When it comes to volleyball, it’s the female beach & girls collegiate varieties that easily get my attention. But the guys also play the game, too, and little did I know, some high schools actually offer boys’ volleyball as a varsity sport.
Now some may not perceive it as being as “manly” as other high school varsity sports like football & basketball, but boys’ volleyball can be quite competitive. And just like football & basketball, boys’ volleyball is starting to deal with issues of poor sportsmanship - namely, taunting.
The last I’d heard about Fidel Castro, America’s favorite communist wasn’t doing too well in the health department. In fact, I was pretty sure that he was dead, but it turns out he’s alive and kicking. He’s even taking the time out of his busy schedule of dying slowly to write letters about how his athletes were totally screwed at the Olympic games.
On Saturday we told you about Cuban taekwondo fighter Angel Matos. In the story we learned about how Matos was disqualified by a judge in his fight for taking too much injury time, and how the only logical next step Matos could take after the DQ was to kick that judge right in his face. While this seems like poor sportsmanship here under our capitalist pig regime, Fidel thinks it was perfectly acceptable behavior.
(Now with bonus video goodness after the jump.)
We have a new gold medal favorite in what has become one of the most hotly-contested events in Beijing - the Freestyle Poor Sportsmanship. The Swedish wrestler who threw his medal away, Usain Bolt’s 100 meter “taunting” and the boxer who bit his opponent all put up high marks, but with his high degree of difficulty, the performance of Cuban taekwondo fighter Angel Matos might be tough to beat: after losing his bronze medal match, he kicked the referee in the face.
Matos had been disqualified for taking too much time to recover from an injury to his left foot. Enraged, he took it out on referee Chakir Chelbat of Sweden, nailing him with a roundhouse kick with the same injured foot. Too Chelbat’s credit, he stayed on his feet, despite having his lip split by the kick.