Nightly News | September 02, 2010
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Americans of a certain age hardened are -- grew up hardened by the horrors of dodgeball. Remember it? The violence of it, the randomness of it, the exquisite sting of the red rubber ball , more often than not right there in the middle of your back. My personal nemesis was Kervin Abner , who seemed to throw a 100-mile-an-hour cutter when we were 9 years old. Dodgeball has been outlawed at school to -- schools across the country, and now swing sets are in the news as the safety types are going after them. Cabell County , West Virginia , was the latest place to try to remove swing sets until the embarrassing realization that they are required by state board of education policy.