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Fairmont, WV

#1 Jan 9, 2012
What are some of these thugs gonna do when they can't make the grades to play 7th and 8th grade basketball at WFMS? Too bad they don't have to keep a 2.0 grade point average to play in that league. I know not all the boys are thugs, but I have never seen so many cocky, punk attitudes as some of the boys on a couple of these teams have. It is a shame too, athletic ability going down the drain soon because of grades and attitude. It all comes back to parenting I guess, what else is there?
Dick

United States

#2 Jan 9, 2012
Sorry.... What league... And what is hoop dreams?
TigerLily

Shinnston, WV

#3 Jan 9, 2012
I've had to deal with those kids at track, soccer, and other sports. They are terrible! But they will make the grades, someone will see to it.
correct

Fairmont, WV

#4 Jan 9, 2012
TigerLily wrote:
I've had to deal with those kids at track, soccer, and other sports. They are terrible! But they will make the grades, someone will see to it.
You are probably right...
Anonymous

Fairmont, WV

#5 Jan 10, 2012
The original poster is correct. It all comes back to parenting. These children need good role models.
father of one

Ellamore, WV

#6 Jan 16, 2012
would like you to do some research before you post something like that.. your child probably lost to one of those hoop dream teams.. the children on the one my son plays on are all in upper level classes and have 3.0 and better gpa. Dont be a hater..
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Me too

Fairmont, WV

#8 Jan 17, 2012
father of one wrote:
would like you to do some research before you post something like that.. your child probably lost to one of those hoop dream teams.. the children on the one my son plays on are all in upper level classes and have 3.0 and better gpa. Dont be a hater..
I too have a child that plays in this league and goes to school with a lot of the kids. Several of the better players have attitudes, bad grades and get into trouble at school. That is a fact. The OP did not state that ALL the kids were this way, but several are thugs and it is a shame and a waste of talent. These kids won't make the 7th and 8th grade teams because of this. This has nothing to do with wins and losses, which is apparently all you are concerned about. It all comes back to parenting and that is the truth. I am happy for the fortunate ones that have good grades and behave like they should, this is not about them. But if you can honestly state that there are not several kids in the league like this, then you have not been to many games or you condone this type of behavior. That's okay. I hear next year if you don't have the grades when try-outs are held, you don't try out or play.
Brian Shaffer

Fairmont, WV

#9 Jan 18, 2012
First things first, if you want to come on here and make negative posts, be a big enough person to use your real name.
Second, The two people from Chicago, why do you feel you need to chime in on an issue thats not even in your state?
Third, what makes what your doing on this forum any better than what happens on the court? Why do people like yourself feel the need to make their "problems" so public. There will always be these type of people in your lives, no matter what age, so you need to suck it up and deal with it!
And if you were wondering, no I dont have a student that plays on the boys team.

Cracker Barrel

United States

#10 Jan 18, 2012
Brian Shaffer wrote:
First things first, if you want to come on here and make negative posts, be a big enough person to use your real name.
Second, The two people from Chicago, why do you feel you need to chime in on an issue thats not even in your state?
Third, what makes what your doing on this forum any better than what happens on the court? Why do people like yourself feel the need to make their "problems" so public. There will always be these type of people in your lives, no matter what age, so you need to suck it up and deal with it!
And if you were wondering, no I dont have a student that plays on the boys team.
This forum is here to express different views and ideas. I like to come write about my own personal ignorance and hatred of others. So how do you like them apples. So get back to work.
janeen floyd

Clarksburg, WV

#11 Jan 18, 2012
my son plays for one of these teams you all are talking about and my son is a good kid...wityh good grades and is good at sports...how dear you say that they are thugs...who the hell do you think you are...why dont u use yr real name and if you have such a problem go to the managers etc.... yes their are kids with attitdes every where you go...not only on Hoop dreams but in every sport there is.....im sooo upset right now that kids are being called thugs and tards...have you stepped up and tried to talk to the coach or the child about the attitude? let me tell you when i have a problem with a child then i go to the coach or the parent...maybe you need to grow up and do that!!!
lori martin

Fairmont, WV

#12 Jan 18, 2012
To all the negative adults that are on this website bashing the children of the team.. You are no better! Your negative remarks about the children are high school acts.. You don't know them or what type of grades they get unless you are in the school system... If that is the case well i would concern that wrong for you to post anything on this website concerning the children u interact with, but of course that may be why you didn't provide your name..This is basketball .. i put my son on the team to keep him out of trouble and i will say he is staying out of trouble..these are young boys finding who they are .. I teach my son #3 on the team to prove the negative people wrong!
janeen floyd

Clarksburg, WV

#13 Jan 18, 2012
good job Lori!!! well said!!!
lori martin

Fairmont, WV

#14 Jan 18, 2012
Thanks Janeen
lori martin

United States

#15 Jan 18, 2012
Please look up the meaning Of a thug .
Kerri Toothman

Bowie, MD

#16 Jan 18, 2012
First of all you should be ashamed of yourselves for posting these horrible things about children. Kids do have access to the internet. Yet you call us bad role models? I will have you know that I have boys that play for Hoop Dreams and WFMS. And all my boys are on the honor roll and receive awards for perfect attendance. I am a Federal Officer for the Department of Justice and an Adjunct Instructor at FSU. I have a Bachelors Degree and Masters degree. Still think I'm a bad roll model or that my children are thugs????? Perhaps you think our kids are thugs because they actually get out and play ball at a playground and practice on their own so they can be successful at what they do. You really should do some research before posting nonsense about helpless children. Furthermore, why don't you put your name on your posts??? I see the West Side posters had the guts to post their names. I'll be praying for you!!!!!
Kerri Toothman

Bowie, MD

#17 Jan 18, 2012
First of all you should be ashamed of yourselves for posting these horrible things about children. Kids do have access to the internet. Yet you call us bad role models? I will have you know that I have boys that play for Hoop Dreams and WFMS. And all my boys are on the honor roll and receive awards for perfect attendance. I am a Federal Officer for the Department of Justice and an Adjunct Instructor at FSU. I have a Bachelors Degree and Masters degree. Still think I'm a bad roll model or that my children are thugs????? Perhaps you think our kids are thugs because they actually get out and play ball at a playground and practice on their own so they can be successful at what they do. You really should do some research before posting nonsense about helpless children. Furthermore, why don't you put your name on your posts??? I see the West Side posters had the guts to post their names. I'll be praying for you!!!!! Just in case you didn't read my post.
Debbie Floyd-Dorsey

United States

#18 Jan 18, 2012
I would like to know who you think you are ??? Let me say you have some nerve talking about children like this !! As another parent said and I thought the same thing ""YOU & the others must be mad because you got beat by one of these teams ! I would sure hate how you would act if your child played football ! "ITS CALLED SPORTS", my grandson plays for 1 of the teams & I can asure you he gets good grades & makes the Honor Roll & I can also say its "NOT" because a Teacher PASSed HIm ! So Put the SHUT. TO THE MOUTH !! & believe you me I'm not afraid to put my name on here & you & others seem to BE !!!
who="I wonder"]What are some of these thugs gonna do when they can't make the grades to play 7th and 8th grade basketball at WFMS? Too bad they don't have to keep a 2.0 grade point average to play in that league. I know not all the boys are thugs, but I have never seen so many cocky, punk attitudes as some of the boys on a couple of these teams have. It is a shame too, athletic ability going down the drain soon because of grades and attitude. It all comes back to parenting I guess, what else is there?
Joe

Grafton, WV

#19 Jan 18, 2012
Yeah, it's called sports. Its supposed to be fun. After skimming over these posts I think it has went to people's head. Grow up. Good Grief.
David Dukes

United States

#20 Jan 18, 2012
janeen floyd wrote:
my son plays for one of these teams you all are talking about and my son is a good kid...wityh good grades and is good at sports...how dear you say that they are thugs...who the hell do you think you are...why dont u use yr real name and if you have such a problem go to the managers etc.... yes their are kids with attitdes every where you go...not only on Hoop dreams but in every sport there is.....im sooo upset right now that kids are being called thugs and tards...have you stepped up and tried to talk to the coach or the child about the attitude? let me tell you when i have a problem with a child then i go to the coach or the parent...maybe you need to grow up and do that!!!
Thats funny your kids are exactly what I was thinking of when I wrote this. They are not good kid I can't believe the thing they have said to my children. And you are the biggest part of their problem. And that miss thang is why I don't use my real name... You know so people won't judge my kids.... By what their dumb a$$ father says;)
Debbie Floyd-Dorsey

United States

#21 Jan 18, 2012
"TIGER LILY" you are from Bridgeport ?? If so why are you commenting ?? You should know everyone cfrom all surrounding areas can't stand Bridgeport !! When we played you in Baseball people came from Clarksburg to cheer us on because of your Poor Attitudes, Name Calling, Rock throwing need I say more !
TigerLily wrote:
I've had to deal with those kids at track, soccer, and other sports. They are terrible! But they will make the grades, someone will see to it.

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