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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I already said that throwing a punch would be stupid but that's not the only way to retaliate.

    In such a situation your ultimate goal is to get the threatening behavior to stop and to stay stopped. You, as the student athlete, have a set of guidelines you need to adhere to or else you're going to screw yourself so what you need to do is figure out a way to accomplish your goal without putting yourself in jeopardy. Strangely enough ones ability to do that coincides EXACTLY with being successful at your sport.

    Be resourceful.
    Be adaptive.
    Be assertive.
    Stick to your goal.
    Win.

    If you keep on playing his game on his terms you will never accomplish your goal.
    ... and if it comes back to the student. They will more than likely be penalized heavily whether it be in the NCAA, NBA, professional career, etc. There is nothing to gain and everything to lose.
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    Wussification of America

    To the OP, I agree that political correctness, among other factors, which we can detail if needed, is turning most people into the biggest wusses ever. It's really sad, that kids now are either complete punks OR they have no backbone, you can just see it in how they carry themselves...

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Fortunately we have conservatives to show us all how to be rough and tough assholes. present company excluded of course.
    It's not about being an asshole, it's about having principles, standing up for yourself, and a level of responsibility.

    Assholes are just the opposite extreme of the wuss... Being a masculine man is that balanced place in between. Consider, the term gentleman does NOT imply a "gentle" man, but rather a masculine mature man who is respectful, but will kill a man if he's provoked.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    ... and if it comes back to the student. They will more than likely be penalized heavily whether it be in the NCAA, NBA, professional career, etc. There is nothing to gain and everything to lose.
    So, like I said before, you choose to be a victim.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    I agree with Bolling's point yesterday about Americans becoming wussies and political correctness being a major source.
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    The funny thing is, you did.
    The funny thing is that you think I did. See that tiny little darkened word up there? I'll let you hire an English tutor to teach you the difference between "a" and "the" preceding a noun.
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    ... and if it comes back to the student. They will more than likely be penalized heavily whether it be in the NCAA, NBA, professional career, etc. There is nothing to gain and everything to lose.
    Have you wondered why it was public reaction to video and not the players complaining to superintendents that decided when he got fired? I expect a player on that team who has a problem with it to speak up, given that they're adults. If the players don't mind it then who cares what others think?
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Another conservative losing another argument and reduced to whining.
    "Losing an argument"???
    "With me everything turns into mathematics."
    "It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
    "It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    You sedem have it backwards. One of the causes could very well be the divorce rate and single-mom households, which is why children get coddled and pampered, and not taught the realities of life, and how to deal with the normal stress of living.
    I can't believe you're really making an argument that mothers can't be as strict (if not more so) disciplinarians as fathers.

    Kids need stability which can be supplied with two differing parental types. The mother figure to nurture and meet specific needs, and a father figure to teach the child how to deal with life as it is, and not how the child wishes it to be.
    Or, you know, we can stop clinging to tired old tropes about how fathers are all stern and mothers weak and nurturing, and instead accept that people can be multifaceted and act in both capacities - as nurturing and stern, alternating the approach where required.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Here's a question for the left. I'll wait for some of your responses before I explain how this relates to many Americans being wussies.

    For those who make excuses as to why the ghetto kids get crappy grades, how about you try and explain why Dr. Carson and I were able to go from the crappy areas of Detroit and Baltimore, respectively, to respected positions requiring more than 8 years of higher education? Heck, we both even had single mothers.

    This should be entertaining...
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by babilfish View Post
    I can't believe you're really making an argument that mothers can't be as strict (if not more so) disciplinarians as fathers.

    Or, you know, we can stop clinging to tired old tropes about how fathers are all stern and mothers weak and nurturing, and instead accept that people can be multifaceted and act in both capacities - as nurturing and stern, alternating the approach where required.
    One of the issues with your argument is your naivety with respect to the study of statistics. Saying that mothers can be as stern as fathers is focusing on the range of data and ignoring important characteristics such as the mean and median.
    "With me everything turns into mathematics."
    "It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
    "It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Mike Rice's firing has nothing to do with wussification and everything to do with abuse of power. There's a fine line between being tough on your players and being an abusive egomaniac. Eric Bolling is talking out of his ass.

    Phil Jackson, Pat Riley, Gregg Popovich didn't have to throw basketballs and verbally abuse their players to become winners and build their players into becoming winners.

    I'm not saying "wussification" isn't happening, but this isn't an example of it.
    If treating each other with respect is wussification than I am all for it.
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