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You -- first it was about football and soccer balls band at recess now another school banning the game of instead -- have your kids out -- And how about in Kentucky the postgame handshakes between the players they're -- that too.
Well as Americans is taking sports safety too seriously here weigh in on that and is mark saint Los author of death ticket -- of an underdog.
Don't burn out of place semi pro football player.
So I had to get that in there.
I got that -- -- yeah it's it's a -- the horrible -- -- -- -- things happening to sports in America I -- don't -- they have to have a ball in order to be -- and footballer -- soccer or anything -- may play in high school.
Yeah act as you would think so I I don't think the irony should be lost on any of us that a a nation like America that is what -- its way toward morbid obesity.
One corn dog at a time is now somehow finding ways for their children to exercise less I don't.
I don't understand this I mean I I'm I'm a dad -- a parent I get it that.
It's in our DNA to protect our kids and nurture them and keep them safe but it.
To me this is going way too far removing all balls from recess I think it's.
Pure lunacy is a great way to describe it returning Kentucky other there won't but the players shake hands like there have for years and -- here.
Because some flights have broken out some animosity spilling over from the game.
What do you think this is all about though.
Well -- -- -- -- I have heard that they they've since retracted that they pulled a little sort of Roger Clemens language and I miss remembered how we describe that in the memo and and they've since retracted that saying we handshakes are -- -- they just have to be monitored.
But I think it's it's emblematic of of your point is emblematic of removing all the great things about team sports in this case learning how to win and lose with dignity and that's that's a big tool for kids.
It's it's really important learn how to win with humility.
And dignity and lose and and to me it's really probably just a few bad apples and some overzealous parents and coaches -- You know get the testosterone flowing next thing you know there's a brawl bit.
You know the NHL.
Where at the end of -- playoff series they beat the hell out of each other look like nor the sport except maybe football.
And at the end of it they -- up and shake hands the crowd claps and they wish each other well I think it's -- to lose that you.
And maybe just -- capital once you're actually you know causing causing the problems so do we not learn something from the bumps and the bruises no broken bones that we get.
I I totally think so and and I think -- -- -- there it's because to this one is.
Are just just rampant litigious society where if little Timmy gets I hit on the -- with kick ball.
Dad can -- the school district and next thing you know the school this district is buying him new hot.
I don't I don't I don't get that excellence is.
We'll be on the -- to society that that has school districts fearing.
You know -- these frivolous lawsuits into I think it's a little bit of generational arrogance on on our part I mean I put -- that I'm I'm in my mid forties and apparent.
And to think that we know better than thousands of liters of parents who have kept their kids safe.
And we say -- -- guys we got it we we we're gonna take away balls and everything's going to be fine as were were were bubble wrapping our kids just.
I don't understand would be the Olympic events in 20/20 are going to be.
What 400 -- self esteem builds a competitive efforts synchronized.
Staring I don't get this one of the funny things you've written is.
What do we have to start cut down trees so the boys and girls don't climb trees.
-- -- -- out out out.
Right right exactly -- out of the EPA would be down but that -- let's lose all the trees of kids you know they might fall out throughout it I don't you guys are right I think -- I think that's ninety.
So mark saint -- author of just can't -- thank you semis.
Thanks for -- guys.
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