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The Story Behind Babylon's 'Shoulder Pad Rack'

Let's clear this thing up before it gets out of hand. The Babylon football team does not humiliate opposing teams during the playoff run by standing a shoulder pad rack on the field. The rack symbolizes the potential end of the season and was a brilliant motivator that began with head coach Hans Weiderkehr. The idea was to illustrate to the team that this could be the end of the season if they don't bring their A game.

In most cases, it signaled the end of the season for the opposing team.
Hans used to tell his troops, if you lose, you will hang your pads on the rack at the end of the game. If you want to play another day then go out and win. How many times did we see Babylon hang up its pads in Suffolk?

They used to carry that heavy piece of metal on the bus ride to away games. There is no disrespect there -- just ingenuity.

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