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"Go play intramurals, brother"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by FishHack76, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Why is it that every time a new coach comes in, he has to make it sound like the guy before him was running a country club?
    This is 2007. Everybody lifts weights and trains year-round. Don't they?
  2. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Yep. I think the only players who can legitimately play the "country club" card are the service academies. And then not AFA quite so much because everyone at West Point and Annapolis will tell you the Zoomies are a bunch of pansies (while they're generally kicking the cap out of their SA brethern, except for recently against Navy).
  3. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    So was Montana State. Plus those two upsets made it possible for some Division III team to link itself to a victory over Florida, giving it a legitimate claim at the BCS title. ;D
  4. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    This got play on TSN (our ESPN) up here.

    I was talking to my kid's football coach yesterday. He had heard about it as well.

    His comment, "You wouldn't believe some of the parents"
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Parents clearly can be a huge pain in the ass.

    But plenty also have a legitimate gripe about a coach and are scared to say so because the coach has all the power.

    My high school baseball coach was a complete dick, for example. He had his little favorites and three of them were catchers. They all stunk. So he had to find someone else who could catch and put all three in the outfield, displacing three players who all were better.

    It was clear to me, and I didn't have a dog in the fight. It wasn't fair.

    But what are you going to do? If I was a parent of one of the outfielders who was sent to the bench I would just tell my son to do his best, work hard in practice and make the most of your opportunities and hopefully things will work out.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    People can say what they want about Barnett, the guy was a hell of a coach...

    A complete moron at times, but he went to bowl games with some really bad teams...
  7. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

  8. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    maybe so, but he put that program back farther than anyone really knows
  9. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Well, as of this moment they're on double secret probation! There is a little-known codicil in the NCAA constitution...
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member


  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I think he should have told the parent, "Why don't I just take him off scholarship and then he can have the whole summer off?"

    The more I hear this replayed on the radio, the more I like Hawkins...
  12. Kato

    Kato Well-Known Member

    Why the outrage? It's not like the players are expected to work out for 8-12 hours a day. It's offseason workouts. Summer in Boulder. They work out for a couple of hours a day with their teammates/buddies and have the rest of the day to do anything they want, including work or go to class but more than likely eat, drink and be merry. Seriously, there are worse ways to spend your summer "vaction."
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