Post by strummer85 on Jun 23, 2012 16:34:00 GMT -5
This kid is going to spend his entire life getting "hazed, tortured, and made fun of." But if he learns to cry about it every time, he'll fit in well at Duke.
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Post by ScreamingHoya on Jun 23, 2012 16:58:21 GMT -5
Thought the communications staff handled it well. Two thoughts:
1) How little was going on yesterday that WJLA sent a freaking news crew out for this.
2) This kid is really going to hate high school.
"12 seconds to go...Sapp crosses the timeline...Jessie feeds it in the post to Green...Green trying to drive...goes down the lane...puts it to the floor... gets back... duck under... by Jeff Green, OFF THE GLASS IT'S GOOD!!!! WITH TWO SECONDS TO GO!!! INBOUND TO GORDON! INBOUND TO GORDON! INBOUND TO GORDON! STROKES UP A BASKET- NO BASKET, NO BASKET! HOYAS WIN, HOYAS WIN, HOYAS WIN! -'07 Vanderbilt
Post by greenmachine on Jun 23, 2012 17:35:14 GMT -5
Listen, the fact that the mother brought a media crew with her to get an apology and the fact that the crew thought this was news worthy is a little ridiculous. However, these kids come to camp for a week expecting to learn some basketball and have a good time. By the looks of it, that kid was 10 or 11 at most, and a lot of times these camps are just a week long and parents sign their kids up to get them out of the house during the day for part of the summer. These kids show up by themselves, don't know anyone and are insecure. They don't need to be called out in front of their peers for the silly reason of wearing someone else's gear. These aren't high school or even middle school kids who have thicker skin. I'm sorry, but I do understand at least how the kid felt. It's not fun to show up somewhere and be made fun of by adults when you're that age. I would say, "learn to take a joke," to a high schooler in this situation, but you have an obligation as a coach and counselor to build kids up when they're this young. Call me sensitive, but I'm pretty annoyed about this situation. That being said, was getting the news involved necessary? The mom just labeled herself a helicopter parent on local TV.
This kids mother is exactly why he will struggle in life. She seemed so over the top over this. And I seriously doubt this child was hurt by putting tape on his shirt. This happens at every camp! You don't think a kid who walks into a duke camp doesn't get the same treatment if they have on a UNC t-shirt or gtown? "the p*ssification of America" is exactly right. She tried to frame it like the kid was picked on for being Asian or for something that was a part of his being. How lame
Mom is wildly over the top and is going to embarass/warp her kid to no end. But overzealous parents with zero perspective aren't new. Cannot believe a news director at Channel 7 sent some guy over to do a 1970's Mike Wallace ambush interview with her. They even label the video "Assault at Georgetown". Every time it looks like the news business has hit rock bottom, they find a way to keep digging.
Post by wisconsinhoya on Jun 23, 2012 22:42:58 GMT -5
As a high school Activities Director for 8 years, these are the type of parents that are now unfortunately more common. We refer to them as "helicopter parents." In a way, I feel sorry for the kid, because his mother will "cripple" her son with her protective, mothering habits during his elementary, junior high and high school years. As other posters have already mentioned, this is news worthy in DC? Yikes.