Monday, August 10, 2009

Lack of Sportsmanship Results In Another Black Eye For Greece?

I found this comment and link left in the comment area on a different website.

"The final game between the Greece Cobra and Greece Eclipse U 19 Girls travel soccer teams last week resulted in nearly $7,000 in fines due to unruley parents and coaches."

Link

$6000 in fines were due to "Cobra sideline warned by referee about comments on officiating in 50th minute, 20 fans were ejected in the 60th minute, by Rule 802 each spectator ejection results in a $300 fine"

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are the offending parties paid or volunteer? Just wondering since it still is offensive either way.

SCATS said...

To 6PM ~~ Good question.

Anonymous said...

Sports are not a "game" for the kids to play anymore. All the parents think their kid will play pro someday.They all want to live their lives through their kids.
I give the volunteer coaches and paid refs alot of credit for the abuse they have to put up with. If you go to any of these games you will also notice that the parents doing the screaming are not the ones volunteering.

Anonymous said...

How about the Thunder player who with his buddies outnumbered another kid and beat him up. Its true I verified the story by talking to a person who witnessed it. Greece athletics offensive you bet. These same kids and parents will soon be making our town look bad when they begin the fall sports season for their high school teams. Any player involved in this or parent for that matter should not be allowed to play or attend any Section 5 games this fall. I am sick of hearing about this BS

SCATS said...

To 7:06PM ~~ The other component that you didn't mention is the scholarship money. Without the possibility of that, many of these parents wouldn't bother (IMHO). Greed and fame drives people to do things they wouldn't otherwise be party to. Greece sports programs reflect that mentality. For that reason, I tell parents that your children are better off engaging in other types of activities where they won't be exposed to the "values" these folks live by.

Anonymous said...

"Its true I verified the story by talking to a person who witnessed it."

This is known as "hearsay" and therefore means absolutely nothing. I too have heard this story, secondhand of course, just like you. I can't give it any credence as a result and certainly wouldn't be posting about it as a fact.

SCATS said...

To 8:53PM ~~ Over the years, I've discovered that very little of the hearsay turns out to be false in this town.

Anonymous said...

Funny thing is I just read this article here and earlier today a coworker of mine mentioned that his son's 17U baseball team (Warsaw) had just played a Greece team this weekend (in Chili I think). He said they were the worst behaved group of parents/kids he'd ever seen.

Anonymous said...

With press like this, I can't image why Hilton didn't want the Cobra soccer fields in their town.

Anonymous said...

Civility is taught at home.