Skip to comments.Dodgeball Removed From Windham, NH Schools
Posted on 03/28/2013 7:59:24 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
WINDHAM, N.H. (CBS) Dodgeball has been bounced in Windham.
The classic gym class game has been a rite of passage for years, but dodgeball may have met its match in the form of the Windham School board, which at a recent meeting voted 4-1 to end dodgeball and other so-called human target activities, games with names like bombardment and slaughter.
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“Murderball” and “Smear the Queer” were widely played playground games when I was a kid.
It’s too bad that fat nannies in pant-suits have to ruin everything fun.
The parents who complained remind me of the owner of the Charlston Chiefs in Slapshot and a quote from it. “Jack Robinson!”
Let's just give everyone a trophy to keep their precious self-esteem in tact.
The wussification of America continues. This also coincides with the gay marriage push. Coincidence?
Yeah. It’s fun to play dodgeball with softballs! But it’s best if you wear a helmet.
Hmm, wonder if that ban will apply to the Dept of Ed’s targeting of our children...for indoctrination purposes. Doubtful.
I’d like to see them try to ban Calvinball! One of the key aspects of the game is that the rules change every time. :)
Moochie that maybe why America’s kids are fat?
German Dodgeball was the best,
My Facebook friends from NH are blaming this on the invasion of Massholes.
When lack of movement results in pain, you learn to move your ass.
who uses softballs? At school we used the red rubber playground balls. In the neighborhood we used tennis balls or crab apples. The crab apples stung a bit, but we laughed it off and kept playing.
Nerf was a damn stupid invention...kids today are way too soft.
Very likely a part of it. Screw up your own state.
I think “Live Free or Die” died.
My granddaughter says they play dodge ball at her school.
The have to wear helmets and the ball is a Nurf ball.
I remember "smear the queer"... ROFL!!!!
Ever play it with a basketball or football? That makes things fun!
It's now "Live FOR Free or Die."
Especially outside in the cold.
Pretty much...dirty Massholes. Libs really are like locusts, devour and move on.
LOL. That's how I first learned the term 'queer'.
"What's a queer?" Parents - "That's not a nice word, don't use it." Friends - "A fag" (back then meant a boy who acts like a girl.)
When I was a kid we used to play bombardment in gym class, with each team also having to defend three bowling pins placed in a triangular pattern.
You could win either by knocking out all the opposing players or knocking down all three of their pins. If you got the head pin at the top of the triangle you could move forward past the center line about fifteen feet to a mark taped on the gym floor.
So you could actually come up behind an opposing player if he or she wasn’t watching and both teams could cross the center line.
The game was AWESOME. We loved it.
Universal castration is next.
Ha...that Calvin, and his friend Hobbs, really knew how to have a good time!
I think I'll change some rules today!
First - it is okay to eat ice cream for breakfast!
It started in NYC and spread. The Damned place should have been walled off and quarantined 100 years ago.
Escape from New York?
Second rule of Dodgeball: You learn to move your ass!
I loved Dodgeball. My elementary teachers always told my parents that I was so smart and polite that it was a joy to have me in their class.
I played them, I guess, because I was a total menace in Dodgeball.
If I hadn't had two hips replaced and didn't have a bad knee, I'd play today! HA on me with new hips and bad knee!
But, I still have sweet Dodgeball memories... <8^)
Why even play if helmets and Nurf balls are used?!
No helmets and red rubber gym balls are at the part and core of Dodgeball.
If Dodgeball dies, we will mourn. <8^[
The kids protected from the evils of dodgeball will go home and play violent video games. Violent video games will not be banned because Hollywood makes too much money selling them. So much for the hypocrisy of the progressives.
Let’s also harken back to a quote from an equally venerated sports film Bad News Bears in Breaking Training: Let them Play
Sounds like a pretty good time you had!
Again, if it wasn't for the hip surgeries and a bad knee, I'd gladly play today.
But, I'm a pretty pure Dodgeball aficionado player - no rules!
Loved that movie.
I guess Smear the Queer would be out too.
I agree. Dodgeball makes for stronger health, mental and physical.
Kids today are fed warm milk...maybe some day they will get meat.
If they saw some of the crap we did back then. Fourth of July bottle rocket fights were always entertaining. Now there are warning on every commercial on TV to not do what they are showing. Just saw a car commercial (can’t remember who - so it failed) showing a kid with his hand out the window in the wind: “Holding your hand out the window of a moving vehicle can be dangerous. blah,blah,bah”
Patches was awesome.
Highly underrated flick.
You might be able to play “bully the conservative”.
‘Capture the Flag’ after the Scout meeting used to be about as rough, but with a ‘Kinder, more Gentle’ name.
We had a little kid, Dewey, who was about 11 or 12, who was a mean tackler. He could teach the NFL a few things.
Dewey, if you’re out there, ‘Hello!’ I guess you’re about 62 by now. :-)
When I was a kid we played it with a kickball before school started. The teachers made a rule — no kickballs allowed before school.
We switched to footballs. They made a new rule. No more footballs allowed before school.
Then we started using someone’s hat. They couldn’t ban hats.
When balls are outlawed, only outlaws will have balls.
Dodgeball was a great sports... My boys plays it with WATER BALOONS in the summer!!
They are going to have to get rid of football since the quarterback throws a pointed object at his human target at high speed and often hits him!
This can’t be allowed!
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