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One of the fircest fights I've ever seen was between two girls on the playground when I was in 8th grade. That was back in the dinosaur days of 1952. Not even the boys wanted to try to braek it up. Finally two teachers came out and after a genuine struggle got them separated. Brown would have been horrified, but it impressed all the kids who gathered to witness it. No mat, no gloves, no referee, just two girls pulling hair biting and punching s&*t out of each other and no "quit" in either of them. Later in life I played judo to the extent of achieveing a brown belt. Trust me, judo is a tough and demanding sport and you can be injured but I wouldn't have wanted a part of either of those girls that day. Yep, girls can be as tough as guys and I applaud them for their grit, atleticism and determination. It is indeed 2012.
posted by wildbill1 at 09:10 AM on August 06
And the statistics for the players who didn't play one or more of those games? What stiatistics do they show? And the athelete who used performance enhancing drugs, does the league vacate those games? Imagine what would happen to league standings, playoff potential etc. I hold with my original post. Don't punish the in inocent ones.
posted by wildbill1 at 05:20 PM on July 24
So say a college professor is found guilty of sexually abusing children. Does the school vacate the passing grades of the students who studied under him?
The atheltes who were on the team during the "vacated" wins are being punished for a crime they had no knowledge of nor part of. The NCAA is wrong in my view to have sanctioned the decision. Two wrongs don't make a right.
posted by wildbill1 at 04:26 PM on July 24
where's Sandra Fluke when you need her?
posted by wildbill1 at 05:21 PM on April 17
Beav..I hear you...sort of like Dan Rather and the lies he made up to try to smear G.W...opps..not lies..."it was just misleading"
posted by wildbill1 at 06:41 AM on September 21
His "range" is about 51 divided by 3. He had no problem with that. I wouldn't have a problem with that either.
posted by wildbill1 at 06:02 AM on April 12
Suspended for two games. So he can, in the meantime, still recruit and coach. He just can't be on the sidelines for those two games. Outrageous. And using Woody Hayes as a paragon of good sportsmanship and morals. Stupity. That about sums it up.
posted by wildbill1 at 06:45 AM on March 13
How about they do as they did with FSU..and take away the wins ? I'd bet that won't happen.
posted by wildbill1 at 01:17 PM on March 09
The article ended by saying the incident would or should get him out of spring training and into rehab. It didn't say about getting him out jail. which is where you or I wojuld be in these circumstances. Did he end up in jail?
posted by wildbill1 at 04:24 PM on February 17
I just wonder if he took his family, which includes his little girl, to see the dogs fight to the death. And then witness "good old "Dad" toture and execute a few? And as an aside to rcade, does your family have a pet pig? As far as second chances go and paying debt. Do you know of any bank robbers who are bank guards, sex abusers adopting children, and on and on. I jus say no to M.V.
posted by wildbill1 at 07:56 PM on December 16
If he gets the same kind of "shot" that Shannon did we'll have about five years to find out if he is indeed "The Golden Boy"...
posted by wildbill1 at 11:43 AM on December 13
I spent two weeks in Cleveland one day...
posted by wildbill1 at 09:30 AM on December 05
I'll always recall his very unusual stance in the batters box. A solid player who helped the team to a few WS titles. RIP Gil.
posted by wildbill1 at 04:38 PM on December 01
Many years ago when I coached Pop Warner we played a team (in N.J) that played on a "short field" 90 yards long. They set it up so if you made it to the 20 or closer without scoring they moved the ball back 10 yards. It worked okay I guess, but that team was so bad that we seldom made it to the 20 without scoring. As a matter of fact we often gave them a score with the kickoff to them at the second half. Honestly, our kids were pretty good actors falling down and being "blocked" by them. And, we never ran the score up on them. The "white team", second string ,played almost three quarters of the game.
posted by wildbill1 at 05:56 PM on November 19
I was really torn watching this game. I'm a Gator fan big time, but learned to like them when the "old ball coach" was still in Gainesville. I wanted Spurrier to succeed, on the other hand see ther Gators win the SEC East. A paradox to be sure, but I suppose was satisfied in a weird way. Now it's Go Cocks and good luck Gators in whatever Bowl Game they play in. And yeah, I live in Southeast Florida. Aind'm I the lucky guy to have so many big time college schools to root for in (almost) my back yard. For you Tebow haters out there, yes, I'm still a Tebow fan. In my view one of the all time greats in the college game.
posted by wildbill1 at 11:55 AM on November 14
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