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  1. J. Page says

    OMG! They dropped their pants?! Throw those students in morality jail! They need to learn a lesson and run for political office first, then do it. That is when it is OK!

  2. ohplease says

    I wish Jon Daniels would explain to me who they’re hurting because I haven’t got a clue. “I’m sorry my naked body — minus my covered genitals — hurt you”? Mr. Daniels is one sick man.

  3. Travshad says

    They posed as a team representing the school. It is a religious affliated college. You go to a religious affliated college and you play by their rules. If they did this as individuals there wouldn’t have beeen an issue, but they did it as a team. As a team they represent the college and need to respect the values of the institution.

  4. says

    Oh get a grip Lutherans! We’ve got naked (and might I add ugly) naked men walking around Castro without arrest – silly to suspend an entire Golf Team for dropping trou … and covering their bits? WHY would you want to cover those beautiful wangs?

  5. tjc says

    I love that the TV station covering the “story” is KAKE — which, in my New Englander-Scandinavian tongue (and possibly theirs, they are the Fighting Swedes), is pronounced “cock” or at the worst “cock-uh”.

  6. ohplease says

    “(R)espect the values of the institution”? Since you seem to know which values those are, please share. I really want to know.

    Would those values be shame, hypocrisy (what they believe is the greatest creation of their “god” causes hurt by its very existence?), hysteria, causing pain to others for no reason, using petty power unjustly?

    And you’re clearly saying that if they took turns doing the exact same thing, instead of doing it as a group, then no values would have been violated? Man, this value system of theirs is complicated.

    Seriously, which values did these boys violate by standing naked in a field with their genitals covered? I would sincerely love to know which values cover that. Because that would be one prepared stupid little coven of christians if they actually planned for this contingency.

  7. Jason says

    My Fraternity did the same thing in front of the U of F Main Registrar Building in the 80s. There were close to a hundred of us. We used derby hats to cover our KAKE’s. Since it was in every newspaper in Florida the University wasn’t happy but nothing came of it.

  8. Married says

    Two thoughts: Interesting that the captain is a Brit. Streaking is such an ingrained part of English/ex-colonies college culture. The English have an admirable knack for shoving two fingers at authority, pomposity and earnestness.

    Secondly, I re-watched Dead Poets Society the other day, thinking how outdated it is, but evidently still highly relevant to Kansas. “Represent the college and respect the institution’s value”? What era are we in??

  9. Zlick says

    Ok, Jack Hiscock is the best coincidence of a sporting team member’s name reference since the crush I had on the Harry Potter movie character Oliver WOOD, as played by Sean BIGGERSTAFF.

    Um, was Jack’s mom on crack? Or did she just have a sly sense of humor that displayed equal amounts of not “thinking beyond the moment?”

  10. Andalusian Dog says

    Naked beautiful bodies never hurt anyone. This is horsecrap. War and bigoted language and guns and economic and foreign policies that are aimed only at keeping rich people richer — those things hurt people. Naked bodies, not so much. Especially as it seems all these guys seem happy and they get along enough, apparently, to get naked together and have it recorded. Who cares?!

    If the excuse for the suspension (or rather, the “explanation about whom in the future they are going to hurt by being nudie”) is that this is a religious institution and the boys are representing said institution, the hypocrisy is even worse. The Bible, we shall all recall, teaches that (wo)man was made in the image of God, and s/he (her/his face, body) is splendid. Even GOD was satisfied with it! (I write this as a non-religious individual who went to years and years of Catholic school and was raised sorta Catholic, as all good Catholics are raised 😉 )

    This is what happens when the anti-porn, anti-sex people get a little ground and start overstepping into shame-based stupidity.

    PS we saw little more than what one would see if the water polo team were posing for a picture here.

  11. djcchicago says

    This is a case of punishing the endowed to save the endowment. The elderly Lutheran donors to the school are likely not amused. Too bad. The young men are generating interest in the school.

  12. Daya says

    Anyone at Bethany take into account that the captain is a Brit and over there the “lads” go naked often as a bonding thing. Just do a YouTube search on Brighton Rugby. Yes, we are not GB; we are the USA, United “Stick-up our” Ass. The punishment is way out of line to what was actually done; no property damaged, no alcohol, no one hurt. Yup, another good Christian model of behavior…

  13. BobN says

    When I looked at the full photo, I admit I did suffer some discomfort. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it “hurt”, though I did have to shift things around to relieve the problem.

  14. coolbear says

    Aren’t we missing the real story here? Yes, I agree that this poor boy has been the subject of lingering parental abuse, considering that his parents named him “Jack Hiscock”–no wonder he’s clearly morally insane, as we used to say in the 19th century. And yes, of course, these boys deserve punishment for flouting the authority that makes tens of thousands of dollars per year trading on hot, sweaty images of collegiate sportsmen–as long as they’re clothed. Yes, it’s sad that they and others do not recognize the harm done when young men display their nearly nude-bodies. (If you’re unclear about this, just send me several nearly-nude–oh what the hell, totally nude–pictures of yourself, and I’ll explain to you how they’ve harmed me.)

    No, the real scandal is evident if you look closely at the picture–painful as that may be. These boys have been cruelly exploited. There’s not a hair to be seen anywhere on their bodies! They’ve clearly been shaved from the neck down!

  15. Ken says

    Seeing a naked guy is hurtful? This Jon Daniels is one of the biggest morons of all time. We need tp get some naked protesters outside his office, I sure he’ll be really hurt when he sees that.

  16. DeeperStill says

    “a case of young people who just don’t think beyond the moment and don’t realize who they’re hurting.”

    “Until someone sat them down and explained that they did something wrong, they didn’t have any idea,” Daniels said. “But I think they understand now.”

    Pathetic.

    However…. Best name ever! Just too funny 😉

  17. DRF says

    You know what? I don’t have a problem with this. It’s a suspension, not an expulsion, firing or criminal conviction. These boys engaged in too much youthful silliness and they were given the appropriate punishment.

    Maybe naked pictures shouldn’t be a big deal but they are. It’s better for these boys to learn that in school, where the stakes are relatively low, then to work their way up at a company for five years only to get fired for a drunken snapshot or end up hounded by the media like Congressman Weiner.

  18. LongByNight says

    Interesting. They didn’t realize they were doing anything wrong until someone told them. I guess that’s how innocence is destroyed. I hope these guys all boycott the next 3 matches that they’re able to participate in.

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