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Football Out, Nerfball In & Weenies Multiply

A sad excerpt from an article:

They were just informed that during recess, football is out and Nerf ball is in. Hard soccer balls have been banned, along with baseballs and lacrosse balls, rough games of tag, or cartwheels unless supervised by a coach.

First dodge ball and now “catch” is banned.

Soon kids will be wearing helmets to simply walk.


It will happen.

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5 comments on “Football Out, Nerfball In & Weenies Multiply
  1. Parent says:

    When you have kids, you’ll get it. A six year old doesn’t need a hard baseball, football, etc.

  2. Thank you for making the case of weenie parents. “Middle school” usually includes sixth, seventh and eighth grade. That’s 6-year olds?

  3. Jim Rohrbach says:

    It’s like speed bumps for kids!!!

  4. Rick says:

    A kindergarten here in BC Canada has prohibited touching between children except for pre-screened “good” touching. Excellent, do all we can to prevent them from engaging on an emotionally meaningful level so we can prevent them from the collective wisdom of their peers. An isolated personality is much more malleable than one that has the leverage and benefit of group think. My question is where are the parents? Are they too busy, indifferent, ignorant, or careless to take back control of things? The backbone of the nation is the home life. It’s no secret why parents don’t get it; they’re upstanding graduates of the same polluted school system as their own offspring. Who thinks the government or institutions are better than parents at raising children? How’s it working so far? If anyone still doubts the reality of the collaborative aim of big money and government to neuter the brains of coming generations might want to consider waking up, sitting up, standing up, and then stepping up. I’d be very interested to know how many of the parents who would agree with the no-touch policy would allow: violent video games, WWF, UFC, NGL, NHL, movies, etc. How many of these parents participate in distracted driving at the risk of maiming or killing someone? Are you worried about Johnny bumping his head while you selfishly engage in a ridiculously dangerous activity because your addiction is more important than someone else’s life or safety? Just wait until the real world gets a hold of these kids and they haven’t learned how to deal with the real world. When Mommy and Daddy aren’t there to make sure no one bumps them on the head when they’re on their own, we get immature, emotionally weak humans flipping out and shooting people, road rage, etc. What about the concept of parents putting something of substance and value into children instead of trying to encase them in a sterile bubble – something inside them that will enable them to successfully deal with the bumps on the head all by themselves?

    Let’s continue to make the coming generations a mentally brittle bunch of followers. Does anyone else notice the world wide lack of solid leadership? I wonder if it has anything to do with the lack of leaders. I wonder if the lack of leaders has anything to do with children being taught to be followers. These docile followers whose mindset is in large part due to our noble school system that churns out over-protected, subservient little robots.

  5. Rick says:

    Furthermore: It would be interesting to know how many parents of these over-protected kids are secretly or openly dreaming of putting their kids into social, business, or sports lifestyles where the most obvious metric of success is the ability to compete and step on the other guy at all costs.

    NGL = Neighborhood Gore League

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