From the Daily News:
The kids from the Queens Falcons youth football league got sacked for another loss on Tuesday.
Lawyers defending the city against a lawsuit filed by the Maspeth-based league told a Queens judge the kids were never denied a permit to use the grass fields in Juniper Valley Park.
Instead, the city says they never actually applied for the permit.
The Falcons say they did apply for a permit, but were denied because their football cleats chew up the dirt and grass on fields used for baseball in the spring.
Queens Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Cullen has given them until next week to prove the permit application was in order.
Longtime Falcons coach Tim Cavanaugh accused the city of attempting an end run to avoid telling hundreds of mostly minority kids they can't use the baseball outfields that Falcons teams have been using for two decades.
"Maybe we don't fit the profile of what they want for the community," Cavanaugh said.
That's looking like a stronger possibility since the Parks Department's own website says they do not give out permits for practices... In other words, this sounds like B.S. made up to cover someone's ass.
Is the Irish football field going here?