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Posted: 6/14/2001 4:16:12 PM EST
This is just too much. Now some group wants to ban dodge ball because it's too violent. Maybe they should ask the kids first. On ABC News all the kids the reporter talked to thought it was a great game. [url]http://more.abcnews.go.com/sections/us/dailynews/dodgeball010607.html[/url]
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 4:49:02 PM EST
What's next, football??? This is disgusting. [heavy]
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 9:49:20 PM EST
well more kids are killed by football then all the school shootings combined
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 10:26:49 PM EST
Man, I used to love playing dodge ball. There was nothing like when you and your best friend were the only two left and there ya stood in the middle of the shooting gallery back to back!!!!
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 10:36:03 PM EST
I guess we are going to be stuck with soccer.
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 10:39:16 PM EST
I'm 19 and I still like to get into a good game of dodgeball every now and then. radioman
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 11:49:54 PM EST
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Link Posted: 6/15/2001 6:45:03 AM EST
What are the kids going to do now? Sorry, in life you can't have winners unless you have losers. If they don't learn that in school, then they're going to learn it the hard way.
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 6:48:18 AM EST
Originally Posted By radioman: I'm 19 and I still like to get into a good game of dodgeball every now and then. radioman
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Dude I'm 30 and would love to get in a good dodgeball game. There probably wouldn't be near as many problems if people did do something cool like that. I got it! A UN referendum mandating dodgeball over lunch hour. It could turn into smear the queer on people you didn't like...
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 6:49:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2001 6:47:24 AM EST by CrimsonGhost]
Originally Posted By osprey21: When I was a kid we used to call it "Miami Murder Ball". Always loved it ! [:D]
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"Smear the Queer" for us Iowans cuz you were a fag if you were no good at it.
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 6:55:16 AM EST
I'm 41 and I play dodge ball with my 9 and 11 YO, along with wall ball. Multiple ball dodgeball is the coolest! If my 9YO can take pitches from 12 YO's that leave stitch marks, he can take a blast from DAD with a big old rubber ball. We play a version of dodge ball in the pool, too. With skip discs! Yea Baby! [:D] [8D]
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 6:58:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By rifleman2000: What are the kids going to do now? Sorry, in life you can't have winners unless you have losers. If they don't learn that in school, then they're going to learn it the hard way.
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Now that is an excellent point
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 7:06:51 AM EST
Its a great game. It teaches unit teamwork and individual survival at the same time. I loved playing it. I predicted a while ago that it would only be a matter of time until the politically correct demonized it and tried to ban it. Twenty years ago, we also used to call it "kill the man" and "light 'em up". I never remember anyone ever getting hurt by it. It is far safer to play than football or even soccer. Getting kicked by someone by accident hurts alot more than getting hit with a dodge ball.
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 7:12:37 AM EST
Dodge ball was my favorite game growing up. We used to play it in the gym during recess when the weather was bad. It got pretty hectic with 15-25 balls flying around. I can only recall one person ever getting hurt. When I was 12 I threw a ball at a girl while playing dodge ball. She tried to extend her arm to deflect the ball and it fractured her radius and ulna. I was already 6'2" and about 190 lbs when I was 12 and could throw some pretty good heat. I'll bet the folks trying to ban dodge ball were the same kids that lasted about 10 seconds when the game started.
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 8:21:59 AM EST
Originally Posted By Bohica:
Originally Posted By osprey21: When I was a kid we used to call it "Miami Murder Ball". Always loved it ! [:D]
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"Smear the Queer" for us Iowans cuz you were a fag if you were no good at it.
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Nnaaaaa you got it all wrong. Smear the queer is when one guy runs with a ball and everyone else tries to tackle him. When down the ball is tossed straight in the air and game continues. Now that 's a great game too.
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 11:54:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By Pthfndr: This is just too much. Now some group wants to ban dodge ball because it's too violent. Maybe they should ask the kids first. On ABC News all the kids the reporter talked to thought it was a great game.
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*shrug* I don't know, it seems to me that these days, dodging projectiles would be a very important skill to acquire in order to survive in our public schools.
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 6:59:17 PM EST
It's forbidden in Florida and Texas? What the hell??! I'd expect this sh*t in Kalifornia, Massachussets, etc. But Florida and Texas??? How did THAT get through? [pissed] Mike
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 7:16:03 PM EST
And another thing...My little girls will never know the joys of flying off of a merry-go-round at 80mph because some mom sued. They will never know the joy of teeter-totters either cuz some punk broke his ankle and mom sued...ban all the dangerous toys and games...ban it all to "save the children" Land of the free-My *ss
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