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Cryababy Award given to 13 yr old: Who deserves it in Channel Zero?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by GamblersGrin, May 5, 2004.

  1. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2003 Messages: 3,243 Likes Received: 16
    a funny article. i know there are some people in channel zero who could use the crybaby award haha.


    N.J. coach fired over 'Crybaby Award'


    Terrence Philo holds his 3-year-old son Teron, as he speaks with reporters about the "Crybaby Award" his 13-year-old son Terrence Jr., was given at a sports banquet last month, Tuesday, May 4, 2004, in Pleasantville, N.J. The coaches of a middle school basketball team may face sanctions. The Pleasantville Board of Education was expected to discipline the unidentified coaches responsible at a meeting Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Mary Godleski)
    PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. -- A middle school basketball coach who presented a "Crybaby Award" trophy to a 13-year-old player has been fired from his coaching job, and the board of education wants him out entirely, officials said Wednesday.

    James Guillen, 24, must make a public apology, attend sensitivity training and hold a second banquet to give out a proper award, School Superintendent Edwin Coyle said. But he said he opposed firing him as a teacher.

    The boy's father, Terrence Philo Sr., said that just before the April 24 banquet, Guillen called the boy and told him he would be getting a special trophy.

    At the banquet, the teen watched as all his teammates received trophies or certificates. He was then called up to receive his award, and the coach told him he was getting a Crybaby Award because "he begged to get in the game, and all he did was whine."

    The trophy was a figure of a baby atop a pedestal engraved with the boy's name, which was spelled incorrectly. Family members said the teen was deeply embarrassed.

    On Tuesday, the Pleasantville Board of Education voted to fire Guillen, rejecting Coyle's recommendation for lighter sanctions even though the board's own attorney said hiring and firing recommendations must come from the superintendent.

    Coyle called Guillen's actions "totally unacceptable" but said an outright dismissal would be too severe a punishment. He said he would ask the board a second time to authorize, instead of firing, a five-day suspension without pay for Guillen and the forfeiture of a $3,000 pay raise. The board meets again next Tuesday.

    Guillen has yet to speak publicly, but school officials quoted him as saying the award was his idea alone. He did not respond to requests for comment made at the school and through a representative of the New Jersey Education Association.

    The boy's father said he wants his son treated fairly.

    "I just want what's right. I want my son to have a trophy and certificate like everyone else got. No less, no more," he said.

    Others wanted stiffer penalties.

    "He should be fired," said Gina Jones, 43, a parent who attended the board's meeting Tuesday night. "You should just have better sense."

    Vernon Walker, who coached in a league in which Guillen played as a teen, said "crybaby" was used to tell players "you argue too much and to focus more on your play. It has to be taken in context." Still, he said, Guillen showed poor judgment.
  2. Devilush

    Devilush 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 17,035 Likes Received: 3
    1 person. and i am not going to name names. :D
  3. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    twaswhat i was thinkin... :scowl:
  4. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    What an asshole, this guy should be fired.

    Everyone in paper chase who gets called on biting.
  5. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    < strongbad voice > more like UN-pleasantville < /strongbad voice >
  6. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    damn, that's low

    i have no idea who strongbad is
  7. gfreshsushi

    gfreshsushi Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 21, 2003 Messages: 2,244 Likes Received: 1
    wow, that's totally fucked up.
  8. AC/DC

    AC/DC Member

    Joined: Aug 14, 2002 Messages: 932 Likes Received: 0
    I think Strongbad would fully support the idea of a Crybaby award. Someone should send him an Email about it or.... something.....
  9. krie

    krie Guest

  10. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 6,460 Likes Received: 32
    the person who gets called for biting the most would be virs.
  11. KRAUT

    KRAUT Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2001 Messages: 247 Likes Received: 1
    how about all those people in paper chase who accuse other people of biting for no good reason? :eek:
  12. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 6,460 Likes Received: 32
    that might be a better idea, that would be a big list.
  13. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    you don't have to.
  14. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    Damnit... now I want to know guys.
    Come on.. play fair... you have to tell me.
    Pleeease?! Pretty please? I'll cry if you dont.

    oh wait... ;)
  15. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0