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Are you really that angry of a person? or that arrogant and ignorant? I am just as worried about the economy as the next guy, but really, do you have to be so disgustingly rude about it? It was not one person, nor was it one group of people that caused this crisis - rather it was our country as a whole. What about the big wigs at the banks that accepted billions in relief and turned around and took millions in bonuses and spent millions in Super Bowl advertising? Think they have anything to do with it? Only if they were republicans right? And what about every Joe Blow out there that spent thousands of dollars on credit cards that they can't pay back? It sucks when you have to rely on a credit card to buy shoes for your kid or groceries to feed your family, or gas for your car so you can drive to a minimum wage job but that's just the way it is. We have to pay our rent or mortgage, insurance, health care, utilities and there is just no money left at the end of the day to buy food and essentials. The cost of living is going up way faster than our wages are going up and it doesn't look to get any better. There is no use placing the blame - we just all need to buckle down and do what we can.
You have a screwy way of thinking, always placing the blame on someone and name calling. It doesn't accomplish anything except to make people mad.
Thank you all! It's nice to know that others fell the same way. I just cannot believe that adults would stand up for those kids and make their behaviors okay. It is ridiculous that anyone would try to make excuses for their kids but that is our society I guess. These kids learn their behaviors somewhere and if dad is saying it's okay to cuss at a school official or adults then we all know where his kid gets it from. Too bad for the rest of us who try to teach our kids right from wrong, they have to go to school with those kids and are influenced by them. I just hope that we have all taught our kids to be strong enough to not follow the crowd.
Well, that makes it all okay then. You say let's not categorize but because one adult did something stupid (and I do not agree with what he did) you say all of us adults were stooping to a kids level. I'm sorry but the words those kids said were not words of a child so don't tell me that they were just being kids. And maybe they do stand there at every game, unfortunately for some of us we don't go to many games and didn't realize that. If you were at that game then you would have known that the parents did try to reason with the kids and "de-escalate" the situation which only made those kids act worse, and the school principal was asked to step in and he obviously did nothing about it other than to tell those people to leave and ask for a refund. Oh, and someone made the announcement over the speakers for the kids at the fence to sit down so people could see? Hello! They were not the problem. I just can't believe that anyone is standing up for those kids and making their behaviors okay and acceptable.
I need to apologize. I thought that it was a student who wrote that letter. I am not from here but apparently Mr. Mann is well known and is the father of a student. The fact that he would write that makes it even worse than if it was a student. He is in a sense just condoning those kids' behavior and if he was at the game he would know exactly what happened. I just goes to show that children will live what they see and hear at home and that is the biggest problem. It all starts at home.
I also grew up in a time when the principals and teachers all had paddles and were not afraid to use them. But, my parents also had one at home and if I got it at school you could bet that was nothing compared to what I would get at home. Lucky for me I stayed out of trouble for the most part, but I knew better and I am a better person now because of it, And I would never have dreamed of talking to an adult that way. I think more parents need to get involved and make some phone calls to other parents when you see something like that happen. That's how it used to be. It's too bad that no one uses the paddle any more and parents are even afraid to dicipline their own children much less tell someone else's how to behave in public.
I heard the way those kids talked at the football game and I saw they very innappropriate sexual behaviors that were going on in the stands and down below. Where are the school administrators? They were johnny on the spot apparently to tell the spectators that they could leave the game and now some kid wants them to be ejected from all events, but they were no where around when the kids were acting ignorant and rude and making out in the middle of a crowd, Those kids should have been asked to leave or at the very least sit down or move and as for the making out - don't most schools these days have a no PDA (public display of affection) rule? If not they should. You are not allowed to drink or smoke on school property why should they be allowed to make out and fondle one another in the stands under a blanket or under the bleachers? This topic just gets me going because kids these days have no respect for anyone around them and no respect for themselves either.
I completely agree! All it takes is common sense and supervision. Give those kids a section on the end where they are out of the way. I was at the game and it was completely ridiculous the way those kids acted and spoke. And come on, tell the ADULTS to leave the game? Those adults were there early, much earlier than the students. And most of them were there with families and young children. I could not beleive how the F word was flying out of those kids' mouths - and at adults no less. If I had ever done something like that you can bet that I would have had my a** tanned when my parents found out - and believe me, they would have found out. Some parent from the stands would have called my parents and there would have been a paddle waiting for me when I walked in the door. That is the problem, though, no one wants to stand up to a bunch of idiot kids or get involved in any way. It's a much different world now than it used to be, and that's a shame. Those kids need to get a life and grow up yourselves. Who do you think you are, first telling adults (including school administrators) to F off and then telling them that THEY need to apologize? You kids these days get everything handed to you and you think that the world owes you something. One day life is going to blind-side you and you will realize that hard way that you have to work hard to get what you want and work even harder to gain respect. It isn't just handed to you because you think you deserve it.
I think it's great that he apologized. It was a poor decision on his part but he is trying to make it right by admitting his mistake. Too bad more kids at the high school don't have the same attitudes. I can't believe how some kids acted at the HOmecoming parade and at the game - cussing at the kids on floats in the parade and making out at the game in plain sight of everyone. It was disgusting and I won't be taking my young kids to the football games anymore. Where are these kids' parents?
I agree with Mr Reina, the administration has made some mistakes but maybe not necessarily with the coaches. Thier problem was in hiring the athletic director. Lucky for them that situation has been taken care of. I do think though that some of our coaches are not right for the job. I thought that to be a coach you had to also be a teacher or somehow involved with the schools. Just to work as a substitute or to work in the school kitchen you have to pass a background check - do these guys have to do the same? Just because you can coach a group of kids when they are in the Parks and Rec league does not make you qualified to coach them at the high school level.
Yes, thanks lilmiss - I agree with you. My son was at the game and on the sidelines the entire time along with several other 8th graders and they all asked if they could play and were told no. Really, what a way to run a team. He also is not the "best" player on the team but he does what ever is asked of him and never questions it. He works his behind off at practice and for what? To stand on the sidelines the entire game and watch. I am not from this town and I guess I just better get used to the small town way, huh? And what a thing to have to teach all my boys - that they don't have the right name to play the game.
Wow! I thought for sure that football was 11 players not just 3. And doesn't our Middle School have a lot more than 11 players even? Some of them stand on the sidelines the whole game and never get to play because they are "not good enough". How do we expect them to get better if they get no playing time? And come on, this was a 7th grade game right? If they were losing why did we have to put in our "best" three 8th graders? Let the 7th grade play their own game even if it means losing the game. It is not all about winning, it's about learning. Or at least it should be. And if Michael Samuelson WAS the offense how did he manage to score the touchdowns and make all the tackles at the same time singlehandedly? I am sure that the 7th graders who played would see this a little differently. And what about the other 8th graders who want some playing time but are never given the opportunity?
I do not have a problem with the story what I have a problem with is that there are only 3 kids mentioned in the story. I am sure those names are ones that we will see a lot of in the next few years, but come on, there is a whole team out there on the field and on the sidelines. They are ALL part of a team, make them feel like they are.
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