Delaware: The Worst State

03.28.11 8 years ago 10 Comments

This barely-sports-related story out of Delaware kinda left a bitter taste in my mouth (on the bright side, I finally know how you mom feels after all these years). State troopers showed up at a guy’s driveway recently, not because he was beating his wife or cooking meth or ripping the tags off his mattresses, but because he had a basketball hoop in front of his house.

DelDOT said the hoops violated Delaware’s “Clear Zone” law, which prohibits trees, shrubs, hoops and other objects from being within seven feet of the edge of the pavement in subdivisions.

This hoop, which her husband said had been up for 60 years, fell under state scrutiny, along with seven other hoops, after an anonymous letter from someone in the neighborhood complained.

–The Consumerist.

This is just sad. No, I’m not talking about the state just seizing property while law enforcement officials point to some archaic law while just “doing their jobs.” I meant that it’s sad that people in Delaware still think that they’re good at baskeball. Jeez, Delaware. Get with it.

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