Thursday, October 18, 2007
It's not the U versus FIU, but it'll do
I don't know why, but some sportswriter for a Washington paper had this video linked on his blog today. He was congratulating his local high school sports teams for not doing what happens in the above video. Which obviously means they play wuss football up in Washington. In Florida, however, they take no prisoners. This is a fight between two high school Florida football teams, Miramar and Flanagan from Sept. 28th. Miramar high school football rules! An unreal 58 players were suspended as a result of the brawl and most for the whole season. In addition, Miramar was fined $5,550 and Flanagan $6,800. The game was called off halfway through the third quarter. It'll be finished later this month in a 4-on-4 tag football game by the 8 total players who weren't suspended for sticking a shiv in someone.
I'm not really sure why there were so many suspensions. For 58 suspensions I expected to see at least one guy using his helmet as a weapon, and one or two Neds. Maybe even an anti-aircraft missile. But no. So anyway, enjoy this somewhat disappointing video of high school kids wailing on each other.