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Long Island Middle School Bans Footballs, Other Recreational Items [tag and cartwheels]
CBS News New York ^ | October 7, 2013

Posted on 10/07/2013 9:19:38 PM PDT by grundle

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Worries about injuries at a Long Island school have led to a surprising ban.

As CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Monday, officials at Weber Middle School in Port Washington are worried that students are getting hurt during recess. Thus, they have instituted a ban on footballs, baseballs, lacrosse balls, or anything that might hurt someone on school grounds.

Hard soccer balls have been banned, along with baseballs and lacrosse balls, rough games of tag, or cartwheels unless supervised by a coach.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: zerotolerance

1 posted on 10/07/2013 9:19:38 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

The USA is doomed, I don’t see how it can recover.


2 posted on 10/07/2013 9:20:56 PM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: grundle

Time for a Fight Club.


3 posted on 10/07/2013 9:23:23 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: grundle

Barry and his ‘RATS have succeeded. America has been fundamentally transformed into the Land of Fairies.


4 posted on 10/07/2013 9:24:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: grundle

Fear of lawsuits. when something stinks this bad, always expect to find lawyers in it’s rotting core.


5 posted on 10/07/2013 9:24:22 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: grundle

Just cancel recess. Kids could be playing cops and robbers with finger gunz.


6 posted on 10/07/2013 9:26:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: grundle

I’m 81. When we grew up we were surrounded with dangerous things in our thickly settled Boston neighborhood.. We survived.

The payoff for me these days was the removal of the high diving board at the city pool because it was deemed too dangerous. High diving was a rite of passage for my kids——and no one was hurt. My grandchildren have been deprived if that experience.

The kids these days are so pampered it’s beyond belief.

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7 posted on 10/07/2013 9:26:52 PM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art ot being easily offended.)
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To: grundle

Obama has many Marxist allies on his mission to fundamentally transform our nation that has never worked as founded. Educators in public schools, higher education, journalists, pop culture, low-skilled government workers, labour unions to name just a few.

Pray for America.


8 posted on 10/07/2013 9:27:18 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: grundle

Might as well have them watch Glee DVDs during recess. Hasten the pussification process.


9 posted on 10/07/2013 9:30:48 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Aussiebabe

Oh, I long for the Days of growing up in Detroit in the ‘60’s.
. We had Friday Dodge Ball, and Slaughter-ball, in our Gym, and there were probably 40-50 kids who showed up. What a blast,and if you were hit in the head with the ball, too bad.
Our Decrepit Culture is infested with Leftist do-gooders, and,there is not much we can do about it, unfortunately.


10 posted on 10/07/2013 9:34:43 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: grundle

Preparing the next generation to surrender to the next invading force rather than fight them.


11 posted on 10/07/2013 9:35:03 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: grundle

New York. Figures. More gutless or PCed-up school officials there than anywhere else except California.

Raising a generation of pansies, pussies and pukes.


12 posted on 10/07/2013 9:37:32 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Mears

“When we grew up we were surrounded with dangerous things”
____________________________________
Of course we were, and I do not know of any serious injury from it.
Each of my brothers, twins, now 74 years old, each had the largest chemistry sets made by Gilbert, 3 fold out metal units, containing probably 75 to 100 chemicals.
Today, they would probably be limited to salt, sugar, and flower.
Everyone had cap guns. Can you even buy one today?
Oh yea, we also played with balls of Mercury. Now, as I have read, a simple broken CFL requires the full emergency dispatch of a hazmat team.
The dumbing down of America is at full speed.
The Commies are winning.


13 posted on 10/07/2013 9:42:57 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: grundle

The ‘SISSIFICATION and WUSSIFICATION’ of the American male continues.


14 posted on 10/07/2013 9:43:57 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: grundle; humblegunner

What you need is a list of the banned items.

And a list of the people who banned them.

And a list of the people who disobeyed the ban.


15 posted on 10/07/2013 9:45:40 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Mears
You aren't old enough for this swing set from the 1920s, but check it out closely, the slide isn't a slide at all but is some kind of diabolical death trap, the set is incredibly high and the ladders go all the way to the top inviting a boy to just keep going, this thing was challenging and was meant to be climbed all over and created extremely difficult positions and situations.

It is like a survival of the fittest test from a Road Warrior world.

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I bet the Rube Goldberg monkey bar contraptions of my boyhood are gone today also, or at least moved off the concrete.

Boys need to be challenged.

16 posted on 10/07/2013 9:47:03 PM PDT by ansel12 ( 'I'm on That New Obama Diet... Every Day I Let Vladimir Putin Eat My Lunch' .)
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To: grundle

Does this ban include marbles? Slingshots we had, but carried concealed.


17 posted on 10/07/2013 9:48:52 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: EEGator

Do you remember Mumbly Peg ‘Gator? The pocket knife throwing game where ya tried to stick it in the ground as close to your foot as possible, from MANY years back? Any patch of grass before school, during recess and lunch time and after school also. The kickers were: Damn near EVERY guy carried a pocket knife to, during and from school every day AND the game was played right on school grounds! Heck, we even had the teachers who served as the school’s playground monitors act as a referee if 2 fellas had a dispute regarding just which kid had stuck his knife closer to his foot!! We played for one penny a game and if ya ‘stuck’ your own foot that was an automatic winner....unless the other kid decided to go for the tie, (One penny was big dough!), with his next toss! Things were sure different then...


18 posted on 10/07/2013 9:51:20 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: EEGator

I tell my boys the following

There are rules in school. There are rules around mommy

And then there’s the rules when neither applies.

I call it. ‘ fight nicely ‘ ; ).

Bottom line. : the schools want to demasculate boys. Turn them into wimpy scared kids

But as. A real patent. You can completely undermine their efforts

With a SMILE. ; )

( of course it helps that they’re quite cute )

Hee hee

Oh yeAh I have a daughter 13 too. I gave her ‘boy training ‘ as well

Rocks. Sticks. Dirt , sand Swimming in the lake. Catching animals.

Now. Mathematics. If you’re a cute girl and good at math it’s a golden road for you !

( if you’re a funny looking boy it doesn’t hurt either)


19 posted on 10/07/2013 9:54:13 PM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the guvmint you deserve)
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To: ansel12

Get off my g-dd——d obstacle, Pvt. Pyle!

From the article: “... additional schools may be jumping on the banning balls bandwagon.”

I think most school administrators have had their balls banned by now.


20 posted on 10/07/2013 9:54:37 PM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: grundle

I have fond memories of using half pint milk cartons for playing ‘ball’ at middle school lunch outside with fellow fast eaters. They worked well enough for us to get plenty of exercise and fun in.


21 posted on 10/07/2013 9:56:24 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: grundle

Can they still use pencils?


22 posted on 10/07/2013 9:57:22 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: grundle

Can the kids still play patty-cakes?


23 posted on 10/07/2013 9:57:39 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: beelzepug

I think the banning restructuring of schools from competitive and boy friendly activities started in the very early 1970s.


24 posted on 10/07/2013 9:58:04 PM PDT by ansel12 ( 'I'm on That New Obama Diet... Every Day I Let Vladimir Putin Eat My Lunch' .)
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To: AlexW

‘Oh yea, we also played with balls of Mercury. Now, as I have read, a simple broken CFL requires the full emergency dispatch of a hazmat team. ‘

That’s cause mercury vapor AIN’T liquid.

In fact most folks don’t know fluorescents contain about 100000000 times the concentration of mercury gas you should ever be exposed to

The EPA itself uses your example of grandmas thermometer to downplay this risk as they force everyone to use those crisp curly cue toxic nightmares to save the planet

FYI.


25 posted on 10/07/2013 10:00:03 PM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the guvmint you deserve)
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To: AlexW

‘Oh yea, we also played with balls of Mercury. Now, as I have read, a simple broken CFL requires the full emergency dispatch of a hazmat team. ‘

That’s cause mercury vapor AIN’T liquid.

In fact most folks don’t know fluorescents contain about 100000000 times the concentration of mercury gas you should ever be exposed to

The EPA itself uses your example of grandmas thermometer to downplay this risk as they force everyone to use those crisp curly cue toxic nightmares to save the planet

FYI.


26 posted on 10/07/2013 10:00:05 PM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the guvmint you deserve)
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To: ansel12

They are using the lead paint bulcrap to remove all the good old apparatus from the playgrounds.

Some of the new stuff is ok though

And the river is still the river. And the beach th beach

Etc.


27 posted on 10/07/2013 10:02:28 PM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the guvmint you deserve)
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To: rawhide

I live near SF and I always bring up the game Smear the Queer

Everyone gets these horrified looks. It’s quite hilarious

Pickup football is it. Always has been. Always will be. Tackle


28 posted on 10/07/2013 10:05:53 PM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the guvmint you deserve)
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To: grundle

When will the teachers start locking them up in rubber rooms wrapped in straight jackets for recess?


29 posted on 10/07/2013 10:11:30 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Truthoverpower

“In fact most folks don’t know fluorescents contain about 100000000 times the concentration of mercury gas you should ever be exposed to”
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So, one bulb has 100 million times more deadly vapor then one should get in a lifetime, and if one bulb breaks, I am breathing that in? Interesting, as I think that would be instant death.
If the vapor is THAT dangerous, why do they allow them to be sold? One other question...How does a hazmat team dispose of vapor/gas? I suspect that you are omitting other factors or reality.
Keep in mind, I do not like CFLs, but have had to use a few
due to lack of incandescent bulbs.


30 posted on 10/07/2013 10:29:11 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: grundle

Sharp edges on desks must be banned too along with loud sounds that might hurt the ears, paper must be banned so no paper cuts, all hard surfaces padded, no doors to pinch the fingers, no books to fall on little feet.....


31 posted on 10/07/2013 11:53:38 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: ansel12

A lesson I learned pretty quick: if riding a bike down stairs, never, ever lean forward. I went splat on my face and somehow didn’t lose a tooth, but I still have the subdermal (would that be the right word?) chip that shows if you look for it.


32 posted on 10/08/2013 2:37:06 AM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: grundle

Remember when your Mom yelled ‘dont forget your jacket’ when you ran out the door to school ? Tis is being replaced with now wrapping kids up in a foot of bubble wrap to protect them from all the imaginable horrors of ‘contact’ with another person or object. I guess the trophy of the purple knot on the forehead from recess is a long gone icon in the new ‘you’ll put your eye out’ nanny generation.


33 posted on 10/08/2013 2:41:57 AM PDT by redcatcherb412
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To: grundle

Wussville. . .


34 posted on 10/08/2013 3:08:37 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: grundle

We have morons running schools


35 posted on 10/08/2013 3:13:07 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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To: grundle
No mention of Dodgeball.


36 posted on 10/08/2013 3:31:00 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: grundle

Now the urchins are really gonna get FAT!


37 posted on 10/08/2013 4:52:52 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Aussiebabe

“The USA is doomed, I don’t see how it can recover.”

That’s because you haven’t traveled through the south. In states like South Carolina, communities build baseball diamonds, football fields and playgrounds. And kids turn out by the thousands to play. It’s simply impossible to extrapolate what happens in wimpy New York City onto the rest of the US. Liberal NYC city grows wimpy metrosexuals who shop for purses; the south grows men who shop for weapons.


38 posted on 10/08/2013 5:38:30 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave

My husband went to this school in the 50’s and somehow he survived.


39 posted on 10/08/2013 5:56:20 AM PDT by surrey
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To: AlexW

“Oh yea, we also played with balls of Mercury.”

I had forgotten about them. Funny.

Every kid in the neighborhood had fists full of sparklers on the 4th of July which we would light while watching a HUGE bonfire at the local park. Boys would throw firecrackers at the girls. No more.

I had a part time job in downtown Boston at 17 and I would take public transportation home at night by myself. Now kids get picked up at high noon.

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40 posted on 10/08/2013 6:38:30 AM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art ot being easily offended.)
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To: ansel12

“You aren’t old enough for this swing set from the 1920s, but check it out closely, the slide isn’t a slide at all but is some kind of diabolical death trap——”

Good lord. I would have avoided that like the plague because I was a “girly” girl which was an acceptable thing to be in those days.

The mother in the picture seems to be on high alert though. Some things never change.:-)

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41 posted on 10/08/2013 6:44:03 AM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art ot being easily offended.)
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To: bobby.223

That sounds like an awesome game. I was growing up when the sissification had already started. No pocket knives for us.


42 posted on 10/08/2013 7:03:08 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Truthoverpower

“Rocks. Sticks. Dirt , sand Swimming in the lake. Catching animals.

Now. Mathematics. If you’re a cute girl and good at math it’s a golden road for you!”

That is a well rounded girl. Having just left an engineering program in college, I can attest to your last sentence. The ratio of guys to cute girls is about 500:3. If she ever needs help with schooling, guys will be tripping over each other to help her.


43 posted on 10/08/2013 7:08:30 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: MaxMax

44 posted on 10/08/2013 7:12:49 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

It WAS a hoot! I had to think back a bit on just how we played it. (I saw different ways other guys played it), but we had 2 guys stand facing each other about 3-5 feet apart. First guy would throw down his knife into the grass sticking it in as close to his foot as he felt he wanted to go for his first toss. Then the other guy would throw. If he was in closer to his foot with his throw then what the first guy had done with his first throw, the first guy got one throw to try to get in closer than that, (or ‘tie’ it up), to his foot. And back and forth ya went until one kid uncled, didn’t want to try to get in closer than what his opponent had done on his last toss. ‘Tie’ stick ins were sometimes hard to judge so another kid might judge it, (or even a teach/playground monitor was used to Ref.) Cheating? Oh yeah! The main way was one player, (or that player’s pal), distracting the other player’s attention somehow and then player one would move his foot closer to his knife!!! That dog!!!! Their were a few fights over that sort of thing but NEVER, not ONCE, did I never NOT see both guys dump their knives immediately and just go to Duke City. Like I said, things were sure a lot different then....Later ‘Gator.


45 posted on 10/09/2013 6:47:40 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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