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Today on women's coaches gone nuts: Penn St. gymnastics

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by dixiehack, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Former Penn State women's gymnasts speak out against coaches Jeff, Rachelle Thompson

    Other than threatening the scholarships of gymnasts if they don't practice with injuries against medical advice, mental abuse that drove someone to a suicide attempt, stealing food from the dorm room of gymnasts they said needed to lose weight, body shaming, slut shaming, creating a hostile work environment that drove off a newly-hired assistant (who herself had been a national champion gymnast at UGa) and getting gymnasts put on Adderall so the would lose weight and birth control because they "wanted to structure workouts around the women’s menstrual cycles," it is hard to see what the big deal is.
  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Romania called, they think Penn State is the coolest
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  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Slut shaming? Do tell. Which ones?
  4. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    The design of that article was interesting. I'm not sure I would have gone with the tumbling clip art gymnasts on a story with that hard of a news edge.
  5. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    "Any of these gymnasts hot? " - James Franklin
  6. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    A good friend of mine was a respected high school boys cross country coach who picked up a job coaching women's cross country at a nearby college. I asked him what the biggest difference between the two was and he sort of shook his head and said "telling 18-year-olds to go on the pill so they can all run at the same time."
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    The graphics worked for me, but, photos? Not in a TTIWWOP way, but to put names and faces together.

    Aside from that, one heck of a read.
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    What's the deal with married couples being co-head coaches of college gymnastics teams? </Seinfeld voice>
  9. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Well, I guess being on that team is great training for working in one of Amazon's warehouses.
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    "You guys are just pieces in a business deal ..."

    NCAA lawyers just banged their briefcases against their heads.
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  11. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Nuts and Penn State........just kinda goes together, doesn't it?
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The Facebook comments at the end of the article also are quite illuminating.
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