CRex

May 11th, 2012 at 11:34 AM ^

Actually, that specific school is run by a religious group that refused to leave the 18th century (as opposed to returning to it).  They split off rather than accept Vatican reforms.  

Honestly I can't get all that worked up about it.  It's a private school and they have the right to do what they want.  They didn't raise a fuss or try to get the girl DQed, they just forfited.  Girl's team gets a first round bye out of the deal, not bad.

bacon1431

May 11th, 2012 at 11:53 AM ^

I never said mine weren't. But *theirs* are in this case. I don't profess to know everything or that my beliefs are the only way or yada yada yada. Never will. But I do know this: It's silly to not play a game because the other team has a girl on it. You're saying we can't challenge beliefs? If we don't challenge beliefs and test them, nothing changes. Change is good and necessary for progress.

tasnyder01

May 11th, 2012 at 1:11 PM ^

The irony of your statement makes me lolz.

In the same paragraph you say "I don't profess...that my beliefs are the only way or yada yada yada"  and "It's silly to not play a game because the other team has a girl on it."

Either be judgemental or don't be. 

dcmaizeandblue

May 11th, 2012 at 12:00 PM ^

The idea that they can't is stupid, but where else do you see men and women playing organized sports together besides college rec sports? Seems like a stupid thing to take a stance on but I wouldn't treat this as something outside of the norm in sports to be honest.

theyellowdart

May 11th, 2012 at 12:05 PM ^

"but where else do you see men and women playing organized sports together besides college rec sports?"

 

 A TON of high school sports have mixed teams because the high school doesn't offer the sport for girls or vice versa.   I work for a school district and I help out the AD with many tasks... while I would never claim to be an expert or anything close to that on the topic, i've come to discover the situation is pretty common.

theyellowdart

May 11th, 2012 at 12:24 PM ^

 

 There were females that played on both our Lacrosse team, and our Football team.  We've competed against schools that have had women on their Hockey Team (more than a few),  Baseball and another girl was on the basketball team but she didn't make the trip to our school so I never got to see her play.

 All the schools are located in the subs of Cinnci.   

 

wolverine1987

May 11th, 2012 at 3:59 PM ^

for football and lacrosse is archaic and stupid. There I said it. And not one person can logically or sensibly counter that in any way. My statement has precisely as much sense, data and logic behind it as those who say the team refusing to play the girl's team has arachaic and stupid rules.

nucegin60

May 11th, 2012 at 4:21 PM ^

There was a girl on my high school jv football team, and this was my sophmore year of high school, so fall of 2005, and this was actually in northern VA (this was included in case your screename also indicates where you wen to high school, to show that it happened in your area around the same time you went to high school.) She wasn't very good and didnt really play, but she was definitely allowed on the team.

bacon1431

May 11th, 2012 at 12:51 PM ^

I somewhat agree, but I think we also need to remember that the disparity in size and strength b/w boys and girls in high school is not as large as it would be at the college level. For the large schools it might be more dangerous, but for small schools, I doubt it really matters. Either way, it should be up to herself and her parents if she would be able to play those sports. And the coaching staff if there are cuts and such. Definitely shouldn't be up to her opponents. They are denying her the chance to compete in an extracurricular activity just because she is a girl.

tasnyder01

May 11th, 2012 at 1:13 PM ^

Do you support title IX?

Do you support women playing CFB on the men's team?

Do you support seperation of the WNBA and NBA?

.....

Oh, I get it.  When other people do it, they're idiots.  Mah B.

South Bend Wolverine

May 11th, 2012 at 11:41 AM ^

"Actually, that specific school is run by a religious group that refused to leave the 18th century (as opposed to returning to it).  They split off rather than accept Vatican reforms."

This is an important point.  When I saw that the school involved was named "Our Lady of Sorrows, I immediately wondered if the Society of St. Pius the Tenth (SSPX) was in charge, and that turned out to be the case.  The SSPX is a group that is in schism from the Catholic Church over a number of issues.  I just thought it was important to put this out there before people start going "Ahh, stupid Catholics," etc., as this group is not representative of the Catholic Church in any way.