There is a short video posted on www.crossfit.com
today entitled "Stretching is dead!"
I agree! I stretch only rarely and I always manage to hurt myself when I do. Last week I had a little extra time at the end of my workout. There was a trainer (obviously a runner) working on stretching with a girl. I decided to do some static stretches as well. Now I am nursing two new muscle pulls that I sustained in following three days.
I am of the opinion that static stretching weakens muscles and does little or nothing to actually benifit you. I realize that this flies in the face of what many other fitness buffs believe, so go ahead and voice your opinion.