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Of course y'all have heard about it by now, right? A Western Hills HS foosball parent claims the Aledo HS foosball coach bullied.
Gotta love Coach Lib's post on TOC on the subject:
I have read on this site about a parent filing a bullying report on a school district for running up the score. I think it is very sad that it takes the action of a parent to bring the issue in the spotlight. Why hasnt the UIL been more pro-active on this matter? Where are our UIL officials, school administrators, and community leaders? We are making good strides in safety issues for kids on the field, now its time we take a step further. Those poor kids do not need to be humiliated like this. Should we not show mercy and compassion to our opponent?
I say BRAVO to the parent and BOO to the UIL!! It is high time that the UIL address this. There is a mercy rule in baseball and softball, as well as 6-man. Although most of my freshmen games would end a little early, I do feel bad for the opponent when they can not stop me. I would think that if a team is up by 28 at anytime during 1st half it should be an automatic running clock. If that team is still up by 28 at the half, there should be no 2nd half. A team is not capable of coming from behind by 28 pts. By that point, a team is so humiliated, that they should not have to endure any further embarrassment. I know alot of you cave dwellers will all try to be big and tough on this issue, but the fact is, children should not have to endure this kind of pain that may have lasting mental and emotional scars. We have come too far as a society. Its 2013,,wake up folks!! We should teach children the spirit of competition is the most important part, not killing their spirits and turning them off from wanting to participate and enjoy sports.
Lets all get on board and call the UIL so they will take action!! I am sorry for my ranting, but children and their emotional concerns should always be 1st on our list. Hope you guys have a great day and a great week.
Biden-Clinton 2016,,,now, more than ever!!