How stupid do things have to get before we either come to our senses and start behaving normally or have violent whiplashes?
From CBS in Philly.
Catholic League Wrestler Will Not Wrestle Girl In District Tournament
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After the Philadelphia Archdiocese revised its rule and for the first time was going to allow a Catholic league male wrestler to take on a female wrestler, a new development has switched things up. [The Archdiocese revised its rule?]
Another wrestler had to drop out of the tournament. Now, Tatyana Ortiz, from Mariana Bracetti Charter School, will take on a male from the public league.
For Catholic high schools in Philadelphia, men and women competing in contact sports has been a no-no. That rule almost meant a potentially career-ending forfeit for Tim McCall this weekend.
That is until a surprising change of heart.
Eyewitness News reached out to the Philadelphia Archdiocese earlier in the week and prompted this response:
“The decision to take part in any post season individual championship PIAA wrestling match will be at the discretion of the individual student and his parents.” – Ken Gavin, Archdiocese of Philadelphia Spokesperson.
Meaning Tim McCall could wrestle Tatyana Ortiz after all. But again, with the bracket revision, she will now take on a boy from the public league instead of Father Judge’s McCall.
Who thinks this is a dreadful idea?
What does a guy do in a situation like this? Go into the ring and bust her in half? Would that be right? Go into the ring and risk losing because you can’t do what is necessary to win and still be … decent?
I am reminded of Chariots of Fire… of Sandy Koufax….