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Post by MC ADMI » Fri, 29 Aug 1997 04:00:00


I want to know why some schools are snobs at regattas?  I know my school
makes it a point to meet new people at every race.  Certian schools won't
even give you the time of day when you try to talk to them.  I don't
understand, it makes sense to meet people.  What if your an unfriendly
person and you break a oiece of equiptment on race day.  Wouldn't it be
easier to have friends at several schools that you can ask for help,
instead of being anti social and unable to race due to broken equiptment.
I'm open to any opinions anyone might have.  I look forward to meeting you
all at a race soon.  I'll be in the Black and Gold colors of Wichita State
University...come on over and say hi.
See you on the shores,
Brad

 
 
 

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Post by osca » Fri, 29 Aug 1997 04:00:00


says...

Quote:

>I want to know why some schools are snobs at regattas?  I know my school
>makes it a point to meet new people at every race.  Certian schools won't
>even give you the time of day when you try to talk to them.  I don't
>understand, it makes sense to meet people.  What if your an unfriendly
>person and you break a oiece of equiptment on race day.  Wouldn't it be
>easier to have friends at several schools that you can ask for help,
>instead of being anti social and unable to race due to broken equiptment.
>I'm open to any opinions anyone might have.  I look forward to meeting you
>all at a race soon.  I'll be in the Black and Gold colors of Wichita State
>University...come on over and say hi.
>See you on the shores,
>Brad

This is not rec.sesame.street so cool it GROVER!!!!!

 
 
 

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Post by L.J.Richar » Sat, 30 Aug 1997 04:00:00



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>:I want to know why some schools are snobs at regattas?  I know my school
>:makes it a point to meet new people at every race.  Certian schools won't
>:even give you the time of day when you try to talk to them.  I don't
>:understand, it makes sense to meet people.  What if your an unfriendly
>:person and you break a oiece of equiptment on race day.  Wouldn't it be
>:easier to have friends at several schools that you can ask for help,
>:instead of being anti social and unable to race due to broken equiptment.
>:I'm open to any opinions anyone might have.  I look forward to meeting you
>:all at a race soon.  I'll be in the Black and Gold colors of Wichita State
>:University...come on over and say hi.

>Hi.

>:See you on the shores,
>:Brad
>:
>:

>Jeremy (always friendly and polite to all schoolboy rowers.)

Hi.

Lew (Always friendly to J15 rowers!)

 
 
 

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Post by Kieran Coghla » Sat, 30 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I want to know why some schools are snobs at regattas?  I know my school
> makes it a point to meet new people at every race.  Certian schools won't
> even give you the time of day when you try to talk to them.  I don't
> understand, it makes sense to meet people.  What if your an unfriendly
> person and you break a oiece of equiptment on race day.  Wouldn't it be
> easier to have friends at several schools that you can ask for help,
> instead of being anti social and unable to race due to broken equiptment.
> I'm open to any opinions anyone might have.  I look forward to meeting you
> all at a race soon.  I'll be in the Black and Gold colors of Wichita State
> University...come on over and say hi.
> See you on the shores,
> Brad

Dude-

What is your problem?  By my count you've posted some version of this
message at least FOUR times in the last two days.  If you're not getting
the response you were hoping for, it's because people haven't deemed the
subject worth writing about.

Maybe teams aren't friendly at regattas because overyly happy dolts like
you keep approaching them and distracting them from their task at hand:
kicking your ass on the water.

It reminds me of the agressive born-again religious people that roam the
campus at school, "Hi, I'm Joe Religious!"  "Go away."  "Are you new
around here?"  "No."  "Do you want to come to church with me???"  "No."
"Can I have lunch with you?"  "No."  "Do you want to read this
informative brochure about your saviour?"  "No."  "What's your name?"
"Go away."  "Do you know your saviour?  Hey! Why are you running away?
Are you late for class?"

Give it a rest, and make friends AFTER the racing.

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Post by MC ADMI » Sat, 30 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Finally someone willing to reply to my post and all they can do is insult
me.  This was exactly what I was saying in the first post.  Why can't we
just  trade stories and enjoy the sport.  Why do so many feel like it's
important to trash other rowers?  It just doesn't make sense.

 
 
 

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Post by Victor Aust » Sat, 30 Aug 1997 04:00:00

J. Fife writes (in response to MC ADMIN1):

Quote:
>Do you win many races???  It seems to me that you spend way too much
>time at regattas sociallizing with your oponents, or at least trying to.
> Leave those of us who are focusing on winning alone please!!  
>Socializing at regattas is for the spectators, not competitors.  
>Socialize with your team if you must.

 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Actually, MC ADMIN, it might it might be better for the gene pool if
you don't socialize at all.
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Post by Daniel Ry » Sat, 30 Aug 1997 04:00:00



<giant .sig snip>

Now Victor that wasn't very nice - and I might add you would help the
gene pool too by not socializing.  :)
Dan

 
 
 

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Post by m. k. scanl » Sun, 31 Aug 1997 04:00:00

There are sportsmen (and women) and there are athletes.  As you have
seen from replies to your posting, unfortunately these two beings are
not necessarily synonymous.

Although it is disappointing,  it really shouldn't be surprising.
"Bad boy" athletes, insulting commentators, flames,  etc. run
throughout our modern culture.  Don't let it get you down, though.
The best way to reply to those who would try to make you uncivil is to
win graciously, smile warmly and speak sincerely.  I'm sure a rowing
career based on warmth, camaraderie and self-motivation will be
healthier and happier for you in the long term than trying to motivate
yourself with hatred.

After all,  if you are contemptuous of your opponent,  what happens if
you DO lose?  What does that make you worth? Beneath contempt?  No,  I
say love your enemy and kick his ass anyway (it will help motivate him
to try harder next time).  Love and peace through inner strength.

-mks


Quote:
>Finally someone willing to reply to my post and all they can do is insult
>me.  This was exactly what I was saying in the first post.  Why can't we
>just  trade stories and enjoy the sport.  Why do so many feel like it's
>important to trash other rowers?  It just doesn't make sense.

 
 
 

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Post by MEls » Sun, 31 Aug 1997 04:00:00

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>This is not rec.sesame.street so cool it GROVER!!!!!

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This wouldn't be from Greg "I Love Trash" Doyle would it???
The irascible rowing curmudgeon strikes again!!

 
 
 

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Post by Jillian & Drew Cosgro » Mon, 01 Sep 1997 04:00:00

I know exactly what you mean!  I used to row fro Susquehanna
University in PA.  We were a club sport and ergo, extremely
underfunded.  We benefited from friends and coleagues at several
races.  We also were able to help out many rowers at these various
regattas.

We didn't have much to offer interms of extra equipment but we had
rower power.  With two HWT Mens 8's you can pick up most trailers!  We
were also fortunate to have a father of one of the rowers who was a
contractor and knew how to weld very well.  Several trailers from
various parts of the country were patched back up do to the
friendliness and comraderie of rowers.

It all boils down to the fact of just being human.  Some people try to
excuse the rudeness by saying "oh, we were just in the zone." or
""Well you can't expect everyone to be friends."  Well we can expect
everyone to be courteous.

One last bit.  My partner and I rowed to fifth place in 92 at the Dad
Vails in the 2-.  We had to borrow one boat from Stockton State
College for the prequals and another from Penn AC fro the finals
because Stockton was rowing it in the finals against us.  Without the
help of these two teams and their rowers and coaches, Adam and I would
have never gotten on the water.

Be nice and you will be surprised at what happens!

Yours in Rowing


ROW HARD!!!

Quote:

>I want to know why some schools are snobs at regattas?  I know my school
>makes it a point to meet new people at every race.  Certian schools won't
>even give you the time of day when you try to talk to them.  I don't
>understand, it makes sense to meet people.  What if your an unfriendly
>person and you break a oiece of equiptment on race day.  Wouldn't it be
>easier to have friends at several schools that you can ask for help,
>instead of being anti social and unable to race due to broken equiptment.
>I'm open to any opinions anyone might have.  I look forward to meeting you
>all at a race soon.  I'll be in the Black and Gold colors of Wichita State
>University...come on over and say hi.
>See you on the shores,
>Brad

 
 
 

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Post by Mcre » Wed, 03 Sep 1997 04:00:00

First of all I wrote the article once and it was posted several ways due
to a crappy computer system at my place of employment.  Next I want to
address you Mr. "Oscar".  Does that name come from living in such a dump of
a city like Philadelphia?  I would know being from there, and happily no
longer living there.  I think the one post hit it on the nose, Im not
looking to find a lover or anything, I just saying that our sport in all
it's splendor could use so tuning of the social skills.  I like to make
friends at Regattas simply in case of the emergency.  I row at a school
that our sport will never be fully funded because of our baseball team gets
all the money.  I enjoy the sport and the majority of the people who are
involved in it.  I don't think your getting my point, I'm trying to do my
part to make this sport open to everyone.  By being friendly it makes a
more enjoyable environment for all.  Would you rather be at a race and have
it be like North Phila. where it's a gang situation, or would you prefer a
race atmosphere where you know if something goes wrong you have contacts at
other schools that might be able to help.  It seems pretty obvious which
one we should pick.

 
 
 

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Post by Kieran Coghla » Wed, 03 Sep 1997 04:00:00

Quote:



>>Actually, MC ADMIN, it might it might be better for the gene pool if
>>you don't socialize at all.
> <giant .sig snip>

> Now Victor that wasn't very nice - and I might add you would help the
> gene pool too by not socializing.  :)
> Dan

Seems to me like the gene pool could use a little chlorine...

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   Kieran Coghlan, Mechanical Engineer, The Boeing Company
                Cal Irvine Rowing, '92-'96
------------------------------------------------------------------
"...The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.
    I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
    I shall use my time."  --Jack London
------------------------------------------------------------------
 Views expressed are not necessarily those of The Boeing Company.
------------------------------------------------------------------

 
 
 

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Post by Mcre » Wed, 03 Sep 1997 04:00:00

Keep your friends close, but keep your enimies even closer.

 
 
 

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Post by Mcre » Wed, 03 Sep 1997 04:00:00

Drew Cosgrove...Amen Brother!!  I should have known a fellow Marine would
have the sense to see what I was saying.  The may attack us and call us
bullet sponges but they are the same ones who come to us when there is
trouble and they need someone who can get the job done.  They can call
names and try to put us down, but until they have walked in our shoes they
don't have a clue what it's like.  It's all about networking and teamwork.  
Semper Fi!!

 
 
 

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Post by John Fif » Wed, 03 Sep 1997 04:00:00

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> Keep your friends close, but keep your enimies even closer.

AH!! The "Godfather"