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I do believe the US government could take a note here from this one in reference to citizenship in our country...but as far as the LPGA goes, this is outta line. Why can't those girls get a translator like that tree sized chinese basketball player? I don't think you need english in order to have good golf.
posted by Bleedinbluno2 at 10:20 AM on August 27
If the kid didn't try out for the team and his parents paid for him to play, then where is the issue? The league didn't say "you can only play so long as you're not above this skill level," they just said pay your money, and you're in. And if this is a case of a league administrator throwing a fit because this kid wouldn't join the admin's team...then way to be buddy. I cannot stand THOSE types of people involved with youth sports. They live their youth athletics over because they couldn't hack it is a child so now they have "power" and are going to get their way. God gifted that kid with some great talent...whiney administrators and other players parents should shut it and let the game be played.
posted by Bleedinbluno2 at 10:12 AM on August 27
Can't pretend I like Steve Y...and I still have nightmares about that 1996 goal being the blues fan I am...but damnit, what a hell of a guy off the ice to have done all that stuff for a sick kid. Then you've got this dousche coming and bs-ing his way into free tickets, hotel rooms, and just overall taking a positive action and ruining it. I do believe that the punishment should fit this crime and in this case, he aught to be put out on the ice with just the league's enforcers for the length of that 1996 playoff game blues vs. wings. Only instead of handing out penalties for roughing, each time Davis gets hit, that's a pay bonus for the NHL players. What an ass.
posted by Bleedinbluno2 at 11:27 AM on February 01
That's insain that over the course of a few short hours, and win or lose, these guys are going to get a BONUS of a minimum of $40,000! I don't make much more than that and I have to work the whole year to get that. Damn genetics.
posted by Bleedinbluno2 at 11:11 AM on February 01
I have to wonder what the reason behind posting this article even was. Is anyone really shocked that professional athletes so often go broke? Not to single out the NBA because we are all familiar with problems in all of the professional athletic platforms, most recently the NHL's crying about not getting paid enough millions to play a sport, but the NBA's players seem to have a knack for getting into fights with fans, complaining about their lack of funds, and of course the off the court issues...Mr. Bryant anyone? It's pretty well highlighted that when these people reach the "elite" level of athletics, you're unofficially expected to live that "elite" lifestyle in order to protect the image of other players. Image will always be a factor for anyone in the public eye, no matter what it is that makes you famous. With that said, I can't defend those guys because they make more money then I'll end up accumulating over my entire career. I am willing to bet, however, that I'll end up more financially sound, in the respect of my retirement status, by the time I'm 35 (I'm 25), than the majority of pro athletes will when they are finished with their tour as a professional athelete. Being paid millions for years and coming out with nothing to show for it isn't anyone elses fault but the person who pissed it all away themself. No emphathy for NBA, NHL, MLB, or NFL players from this guy.
posted by Bleedinbluno2 at 11:05 AM on February 01
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