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Old Tue Jan 24, 2006, 10:11pm
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I had an interesting situation this evening at a high school JV boys game. The coach of the visiting team was in a wheelchair. I noticed at the end of the girls game he moved the players chairs back about two feet. I did not realize at the time he was the team's coach. By doing this, he gave himself enough room to manuver his chair on the sideline. The chair remained just inches off the sideline for the entire game. Once I got pinned beside him by an approaching wild pass with players trying to save the ball. I almost sat in his lap. On one other play, I bounced the ball to the thrower for an inbounds pass and tried to step back. He had moved his chair behind me and I almost fell again. These were the only incidents during the game. I talked to my partners at halftime, but they felt we should not single him out by trying to back him off the sideline. I was just concerned about a player or players running into him during the course of the game. Any comments????
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Old Tue Jan 24, 2006, 10:38pm
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Yeah, just one comment. . . .go ahead and try to move the coach if you want every equal rights group in the country on your back. Good luck with that.
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Old Tue Jan 24, 2006, 10:41pm
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Imagine the complaints if you gave him a T for rolling out of the coaches box!
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Old Wed Jan 25, 2006, 12:45am
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I can't see that running into a person in a wheelchair poses significantly more risk than running into the scoretable. Or an empty folding chair, or a cart with a vat of Gatorade. If he's staying in the coaching box, then no big deal. If he's not, T him same as any other coach. Why would there be any complaints about that?
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Old Wed Jan 25, 2006, 03:43am
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If he's staying in the coaching box, then no big deal. If he's not, T him same as any other coach. Why would there be any complaints about that?
How would you seatbelt him then?
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Old Wed Jan 25, 2006, 04:01am
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If you T him does he have to sit?
Does he have stop rolling up and down the sideline?
Should he be confined to a normal chair?

Sorry, I'm just way out of line.


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Old Wed Jan 25, 2006, 04:13am
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If you T him does he have to sit?
Does he have stop rolling up and down the sideline?
Should he be confined to a normal chair?

Sorry, I'm just way out of line.


You oughta be ashamed of yourself!

I think that the recommended procedure is to let the air out of his tires.

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