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The White Flight From Football

Parents know that football comes with a risk of brain damage commode02/01/19
When there ain’t much there to lose in the brains departme gladigotaphdinstead02/01/19
Good evening. bigwags02/01/19
Haha captain02/01/19
hey, sometimes it’s the only way out of the ghetto. Black soiled_nappies02/01/19
You mean 4,000 years!!! debtslave1502/04/19
"Qway knows his mother doesn’t have the money to send him superttthero02/01/19
Agree. imoothereforeim02/01/19
This...join the military, get some maturity, don’t get sca irishlaw02/01/19
I agree with you guys 100 percent. But these kids' mommas do captain02/01/19
Also military recruiters regularly lie to these people. Afte commode02/02/19
why should someone have to risk getting blown up in Afghanis johnsmith02/04/19
Fake news. bigwags02/01/19
20 states now offer free college for low income families. fettywap02/01/19
Public colleges are cheap enough that you really can finance madathofstra02/01/19
Why send them to cc instead of just 4 years at the SUNY? You gladigotaphdinstead02/02/19
A website full of guys who have spent years arguing that hig trickydick02/01/19
Law degrees at 60k a year + room + board are a scam 90% of t irishlaw02/01/19
Sometimes I wonder if an internet connection and a few hours trickydick02/02/19
haha trickydick is only slightly above average at pwnage, cowgod02/01/19
Mind yourself, cow. I have a god given talent and you damn w trickydick02/02/19
Maybe you didn't read the story. The premise of the story it commode02/02/19
Maybe you didn’t read the posts on this site over the last trickydick02/02/19
Yeah, right. Garbagemen don't get to post on JDU all da jeffm02/02/19
Garbagemen make 280k a year and have 100% lifetime pensions gladigotaphdinstead02/02/19
It's not just a matter of paying for college, the mother's b onefortheteam02/01/19
Outstanding poast! bigwags02/02/19
No one ACTUALLY sees football as a path to college. Everyon thecharmingmresq02/02/19
White people do the same thing. I know a guy whose 12 year jeffm02/02/19
"Jackson’s eldest son, Marqwayvian "... was in the Matrix gazoo02/02/19
HBO Real Sports did a show on white flight from football. I blawprof02/02/19
ITT: Losers. You people need to read the outline. bigwags02/02/19
There are like 3 black kids on my son's high school football doublefriedchicken02/04/19
Harvard will be better massivemissive02/04/19
Hope he doesn't end up with a roomie who hunts rats with a c phosita02/04/19
After bashing the NFL for banning some of the more vicious h whatnext02/04/19
Even Brett Favre now says he'd be leery of his kids wanting plumber02/05/19



commode (Feb 1, 2019 - 7:26 pm)

Parents know that football comes with a risk of brain damage. But many black families feel that the sport is still the best option for their kids.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/02/football-white-flight-racial-divide/581623/

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gladigotaphdinstead (Feb 1, 2019 - 8:20 pm)

When there ain’t much there to lose in the brains department, why not?

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bigwags (Feb 1, 2019 - 9:14 pm)

Good evening.

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captain (Feb 1, 2019 - 9:56 pm)

Haha

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soiled_nappies (Feb 1, 2019 - 8:26 pm)

hey, sometimes it’s the only way out of the ghetto. Black people in this country have had to endure 400 years of oppression. They are tougher than white boys.

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debtslave15 (Feb 4, 2019 - 2:01 pm)

You mean 4,000 years!!!

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superttthero (Feb 1, 2019 - 8:31 pm)

"Qway knows his mother doesn’t have the money to send him to college, so he studies websites that track top high-school-football athletes and watches all the football he can online, hoping to get better at the game."

Why does the media (news and fiction) always push this crap?

Live at home. 2 years at community college. 2 years at BIGSTATEU or local commuter school. Less than $30K borrowed and could do significantly less borrowed if the last 2 years are stretched to 3-3.5 and working on the side.

There's always the military as well.

Football is the "only" way my ass.

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imoothereforeim (Feb 1, 2019 - 8:55 pm)

Agree.

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irishlaw (Feb 1, 2019 - 9:57 pm)

This...join the military, get some maturity, don’t get scammed by those for profits looking for GI money, go to jr. college, go to top university.

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captain (Feb 1, 2019 - 10:13 pm)

I agree with you guys 100 percent. But these kids' mommas don't know this sh1t. They get scammed every which way from Sunday. The only things they know are the things right in front of them, like football on tv.

I encounter these folks in my biz dealings (as does vohod I assume). Getting them to understand their options outside football and military and celebrity is an enormous uphill battle - on which i'm sure we've wasted thousands of dollars via programs.

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commode (Feb 2, 2019 - 12:28 am)

Also military recruiters regularly lie to these people. After two dragging wars, they know this all too well.

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johnsmith (Feb 4, 2019 - 2:59 pm)

why should someone have to risk getting blown up in Afghanistan in order to go to college? Yeah, football is dangerous, maybe wandering around the middle east getting shot at is safer?

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bigwags (Feb 1, 2019 - 9:15 pm)

Fake news.

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fettywap (Feb 1, 2019 - 10:02 pm)

20 states now offer free college for low income families.

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madathofstra (Feb 1, 2019 - 10:25 pm)

Public colleges are cheap enough that you really can finance most of it with a part time job. The SUNYs are around 7k a year, and those whose parents earn under 125k can go for free. My kids are going to public community college for two years, then transferring to the nearby four year SUNY. Each school is about five miles from home.

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gladigotaphdinstead (Feb 2, 2019 - 7:44 pm)

Why send them to cc instead of just 4 years at the SUNY? You know despite what this prevailing “wisdom” here states, CC sucks ass. They will get a horrible education in community college classes. It’ll be easier than high school classes, probably. They are designed to cater to adults with full time jobs and no time for school. Unless your kid is too stupid to get into SUNY whatever as a freshman, having them do 2 years at a CC to then transfer into a real college is just plain stupid.

Better plan would be to do 2 years at SUNY Binghamton, work their ass off and get a 4.0, and then try to transfer to Harvard/MIT/etc. as an incoming junior.

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trickydick (Feb 1, 2019 - 10:37 pm)

A website full of guys who have spent years arguing that higher education is a scam are now arguing that URMs should pursue a college education. Maybe get a Phd or law degree while they’re at it?

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irishlaw (Feb 1, 2019 - 10:49 pm)

Law degrees at 60k a year + room + board are a scam 90% of the time. Getting a degree from Big State U for free or 10k a year is not.

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trickydick (Feb 2, 2019 - 1:09 am)

Sometimes I wonder if an internet connection and a few hours surfing Wikipedia might not be time and money better spent.

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cowgod (Feb 1, 2019 - 11:43 pm)

haha

trickydick is only slightly above average at pwnage, but his real talent is in finding the best Posts to pwn to begin with. Kind of like how Nick Saban is a mediocre game day coach, but he's so good at everything else that he already has you totally pwned by the time the game starts. By the time you show up, you've already lost.

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trickydick (Feb 2, 2019 - 1:12 am)

Mind yourself, cow. I have a god given talent and you damn well know it.

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commode (Feb 2, 2019 - 1:28 am)

Maybe you didn't read the story. The premise of the story itself is that football is a path to college scholarships for many blacks. The posters here are saying that it doesn't have to be football that pays for college. Rather one could go to a cheap instate college and afford it that way. No opinion has been presented on the wisdom of going to college in the first place.

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trickydick (Feb 2, 2019 - 3:23 am)

Maybe you didn’t read the posts on this site over the last decade. There have been a lot of thoughts on the wisdom of going to college posted here over the years.

It is the considered opinion of the regular posters on this site that one should aspire to be a garbageman rather than go to college.

When you’re going nowhere, it doesn’t matter how you get there.

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jeffm (Feb 2, 2019 - 10:27 am)

Yeah, right.

Garbagemen don't get to post on JDU all day while they pretend to work and overbill their clients.

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gladigotaphdinstead (Feb 2, 2019 - 8:21 pm)

Garbagemen make 280k a year and have 100% lifetime pensions after 20 years. At least, that’s what they say here. They have presented at least one or two anecdotal pieces of evidence to back that up

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onefortheteam (Feb 1, 2019 - 10:43 pm)

It's not just a matter of paying for college, the mother's biggest concern is likely keeping her kids off the streets. Playing football means assigning these kids an identity that hopefully will deter them from unlawful conduct. Football will also provide mentors who aren't total lowlifes, sort of a big deal for a single mother.

It's likely that the mother isn't as concerned with what will happen to her son's brains 30 or 40 years in the future, she's likely more concerned with what will happen to her kids next week. Even if they don't make it to college, if they're part of a team their chances of at least graduating high school are exponentially higher.

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bigwags (Feb 2, 2019 - 2:11 pm)

Outstanding poast!

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thecharmingmresq (Feb 2, 2019 - 10:30 am)

No one ACTUALLY sees football as a path to college. Everyone knows most schools are desperate for Diversity (TM) and a legit ghetto black with middling grades will get a free ride anywhere he wants.
What football offers is a lifestyle. Big Man On Campus and drowning in co-eds. Back slaps and fame.
It’s fine to pursue those things (hell, that’s why many pick law school) but don’t pretend this is some noble sacrifice

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jeffm (Feb 2, 2019 - 10:30 am)

White people do the same thing. I know a guy whose 12 year old daughter has taken to tennis so well that the family just moved to Austin so she could go to school at some serious tennis academy.

Also, instead of assuming this is what all blacks do, a person simply needs to go visit a college or university to see if any black kids go to them. I'll bet they do. I'll even bet a lot of them never seriously aspired to be athletes or were never athletic in the first place. ;-)

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gazoo (Feb 2, 2019 - 2:00 pm)

"Jackson’s eldest son, Marqwayvian "... was in the Matrix.



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blawprof (Feb 2, 2019 - 2:30 pm)

HBO Real Sports did a show on white flight from football. I have three sons and I don't want them to play. I played in high school. Looking back, I'm glad I washed out and wasn't any good. I am friends with a guy who played QB for a top college team but he was never good enough for the pros. He said that the time spent practicing along with film study and weight training was more than 40 hours a week at a state school where tuition was only like $7k per year. He said he could have just gotten a job and probably earned what he received from his scholarship. He has neck pain everyday after a game with Clemson. It has become more of a modern day gladiator sport. He now works a regular job in marketing.

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bigwags (Feb 2, 2019 - 4:25 pm)

ITT: Losers.

You people need to read the outline.

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doublefriedchicken (Feb 4, 2019 - 2:09 pm)

There are like 3 black kids on my son's high school football team. One is going to Harvard. Football has been good to him.

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massivemissive (Feb 4, 2019 - 3:09 pm)

Harvard will be better

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phosita (Feb 4, 2019 - 6:08 pm)

Hope he doesn't end up with a roomie who hunts rats with a crudely improvised spear.

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whatnext (Feb 4, 2019 - 3:11 pm)

After bashing the NFL for banning some of the more vicious hits, Trump admits he wouldn't want Barron to play football because of what it does to your brain.

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plumber (Feb 5, 2019 - 10:13 am)

Even Brett Favre now says he'd be leery of his kids wanting to play football. Are you going to let your kids play football? I hope mine will just stick to baseball.. or golf.

I think the quality of football will significantly decrease over the next few years as less kids play the sport. I'm still surprised that it is mostly just football that gets attention for being dangerous when hockey is probably equally dangerous.

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