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    Ricky Bobby would be proud

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    Coach had players burn third place trophies

    http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/fairfie...ies?hpt=us_bn4

    The New Canaan Black football team finished its season in early November after losing in the semi-finals. A couple weeks later the players and coaches gathered at a teammate's home to celebrate the end of the season. However, the celebration took a different turn after parents presented the team with third place trophies and the coaches had the players go to a park and set the trophies on fire.
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    Did they get to keep their participation ribbons?

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    I don't see what the problem is. I think the coaches were sending an excellent message about sportsmanship and respect to those 8th graders. Especially since it was the parents who had gone out and spent money out of their pockets to have the trophies made. Celebrating their hard work during the season, respecting the parents' gift...I think this was a win-win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LutheranHusker View Post
    I don't see what the problem is. I think the coaches were sending an excellent message about sportsmanship and respect to those 8th graders. Especially since it was the parents who had gone out and spent money out of their pockets to have the trophies made. Celebrating their hard work during the season, respecting the parents' gift...I think this was a win-win.

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    Was there a consolation game after the semi-finals?

    Maybe they burned them because they should have gotten 4th place instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dead Redemption View Post
    Was there a consolation game after the semi-finals?

    Maybe they burned them because they should have gotten 4th place instead.
    Does this mean the Olympics should stop giving the Bronze... or recipients of the Bronze should throw them in the river.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KleinTxHusker View Post
    Does this mean the Olympics should stop giving the Bronze... or recipients of the Bronze should throw them in the river.
    Nope. The losers themselves should be thrown in the river. And they should be given lead medallions instead of bronze to epitomize the weight of their shame they carry on their shoulders.
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    It is all part of the wimpification process that we see in this country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThotDoc View Post
    It is all part of the wimpification process that we see in this country.

    Your a therapist/counselor right? Your reponse made me laugh. Maybe we should just chug on over to mamby pamby land...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Combat Yeoman View Post
    Your a therapist/counselor right? Your reponse made me laugh. Maybe we should just chug on over to mamby pamby land...

    That guy is my hero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThotDoc View Post
    It is all part of the wimpification process that we see in this country.
    Is that like the posters on the football board that are happy with 9 wins a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoREDo View Post
    Is that like the posters on the football board that are happy with 9 wins a year.
    Maybe, but to me it depends on what the losses look like. Two blowout losses and losing to an inferior team at home don't cut it.
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    Apparently the losers weren't aware that there was a county wide burn ban in effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonuvahusker View Post
    Apparently the losers weren't aware that there was a county wide burn ban in effect.
    Have you considered the air quality implications... trophies are now mostly made out of plastic and they probably gave off dioxins and some heavy metals when they were burned...

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    This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard of in the wide world of sports. These kids were 8th graders for pete's sake and the parents/community dug into to their own pockets to reward them for a great season. I note the coaches got fired for this stunt as well they should have. This Ricky Bobby mentality has no place in junior high or high school sports IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhorse View Post
    This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard of in the wide world of sports. These kids were 8th graders for pete's sake and the parents/community dug into to their own pockets to reward them for a great season. I note the coaches got fired for this stunt as well they should have. This Ricky Bobby mentality has no place in junior high or high school sports IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornfieldCounty View Post
    EVERYONES a winner! Pass/Pass on classes! No one looses!


    And kids graduating today wonder why they are so out of touch with the real world.
    Did you get the part where these were 8th grade football players?? Do you really believe that the "Ricky Bobby View" should be applied to junior high and high school sports?? It was once my priviledge and honor to coach amazing group of overachiever high school football players who fell in OT to the eventual state champs in our class. Our team ended up third in the state that season. At our annual football banquet a few weeks later, the parents and community presented the team with a very nice generic trophy recognizing their outstanding effort and high place in the final standings. That trophy still occupies a favored spot in the school's trophy case and I know for a fact it also occupies a fond spot in the hearts of players and coaches who made that dream season a reality.
    I cried because I had no shoes until I saw a man that had no feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhorse View Post
    Did you get the part where these were 8th grade football players?? Do you really believe that the "Ricky Bobby View" should be applied to junior high and high school sports?? It was once my priviledge and honor to coach amazing group of overachiever high school football players who fell in OT to the eventual state champs in our class. Our team ended up third in the state that season. At our annual football banquet a few weeks later, the parents and community presented the team with a very nice generic trophy recognizing their outstanding effort and high place in the final standings. That trophy still occupies a favored spot in the school's trophy case and I know for a fact it also occupies a fond spot in the hearts of players and coaches who made that dream season a reality.
    My trophy has a first name... it's T H I R D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Red Rick View Post
    My trophy has a first name... it's T H I R D
    My trophy has a second name... it's P L A C E
    Warhorse likes this, ob-vi-ous-ly!
    If you have to ask, then cri-men-y....

    Because he always likes to see...
    Rewards for me-di-oc-riii-ty.
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