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Where are they now Jonathan Hargett edition

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, all these stories read the same after a while.
  2. As an oh BTW.. WVU fans are harassing the shit out of Thamel on Twitter.

    Stay Classy Mo'Town fans!
  3. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    That was a really great story. Is it Pete Thamel's last for The New York Times?

    Reminded me of another recent Sunday Times feature, on Lenny Cooke, by Harvey Araton: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/sports/basketball/lenny-cooke-star-to-be-who-never-was.html?pagewanted=all
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I found the quote on "he's a victim" to be rather ridiculous.

    Really? Kid doesn't tell any agent "no", accepts money from agents, uses that money on sneakers instead of paying his mother's utility bill, can't keep his pants on and impregnates not one, but two women, does drugs, makes thousands of bucks dealing drugs until he ends up getting shot, and instead of working hard in school and on the court, decides to "listen to the streets".

    It's not an "American tragedy" as the one coach put it. It's a lack of personal responsiblity that only now, once his prison sentence is up, that he seems willing to accept.
  5. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    That was a great read. Thanks for the link.
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    "Tragedy" doesn't mean "accident."
  7. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    It means, IMO, something awful that happens to somebody that they could not have knowingly foreseen or prevented.

    Crossing the street and getting run over when a car doing 80 runs a red light is a tragedy.

    Running that red light and dying when you crash into a telephone pole is not a tragedy. If the pole falls and kills someone else, that's a tragedy.
  8. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I remember Jonathan as a youngster. I covered his brother Mike who was a great kid.
  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Then your definition of tragedy fails to match the actual definition of tragedy. That's not Pete Thamel's fault.
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Foreseeable? Yes. Preventable? Doubtful, but he had the opportunity to succeed in life just not the ability to do so.
  11. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Foreseeable? Preventable? What kind of world do you live in? This kid had strikes against him that you may never experience or even know how to handle. Life is unpredictable. Don't ever think that you have everything figured out because you don't.
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