Thursday, January 13, 2011

Two minutes for interference and a game misconduct for being a dick

This piece in the Toronto Star lifts up a rock and shines a light on the worst aspects of kids' sports. Briefly, asshole hockey dad decides that the his son's competitive peewee hockey team is having any fun because they aren't winning often enough, so he decides that the kid he thinks is the least talented player should either be kicked off the team or at least be given less ice time and -without the coach's approval-goes ahead and calls a meeting of the team's parents to discuss this.
I have no idea whether the player in question was the worst player on the team or not, but since this is a competitive team, the player did have to try out to make the team, so they can't be that much worse than the other kids on the squad. Looking at the case in this light, the dad is just plain being a dick, right?
Well, let me add one more piece of information. The player in question was the only girl on the team.
So in addition to being a major dick, I suspect there may be more than a little sexism at play here.
As for the headline on the Toronto Star article: "Should hockey dad be 'ashamed' after girl's humiliating departure?" I would argue that he should have been ashamed well before she left and that the league should ban this clown from ever entering the arena again just on general "for the good of the sport" and "no assholes allowed" grounds. I think the coach, while not wanting to hold the asshole's son responsible for his asshole father's assholery, should at least ban said asshole from the dressing room and any other team affairs, simply on the grounds that deciding who to put on the ice and when is the decision of the coach and only the coach.


Unknown said...

Just read the dicks blog post. He did it for the team, you know so that makes it ok, and also too, Kayla's mother is a useless tit, and the coach oh the coach is a namby pamby do nothing, unlike the dick who is a do everything all the time amazing guy.

Prick can't see that he didn't put on the agenda "Team Manager Sucks, lets replace", nor did he write, "Coaching Philosophy, Bad Players Bad Coach" he wrote “Kayla Watkins - Player Ability Limitations & Suggested Options” THAT is what makes him Canada's Common Prick of the Year leaving Harper with the "Canada's Biggest Prick" award.

Dana said...

He'll be running for the Conservatives soon.

Niles said...

The line of men in the comments yammering on about how girls and boys should never be put on the same team because female wimpishness is bad for both just shows the guy is not alone in his "I'm saving the politically correct world from itself" preening.

Amazing they don't blurt out simultaneous arguments that "genetically weak ankles" are a natural barrier to african descendants competing with 'whites'.

The same VERY-SERIOUS-AND-SCIENTIFIC-MIEN dumbass justification I heard when I was youngish.

Greg said...

"female wimpishness is bad for both"?

There's only one response for that, and it was spoken by Demi Moore.

"Suck my dick."

jennie said...

I find it interesting to note that since Kayla left the team, the team has not started winning more often.

I agree that the dad should be banned from league events.

Unknown said...

Niles - I notice when I saw the article that there were about 100 comments but I knew if I read them this would have been a much longer, much more graphic and angry post about the number of morons in newspaper comment threads.
As to the genetically weak ankles theory, I suggest we tell those who enspouse it to try it out on PK Subban. I'll even offer to pay for the funeral.
Greg - well smote sir, well smote.

Orwell's Bastard said...
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Orwell's Bastard said...

I think the CBC's just found someone who can take over for Don Cherry. Does this guy own any pink sports jackets?