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    Re: High School Track Team Disqualified When Runner Gestures Thanks to God

    This is what happens when the rules have to step in for crappy parenting. We all know why these rules came about. It is because of the ridiculous post victory celebratiohns people were doing. People spent more time figuring out their victory dance than actually practicing to get the victory. It became less about the victory, and more about how creatively you could teabag your opponent after victory. parents not only tolerated these displays, but they also encouraged their children to behave in the most raunchy and stupid ways possible when they won. So eventually the losers got ticked with it, and being that there are always more losers than winners they used democracy to end it with rules. Of course, because if you allow any administrator the ability to determine rule violations based on reason and intelligence (things that if they had they would not be administrators) they would allow the crazy to continue, people had to make the rules strict and oppressive because you would have some idiot kid making up a jesus prayer tebow celebration dance if you allowed kids to give thanks to god in their celebration.

    Oh, and in the articles i read about it the kid didn't just give a quick point to the sky, he flailed his arm around, made a hug gesture while putting one hand up to his ear, and pointed to the sky. That is an in your face move if you ask me. Oh, and doing stuff like that is not a reflex when you win like some idiots are claiming. I have won many times and my hand did not have any urge to point to the heavens for no reason at all. Actually, when i put my all into it I pretty much wanted to sit down for a minute. Perhaps if dumbass had actually tried his hardest his arm would not have the energy to point up to the sky. Next time he should not sandbag for his victory celebration. At any rate maybe texas parents could start teaching things like sportsmanship.

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    Re: High School Track Team Disqualified When Runner Gestures Thanks to God

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    The so fecking what of this centers on the opinion being very ill-informed and most likely a partisan whine about 'poor' Christians being hounded rather than violating a rather simple rule- ALL over the head gestures are prohibited.
    I'm not a very religious person, and it's an issue I personally struggle with; you could say it's the last vestige from my once being a Commi-Lib. I can count on my fingers the number of times I've been in a church aside from architectural curiosity. I simply think the DQ is beyond ridiculous. I wouldn't be surprised to see it overruled. It should be. It's that simple. It is among the dumbest rulings I've heard related to sports.

    Further... though I was once hostile to Christianity like many Commi-Libs, I asked myself... why? There was no good reason other than indoctrination. Today I'm a tolerant dude. I accept and defend their right to praise the Grace of God.

    You don't stop and think about things do you? I'd imagine the rules on celebrating came about as High School kids started imitating professional players and their antics.
    NOT remotely the same. This if anything is a throwback to the 1950's... and we know how some folks here think of that era.

    I can see the relay teams standing on the finish all doing a chest jump, we all fall down display or some such foolishness. So where does the rules committee draw the line? It isn't that pointing up is bad but rather what else does the committee allow?
    Not the same as a prance and dance. Not even close.

    Bottomline is the kid and his coach knew the rules and as hard a lesson as it is....
    It is a reflection of the level of mental illness this country has descended to. It's perverse. I hope at the next event... everyone does it in protest. I'd love to see them DQ the entire field... the morons.
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    Re: High School Track Team Disqualified When Runner Gestures Thanks to God

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    You sure do like to apply new conditions after the fact, don't you?

    If we are truly in love she won't get bent out of shape for me saying, "ohmygods".
    Not a new rule, I just thought it was apparent when we were talking that we were talking about sex with a loved one. If you'd dump someone you love for that...

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    Re: High School Track Team Disqualified When Runner Gestures Thanks to God

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    This wasn't about suppressing success, it's about suppressing taunting and teaching good sportsmanship. This rule removes the subjectivity aspect, and sets a firm black and white rule. There is no indication of taunting here, but what about all the times there was taunting? Why should the official be forced to subjectively decide whether a team can advance to state or not?

    It's not a stupid rule, it's a rule which has come about because of a very real lack of sportsmanship in sports. Contrary to popular opinion, sports are not about winning, but in this "win at all costs" culture we now have, we seen taunting on a regular basis. I have no problem with a rule which cracks down on unsportsmanship like behavior.
    Do you think raising an arm is akin to dancing inthe endzone for 15 minutes?

    Raising an arm is excessive? How can that be?

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    Re: High School Track Team Disqualified When Runner Gestures Thanks to God

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Do you think raising an arm is akin to dancing inthe endzone for 15 minutes?

    Raising an arm is excessive? How can that be?
    It doesn't matter what I think, it matters what the rule is. And, for example, they have this same rule in football, where if you raise your arm it's a penalty and the touchdown does not count. This was done because of how much taunting was occurring.

    It's not the raising of the arm, it's the taunting. By banning raised arms, you ban taunting and any subjective interpretation of what might be taunting.

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    Re: High School Track Team Disqualified When Runner Gestures Thanks to God

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    It doesn't matter what I think, it matters what the rule is. And, for example, they have this same rule in football, where if you raise your arm it's a penalty and the touchdown does not count. This was done because of how much taunting was occurring.

    It's not the raising of the arm, it's the taunting. By banning raised arms, you ban taunting and any subjective interpretation of what might be taunting.
    What do you mean by taunting?

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    Re: High School Track Team Disqualified When Runner Gestures Thanks to God

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    What do you mean by taunting?
    ...I mean the definition of taunting.

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    Re: High School Track Team Disqualified When Runner Gestures Thanks to God

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    ...I mean the definition of taunting.
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    Re: High School Track Team Disqualified When Runner Gestures Thanks to God

    Quote Originally Posted by Knowledge=power View Post
    I'm sure we can merge the two.

    I'd like to point out that although it might seem a little petty to DQ the team because of raising an arm, a rule is a rule.

    I often see athletes interviewed seconds after a victory. The first thing they say is "I've got to thank God." Now, how do the athletes on the losing team feel?... It would seem it is irrelevant to even raise an arm.
    What does this have to do with the losers? Apparently you have never been in the position to celebrate a victory if it seems irrelevant to you; especially one of this magnitude.
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    Re: High School Track Team Disqualified When Runner Gestures Thanks to God

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    God hates everybody who runs a little bit slower. Didn't you know that?

    I have a feeling that this wouldn't be appearing on breitbart.com if the kid said he was thanking Allah.
    It wouldn't appear on Breitbsrt, because there wouldn't have been s fuss msde by the offucials.
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