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Gutless Malden High School Principal Chris Mastrangelo Cancels Football Game Against Everett Because Kids Might Get Boo-Boos Against Better Team, But Everett Never Forfeits Soccer Even Though They Can’t Beat Malden

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Just when I thought this world couldn’t get any more weaker, this happens….

I know our website really sucks for ads, but I honestly think the Boston Herald might be worse. If you wanna attempt to read Danny Ventura’s column then click here:

Everett officials confirmed that Malden has decided to forfeit Friday’s football contest between the schools. The reason Everett was given was that there was a safety concern, given the wide disparity in size and talent (Everett is undefeated and Malden is winless, having lost each six games by 30 points or more). Everett superintendent Frederick Forestiere expressed disappointed in Malden’s decision to forfeit.

“We would never go out there and hurt any one. We played Medford last week and no one got hurt,” Forestiere said. “There is so much tradition in this rivalry, the schools have played more than 120 years. You know, there was a time when Malden beat us 10, 12 straight years, we never once thought about forfeiting. With all the tradition, I would hope people in Malden would let them know that they are disappointed.”

Forestiere said he would reach out to Malden officials, who did not respond to calls, once again in hopes of persuading them to change their minds.

You gotta be shitting me. This can’t be real. I understand Everett is a traditional football powerhouse, but so what? That’s part of sports. My team in high school SUCKED. We routinely got murdered by everyone that wasn’t North High. No matter who we played they were bigger, stronger, faster, and we had absolutely no business being on the same field as them.

But guess what? We played it anyway. Because, maybe, just maybe, this would be the day week that the other team got too drunk the night before due to the fact that they didn’t take us seriously. Check out the press release from Malden High principal Chris Mastrangelo:

Malden High School is committed to assuring the safety and well being of all students. With this as our guiding goal, I have made the difficult decision to forfeit our Varsity football game scheduled against Everett for Friday, October 19.  There are a number of factors which made this decision a clearer one for Malden. Our program has suffered a number of injuries that has diminished the student-athletes who are available to compete in the scheduled game. Currently more than half of our 39 available players are freshmen. The roster size in a game that requires physical contact could not be ignored and shaped my decision.

Our student-athletes, as well as our coaching staff have continued to compete in practice and on the field despite the disparities.  Our student-athletes are representing Malden High School with pride, respect, and sportsmanship. I am proud of the efforts that they have put forth on the field and in the classroom.

This decision is based solely on the safety of our players.  I wish Everett the best of luck in the upcoming play-off system.  We will be back on the field when the play-off system proceeds on October 26 competing against teams with similar roster sizes and records. We look forward to completing our season, culminating with the Thanksgiving Day game against Medford.

Safety??? It’s FOOTBALL!! They signed up to play the most violent, pain inducing sport known to man kind.

And guess what? If Everett is up a billion to zero at halftime they’re gonna put their scrubs in anyway. Good God, this is the most emasculating move I’ve ever seen.

Principal Chris Mastrangelo is a real piece of work too. First of all, he’s an “interim principal” because the real principal resigned.

 

He spends his days virtue signaling on Twitter:

And he has no problem when the other Malden High School sports teams beat the shit out of Everett. We know this because he taunts them by retweeting news of their victories:

Three to one? Sounds like bullying. And there are more concussions per capita in soccer than in football.

But that’s not nearly as bad as the treatment English got in boys and girls soccer:

But yet they showed up to play anyway, despite the fact that there was a good chance they could’ve gotten hurt playing against a team that is clearly better than them.

Just look at the athletic department’s Twitter account. They almost NEVER tweet about the football team. It’s all soccer and cross country. And they ONLY tweet when the team wins. How are your kids supposed to feel supported when the athletic department is clearly so ashamed of them that they won’t even mention your progress on the school sanctioned social media account?

Some have claimed that Malden is right to do this because Everett “cheats” by “recruiting” better players from other cities:

Everett produces tons of D1 players, and many who have made it to the NFL. If you lived in Malden and your kid was really good at football, who could blame you for pursuing your legal right to school choice your kid to the football factory next door? Why would you ever let your kid play for a school where the principal forfeits a game against the city that borders you because you might get a boo-boo? We HATED Doherty in high school, but we played them and took our licking anyway. Everyone survived.

And honestly, Malden doesn’t exactly look like a pushover. Maybe they’re having a bad year but the 2015 team looked pretty good:

Guess how many teams forfeited to them? Zero.

Here’s my question – did the principal consult with the kids or the coaches before making this decision? Because I can’t imagine any football player or coach signing off on such an emasculating move. Answer – of course not. Because gutless administrators like Chris Mastrangelo don’t really care about kids.

20 Comment(s)
  • Really
    October 17, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Everett is sandbagging a public school league. So impressive.

    Good for Malden

  • z
    October 17, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    My nephew plays Div I college football. Currently they are a 40ish nationally ranked team. A few years ago, they finished in the Top 25. There’s a humongous dropoff in top 25s and everyone else.

    They play 4-5 teams this year in the Top 25. Probably going to get killed. They wouldn’t give up that fight even though it’s almost assured they are going to get killed.

    You usually can’t get better if you don’t play against the better teams.

    He’s from PA. In PA they have (or had when he was in HS) the High School conferences set up by male student body size. So, there’s some changing of who you play depending on how big a school you are.

  • Troy B
    October 17, 2018 at 11:33 am

    EVERETT BRINGS THEM IN! Check their elementary school history! Most of those players ARE NOT from Everett. They indeed DO go steal players from other cities. Probably get pay offs too. Remember last year Everetts super LOST 8 MILLION DOLLARS!? Look it up! GOOD FOR MALDEN. Someone needs to stop the bull crap Everett gets away with.

  • An Embarassed Bare-asssed Player
    October 17, 2018 at 4:23 am

    First, in Firefox this site works just fine, sonny boy. Secondly, have any of you seen the pained puddles of Malden melted snowflakes, each with their own identity and heroic pronouns for taking it in the ear or under the coach’s tutelage? It is a Liz Warren level of sadness, as we all know that football represents the last of the Mohican casino.

  • Deflateddoritodinks
    October 16, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    I wish my high school had this policy. Our team was so bad I yacked before games with teams that were on the front page of the Globe. But anyways I did play some decent games.

  • Fart box tongue puncher
    October 16, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Dear Turtle,
    I am a brain damaged Web designer with an IQ of 45 and I’m looking for a job. It looks like your site needs improvement and and since I’m bound to be smarter than the mouth breathing swamp donkey that runs your page now why not give me a shot? I mean even a booger eating moron with a degree from ITT tech has got to do a better job. This may actually be the worst fucking website since AOL.

  • Liz Warren fingered me
    October 16, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Please Turtle, for the love of God you have to redesign this fucking website! Your content is the best in the state but the site is so God damned ad laden and rife with pop-ups and redirects that it’s virtually impossible to read your articles.
    Fix this shit!

  • Jason Yabo
    October 16, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    I think this is more of a protest to Everett’s infair recruitment practices.

  • whatevuh
    October 16, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    “I know our website really sucks for ads” Yup, you got that fucking right, and it also sucks for trying to comment on anything, I don’t have 20 minutes to fuck with it . . . .

  • Randall Guy
    October 16, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Anyone who lets their kids play football is a moron

  • Apu
    October 16, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    I just don’t see how he could have made this decision, without talking to the Coach. But with that being said, I don’t see how the Coach would agree to letting this happen

  • Hugh-Bo Mont
    October 16, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    He could have at least asked them to play flag football if it was about possible injuries. Now they are the Malden Snowflakes.

  • Y
    October 16, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    If you can’t beat them, then quit?
    Wow!!! Fuck off!
    Another typical virtue-signalling, social justice warrior, liberal, limp-wristed, beta cuck!
    #MeToo

  • Shelly Berman
    October 16, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    This blog unfairly paints forfeiting as a shameful thing. I, myself, as a D1 collegiate fencer, have forfeited many a match to superior opponents, such as Zorro, Horatio Nelson, and John Paul Jones. I have also forfeited my testicles and now lead a happy and fulfilling life as a pegging receptacle.

    • Y
      October 16, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      One of the best comments I’ve read on this site.
      Hats off.

    • Inigo Montoya
      October 16, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      Shelly Berman I cant help but notice you have 6 fingers. My name is Inigo Montoya you killed my father, prepare to die.

      • Shelly Berman
        October 16, 2018 at 7:49 pm

        After careful consideration, I have determined it would be inconceivable for me to jeopardize my safety in this situation, and seeing how my safety is the only thing in life that matters, aside from preserving not only my delicate sensibilities, but also the tender feelings of my loved ones and associated charges, I hereby forfeit yet another sword fight to a more daunting opponent. Likewise, I shall take this opportunity to pre-forfeit a potential fistfight with your companion Fezzik, and slash or a potential battle of wits with your leader Vizzini. To explain the latter, I have been told by people I respect that to a battle of wits, I come particularly unarmed.

  • warpedhead
    October 16, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    I feel bad for the kids, Their going to take a beating from other schools calling them candy ass pussys….:(

  • Herb Brooks's Ghost
    October 16, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    I was gonna puss out to the USSR but Reagan put a gun to my head and made me play.

  • Bobby Boucher
    October 16, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Meanwhile out in the 413 there are teams playing with 15 kids.

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