Archive for June 16th, 2011

BUGS is Prep

In American football practice you can get the living bjesus knocked out of you by your own teammates.

If you are playing defensive backfield in practice, the people up on the line and the guys playing offense are studying and running the plays. You are just standing there, and your mind can wander.

Standing out there and letting your mind wander on during an American football game is a VERY dangerous pastime.

So if you are an offensive player and the play calls for you to go out and block the defensive back fielder, the coach expects you to make him remember not to skylark in practice so he won’t skylark in a game.

In short, the coach expects you knock the p… uh, perspiration out of him.

The goal of BUGS is to get you ready for the field. This means Zero Tolerance for muddy thinking, but at the same time it requires you to be teammates. Once again my title of Coach fits right in there.

If your football teammate does not knock the, uh, perspiration out of you when you are skylarking in practice, you can get permanently disabled in a real game. But if a teenage high school football player can learn this, we should.

In fact, you ARE doing this. I notice that in comments you knock the crap out of someone who strays from the discipline we need when we get out there in contact with the anti-whites. It is very hard not to take this personally on the receiving. It is very hard not to let it sound personal on the critic’s end.

But you do it very well already.

Our seminar is what the Coach calls “prep.” Prep = preparation to face the other side in a real game.

That is one reason for the often joked about slapping the ass of another player by his teammate. It is a rough comradeship, but the bonding is in fact strengthened by the fact that you are going to hit your teammate hard for prep, but the slap is a reminder that this is a unique form of trust.

You are allowed to hit your teammate hard, but only for prep.

We here are all Good Guys. But we are allowed to hit hard, because if we do not hit hard a person making a mistake will get hit a lot harder, we Good Guys all will get hit a lot harder, if you don’t hit them here in practice.

Used correctly, our prep is a special form of bonding.

But you must always remember that your criticism should hurt, but we trust you to do the hurting because we are all the good guys, with a special bond.

Prep means hitting hard but hitting carefully.