To: Ford Fairlane
Our favorite game used to be "Kill the man with the ball" a cross between tag, football & rugby.
When I was in grade school in the not-so PC late 1970's/early 1980's I believe this game was called "smear-the-qweer." I imagine any kid who called it by that name today would be sent to re-education...um...I mean "sensitivty training."
posted on 06/24/2002 11:05:54 AM PDT
Ahhhh, yes. We also called "Smear the Queer". What an awesome game. Didja ever notice that the people trying to ban these playground games are either women, or limp-wristed poofter types? I'd bet not a one has had the pleasure of being the first to tackle the guy with the ball and then have about twenty of your classmates pile on top of you. Man, those were fun days....
posted on 06/24/2002 11:14:55 AM PDT
Yup, my husband went to school in the late 60's and 70's and that was what they called it too. We played it and I went to school in the late 70's and 80's--can't remember what we called it, but I remember that when girls wanted to play it would be more like tag football with streamers hanging from your pants so the girls wouldn't get tackled. Course that would probably be met with a sexism charge nowadays.
posted on 06/24/2002 11:47:52 AM PDT
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