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(Daily Mail)   Oh, your son got kicked off the high school track team for missing practice? Sure, $40 million seems reasonable   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 90
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2013-05-27 09:35:48 PM
"I felt in a way, disrespected".

$40M is way to much, I assume it is a negotiating strategy.
I hope they are able to settle for less than $10M.

Everyone needs to move on from this and get on with their lives.
 
2013-05-27 09:41:21 PM
If you were a college track coach, would you offer one of your limited scholarships to Mywussamensa knowing that his daddy is a douchebag that will sue you for looking at him sideways? Old dad has just pretty much ruined junior's chances with his BS.
 
2013-05-27 09:41:23 PM
Hey delusional dad,  $40 mil?  How you figure?  You do know that schools don't offer full rides for track right?  You do also know that if you want to get your kid some exposure that you can put him in a track club where he will get exposure to college coaches right?  You didn't know that?  Ohhhh.  Well then, STFU, let your kid prove his worth, and tell him to get running.
 
2013-05-27 09:57:00 PM
so, he's an "athletic" special little snowflake then...
 
2013-05-27 10:04:29 PM

jehovahs witness protection: TorqueToad: because his son Mawusimensah was kicked off of his high school's track team

hmm...

My-wussy-Mensa

hmm...


my-woo-semen-SUH
 
2013-05-27 10:04:34 PM

Tophersky: Na...Nagunna...Not-gunna run here anymore thats for sure.


+1 for you sir. I require clean underwear from the laughing.
 
2013-05-27 10:17:32 PM
How about you get a college scholarship because of your 4.0 GPA with AP classes and nailing the ACT/SAT, not because you can run real fast.
 
2013-05-27 10:18:41 PM

hugh chardon: Hey delusional dad,  $40 mil?  How you figure?


Damages too.
He lost two years of his young life by not being on the team.

You do know that schools don't offer full rides for track right?

Wrong
There is always the chance you can get a full-ride if you find the right program.

The implied racism in this thread is terrible.

You do also know that if you want to get your kid some exposure that you can put him in a track club where he will get exposure to college coaches right?  You didn't know that?  Ohhhh.  Well then, STFU, let your kid prove his worth, and tell him to get running.
 
2013-05-27 10:20:16 PM

revrendjim: How about you get a college scholarship because of your 4.0 GPA with AP classes and nailing the ACT/SAT, not because you can run real fast.


For most track athletes, this is still the reality if they want to run real fast in college.
 
2013-05-27 10:21:15 PM
'At practice, I work hard and I try to be the best athlete I can be, but at meet time, I didn't get the respect that I thought I deserved.'

You shouldn't ever expect the respect.
 
2013-05-27 10:27:40 PM

CommiePuddin: revrendjim: How about you get a college scholarship because of your 4.0 GPA with AP classes and nailing the ACT/SAT, not because you can run real fast.

For most track athletes, this is still the reality if they want to run real fast in college.


Not if they can catch a football while running real fast.
 
2013-05-27 10:28:49 PM

revrendjim: How about you get a college scholarship because of your 4.0 GPA with AP classes and nailing the ACT/SAT, not because you can run real fast.


Not everybody can do that. If everybody could, nobody would get a scholarship.

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2013-05-27 10:30:10 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: hugh chardon: Hey delusional dad,  $40 mil?  How you figure?

Damages too.
He lost two years of his young life by not being on the team.

You do know that schools don't offer full rides for track right?

Wrong
There is always the chance you can get a full-ride if you find the right program.

The implied racism in this thread is terrible.

You do also know that if you want to get your kid some exposure that you can put him in a track club where he will get exposure to college coaches right?  You didn't know that?  Ohhhh.  Well then, STFU, let your kid prove his worth, and tell him to get running.


I don't know how it's possible for me to disagree with EVERYTHING another person says. But you've shown me it is.
 
2013-05-27 10:37:37 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: hugh chardon: Hey delusional dad,  $40 mil?  How you figure?

Damages too.
He lost two years of his young life by not being on the team.

You do know that schools don't offer full rides for track right?

Wrong
There is always the chance you can get a full-ride if you find the right program.

The implied racism in this thread is terrible.

You do also know that if you want to get your kid some exposure that you can put him in a track club where he will get exposure to college coaches right?  You didn't know that?  Ohhhh.  Well then, STFU, let your kid prove his worth, and tell him to get running.


12.6 scholarships divided up among 40+ track and field athletes.  The odds of anyone getting a full ride for track are miniscule.  For men there are only two sports where are the schollies are full ride, football(85) and basketball(12 or 13, I can't remember.)  All of the other sports chop up the scholarships so that they can maximize their usage, and for some they don't get any money at all.

There are far more academic scholarships available than athletic ones.
 
2013-05-27 10:39:21 PM
Black? Check
Muslim ? Check
Douchebag? Most definitely
 
2013-05-27 10:52:45 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: hugh chardon: Hey delusional dad,  $40 mil?  How you figure?

Damages too.
He lost two years of his young life by not being on the team.

You do know that schools don't offer full rides for track right?

Wrong
There is always the chance you can get a full-ride if you find the right program.

The implied racism in this thread is terrible.

You do also know that if you want to get your kid some exposure that you can put him in a track club where he will get exposure to college coaches right?  You didn't know that?  Ohhhh.  Well then, STFU, let your kid prove his worth, and tell him to get running.


So you are a troll.
 
2013-05-27 10:54:16 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: "I felt in a way, disrespected".

$40M is way to much, I assume it is a negotiating strategy.
I hope they are able to settle for less than $10M.

Everyone needs to move on from this and get on with their lives.


So you think that the coach was wrong to cut him for missing classes and not making him the star of the team?
 
2013-05-27 10:58:00 PM

Mock26: tenpoundsofcheese: "I felt in a way, disrespected".

$40M is way to much, I assume it is a negotiating strategy.
I hope they are able to settle for less than $10M.

Everyone needs to move on from this and get on with their lives.

So you think that the coach was wrong to cut him for missing classes and not making him the star of the team?


If you ever frequent the politics tab, you see how this fits his persecuted entitled mentality.
 
2013-05-27 10:58:57 PM
Is there some way to filter all UK links, other than just recognizing the tags and knowing better than to click them?
 
2013-05-27 11:17:28 PM
Mawusimensah

That's all the proof I need that this guy has mental issues.  The $40 million lawsuit is just bonus confirmation.
 
2013-05-27 11:25:19 PM
Something about respect having to be earned was the way I learned it, but then I'm older than his daddy and obviously a lot smarter.

Work harder kid, if you want to be a superstar, but keep in mind that not everyone gets to play first violin, someone has to push the wind thru the Tuba too.
 
2013-05-28 12:07:22 AM
Geez, blacks vs. Catholics. That's a tough one to handicap. Dug-in stubbornness on both sides.
 
2013-05-28 12:07:49 AM
What college is going to take this kid on after hearing that his dad harrassed a high school coach so much that he got kicked off the team?

/cunning plan
 
2013-05-28 12:12:18 AM
Needs to carry a ball.
 
2013-05-28 01:29:13 AM

SubBass49: Mawusimensah

That's all the proof I need that this guy has mental issues.  The $40 million lawsuit is just bonus confirmation.


Being a black guy and naming your kid "Third-born son from the hands of God" in the Ewe language is a sign of mental issues?  If anything, it's the only thing telling me that this guy might've been sane at one point.
 
2013-05-28 01:35:52 AM

Mock26: [img.photobucket.com image 634x422]
I love the look of indignant righteousness! I hope someone smacks those smug scowls off their faces with a sharpened shovel. Oh, and I hope the kid never gets into college or a university.


He won't.  Consider, with a name like that, he's not exactly going to fly under the radar.  One quick google search showing the kid sued his school for 40million over some BS, and no college will touch him, even if he's the fastest runner in the world.
 
2013-05-28 02:16:34 AM
Your intensity is for shiat!  WIN! WIN! WIN!

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-05-28 02:55:53 AM
I wasn't aware that participating in school sports is now considered a "right."

He should ask the U.N. to compose a sternly worded letter.
 
2013-05-28 03:38:46 AM
I don't know if this is real or not....but...assuming it is (mistake number one?).

Anyways, the headline quotes the school as saying that the kid has too many unexcused absences. Now, here in Utah, if a kid has too many of those, we call it a "No Grade". The kids can make them up....different districts have different policies. But a No Grade counts as an "F" as far as extra-curriculars go. More than one F (or No Grade) and you can't practice, you can't play.

So, what I'm getting, is that the kid was suspended from playing until his unexcused absences were either explained or made up, and after that the coach (perhaps) chose not to allow him to run in certain races. Possibly there were enough starters already who HAD been to practice. Possibly the coach was worried that because he was absent for so long the kid was at risk for injury.

Douche dad award.

And this is why we can't have nice things. Pretty soon only sex offenders will be coaching as all the qualified applicants will have been railroaded out by like-minded douches.
 
2013-05-28 05:47:16 AM
No mention of the kid's academic achievements.  No idea of his GPA. All we have are unexcused absences, no practice, and an entitled Dad who wants to force the issue.

Bench his butt.
 
2013-05-28 06:26:19 AM

Tophersky: Na...Nagunna...Not-gunna run here anymore thats for sure.


/leaving satisfied
 
2013-05-28 07:11:15 AM
Awww...the snowflake felt disrespected. Too bad so sad. Guess his adoptive parents never taught him respect is earned. Also, since when is extracurricular activities a right? What's next, parents going to sue the band teacher because their daughter isn't first seat flutist?

Also, he wants letters and championship jackets? Again, does this father not understand the concept of EARNING something? Well, the father wanted exposure. Not sure this is the best kind. Now the boy will be ridiculed in school and he'll probably add the mental duress to the lawsuit.
 
2013-05-28 07:54:36 AM
Methinks that Daddy just realized how expensive college is, hasn't saved a dime for it and finally realized that track scholarships are nonexistent.
 
2013-05-28 08:09:54 AM

digitalrain: TorqueToad: because his son Mawusimensah was kicked off of his high school's track team

hmm...

Ok, so phonetically, that would be:

Mah-woo-sih-men-sah


But it's pronounced "Entitled Asshole."img.youtube.com
 
2013-05-28 08:32:48 AM
If he's so damn good in the 200,400 and 800m, how come his 800 PR is only 2:06.14?  If you want a full ride scholarship, you have to run at least a 1:57 and if you want a Division I scholarship, you better be around 1:52.  $40M???  Yeah, not so much, especially when there are 3 kids on his team with faster PRs.

http://nj.milesplit.com/athletes/3076586-mawusi-mensahmears
 
2013-05-28 10:39:49 AM

Lifeless: SubBass49: Mawusimensah

That's all the proof I need that this guy has mental issues.  The $40 million lawsuit is just bonus confirmation.

Being a black guy and naming your kid "Third-born son from the hands of God" in the Ewe language is a sign of mental issues?  If anything, it's the only thing telling me that this guy might've been sane at one point.


Sure, if he lived in Ghana, I'd be right there with you.  Naming your kid that in Uh-Mer-Kuh is saddling the kid with a lifetime of shiat.

www.promoboxx.com
 
2013-05-28 03:33:52 PM
I live in south jersey, not that far from this school. This school is no athletic powerhouse.  The truth is, if you are any good at track you'd get recruited by Camden or one of the athletic excelling Catholic schools in Camden County. Dad is living a vicarious pipe dream.
 
2013-05-28 06:41:59 PM
Sounds like Dad is pissed because the coach let the older kids run in the events that he thought his kid should be running in. I thought this was common practice--my daughter swims, and she's very good, but for the first two years she participated, whenever a student needed to be rotated out because there were too many possibles for a particular race, it was always a freshman or sophomore who was sitting out. I didn't know she could get $40 million for it though!
 
2013-05-28 08:18:31 PM

bmihura: Is there some way to filter all UK links, other than just recognizing the tags and knowing better than to click them?


Man, you don't wanna filter UK links. BBC and The Guardian have some of the best reporting out there. Just don't click on the daily mail. Ever. You can probably live without clicking on the sun or the mirror either.
 
2013-05-28 09:23:23 PM
Dad is a disabled veteran... hmmmm Sounds like Dad has figured out how to get paid for not working, so now he wants to help junior do the same.

Sounds like junior transferred in from a small school where he was a star and now doesn't want to do what it takes to earn his spot on the team. My kidlet runs high school track and if she were at a Div 2,3,4,or 5 school she'd be a star too. But at the biggest, winningest high school in town she is just another athlete.
 
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