Discussion in 'Current Events' started by chanel, Aug 17, 2010.
Fordson High School team in Dearborn, Mich., school practicing at night for Ramadan - ESPN
it sounds to me like a bunch of people got together and solved a problem.
if school's not in session, i don't have a problem with it, but i will admit there's a certain irony to a bunch of muslims tossing around the pigskin that amuses me.
For one it's not healthy for teens to be up all night. Hell it's not easy for anyone. I worked 3rd shift for a long time and nothing will screw with your health more than chronic lack of sleep. And anyone who thinks it's easy to sleep all day has obviously never tried it.
I'm willing to bet that injuries on the team will increase and performance will decline. It's up to the muslims to observe their arcane religious practices on their own. We should not be forced to comply.
It's a stupid decision.
Good point del. And I do agree that if all are on board, it's a pretty good idea. I'm just skeptical whether similar accomodations would be made for kids of other faiths.
What's the problem?
Been a while since you were a teen, huh?
It's a better idea than having the kids practice football during a time when they cannot eat or drink.
I played HS football did you?
I was a conference all star and I did that by following a healthy schedule of exercise and rest.
Have you ever stayed up all night at a physical job? Come 2 or 3 AM it's real tough to concentrate and that's when most injuries occur.
It's one thing to stay up all night sitting around or making out. It's quite another to perform heavy physical exertion where a lapse in technique can get you seriously injured.
You mean when some students choose not to eat or drink don't you? Those students who choose to follow that religious tenet should choose between the activities. All the other athletes should not be forced to comply with their religious choices.
Did any of the other athletes protest the decision?
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