Friday Night Tykes

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  1. bergermeister

    bergermeister Long timer

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    Caught a few episodes. This culture is why my kid doesn't play football.

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  2. shrineclown

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    Hard to be a cowboy, if you are a botanist. Do they start too young, IMO yes, but I am in the minority opinion. Just had this issue come up at my level; and I was amazed, more like saddened, at the sentiment. So, it is the way it is. There are plenty of morons running plenty of things. From top to bottom. I am not going to get too excited about this. If you don't agree and can't live with it as is, vote with your feet as you have done. But if your kid wants to be involved, unless they are an exceptional athlete, they will be too late to catch up with these kids at a later date. Not sure if you coach or not, but no kid likes to sit on the sideline....no matter how many admonishments.... "Coach, can I go in?" At that level, there should be equal playing time IMO. No one is missing out on a D1 scholarship....but alas, there are plenty who disagree with me on that too. It is not just football....it is a culture shift. Probably not for the better, but we will have to sort it out after the process has matured. Then you can say, "I told you so."

    I am not saying I don't agree with your assessment, but if others are on board with it, it is their choice and that has to be ok too. If Mommy's baby can't handle it, there are other things to do in life.
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  3. wxwax

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    That is completely fucking nuts.

    There is no -- no -- reason to expose kids to that level of injury and abuse.
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    That preview is not even the worst of it. Kids getting concussions, puking on the field, being yelled at to man up and play hurt, and to hurt the opposing players... what a meathead culture.

    I can't imagine doing this to a kid. I played football in HS and saw this bravado and abusive BS, including guys taking 'roids promoted by the coaches. I told myself that I would not put my kid through it, and the concussion studies have only made that decision easier.
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    That sounds like something from the show.
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  6. shrineclown

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    It was supposed to....the new era.
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    I grew up in a football culture. I played from 6-19 years of age and have seen a wide range of coaching styles. After watching all the episodes now of FNT, I'm disgusted with the Jr. Broncos head coach. I think this guy should be banned from coaching for life for telling theses kids to spear and use their helmets as weapons and hit the other kids in the head. He should be ashamed of himself.
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    Boom.

    "SAN ANTONIO &#8212; After several scenes on the controversial &#8220;Friday Night Tykes&#8221; show of San Antonio youth football coach Charles Chavarria encouraging his 8- and 9-year-old players to injure opponents, he has been suspended.

    On Thursday, the Texas Youth Football Association announced that Chavarria, who coached the Jr. Broncos, won't be allowed to coach for at least a year.

    Chavarria apologized Thursday, and said appearing on the show is &#8220;the worst thing that's ever happened to me.&#8221;

    &#8220;I went from being a guy who was looked up to in the community, and now I'm getting death threats,&#8221; he said."
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    You would think that would be no big deal for such a big tough guy..."come and get me you yellow bellied wankers; I'll bust your head in.
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    Being on the show is the worst thing? He's a daft fuckwad. His upbringing, the model presented to him that allows him to think his approach was acceptable, was the worst thing that's happened to him. Fuck that guy and any parent who lets or has let their kid play for him.
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    Hmmmmm......just wait until your coaching debut.....you will have an eye-opener even in baseball. It will surprise you.
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