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"Participation in high school football at 20 year low"
Mon Aug-26-19 05:51 PM by PimpTrickGangstaClik

  

          

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https://www.latimes.com/sports/highschool/story/2019-08-26/la-sp-football-participation-declines

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Jay'll fix it.
Aug 26th 2019
1
this is hilarious...
Aug 28th 2019
15
It’s hot as fuck
Aug 26th 2019
2
Parents are smarter and not as desperate
Aug 26th 2019
3
Ever play a team sport?
Aug 27th 2019
4
Yes, brothers, uncles, nephews
Aug 27th 2019
8
      wait I don't understand, are you saying you played team sports or
Aug 28th 2019
13
A lot of black kids get rich playing sports
Aug 27th 2019
5
      A lot of black kids get a shot at an education they might not have other...
Aug 27th 2019
6
      Show me data?
Aug 27th 2019
7
      The minimum salary for an NFL player is $480K
Aug 27th 2019
10
           Percentage of high school players who go pro is minuscule
Aug 30th 2019
25
      what percentage of kids who play hs sports make it pro?
Aug 29th 2019
18
           A tiny fraction.
Aug 29th 2019
19
Money is more important than brain damage...
Aug 27th 2019
9
To some people it is...
Aug 27th 2019
11
      No doubt
Aug 27th 2019
12
same parents who take their kids Trunk or Treating
Aug 28th 2019
14
This shouldn’t have made me chuckle but it did
Aug 29th 2019
17
      i had to think about this for a minute
Aug 29th 2019
20
RE: Participation in all sports are at all time low
Aug 29th 2019
16
this is starting the ripple effect
Aug 29th 2019
21
One other point. I played in HS and most of my friends did as well
Aug 30th 2019
22
good! if free public college becomes a thing
Aug 30th 2019
23
coming soon: military draft
Aug 30th 2019
24
Headline is deceptive. Sports participation down as a whole
Aug 30th 2019
26

bentagain
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1. "Jay'll fix it."
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15. "this is hilarious..."
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good one

  

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MEAT
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2. "It’s hot as fuck "
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3. "Parents are smarter and not as desperate"
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Unless college athletes get paid, I just don't see why a kid would want to play.

Most parents now see through the sports addiction hype and refuse to put their children's bodies up for sale for a few years of local town glory.

The head injuries, dashed hopes and broken promises from the sports industry is another bubble waiting to burst. So many people at the top make so much yet so many black and brown athletes' families remain poor. Something is twisted adn I am so happy people are leaving football.

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4. "Ever play a team sport?"
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Mori
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8. "Yes, brothers, uncles, nephews"
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From little league to professional football. Yes, football is an option but why should black people's interest in sports only be relegated to playing? Why not have little leagues for agents, sports announcements, team management, marketing.

Sports is an industry, yet we feel like blacks only role is in playing the sport.

Short sighted, ignorant and racist.

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Buddy_Gilapagos
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13. "wait I don't understand, are you saying you played team sports or"
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did your brothers, uncles, nephews?

I ask because you seem to be asking why would anyone want to play football which would make a lot of sense as a question if you never played a team sport.

Other than that the idea of little leagues for agents, sports announcements, team management, marketing sound horrible to me.

I agree that sports is an industry which is part of the problem and I think the way to address that problem isn't to make it more of an industry by adding all those roles but rather to make it less of an industry and return to more of it's roots of being a local activity for kids for fun. Year round travel teams that forces kids to play only one sport and focus on it like a career sucks for kids these days.

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legsdiamond
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5. "A lot of black kids get rich playing sports"
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Sure, it’s the best of the best but those that make it make good money

What they do with it once they make it is up to them.

shut up already, damn

  

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6. "A lot of black kids get a shot at an education they might not have other..."
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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7. "Show me data? "
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I would really like to see a deep analysis of how many black kids get rich playing sports. Then I'd like to see those stats broken down by sport. Is football worth the long term mental and physical pain?

How does that so called wealth translate into long term generational wealth for that kid's family?

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legsdiamond
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10. "The minimum salary for an NFL player is $480K"
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Even if make the practice squad you make $129K

Now is it worth it for the physical punishment? Maybe not.

As far as generational wealth. Well, that is up to the player. Hell, I don’t make anything close to 480K and I’ve prolly saved more money for my kids in 3 years than some athletes who live check to check and take out dumb loans to keep up with other players who are balling out.

I’m not saying the system is perfect, it’s far from it BUT these players have chances to make moves and pimp the system while they are in it if they want. Do they want to party and bullshit or take classes that can help them manage their assets?

shut up already, damn

  

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25. "Percentage of high school players who go pro is minuscule "
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This thread is about high school ball.

Saying you’re going to make it to the league while you’re playing high school football is almost a punchline at this point.

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18. "what percentage of kids who play hs sports make it pro?"
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Seems a bit like saying a lot of people have gotten rich playing the lottery. Doesn't make it a wise investment.

  

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19. "A tiny fraction. "
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Thu Aug-29-19 09:55 AM by legsdiamond

          

but I wasn’t trying to imply playing HS sports will make you rich.

I was speaking to the college paid athlete angle. Even tho it’s still a tiny fraction of them that make it pro... the risk to them is worth it because you can make generational money inna short amount of time.

and it’s not like the lottery because you have more opportunities to push your numbers up.

shut up already, damn

  

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9. "Money is more important than brain damage..."
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11. "To some people it is..."
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People work dangerous jobs every day for a paycheck.

shut up already, damn

  

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12. "No doubt"
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That’s definitely a decision adults should be making for themselves.

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14. "same parents who take their kids Trunk or Treating"
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17. "This shouldn’t have made me chuckle but it did"
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First time I heard this shit I was like.. the hell?

shut up already, damn

  

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20. "i had to think about this for a minute"
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i completely forgot that was a thing. figured it was a typo until it clicked.

  

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16. "RE: Participation in all sports are at all time low"
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Kids rather be playing video games and making youtube videos these days.


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21. "this is starting the ripple effect"
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we'll see it at upper levels in the years to come.

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22. "One other point. I played in HS and most of my friends did as well"
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Most of us didn’t go pro or even play in college and the majority of us are fine physically and stable financially.

My boss’ son is on the spectrum. I watched my boss break down when discussing his son lying to him about eating lunch with friends when he was sitting alone.

Fast forward this year and he plays football for the first time and his confidence, social circle has exploded.

shut up already, damn

  

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23. "good! if free public college becomes a thing"
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Football damn near dies.
Love the sport, hate the industry and the brutality around it

  

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24. "coming soon: military draft"
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26. "Headline is deceptive. Sports participation down as a whole"
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Fri Aug-30-19 07:19 PM by spirit

  

          

“Overall sports participation was 7,937,491, a decline of 43,395 from 2017-18.”

Would have to break it out by sport to see if the football participation drop is steeper than the drop in other sports, on a percentage level.


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