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To: greatdefender
this is ridiculous..

having a male play on an almost exclusive female team is insane.....it would be like allowing a pro football player to play on a HS team...

is it fair to allow that?....how about having a repeatedly held back 22 yro play on a HS team?....

of course not....there are different levels for different athletes...yet no one puts anyone down for playing on a lower level, except of course if its a girls team...

I'll bet this guy couldn't make any boys teams so he decided to be on a girls team....we are supposed to be surprised that he is excelling?.....like Peyton Manning wouldn't be a hit on a HS team...

29 posted on 11/16/2010 9:05:12 PM PST by cherry
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To: cherry

Comparing a boy playing on a girls’ team is not nearly the same as Manning playing against a HS team. Yes, biologically, males may be stronger and/or faster, but field hockey is much more a game of skill, stick-work, & strategy.
Go watch a game of a state championship contender and you’ll understand why your argument makes no sense. They are all EXCELLENT players. He has been playing since he was 3 years old! Most kids around here don’t start until they are in grade school. It is a way of life for men in Europe and the Middle East. There’s no shame in it there, as there shouldn’t be here. Likely, we’re all able to realize that the people who put down a player like this boy, as well as the girls he plays against, was not much of an athlete in High School.
I was on the State Champion Field Hockey team in this same division. I would have relished playing against him. When you play an excellent opponent, there is no choice but to raise your level of play.
it’s interesting to me that most of the people complaining are men, and they’re really just putting him down. Please don’t assume, on the part of the opposite gender no less, that we are anything but OK with his presence. Women fought for Title 9, for EVERYONE. It is not a gender-specific law. It entitles anyone to play on a team of the opposite gender if there is none available for their own gender. I’m thankful for it across the board.
Grow up.


38 posted on 11/17/2010 12:55:03 PM PST by begoney (Women fought for Title 9 for EVERYONE. We're grateful for its equality & don't assume any less of us)
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