Remedial Parenting 101:: Don't let your 4-year-old kid play in, around, or anyplace near the endzone! (Related story)
posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 03:53 PM - 19 comments
Yikes, that wasn't pleasant to watch. Glad to read that the kid wasn't seriously hurt, but sheesh, someone needs to find the dumbass who let the kid stand there and kick him in the nuts.
posted by afx237vi at 04:53 PM on April 24
I'm not saying it's the kid's own fault, or that the parents were to blame, all I'm saying is I wish there was a slow motion recap (from what I can tell the kid was playing with some little girl in a white T-shirt, then she dances away -- from blame, no doubt -- when the refs come running.)
posted by forrestv at 04:53 PM on April 24
That kid got laid out. I agree with afx, anybody who is stupid enough to leave their kid that close to the field is a dumbass.
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:12 PM on April 24
The university is currently looking into changing its policies about allowing children on the field during games. I'm speechless.
posted by SummersEve at 05:13 PM on April 24
Dad should be arrested and charged with child care negligence and endangerment.
posted by rockyxgone at 06:09 PM on April 24
Rocky and the rest of you, mellow out! Stuff happens. Getting knocked down is part of growing up.I'm glad the boy is OK, but charges? It was an accident,for chrissake!
posted by sickleguy at 07:04 PM on April 24
It's a pretty foreseeable accident, to anyone who's spent any time on the sidelines of a football game. Those parents are lucky as hell. George Hill, the receiver, appeared to catch the touchdown and then catch the kid, taking more of the brunt of the collision with the padded wall. According to another story, there were a bunch of kids near the practice field because of some youth football celebration going on to accompany the college scrimmage. CSU Coach Sonny Lubick immediately cancelled the practice. There's some funny quotes from Caden on a TV station report.
posted by rcade at 07:19 PM on April 24
Rocky and the rest of you, mellow out! Stuff happens. Getting knocked down is part of growing up.I'm glad the boy is OK, but charges? It was an accident,for chrissake! Getting knocked down by a 210 lb receiver when you're 4 years old is NOT part of growing up. Now go play with those I.E.D.'s kids.
posted by tommytrump at 07:29 PM on April 24
Safety Rule: Don't get between the field of play and a padded wall surrounding the field. This wall is there not just to protect you (from your own stupidity) but prevent injury to the player as well. You may as well remove the seat belts and disengage the air bags in your car while you're at it.
posted by owlhouse at 07:34 PM on April 24
When that kid grows up and plays sports, he's going to get hit (by another player, an object, the boards, whatever). He'll be able to tell his teammates "It was nothing. I got hit harder as a 4 year-old."
posted by grum@work at 07:38 PM on April 24
Getting knocked down by a 210 lb receiver ..... On edit....184 lb.(according to the CSU website), but add his equipment, and the speed he was going at, and some physics major could tell us some more interesting stuff I'm sure.
posted by tommytrump at 07:43 PM on April 24
OUCH! thanx, rcade, pretty good slow motion for the catch. Dad, when you have small children, YOU HAVE TO WATCH THEM! I'm very surprised the injuries were not more severe.
posted by bavarianmotorworker at 07:44 PM on April 24
George Hill, the receiver, appeared to catch the touchdown and then catch the kid, taking more of the brunt of the collision with the padded wall. Kudos to Hill. There was hardly any time at all for him to react to a situation that is not a normal part of football.
posted by MrFrisby at 08:32 PM on April 24
I agree with grum on this one. He's got bragging rights and the video to back it up.
posted by wingnut4life at 08:34 PM on April 24
Sure looked like Hill took quite a lick trying to minimize damage to the kid. Good for him.
posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:23 PM on April 24
So the injury happened to Caden's head. I wonder if he knows the Pope.
posted by SummersEve at 05:35 AM on April 25
All those "Caden's head" references were weirding me out. There are a lot of Cadens out there along with the Jadens and Bradens. How did that happen?
posted by rcade at 06:34 AM on April 25
How did that happen? I'm legally required to link to George Carlin's rant on goofy boy's names. NSFW!!
posted by SummersEve at 06:46 AM on April 25
Something like thirty stitches to the head. Ouch. Kids going to have fun in his older years talking about that one. All i have to say is that the parents better not press charges on Hill. There has been so many crapy cases these days it's BS.
posted by TelamarketersBeware at 09:00 AM on April 25
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