2016 aggy Chalk Talk
Women's preseason football events aren't unique to aggy. Most big-time schools do them, and usually with some since of grace and/or decorum, as they attempt to educate, entertain, and provide an opportunity to include women into the build-up for the football season.
aggy? Not so much.
These enlightened beings decided that it would add some fun to the chalk talk by infusing a slideshow on blocking techniques with sexual innuendo. Actually, that’s insult to innuendo; this is teenage locker-room talk masquerading as innuendo.
The “pass-blocking don’ts” passed along to a room full of women:
- Don’t let him inside
- Keep your hips down
- Don’t go down
The “pass blocking dos”:
- Spread them again
- Get erect
- Stay erect
- Bang him hard
There were similar slides for run blocking. Is that not the funniest thing you’ve ever read? Surprisingly, there were no porn clips built into the program.
Less insulting – but certainly still insulting – was a rewrite of the “Aggie War Hymn” fight song. That included references to dish towels and Lysol and other kitchen accouterments – stuff women really know about, right?
The repercussions for the organizers were surprisingly light (for most teams) and heavy (for aggy). The two football assistant coaches (Turner and Banks) were suspended two weeks without pay and instructed to complete 20 hours of community service.
The impacts to the team, in the form of player decommits, were more impactful with a four-star QB athlete and a four-star offensive lineman both deciding that the misogyny at aggy just wasn't for them (or should be for anyone else).
- "Kevin Sumlin is running out of strikes at Texas A&M", Yahoo! Sports, 7/30/16, http://sports.yahoo.com/news/kevin-sumlin-is-running-out-of-strikes-at-texas-am-152316215.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma