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...don't you just love this day!
posted by glmpllc at 10:16 AM on April 01
I've been involved with youth football for four years now. That coach's actions can not be defended. It is never appropriate to strike out at a player. As I understand it, he is no longer coaching in the league. I don't know if he resigned or was expelled. Regardless, it is the correct action.
If the child engaged in inappropriate conduct, either on the field or in the "high five" line, there is a process for addressing that. Adults need to remember their actions become the lessons that children learn.
It's unfortunate that too many people emphasize winning over the lessons that youth football can teach the kids. It's about teamwork, determination, persevering, reaching for goals, respect for your teammates and your opponents, and winning and losing with dignity.
Youth football has been great for my kids, but the adage does hold true...the worst thing about youth sports is the adults.
posted by glmpllc at 12:37 PM on October 07
al the former Lions head coaches available, and San Diego picks Turner...interesting
posted by glmpllc at 12:27 PM on February 20
I have to agree with littleL on this. Historically, the voters have tended to penalize a team for a late season loss to a greater extent than an earlier loss. It's never made sense to me, and the lunacy is apparent when a late season loss puts a team behind a team it beat earlier in the season. This happens every season. To me, it makes the polls a less accuarate indicator of the strengths of the various teams, though it does make for interesting and sometime humourous discussion. I always wondered how the polls would react to a team with a two game lead incurring a late season loss. Regarding a rematch...I'd rather not see it, only because I don't believe a team should have to beat another team twice in a row to be crowned Champion. I'm all for a playoff, though. I guess Saturday's game will just have to be the first round.
posted by glmpllc at 02:33 PM on November 16
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