Gut Rumbles

September 16, 2004

dodge ball

A lot of schools are banning dodge ball for being too violent and potentially damaging to the delicate self-esteem of fat kids with big-target asses. I think that's all part of the new-wave crock that has pussified America for the past 10 or 15 years.

Dodge ball is a GREAT game for kids to play. It teaches speed, agility, competitiveness and it burns a lot of excess energy, too. The kids learn to run, jump, duck and dodge when they play.

The same cannot be said for playing dodge the hurricane. You don't get to jump, duck and dodge. You have to just stand there and see if you get hit. That is an unfair game.

And I'm getting tired of playing it this year.


Dodgeball was great! I've got to reconsider secession. The good old USA would probably be better off if New England, New York, and San Francisco went their own way.

Posted by: Jim on September 16, 2004 09:15 AM

No secession! I need you guys to stop the democrats from taking over completely at a national level :) (Writing from the Peoples Republic of New York)

Posted by: Ryan Frank on September 16, 2004 09:37 AM

Makes me wonder how we survived dodgeball, tetherball, no bike helmets, metal lunchboxes.....

Wait a minute, maybe this is the reason for the increase in worthless shitheels lately, they didn't get taken out of the gene pool early enough!

Posted by: caltechgirl on September 16, 2004 10:54 AM

Our gym teacher, a particularly malicious man, had a wrinkle on dodgeball. You had to have one of those indian pins (like a skinny bowling pin) that you guarded. If your pin got knocked over you were out.

I never saw any injuries other than a few people running around with some lovely impressions of the ball that hit them. I'm sure the ridges worked out and the redness went away before they got home.

I was one of those fat and nearly blind kids that wasn't worth a f*ck at the game but I still played.

Posted by: StinKerr on September 16, 2004 11:48 AM

Time for me to chime in . . .Hey I was one of those "husky" kids . . . But I threw that ball hard and with better accuracy so I could overcome the speed factor....

The fact is . . . it will only take a person slipping up once and getting within my grasp and then the struggle is nearly over.....

I remember those days somewhat fondly. I was a vastly different person then.....

Posted by: Chris on September 16, 2004 01:10 PM

We played moonlight dodgeball early this summer. I started it with my two teenage boys and pretty soon my husband and his friend were strutting back and forth tempting the person who was IT to hit them. Lots of laughter. It's a game you don't outgrow. I can imagine playing dodgeball in wheelchairs.

I wrote about it (June 24-Highland Nights) I know, I know, I have to get off blogspot.

Posted by: Earth Girl on September 16, 2004 01:16 PM
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