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Wojo column on Prosser/recruiting mania

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by WaylonJennings, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Don't know if this was linked on a separate Prosser thread, but thought it deserved its own thread.

    Damn, this is a good piece. And dead-on. College basketball - and football for that matter - recruiting is out of control. Wojo's addressed aspects of it before in columns to point out the absurdity, and nailed those, too.

    For as much as we grip about Simmons, Scoop Jackson, etc., etc., you could take any random five of Gene's columns and pencil him in for APSE. He's that good:

  2. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Add 2 and 2 and get 526.
    If coaching were such a dangerous profession, wouldn't there be, you know, more coaches in danger?
  3. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    I like Wojo, but it's an absurd column. Stress is a factor in heart disease, but so is weight, diet, exercise, family history, etc. To draw a direct line between the stress of the July recruiting period and Prosser's death is an insane leap.
  4. Danny Noonan

    Danny Noonan Member

    It's beyond total baloney. Prosser by all accounts had no prior health issues and carried a pretty healthy lifestyle. He was not Bob Huggins. I now write a fitness/health column and my wife treats people for a living and orders a lot of stress tests every day for people who are both healthy and not healthy. When she heard about it, she said what happened to Prosser was a one in a million shot. I'd agree. You'd have a better chance being struck by lightning buck naked in the streets in a thunderstorm. Scary? Sure. A bridge could fall on my way home today as well. If professions killed people, half the NFL coaches would be dead as well.
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