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#83643
Apr 5, 2013
 
I made a$20 bet with a friend that the Twins would not have a .500 season.

Go Twins! But they're gonna suck.

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Apr 5, 2013
 
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
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You don't have any more support for your "I think" than I do for mine, except I have common sense on my side. People routinely root for the underdog. Look at March Madness. People love the upsets. The entire country got wrapped up in a tiny school from Florida most had never heard of. As for my feelings about my team, you don't know squat. Who's my team? The Detroit Tigers. And two of my friends, Angie and Christina, talked about exactly this thing last year during the playoffs, about the Tigers going the way of the Yankees. They went out and signed big name free agents and now they're in the top 5 in payroll and it's not as satisfying. I'm actually rooting more for teams like Minnesota and Tampa Bay.
No. Not the end. This is just too funny to leave un-addressed.

Do you really think you and your 2 friends Angie and Christina represent the typical sports fan? Do you really think the typical sports fan switches their allegiance so easily over something so trivial?

As for the underdog, people root for the underdog when they have no dog in the fight. Its a feel good story to keep them interested. Does not mean they would prefer their team to be the underdog. Most people want their team to be the 800 pound gorilla demolishing everything in sight.

Smell ya later. I'm outta here.

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#83645
Apr 5, 2013
 
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The end.
How convenient for you to ignore the proviso. No response to the underdog factor? Or do you deny that? No one roots for the underdog? No one appreciates a team doing more with less?

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#83646
Apr 5, 2013
 
What a long winded spew of stool. Oh, and you still cant admit your wrong, I dont care if you counted it for both or not, the month simply does not count at all. You were wrong, admit it and move on, I did.
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Nice try, dum dum. The fact is that April has started, and I counted it for both of you, so it's a difference without a distinction. Funny how you want to make a big deal out of whether or not one month is factored in, but when (even based on your incorrect calculations) the difference was 50%, you said it was not a big diff. Double standard much? and how convenient for you that you made your number much smaller than it actually was and her number bigger than it actually was. BOTH mistakes were made to the benefit of your erroneous position. What a coinkydink! Besides, there really is nothing to "admit." You might as well admit that water is wet.

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#83647
Apr 5, 2013
 
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<quoted text> I don't consider college basketball players to be children. This statement would hold more water with me at lower levels of education.
<quoted text> You see that as a big difference. I don't.
Lebron James.
Kobe Bryant.
Kevin Garnett.
Dwight Howard.
Jermaine O'Neal
Tracy McGrady
High school, straight to the pros. Were they "children" when they joined the NBA?
Really? No difference? Rutgers basketball players with zero NBA prospects as compared with athletes whose professinal-caliber potential was recognized when they were freshmen in high school, who had all kinds of people watching over them and watching out for them, who went into the NBA with advisors and agents and PR people, and you see no difference. Interesting. Do you really think that if any of them had gone to college, their coach would have even considered for one nanosecond kicking them or throwing a ball at their head or calling them a f'ing fa&&ot?

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#83648
Apr 5, 2013
 
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What a long winded spew of stool. Oh, and you still cant admit your wrong, I dont care if you counted it for both or not, the month simply does not count at all. You were wrong, admit it and move on, I did.
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Don't tell me you were wrong, I already knew. And including April (it has started, ya know, and I don't know what date of the month you and Toj joined) makes ZERO difference in anything. Tell Toj you were wrong and apologize to her.

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#83649
Apr 5, 2013
 
for what?
Have a nice weekend stool.
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Don't tell me you were wrong, I already knew. And including April (it has started, ya know, and I don't know what date of the month you and Toj joined) makes ZERO difference in anything. Tell Toj you were wrong and apologize to her.

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Apr 5, 2013
 
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No. Not the end. This is just too funny to leave un-addressed.
Do you really think you and your 2 friends Angie and Christina represent the typical sports fan? Do you really think the typical sports fan switches their allegiance so easily over something so trivial?
As for the underdog, people root for the underdog when they have no dog in the fight. Its a feel good story to keep them interested. Does not mean they would prefer their team to be the underdog. Most people want their team to be the 800 pound gorilla demolishing everything in sight.
Smell ya later. I'm outta here.
Everyone loves the 800 lb. gorilla, eh? Then how come in poll after poll of the most hated teams, you see the same names: Yankees, Lakers, USC, Notre Dame, Duke, Cowboys.

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for what?
Have a nice weekend stool.
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Just for being a dick in general.

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Apr 5, 2013
 
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Don't tell me you were wrong, I already knew. And including April (it has started, ya know, and I don't know what date of the month you and Toj joined) makes ZERO difference in anything. Tell Toj you were wrong and apologize to her.
Thanks, Sam -- I appreciate the support but I am think I'll try hitting the "ignore" button on subject of who is posting how much, what type of job and the incessant childish insults.

They seem to me to be acting like little school boys vying for whatever attention they can get.

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I just asked if you had a job, your the one who created the drama about it. Simple yes or no would have ended the discussion yesterday, but noooo, you had to be flippant.
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Thanks, Sam -- I appreciate the support but I am think I'll try hitting the "ignore" button on subject of who is posting how much, what type of job and the incessant childish insults.
They seem to me to be acting like little school boys vying for whatever attention they can get.

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#83654
Apr 5, 2013
 
In that case you owe me about a thousand apologies.
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Just for being a dick in general.

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Wait, let me check my math.....
Yeah, a thousand is about right.

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Apr 5, 2013
 
Jess in NJ wrote:
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They are students and his first responsibility should be to protect them. If he disagreed with the lawyers whose main job is to look out for the university's money and avoid lawsuits, then he should have pushed harder with the Board of Governors.
Most people's instincts may be to worry about self preservation first, but most people don't choose jobs in education. If I entrust my child to your care, then you'd better damn well look out for him instead of covering your own ass.
These were not NBA players. They are college students.
That issue came up when I went to college in the late 60's. The obligation of the university to protect and discipline the students was called "in loco parentis", in place of the parents

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Apr 5, 2013
 
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<quoted text>I think every employee's primary responsibility is to the person giving them a paycheck. As long as you are not being directed to break the law, your directives come from above. You're free to discuss issues with your boss when there is disagreement and try to sway him, but in the end, if your boss says do X, you do X.

Jess in NJ wrote, " Most people's instincts may be to worry about self preservation first, but most people don't choose jobs in education."

Do you really consider the job of athletic director to be "in education"? Sure he works for a school. but so does the janitor. He's overseeing the athletic department. Perhaps I don't know enough about the AD's day to day duties, but I would not consider him to be "in education".

Jess in NJ wrote, " If I entrust my child to your care, then you'd better damn well look out for him instead of covering your own ass."

I don't consider college basketball players to be children. This statement would hold more water with me at lower levels of education.

Jess in NJ wrote, "These were not NBA players. They are college students."

You see that as a big difference. I don't.

Lebron James.
Kobe Bryant.
Kevin Garnett.
Dwight Howard.
Jermaine O'Neal
Tracy McGrady

High school, straight to the pros. Were they "children" when they joined the NBA?

And to be clear and so there are no mixed messages, I am not giving Mike Rice a pass. He deserves to be fired. He should never coach again unless Latrell Sprewell is on the team. Just saying that based on Pernetti's letter, I can see HIM having valid reasons not to fire Rice.
Yes, the Athletic Director at a University is in education. The athletes are not professionals, but student athletes. There is a reason that the NCAA has so many rules against boosters and non-University members getting too involved in influencing the student athletes (via gifts, etc). That's because these are still impressionable young men who are in a transitional stage in their lives. There are a few exceptions of people who have gone straight from high school to the NBA, but the ones with successful personal lives are the exceptions. The goal of the University should be to produce the most well-rounded students possible.

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Apr 5, 2013
 
Actually Stool, now that I think about it, you should probably apologize to everyone on the internet.

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Hey... Hatti here and .. I'm gonna weigh in on the time/post count because .. "I" have both you beat.:)

AND , I have a full time job ... AND I do paperwork for a side home job .. AND I chase after two Teenagers ... LOL !!

Have A great Weekend!!

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Jess in NJ wrote:
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Yes, the Athletic Director at a University is in education. The athletes are not professionals, but student athletes. There is a reason that the NCAA has so many rules against boosters and non-University members getting too involved in influencing the student athletes (via gifts, etc). That's because these are still impressionable young men who are in a transitional stage in their lives. There are a few exceptions of people who have gone straight from high school to the NBA, but the ones with successful personal lives are the exceptions. The goal of the University should be to produce the most well-rounded students possible.
Agreed. Nice post!

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I just asked if you had a job, your the one who created the drama about it. Simple yes or no would have ended the discussion yesterday, but noooo, you had to be flippant.
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Asking if someone has a job sounds pugnacious and in your face. Asking if you are working has a differrnt connotation, more inquisitive and less aggressive.

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Mister Tonka wrote:
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I think every employee's primary responsibility is to the person giving them a paycheck.
I think it depends. A teacher's primary responsibility is to hizzer students, not the principal/school board. A doctor's primary responsibility is to hizzer patients, not the hospital or clinic.

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