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Douglas Quaid July 10, 2014 at 01:08 pm
Glad to see limits (hopefully) being place on high school football. The research shows time andRead More time again the damage being done to the human brain after consistent hits to the head. Minimizing the risk seems like the natural and best thing to do.
JMarsh July 10, 2014 at 02:15 pm
I totally agree with limiting the chance of brain trauma. One thing we need to remember is thatRead More junior high and high school students' brains are still developing.
Giorgio C. July 10, 2014 at 04:39 pm
For those who think it is ok for your kid to get their brain throttled, do you support their use ofRead More drugs, too? Mixed messages.
Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita. Photo courtesy of SMCHS.
Brainwashed_In_Church June 19, 2014 at 06:32 pm
Does this school offer "scholarships" to athletes?
Brainwashed_In_Church June 19, 2014 at 08:39 pm
"Santa Margarita Catholic High School offers awards in the form of tuition assistance andRead More scholarships" from http://www.smhs.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=25261&type=d
Brainwashed_In_Church June 19, 2014 at 08:42 pm
SMCHS Average SAT Score = 1640 Tesoro Average SAT Score = 1671
Dodger Stadium. Patch file photo.
Brainwashed_In_Church June 3, 2014 at 08:40 am
" there are many other countries you could go live in that don't have the same pressures toRead More honor their country". OK, name one.
Patsy Morris June 3, 2014 at 09:02 am
Now, now, just because he doesn't agree doesn't mean he has to leave the country.
Morgan June 23, 2014 at 11:34 pm
"She's the ginger." I think calling her a redhead would be more appropriate...
California Chrome. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Geoff Burton May 30, 2014 at 10:20 pm
Go California Chrome
robin May 31, 2014 at 09:57 am
cruel sport... Horses that don't make the track are slaughtered or abandoned. As with anyRead More equistrain "events' horses are mistreated so bad it makes the heart sink.
A Delargo June 4, 2014 at 01:59 pm
WHAAAAAA !
Evan Reed
Desert Rat May 28, 2014 at 03:15 pm
It is a bit of a quantum leap to equate a rich celebrity cheating on their wife with some other goodRead More looking female who is either a willing sex partner, or a gold digger looking for a pay day, with a rapist. Rape is usually about revenge, power, anger, payback, etc. Tiger Woods and the others had sex with a lot of other good looking women because they could. Apples and oranges. And just curious Bob the dentist, how are you such an expert on rape? You admit to never having been raped, yet you are so quick to opine that just because somebody finds her story to have some credibility issues, you assume they are chauvinistic, misogynistic, and uneducated? Or have we arrived at the point where any female who makes an allegation should automatically be believed?
Desert Rat May 28, 2014 at 03:16 pm
It is a bit of a quantum leap to equate a rich celebrity cheating on their wife with some other goodRead More looking female who is either a willing sex partner, or a gold digger looking for a pay day, with a rapist. Rape is usually about revenge, power, anger, payback, psychological issues, etc. Tiger Woods and the others had sex with a lot of other good looking women because they liked sex and they could. Apples and oranges. And just curious Bob the dentist, how are you such an expert on rape? You admit to never having been raped, yet you are so quick to opine that just because somebody finds her story to have some credibility issues, you assume they are chauvinistic, misogynistic, and uneducated? Or have we arrived at the point where any female who makes an allegation should automatically be believed?
Bob Perkins DDS May 28, 2014 at 03:48 pm
Desert Rat....Let me clarify..I am not equating rape with high risk sex...I was only saying thatRead More many men, in the celebrity life and otherwise, will risk everything, their careers, etc., to have sex....be it consensual or non consensual. As far as assuming that the women is telling the truth...I have no idea....without more info it would be presumptuous of me to assume anything...it is true, however, that many many men get away with rape, mostly recently Jameis Winston...the evidence against is hard to refute.....I would guess that very few rapes get reported as a percentage of total rapes...the statistics bare this out...and even fewer rapes, still, are prosecuted...thus, not too much fear of any athlete being sent to jail for rape. Mike Tyson is the only one I can think of though I am sure there must be others....
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Alan Vanderbilt June 11, 2014 at 04:13 pm
Parents ruin sports..
sportsnut July 14, 2014 at 04:39 am
Alan I agree. Parents coach to get their kids and kids friends a leg up. Kids are choosen too basedRead More on parents and kids being friends. Take AAU and All-Stars and positions in each sport. Parents coach because they want their kid in prime positions, kids are friends with certain kids or because a family does not like someone but the kid has talent not playing. You need "out of area" coaches to come and determine if a kid is "that good" to be at the next level not "locals" whom coach because that is the only way the kid will get playing time.
CowDung July 23, 2014 at 07:20 am
sportsnut: Seems like a perfect opportunity for you to get involved in coaching... If nothingRead More else, becoming a coach will give you a voice in the league to lobby for equal playing time for all kids, and rotation of positions--particularly at the lower levels.
The last man chosen for the draft today will become "Mr. Irrelevant."
jscapo May 11, 2014 at 10:03 am
Is there no local (SJC) news to post?
Smokey Bear May 14, 2014 at 12:59 am
Why is the trophy of a football player fumbling a ball, which is supposed to be a charity event forRead More Special Olympics. This is kind of offensive to special people who are in the Olympics. Seriously, I have a friend who excels in sports & has won the gold for years. Ahh, it's just kind of offensive to me to say that they are going to always drop the ball, because it isn't true.
Linebacker Manti Te'o #50 celebrates with linebacker Thomas Keiser #90 on Dec. 12, 2013 in Denver, Colo. Photo/Getty Images: Justin Edmonds
Brainwashed_In_Church May 1, 2014 at 06:40 am
Because of the lack of gender diversity, the Los Angeles Chargers should draft a female. AnythingRead More else is sexist and unacceptable.
Donald Sterling. Patch file photo.
Surf's Up April 30, 2014 at 10:26 pm
Again - this issue is about a material breach of contract. It is a standard morals, character andRead More behavior clause issue. Any violation of Mr. Sterling's privacy rights is between him and his mistress. Since the NBA and its franchisees are harmless, the censure and fine will stick. Sterling has a history of being litigious - so he may well litigate even if all the franchisees force him out, which they will. Either way through a conservator or sale - Sterling is out of the Clippers management business. This isn't a 1st Amendment issue - as no censorship or punishment was rendered by the federal government. Beast, the impact of the communication still violates Sterling's contract. This this not like a 4th Amendment "fruit of the poisonous tree case" - there is no wrongful federal or state government involvement. Sterling will need to seek redress from his mistress. And, he may seek redress from TMZ if they obtained the tape illegally. Which, as of yet there is no indication.
The Beast ! May 1, 2014 at 12:29 am
632. (a) Every person who, intentionally and without the consent of all parties to a confidentialRead More communication, by means of any electronic amplifying or recording device, eavesdrops upon or records the confidential communication, whether the communication is carried on among the parties in the presence of one another or by means of a telegraph, telephone, or other device, except a radio, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500), or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year, or in the state prison, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
Steph Thomas May 24, 2014 at 07:43 pm
This is absurd!
Doc Rivers, coach of the Clippers. Screen shot.
The Beast ! April 30, 2014 at 08:08 am
Every American is entitle to his view and opinions and if they are not in synch with yours it doesRead More not make them wrong that's why they are opinions. You need to understand our constitutional rights and our civil judicial system. Don Sterling is suffering punitively over comments he made about a particular group of people. I think the courts would have issues with the fact that conversation he believed was private was used against him and now he is suffering punitively. Civil courts only need to prove 51% liable.
Joker Joe April 30, 2014 at 10:30 am
How many players quit over these private remarks? One? Five? Ten?
The Beast ! May 1, 2014 at 12:30 am
CASE & POINT ! 632. (a) Every person who, intentionally and without the consent of all partiesRead More to a confidential communication, by means of any electronic amplifying or recording device, eavesdrops upon or records the confidential communication, whether the communication is carried on among the parties in the presence of one another or by means of a telegraph, telephone, or other device, except a radio, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500), or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year, or in the state prison, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
Photo courtesy of Santa Margarita Catholic High School.
mOmO123 April 16, 2014 at 12:52 pm
Way to go kids! your community is proud of you
Bob Oosdyke April 17, 2014 at 06:43 am
Everyone, make the most of it...Before you know it, you will be out of college and looking in theRead More rear view mirror. Dont believe me? Ask any senior in college now from SM who is playing sports or even going to college! Good Luck, SM has prepared you, trust me.
Brad McGirr April 17, 2014 at 09:22 am
Well said Bob! I missed you and Brett at the city council presentation. Congratulations to yourRead More and the Oosdyke clan! Brett will be great at UCSD!
Dodger Stadium has made some changes in the off season. Patch file photo.
Brainwashed_In_Church March 27, 2014 at 10:36 am
I'll just watch all the Dodger games on TV this year. Oh, wait a minute. No provider is carryingRead More them for free. I guess I'll have to go to the beach or something.
The students of Santa Margarita Catholic High School who recently committed to various universities to play at the collegiate level. Photo courtesy of SMCHS.
Brainwashed_In_Church February 10, 2014 at 07:25 am
A lot of people are troubled that some student athletes are accepted into universities withRead More significantly lower academic qualifications than non athletes. That is, your little 3.9 Johnny wasn't accepted into UCLA because 3.1 Brutus can "put the ball in the hole".
Willimena February 10, 2014 at 08:32 am
andy fischer is absolutely correct. The whole college/higher education system is a complete racket.Read More Its not at all what it use to be. It is all about these institutions and their administrators raking in the money by the truck loads off of the gullible masses any way they can. I think many families are stuck in the past and are in a fantasy land about what today's college education is supposed to achieve. Not much. Times have changed.
Chris Phillips February 10, 2014 at 09:08 am
The fact here is that college tuition has skyrocketed and parents can not afford to pay it, soRead More today's student graduates with a huge debt and struggles to make ends meet. I agree, colleges are making tons of money from athletics, but if an athlete can get school paid for by playing, it is a great opportunity.
A spring football league has chosen Los Angeles for one of its first six founding cities. Patch file photo.
Brainwashed_In_Church February 7, 2014 at 06:25 am
I remember attending LA Express games at the Coliseum back in the mid 1980s. Maybe 10,000 fans orRead More about 10% filled. Steve Young and Jim Kelly started out in the USFL.
Penny Arévalo February 7, 2014 at 09:03 am
So you'll give the new Express a shot?
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