Remember when you were told to do your best? That’s because you weren’t Demias Jimerson…

Meet the 11 year old boy who has been told he has to stop scoring touchdowns.

I will be honest, this speaks for itself I believe.  I am somewhat speechless (although I’m sure I will talk about this at GREAT LENGTH on the show tonight)

The Inquisitr sums it up pretty well:

(NO, not that Inquisitor – sorry, couldn’t help myself!)

Following a seven-touchdown performance by Jimerson in a recent game,  his league revived an old rule which essentially “tames” the young athlete’s talents, by preventing him from scoring a touchdown if he has already scored three times and his team leads by 14 or more points.

The re-instituted bylaw, known as the “Madre Hill rule,” is named after former University of Arkansas star and Oakland Raider Madre Hill, who, like Jimerson, played youth football in the Malvern, Ark., area.

In his youth Hill proved so adept at getting the ball into the end zone whenever he touched it that the WIFL came up with the rule to try and keep scores from getting too out of hand.

In Demias’ case, the rule is being enforced to help the other fifth and sixth graders on the field develop as football players too, not to punish young Jimerson, says commissioner Bryant.

“The other players on both teams, 21 are just left sort of, this is all Demias,” she said. “So that’s why the Madre Hill Rule has been implemented.”

While most kids (and their parents) would throw a literal fit, if faced with a similar circumstance, Jimerson took the news of the rule like a champ.

“I got, kinda got shocked because I didn’t know that was gonna happen, but it did,” said Jimerson. Adding, “I’m ok with it. I’m gonna run hard and bring our team to victory, but God always comes first, before anything, and grades second.”

Guyism asks an important question:

I’m somewhat confused here. If Jimerson gets close to the goal line, is he supposed to fall down and do snow angels or is there some kind of invisible fence that shocks him and prevents him from scoring?

Inquiring minds want to know.

I want to know something as well.  Are people told to not perform well in the Olympics so other countries aren’t embarrassed?  Since when has being an amazing athlete been something to punish people for?  Will this 11 year old boy now grow up thinking that he should never try hard?  Whenever he excels will he be chastised?

 

Also – Eddie Free will be on the show tonight! He and Adam Kokesh made an AWESOME video we will be discussing!

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