Tuesday, May 17, 2005

If you can't beat 'em, kick 'em

My home town doesn't make the big city news very often, but when it does, it's usually something like this: A local girls' rugby coach and some associated hooligans beating the living tar out of a referee and a couple of rival coaches.

Now the kids lose the opportunity to play their game, as the entire program is suspended while the justice system does its work. Great example for America's youth.

Yes, nothing teaches the kids the valuable lessons of sportsmanship (or sportswomanship) and fair play quite like mob violence.

It's another example of something I've been saying for years: There's nothing wrong with youth sports programs that wouldn't be fixed immediately if all the doggoned adults stayed home.

2 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Anonymous periwinkle offered these pearls of wisdom...

Roger Ebert agrees with you -- take a look at his current review of Kicking and Screaming.

1:35 PM  
Blogger SwanShadow offered these pearls of wisdom...

I've always said Uncle Roger is a smart man.

What's frightening is, my daughter has to share a high school campus with the children of these maniacs.

2:24 PM  

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