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Methuselah
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Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
Went to grammar school in the late '60's early '70's. We would play tackle football, British Bulldog and other tackle games pretty much every day.

Was hell on those Catholic school uniforms but it was pretty rare that anyone got hurt in any substantial way.


R11
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re: Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
We played smear the queer.
Everybody got in a circle and ball was tossed to some random poor soul.
All hell broke loose.

Prob a game that would be frowned upon in 2017 America.
Unless of course you are lucky enough to still live in good ole baw land.
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udtiger
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re: Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
<<<< here

Hell, we would organize tackle football games (no pads) on the weekend in HS.

How we never got killed or broke anything I will never know. A few concussions, though.


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T
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re: Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
Smear the queer was the best recess game ever invinted.


PearlJam
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re: Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
Grew up in the eighties. We played tackle football, smear the queer (not pc), and other similar games, but I don't recall doing it at school.


TH03
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re: Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
Smear the queer was the best.


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PearlJam
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re: Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
quote:

Prob a game that would be frowned upon in 2017 America.
kids still play it, but there is a less offensive name for it. Can't remember what they call it.


LucasP
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re: Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
We played smear the queer, same game except instead of tackling it was kissing. And you were out if you got a boner.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
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Smear the queer was the best recess game ever invinted.


My elementary school tried to ban tackle sports because of too many broken bones but we kept on playing. Played Smear up through middle school.


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Quidam65
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re: Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
Yes, because being the smallest kid in the class, I was the recipient.

Yet somehow I didn't turn into a psychotic killer looking to take revenge on society.

(OK, maybe I got my revenge by having those losers pay my salary for the last 30 years from their taxes)


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patnuh
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re: Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
Grew up in the 80s and remember playing Red Rover. We had this super fat girl in our class and when her name was called there was a loud "ooooohhhhhh" from our non pc mouths.


potent357
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re: Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
We had "little recess" before lunch and "big recess" in the afternoon. Big recess was the time for epic all-against-all tackle no pads anything goes football.


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Breaux
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re: Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
We played throw up tackle. Same concept as yours except the ball wasnt thrown to anyone. It was more of a jump ball scenario then run for your life.

I remember having a huge group playing this as kids. Good times.


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BallyHOO
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re: Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
We would play any game that involved beating the crap out of each other!


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Gulf Coast Tiger
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re: Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
We had some great football games at Abita Springs Elementary


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fr33manator
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re: Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
Smear the queer was the best


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RTRinTampa
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re: Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
Red Rover and Dodge Ball, too.


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notiger1997
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re: Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
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Grew up in the eighties. We played tackle football, smear the queer (not pc), and other similar games, but I don't recall doing it at school.


We did this at school in the 80's.


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cajunangelle
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St Augustine
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re: Nostalgia thread - who can remember playing tackle at recess?
We played a lot in early 90s. Teachers would try to break it up. We morphed it into "freeze tag football" which was essentially rugby with forward laterals but had to tag whoever had the ball by shoving them to the ground. I think even now in 2017 if boys are left to their own devices without intervention from teachers, games are going to turn out pretty rough...which is a good thing. Maybe you wouldn't have so many kids on meds if you let them actually be kids a little more.
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