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Portland Hooters hosts middle school team party

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 03:05 p.m. HST, Nov 11, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore. >> Hooters' waitresses in orange shorts and tight tops lined up in two rows to cheer Corbett Middle School football players who arrived for their after-season party at the Jantzen Beach restaurant in Portland.

Fifteen of the team's 23 members attended Saturday's party which went on after the school district withdrew its support and fired the coach for refusing to move the celebration to another location.

Coach Randy Burbach thought Hooters was appropriate and refused to back down.

The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1budLv6 ) most of the players kept their heads down and their hands in their lettermen jackets as their arrival was recorded on video cameras.

Hooters paid for the party and made a donation to the Corbett Middle School sports program.

The official awards party is Monday, with pizza.

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RetiredWorking wrote:
Hiring Hooters girls to cheer on middle-school athletes? What was the coach thinking? He should've asked the school's cheerleaders and the school's female athletes to cheer them on. I bet the boys would've enjoyed that, and it would've been totally appropriate. Note that each Hooter girl has a bag or apron hiding their crotch. Hmm, I wonder why.
on November 11,2013 | 04:58AM
puamamane wrote:
Lot less clothing on Waikiki beach, Sandy Beach, Sunset, etc than at Hooters. I bet most people don't have a problem with a middle schooler going to the beach
on November 11,2013 | 05:18AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
puamamane, I have no problem with middle schoolers going to the beach. I DO have a problem with Hooter women going to a middle school.
on November 11,2013 | 06:43AM
seaborn wrote:
They weren't going to a middle school, they were going into a restaurant.
on November 11,2013 | 06:56AM
allie wrote:
Hooter's is an insult to women and a dangerous throwback to earlier sexist times. It is a scandal. Close this sexist vestige of immorality and oppression down!
on November 11,2013 | 05:20AM
palani wrote:
No, puamamane is right, you see much more revealing outfits on almost any beach and even the streets of Waikiki.
on November 11,2013 | 05:32AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
The operative word is appropriateness. Yes, you see bikinis on the beach and Waikiki. Would fully developed women in bikinis be appropriate at a middle-school celebration? No, in my opinion. Put it this way. Do you think the coaches of our champion Hawaii baseball teams would have used Hooters girls to welcome them in celebration? In my opinion, no. The boys would prolly rather see their family, their fans AND the pretty girls their age, NOT women almost old enough to be their mothers.
on November 11,2013 | 06:01AM
allie wrote:
fire the silly coach. Mixing football and sexiness is a cave-man morality. It is wrong and it is dead. But Portland is a moral sink so i guess it is understandable.
on November 11,2013 | 06:15AM
redneckMT wrote:
get a life, allie
on November 11,2013 | 06:57AM
BlueDolphin53 wrote:
Agreed. Unfortunately, what's becoming appropriate in this society is frankly troubling.
on November 11,2013 | 07:34AM
allie wrote:
it is wrong. Very wrong
on November 11,2013 | 06:14AM
BlueDolphin53 wrote:
Really? What would you consider inappropriate? A restaurant that had servers in g-strings? You do see those on the beach as well?
on November 11,2013 | 07:32AM
allie wrote:
disgusting, sexist throwback and caters to the worst instincts of lower class men. Horrible thinking by a coach out of his league
on November 11,2013 | 09:31AM
BigOpu wrote:
Hah! I didn't notice that the first time. I must've been looking somewhere else I guess.
on November 11,2013 | 07:30AM
EducatedLocalBoy wrote:
RetiredWorking, it appears that you did not understand the facts of the story. The Hooters girls were NOT hired or paid, by the coach. It was the other way around, Hooters paid for the party as donation to the team, along with giving the Corbett Middle School sports program (BOTH boys & girls sports no doubt) a MONEY DONATION. The Hooters girls came with the donation. No coach in his right mind would turn down free pizza, soda and a cash donation to his school just because the waitresses were wearing athletic type shorts & tee shirts.
on November 11,2013 | 09:13AM
allie wrote:
true..promotion of immorality. gross company
on November 11,2013 | 09:31AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Educated, I do understand the story facts. If it was in Hawaii, I have a feeling no middle school or high school coach would go for this. And I say that no middle school coach in his right mind would ACCEPT free pizza, soda and a cash donation from Hooters or another similar vendor. Just because it's free doesn't mean you should accept the donation. Think of the consequences. I guess the coach wasn't thinking he'd get fired, was he? If nothing was wrong, why was he fired? I agree with the school district's decision.
on November 11,2013 | 09:43AM
allie wrote:
agree totally
on November 12,2013 | 05:13AM
seaborn wrote:
They were going into a restaurant where the waitresses wear shirts and shorts, rightfully covered up. Many restaurants in Waikiki permit the wait-staff to wear shirts and shorts with as much, or more, flesh showing. If the name of the restaurant was something other than Hooters, I'm sure there'd be not so much a controversy.
on November 11,2013 | 07:00AM
nitpikker wrote:
but these are middle school kids. not adults.
on November 11,2013 | 07:50AM
allie wrote:
on November 11,2013 | 09:32AM
nitpikker wrote:
coach got what he deserved.
on November 11,2013 | 07:48AM
HanabataDays wrote:
You can't cure dumb.
on November 11,2013 | 07:49AM
allie wrote:
true..what a loser
on November 11,2013 | 09:32AM
primowarrior wrote:
Maybe this coach has watched too many of those teen "coming of age" movies and took them too seriously.
on November 11,2013 | 08:40AM
false wrote:
I think the coach has coached his last game. No less threw his last after season celebration. With the year coming to an end he ia one of my nominees for the idiot of the year.
on November 11,2013 | 01:35PM
jimbone wrote:
Hooters should take back the donation they made to the school, and give it to the coach. Because obviously the school doesn't deserve it.
on November 12,2013 | 06:59AM
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