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June 28, 2012

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 15 comments

B.C. hockey coach faces charge after boy tripped

posted by tommytrump at 11:01 AM on June 28

What a complete shitbag that coach is.

posted by rcade at 11:44 AM on June 28

Second.

posted by bender at 01:03 PM on June 28

I've found from my own personal experience playing youth sports that many of the adults involved in youth sports are just the worst kind of people.

posted by insomnyuk at 01:19 PM on June 28

Looked like maybe it was accidental, particularly the part where he ran over quickly to apologize and gave the universal "whoops, my bad" hands-up signal.

posted by holden at 01:44 PM on June 28

I've found from my own personal experience playing youth sports that many of the adults involved in youth sports are just the worst kind of people

I've coached youth sports for many years and have come across some real interesting characters who really shouldn't be around kids. I'll add that the only sport where I've witnessed acts as serious as this is Hockey; coaches and parents yelling at opposing players and coaches, parents physically confronting opposing kids, parents fighting in the stands and parking lots. I don't get it - what is it about Hockey that seems to attract all of the whack jobs of society?

posted by cixelsyd at 01:48 PM on June 28

I don't get it - what is it about Hockey that seems to attract all of the whack jobs of society?

You know how Canadians are universally declared "nice" by everyone that meets them?

Two reasons:

1) We segregate the mean people in hockey.
2) We blow off steam with hockey.

;)

posted by grum@work at 02:00 PM on June 28

In my experience so far, the shitbag adults in youth sports are rare. But you have to watch out for them, because things can get out of hand in a hurry.

posted by rcade at 02:01 PM on June 28

It's weird that this coach is not identified after charges were filed against him. His name is Martin Tremblay and he coaches the UBC Hornets. The coach and the kid he tripped had been clashing during the game.

posted by rcade at 02:17 PM on June 28

Longer video of the coach's trip incident just after the 1:00 mark

posted by tommytrump at 04:45 PM on June 28

B.C. hockey coach faces charge after boy tripped

Whew! At first glimpse of the headline, I thought they were talking about Jerry York, coach of the Boston College (BC) hockey team. OK, now I know it was about a coach in British Columbia.

Two reasons:

1) We segregate the mean people in hockey. 2) We blow off steam with hockey.

And if those 2 things don't work, isolate them in Vancouver and make them Canucks fans.

;>)

posted by Howard_T at 04:52 PM on June 28

Or send them to Atlanta and tell them they'll be playing for the Thrashers.

posted by roberts at 05:41 PM on June 28

Oh, right. Canada doesn't have an Eighth Amendment.

posted by Etrigan at 07:42 PM on June 28

Criminy, that's a whole lot of Tar Heels being drafted in the first round tonight.
Davis and Kidd-Gilschrist are the first-ever 1-2 college teammates in the draft.

posted by NoMich at 09:25 PM on June 28

Ron Jaworski stated that Matthew Stafford is the 14th best quarterback in the NFL going into this season.

He must be good friends with Cris Carter.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:36 PM on June 28

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