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Heart warming moment on the football field

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by bobmarley, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. RedRedemption

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    I was expecting this video to have some ******* tackle the kid with down syndrome lol.
     
  2. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    Yeah, I'm kind of with you, but it all depends on what the person could really comprehend.

    I typically think Down's syndrome folks are more aware than a lot of people think. Okay, maybe you wouldn't give them a calculus assignment, but people's emotions and body language are all still fair game.

    If the kid could tell people were faking it... I dunno... just feels kind of bad.

    I would almost prefer to see the kid in a *real* football play and then, even if he didn't do anything special, everyone gives him a big celebration and congrats.

    If he thinks he scored that touchdown though, then cool.

    I love the movie "The Eighth Day," by the way, which has a Down's kid as its main character -- just amazing and it makes me cry. Anybody seen that?
     
  3. Cokebabies

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    I hope the kid had his dreams come true but I still feel that it is kind of wrong to let a handicapped kid suit up and play in a competitive game and to have the opposing team let the kid score. Does anyone else think that it is a bit insulting and degrading to the handicapped athlete?
     

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