form of abuse

Bristol, TN

#150 Sep 19, 2013
former reb and parent wrote:
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I agree with you 150%.Someone needs to go out there and clean house, starting with Cindy Bowman and through all of the coaches. Let me tell you all something, kids yelling child abuse is what's wrong with the world today. You can't discipline your kids at all. You ask can say what you want about LNR the fact remains that he COACHED.great teams! He produced. And look at the girls who played ball for him. They are successful adults. Child abuse my butt!
I was a player during his coaching. He coached scared to death teams sir. Have you not noticed by now that only a small hand full of former Lady Rebels share in your views. Yes, it was nice to win but at what expense. Again the lot of us were scared to death of Coach Ricker. Sir that is a form of abuse whether you are willing to call it that or not. I was scared in a most respective way of my parents but with Coach Ricker it was different. He had anger issues whether you want to admit that or not is beside the point. I just wish South Greene, along with those who just can't seem to let him go, would make a decision to stand up for the school. The principal must be doing some things right to win multiple awards. Coach Ricker only won so much because he traveled miles to get players from other areas. That had a great deal to do with his wins. It did! Coach Ricker is gone and it remains to be seen if some of you will ever get over his being gone. I hate what happened to him to but he was a gun about to go off when he coached me. I have no doubt that if the coaches at South Greene were to use the same form of practice and coaching that Coach Ricker did parents and grandparents would come out of the wood work with complaints. Maybe just because it wasn't Coach Ricker. My parents were just as afraid of Coach Ricker as the players were. Isn't that so terribly sad?
falling

Bristol, TN

#151 Sep 19, 2013
Prognosticator wrote:
Sonny Moore has South Greene by 9 over North Greene but that was also a similar prediction for Tri-Cities Christian and they lost. This is really a big game for the South Greene program, they need to not only win, they need to win by more than 21 points. The reason I say this is they need a victory to make up for the Tri-Cities Christian loss in order to make the playoffs and that victory is against West Greene. If they can show they are a much better team than North Greene it will make their task easier the following week against West Greene. Cloudland and Hampton at present are losses, that leaves North Greene, West Greene, Unaka, Cosby and Hancock County as the 5 wins they need to have a chance for the playoffs. It is a stretch but the talent is there if they just execute and perform. A loss to North Greene and they could very well go winless on the year.
The sky is falling you all the sky is falling. Really take a breath. There are a lot more important things going on in the world that really do matter to our livelihoods. Sports has gotten all out of reason with Americans.
a miracle

Greeneville, TN

#152 Sep 19, 2013
form of abuse wrote:
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I was a player during his coaching. He coached scared to death teams sir. Have you not noticed by now that only a small hand full of former Lady Rebels share in your views. Yes, it was nice to win but at what expense. Again the lot of us were scared to death of Coach Ricker. Sir that is a form of abuse whether you are willing to call it that or not. I was scared in a most respective way of my parents but with Coach Ricker it was different. He had anger issues whether you want to admit that or not is beside the point. I just wish South Greene, along with those who just can't seem to let him go, would make a decision to stand up for the school. The principal must be doing some things right to win multiple awards. Coach Ricker only won so much because he traveled miles to get players from other areas. That had a great deal to do with his wins. It did! Coach Ricker is gone and it remains to be seen if some of you will ever get over his being gone. I hate what happened to him to but he was a gun about to go off when he coached me. I have no doubt that if the coaches at South Greene were to use the same form of practice and coaching that Coach Ricker did parents and grandparents would come out of the wood work with complaints. Maybe just because it wasn't Coach Ricker. My parents were just as afraid of Coach Ricker as the players were. Isn't that so terribly sad?
I don't believe there has been a more true statement made since all the Bowman and coaching bashing started several years ago.
It would take a miracle though for a new start at South Greene. Letting go would mean they would have to live in the present.
free country

Greeneville, TN

#155 Sep 19, 2013
Prognosticator wrote:
<quoted text>Then why are you on Topix commenting on a sports topic, shouldn't you be doing something more important? This topic is for people who want to comment on SGHS Football and why it is the way it is and it is important for those who wish to talk about it. Get Lost.
Chill out there dude. It is a free country. Panties to tight? Underwear up your crack? What? You people better take a chill pill or the old blood pressure is gonna pop. LMAO.
form of abuse

Greeneville, TN

#156 Sep 19, 2013
Pure Bull wrote:
<quoted text>If what you say is true and I think it is not, then why did you not quit basketball or better yet why did you not transfer like those girls he brought in, there were 4 other schools in the county who loved SGHS rejects. The fact you and your parents stayed in the program says a lot more about what you all thought of the program then what you are saying now. I agree it was not an easy program, winning programs are never easy, but I do not believe you represent the majority of girls who played at SGHS, perhaps the majority after Cindy Bowman arrived.
I have no desire to argue with you. A person makes many bad decisions in their life and staying in the program was a mistake. Your hate for Ms. Bowman appears to be unhealthy and bizarre. On the other hand it just shows that you have a great deal of problems accepting the truth. I lived it and unless you played for Coach Ricker you have no business telling others what they experienced.
no secret

Greeneville, TN

#157 Sep 19, 2013
Could it be that all the hate for Bowman is not from football or basketball parents at all? Maybe a baseball parent(s)??
Jar Head

Knoxville, TN

#159 Sep 19, 2013
Prognosticator wrote:
<quoted text>Sonny Moore has Fulton by 13 at home and by 9 at Greeneville. I think that is why Ballard is bad mouthing his team even after a 41 point victory over Jeff County, he knows they have to get much better to beat Fulton and if his team understands that and works hard with focus they may have a chance.
I haven't seen GHS play this year but I have seen Fulton and I know they are much better than last years team. It would surprise me if GHS could play them that close but time will tell. It will definitely be a good game if they meet and I look forward to it.
judge judy

Johnson City, TN

#160 Sep 20, 2013
why does jones not walk away, his staying at the helm isnt proving or setting any examples, if he really cared for the program, thats exactly what he should do.sometimes i think he is so used to the humiliation and being a loosing program,that he just simply no longer cares, and maybe he want resign just to really piss plp off!!
please

Greeneville, TN

#161 Sep 20, 2013
Be Accurate wrote:
<quoted text>There is so much BS in your post it belies belief that someone could be so ignorant and tell so many lies. A few to help you see the light of a better day. South Greene is losing students by the dozens, why, GHS and some of the other schools have left them behind and parents realize this and are willing to pay stiff city school tuition to get away from Bowman's South Greene. No other county school has as many appearances or wins in the playoffs in football as South Greene thanks to Coaches Ricker, Chris and Larry. Nicole Hopson, Debbie Hawhee, Tiffany Casteel, Donna Fillers, Jennifer, Jeanette and Marcy Davis, Susan Starnes, all vital members of 4 state championship teams were from SGHS feeder schools. Were there kids from other school districts, yes, Jodie Reaves, Haven Aldridge, Paula Kilday and many, many more were all welcomed with open arms as their parents felt comfortable sending their kids to a quality school both for athletics and academics. The things you speak of reveal the tradition of what was once a proud school and community, now gone, done mostly by Principal Bowman but to a lesser extent Coach Jones.
There are a few of us that do not appreciate others putting our names on here. Please if you want to put your name on here fine, but kindly do not include others. I am a grown woman now with children and I would NOT ever think of letting my daughter play for someone like Ricker.
to bad

Kingsport, TN

#162 Sep 20, 2013
Amen me neither.
bad memories

Greeneville, TN

#163 Sep 20, 2013
please wrote:
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There are a few of us that do not appreciate others putting our names on here. Please if you want to put your name on here fine, but kindly do not include others. I am a grown woman now with children and I would NOT ever think of letting my daughter play for someone like Ricker.
I will agree with for several reasons. My daughter would not be let within ten feet.
lady vol fan

United States

#164 Sep 20, 2013
Pure Bull wrote:
<quoted text>I have no desire to argue with you. I knew Coach Ricker better than you and I know what he was all about. If you made a bad decision in your opinion then that is your fault and you should accept it and not try to pack it off on someone else. Coach Pat Summitt was one of the greatest coaches ever and what she did to her players make Coach Ricker look like a sweetie pie. It is part of the program which produces success, it is not easy and sometimes it is not fun but most agree it is worth it. There are exceptions and you are an exception. I see what has taken his place at South Greene where administrators and parents and students make the decisions and it is not a pretty sight, great talent wasted because of people like you who want it easy.
(bent over holding side lol) really? comparing summitt to ricker? Summitt is a TRUE legend--ricker only in his own mind and those minds who continue to live on the past--20+ years ago go lady rebs (eyes rolling). fact: Summitt would not again recruit at SG after Hawhee bc players weren't 'coachable'--perhaps Ricker syndrome/brain washed/warped? think that is still evident n all these ridiculous SG posts. go lady rebs---get a life--high school is over!
fhj

Newton, NC

#165 Sep 20, 2013
What song did they run out to against North Greene
where are you

Greeneville, TN

#166 Sep 21, 2013
Wonder where all the oldie goldie of times gone by have gone. Oh that's right we won. That must have disappointed the over the hill gang.
Jar Head

Knoxville, TN

#167 Sep 21, 2013
Congratulations to SGHS for their win on Friday. It's funny how winning makes everything better.
Heeler

Greeneville, TN

#168 Sep 22, 2013
Enjoy it while you can, afraid its gonna be a long season.
thankful

Greeneville, TN

#173 Sep 22, 2013
Unproud wrote:
<quoted text>All of the names mentioned are state champions whose photos are on the walls at SGHS, I am sure if you would put in a request to Cindy Bowman she would be glad to have your image blocked out in all those photos if you are so unproud.
Today I am thankful for food. Many people are starving. Today I am thankful for shelter. Many people are homeless. Today I am thankful for beautiful weather. Many people have lost their loved ones to floods. Today I am thankful that I can walk. Many people are in wheelchairs and can no longer walk or have never been able to walk. Today I am thankful that I can see. Many people have gone blind or could never see. Today I am thankful for loving parents. Many people never knew their parents. Today I am thankful for my children. Many people are never able to have children. Today I am thankful for our schools. Many people never have the opportunity to learn. Today I am thankful for Freedom. Many people have no freedom or have given their lives for our freedoms. Most of all I am thankful for Jesus Christ and God please help me to forgive those who continue to complain about such insignificant things in this life. Please have mercy on them and help them to be more thankful.
thankful

Greeneville, TN

#174 Sep 22, 2013
Called Out wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe you should elaborate, perhaps you are someone who is not proud of those championships, perhaps you paid too much of a price. I find it amusing, those championships are glorified in the front of the school and in the gym and in the hall trophy cases and in pictures hung, but the people in charge of the school seem to think of them as some form of disgrace and brag about not being that type of school anymore. It certainly is true, it is not that type of school anymore. I feel for your children.
I am very thankful that some things are not the same at South Greene. Change was needed long before my child got there.
that is right

Greeneville, TN

#176 Sep 22, 2013
Out of the T wrote:
<quoted text>Pat Summitt was so angry at her players after a road loss she made them stay up past midnight, line some trash cans around the gym floor, ran them and practiced them until they were all hanging over the trash cans throwing up. The level of abuse between Ricker and Summitt is not even close.
That is ríght. She did not chance the girls or their mothers around?
wow crazy

Greeneville, TN

#179 Sep 22, 2013
One Who Knows wrote:
<quoted text>Some very beautiful sentiments and ones people should go by, however, few people are blessed with the talent to achieve at a high level. It is the star player on the football field who gets his legs shot off protecting the country and family he loves. It is the star player on the basketball court who becomes a professor and teaches two or even three generations of innocents what it is to be scholarly and bring knowledge and not prejudice to the many. It is not insignificant that there is a Peggy Fleming to inspire us all. It is not insignificant there is a Peyton Manning to teach kids what it is to be totally engulfed in something and make yourself all you can possibly be. It is not insignificant that now two and even three generations of young ladies in the St. James, Camp Creek and South Greene area have known they have a special talent which when grouped together with each other and an exceptional coach could bring them national acclaim. I am very sorry there are people in this world who are so jealous and carry such hatred in their hearts that they feel it necessary to destroy something which was very special. We will see who the guilty ones are, I am not afraid and I personally do not need any mercy or forgiveness from you, but you might keep it for yourself because your attitude is robbing a whole generation of talented girls in that same community of the opportunity which others had, and some I am finding out very selfish others.
You need some help. My dad and mom's brothers fought in wars and not once played any sports. My sister is a professor at U.T. and her feet never touched any kind of sports arena. You need some help. WOW! CRAZY! I enjoy sports as much as the next person but I am not a nut about it. Perspective may have gotten lost somewhere along the way in your love for sports.

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