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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 18
    More: Stupid, athletic scholarships, The Inquirer, eighth graders, The Philadelphia Inquirer, college sports  
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13120 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 May 2013 at 8:17 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-05-27 08:38:00 PM  
3 votes:
I'm perfectly fine with someone getting kept from going to a higher education when their only thing that seems to help them is the fact that they're good at sports.

/I farking hate when schools put athletics over education
2013-05-27 08:19:46 PM  
3 votes:
Hourly DailyFail article about how awful Americans are so you all feel better about yourselves.
2013-05-27 09:41:21 PM  
2 votes:
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 08:54:16 PM  
2 votes:
High schools SHOULD kick folks off the team for missing practice.

Not that I'm bitter about being cut from my HS track team after attending every practice but the gifted skippers weren't, nosiree.
2013-05-27 08:38:06 PM  
2 votes:
maybe you shouldn't bet your kid's entire future on whether or not he can run fast.
2013-05-28 08:32:48 AM  
1 votes:
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
2013-05-27 09:00:12 PM  
1 votes:
So reading between the lines, I'm guessing he was a sophomore or maybe junior and was behind seniors who were as good as him. The coach choose to play/reward kids who have probably been on the team longer then him. This made the kid feel disrespected so he started skipping practice and eventually the coach cut him from the team. Now instead of his father using this as a teaching moment, like telling his son that being on team means being a good teammate and hey just be patient cuz you'll time will come, you're only 16 etc, etc, he instead files a 40 million dollar lawsuit?? Geeez, Kids getting kicked off their schools sports teams for missing practices happens all the time! Suck it up kid! What happened to apologizing and working your way back onto the team?! BE A RESPONSIBLE FATHER!! and teach your son how to make it! WORK FOR IT!
2013-05-27 08:48:43 PM  
1 votes:
'Children have rights, just like any adult,' Mr Mears told The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Oh really?  And what part of the Constitution is it that guarantees your lazy-ass son be given preferential treatment?
2013-05-27 08:46:10 PM  
1 votes:
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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.
2013-05-27 08:42:58 PM  
1 votes:
Cue up Al Bundy, but I would love for this kid and his asshole father to have met my high school football coach, coach K. Coach K had no farks to give about any bullshiat. He cut our previous year's starting quarterback for "dragging ass" and having a shiatty attitude the first day of "2 a days". He thought nothing about snatching you by your facemask and throwing your ass as far as he could. He would not hesitate to tell you to "stop being a pussy". There were times when he would rage so hard his assistants would physically restrain him (and they always looked like they were in abject terror of him). No parents ever gave him shiat, because if they had, we would have seen the ambulances. He was universally loved by us players and he took a team from 1-12 to 13-0 in 1 year.
2013-05-27 08:40:25 PM  
1 votes:

"Even without Mawusimensah, the team did fine on their own having won the track Sectionals this season with the help of some athletes still on the team. "


And these were the athletes who had seniority over the kid, and they won anyways. Plus the kid is 16, he'll hopefully have two more years to actually compete. Don't think the kid's suffering is even close to a million dollars.

2013-05-27 08:37:10 PM  
1 votes:
1. Just because some events are better suited to you snowflake does not mean there aren't better performers in the same events.

2. Miss practice without clearing it with the coach it's on the snowflake, unless an emergency.

3. Quit your farking whining and sack up.
2013-05-27 08:26:16 PM  
1 votes:
Given that it's the Daily Mail, I'm having doubts that New Jersey even exists.  And I lived there for ten years.
2013-05-27 08:23:03 PM  
1 votes:
Coach just didn't want to say that farking name any more
2013-05-27 08:22:31 PM  
1 votes:
I think they kicked him off the team because they couldn't figure out how to say his name....
2013-05-27 08:22:10 PM  
1 votes:
FTA: "Children have rights, just like adults."

Eh? So I can sue my employer for $40 million for firing me if I miss work? Sweet! Early retirement!
2013-05-27 08:21:28 PM  
1 votes:
Doh!
2013-05-27 08:20:42 PM  
1 votes:
They cut the boy because the coach couldn't pronounce his name.
 
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