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(The Times Reporter)   NBC's "Three Wishes" gives everyone on high school football team a free HDTV, conveniently forgetting that amatuer athletes can't accept such gifts and may have to return them to NBC after the show was shot.   (timesreporter.com ) divider line
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2005-10-23 11:16:37 PM  
hstaruk3: Damn. Somehow I just know the University of Alabama will be getting screwed as a result of this.

Heh. However, as she's still 20 credits shy of a Vanderbilt degree, I think we might have identified Vandy's first-ever NCAA-banned booster. The Great Pumpkin would love that, I am sure.
 
2005-10-23 11:16:41 PM  
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Here you go,
the source of the Ric cliche:
http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=1720659
 
2005-10-23 11:17:43 PM  
AndrewGK
He is a news reporter who recently did a story on the latest newfangled craze...blogs. Aparently his wire service machine has a 5-year delay. He is rapidly becoming "Mr. Old News", though some are mis-intepreting the cliche and using him as "Mr. Obvious".
 
2005-10-23 11:19:44 PM  
LondonerDan and Highroller48

Thanks!

It's hard to keep up on all the latest cliches.
 
2005-10-23 11:24:36 PM  
I'd like Amy to grant me my wish of finding me a country singer shack up with in order to ruin my marriage. She makes it seem so easy...
 
2005-10-23 11:29:33 PM  
I was in West African Drum Choir in high school. One gig we played involved us playing in the lobby of Pfizers swanky reception when they sponsored a Children of Uganda show. Then we got to eat their fancy as hell catering, and got free tickets to the show (worth 3$2). Other gigs involved less expensive catering, donuts, a sweet B'hai potluck, and some t-shirts.

I was in Theater Guild. The week before a show, when your rehearsing from 3:30 till 9:00, we got catering. Even when I was in Comedy Troupe (relly low on the Theatre Guild ladder) we got free pizza.

In a student leadership program by the Michigan Alternative Education Association, we got put up in a hotel with 3 pools, a hot tub, and a sauna for 2 nights.

The moral of the story? If your gonna do extracurricular activities, don't do sports!
 
2005-10-23 11:38:15 PM  
Pffpht... 26" HDTV. I'd have wished for at least a 46" plasma or DLP that takes a HD signal...

N.
 
2005-10-23 11:57:05 PM  
Bullshiat. Then you give it on the premise of a non-scholarship obsequy, having nothing to do with Ohio State Official Anal-Retentiveness Dept.

Major universities get around this every day.
 
2005-10-24 12:02:00 AM  
Highroller48 - OSWHAAAAAH or whatever the hell they are called have no business meddling in high school sports.

The OHSAA didn't "meddle" -- the school principle called them. This is after she and the school superintendent "rushed backstage to keep the TVs from getting into the hands of student athletes." Typical case of school administrators throwing themselves in front of something on the off chance that they might be able to figure out a way that it breaks a rule. Anyway the OHSAA has responded that they have no problem with it. The principle is still waiting for an official ruling in writing.

What I'd like to see is an official ruling in writing that explains how anybody from the school system has the authority to seize these TVs and lock them up in the first place, given that whole thing didn't happen anywhere near school property. It's a ludicrous example of the anal hall-monitor mentality of the people who run many of our schools.
 
2005-10-24 12:05:23 AM  
"Oh here, everyone gets a TV"

"Oh wait, we didn't do our research. Actually, nobody gets a TV."

That is Bull-the-fark-crap!
 
2005-10-24 12:05:58 AM  
Highroller48: OSWHAAAAAH or whatever the hell they are called have no business meddling in high school sports.

Um, it's the Ohio High School Athletic Asscoiation. High school sports are their business.
 
2005-10-24 12:07:48 AM  
Play4n6
Mmmmmm... Fundies in their undies.
Even more mmmmmmm... remove the fundies' undies.

/trying to add more rhymes, but got nothin'
 
2005-10-24 12:11:08 AM  
may have to return them to NBC after the show was shot.

Oh man, that's some excellent use of tense.
/heil grammar
 
2005-10-24 12:28:58 AM  
Hey pambanana,

It's Amateur you tard.
 
2005-10-24 12:30:20 AM  
But of course you knew that. You're one of the moran crowd!
 
2005-10-24 12:41:15 AM  
"I love how every other Farker seems to think that anyone who plays any sport in highschool is an idiot who will be flipping burgers for a living.

I guess they figure it's not fair for somone to be in better shape than them and possibly smarter as well."

Err... maybe the U.S is different to the rest of the world (shock! horror!) but in other countries, university is generally reserved for those who like to learn. I know your definition of high school is also different to ours, but it still fits.
 
2005-10-24 12:43:49 AM  
Highroller48: This is so farking stupid. We're not talking College players, here. It's not like high school coaches are going out to Jr. highs and offering hookers and SUVs to kids to recruit them for their teams...which is what these rules are supposed to be about preventing at the college level.

OSWHAAAAAH or whatever the hell they are called have no business meddling in high school sports.


That's brilliant. How long have you been out of high school? Have you seen the documentary "Go Tigers!"? It's about another high school in the same state where football players are flunked in 6th grade so they can have another year to grow before playing high school football. Interestingly, Dover lost to that school 34-0 earlier this year. Recruiting does happen with high school football. I don't know if it happens at Dover, but I'd say an HDTV is a pretty big perk for a high schooler.

Without "OSWHAAAAAH", Dover wouldn't be playing football at all. Or basketball, track, cheerleading, whatever.

I watched "Three Wishes" once and decided I liked it better when it was called "Extreme Makeover" and aired on ABC.
 
2005-10-24 12:49:34 AM  
Nemo's Brother: I guess they figure it's not fair for somone to be in better shape than them and possibly smarter as well.

So, how many PhDs are pounding the field in the NFL today?
 
2005-10-24 12:51:06 AM  
rka: You know where all the nerds that were in my school are now? Well, neither do I because why the hell would I keep in touch with nerds?

Shut up and make sure you put the eggs on top this time.
 
2005-10-24 12:52:50 AM  
jimmyego:

HDTV is a new form of television enabling the viewer to count every hair in my moustache. How many are there you ask? The shocking answer tonight at ten!

ok that made me laugh
 
2005-10-24 01:01:31 AM  
I accepted good grades when i was in high school so i wouldn't miss my soccer games...im sure many ppl who played high school sports here had the same thing happen to them.
 
2005-10-24 01:33:11 AM  
jkmartin
Sure they would be playing without OHSAA...they just wouldn't be playing in OHSAA events. There's no law that says you have to be part of these, is there? A school-board policy, perhaps, but not a law. Should these sports bodies even exist as anything more than coordinators of schedules? I don't think so - at least not at the high-school level. Why can't a group of schools decline this sort of asinine over-regulation and just play amongst themselves?

I am very surprised to hear that H.S. recruiting actually goes on at all. There's no money involved (at least in public shcools), so what's the incentive for the School to do this? Maybe I'm naive, but it seems to me to be rather pointless.

The fact that a school felt some sort of duty to report this matter to this Association and was paranoid about its rules tells me that the whole concept of allowing groups like OHSAA to do anything but organize inter-school events is seriously flawed. It should have been no one's business but the students'.

If (almost 20 years ago) someone had tried to tell me that I, as a H.S. player, wasn't allowed to accept a gift from someone who wanted to do something nice for my team, I'd have told them to go fark themselves.
 
2005-10-24 01:43:12 AM  
The honorable thing to do is to give all involved 20-year sentences. No bargains.

An effective deterrent, aging slowly in your cell.
 
2005-10-24 02:36:44 AM  
Highroller48: There's no money involved (at least in public shcools), so what's the incentive for the School to do this? Maybe I'm naive, but it seems to me to be rather pointless.

There is a ton of money involved in the larger high schools. Concessions, parking, season tickets, souvenirs, even TV deals and corporate sponsorship. Watch the ESPN show "Bound For Glory"...it's esentially an hour long Reebok commercial disguised as a story about high school football. A successful program can get kids college scholarships and coaches jobs at higher levels. There is also a lot of pride wrapped up in high school sports, enough to justify booster clubs, fundraisers, etc.

Most of the big high schools here play on field turf and have indoor training facilities that are better than small colleges. A school here that had a 1-9 record last year hired a new coach at $100K/year. They also hired 3 of his assistants, 1 of which is his son.

And yes, Dover could play outside of OHSAA. They wouldn't be playing anyone though. If they were to get 10 or so other schools to join them they still wouldn't be able to compete in a state tournament. And if some miracle happened and every school in the state left OHSAA, they'd eventually form an oversight organization that created rules just as restrictive as exist today.
 
2005-10-24 02:38:25 AM  
gis for "fundies in undies" [image from strangepersons.com too old to be available]
 
2005-10-24 04:43:46 AM  

[image from pambanana.com too old to be available]
I'm a new cliche that's slowly running out of steam.

 
2005-10-24 05:28:08 AM  
alenval: 'd like Amy to grant me my wish of finding me a country singer shack up with in order to ruin my marriage.

From what I recall her husband was abusive. She hooked up with Vince Gill long after she was divorced
 
2005-10-24 06:46:09 AM  
High school athletes can't accepts gifts? Their Christmases and birthdays must really suck.
 
2005-10-24 07:15:07 AM  
I work for Ric Romero.

So I'm really getting a kick out of some of these replies.

Do some Farkers believe everything they hear? Tune in tonight at 11:00 to find out!
 
2005-10-24 07:40:05 AM  
2005-10-24 12:02:00 AM serutan

What I'd like to see is an official ruling in writing that explains how anybody from the school system has the authority to seize these TVs and lock them up in the first place, given that whole thing didn't happen anywhere near school property. It's a ludicrous example of the anal hall-monitor mentality of the people who run many of our schools.

What do you think, that she's doing it just so she can keep the TVs away from them? She didn't know if the governing body would allow the kids to get them or not, so she protected them by not letting them have them until they told here for sure that it would be allowed. The alternative is that next week they change their mind and suddenly the whole football team has been suspended for violating OSHAA policy.

I understand that some people will take any excuse to attack people, but this is ridiculous.
 
2005-10-24 07:59:10 AM  
rka:

So what you get is a bunch of nerd boys fantasizing about where the cool kids from high school are. "oooh, they're pumping my gas" or "they're bagging my groceries" and basically having a nerd circle jerk. It simply reinforces their already wacked viewpoints.


I actually sent all the jocks and bullies jobs to China. Payback is fun :)
 
2005-10-24 08:29:51 AM  
It was my old high school that they played in this game, and we got waxed 49-0. 6-1 going in, after years of below mediocrity, and then NBC has to pull this. Dover is a powerhouse in our league, but they can't win a playoff game. They should have given the kids from my school a TV for the pain they went through. Why doesn't anyone think of the Colts?
 
2005-10-24 08:36:36 AM  
rikkards From what I recall her husband was abusive. She hooked up with Vince Gill long after she was divorced

SHE was divorced. HE was not. I would think religious people would find being "the other woman" just as scandalous.
 
2005-10-24 08:50:06 AM  
This show just bought my cousin's house. Gave her the asking price and a extra 3 grand to be out in a week.

the house is going to I believe a lady and her kids who lost her husband in iraq.
 
2005-10-24 11:14:10 AM  
How many HS football players are going to play ball in college?

Not many
 
2005-10-24 01:25:22 PM  
"Dover Principal Karie McCrate said the TVs were news to her.

We had no idea the TVs were coming, McCrate said. We knew they were doing something for Shane and for the football program. Everything they talked to us about was facility improvement type stuff.


"They're giving the football team TV's... Do you see this? They're giving the football team TV's... I want that money going to the school, not those kids. You'd better stop them. You go get those TV's now! Don't you worry about how, I'll figure that out later."


...and the popular kids and jocks are now the account executives who make more money peddling your code than you do writing it.
 
2005-10-24 05:48:39 PM  
Just what high school football players need- MORE undeserved perks!

-bitter ex-high school nerd
 
2005-10-24 06:49:56 PM  
rka: But the problem with Fark and Slashdot is that they are dominated by nerds.


A bunch of nerds on Fark and Slashdot? What a shocker.

I don't go into the sports bar and ask them to change the channel to Bloomberg, CNBC, and Weather Channel. Why would you go into on interweb and complain about the nerds?
 
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