Glad to see the fearless sports editor of the Boston Globe is back in full Patriots finger-wagging mode.
Looks like Patriots are doing their hazing of rookies today. Doesn't help HS coaches keep this stuff in check. How about not doing it?
— Joseph Sullivan (@Globesullivan) August 6, 2012
Right, because making rookies go down a slip-n-slide – in full public view of media and coaches – is the same as the sexual assaults and beatings that have been uncovered among high schools.
If anything, the Patriots as showing how to initiate rookies in a fun, non-harmful manner. I might think the whole thing is silly, but it’s not harming anyone.
I just hope Sullivan also comes out and takes a stand when the Red Sox make their rookies wear dresses on the final road trip of the season. If anything, that’s more humiliating than going down a slip-n-slide.