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Mcminnville, TN

#104 Sep 20, 2012
Wonder wrote:
Why worry so much about sports? Wouldn't your children benifit more from music and arts? It's is more educational and music still requires a team mentality. It is a fact that children who study music and arts are smarter.
Sports and arts programs not mutally exclusive. But arts programs don't bring $$$ into schools like sports. Good sports programs will help fund all school programs, including arts.
doodlydoo

Cookeville, TN

#105 Sep 22, 2012
Wonder wrote:
Why worry so much about sports? Wouldn't your children benifit more from music and arts? It's is more educational and music still requires a team mentality. It is a fact that children who study music and arts are smarter.
Answer: Because they are pathetic losers with no life, save armchair quarterbacking here on topix. And as many of these posters would probably tell you, music and arts are for effeminate girly men<sarcasm>.
Wonder

United States

#106 Sep 22, 2012
Correction wrote:
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Sports and arts programs not mutally exclusive. But arts programs don't bring $$$ into schools like sports. Good sports programs will help fund all school programs, including arts.
If parents would take time with teachers to put on music and art shows for the community that could also make money. If sports make so much money then why do the children come by my home asking me to buy things to support it? I'm not saying do away with it, but there needs to be as much emphasis on the arts. I feel that the children who enjoy these things get left out.
Correction

Mcminnville, TN

#107 Sep 22, 2012
Wonder wrote:
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If parents would take time with teachers to put on music and art shows for the community that could also make money. If sports make so much money then why do the children come by my home asking me to buy things to support it? I'm not saying do away with it, but there needs to be as much emphasis on the arts. I feel that the children who enjoy these things get left out.
Why do kids in sports have to fundraise? Because the teams have to raise ALL the money to support the team. But the ticket sales at the game go to support the school, not the team. So, buying a ticket to a football game helps support the music and arts programs at the school, but not the football team..
sports good art bad

Cookeville, TN

#108 Sep 22, 2012
Wonder wrote:
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If parents would take time with teachers to put on music and art shows for the community that could also make money. If sports make so much money then why do the children come by my home asking me to buy things to support it? I'm not saying do away with it, but there needs to be as much emphasis on the arts. I feel that the children who enjoy these things get left out.
Answer: Because it's a net loss financially for school department's, that why. I say all the parents and armchair quarterbacks should personally pony up the funds for their respective sport, if it's so damn important. Those of us who feel that academics is job #1 in schools shouldn't have a cent of our tax dollars go to anything else but that.
sports good art bad

Cookeville, TN

#109 Sep 22, 2012
Answer: Because it's a net loss financially for school departments, that why. I say all the parents and armchair quarterbacks should personally pony up the funds for their respective sport, if it's so damn important. Those of us who feel that academics is job #1 in schools shouldn't have a cent of our tax dollars go to anything else but that.
Yorkshire

United States

#110 Sep 22, 2012
Correction wrote:
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Jack, seems like you are only thinking a college player is a D1 athlete. D2, D3, NAIA, JC are full of kids, and many fewer of them come from the poor inner city schools. But, the kids who have had the coaching from age 6,7,8. whose learned to play the game the right way, are fundamentally sound must not as naturally talented,those kids get to go to college and play sports, not just football. 2nd tier inner city kids doesn't have those chances.
anything below OVC level college football is glorified high school ball
Wonder

United States

#111 Sep 22, 2012
If music and arts are so bad then why are children that are involved in them better in academics? If the schools had a real art and music program I think it would help the kids. If just half the effort was put into that as sports it would be a great thing. Btw I did play high school sports.
sports good art bad

Cookeville, TN

#112 Sep 22, 2012
Wonder wrote:
If music and arts are so bad then why are children that are involved in them better in academics? If the schools had a real art and music program I think it would help the kids. If just half the effort was put into that as sports it would be a great thing. Btw I did play high school sports.
If you are replying to me, the user name was sarcasm. I completely agree with you. Sports are vastly overrated in high school, to the detriment of academics (the primary purpose of school. You'll notice that none of the "wanna be athletes" on this thread have even commented on your assertion. They've all got their fingers in their ears or their hands over their eyes as they frantically type away about the pros and cons of having Cook as a football coach. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah...I can't hear or see your posts. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah...Football in the morning, football in the evening, football in the afternoon...
Wonder

United States

#113 Sep 22, 2012
sports good art bad wrote:
<quoted text>If you are replying to me, the user name was sarcasm. I completely agree with you. Sports are vastly overrated in high school, to the detriment of academics (the primary purpose of school. You'll notice that none of the "wanna be athletes" on this thread have even commented on your assertion. They've all got their fingers in their ears or their hands over their eyes as they frantically type away about the pros and cons of having Cook as a football coach. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah...I can't hear or see your posts. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah...Football in the morning, football in the evening, football in the afternoon...
Thank you for agreeing with me. When I first decided to post this I thought people would really let me have it, but it seems that there maybe others that feel the same.
sports good art bad

Cookeville, TN

#114 Sep 22, 2012
Wonder wrote:
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Thank you for agreeing with me. When I first decided to post this I thought people would really let me have it, but it seems that there maybe others that feel the same.
Go to the beginning of this thread and skim thru the comments. There are many attempts to pull an opinion out of the "football" dudes by other posters, but they are COMPLETELY ignored. The silence is deafening and says a lot.
Cav football

Kingsport, TN

#115 Sep 25, 2012
sports good art bad wrote:
<quoted text>If you are replying to me, the user name was sarcasm. I completely agree with you. Sports are vastly overrated in high school, to the detriment of academics (the primary purpose of school. You'll notice that none of the "wanna be athletes" on this thread have even commented on your assertion. They've all got their fingers in their ears or their hands over their eyes as they frantically type away about the pros and cons of having Cook as a football coach. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah...I can't hear or see your posts. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah...Football in the morning, football in the evening, football in the afternoon...
My son is a football player and speaking of academics; he makes straight A's. He is in all advanced classes, so I don't want to hear about academics. Most of the football players are very smart. Probably more so than your little art pansies. These kids have more pride in their school than most students plus hectic schedules. They practices from 3:00 until 6:00 Monday through Thursday. Then on Thursday nights they have a speaker at the football field at 7:30 pm until around 9:00. Then a friday mornings they have devotionals at 7:00 am, then the game friday night. Then on sunday they have film from 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm. All while your kids are probably sitting at home playing xbox and eating a bag of chips.
Really

Cookeville, TN

#116 Sep 25, 2012
Cav football wrote:
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My son is a football player and speaking of academics; he makes straight A's. He is in all advanced classes, so I don't want to hear about academics. Most of the football players are very smart. Probably more so than your little art pansies. These kids have more pride in their school than most students plus hectic schedules. They practices from 3:00 until 6:00 Monday through Thursday. Then on Thursday nights they have a speaker at the football field at 7:30 pm until around 9:00. Then a friday mornings they have devotionals at 7:00 am, then the game friday night. Then on sunday they have film from 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm. All while your kids are probably sitting at home playing xbox and eating a bag of chips.
So, are you saying my child is a "pansy" because he chooses to participate in band? How sad, that as grown-ups, we can't just let our children be who they want to be. It's a shame that adults are still stereotyping children based on their interests. You appeared to be upset because you felt that your child was being pegged as a poor student, the dumb jock stereotype. Then, you turned around and perpetuated another stereotype on my child.
Wonder

Columbia, SC

#117 Sep 25, 2012
I wonder if he would say that to a mans face who's child or himself was interested in art or music? If he would what kind of example is he setting for his child? To be a bully? What if his child really wants to be devoted to art or music but is afraid that his father will call him a pansy.

It's great that your child puts in 3 hours a day for football a few days a week for a few months out of the year, music takes 3-12 hours per day every every day for life. That is devotion!
curious

Mountain View, CA

#118 Mar 13, 2015
Cav football wrote:
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My son is a football player and speaking of academics; he makes straight A's. He is in all advanced classes, so I don't want to hear about academics. Most of the football players are very smart. Probably more so than your little art pansies. These kids have more pride in their school than most students plus hectic schedules. They practices from 3:00 until 6:00 Monday through Thursday. Then on Thursday nights they have a speaker at the football field at 7:30 pm until around 9:00. Then a friday mornings they have devotionals at 7:00 am, then the game friday night. Then on sunday they have film from 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm. All while your kids are probably sitting at home playing xbox and eating a bag of chips.
How pathetic are you to make fun of someone else's kid b/c they choose something other than football. People likeep YOU are the reason we have so many bullies in the school. I hope your kids don't see you acting like that b/cc kids tend to do what they see. Maybe you should go to devotionals with your son and work on your attitude. This is a forum about a sport and you choose to belittle someone's child. your post just shows who the real pansy is

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