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Story tim with Swaye....

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  • PurpleThrobberPurpleThrobber Posts: 21,904
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    My dad wouldn't let me play little league baseball

    And I was THANKFUL for it

    I did until they started throwing the curve. Then I was pretty well fucked.

    #4thgradesuperstar
  • UW_Doog_BotUW_Doog_Bot Posts: 7,910
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    whlinder said:

    whlinder said:

    So for Grumble, 100% true story from a NYE party last night. Ran in to a couple we used to be close friends with but have rarely seen in the past ~3 years. Their daughter and our daughter also used to be close friends but drifted apart. They are still in the same grade at the same school, HS freshmen this year. No hard feelings, just kids being kids. Their kid went with lacrosse as her sport. We've heard she's pretty good, and her older sister and cousins also played it.

    Asking the dad how much he golfs, cause we used to golf together, he says he hasn't played golf in 3 years. Always something with LAX on the weekend. Complaining about tournaments in the Carolinas and other places. Said he just booked $1500 in hotel rooms for 3 big tournaments in the summer and had to do that now because the costs are even worse closer to it.
    I'm just like, oh man, that stinks, we only had 2 of those for tennis this past year.

    Then he proceeds to show me a recruiting video made for the girl which is on YouTube. Showing highlights of her in tournaments. The girl just turned 15 years old and has not played a single minute of high school varsity LAX since it is a spring sport.

    If that is the girl's passion and she loves it, ok, cool, that's really awesome she found it and has the talent and her family has the means to support it. A recruiting video prior to your freshman season??? Come the fuck on, that's all on the parents.


    Row boat is the best HS sport of all time. I wish I did it. 5 or 6 races in spring. A few in the fall. That’s it. No recruiting videos. Put a good 2 k score on record and call it good. Physics is physics.
    I also really like that you don't have to start at age 3 to be good. You can pick it up in HS or college and be good because physics is physics.

    The one problem with row boat is the amount of infrastructure and support required for it.
    That's the best part (only?) about soccer, requires next to nothing to play. Good compromise is rugby.
    Soccer is an easy sport to play when young, but the coaches demand to specialize in it later on and those select teams and camps are really expensive. Anybody playing soccer after about 12 is paying big money.
    I know a family who's 3rd grader is playing in-state travel soccer, to tune of $2k+.
    a family? as in one?

    I know 30. And it's more than $2k when you add in collateral expenses. They'll start getting on planes and traveling to Vegas, Phoenix and San Diego in a couple of seasons from now.
    @creepycoug dropping some key parenting nuggets in this thread honestly. My daughter probably has the genes to compete at D1 but dad is 100% eyeballing what other schools she can leverage a good education out of first.
    creepycoug
  • whlinderwhlinder Posts: 2,408
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    whlinder said:

    whlinder said:

    So for Grumble, 100% true story from a NYE party last night. Ran in to a couple we used to be close friends with but have rarely seen in the past ~3 years. Their daughter and our daughter also used to be close friends but drifted apart. They are still in the same grade at the same school, HS freshmen this year. No hard feelings, just kids being kids. Their kid went with lacrosse as her sport. We've heard she's pretty good, and her older sister and cousins also played it.

    Asking the dad how much he golfs, cause we used to golf together, he says he hasn't played golf in 3 years. Always something with LAX on the weekend. Complaining about tournaments in the Carolinas and other places. Said he just booked $1500 in hotel rooms for 3 big tournaments in the summer and had to do that now because the costs are even worse closer to it.
    I'm just like, oh man, that stinks, we only had 2 of those for tennis this past year.

    Then he proceeds to show me a recruiting video made for the girl which is on YouTube. Showing highlights of her in tournaments. The girl just turned 15 years old and has not played a single minute of high school varsity LAX since it is a spring sport.

    If that is the girl's passion and she loves it, ok, cool, that's really awesome she found it and has the talent and her family has the means to support it. A recruiting video prior to your freshman season??? Come the fuck on, that's all on the parents.


    Row boat is the best HS sport of all time. I wish I did it. 5 or 6 races in spring. A few in the fall. That’s it. No recruiting videos. Put a good 2 k score on record and call it good. Physics is physics.
    I also really like that you don't have to start at age 3 to be good. You can pick it up in HS or college and be good because physics is physics.

    The one problem with row boat is the amount of infrastructure and support required for it.
    That's the best part (only?) about soccer, requires next to nothing to play. Good compromise is rugby.
    Soccer is an easy sport to play when young, but the coaches demand to specialize in it later on and those select teams and camps are really expensive. Anybody playing soccer after about 12 is paying big money.
    I know a family who's 3rd grader is playing in-state travel soccer, to tune of $2k+.
    a family? as in one?

    I know 30. And it's more than $2k when you add in collateral expenses. They'll start getting on planes and traveling to Vegas, Phoenix and San Diego in a couple of seasons from now.
    I know one with a 7th grader. They went to Barcelona last summer for youth tournaments. The team is super elite, I think top 5 nationally for the birth year.
    If I had to bet money on some child I know ever making a level higher than playing in college, it would be this girl, but still, Florida and other regional tournaments wasn’t enough.

    I think in NoVa travel soccer starts at 3k per year not including travel expenses and incidentals and goes up from there.
    creepycoug
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 21,139
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    Does anyone think Oregon’s unis today look like the color of meconium?
    GrundleStiltzkinMad_Son
  • dirtysouwfdawgdirtysouwfdawg Posts: 5,159
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    Or you could just get a nanny and a wet nurse. :)

    As long as neither have red hair I think CLS and franny will be ok.
  • dirtysouwfdawgdirtysouwfdawg Posts: 5,159
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    My wife couldn't nurse. She fought it for a month because Facebook makes mothers who can't nurse feel like the scum of the earth, but eventually she caved and we switched to the world's most expensive formula because my son's stomach is an asshole.

    My advice is to stage an elaborate ruse. Hire actors to play newscasters, make sure she's watching "the news" when your anchors announce a permanent global internet outage. Just make sure the router is unplugged when she tests it, and disable all but voice and text on her phone. It'll be worth it in the long run: you do NOT want CLS exposed to Social Media Competitive Momming.

    So true. I’m appalled with how some mothers treat other mothers...you aren’t a “good mom” if you don’t breastfeed for x amount of time, or go back to work too soon, etc. Fuck those women.
    TOF was a bad ass with the twins. She’d have one on each nip simultaneously.

    Then out of no where, dry as the Sahara. It fucked with her and she felt like a failure. I mean she is but not cause of that.

    I get it... you bring a life into the world and you’re suppose to nourish it and you can’t.

    Not sure where this incoherent babble is going. CSB.
  • dirtysouwfdawgdirtysouwfdawg Posts: 5,159
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    edited January 2

    Sorry so late to the friggin’ party. Pure gold as usual. Congratulations @Swaye all my best to you and CLS! Fatherhood is wonderful thing. Easy for me to say because I am in the rewards phase.

    What is this you speak of? Reward phase?
  • pawzpawz Posts: 8,801
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    Swaye said:

    I really appreciate all the youth sports advice but after reading it all it has reaffirmed my commitment to having FRANNY go into a lucrative career in porn. No youth league for that. At least not one I have to pay for or travel to.

    Sport fucking is still a sport.

    HTH
  • TurdBomberTurdBomber Posts: 11,488
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    You're very lucky, @Swaye. If she has any athletic talent at all, she'll get a scholly somewhere, thanks to Title IX.
    Your first job is to teach her that fat women are gross pigs, no matter what they wear and what she sees on TV, and a healthy body is not 300 lbs., plus. Immunize her against that horrendous Body Positivity bullshit as early as you possibly can.

    Women Johnny try hards that are competitive women but lack athleticism have a better shot at a scholly than a male would.

    If you’re a girl and your dad works on your jumpshot with you from a young age(really a set shot), that girl can get a scholly for hoops when a male that can shoot but has no athleticism won’t get very far.

    The sheer numbers favor women too. More males play sports as kids, so if you’re a girl really into sports and in a competitive atmosphere, chances are you can play college ball somewhere.
    Absolutely. The pool of eligible women athletes is less than half the number of men by 17 & 18 years old. And because of football and Title IX, lots of schools have women only programs like field hockey and even soccer. Title IX was always bad, but the Obama administration managed to corrupt the fuck out of it and turn it into an absurdity at many schools.
  • creepycougcreepycoug Posts: 15,966
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    If said schools could wean themselves of the government tit, they could do whatever they want. When you ask for handouts, you comply with the hand that feeds you.
    YellowSnowUW_Doog_Botpawz
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 21,139
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    If said schools could wean themselves of the government tit, they could do whatever they want. When you ask for handouts, you comply with the hand that feeds you.

    Does the include taxing Harvard’s endowment?
    pawz
  • TurdBomberTurdBomber Posts: 11,488
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    If said schools could wean themselves of the government tit, they could do whatever they want. When you ask for handouts, you comply with the hand that feeds you.

    Publics have to comply with the CRA, regardless.
  • TurdBomberTurdBomber Posts: 11,488
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    If said schools could wean themselves of the government tit, they could do whatever they want. When you ask for handouts, you comply with the hand that feeds you.

    Does the include taxing Harvard’s endowment?
    You're making me envision Liz Warren's saggy tits. Please stop the cruelty.
    YellowSnowPitchfork51UW_Doog_Bot
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 21,139
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    If said schools could wean themselves of the government tit, they could do whatever they want. When you ask for handouts, you comply with the hand that feeds you.

    Does the include taxing Harvard’s endowment?
    You're making me envision Liz Warren's saggy tits. Please stop the cruelty.
    Sack up, pussy.
  • TurdBomberTurdBomber Posts: 11,488
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    If said schools could wean themselves of the government tit, they could do whatever they want. When you ask for handouts, you comply with the hand that feeds you.

    Does the include taxing Harvard’s endowment?
    You're making me envision Liz Warren's saggy tits. Please stop the cruelty.
    Sack up, pussy.
    And now you go there. Sadist.
    Pitchfork51
  • creepycougcreepycoug Posts: 15,966
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    If said schools could wean themselves of the government tit, they could do whatever they want. When you ask for handouts, you comply with the hand that feeds you.

    Does the include taxing Harvard’s endowment?
    Just as soon as you tax church income, with particular focus on those large "organizations" of love most commonly found in the US souwf. Then we'll talk.

    At least Harvard does something useful 3 times out of 10.
    YellowSnowBleachedAnusDawg1to392831weretakenMad_Sonwhlinder
  • creepycougcreepycoug Posts: 15,966
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    If said schools could wean themselves of the government tit, they could do whatever they want. When you ask for handouts, you comply with the hand that feeds you.

    Publics have to comply with the CRA, regardless.
    "Publics"? As in, creations of the government? Well, sure.gif.

    That said, even that softball is becoming a bit more complicated, as public universities are no longer really supported by their government creators. What do you do with the University of Michigan and its billions in private endowment wealth? The state of Michigan didn't create that wealth. Michigan learned to raise money a long, long, long time ago. What they are today has little to do with the state of Michigan and almost everything to do with private donors. At what point is it no longer a public institution and subject to its control?
    YellowSnow
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 21,139
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    If said schools could wean themselves of the government tit, they could do whatever they want. When you ask for handouts, you comply with the hand that feeds you.

    Does the include taxing Harvard’s endowment?
    Just as soon as you tax church income, with particular focus on those large "organizations" of love most commonly found in the US souwf. Then we'll talk.

    At least Harvard does something useful 3 times out of 10.
    Preach hermano, preach!!
    creepycoug
  • If said schools could wean themselves of the government tit, they could do whatever they want. When you ask for handouts, you comply with the hand that feeds you.

    Does the include taxing Harvard’s endowment?
    Just as soon as you tax church income, with particular focus on those large "organizations" of love most commonly found in the US souwf. Then we'll talk.

    At least Harvard does something useful 3 times out of 10.
    Not replying for a "take this shit to the tug conversation" in the middle of Swaye's celebration thread, but it's pretty ignorant to say churches don't contribute anything useful to the world. That's all.
  • If said schools could wean themselves of the government tit, they could do whatever they want. When you ask for handouts, you comply with the hand that feeds you.

    Does the include taxing Harvard’s endowment?
    Just as soon as you tax church income, with particular focus on those large "organizations" of love most commonly found in the US souwf. Then we'll talk.

    At least Harvard does something useful 3 times out of 10.
    Not replying for a "take this shit to the tug conversation" in the middle of Swaye's celebration thread, but it's pretty ignorant to say churches don't contribute anything useful to the world. That's all.
    Mussolini made the trains run on time POTD.
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