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Dodgeball Removed From Windham, NH Schools
CBS ^ | Thursday March 28, 2013

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: dodgeball; liberals; pc
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1 posted on 03/28/2013 7:59:24 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
No dodgeball?!? Now I'm pissed...
2 posted on 03/28/2013 8:03:44 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Bigtigermike

“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.


3 posted on 03/28/2013 8:03:58 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.")
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To: Bigtigermike

The parents who complained remind me of the owner of the Charlston Chiefs in Slapshot and a quote from it. “Jack Robinson!”


4 posted on 03/28/2013 8:04:37 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Bigtigermike
How about Kill The Man With The Ball?

Let's just give everyone a trophy to keep their precious self-esteem in tact.

5 posted on 03/28/2013 8:04:54 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Bigtigermike

The wussification of America continues. This also coincides with the gay marriage push. Coincidence?


6 posted on 03/28/2013 8:05:12 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

Yeah. It’s fun to play dodgeball with softballs! But it’s best if you wear a helmet.


7 posted on 03/28/2013 8:05:20 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Hmm, wonder if that ban will apply to the Dept of Ed’s targeting of our children...for indoctrination purposes. Doubtful.


8 posted on 03/28/2013 8:06:06 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Darren McCarty

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. :)


9 posted on 03/28/2013 8:06:30 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: massgopguy

Great movie.


10 posted on 03/28/2013 8:06:37 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Moochie that maybe why America’s kids are fat?


11 posted on 03/28/2013 8:07:55 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: massgopguy
That's one of the best quotes of all time. It makes the point so perfectly.

Reggie vs the owner - Not Safe for Work

12 posted on 03/28/2013 8:08:10 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: EEGator

German Dodgeball was the best,


13 posted on 03/28/2013 8:08:27 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: EEGator

My Facebook friends from NH are blaming this on the invasion of Massholes.


14 posted on 03/28/2013 8:08:53 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: scooby321

When lack of movement results in pain, you learn to move your ass.


15 posted on 03/28/2013 8:09:11 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: cuban leaf

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.


16 posted on 03/28/2013 8:10:26 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.")
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To: massgopguy

Very likely a part of it. Screw up your own state.


17 posted on 03/28/2013 8:10:55 AM PDT by matt04
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To: Perdogg

18 posted on 03/28/2013 8:12:05 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: massgopguy

I think “Live Free or Die” died.


19 posted on 03/28/2013 8:13:05 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Bigtigermike

My granddaughter says they play dodge ball at her school.
The have to wear helmets and the ball is a Nurf ball.


20 posted on 03/28/2013 8:13:29 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
“Murderball” and “Smear the Queer” were widely played playground games when I was a kid.

I remember "smear the queer"... ROFL!!!!

21 posted on 03/28/2013 8:15:13 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

Ever play it with a basketball or football? That makes things fun!


22 posted on 03/28/2013 8:16:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: EEGator
I think “Live Free or Die” died.

It's now "Live FOR Free or Die."

23 posted on 03/28/2013 8:19:39 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ScottinVA

Especially outside in the cold.


24 posted on 03/28/2013 8:22:19 AM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: ScottinVA

Pretty much...dirty Massholes. Libs really are like locusts, devour and move on.


25 posted on 03/28/2013 8:23:50 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: ScottinVA
I remember "smear the queer"... ROFL!!!!

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.)

26 posted on 03/28/2013 8:25:51 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


27 posted on 03/28/2013 8:26:56 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Wusses


28 posted on 03/28/2013 8:31:08 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Universal castration is next.


29 posted on 03/28/2013 8:34:11 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: cuban leaf
"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. :)"

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!

30 posted on 03/28/2013 8:35:15 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: massgopguy

It started in NYC and spread. The Damned place should have been walled off and quarantined 100 years ago.


31 posted on 03/28/2013 8:37:22 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Escape from New York?


32 posted on 03/28/2013 8:39:59 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: EEGator
"When lack of movement results in pain, you learn to move your ass."

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^)

33 posted on 03/28/2013 8:42:52 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: hummingbird
You could be like Patches O'Houlihan:
34 posted on 03/28/2013 8:45:04 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: svcw
"The have to wear helmets and the ball is a Nurf ball."

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^[

35 posted on 03/28/2013 8:49:33 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: EEGator
You could be like Patches O'Houlihan

lulz - exactly what I was thinking!
36 posted on 03/28/2013 8:53:08 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


37 posted on 03/28/2013 8:56:04 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: massgopguy

Let’s also harken back to a quote from an equally venerated sports film – Bad News Bears in Breaking Training: “Let them Play”


38 posted on 03/28/2013 8:59:23 AM PDT by Right of Way
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To: Colonel_Flagg
"The game was AWESOME. We loved it."

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!

39 posted on 03/28/2013 8:59:52 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: EEGator
YES!

Loved that movie.

40 posted on 03/28/2013 9:02:01 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: Bigtigermike
"...end dodgeball and other so-called “human target” activities, games with names like bombardment and slaughter."

I guess Smear the Queer would be out too.

41 posted on 03/28/2013 9:03:37 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (The Constitution does not guarantee public safety, it guarantees liberty.)
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"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."

I agree. Dodgeball makes for stronger health, mental and physical.

Kids today are fed warm milk...maybe some day they will get meat.

42 posted on 03/28/2013 9:05:21 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

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”


43 posted on 03/28/2013 9:05:51 AM PDT by mykroar (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.-Thomas Paine)
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To: andyk

Patches was awesome.


44 posted on 03/28/2013 9:06:31 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: hummingbird

Highly underrated flick.


45 posted on 03/28/2013 9:07:25 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

You might be able to play “bully the conservative”.


46 posted on 03/28/2013 9:08:35 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Puppage

‘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. :-)


47 posted on 03/28/2013 9:15:34 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Puppage

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.


48 posted on 03/28/2013 9:16:16 AM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: Bigtigermike

Dodgeball was a great sports... My boys plays it with WATER BALOONS in the summer!!


49 posted on 03/28/2013 9:16:20 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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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!


50 posted on 03/28/2013 9:22:41 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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