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    Meaningless. 150 out of how many? How many die in a year on average? Is he including pro Kabaddi players?
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    Senior masters seniors golf pros.
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    Maybe he's including professional Mah Jongg and Bridge.

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    “highly recorded” is a new one.

    It’s not just recorded. No…it’s highly recorded.

    Did he suffer a lot of head injuries? He always seemed like a tool. And was hated in the league as a dirty player.

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    Gives himself the usual chicken-shit out "I think"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Gives himself the usual chicken-shit out "I think"...
    "Oh, it's not true? I actually just made this all up out of whole cloth? Sorry about that..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    John Stockton (former NBA all star) on vaccine deaths in pro athletes:

    "I think it's highly recorded now, there's 150 I believe now, it's over 100 professional athletes dead -- professional athletes -- the prime of their life, dropping dead that are vaccinated, right on the pitch, right on the field, right on the court," Stockton said in the documentary interview.
    More proof jocks are generally stupid people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    More proof jocks are generally stupid people.
    I'd say generally they're no smarter or dumber than the average person and we all know the average person ain't too bright. That fact seems to be more obvious all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    I'd say generally they're no smarter or dumber than the average person and we all know the average person ain't too bright. That fact seems to be more obvious all the time.
    Eric Clapton says hold my beer…….”Clapton claims subliminal video messages are causing people to get vaccinated”……..JFC:
    https://twitter.com/billboard/status...331298307?s=21
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    Quote Originally Posted by seano732 View Post
    Eric Clapton says hold my beer…….”Clapton claims subliminal video messages are causing people to get vaccinated”……..JFC:
    https://twitter.com/billboard/status...331298307?s=21
    Cocaine's a hell of a drug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    More proof people are generally stupid.
    FIFY

    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    I'd say generally they're no smarter or dumber than the average person and we all know the average person ain't too bright. That fact seems to be more obvious all the time.
    I'd say jocks with marginal academic performance are generally given more leeway than the uncoordinated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    I'd say jocks with marginal academic performance are generally given more leeway than the uncoordinated.
    And for that reason many of them actually get some semblance of a college education whereas their non-jock academic peers might not. So, on balance, it seems like the athletes would have a bit more reasoning skill.

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    Hate to hop on this derailed train but can't help but comment that there are cheaters of all backgrounds and academic status. I had some starting football players in legit tough classes who did the work, group projects, etc. I also know first hand that folks in greek organizations, fraternities and sororities leverage upper classmen and alums to help them with old tests, papers previously written etc.. There's also the fact that in the MBA program I was in there were people on my teams who had interns doing some of their legwork. I also worked for a firm after grad school where one of the primary owners had content specialists actually writing her kids college papers.. no fucking shit.. So, it's probably not fair to single out athletes for those kinds of shenanigans. =
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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Hate to hop on this derailed train but can't help but comment that there are cheaters of all backgrounds and academic status.
    I'm not talking about cheating, I'm talking about getting into college in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    I'm not talking about cheating, I'm talking about getting into college in the first place.
    Ya same argument, wealthy people have $$$$ resources to game the system just as much as athletes do.... starting with prep school, SAT exam training, even paying people to take it for them.. My kids just finished that gambit recently.. Still totally happening.. Then there's the big donation if all else fails..

    And to me that's a gazillion times more unfair than some low income kid from a family where nobody got to go to college working their ass off from age 5 though high school to get good enough to EARN a college team spot..

    Then there's the "Arch Manning" where both rich and good athlete.. but that still didn't come as easy as mommy and daddy paying for it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    I'm not talking about cheating, I'm talking about getting into college in the first place.
    Seriously, I knew players second hand on our pretty big time basketball team that were illiterate.

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    One of daughters had a college English class where one guy(football player) showed up the first day and she never saw him again. When grades were posted on the grade board outside the teacher’s office, he got an A. Had a roommate in college who never went to class, glanced thru the reading night before the test and passed the class. Ended up taking bar exams for various people later on before they tightened up security. I worked with some people lately who claimed to be engineers and PHDs, etc. After a few months I wondered how they had even gotten out of high school, much less passed a test of any kind. Agree most people aren’t all that bright but are awfully good at faking it. My 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Seriously, I knew players second hand on our pretty big time basketball team that were illiterate.
    Same is true of the Trump family. Paper classes are real, so is buying your way to a college degree..
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    Let's get back on track please. Athletes aren't dropping dead like flies from getting vaccinated. That myth is busted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Let's get back on track please. Athletes aren't dropping dead like flies from getting vaccinated. That myth is busted.
    Maybe not dropping dead like flies from covid, but I'm sure there are a bunch of soccer players diving from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Ya same argument, wealthy people have $$$$ resources to game the system just as much as athletes do.... starting with prep school, SAT exam training, even paying people to take it for them.. My kids just finished that gambit recently.. Still totally happening.. Then there's the big donation if all else fails..

    And to me that's a gazillion times more unfair than some low income kid from a family where nobody got to go to college working their ass off from age 5 though high school to get good enough to EARN a college team spot..

    Then there's the "Arch Manning" where both rich and good athlete.. but that still didn't come as easy as mommy and daddy paying for it..
    It's fucked up man. I know of several parents who have written essays or have had their kids essays written by pros for entrance into college. It's pathetic. Then there are the other items you identify in addition to the early decision shit (I think that's what it's called) when the kid commits to XYZ school early and the parents pony up first term tuition at that point. The whole college acceptance system is gamed by the wealthy all the time...IMO it's intentional.
    Damn shame, throwing away a perfectly good white boy like that

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    A lot of what you guys are talking about--the wealthy gaming the system with SAT test takers, essay writers, donations, etc--really only applies to the top tier private colleges. (With athletes it's a different story.) With most schools just about anyone who has the potential to graduate can get in--or get into a different school just as good. IF they can afford it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Maybe not dropping dead like flies from covid, but I'm sure there are a bunch of soccer players diving from it.
    Maybe try that walking in to the ER to get a bed ahead of the unvaxxed bootstrappers?
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    Americans are largely ignorant yet arrogant about their intelligence at the same time.

    Just look at Benny


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf Allerbush View Post
    It's fucked up man. I know of several parents who have written essays or have had their kids essays written by pros for entrance into college. It's pathetic. Then there are the other items you identify in addition to the early decision shit (I think that's what it's called) when the kid commits to XYZ school early and the parents pony up first term tuition at that point. The whole college acceptance system is gamed by the wealthy all the time...IMO it's intentional.
    I don't disagree with any of that. The system is gamed for those that know the system and the money to make moves. However, I would like to point out that those that prepare and save are prime sources of income for these schools versus those that either couldn't or didn't save. More to the point, had I bought a boat instead of a 529, it's likely I would qualify for additional aid and pay less.

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