Yes, it's important we prevent 18-year-olds from having their feelings hurt
. So the soccer game will become a game of keep-away once you open up a big lead. That seems a nastier way of rubbing it in, to me.
Soccer league enforces rule to prevent blowout games
Updated: Mon May. 31 2010 6:32:02 PM
An Ottawa soccer league is enforcing a maximum five-goal victory to prevent blowout games among kids between five and 18 years old.
According to the rules, the winner becomes the loser if they beat their opponents by more than five goals.
They don't say if "own goals" will count, Ie. score on yourselves to put the other team over 5.
And of course it is important we don't expose our kids to the real world...
In Ontario's secondary schools, teachers are told not to penalize students for late work. The Ottawa public school board has decreed that students who plagiarize will be allowed to do the assignment again. In some schools, students are allowed to stroll into class whenever they want. And a provincially mandated system of "credit recovery" means it's so easy for them to make up failed courses that they don't have to do much more than show up.