Date: Thu Oct 1 22:52:48 2009

Author: Sam Sampere

Subject: Re: UM Intercollegiate Athletics update


Jerry Jerry Jerry,

There was a time when the football players on campus were required to be polite, required to not only attend class, but also pass. Ok, sure, some of the stars back then took basketweaving, but I don't that that was the rule for the entire team.

Now these guys are rude and obnoxious. And I'm guessing that a good percentage just made it out of high school, can't do 9th math or read 8th grade level material, but they're in college to play football and NOT for an education. Maybe they're here for an edumacation.

Please don't take offense, there are acceptions to the rule. And I think the rules changed long ago...

The root of the problem though is the system and NOT the kids. They are simply products of the system. The system sucks...


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Jerry DiMarco
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: [tap-l] UM Intercollegiate Athletics update

Thanks Sam, appreciate the compliment. All you outspoken individuals
must not have played football, but what's the likelihood no one else on
this list has either? You are entitled to your opinion of course, but it
should be respectful of different ways of life or values...


At 10/1/2009 12:43 PM, you wrote:
>Don't get me going. I used to love college football. Now that it's a
>business, I can't stand it! And let's not talk about the mental abilities
>of the average football player. Even worst, the above average football player!