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  • Apocalypse Now in Gopher Country

       December 03, 2004

    The pussification of America's children continues. I just got this in an email this morning:

    Minnesota Hockey, in its  infinite wisdom, has begun at all levels (Squirts through Bantams) issuing  "Fair Play Points" to teams if they have 14 minutes or less in penalties  for an entire game. That's right, if a team spends 14 minutes or less in  the box, they earn a point in the LEAGUE STANDINGS. So in theory, Team A  starts the season 4-0 but has at least 15 minutes in penalties each game.  Team B starts the year 2-2 but has 14 minutes or less in the box each game.  The result? Team A and Team B are tied for  first place.

    Perhaps more alarming is this possible scenario: Team A has average talent but plays a hard checking  agressive game and goes 6-7-1 over a 14-game schedule while spending at  least 15 minutes in the box each game. Team B has no talent and is a bunch  of no-checking pansies, gets creamed by double digits every game, takes  very few penalties, finishes 0-14 but gets all their Fair Play Points. The result? Team B is seeded higher for playoffs.

    My friend, a hockey coach himself, was appropriately horrified by this new rule.

    That is just appalling, what idiots come up with such crap. And they think that is going to help younger kids stay in the sport and play longer. I think not, it's actually a good thing when certain kids give up hockey because they are just not physically or even mentally ready or able to continue in the sport. It's like herds of buffalo, only the strong survive. And these adults who came up with this, I'm sure are trying to "Protect" their precious children. Along with those adults who have made it mandatory to wear those damn silly bike helmets, tell me this, I never wore one when I was a kid and I'm still alive. What doesn't kill you only makes you that much stronger. Some day soon, this country is going to be run by a bunch of Pansies (personally, I wanted to use a much stronger word).

    Americans (even 'Sotans) reject socialist notions like this in nearly every single election. Why then do we allow this kind of crap to happen to our kids? Do we really want to raise a generation of Americans that believe life owes them "fair play points"? Well, maybe the Democrats do, but hopefully enough people see through this sports communism BS to put a stop to it.

    Update: Check out the "B" Pee Wee Standings and note the records of Stillwater and North St. Paul. Ugh.

    Posted by at December 3, 2004 10:23 AM

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    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: Drew at December 3, 2004 01:10 PM

    Pathetic story... great opening line.

    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: Mike at December 3, 2004 03:26 PM

    Democrats wouldn't get fair play point sbecause everyone knows and can call them on their dirty tactics...they could win the election and get buried in the end result....fucking faggots make these rules

    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: Claire at December 6, 2004 10:34 AM

    This is exactly the "preparation for Life" that leads to the massive freak-outs among the Dems who cannot possibly *believe* that they lost the election. ...and who believe the end justifies any means.

    Creating monsters.

    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: John at December 7, 2004 05:25 AM

    Linking hockey and Democrats? That's poor. Don't you know that it's our fellow Republicans that run the hockey leagues? Place the blame where it lies.

    Welcome to the suburbs.




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