Accident in football town elicited threats, not get-well wishes

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  1. Rodimus Prime

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    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/296584_cannon20.html?source=mypi

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    Damn, we're a selfish bunch of philistines in this here 21st century.
     
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    Just for that, I hope they ban football in that town, not just the cannon. What a bunch of idiotic maniacs.
     
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    The only thing dumber than this is if Konami released MGS4 on the 360.

    *runs out of the thread*
     
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    Don't say that, or I'll break your leg!
     
  6. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Yes, good idea. Let's ban a sport that really has no bearing on the incident at hand.
     
  7. Rodimus Prime

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    Don't you mean shoot/blow up his leg?


    He said for the town, so I'm guessing he meant it more as a slap in the face for the dumbshits caring about football more than a kid's life.
     
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    Buncha freaktards in that town. I'd move...whether I'd gotten my leg blown off or not.
     
  9. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    The kid was the victim of an unfortunate accident, and now the people are acting like tools about it. Not his fault, and it's not the fault of the hundreds of kids who benefit from playing the sport.

    Take away the cannon, whatever, but to cancel a sport because a few people in the town are acting like tools doesn't really benefit anyone.
     
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    Nope.
    Bingo. Ban them from the sport they're dementedly obsessed over. Let everyone else play.
     
  11. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    You said ban the sport. Which means no one plays.
     
  12. Rodimus Prime

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    I didn't get the feel it was a few people. All of his friends abandoned him and apparently no one cares enough to make donations towards him for this. Seems like it's more than just a few.

    Er... he said ban football IN that town. I.E. take them out of the HS league. I don't see it affecting hundreds of kids.
     
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    Dunno how much clearer I can make it. Nobody in that town would get to play football in said town anymore. Everyone else would.
    I got the same impression, and it's a small town to begin with. Even if that wasn't the case, if football were banned there entirely because of those who made the threats, maybe the ire and contempt of their peers would be turned against them instead of an innocent victim of a stupid tradition.
     
  14. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Well good to clear that up. I then refer you to my original reply. Banning a sport would not really benefit anyone. In fact, it could even push these people with a radical view even further. Poor kid getting threats because there's no more cannon? Imagine if there were no more sport.

    It needs to be dealt with, yes, but in a practical manner. Not a knee-jerk reaction like you're suggesting.
     
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    I didn't have in mind for it to be a permanent ban. Until the culprits come forward and accept legal punishment might be appropriate. Obviously, those responsible will have a strong vested interest in helping to lift the ban as soon as possible. Schools institute blanket punishments like that all the time when the perpetrators are anonymous. If these people are going to be this immature, let them have a punishment suitable for children.
     
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    I agree it's not pratical, but I figured he was just letting of steam. It's a pretty retarded response by the whole town.
     
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    The whole story is pretty sad

    The kid wanted to be a Force Recon Marine? I guess that dream got shot to shit



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  18. Jux

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    Do you have any example where such a knee jerk reaction was successful?

    I doubt you can find more than one or two. Because it's not practical. In the meantime, while you're going after a handful of people who aren't going to come forward ("yeah, you're right, arrest me for assault officer, just let the kids play again!"), you're punishing many more people who do benefit from playing competitive sports.
     
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    If you're wanting an article on it, that's not terribly likely. It happened a few times at my college though. In cases where the guilty party or parties didn't come forward, it pressured witnesses or accomplices to smoke them out, so to speak. There was nothing on the level of banning an entire sport, but there were no problems on the level of threats of physical harm either.
     
  20. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    So what happens when football is banned, and now the kid is receiving threats for not only the cannon being gone, but now their favorite sport as well?
     

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