Why teabagging is stupid

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Posted 1/19/19 , edited 1/19/19
I've been playing Smash Bros, and I've noticed a lot of players online crouch on blast after a smash. OK, sometimes I win, sometimes I lose, but here is why these particular players look like idiots. I have an explanation, in a numbered list, of why I shake my head at anyone who crouches on blast in Smash.

1)Teabagging started in Halo. 2001, if you don't remember 2001, your goofs are derivative and only worth my time based on their merit. So let's get to their merit

2)Teabagging in 2001 was an art, you had to be there in before the respawn, you had to locate the head, and you had to crouch on it. This got popular pretty quickly once it was shown it was possible.

3) Teabagging became popular as trashy tool. Everybody knew what it was and people tried to do it. People got trashed for missing a teabag, it requires frames like anything else.
You used to get made fun of for not teabagging properly.

4)Any game where you see a player crouch a bunch after a good play, you will see them do this after every good play they ever have, they are not picky. They are pretending to Halo 1 teabag, which really needed circumstances to be right if you were gonna teabag.


It was always kinda stupid, that's what we used to like about it. But now without any respect to frames or models, it's a damned pointless act. I have to conclude that's what anybody likes about it anymore. Don't feel bad if somebody crouches a bunch after beating you, roll your eyes, they are doing it wrong.
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Posted 1/20/19 , edited 1/20/19

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I've been playing Smash Bros, and I've noticed a lot of players online crouch on blast after a smash. OK, sometimes I win, sometimes I lose, but here is why these particular players look like idiots. I have an explanation, in a numbered list, of why I shake my head at anyone who crouches on blast in Smash.

1)Teabagging started in Halo. 2001, if you don't remember 2001, your goofs are derivative and only worth my time based on their merit. So let's get to their merit

2)Teabagging in 2001 was an art, you had to be there in before the respawn, you had to locate the head, and you had to crouch on it. This got popular pretty quickly once it was shown it was possible.

3) Teabagging became popular as trashy tool. Everybody knew what it was and people tried to do it. People got trashed for missing a teabag, it requires frames like anything else.
You used to get made fun of for not teabagging properly.

4)Any game where you see a player crouch a bunch after a good play, you will see them do this after every good play they ever have, they are not picky. They are pretending to Halo 1 teabag, which really needed circumstances to be right if you were gonna teabag.


It was always kinda stupid, that's what we used to like about it. But now without any respect to frames or models, it's a damned pointless act. I have to conclude that's what anybody likes about it anymore. Don't feel bad if somebody crouches a bunch after beating you, roll your eyes, they are doing it wrong.


Because only edgey 12 year olds do it(and by 12 I mean people in their late 20s that think their hot shit) Every time I see it happen I laugh my ass off and then proceed to kick their ass next match. Me laughing at them seems to get them even more mad.
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Posted 1/20/19 , edited 1/20/19
I do not use the phrase teabagging in this connotation as when I see the word teabag I think of tea, but I agree with your comments. I was partially curious when and why did the trend begin, and questioned what is to be gained by crouching over a character as I am not offended by that.

Though I have not experienced "tea-bagging", I dismiss the action quickly as life is too short to be irritated by childish antics.
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Posted 1/20/19 , edited 1/20/19
I'm glad you don't even recognize it. I've been pretty much out of games until the last couple years, and I got the new Smash. The crouch as a show of superiority is ubiquitous, and it's done in bad faith. Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose, but I do know a little about that taunt, and I know it lights a fire in me. Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose, I'm not some untouchable monster. But the practice is common enough that I think everyone should know where it started and what it's called.

It's in reference to a simulation of putting your scrotum on somebody's mouth. It comes from a time when there was still a debate over whether shouting "rape" was cool when one team was destroying another. And I mean an argument, I didn't want to play games with the guys who thought that was ok anymore.


It's poor sportsmanship, and it's not even an original version of it. Esports are reaching maturity, but they have a legacy of trash-talk. I don't get especially thrown off by it, but I recognize it and I leave the game afterwards. The remnants of it can go much more easily than it took to knock the bigger problems out. If it was hockey, the refs would just organize a fist-fight.
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Posted 1/20/19 , edited 1/20/19
I did the same thing in Rocket League when a teammate started calling the other team jews. I said "play your Nazi garbage on your own" and I left the match at the detriment of my rank. I think we're all thinking about this on the other team, but
when it happens on our own team, how do we act?
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