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FlagDUDE08
01-09-2011, 07:46 AM
No people don't.... Get it through your thick skull. Simply put, no one agrees that athletic and academic excellence are exclusive. Some people can be good at both.

You had been doing pretty good, but I see you have reverted back to your old ways.... great. As if listening to the stupid posting of the Yale fans weren't enough we got you back again...

Where in that post was academics discussed?! All Bear Red mentioned was that figure skating is of an enjoyance to the poster, and that Osorojo had a chance to see a future gold medalist. All of us may not necessarily like figure skating, and that's cool. Osorojo may like it, and that's cool too. I don't like watching figure skating myself, but I'll respect anyone that wishes to watch it.

I know that I'm probably one of the last people to defend Osorojo given the amount of crud I have put on the poster's threads, but you were way off the ball this time, jcarter.

manurespreader
01-09-2011, 07:59 AM
The Elis have one strength no one has mentioned. Many Yale athletes actually go to college to obtain an education. Consequently, they are less likely than players at other leading hockey schools to turn pro and drop out at an inconvenient time.
Which among the top 15 teams are most likely to be hurt by players defecting to the pros before this season ends?

I completely and utterly disagree that Yale students/athletes are more educationally oriented than anyone else. In fact, one could do a good job of arguing the opposite.

jcarter7669
01-09-2011, 10:01 AM
Where in that post was academics discussed?! All Bear Red mentioned was that figure skating is of an enjoyance to the poster, and that Osorojo had a chance to see a future gold medalist. All of us may not necessarily like figure skating, and that's cool. Osorojo may like it, and that's cool too. I don't like watching figure skating myself, but I'll respect anyone that wishes to watch it.

I know that I'm probably one of the last people to defend Osorojo given the amount of crud I have put on the poster's threads, but you were way off the ball this time, jcarter.

After reading his post I made the assumption he mis-typed what he meant. Maybe Oso has changed his ways and left the academic excellance train, but I find it hard to believe.

As support I put forth who on this forum has ever belittled athletic excellence?

dxmnkd316
01-09-2011, 12:49 PM
After reading his post I made the assumption he mis-typed what he meant. Maybe Oso has changed his ways and left the academic excellance train, but I find it hard to believe.

As support I put forth who on this forum has ever belittled athletic excellence?

I'm with you. I just assumed it was another of his incoherent ramblings and meant "academic" but said "athletic"

allnightwong
01-09-2011, 12:55 PM
The Elis have one strength no one has mentioned. Many Yale athletes actually go to college to obtain an education. Consequently, they are less likely than players at other leading hockey schools to turn pro and drop out at an inconvenient time.
Which among the top 15 teams are most likely to be hurt by players defecting to the pros before this season ends?

The strength to jump into empty swimming pools and subsequently shatter your heal...ahem Backman. ;)

LTsatch
01-09-2011, 02:20 PM
Actually the pool was full, he just misjudged his triple Lindy landing. :eek:

Backman has 5 goals and 7 assists in 28 games for the AHL Texas Stars this year, glad to see he fully recovered from that mess.

Osorojo
01-10-2011, 09:55 PM
I completely and utterly disagree that Yale students/athletes are more educationally oriented than anyone else. In fact, one could do a good job of arguing the opposite.

". . . than anyone else." Where did this straw man come from? This forum is chock-full of posts wherein fans of some college hockey teams (NOT Yale) boast about the quantity and quality of pro prospects they have and how many former players (as opposed to graduates) have turned pro. Fine. Be true to your school and all that. But the hard truth is that these same college programs lose the most players to pro ranks before graduation and, as some fans point out with pride, these early departures are far more common in some schools than others (not Yale.)
You can't have it both ways. One could not do a good job of arguing that schools which suffer a chronically greater early departure loss to the pros "are more educationally oriented than anyone else."

TimU
01-10-2011, 09:59 PM
You can't have it both ways.

Neither can you. If a non-Ivy player failed out of school, had to leave for a year, and spent it in Europe playing hockey before returning to his college team, you'd be full of righteous indignation and spend the next 5 weeks decrying the corruption inherent in (non-Ivy) college athletics.

jcarter7669
01-11-2011, 06:41 AM
". . . than anyone else." Where did this straw man come from? This forum is chock-full of posts wherein fans of some college hockey teams (NOT Yale) boast about the quantity and quality of pro prospects they have and how many former players (as opposed to graduates) have turned pro. Fine. Be true to your school and all that. But the hard truth is that these same college programs lose the most players to pro ranks before graduation and, as some fans point out with pride, these early departures are far more common in some schools than others (not Yale.)
You can't have it both ways. One could not do a good job of arguing that schools which suffer a chronically greater early departure loss to the pros "are more educationally oriented than anyone else."

http://eagleoutsider.com/phpbb/images/smilies/ohno.gif

bigblue_dl
01-11-2011, 08:20 AM
So many people belittle athletic excellence which is not to their liking. Some years ago at a pre-season exhibition game between Cornell and a German team I watched a 13 year-old girl named Sarah Hughes skate in circles between the first and second period. [Sarah is the daughter of John Hughes, captain of the only unbeaten DI college hockey team in U.S. history.]
I enjoyed her skating in circles, which soon won her the gold medal in Olympic figure skating. I value this experience more than watching Cornell beat UND 1-0 in a terrific hockey game on their way to a national championship.
Enjoy your life, not your prejudices.
I
We are all screwed. Humankind has no chance.

Osorojo
01-11-2011, 08:56 AM
TimU:

Your argument seems to be "You are wrong today because of what I predict you would think and say in a hypothetical future situation."
Did I get it right?

TimU
01-11-2011, 09:47 AM
TimU:

Your argument seems to be "You are wrong today because of what I predict you would think and say in a hypothetical future situation."
Did I get it right?

No, but then again you never do. You are wrong because of the 1,000 pieces of nonsense you've posted over the past several months. It's not hard to find a predictable pattern.

bigblue_dl
01-11-2011, 10:00 AM
No, but then again you never do. You are wrong because of the 1,000 pieces of nonsense you've posted over the past several months. It's not hard to find a predictable pattern.
Technically, he's only posted 287 pieces of nonsense.

yaledoc
01-11-2011, 10:24 AM
I seem to recall reading that, in addition to being a great athlete, Sarah is very bright as well. She must have had her pick of colleges......... I wonder where she went. Probably NoDak, Wisconsin, or Minnesota...... I just can't seem to recall which!


So many people belittle athletic excellence which is not to their liking. Some years ago at a pre-season exhibition game between Cornell and a German team I watched a 13 year-old girl named Sarah Hughes skate in circles between the first and second period. [Sarah is the daughter of John Hughes, captain of the only unbeaten DI college hockey team in U.S. history.]
I enjoyed her skating in circles, which soon won her the gold medal in Olympic figure skating. I value this experience more than watching Cornell beat UND 1-0 in a terrific hockey game on their way to a national championship.
Enjoy your life, not your prejudices.
I

jcarter7669
01-11-2011, 10:33 AM
TimU:

Your argument seems to be "You are wrong today because of what I predict you would think and say in a hypothetical future situation."
Did I get it right?

It wouldn't be inaccurate to assume that I couldn't exactly not say that it is or isn't almost partially incorrect. I'm possibly more or less not definitely rejecting the idea that in no way with any amount of uncertainty that I undeniably do or do not know what the **** you are talking about.

jcarter7669
01-11-2011, 10:37 AM
AHA!!!

I think I've figured it out.... explains Oso's rants ... he is (drum roll) Sarah's figure skating partner

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_crPBCZok0RE/TO6iyHNWZYI/AAAAAAAAb40/yKeazHgVhuQ/s1600/7.jpg


Upset about not getting a scholarship because it went to those other guys on skates...and unable to form rational coherent thoughts

Dirty
01-11-2011, 10:39 AM
I seem to recall reading that, in addition to being a great athlete, Sarah is very bright as well. She must have had her pick of colleges......... I wonder where she went. Probably NoDak, Wisconsin, or Minnesota...... I just can't seem to recall which!

I bet she learned about word wrap at Yale.

bigblue_dl
01-11-2011, 10:43 AM
Awesome, Sarah can join such academically respected Yale alumni like George W. Bush.

Osorojo
01-11-2011, 02:41 PM
It's terribly nice for so many of you to to worry enough about me to predict what I would think and say if this or that were somehow to happen. The multiple responses expressing your best thoughts show that you really care.

TimU
01-11-2011, 02:53 PM
I bet she learned about word wrap at Yale.

I heard she took a 300-level word wrap course, and got a 4.25. :)