Tag Archives: high school

High School Basketball Player Body Slams Referee

December 14, 2010


I’m just all over refs today, but let’s be honest, they’ve had it coming. What they most likely shouldn’t have had coming is a body slam. But that’s exactly what happened at Desoto High in Florida. The ref calls a technical on a young man, who definitely didn’t see eye-to-eye with him or appreciate his view on the situation. This one is a must watch(it keeps getting taken down on YouTube, so I’m using Vimeo for as long as I can).

Somewhere, the Detroit Pistons from the 1980’s are smiling.

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How to take a ball to the face, and take it well…

September 30, 2010


Pounding faces for at least 100 yearsHey, remember high school gym class? And those epic dodgeball games you got to play on Fridays?

Sure, there might have been some variations: number of players on each side, number of balls in play, etc.

Some of you may have even played “Bombardment,” or another version of the traditional game, but one rule likely remained constant 98.735% of the time: “NO AIMING FOR THE HEAD. OKAY, BOYS?” ~ Coach Williams. God rest his soul.

Now, one’s social status obviously affected their perspective on this rule.

For some, it was a godsend, and probably restored their faith in something, anything, on a weekly basis. It reminded them that someone had their back during this awkward high school period, and that once they got to college — where everyone would obviously be so much more mature and less taken by the superficial — their interpersonal relationship fortunes would blossom. 

God rest those expectations.

For others, the rule was just another in a long line of equalizers employed by those ex-hippie “can’t-doers.” A calculated effort to minimize the effects of natural selection, destroying the competitive fiber of American society in the process. 

Hey, at least Coach Williams understood.


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