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Well, most recently he taught a 16 year old he can quit school because daddy doesn't like the coach. There's a positive life lesson.

 

Yes, he has excelled in providing material advantages for his kids. It's my opinion, however, that such "excellence" stops right there. Let's continue agreeing to disagree.

 

 

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Most kids that are handed everything to them turn into real losers.

 

If the material things are all that matters then I had the worst parents in the world. How dare they make me show respect, do my school work, do chores, and earn money if I wanted to buy something. Those monsters.

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While no one asked (no one cares, more than likely), has he so far produced seemingly positive children who do not outwardly/overtly send young children in appropriate signals or poor messages?—yes. To me, that would go in the ‘good parent’ category. Is he setting his students up to succeed according to ‘majority standards?’—absolutely.

Do I like the way he’s going about it?—no; but simply because his parenting style and personality I s different than it will be with my young child does not immediately make him a moron or wrong in my eyes.


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While no one asked (no one cares, more than likely), has he so far produced seemingly positive children who do not outwardly/overtly send young children in appropriate signals or poor messages?—yes. To me, that would go in the ‘good parent’ category. Is he setting his students up to succeed according to ‘majority standards?’—absolutely.

Do I like the way he’s going about it?—no; but simply because his parenting style and personality I s different than it will be with my young child does not immediately make him a moron or wrong in my eyes.


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Your first point, while it holds a little water, is made of a very small sample size. Those kids are 19, 17, and 16... They're not men yet. One is a young adult, sure. I'm not saying any of them is bound to screw the pooch in a major way, but for the sake of both our views why don't we give it time and see how it goes.

Again, I feel like success by the 'majority standards' reference is vague and likely refers to material gain. My focus is on teaching his/our youth about character. At this point, again, it's a small sample size regarding his kids. I understand it's largely immeasurable because we'll mostly see what they want us to see in the media.

Like you, I don't agree with his methods. When people/kids see the arrogance and egotism equaling material success, what route might they be most tempted to employ I their own lives? Young people today lack humility, accountability, and service to others. Mr. Ball personifies a level of egotism that nears the antithesis of such qualities.

Maybe some people read into "moron" differently than I had intended. You may substitute with, "loud mouth", "ego-feeder", or anything else that displays how ridiculous he can be. And I'll put a hold on my inclusion of his parenting on my original comment. It seems TBD at the moment.

Sorry mods, didn't intend to get a sub thread going. I'll be quiet now



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1 hour ago, Class of '66 Old Fart said:

Per Rabjohns:  NCAA source:  Expect Committee on Infractions to announce North Carolina case penalties, conclusion on Friday.

With the current embarrassment of corrupt recruiting in the news, it wouldn't seem to be a good climate for issuing a weak punishment.  But hey, it's the NCAA, they'll likely find a way!

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It will be something stupid like an X games suspension for Roy and "probation" (which is essentially nothing) that will allow the Dick Vitale's of the world to complain about how Roy got hammered unfairly and he only cares about the kids, and it's punishing the current team, etc., etc., not people that did the crimes.  Which actually takes the focus off of how egregious what UNC did actually was.

Yet, in reality the penalty will amount to basically nothing. 

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