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NJ bans trash-talking among HS athletes will it work?
http://pix11.com ^ | june 21, 2013 | Andrew Ramos

Posted on 06/22/2013 6:20:06 AM PDT by lowbridge

It’s no secret, Governor Chris Christie has done his fair share of trash talking over the years, and now in his own state of New Jersey, a new ban targeting high school students who talk trash at sporting events will be soon going into effect.

The office of the Attorney General of New Jersey along with the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) plan to enforce new rules that will make it clear that harassing conduct related to race, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religion will not be tolerated.

The “trash talk” ban will affect nearly 500 high schools, 250,000 student athletes and tens of thousands of coaches come this Fall.

Question is: is this ban really going to stop the trash talking that has become a pastime for most athletes.

“When dealing with athletes on a professional level, yeah I think a ban would work,” Fort Lee High School senior Samuel Yeom told PIX 11 News. “But on a high school level, it shouldn’t be done. It will be hard to regulate because we don’t have refs with super hearing.”

Meanwhile, Edgewater resident Joe Kim thinks the ban will do more damage than good when it goes into effect.

(Excerpt) Read more at pix11.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: newjersey; sourcetitlenoturl; trashtalk; trashtalking

1 posted on 06/22/2013 6:20:06 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Your momma.


2 posted on 06/22/2013 6:25:07 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: lowbridge

It is always amusing to see government entities regulating speech. Soon any criticism of liberals will be considered hate speech and subject to prosecution.


3 posted on 06/22/2013 6:29:29 AM PDT by allendale
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To: Drango

First Amendment??? We don’t need no stinkin’ First Amendment.


4 posted on 06/22/2013 6:30:48 AM PDT by Walrus (America died on November 6, 2012 --- RIP)
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To: allendale

So the nj folks are going to bully the kids into not bullying? HUH?


5 posted on 06/22/2013 6:31:18 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: lowbridge
Political Correctness comes to the playing field...

We are doomed...

Our adversaries must be laughing themselves silly

6 posted on 06/22/2013 6:32:45 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: lowbridge
My understanding is that this regulation was aimed primarily at addressing incidents involving athletes and spectators, but this is pathetic.

Compare that idiocy to vintage bit of NHL trash-talking from the Stanley Cup Finals back in the early 1990s [CAUTION: Replete with very adult language]:

Get off the ******** ice, ya f@&&ot!

7 posted on 06/22/2013 6:42:16 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: lowbridge

If parents would get their kids involved in non team sports and even the team sports that do exist OUTSIDE the school confines, there would be no school teams for libs to use as agenda tools. The best solution is homeschooling, but even a charter school is far better.

It’s like TV. Many Conservatives always find an excuse why they just HAVE to have their sports/whatever channels and bitch the media they fund via their cable bill are evil. Personally I think helping fund Americas demise is a bad idea but some seem to have excuses for everything..

Can’t have cake and eat it too.


8 posted on 06/22/2013 6:53:29 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

EDIT:

The best solution is homeschooling, but even a charter school is far better than public schooling.


9 posted on 06/22/2013 6:54:48 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: lowbridge

It’s not the words that people say - it’s what they think before they speak the words.

To really protect us from words that make people feel sad or threatened the government should address the root cause of the problem.

The perfect solution would be to just execute people who have harsh thoughts about others.

/s


10 posted on 06/22/2013 7:04:57 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Free Stuff, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: lowbridge

The biggest trash talkers are black athletes. Hope the leftists have fun with that. Oh yeah, they’ll build an exception to the rule for “oppressed minorities”.


11 posted on 06/22/2013 7:10:14 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Iron Munro

> The perfect solution would be to just execute people who have harsh thoughts about others.

/s

Sharia Law coming soon to a city near you.

Trash talk is as much a part of the sport as playing it. Makes for a more competitive match too. Need to keep the nanny cry over spilled mikl PC wusses out of the arena. Probably just a bunch of pinheads that have never played sports in their lives making those stupid decisions


12 posted on 06/22/2013 7:13:04 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Norm Lenhart
It’s like TV. Many Conservatives always find an excuse why they just HAVE to have their sports/whatever channels and bitch the media they fund via their cable bill are evil.

Cafeteria style cable is the wave of the future, when it gets here I'll have 5 channels at the most. If I were the only one in the family it would be 2 channels. Isn't the day that MSNBC et al bites the dust going to be special.

I read in Forbes, about a year ago, that there already is a company somewhere in the south that offers a form of this service.

13 posted on 06/22/2013 7:16:06 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Norm Lenhart
It’s like TV. Many Conservatives always find an excuse why they just HAVE to have their sports/whatever channels and bitch the media they fund via their cable bill are evil.

Cafeteria style cable is the wave of the future, when it gets here I'll have 5 channels at the most. If I were the only one in the family it would be 2 channels. Isn't the day that MSNBC et al bites the dust going to be special.

I read in Forbes, about a year ago, that there already is a company somewhere in the south that offers a form of this service.

14 posted on 06/22/2013 7:16:35 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Depends on the school and what the faculty will tolerate.

I coached high school baseball in SoCal for three seasons and aside from the too common f-bombs, I never recall trash-talking to or from any of the teams we faced.


15 posted on 06/22/2013 7:16:37 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Alberta's Child

“Hanrahan, your wife is a dyke!”


16 posted on 06/22/2013 7:17:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lowbridge

Conduct related to race, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion or FREE SPEECH will not be tolerated.


17 posted on 06/22/2013 7:18:24 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: onedoug

“I coached high school baseball in SoCal for three seasons and aside from the too common f-bombs, I never recall trash-talking to or from any of the teams we faced.”

Unlike football and basketball, baseball lacks a culture of trash talking. It also seems to lack the same high percentage of black athletes.


18 posted on 06/22/2013 7:20:33 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: BlueStateRightist
baseball lacks a culture of trash talking.

So, "We Want a Pitcher, Not a Belly Itcher"...doesn't count?

19 posted on 06/22/2013 7:22:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

One of the funniest movies ever made.

On my top-ten list.


20 posted on 06/22/2013 7:27:37 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: lowbridge

Hell, they’re emasculating the warriors of the military - high time they do the same to the sports arena warriors. The drive to work hard to win is part of what keeps the Human race plugging along and they want to kill it off .. oh wait, that would save Mommy Earth.


21 posted on 06/22/2013 7:54:44 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: lowbridge

What I can’t seem to uncover is if they draw a distinction between
trash talking and taunting. Clearly there are rules against taunting
even in pro sports like the NFL. As one who coached HS football
fot 11yrs I never cared for trash talking OR taunting. I’ve always
considered quiet confidence to be the “American Way”. Trash
talk to me is for the friggin Nazis and we quietly and confidently
kicked their asses. What I disliked especially was parents and fans
giving the opposing players grief from the stands. Our rival
was an inter-city all minority school. We prepped our kids for fan
generated abuse and we beat them as much as they beat us.


22 posted on 06/22/2013 9:41:14 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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