Concerns About Injuries Prompted Ban, Port Washington Officials Say
October 7, 2013 5:19 PM
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.
I honestly don’t know if I’m more sickened by this, sad by this or outraged by this.
Maybe a combination of all three but what stands out right now is the pit in my stomach over this debacle and ruination of our society by idiots who want to protect everyone from themselves at all times and in doing so decimate of the basic rights of passage of our youth.
How in the world do these parents in this community not step in and fire this school administrator immediately? What is the end game here?
Listen I was the skinny nerdy kid who was the last kid picked for sides on any athletic game in the schoolyard. It sucked. But you know what? By being the last kid picked all the time it motivated me to eat healthier, lift weights, pack on a little mass and get into sports where I could compete. I’m glad my feelings got hurt. It motivated me at the gym when I got older. It made me want to study harder and save money in my 20s so I could show those girls who were attracted to the over developed stud athletes instead of me that I was worthy. Still awkward looking well into my 40s, doesn’t matter, if you don’t think I don’t carry that feeling of being the last guy picked for the schoolyard teams into my workouts today you’re crazy.
Enough with the coddling FFS.