Wednesday, February 14, 2007

First wrestler in flight

This is why they divide competitions such as boxing and wrestling into weight classes. The powerful man is the father of the boy being pinned. If he had no previous experience with the ancient art of wrestling, and was thus under the impression his son was about to become improperly violated, I would have sympathy for the sneak attack.

But dad is the junior high school's wrestling coach. Although not anymore.

I also found his reaction to sending the boy into orbit disgusting. I've said it before and I will say it again: After you've thrown a child less than half your size five feet, you must act like you've been there before.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What if he did the Shawne Merriman dance following the toss? I think taking it to a cartoonish level of inappropriateness lampoons the growing trend of fathers attacking their children’s athletic rivals and consequentially is an acceptable post toss reaction. Plus it might make class act LaDainian lose his cool.