Englebert Slaptyback: jocks are themselves victims of stereotyping and discriminationWell... They do wear tights.
Zimmy: At my high school, the majority of the football team were in AP classes or higher sciences/maths and most played DnD. One of the football players, a lineman, was nicknamed Minsc by the other football players. Minsc from Baldur's Gate.
bionicjoe: Farking researchers. Time to duct tape their ass-crack shut and by all these whiny jocks a carton of Pall Mall's for Christmas./was it Pall Mall's?
ParanoidAgnostic: Yeah, those poor popular guys for whom high-school was not a living hell.Even if they weren't the ones making my adolescent years suck they still got to play the same game on easy mode.
Marine1: What amazed me is that the jock thing only gets worse at college.
IgG4: Then they graduate and realize that their best years are behind them and absolutely no one gives a fark about what they used to do in high school. They peaked before most nerds even hit the log phase of their success.
MaxSupernova: Serious question....I'll preface this by saying i probably went to a school not like most of the people on fark. My school was 50% white 45% black and 5% "other' races and this was in small town in the deep south. I mention this because my school was definitely not some wealthy elite school. It had decent academics for our economic situation but no one would confuse this school as being elite in academics.Did these 80s movie stereotypes honestly exist in real life? Out of the top 10 athletes in my school I would only classify two of them as dumb. One was incredibly dumb and got kicked out of college for failing too many drug tests. The other eight athletes ended up being a doctor, a few engineers, and a couple of guys that got recruited by some ivy league schools and then a few teachers. Definitely not dummies. Its not like we sucked at sports either because my senior year we won a state championship in basketball. Until joining fark I always thought those cliches were just that...cliches. Even our "popular" girls were different...our homecoming queen was/is a Dr. Who/Highlander/X-files (this was in the 90s) type girl.Did anyone else go to a school that did not follow the typical cliches or did I just go to bizaro-school?
buffalosoldier: I like how on fark being racist or sexist will get obvious call outs, but being anti-jock is just dandy. The jocks had the same problems as you did, you just never saw them, since you weren't friends. You felt awkward and put upon? So did they. You think they got a pass for being good at sports, they think you got a pass for being suck ass nerds.You're both wrong./HS starting DE/HS Debate/Mock Trial Club
buffalosoldier: but being anti-jock is just dandy
buffalosoldier: Given, perhaps a better comparison would be to anti-religious (specific or religion in general) bigotry.
buffalosoldier: I haven't heard anyone badmouthing cross-country.
Dingleberry Dickwad: Englebert Slaptyback: jocks are themselves victims of stereotyping and discriminationWell... They do wear tights.They're not tights, they wear the required uniform!
buffalosoldier: Dingleberry Dickwad:You sure? How would you have known? Skewed perspective is skewed.
ParanoidAgnostic: buffalosoldier: Given, perhaps a better comparison would be to anti-religious (specific or religion in general) bigotry.And nobody is ever anti-religion on Fark
buffalosoldier: .Is it jealousy for the lives that non jocks THINK jocks led? I don't get it.
GreenAdder: IgG4: Then they graduate and realize that their best years are behind them and absolutely no one gives a fark about what they used to do in high school. They peaked before most nerds even hit the log phase of their success.And this is unfair to them how?
buffalosoldier: What is it about football that really gets the hate? Is it that in general they were larger guys? Lemme ask, if there was no football program in your HS, would those kids magically have been saints, or still douchers?
IgG4: GreenAdder: IgG4: Then they graduate and realize that their best years are behind them and absolutely no one gives a fark about what they used to do in high school. They peaked before most nerds even hit the log phase of their success.And this is unfair to them how?It's not. When you are in high school, it seems like that is your entire life, most high schoolers are so incredibly short sighted that they make life changing decisions, when in fact they are still in kind of a larval stage, kind of proto-humans. Some choose at this stage to be jocks, kings of the larvae, even though it truncates their potential dramatically. Others suicide because they can't see that in just a few short years they will be the ones on top. 10 or 20 years on it just seems so farking stupid.
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