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Shameful sports behavior

May 8, 2013

The death of a youth soccer referee in Utah last week after being punched in the head by a 17-year-old player is a sad commentary on the lack of respect for sports officials everywhere....

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locomotive

Oct-23-13 7:08 PM

Glad to see leftywing's posts about nothing are gone bye-bye.

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MattRothchild

Oct-23-13 8:07 AM

BUt seriously, how lacking in perspective must you be to punch the ref when he hands you a penalty?

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MattRothchild

Oct-23-13 8:04 AM

"Please go to MHS-Magic City where there is a prominent display in the main corridor of the National Merit Scholarship seniors"

Oh, yes, I am very familiar with the display in question. And it pales in comparison to the more prominent sports-related trophy case just around the corner, which happens to be one of the first things you see when you enter the front door.

Just sayin'.

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locomotive

Oct-22-13 11:03 PM

leftywing, have you nothing better to do?

What a question, huh?

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locomotive

Oct-22-13 10:56 PM

"And very very few kids are home schooled on the high school level because parents cannot teach the requirements - sciences, etc."

Nancy1, you're wrong about this.

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Nancy1

May-10-13 11:36 AM

Also, are you aware that students who participate in sports pay a fee per sport - middle school and high school. The debate team is very costly to run but it is a great opportunity for students - enhances their education.

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Nancy1

May-10-13 10:33 AM

Where are the statistics? And very very few kids are home schooled on the high school level because parents cannot teach the requirements - sciences, etc. Also ask the court system about some homeschool families - not all home school for reasons you might think. It was something I had never thought about until a court employee mentioned some issues. It is not all green grass.

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billldoesntgetit

May-10-13 8:34 AM

Wow Mark we agree.

If the NFL NHL NBA and such want trained people to pick from..let them set up sports programs at local areas and PAY for it. The burden now falls on the Taxpayer. We are required to pay for an education which if researched does not include sports packages.. but the districts find the way to use the money supplied for teaching to spend over on sports.

Nancy.. How come home school kids have higher test scores then public school kids?

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MarkHighwater

May-10-13 6:43 AM

Ban all sports from public education....if the well off parents want their kids to play a sport,they can start a private league and foot the bill.

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Nancy1

May-09-13 7:31 PM

Why don't you check how many private school and home schooled students take classes in the public schools in Minot. Advanced classes , foreign languages, music, and yes participate in public school sports. I do know that when I was in school not all kids were educated. Also, when I was in school we weren't required to have as many credits to graduate nor had to take as many math classes. Go to a music concert - you might enjoy it.

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billldoesntgetit

May-09-13 9:45 AM

Nancy1 Would you please explain why the test scores do not reflect the increase in intelligence?

People raised in the 50s and 60s had better test scores, kids in private school and kids who are homeschooled both have averages higher then public schools. Do you see what is missing in the home schools? SPORTS!

Please explain why the grades are better for Home schooled kids then for public schooled kids.

No drugs, not sex, no sports..all come into play.

So the 4.0 make the hall of fame..right beside the football, basketball and other awards. How does that make the rest of the kids feel? Do they feel wonderful that what they do everyday is not good enough for the wall of fame? To short can't play basketball, two skinny can't play football.

Discrimination at its finest right in our Public Schools.

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Nancy1

May-09-13 7:53 AM

Sports have not taken over the Minot Public Schools. Please go visit the display at MHS-Central Campus where 4.0 students have a prominent display in the commons area. Please go to MHS-Magic City where there is a prominent display in the main corridor of the National Merit Scholarship seniors, please note that MHS had an academic pep rally this winter, that Jim Hill had a patriotic assembly, and that these kinds of activities are normal in our schools. Sports are healthy, positive activities that are part of the extra-curriculars offered which also include music, student council, Honor Society, etc. At Minot High there is a "letter" given - like a letter for sports- that honors participation in other extras besides sports, volunteerism, excellent grades, etc. Also, many of the sports teams have volunteered at the zoo, parks,etc throughout many years. Educate yourself!

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billldoesntgetit

May-08-13 10:53 AM

Yes and we bring these sports into our schools and they overshadow the basic education our kids are suppose to be getting.

Our sports teams make headlines and so do our math scores. Unfortunate is the Math scores are highlighted because the kids are scoring lower in math and science but the sports teams are becoming more and more violent and make headlines for such.

If you can have competition in sports why not have pep rallies and competition in math..

How about the whole gym being set up with overhead screen and math thrown up and see who can answer the quickest..

Nope its all about the sportsballs in the schools.. nothing about the brains..

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WorriedAmerican

May-08-13 10:47 AM

Well said and how violent our society has become. Yes, it is true sportsmanship has been lost in all sports these days and it does teach a valuable life lesson.

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