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Using Sports To Teach Children How To Hate!

In boston, sports, TV, writing on 10/16/2012 at 17:15

I remember the chant dimly, a Red Sox/Orioles game when I was seven or eight years old. It didn’t seem odd, or menacing, just slightly out of place. A few months later, when my parents took me and my brother to a taping off WWF Thursday Night Smackdown, it erupted again. Finally, when it burst out randomly in Faneuil Hall one evening, I had to ask. “Dad, why do people yell ‘Yankees suck’ all the time, even when no Yankees are around to hear it?”

I can’t remember my dad’s exact response, but it went something along the lines of this: those people are idiots, that chant is senseless, and it’s embarrassing that Red Sox fans–and Boston citizens in general–took it up as an unofficial slogan.

While it’s a regional example, the “Yankees suck” chant is an example of how we can all learn a lesson between uneducated hatred and spirited competition.

Do they!?

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Laura Robson ends Kim Clijster’s career at the US Open

In sports, TV, writing on 08/30/2012 at 16:57

Wednesday night’s lineup on Arthur Ashe Stadium featured two British players, world number three Andy Murray and eighteen year old Laura Robson, who paired to win the mixed doubles silver medal in front of a home crowd at the 2012 London Olympics. The two found themselves in polar positions Wednesday night, with Robson a huge underdog against the twenty-third seed and three time champion Kim Clijsters, while Murray was heavily favored over inconsistent Croat Ivan Dodig.

Clijsters, Robson

Laura Robson, however, went on to post arguably the biggest win of her singles career.

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