User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    San Jose, California
    Posts
    1,641
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Badminton beats football

    While driving home listening to the Sport Radio Channel, Tom Tobert said "Sigh. Saint Mary College decided to drop the football program and keep the badminton team. ". Hard to believe it in United States.

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Basement Boiler Room
    Posts
    22,118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    LOL, it's not even April 1

  3. #3
    Regular Member wilfredlgf's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Malaysia
    Posts
    2,579
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Sadly, incidents of such are also very rare.

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Well, badminton would be much cheaper to support than football, and if the college loses in football all the time, not too many would cry about the cut.

    Besides, it sounds like a private Catholic school. Maybe football was too violent. Badminton is better suited for teaching good manners and sportsmanship, right?

  5. #5
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    35,919
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    <whining mode on>

    well, truth is, there are 30 other athletic programs in Saint Mary that didn't get cut. only football was.

    but why was badminton specificly mentioned in the news radio?

    coz the ignorant and short sighted host of the radio program thinks that badminton is a worthless backyard sport so why keep it instead of football.

    <whining mode off>

    i feel much better now.

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    TW
    Posts
    3,949
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Well, football is really hard to support and to fund. Since you really need to spend big bucks on recruiting good players, and the annual cost of a team (at least 40+ people) is really high, not to mention the equipment cost and the field cost.
    Also, it's hard to do good in football because there are already too many good schools/teams outside. Private schools always having a hard time on football programs.

    In other hand, badminton is easy to do. You just need to get a gym, equipments, and coaches and you are ready to roll. Especially in singles games, it is very possible to have small schools to win since it's not based on the populatino to win a badminton game .

    Anyway, badminton is all good

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    New York, US
    Posts
    10,283
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Originally posted by kwun


    coz the ignorant and short sighted host of the radio program thinks that badminton is a worthless backyard sport so why keep it instead of football.

    I also have the same feeling. At least, the result is good.

  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    71
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    he shouldn't be sighin, it makes complete sense.

    Badminton is tops!!! ya

  9. #9
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Outside the box
    Posts
    13,267
    Mentioned
    33 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Originally posted by bluejeff
    Well, football is really hard to support and to fund. Since you really need to spend big bucks on recruiting good players, and the annual cost of a team (at least 40+ people) is really high, not to mention the equipment cost and the field cost.
    Also, it's hard to do good in football because there are already too many good schools/teams outside. Private schools always having a hard time on football programs.

    In other hand, badminton is easy to do. You just need to get a gym, equipments, and coaches and you are ready to roll. Especially in singles games, it is very possible to have small schools to win since it's not based on the populatino to win a badminton game .
    Should be promoting this concept to other private schools

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Originally posted by kwun
    <whining mode on>

    well, truth is, there are 30 other athletic programs in Saint Mary that didn't get cut. only football was.

    but why was badminton specificly mentioned in the news radio?

    coz the ignorant and short sighted host of the radio program thinks that badminton is a worthless backyard sport so why keep it instead of football.

    <whining mode off>

    i feel much better now.
    So to expand that report a little, it might go like this...

    "How could St. Mary's College drop a red-blooded American sport like football in favor of a sissy sport that was imported to us, which is dominated by other countries, and that should be relegated to backyards and picnics in the park anyway. Next thing you know, they will be dropping baseball and basketball in favor of lawn darts and croquet."

  11. #11
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Basement Boiler Room
    Posts
    22,118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I have a theory on this although i can't provide tangible proof.
    Also what i will be saying can be construed as discrimination but it's not. I'm sure St. Mary college wouldn't officially say it either.

    So here goes.
    Since it's a private school, the students i'm sure come from well to do families and costs of football aren't the reason for dropping the football program. Both St. Mary college and their students can afford any program they wish.

    reason #1: Drugs and steroid are prevalent in football, probably highest of any sports. This record give bad image to this private school.

    reason #2: I have mentioned somewhere in this forum that football players have necks bigger than their heads. So on average, football players have lower IQ. Students with football career in mind go to college with a football program to further their football ambiton and academic is an after thought. Since academic is low priority and a passing grade is enough get a degree which they prolly don't use anyway except for easier road to pro football. I think some pro teams pressure football colleges to give 'passing grades' to poor performing students so certain students can graduate and sign on their team. It's like a signing bonus, a favor is done for that student. Often bribery is used between school staff and pro team.

    As for most colleges,full enrollment and high tuition can only be attain if it has high average GPA. Football students bring the college GPA average down. So to attract the rich and smart students, especially when enrollment application is greater than seats, high GPA and clean image is highly desirable. A college will definitely not go publicly and say we only want 'certain' class of students, or they'll be sued off left and right. Removing the pressure from 'outside' sources is a bonus.

    IMO
    Last edited by cooler; 03-08-2004 at 02:40 AM.

Similar Threads

  1. badminton vs football
    By george in forum General Forum
    Replies: 21
    : 02-15-2008, 09:59 AM
  2. Golden Gade Beats Super Dan 2-1
    By qhappiness in forum China Masters 2006
    Replies: 0
    : 03-11-2006, 08:59 AM
  3. Hallam beats Mia!
    By jump_smash in forum Singapore / Indonesia / Malaysia Open 2003
    Replies: 8
    : 09-01-2003, 01:36 AM
  4. How to promote Badminton Football style
    By Bbn in forum General Forum
    Replies: 0
    : 01-02-2003, 08:43 PM
  5. Denmark Beats Korea!!
    By andymcg in forum Thomas/Uber Cup 2002
    Replies: 0
    : 05-09-2002, 11:15 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •