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Mercy Rules in Football. What do you think of it?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by ABQCOWBOY, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    No doubt there some dad/coaches who have no business coaching little kids. I do think there are many life lessons to be learned in organized sports that can benefit men and women later on in life. Back to the mercy rule I just think it teaches kids that it is alright to quit. When things look bad don't worry just quit. I would much rather lose than be a quitter
  2. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    I Think the eagles will be thankful for them this sunday
  3. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    a totally different point from the one made by the poster who said that it teachs you about the consequences of not working hard enough.

    the implication that losing teaches you about the consequences of not working hard enough is crap
  4. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    what does that have to do with mercy rules not teaching people the consequences of not working hard enough?
  5. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    As I said earlier, my post was not just about working hard. That is certainly part of it but that's not nearly all of it. This question has already been answered in this thread. I see no reason to rehash it.
  6. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    His post discussed learning the consequences of not working hard. I was not responding to your post.
  7. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I think the point is that the stupid phrase "Learn to work harder" is just that....a stupid phrase as it pertains to winning and losing. It doesn't matter sometimes how hard you work (Not to say that you shouldn't, because you should always no matter what) the other guys are simply better.
  8. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    Cowboys are going to wish they had this rule sunday

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