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Re: “Moneyball Jr.

For all it's corruption and greed and abuse, the "club system" does a fair job of producing world class athletes. Being a geezer, I have seen rookies in professional sports get better and better each year. It seems that the goal of the club system grinder is to winnow out the chaff, so to speak, and create the best future professional players they can from the remaining elite...for a profit! Nothing wrong with that. School sports are a different beast but not entirely different. Sports scholarships, otherwise known as "jockships", throws money at the problem of getting the best talent onboard. The graduation rate of basketball players at the U of A is pretty dismal. The guys that get those Jockships are certainly no scholars. Witness the one and done syndrome in college sports today. Danehy may not like the color of the AAUs money, but he can't argue with success. I'll make sure to buy an extra cupcake to help fund his basketball team, though.

Posted by Kentop on 08/09/2018 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Danehy

Psychology is actually quite useful in explaining "pup parent" behavior. Maternal behavior towards dogs can be helpful but usually it gets out of hand and the molly coddling, baby talking, and over feeding is harmful to the dog. It starts to see itself as a human and not as a dog which leads it to bad behaviors like being vicious to other dogs and snapping and growling when it feels that it is being ignored. It was only a few years ago that the Oxford dictionary added the term "fur baby". It is a nasty trend that should be discouraged.

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Posted by Kentop on 08/03/2018 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Danehy

Divisive politics are here to stay. Its easy to inculcate outparty animus, and its contagious too! There is more to life than Trumps lying tweets and his myopic apologists. If you let politics tear your friendships apart, youve already lost the good fight.

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Posted by Kentop on 07/05/2018 at 6:11 AM

Re: “Danehy

Tom, People who claim that something is unthinkable or inconceivable are doomed to eat their words. Die hard dinosaurs like you are still rooting for the Brooklyn Dodgers. I used to go to Sidewinders games. Now, I go to FC Tucson games at a stadium built specifically for soccer. Dont be so parochial.

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Posted by Kentop on 06/21/2018 at 5:24 AM

Re: “Danehy

One side effect of the decision is that it will draw people away from the Indian casinos. This could severely impact the main source of income for many Native-American tribes.

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Posted by Kentop on 05/24/2018 at 6:03 AM

Re: “Danehy

DACA kids could help themselves by being outwardly Republican. If they wore MAGA hats, Reagan T-shirts and put NRA stickers on their 7 year old Hondas, the Trump supporters wouldn't mind them being here. Heck, they might even sponsor a few. This works because Trump supporters never, ever actually talk to DACA kids or read anything authoritative on the subject. They form their opinions on visual data alone, and Fox news. It's been my experience that quite a few DACA kids and their families are actually very conservative in their politics. Republicans need all the friends they can get right now.

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Posted by Kentop on 04/26/2018 at 5:38 AM

Re: “Danehy

Even Trumpeters have their limits. I find that most people are so shallow that they only change their viewpoint if they have been directly affected by something. This goes for everybody, including liberals. Karl Marx said, "if you want to know the truth, follow the money", Our schoolbooks used to tell us that settlers moved to the west in the 19th century because of their pioneering spirit and wanting to breath free. Pure nonsense. They moved because they had no jobs, no land, and no prospects. Facing "wild indians" wass better than starving to death back east. John Boehner now supports pot because it could make him extremely rich, not because his "views have evolved". Paul Ryan doesn't want to run again because he will lose and it will cost him money. It is not because he wants to spend time with his family. Trump supporters will turn on him the minute the economy implodes and they lose their houses, jobs, retirements, etc, and they won't even mention immigration.

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Posted by Kentop on 04/12/2018 at 6:40 AM

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