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Watch The Harlem Shake Video That Got A High School Hockey Team To Forfeit Its Playoff Game


Chances are, if you’re only making your Harlem Shake video now, you’ve missed the boat. Still, the fad hasn’t lost its steam. This high school boys’ hockey team from New York caught the Harlem Shake bug, but it wasn’t without its consequences. Their racy take on it forced a self-imposed forfeiture from a first-round Section 1 state playoff game. Did the crime fit the punishment? Judge for yourself:

Before we start judging a bunch of 16- and 17-year-old high school hockey players, let’s examine the details. The Nyack (N.Y.)-Tappan Zee (N.Y.) High boys hockey co-op team was set to play Section I state playoff game against Lakeland (N.Y.)-Panas (N.Y.), but forfeited. While it hasn’t been confirmed that the video is the exact cause of forfeiture, local media seem to believe there is no other reasonable cause.

Also, senior forward Corey Aronson tweeted tweeted this to a friend:

“We were forfeited from playoffs for a borderline inappropriate video in the locker room of Harlem shake.”

So about that punishment. First, as far as Harlem Shake videos go, this one was pretty terrible. It was the clear result of throwing a bunch of teenage dudes into a locker room, adding in a healthy dose of hormones, testosterone, and National Lampoon’s straight-to-DVD humor. The doggie-style hockey-stick sex was my personal favorite, even more so than the kid with the aptly placed tube sock around his junk. HIGH BROW HUMOR, FRIENDS.

But these kids shouldn’t have had to forfeit their game. A few extra suicides at practice, maybe an in-school suspension for the team, but forfeiting the game seemed kind of over-compensatory. It’s not like they did anything destructive or harmful towards anybody. High schoolers do a lot worse for themselves on the Internet nowadays anyway.

Teenagers do stupid, compulsive things, especially when there are a few cheap laughs involved. But this seemed like a no-harm, no-foul type of situation.

[Prep Rally]


  • AMT

    The school really went overboard making them forfeit the playoffs. It was funny and no one was hurt.

  • Anonymous

    Uh, “borderline inappropriate”?? Sorry, but that would even be inappropriate in a rap video.

  • cookingmonsters

    The school was correct in making them forfeit. Do you think a few extra suicides would have made them learn their lesson? No way! Forfeiting a playoff game? Absolutely! They are going to remember this next time they think about posting a video of this nature or send a sexting message to a fellow player.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. I can’t believe some people actually agree with this punishment. They were just having fun. The video was hilarious. How is this any worse than say goofily dancing on the beach in speedos or something? Bunch of stuck up scrooges, I swear.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=722136046 Daniel Stoner

    What the hell… who cares? No reason to withdraw.

  • Anonymous

    Rofl so they are sexting each other on the team? Okay grandma! Maybe you need to find out what sexting is.

  • disgusted

    I feel so bad for these kids. They have so many rules to follow and the consequences are so drastic. They just have to be allowed to be kids. If every mistake is met with an over-the-top punishment they will be afraid to make mistakes. Where would this country be if we weren’t allowed to make stupid mistakes when we were kids? We’d be making them now, as adults. They’re mistakes, remember. You don’t know what they are until they happen.

  • johnny

    I mean, they clearly are all gay, look at them, makes me cringe!

  • keep the neighborhood safe

    so sad to see white kids acting like gay black rtards and thinking it is cool.


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