Wednesday, November 15, 2006

So, Youth Athletics Have Become Our Most Dangerous Spectator Sport

About two weeks ago, a PeeWee football coach by the name of Robert Watson became so irate at his ejection from a game due to yelling and cursing at a referee, that he charged the ref, threw a punch and knocked him out.

Other coaches, spectators and parents rushed onto the field, and soon there was a decent sized scrum with most of the kids just standing around wondering what the heck was going on.

Like most everything, the incident can be seen on video, and sadly, someone yelling "call the cops!" has become all too commonplace. Although, the one woman kicking the other in the ass, and actually pushing her into the fight has a small bit of comedic appeal. Though, I'm sure she'll be hearing from a lawyer in the next few days.

Seriously, when the threat of being assaulted or killed at a PeeWee football game is probably higher than of the same occuring at NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL games combined there's something wrong. Just remember to pack heat along with your kid's pads.

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