the difference between the kid and the coach in the video). I was lined up between their left guard and tackle, and they ran a sweep left. I shot the gap untouched and caught the ball carrier from behind by reaching over and grabbing the front of his shoulder pads with both hands. I kept my momentum, spun clockwise, and flung him like a FrisbeeÂ®. I know he flew at least 15', so 30` is not too hard to believe for a big adult and a smaller kid.
Friday, October 1, 2010 8:28:43 AM
I remember watching something similar happen, where parents got involved, too. This father was even knocked out by a kick to the head or something. For f-ck's sake, people, it`s just a game! A Pee Wee game a that! Which, by the way, is so weird and funny to watch.