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    Incidentally, it is quite possible that there will be no lies told in this entire situation. Because their parents are most likely wealthy and influential (not an absolute, but in New Canaan it's pretty likely), they won't have to worry much about 'wins' and 'losses' throughout their lives and learning all that 'get what you earn' stuff. This might be exactly what the real world looks like for them. Get third place - here's your trophy, be mediocre at high school - get your legacy entrance to an Ivy, party hard and do poorly there - go to work in your parent's firm or their connection's firm, make terrible gambles at your job and bring down an economy - connections get a bailout and a million dollar retention bonus.

    If I have a complaint it isn't that these kids won't learn the lessons about hard work, wins, and losses and therefore will fail in the real world, it's that it will completely prepare them for their real world life in the aristocracy. Win or lose? baby, they won the day they were born.
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    I see.. beat up on CC day!

    I want my last place trophy please.. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhRicketts! View Post
    Incidentally, it is quite possible that there will be no lies told in this entire situation. Because their parents are most likely wealthy and influential (not an absolute, but in New Canaan it's pretty likely), they won't have to worry much about 'wins' and 'losses' throughout their lives and learning all that 'get what you earn' stuff. This might be exactly what the real world looks like for them. Get third place - here's your trophy, be mediocre at high school - get your legacy entrance to an Ivy, party hard and do poorly there - go to work in your parent's firm or their connection's firm, make terrible gambles at your job and bring down an economy - connections get a bailout and a million dollar retention bonus.

    If I have a complaint it isn't that these kids won't learn the lessons about hard work, wins, and losses and therefore will fail in the real world, it's that it will completely prepare them for their real world life in the aristocracy. Win or lose? baby, they won the day they were born.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dead Redemption View Post
    "If you ain't first, you're last!"TM

    (TMThat there is trademarked, not to be used without written permission of Ricky Bobby, Inc)


    Coach had players burn third place trophies

    http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/fairfie...ies?hpt=us_bn4
    I am pretty sure Tom Osborne would disagree with the coaches and those who felt that coming in third was equivalent to being last...

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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 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dead Redemption View Post
    "If you ain't first, you're last!"TM

    (TMThat there is trademarked, not to be used without written permission of Ricky Bobby, Inc)


    Coach had players burn third place trophies

    http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/fairfie...ies?hpt=us_bn4
    This parent obviously misses the point.



    Many in town are worried about the message the trophy burning sends.

    "That if you don't get first place or second place it doesn't count," said Eileen Boehme.


    No, Eileen. If you don't get FIRST place, it doesn't count.

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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.
    Neither do third place trophies.

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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KleinTxHusker View Post
    I am pretty sure Tom Osborne would disagree with the coaches and those who felt that coming in third was equivalent to being last...
    I'm pretty sure Osborne never presented his teams with third place or participation trophies either.

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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.
    Great now I will have that song stuck in my head all day...I blame you BRR...you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Red Rick View Post
    I'm pretty sure Osborne never presented his teams with third place or participation trophies either.
    Yeah I remember when present with the choice of winning or a tie TO to the big risk and went for the win. People are still complaining about that but it was the right call. You always go for the win...never get complacent for a tie or 2nd or 3rd.
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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.
    Getting them ready for that liberal / socialist lifestyle? Everyone gets rewarded for poor to mediocre performance?
    Where is the incentive for them to improve and be better than the next guy?
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    Did the huskers get their trophies yet for finishing third in the Legends division?
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