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In Topic: Steve Smith's Family Tree

19 November 2013 - 05:15 PM

After watching some of his moves, I swear he has to take, or have taken jujitsu or judo. Looks a lot like what I did on the mat for several years before I got too old to take the beating. 

In Topic: Schefter: Nicks trade has NOT been discussed, but should be (for a conditiona...

25 October 2013 - 01:58 PM

Which receiver would you take off the field? Ginn or Lafell?

In Topic: "I wouldn't let Mark Sanchez throw me a paper bag sandwich"- Stev...

16 May 2013 - 10:58 AM

Gotta love how the media takes things out of context. Reminds me of when my wife was interviewed in a baby store 12 or so years ago. They wanted her opinion on the recent recalls of the cribs at the time. She replied that the cribs out today must be a lot safer than those we used as children. We do our homework, and then we get what we get and not worry to much about it anymore. When we saw the news that night, I couldn't stop laughing. It had the reporter ask the question, and my wife's response in her southern accent...."we get what we get." That was it!


I've never trusted the media since then, although I still use the quote in front of her whenever she does something stupid.

In Topic: Obama: "If I had a son, I wouldnt let him play football"

28 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

i think you probably are smart enough. just remember that you are the parent. he's not the vessel that you are to live vicariously through, neither is his life predetermined that you need to funnel all his energies toward. your main job isn't to be his friend, but it's also not to insulate him from all harm...at least at that stage, but there is a responsibility to try and insulate them from unnecessary harm, and i think thats where the decision gets difficult.

look at the cost vs. benefit of this as well as the likelihood of success vs. long term damage. allow him a chance to make up his mind on this, but also let him know about other directions his life could take and let him know that true satisfaction in life can come in whatever direction you take and at this point in time there's little sense in limiting his world to just this.

i know two guys who had college and even pro guys looking at them as basketball and baseball players who had made their lives all about their sport who ended up walking away from it once they figured out that they were missing out on life and didn't like that their destiny had already been decided upon.

I know exactly what you mean. I've already steered him towards basketball and golf. He plays both sports just as well, but there seems to be a fire in him toward football that the others don't have. FYI, I also understand about devoting yourself to a sport for college aspirations. Did that myself and am trying to let my son be a kid and not train 24/7 like I did when I was his age. Sports need to be fun for kids.

In Topic: Obama: "If I had a son, I wouldnt let him play football"

28 January 2013 - 11:21 AM

I normally don't post on here, but had to put my thoughts out there. I have a 12 year old son who is an exceptional athlete, and football is his passion. He currently plays QB and Cornerback. He was the fastest kid in our league last year and scored as many touchdowns running as passing. He played so well that he is being recruited by a few private schools to play QB for them on their JV team (full scholarship). I've been told by several former professional athletes that he has the potential to play at the college level if he continues to progress as he gets older. As a parent, I am excited for him and love to see the success and enjoyment he has on the field. Unfortunately, it also scares the crap out of me as well. He has already had one concussion and a broken collar bone. As much as I hate how our current administration is taking away more of our freedoms, I can certainly understand the concern for a child's safety and their future health. To me it's a great discussion to have. Do I continue to encourage my son to play a sport that he loves and excels in, or do I try to use my influence as a parent and push him into other sports where he may excel as well? Do we want to have our government involved in youth sports in the name of safety, or do we want to make those kinds of decisions for ourselves? I'd like to think I'm smart enough to make a good decision for my son, but right now I can't figure out what is the right thing to do.