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|3 years 13 weeks ago||I would qualify my comments||
I would qualify my comments about the ridiculousness of the punishment by observing the comments of both the perps and their fanboys and girls posted in M-Wolverine's link (which I have re-posted below).
It's clear to me that some folks didn't learn their lessons, and I'm not just talking about the idiots who spent some time in jail because of this. If this is going to be the reaction, maybe I need to rethink my "ridiculous" comment a bit...maybe the punishment was ridiculously lenient.
I weep for humanity...
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Oh why do I read the comments?||
Stuff like this makes me question my faith in humanity....
"MEAP testing is an organized event and disrupts the school day for the entire building too Sgt. Plath"
I have no words...
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I saw this on the news...||
I have a thought that stuff like this happens because it's the only way to maintain any kind of order any more.
The kids involved in this were clearly acting like idiots, and should have been forced to clean up their mess, pay for the damage, and suffer some other significant punishment at school and at home. There was at least some destruction of property, and it's also easy for something like this to get out of hand and someone to get seriously hurt. This doesn't strike me as "good clean fun".
The problem is that there is apparently no threat of punishment once they get home. Then, if the administration attempts to hand out anything that qualifies as a real punishment, most parents any more will threaten the school with legal action. Even the threat of a lawsuit is a costly endeavor fraught with peril for anyone, but especially a cash-strapped school district in this day and age. So the administration does the "easy" thing...and turns it into a legal matter.
The punishment is ridiculous and turns common sense on its head, but it's not surprising. If any of you watched the local news coverage of this, particularly the interviews with the parents, you might understand where I'm coming from here.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||I had to laugh at one||
I had to laugh at one point....my son pointed out that at least in the game last week that they didn't lose by as many points. Ah, for the innocence of childhood. :)
|3 years 29 weeks ago||I'm embarassed to admit that||
I'm embarassed to admit that I booed the Michigan team once...when I was at the Oregon game. That was as frustrated as I'd ever been at a Michigan football game. After "The Horror" I'd have thought that they'd come out with fire in their eyes. It looked to me like the team was ill-prepared and had quit on Lloyd.
My then 6 year old son was with me, and told me that I wasn't being a good fan (I'd told him many times that good fans don't boo). He was right...I was ashamed of myself.
It's bad form, but I can understand how frustration can boil over at times. Having said that, I won't be doing it again...
|4 years 21 weeks ago||He's right...AND wrong||
OK...it's my first post. Be gentle...
I like RR and was a supporter of his return for a 4th year...right up until the bowl game blow out. I felt like, after that, it was in the best interest of the university AND RR to part company. I just couldn't see how, with the lack of support and the pressure that he would have had to labor under, things were going to get substantially better anytime soon. As much as he might say he wanted to return and "finish the job", I can't believe that he isn't relieved to be out from under all that.
I also think that he just made a major blunder taking a shot at Dave Brandon like that. Whatever one might think of the timing of all of this, I felt like DB was fair and reserved in his public comments about RR. Calling out your boss as inexperienced for firing you when pretty much everyone expected you'd be gone after that disaster of a bowl game doesn't make you look any better. I understand that he feels like he didn't get the time to do what was needed, and to some extent I agree with it. I just don't see how you do yourself any good by looking whiny about it...especially when (as some have pointed out) you haven't exactly owned up to your own failings (in spite of the other things that have gone wrong).
I like RR and I wish him luck. I'll be rooting for him wherever he pops up next. But it was best for us AND HIM to get on with our respective lives. He simply was not going to be a success at Michigan...not in the current environment.