View Poll Results: Should dodgeball be banned?

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  • Yes, absolutely, our children are too precious to risk injury!

    14 11.38%
  • It should be banned only for certain age groups

    5 4.07%
  • It should be regulated. Only approved dodgeball equipment should be used!

    8 6.50%
  • It should be allowed.

    12 9.76%
  • What a ridiculous idea. Our culture has gone soft!

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Thread: Should Dodgeball be Banned

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    Re: Should Dodgeball be Banned

    I grew up playing dodgeball and loved it. And my wife and I work with the youth in our church and one of their favorite games is guess what ... dodgeball! Anyone who watched that clip of a dodgeball game and didn't see good clean fun is lame beyond words.
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    Re: Should Dodgeball be Banned

    Ban dodgeball

    Teach them kendo.

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    Re: Should Dodgeball be Banned

    Everyone knows that dodgeball's for pussies

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    Re: Should Dodgeball be Banned

    We will officially have become a nation of pussies if dodgeball is banned. What are we? France?
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    Re: Should Dodgeball be Banned

    During the 6 years my son was in elementary school, the school removed the following:

    swings
    monkey bars
    merry go round

    Their reasoning? Children might get injured playing on these sorts of equipment.

    I fully expect that within the next 20 years, bubble wrap and helmets will be mandatory equipment for the standard elementary school playground.

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    Re: Should Dodgeball be Banned

    So we should ban dodgeball in highschool but not football, baseball, weight lifting, soccer, etc? Whatever that guy was smoking when he made that vid, I'd love to get me some of it. What a faggot.

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    Re: Should Dodgeball be Banned

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Dodgeball should be mandatory at all grade levels, and we should use those hard-surfaced balls that hurt a lot, like they had when I was a kid. It should be a middle school and high school sport with national rankings and Bowl games. Your team should lose points if anyone on your team cries because they got their nose broken.

    In fact, we should make it mandatory in college too. Need something to counteract all that leftist wussification they get from the Prof's...
    We should also let teachers take kids out back to fight out their differences. All this pussyfooting around trying to avoid conflicts is what's brewing all the hatred in schools. I know it worked for my Great Uncle when he was Principal.


    But srsly, let kids hurt each other. It's how the important lessons are learned.

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    Re: Should Dodgeball be Banned

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Ban dodgeball

    Teach them kendo.
    In Germany, some private colleges and prep schools have an "academic fencing" sport called mensur. The students swipe at each other's faces with a real fencing sword and try to endure the cut without flinching or showing any pain.

    Modern academic fencing, the "mensur," is neither a duel nor a sport. It is a traditional way of training and educating character and personality; thus, in a mensur bout, there is neither winner nor loser. In comparison to sport fencing, the participants stand their ground at a fixed distance. At the beginning of the tradition, duelers wore only their normal clothing (as duels sometimes would arise spontaneously) or light-cloth armor on arm, torso, and throat. In recent years, fencers are protected by a chain mail shirt, chain mail gauntlets, padding on the throat and right arm, and steel goggles with a nose guard. They fence at arm's length and stand more or less in one place, while attempting to hit the unprotected areas of their opponent's face and head. Flinching or dodging is not allowed, the goal being less to avoid injury than to endure it stoically. Two physicians are present (one for each opponent) to attend to injuries and stop the fight if necessary.
    Last edited by Toothpicvic; 11-25-09 at 01:50 AM.

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    Re: Should Dodgeball be Banned

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    When I was in elementary school, dodgeball was banned when someone got their arm broken playing it. I can see the rationale behind that decision, but I still think it was stupid. Note that the boy involved went on to get an arm broken twice more within the next two years.

    He wasn't well liked, apparently.

    Perhaps he was the inspiration for Samual Jackson's role in the movie "Unbreakable"?
    Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 11-25-09 at 03:09 AM.

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    Re: Should Dodgeball be Banned

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    We should also let teachers take kids out back to fight out their differences. All this pussyfooting around trying to avoid conflicts is what's brewing all the hatred in schools. I know it worked for my Great Uncle when he was Principal.


    But srsly, let kids hurt each other. It's how the important lessons are learned.
    Actually the coaches, at least, used to do that when I was in school. They'd find two teenage boys posturing and puffing and throw them in the equipment cage and make them fight it out...loser got three wacks from the coach's paddle.

    The coaches monitored the fighting and made sure it didn't get out of hand. To my knowlege no one was seriously injured.

    What we have nowadays is a bunch of loudmouth kids who think they can say/do anything and nobody will kick their ass for it. Stress builds up with no outlet until some kid can't take anymore and comes to school with a gun.

    Sometimes I think we had more real common sense when we were less "sophisticated and intellectual."

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