.

Sports

From youth sports to high school Flag as Inappropriate

Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors. What's on your mind? What's on your mind? Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell something
Posts awaiting your approval 0
Patch file photo.
Douglas Quaid July 10, 2014 at 01:08 pm
Glad to see limits (hopefully) being place on high school football. The research shows time andRead More time again the damage being done to the human brain after consistent hits to the head. Minimizing the risk seems like the natural and best thing to do.
JMarsh July 10, 2014 at 02:15 pm
I totally agree with limiting the chance of brain trauma. One thing we need to remember is thatRead More junior high and high school students' brains are still developing.
Giorgio C. July 10, 2014 at 04:39 pm
For those who think it is ok for your kid to get their brain throttled, do you support their use ofRead More drugs, too? Mixed messages.
California Chrome. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Geoff Burton May 30, 2014 at 10:20 pm
Go California Chrome
robin May 31, 2014 at 09:57 am
cruel sport... Horses that don't make the track are slaughtered or abandoned. As with anyRead More equistrain "events' horses are mistreated so bad it makes the heart sink.
A Delargo June 4, 2014 at 01:59 pm
WHAAAAAA !
Steve Ballmer. Patch file photo.
RAYSAY May 30, 2014 at 01:58 pm
When you got money to burn, whats a couple Billion for the fun of it. I thought the NBARead More commissioner said that Sterling has damaged the NBA brand. Of course that was B.S., just like this whole racist charade of 'my feelings were hurt' because an old man said something in the privacy of his home, secretly and illegally recorded on this senior citizen who probably borders on dementia. What we have here is a reverse-racism hypocritical shakedown, regardless of the price obtained by a greedy wife, he was still forced to sell. NBA owners especially with mistresses , watch your mouth around someone you eventually will get tired of. NBA Players, a slip of the tongue could swing back and clock you as well. It plain that hatred for white people is amongst you. The 1st and 4th Amendment just took a major hit and our Bill of Right is hanging by a thread. Why because your feelings got hurt. As IF...
Patch file photo.
Vito Spago May 23, 2014 at 05:34 pm
Must be all cash sale and no sales to Blacks.
mark Smith May 24, 2014 at 06:16 pm
If the Sterling's think they are going to pull and end run around the NBA and the other franchiseRead More owners they got another thing coming. The NBA board of governors have the final say on who buys the Clippers, nice try Donald and Rochelle, your playing in a different court and this one you can't control.
Lynn Glover May 25, 2014 at 08:37 am
Enough about Donald Sterling already. Here's my take on this whole media field day: Today (FridayRead More 5/23) the LA Times has published full hypocrisy as a lead story on the front page, pushing off-stage the usual left-wing, progressive columnists. They have also allowed the sports columnist, Bill Plashke, to chime in from his vantage point. This follows the continuing news weary story of Donald Sterling who is nothing but an 80 year old fool for being caught with his pants down. Nothing more need be said about him, but the politically correct crowd can't let it go as they continue to disregard the first amendment right of anyone to think or speak whatever they want as long as they don't infringe on that right of others. That freedom from infringement does not protect your delicate hearing from offense. By the way, unless there is some legal agreement between the NBA and team owners to the contrary, then the proposed action by the "humiliated" NBA is a clear violation of the fourth amendment. What must we do to stop these people? When I was a kid, as a half breed German, we were called "krauts" (I love sauerkraut too) and Italians were called wops or dagos and so on with the pejoratives. My only care was to not be called late to dinner. Whatever happened to "sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me?" Well now Mark Cuban has waded into the fray only to be derided by a sports columnist for being honest but an ignoramus, in this "enlightened" day and age. But, Cuban is totally correct when he says "we are all prejudiced in one way or another." And, for that matter, I would say viva la difference rather than we should all be alike, in spite of the very human intolerance of our differences. If you think not, you are either brain dead or a hypocrite. Hey, then you should go back to reading Dr. Seuss (remember them with stars on their bellies) and also boning up on human behavior throughout history. I don't care a tinker's damn about Sterling, but I do care what these "holier than thou" progressives are doing to tear our society apart. They need to be taught that human beings are not angels and never will be, so live with it and recognize that this great country has done the best we non-angelic humans can expect in being tolerable of our differences. As far as Cuban is concerned, my only advice is he should not even think about walking on either side of a street populated by black kids in hoodies and bald-headed white guys with tattoos all over their face, nor any other known bad part of town. So, brother, pay attention to stereotypes because there is some reason for them.
Evan Reed
Desert Rat May 28, 2014 at 03:15 pm
It is a bit of a quantum leap to equate a rich celebrity cheating on their wife with some other goodRead More looking female who is either a willing sex partner, or a gold digger looking for a pay day, with a rapist. Rape is usually about revenge, power, anger, payback, etc. Tiger Woods and the others had sex with a lot of other good looking women because they could. Apples and oranges. And just curious Bob the dentist, how are you such an expert on rape? You admit to never having been raped, yet you are so quick to opine that just because somebody finds her story to have some credibility issues, you assume they are chauvinistic, misogynistic, and uneducated? Or have we arrived at the point where any female who makes an allegation should automatically be believed?
Desert Rat May 28, 2014 at 03:16 pm
It is a bit of a quantum leap to equate a rich celebrity cheating on their wife with some other goodRead More looking female who is either a willing sex partner, or a gold digger looking for a pay day, with a rapist. Rape is usually about revenge, power, anger, payback, psychological issues, etc. Tiger Woods and the others had sex with a lot of other good looking women because they liked sex and they could. Apples and oranges. And just curious Bob the dentist, how are you such an expert on rape? You admit to never having been raped, yet you are so quick to opine that just because somebody finds her story to have some credibility issues, you assume they are chauvinistic, misogynistic, and uneducated? Or have we arrived at the point where any female who makes an allegation should automatically be believed?
Bob Perkins DDS May 28, 2014 at 03:48 pm
Desert Rat....Let me clarify..I am not equating rape with high risk sex...I was only saying thatRead More many men, in the celebrity life and otherwise, will risk everything, their careers, etc., to have sex....be it consensual or non consensual. As far as assuming that the women is telling the truth...I have no idea....without more info it would be presumptuous of me to assume anything...it is true, however, that many many men get away with rape, mostly recently Jameis Winston...the evidence against is hard to refute.....I would guess that very few rapes get reported as a percentage of total rapes...the statistics bare this out...and even fewer rapes, still, are prosecuted...thus, not too much fear of any athlete being sent to jail for rape. Mike Tyson is the only one I can think of though I am sure there must be others....
Patch File Photo
CowDung May 30, 2014 at 05:51 am
Please take your commercials someplace else.
Alan Vanderbilt June 11, 2014 at 04:13 pm
Parents ruin sports..
sportsnut July 14, 2014 at 04:39 am
Alan I agree. Parents coach to get their kids and kids friends a leg up. Kids are choosen too basedRead More on parents and kids being friends. Take AAU and All-Stars and positions in each sport. Parents coach because they want their kid in prime positions, kids are friends with certain kids or because a family does not like someone but the kid has talent not playing. You need "out of area" coaches to come and determine if a kid is "that good" to be at the next level not "locals" whom coach because that is the only way the kid will get playing time.
St. Louis Rams Wide Receiver Chris Givens, could be heading to LA, says the Los Angeles Times. Photo Credit: St. Louis Rams
Travis Bickle January 31, 2014 at 12:48 pm
So to the topic at hand. The Rams should jump at the chance to move back to the west coast. St LouisRead More is an awesome sports town if your a baseball team named the Cardinals. For football they are terrible. They have the worst attendance for a team that has been serviceable in recent years.
Travis Bickle January 31, 2014 at 02:17 pm
Penny everyone knows God cheers for the 13 time world champion Green Bay Packers.
Penny Arévalo January 31, 2014 at 02:20 pm
Those would be fighting words ... if I had anything against the Packers. Which I don't.
Danielle January 8, 2014 at 05:42 pm
a sad day for the Wildcats
Robert Parry January 8, 2014 at 10:32 pm
A sad loss for the community. I've spoken to Mr. Maddox several times, and it was obvious he hadRead More his off-the-field priorities in order. A number of very successful coaches have hung it up in recent years, despite being in their prime. Steve Bogan at South Hills, comes to mind. Coaches know going in that minimal pay and long hours is part of a coaches life. I can't help but think that over bearing parents (who openly lobby on blogs and chat rooms for their kids playing time), and a local media that treats kids like professionals are both contributing factors. This is a sad day for the team, for the school and for Monrovia. I must wonder if it isn't a sign of a sadder day regionally and societally.
rubberband January 9, 2014 at 03:48 pm
Yea...many coaches say dealing with snotty Sport-head parents is the worst part of their job....LongRead More ago at a girl's soccer game I saw two parents get into a fist fight, and then when the coach tried to break it up, they jumped him, too. It was utterly insane, and the girls' present said afterward it happened often enough to warrant asking certain parents not to come to games anymore and some people almost got charged with assault...and this was before the internet...so they didn't have the ability to start crap online. What Mr. Parry describes sounds like the adult version of the "mean kids" comes to my mind. Good luck Mr. Maddox...thanks for the time and effort you gave to the job and kids.
See more »