Monday, May 9, 2011


What are you guys smoking up there?

No Shirt No Service: High School Coach Jobless After His Boys Track Team Goes Topless

Sunday, May 8 2011 2:59 PM
We've all wanted to tell a jogger to put his shirt back on, but what happened recently in suburban Boston is a little different.
Westwood High track coach Tom Davis was fired last week because one of his runners decided to whip off a shirt during training on a 75-degree day. This wasn't a girl, by the way. It was a boy.
And the Westwood High athletic director, Karl Fogel, was so irate about it that Davis thought he was going to lay him out.
"I fully 100 percent was expecting to be swung at," the coach told NECN TV.
That wasn't the end of it. Davis was let go on the spot, in front of his team, and eventually escorted off school property.
"The kids on my team, it was terrible," Davis told the TV station. "Their faces, just pure disgust, pure fear."
The team was doing quite well this year under the second-year coach: one of the relay teams went to nationals less than two months ago and the outdoor team started off 5-0 this spring. But there was an undercurrent of tension at the school as Fogel told Davis that some members of the girls team felt uncomfortable when the boys ran without shirts. Davis even warned his team about possible punishment for not wearing a shirt.
Then, a week ago Friday, the situation boiled over, with Fogel going chest to chest with the coach, according to the Boston Globe.
"I can assure you that [the] decision to relieve Mr. Davis of his duties was not the result of a single incident," said Westwood schools superintendant John Antonucci in a statement, "but rather the regrettable outcome of an ongoing discussion."
Now that ongoing discussion has ricocheted all over the community. Davis said he was never given an official reason for his firing, and he is seeking legal counsel.
The Westwood team lost its first meet without Davis on Monday. He was replaced by the school's throwing coach.
Comment:  DIDJA EVAH ??????


Richard said...

One wonders if these fragile flowers have ever been to the Cape and see hundreds of boys and men without tops. The scandal of it all!!

Stew said...

I can see the point of the rule. And I'm glad to see a school upholding some sort of dress code. I don't agree with the decision to fire the coach under the pretense presented. One has to wonder what else was going on.

Gary Kelly said...

Those girls wouldn't be impressed with Tony Abbott, leader of the Australian Federal Opposition. He's a triathlete and is often filmed shirtless, and sometimes in Speedos.

jimm said...

Hmmm... one wonders what the boys swim team wears? Full body armor required? And I remember boys gym classes, skins against shirts. Anyone could see into the gym. What happens at a meet if one of the bystanders removes his shirt?

Silly rabbit...

JustinO'Shea said...

GEEeeeeezzzzz. . . . .I thought "make body beautiful" was in. . .Whasa big deal about no shirt?
Girls offended? Duuuuuh. .d.u.m.b
b.r.o.a.d.[s]. . .

Certainly doesn't bother the runners who like to strut their stuff. We used to try to wear as little as possible without exposing our junk. . at least "not deliberately". . .hehehee. . .sumpin' very sensual 'bout running near nude. .semi hard. . .better still all nude in the Dunes. . . .ho ho ho

Prude Justin. . . heheheheeee

J said...

Something doesn't sound right about this story, Justin. I just don't believe it. Boys without shirts are ubiquitous.

Gary Kelly said...

I wish they were more ubiquitous.

Coop said...

Justino this has NOTHING to do with 'male body beautiful'
I'm in agreement with J and Stew.
"Boys without shirts" was a pretense for firing this guy.
The decision was the "regrettable outcome of an ongoing discussion"
Someone had it in for this guy Davis.
Reminds of the sh8t the WB network passes off as programming. Gossip Girl and all that.

Richard said...

Well, whatever. Just as long as the selectmen of Ptown don't go passing any ordinances prohibiting young male runners from going shirtless in town. :) I enjoy watching them run down Commercial Street whilst I sit on the benches in front of town hall with a snack from the Portuguese Bakery and a cup of coffee.