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Using only white players, the number 7 seed St. Mary’s Gaels (29-4) of Northern California beat #10 seed Virginia Commonwealth U. (26-9) in the opening round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

St. Mary’s secret is that 7 of the 15 players on the roster are Australians. The Down Under players scored 50 of St. Mary’s 85 points.

White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks.

 
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  1. Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!

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  2. White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks.

    We will see an analogous development in STEM (including medicine), finance, and law when we cut off foreign nationals from our universities and job market.

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    • Agree: JohnnyWalker123
    • Replies: @Yak-15
    There are few things I would love more than to have the extremely pessimistic views on minority intelligence be completely wrong. Maybe IQ is more elastic than we realize. . .

    However, reality appears to demonstrate otherwise. Sad!
    , @res
    I'm trying to decide how strongly I think this analogy holds. It has some truth, but I believe much of the situation in basketball comes from two factors less present in your analogy:
    1. Blacks maturing faster than whites causing early inferiority causing withdrawal and lack of opportunity (e.g. all star teams as chance to play with the best).
    2. Blacks dominate basketball to a degree sufficient to cause cultural hostility causing withdrawal.

    What do others think?
  3. It also means that Sam Adams will remain on sale at our local chain liquor dealer, but Bogle Chardonnay will return to its normal price Monday morning. (Sunday sales are still a few months off.)

    Why VCU was paired with Bogle, which is just down the road from St Mary’s, I don’t know.

    But St Mary’s should have been paired with 19 Crimes, with its reference to “transportation” to Oz. Instead, that libation is inexplicably (or not) attached to UCLA.

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  4. George says:

    Maybe what this means is something bad has happened to American White and Black “fitness” . The ‘white death’ stories, which are not getting much press now, might be an indication of a deeper more universal ‘fitness’ problem in the US. This vague ‘fitness’ problem might also be the root cause of things like the H1-B visa problem and the growing wealth disparity and need for immigrants in general.

    Australia has done quite well during the global war on terror, supplying few if any military resources with their commodity based industries profiting immensely from the Bush inflation. The school in question sounds Catholic, so the whiteness of their recruits might reflect religion also.

    see pensiontsunami.com for a few ghosts of problems future created by the Bush Obama (Trump?) years of war and lack of investment.

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    • Replies: @Clyde

    Maybe what this means is something bad has happened to American White and Black “fitness” . The ‘white death’ stories, which are not getting much press now, might be an indication of a deeper more universal ‘fitness’ problem in the US.
     
    Check out what Americans/black and white and our immigrant criminals do these days to get thrown in prison. All kinds of retarded sex crimes like raping 80 year old grannies and one year old babies. And zombie style impulse killings. Done by guys who look high on marijuana.....going by their photos. Or zoned out for good with thousand mile stares. For your old fashioned heists that take brains, testosterone, timing and coordination you have to go to Europe and see what Balkans crooks are up to. They also do clever smash and grab in broad daylight. When things get too hot for them they retreat back to the Balkans where they are having nice houses being built for their mama or for retirement from a life of European crime. France seems to be a favorite.

    My point is that the crimes of today (in USA) show declining testosterone and IQs. We really need to establish some offshore prisons and holding pens where costs will be cheaper. There must be lots of good islands for this off Venezuela, where Papillon's Devil's Island was. This was a French prison island off the French Guiana coast. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Island

    , @Old fogey
    Very interesting observation, George. I hope people with knowledge in this area will respond to you.
  5. White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks.

    As does white success in simple survival.

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  6. Is there a team in Australia called The Wizards? There should be.

    White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks.

    Tsk, tsk. First, no data. Second, no tears/no excuses.

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    • Replies: @Anon

    Tsk, tsk. First, no data. Second, no tears/no excuses.
     
    You apparently haven't been around here for very long.
  7. 1803329

    Sorry to hear about that. He’ll be accepted somewhere else though.

    If you want to maintain anonymity, you might want to ask Steve to delete this post.

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    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
    Have you met White Guy in Japan(another poster here), out of curiousity?
  8. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Chrisnonymous
    Is there a team in Australia called The Wizards? There should be.

    White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks.
     
    Tsk, tsk. First, no data. Second, no tears/no excuses.

    Tsk, tsk. First, no data. Second, no tears/no excuses.

    You apparently haven’t been around here for very long.

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  9. 1803329

    He is a comp sci major..speaks 3 languages…is a duo-citizen.

    We shouldn’t be admitting dual citizens to the Naval Academy.

    I hate to say this to the iSteve group, but, admissions to Navy and all the elite U’s are gonna drive this country down to irrelevance. It is just pathetic.

    It isn’t a bad thing that elite universities get watered down by diversity. It means that talented people like your son will go to other schools and that power will be less concentrated in such elite (and liberal globalist) spheres of society. Power is too concentrated as it is. Maybe it will mean that your son doesn’t get brainwashed into hating American peoplehood. Don’t despair: someone with his talents will still have every opportunity for success in this country.

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  10. The Gaels! Let’s not forget that our President’s immigrant mother was a Scottish Gael, a speaker of Scottish Gaelic.

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    • Replies: @snorlax
    An all-white, Australian-flavored basketball team named the Gaels — seems like a Tom Wolfe invention.
    , @Luke Lea
    Speaking of Gaels, it's only an imitation but a good one! https://goo.gl/bLuL71
  11. OT: But looks like everybody immigrant is also Trumpesque in his boasting.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-did-tolkien-have-against-the-word-she-1489529783?tesla=y

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    • Replies: @res
    Sigh. Perhaps that had something to do with almost no female characters in the Hobbit? (any other than Bilbo's mother?): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Hobbit_characters

    I wonder if they are trying to deceive by making people think of The Lord of the Rings which does have major female characters? (e.g. Arwen, Galadriel, Eowyn, is it sad that I can do that from memory except for checking spelling of Eowyn?): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:The_Lord_of_the_Rings_characters
    , @Autochthon
    The man wrote a book for his young son about the adventures of a group of males facing monsters and armies in the wilderness, and so male pronouns predominate, yet it's all some kind of unhinged conspiracy to these morons?

    I expect if I were to read a story written for little girls featuring female fairies and sprites and such arranging flowerbeds, sewing beautiful gowns, and caring for their horses, kittens, and unicorns it would be chock-full of male pronouns?
  12. Lamda says:

    White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks.

    Does this theory of yours apply to other domains?

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Not on a metropolitan level -- You can be a successful white golfer who grew up in suburban Atlanta, say. #1 ranked Dustin Johnson is from Columbia, South Carolina, which is 42% black.

    But there don't seem to be many successful white basketball players who grow up in the suburbs of Atlanta or Chicago or Philadelphia. In recent decades, the best white players have tended to come from overseas or from the Pacific Northwest: thus Gonzaga in Spokane is one of the four #1 seeds in this NCAA tournament.

  13. @Lamda
    White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks.

    Does this theory of yours apply to other domains?

    Not on a metropolitan level — You can be a successful white golfer who grew up in suburban Atlanta, say. #1 ranked Dustin Johnson is from Columbia, South Carolina, which is 42% black.

    But there don’t seem to be many successful white basketball players who grow up in the suburbs of Atlanta or Chicago or Philadelphia. In recent decades, the best white players have tended to come from overseas or from the Pacific Northwest: thus Gonzaga in Spokane is one of the four #1 seeds in this NCAA tournament.

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    • Replies: @hhsiii
    NYC used to produce a lot of white players but that dried up and it doesn't produce as many players at all these days. Billy Cunningham, Mike Dunleavey Sr, John Roche, Brian Winters, Tom Owens, Kevin Joyce, Chris Mullin.

    Nowadays you get a lot of guys from the Balkans and the Baltics. You hear a lot about Porzingis here in NYC but the really great young player is on the Nuggets. Nikola Jokic:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/fivethirtyeight.com/features/nikola-jokic-is-suddenly-one-of-the-best-young-nba-players-of-all-time/amp/

    All the young players are on travel teams and play together. Grayson Allen and Joel Berry were AAU teammates in Florida.

    There's a guy on South Dakota State nobody knew much about as a recruit. Mike Daum. The Dauminator. From Nebraska. But Gonzaga's big Pole handled him easily. Markannen on Arizona is now a projected lottery pick. Maybe native whites just aren't tall enough.
  14. JimB says:

    Similarly, success in playing piano, violin, or cello seems to be correlated with not growing up around Chinese.

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  15. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    1803337

    You’re crying because your son won’t get the opportunity to be mutilated like this girl in a pointless war?

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    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    Well, nobody entering the military thinks along those lines. All the family is thinking right now is, their brilliant, physically courageous son would otherwise be in swimmingly but in the current atmosphere he doesn't have enough diversity Pokémon points.

    I have a similar issue, albeit on a lower scale, with my daughter being wait-listed at Georgia Tech. The school hoovers up thousands of international students, and thus can afford to be ultra-picky about the homegrown talent.

    I would urge Lagertha and her son not to give up. He will get into a fine school and can find another way into the US Navy and a distinguished career. Trump has got us some political and cultural breathing space to prepare for the real fights ahead. I just hope white people can put aside their individualism and tendency to depression and atomization long enough to get organized.
    , @Anonymous

    You’re crying because your son won’t get the opportunity to be mutilated like this girl in a pointless war?
     
    Agreed. And things way things are devolving, being a USN officer in the 2020's and beyond will not be like the 1980's.

    PS: I know someone who wanted to be a Navy officer and naval engineer. MIT is better than USNA in this field so he want to MIT, graduated a few years ago, then went into Navy OCS.
    , @Captain Tripps
    I'm wrestling with a similar dilemma. My son wants to join his HS ROTC because he thinks the old man is some sort of hero paratrooper or something. Granted, military service by his Dad, Mom, Uncle and Grandfathers makes him think its a natural thing to do. But my wife and I are trying to convince him to join the Coast Guard or Air Force; I don't want him getting maimed or dying in some stupid foreign place just so the oligarchy can get richer. What's the point in serving on Hadrian's Wall and getting killed in some stupid skirmish with the Picts, when they're going to overrun the place eventually anyway?

    But at the end of the day, he gets to make his own choices and we have to live with them. But my wife and I will continue to wage our subtle psyop campaign to change his mind into something with a better chance of him staying alive and intact into old age.
  16. robot says: • Website

    “White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks.”

    I don’t follow basketball at any level so this baffles me: are you saying black youths intimidate their white peers in ways unrelated to the game? Have the bullies been ceded control?

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Perhaps.

    The last white guys to win the NBA MVP award were Dirk Nowitzki from Germany and Steve Nash from Vancouver Island, Canada out in the North Pacific.

    Or maybe white guys just take longer to mature. For example, when I was in high school in the mid-1970s, our archrival high school Crespi had a 7' center named Paul Mokeski.

    As a junior he was terrible. He had just had a huge growth spurt and was extremely awkward. Yet, you could see from how he shot free throws that he was serious about a basketball career.

    But as a senior in high school he was awesome on defense.

    Then he went to the U. of Kansas and disappeared for 3 years. But as a senior he was the star of a team who went to deep into the NCAA tournament.

    Then he went to the NBA and disappeared for several years, but eventually emerged in his later 20s as a solid rotation player on the Milwaukee Bucks and wound up with a 12-year-career in the NBA.

    These days, however, would you bother waiting around for a white guy to mature? These days Crespi recruits superstars from South Central L.A. who can start as a sophomore and dominate as a junior.

    , @SteveRogers42
    Rob, you would understand completely if you watched a summer AAU tournament, either girls' or boys'.
    , @TWS
    My daughter's team beat a minority team in an away game. The police had to come to keep the locals from blocking the road while they busted the bus windows with rocks.
  17. sb says:

    Actually I think there are quite a few black Americans playing basketball in Australia
    ( My impression is that there are quite a few black Americans playing in every basketball league everywhere just like there are Brazilians playing in soccer leagues everywhere )

    The Australian pro -or semi pro – league is small -8 teams I think ( with one from New Zealand ) .
    All the national team play abroad. Little money in playing in Australia

    It’s a popular enough sport for kids but most drop it when young . Australia is not really a country for indoor gymnasium sports

    Some of these black Americans end up staying in Australia . I think there are a couple of youngsters in the NBA with African American fathers and an Australian upbringing

    I’ve seen adverts looking for Australian athletes in various sports for US colleges . All seems a bit odd to me but I guess the kids see it as a free adventure at worst . Mostly no name colleges ( to me anyway ) but I can think of one runner who is at Stanford
    Remember the American college sporting scene is very strange to non Americans . ( In Australia university sport is recreational and not for spectators )

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    American football coaches have recently figured out that Aussie Rules football players are better at punting a football than Americans are:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/aussie-rules-over-ucla/

    , @Galactic Overlord
    You're right about the "couple of youngsters in the NBA with African American fathers and an Australian upbringing". In fact, the two you're probably thinking of were both born and raised in Melbourne.

    Dante Exum, who currently comes off the bench as a point guard for the Utah Jazz, is the son of at least one African American parent, if not two. His father Cecil played at North Carolina alongside Michael Jordan and James Worthy. His mother also went to Carolina. Dante went #5 overall in the 2014 draft.

    Ben Simmons, who went #1 overall in last year's draft to the Philadelphia 76ers, has an African American father as well. Dave Simmons played at Oklahoma City (as in the university) before it dropped from NCAA Division I to the NAIA. Ben is the youngest of Dave's three children with his white Australian wife (who brought four children into their marriage).

    And if you're wondering, yes, both fathers had extended careers in the Australian league.
  18. Pat Casey says:

    One of my all-time favorite flicks is Finding Forrester with Sean Connery as an agoraphobic author who only gave the world one novel and now lives perched above a Bronx blacktop where a sixteen year old basketball phenom practices hoops when he’s not indulging his secret passion of being a literary prodigy. By star fate the kid comes under the master’s tutelage.

    The kid’s IQ draws attention after he takes a test, which brings him to a snobby prep on academic scholarship, where he has to put up with the light-skin mulatto who plays point guard and wants him to know that he and him are “not the same.” At the end of the movie, Sean Connery asks the kid, “Did you miss them? Or did you miss them?” He’s referring to the missed free throws that lost his team the tournament, and what he’s really asking is if he missed them on purpose because he “missed them” in the manner of a kid from the ghetto whose heart wanted an excuse to go back, go back to “them”—his ghetto friends.

    After that exchange, Sean Connery, having conquered his agoraphobia byway of inspiration from the kid, says he’s got a homeland he hasn’t seen in some time and needs to. The kid says “Oh you mean Ireland?” Ha! “SCOTLAND” says Sean Connery and with a point on it. The kid was just joking though, and then Sean Connery rides off, weaving through New York traffic on his antique bike, into the sunset as it were.

    When the kid prefigured a remark about writing to stay in touch, Sean Connery sort of flinches and looks on. That’s because Sean Connery’s not a writer and won’t be writing these people from his retirement, for that scene was obviously meant to be the sendoff of the long and famous career of the proudest Scotsman on God’s green earth. He mailed in one or two movies after that and no one noticed.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Yup, Connery retired to go home to Scotland, play golf, and not worry about his looks. He had made quite a comeback in the later 1980s and didn't have anything more to prove after about 2000. Michael Caine, in contrast, kept up a busy schedule, finding in Christopher Nolan a director who could showcase him in smaller roles.

    It seems like Connery and Caine both made good decisions.

    I have a story about Connery that I don't know is true.

    I went to an Orange County nutritionist in 1997 when I was on chemotheraphy who had all sorts of pictures of himself and Sean Connery. (The nutritionist was recommended by a high school friend whose younger brother was a major league baseball player and had found him helpful.)

    The nutritionist was a blowhard but he also gave me good advice: stop eating breakfast cereal, eat more protein, and fat is more okay for you than carbs. (I'm not suggesting this as a universal rule, but it's been pretty good for me. Suzanne Somers of Three's Company had been promoting a low carb diet, with a description of how starches and sugars just made you more hungry that I found plausible, so I was primed.)

    He claimed that he was responsible for reviving Sir Sean's career in the mid-1980s by getting him onto a low carb diet. "Now Sean has a full time sushi chef on staff!" I demurred that I couldn't afford my own sushi chef.

    But I don't think the nutrionist's claim was all that implausible. As a working class urban Scot, Connery had grown up with just about the worst diet in the world. With his genes, that didn't matter when he was 35, but when he was about 55 a big switch in diet may have helped him get back his weight and energy to win his late Oscar in The Untouchables.

    On the other hand, I have no evidence he was telling the truth.

    , @SteveRogers42
    There's only one way for Sean Connery to go out:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apfaDqcf2FA
  19. @Pat Casey
    One of my all-time favorite flicks is Finding Forrester with Sean Connery as an agoraphobic author who only gave the world one novel and now lives perched above a Bronx blacktop where a sixteen year old basketball phenom practices hoops when he's not indulging his secret passion of being a literary prodigy. By star fate the kid comes under the master's tutelage.

    The kid's IQ draws attention after he takes a test, which brings him to a snobby prep on academic scholarship, where he has to put up with the light-skin mulatto who plays point guard and wants him to know that he and him are "not the same." At the end of the movie, Sean Connery asks the kid, "Did you miss them? Or did you miss them?" He's referring to the missed free throws that lost his team the tournament, and what he's really asking is if he missed them on purpose because he "missed them" in the manner of a kid from the ghetto whose heart wanted an excuse to go back, go back to "them"---his ghetto friends.

    After that exchange, Sean Connery, having conquered his agoraphobia byway of inspiration from the kid, says he's got a homeland he hasn't seen in some time and needs to. The kid says "Oh you mean Ireland?" Ha! "SCOTLAND" says Sean Connery and with a point on it. The kid was just joking though, and then Sean Connery rides off, weaving through New York traffic on his antique bike, into the sunset as it were.

    When the kid prefigured a remark about writing to stay in touch, Sean Connery sort of flinches and looks on. That's because Sean Connery's not a writer and won't be writing these people from his retirement, for that scene was obviously meant to be the sendoff of the long and famous career of the proudest Scotsman on God's green earth. He mailed in one or two movies after that and no one noticed.

    Yup, Connery retired to go home to Scotland, play golf, and not worry about his looks. He had made quite a comeback in the later 1980s and didn’t have anything more to prove after about 2000. Michael Caine, in contrast, kept up a busy schedule, finding in Christopher Nolan a director who could showcase him in smaller roles.

    It seems like Connery and Caine both made good decisions.

    I have a story about Connery that I don’t know is true.

    I went to an Orange County nutritionist in 1997 when I was on chemotheraphy who had all sorts of pictures of himself and Sean Connery. (The nutritionist was recommended by a high school friend whose younger brother was a major league baseball player and had found him helpful.)

    The nutritionist was a blowhard but he also gave me good advice: stop eating breakfast cereal, eat more protein, and fat is more okay for you than carbs. (I’m not suggesting this as a universal rule, but it’s been pretty good for me. Suzanne Somers of Three’s Company had been promoting a low carb diet, with a description of how starches and sugars just made you more hungry that I found plausible, so I was primed.)

    He claimed that he was responsible for reviving Sir Sean’s career in the mid-1980s by getting him onto a low carb diet. “Now Sean has a full time sushi chef on staff!” I demurred that I couldn’t afford my own sushi chef.

    But I don’t think the nutrionist’s claim was all that implausible. As a working class urban Scot, Connery had grown up with just about the worst diet in the world. With his genes, that didn’t matter when he was 35, but when he was about 55 a big switch in diet may have helped him get back his weight and energy to win his late Oscar in The Untouchables.

    On the other hand, I have no evidence he was telling the truth.

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    • Replies: @LondonBob
    I have a better Connery story. A friend was playing golf with him as part a company day out for the bosses. His boss duly asked Connery who was his greatest conquest, being a gentleman Connery demurred. Subsequently after the game had finished and they were going Connery's Rolls Royce was going past it, it suddenly slowed and the rear window came down, the great man leaned out and said "blah blah 1973", the window went back up and off he went.
    , @snorlax

    It seems like Connery and Caine both made good decisions.
     
    It isn't all about money, especially at his age, but I can think of one very bad decision Connery made.

    Connery was offered the part of Gandalf the wizard in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, with a clause that he would receive 10% of the films' profits, a sum that would turn out to be north of $150 million. He turned it down in favor of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

    The part and the $150 million instead went to Ian McKellen, who could've used the money more anyway, so it was probably for the best.
    , @Chrisnonymous
    You got good advice from your nutritionist. Work on ketogenic diets for cancer is ongoing. You can google Dominic D'Agostino for more.
    , @Anonymous

    I went to an Orange County nutritionist in 1997 when I was on chemotheraphy who had all sorts of pictures of himself and Sean Connery. (The nutritionist was recommended by a high school friend whose younger brother was a major league baseball player and had found him helpful.)

    The nutritionist was a blowhard but he also gave me good advice: stop eating breakfast cereal, eat more protein, and fat is more okay for you than carbs. (I’m not suggesting this as a universal rule, but it’s been pretty good for me. Suzanne Somers of Three’s Company had been promoting a low carb diet, with a description of how starches and sugars just made you more hungry that I found plausible, so I was primed.)
     

    Did you hear Tom Brady's comments in his press conference the day after winning the Super Bowl? He made reference to a diet and routine that makes him feel better in his late 30's than he did when he was 25. He said when he was 25 he would always feel pain from playing and he couldn't imagine enduring it for too many more years.

    After that I read he found some Hispanic trainer-nutritionist guru whom he swears by.

  20. @sb
    Actually I think there are quite a few black Americans playing basketball in Australia
    ( My impression is that there are quite a few black Americans playing in every basketball league everywhere just like there are Brazilians playing in soccer leagues everywhere )

    The Australian pro -or semi pro - league is small -8 teams I think ( with one from New Zealand ) .
    All the national team play abroad. Little money in playing in Australia

    It's a popular enough sport for kids but most drop it when young . Australia is not really a country for indoor gymnasium sports

    Some of these black Americans end up staying in Australia . I think there are a couple of youngsters in the NBA with African American fathers and an Australian upbringing

    I've seen adverts looking for Australian athletes in various sports for US colleges . All seems a bit odd to me but I guess the kids see it as a free adventure at worst . Mostly no name colleges ( to me anyway ) but I can think of one runner who is at Stanford
    Remember the American college sporting scene is very strange to non Americans . ( In Australia university sport is recreational and not for spectators )

    American football coaches have recently figured out that Aussie Rules football players are better at punting a football than Americans are:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/aussie-rules-over-ucla/

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    • Replies: @anon
    Aussie Rules is a rough game. Here's 1.56 of one of the greatest players, Leigh Matthews [No.3], displaying some of his skills.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3usWhXxITA
    , @Lagertha
    "can I have told you how much I love you?"...
  21. Doesn’t seem to have stopped them from doing the ghetto basketball court “chest bump”.

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  22. @robot
    "White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks."

    I don't follow basketball at any level so this baffles me: are you saying black youths intimidate their white peers in ways unrelated to the game? Have the bullies been ceded control?

    Perhaps.

    The last white guys to win the NBA MVP award were Dirk Nowitzki from Germany and Steve Nash from Vancouver Island, Canada out in the North Pacific.

    Or maybe white guys just take longer to mature. For example, when I was in high school in the mid-1970s, our archrival high school Crespi had a 7′ center named Paul Mokeski.

    As a junior he was terrible. He had just had a huge growth spurt and was extremely awkward. Yet, you could see from how he shot free throws that he was serious about a basketball career.

    But as a senior in high school he was awesome on defense.

    Then he went to the U. of Kansas and disappeared for 3 years. But as a senior he was the star of a team who went to deep into the NCAA tournament.

    Then he went to the NBA and disappeared for several years, but eventually emerged in his later 20s as a solid rotation player on the Milwaukee Bucks and wound up with a 12-year-career in the NBA.

    These days, however, would you bother waiting around for a white guy to mature? These days Crespi recruits superstars from South Central L.A. who can start as a sophomore and dominate as a junior.

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    • Replies: @Kyle a
    During my years in northwest Oklahoma the Price brothers were all the rage. Western Oklahoma has actually produced some good ballers that are white. Ryan Minor was of course a great basketball player for OU, but is better remembered for being the fella who replaced Cal Ripking Jr. at 3rd base when he broke Gehrig iron man record. Western Oklahoma don't have many blacks so you may be on to something.
    , @Kyle a
    Waiting for them to mature looks like it could pay off in the long run. Those two white guys have had or have some lengthy careers.
    , @Desiderius
    Donald Trump may just go down in history as the Paul Mokeski of American statesmen.
  23. 1803329

    L– first of all, your boy sounds like a stud. You should pat yourself on the back for having raised a winner!

    Many schools will jump at the chance to sign your kid, but let me give you a specific suggestion. Hillsdale College in Michigan is a D2 school, which means they have 36 football schollys to give. My Irish-Italian son wanted to play football at West Point, but he attracted zero attention from Army, despite being the second-fastest kid at their summer prospect camp, and standing 6-2 and 200. He accepted a scholly from Hillsdale, and it has been a perfect fit for him, both on the field and in the classroom. The coaches at Hillsdale are throwbacks to an earlier, better time: They are hard-nosed and demanding, yet they are also gentlemen in the true sense of the word.

    Hillsdale is unique in that it accepts no federal financial aid, and thus has no need to comply with all the odious federal regulations. The academic and cultural atmosphere on campus is actually more patriotic than you would find at the service academies, which have degenerated into globohomo political correctness. (I have first-hand knowledge of this.) The academics at The Dale are extremely rigorous, with the Great Books of Western Civ being taught exhaustively. The college is not affiliated with any one church, but the free exercise of religious faith is encouraged.

    If your son is still interested in a naval career, one of the college’s assistant Deans has helped several recent Charger football players get accepted to Naval OCS after graduation and then on to medical school on Uncle Sam’s dime. (Although not a football player, Erik Prince graduated from Hillsdale, served as a Navy SEAL, and went on to found and operate Blackwater. His sister is now the Secretary of Education, and in a twist of fate, she beat out Hillsdale’s President, Larry Arn, for that job.)

    There’s no rasslin’ team at Hillsdale, but D2 football is just as much a year-round job as it is in D1, and when you combine that with the school’s no-excuses academic program, there is little time to be a two-sport athlete.

    I hope this is of some help to you. I can empathize completely with your emotions at this point, because I have faced similar twists and turns on the athletic recruiting trail with all my kids. I’m not a recruiter for the school, but there is a specific type of student/athlete/citizen that thrives at Hillsdale, and I bet your son is one of them. I hope you check the place out.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I saw the commercial for Hillsdale College last night during either Hannity or Tucker Carlson. It said something to the effect that America is great because of freedom. BS. It was great because of white people.
    , @keuril
    I understand why a lot of anti-PC people like to promote Hillsdale, but it's just not very academically competitive for kids with top scores. Their middle 50 ACT range is 27-31, and Lagertha's son got a 33, which is 99th percentile nationally. Politics aside, most kids will want to go to a school that is more in their range. For a kid with a 33 ACT, that would be any of the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the country. The challenges in college are not just or even primarily the books. Your peers also matter. You want to be around a lot of people who are as smart as you, or even smarter.
    , @Lagertha
    Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it.
    , @The Last Real Calvinist
    Thanks very much for this review of Hillsdale. We Calvinists are looking at it as a possibility for Daughter Calvinist.
  24. @robot
    "White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks."

    I don't follow basketball at any level so this baffles me: are you saying black youths intimidate their white peers in ways unrelated to the game? Have the bullies been ceded control?

    Rob, you would understand completely if you watched a summer AAU tournament, either girls’ or boys’.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I've dealt with this crap for years as a parent of multiple basketball players, both boys and girls. Young white athletes have to be persistent and refuse to take "no" for an answer from coaches, scouts and recruiters. No, I am not going to give up basketball for volleyball. If a young white player can handle the rejection, they will find many of the blacks fall by the wayside over time.

    Where I live the Serbs and Filippinos form their own teams so their kids can keep playing despite others telling them they are too skinny, short, slow, etc. The Filippinos even have their own league.

    , @International Jew
    Hmm. What, exactly, would we see?
  25. hhsiii says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Not on a metropolitan level -- You can be a successful white golfer who grew up in suburban Atlanta, say. #1 ranked Dustin Johnson is from Columbia, South Carolina, which is 42% black.

    But there don't seem to be many successful white basketball players who grow up in the suburbs of Atlanta or Chicago or Philadelphia. In recent decades, the best white players have tended to come from overseas or from the Pacific Northwest: thus Gonzaga in Spokane is one of the four #1 seeds in this NCAA tournament.

    NYC used to produce a lot of white players but that dried up and it doesn’t produce as many players at all these days. Billy Cunningham, Mike Dunleavey Sr, John Roche, Brian Winters, Tom Owens, Kevin Joyce, Chris Mullin.

    Nowadays you get a lot of guys from the Balkans and the Baltics. You hear a lot about Porzingis here in NYC but the really great young player is on the Nuggets. Nikola Jokic:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/fivethirtyeight.com/features/nikola-jokic-is-suddenly-one-of-the-best-young-nba-players-of-all-time/amp/

    All the young players are on travel teams and play together. Grayson Allen and Joel Berry were AAU teammates in Florida.

    There’s a guy on South Dakota State nobody knew much about as a recruit. Mike Daum. The Dauminator. From Nebraska. But Gonzaga’s big Pole handled him easily. Markannen on Arizona is now a projected lottery pick. Maybe native whites just aren’t tall enough.

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    • Replies: @hhsiii
    Mike Daum story:

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.maxpreps.com/m/article_amp.aspx%3Farticleid%3D764a0f89-8328-45ec-9d74-ea2b848f9134

    I think white kids play soccer these days. Or hacky sack.
    , @Danindc
    In basketball you have to spend a lot of time around your teammates. I think that explains it. Plus the constant showing off and testing of bravado by blacks gets old quickly. Rather just play lacrosse.
  26. hhsiii says:
    @hhsiii
    NYC used to produce a lot of white players but that dried up and it doesn't produce as many players at all these days. Billy Cunningham, Mike Dunleavey Sr, John Roche, Brian Winters, Tom Owens, Kevin Joyce, Chris Mullin.

    Nowadays you get a lot of guys from the Balkans and the Baltics. You hear a lot about Porzingis here in NYC but the really great young player is on the Nuggets. Nikola Jokic:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/fivethirtyeight.com/features/nikola-jokic-is-suddenly-one-of-the-best-young-nba-players-of-all-time/amp/

    All the young players are on travel teams and play together. Grayson Allen and Joel Berry were AAU teammates in Florida.

    There's a guy on South Dakota State nobody knew much about as a recruit. Mike Daum. The Dauminator. From Nebraska. But Gonzaga's big Pole handled him easily. Markannen on Arizona is now a projected lottery pick. Maybe native whites just aren't tall enough.

    Mike Daum story:

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.maxpreps.com/m/article_amp.aspx%3Farticleid%3D764a0f89-8328-45ec-9d74-ea2b848f9134

    I think white kids play soccer these days. Or hacky sack.

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    • Replies: @hhsiii
    Daum's story points out an iSteve-ism: bet on 1/2 nature, 1/2 nurture. His mom trained him from toddler-hood to play hoops, special wrist games to develop better rotation, shooting drills, etc. but she was herself the all time leading rebounder and number 3 scorer at University of Wyoming.
    , @cipher
    "I think white kids play soccer these days. Or hacky sack."

    Parental Negro worship and sissyfication of the children go hand in hand.
  27. Here’s the big Serb’s passing:

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    • Replies: @Buck Turgidson
    Thanks for posting Steve, I never watch NBA, this guy is really good. Sort of white less-flashy Magic Johnson-type. Watching this guy, I can hear the voice of a former b'ball coach .... "bounce pass." Does anyone in the NBA make more bounce passes than this guy? A lost art.
  28. Pat Casey says:

    I have heard word that the one single way that works for everyone who wants to live longer is to eat less. The less you eat without starving your body of nutrients is apparently like an elixir of longevity. Nietzsche thought this was true but only for some, on the principle you often invoke, that different people probably have different ideal diets. Nietzsche thought that principle was of near paramount importance.

    I guess the ideal diet might be something like nothing but a little bit of peanut butter everyday, if you can’t fish the fish. But getting on in years you’d probably be feeble for not having packed on the spare pounds that cushion your skeleton. So that would be a tradeoff then.

    I never believed in corn beef and cabbage but I love me some corn beef hash. And be sure your beer is green today Steve.

    Ya know, it’s so stupid the way the NBA spanishizes the uniforms nowadays when they want to pander to hispanic immigrants, talking about Los Celtics and such. But I enjoy the fact that Chicago wears green uniforms like they are the Celtics when St. Paddy’s comes around.

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    • Replies: @JimB
    There may be something to the idea that low calorie diets can lead to longer life. My family tree is loaded with supercentinarians, but they were all little woman who ate like birds and never weighed over 105 lbs. Lot of men who made it to the ninth decade of life, but they tended to be more normal in size and eating habits. I can live with that.
    , @BenKenobi
    Speaking of Nietzsche and dieting....

    "New Nietzschean Diet Lets You Eat Whatever You Fear Most"


    http://www.theonion.com/article/new-nietzschean-diet-lets-you-eat-whatever-you-fea-1703
    , @E. Rekshun
    I have heard word that the one single way that works for everyone who wants to live longer is to eat less...I guess the ideal diet might be something like nothing but a little bit of peanut butter everyday...But getting on in years you’d probably be feeble for not having packed on the spare pounds that cushion your skeleton.

    Every day for breakfast and before going to bed, I eat a large banana w/ three heaping tablespoons of peanut butter. It's delicious and filling. I'm 6-0, 155 lbs, lean and fit, and the same weight and size as when I graduated from high school over 35 years ago. Although, similar to what you warn of, sometimes I think that if I ever became ill, w/o any extra body fat or weight, I'd skelotonize pretty quickly.
  29. Danindc says:
    @hhsiii
    NYC used to produce a lot of white players but that dried up and it doesn't produce as many players at all these days. Billy Cunningham, Mike Dunleavey Sr, John Roche, Brian Winters, Tom Owens, Kevin Joyce, Chris Mullin.

    Nowadays you get a lot of guys from the Balkans and the Baltics. You hear a lot about Porzingis here in NYC but the really great young player is on the Nuggets. Nikola Jokic:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/fivethirtyeight.com/features/nikola-jokic-is-suddenly-one-of-the-best-young-nba-players-of-all-time/amp/

    All the young players are on travel teams and play together. Grayson Allen and Joel Berry were AAU teammates in Florida.

    There's a guy on South Dakota State nobody knew much about as a recruit. Mike Daum. The Dauminator. From Nebraska. But Gonzaga's big Pole handled him easily. Markannen on Arizona is now a projected lottery pick. Maybe native whites just aren't tall enough.

    In basketball you have to spend a lot of time around your teammates. I think that explains it. Plus the constant showing off and testing of bravado by blacks gets old quickly. Rather just play lacrosse.

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  30. hhsiii says:
    @hhsiii
    Mike Daum story:

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.maxpreps.com/m/article_amp.aspx%3Farticleid%3D764a0f89-8328-45ec-9d74-ea2b848f9134

    I think white kids play soccer these days. Or hacky sack.

    Daum’s story points out an iSteve-ism: bet on 1/2 nature, 1/2 nurture. His mom trained him from toddler-hood to play hoops, special wrist games to develop better rotation, shooting drills, etc. but she was herself the all time leading rebounder and number 3 scorer at University of Wyoming.

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  31. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @SteveRogers42
    Rob, you would understand completely if you watched a summer AAU tournament, either girls' or boys'.

    I’ve dealt with this crap for years as a parent of multiple basketball players, both boys and girls. Young white athletes have to be persistent and refuse to take “no” for an answer from coaches, scouts and recruiters. No, I am not going to give up basketball for volleyball. If a young white player can handle the rejection, they will find many of the blacks fall by the wayside over time.

    Where I live the Serbs and Filippinos form their own teams so their kids can keep playing despite others telling them they are too skinny, short, slow, etc. The Filippinos even have their own league.

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  32. In Paterson, NJ, Eastside High School’s athletic teams have been caught using foreigners of dubious immigration status. These foreign students live in their coaches’ homes.

    For example, a star female basketball player from Nigeria was living with a female track coach, Natalie Jordan, who “was serving as the girl’s guardian”. The Record newspaper reported:

    Jordan refused to explain how the girl found her way from Nigeria to Paterson and became angry while being asked about the situation.

    The girl was awarded a scholarship to Vanderbilt University, but the college announced last fall that she had not enrolled. … The girl could not attend Vanderbilt because of problems with her immigration status. ….

    The student said she made the move from Nigeria to the United States after attending a sports camp sponsored by the Ejike Ugboaja Foundation in her home country’s capital city, Abuja. …

    Neither the player nor district employees provided a detailed account last year of how she ended up in Paterson. … four Nigerian players — three girls and one boy — had listed Jordan or her relatives as their guardians. ….

    School board President Christopher Irving could not be reached for comment. District officials have previously said that the state Department of Children and Families is investigating the situation. The state agency has not commented on the probe. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement declined to comment.

    [Eastside's athletic supervisor, Gregory] Cooper posted a message on his Facebook page in January about the enrollment at Eastside of a 7-foot-1-inch player from Nigeria who would join the boys team. “The rich just get richer,” the story quoted Cooper as saying in the post.

    http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/passaic/paterson/2017/02/24/eastside-suspends-athletic-director-two-coaches/98358776/

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    Juan Griles, the head coach of the Eastside High School boys basketball team, is the guardian of six foreign students who live in his two-bedroom condo apartment. Three are from Puerto Rico (one of these is the son of a former NBA player) and three are from Nigeria (one is 7'2" tall).

    The Record newspaper reports:

    All six players ... are 17 or 18 years old and have enrolled the past two years. ... five of the boys listed Griles, 50, as their legal guardian and claimed his condo ... as their primary address. The other player listed Eastside assistant coach Alberto Maldonado as his guardian. ....

    The state Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly known as the Division of Youth and Family Services) is investigating the whereabouts and safety of the teenagers, how they arrived in Paterson and who has legal custody ...

    Several people within the school district expressed concern about the players, fearful the boys were being moved from place to place without concern for their welfare. One player, a source within the district said, was told he needed to leave the condo because the food now belonged to another player who had just arrived. Another player was in tears at school because he feared being sent away.

    One player said Griles did not provide enough food in the house and that dinner was spaghetti for "a whole two weeks" or "just a loaf of bread to last two people for like two weeks." The player, who also spoke on the condition his name not be used, said the teens sometimes would seek out food at a local church, often had to fend for themselves on weekends and that "we didn't eat anything" on Thanksgiving.

    In a mostly state-funded public school district where it costs nearly $16,000 to educate a student, some are questioning why taxpayers are footing the bill for six players not from Paterson, while saying the athletes are taking spots from home-grown kids in a city where basketball is perhaps the most popular sport. ....

    [One of the six students] had been exiled from the house permanently. ... that player was found alone and hungry by a district teacher after spending a night alone in a local Dunkin' Donuts, sources said.

    It's not clear how the players made their way to Eastside, although two Nigerian players transferred to the school from Idaho ... The third Nigerian player appears to have played for a private school in Connecticut last year, and he also was listed on the 2016-17 roster of a post-graduate program in Delafield, Wisc. ...

    The coach also insisted numerous times Wednesday that he was not guardian to more than two players. His denials came even though Eastside student profiles listed him as being guardian to five players until late January. At some point in the past week, the profile for the 7-foot-2 Nigerian player was changed to show Maldonado, the Eastside assistant coach, as his guardian. As of Friday, Griles was listed as guardian to four players and Maldonado two. ....

    One of the players has "been passed around from person to person" since coming to the United States to pursue an education and basketball opportunities, a source added. ...

    One of the players said Griles grew tired of feeding the boys and told them, "You guys gotta look for other ways of eating. I cannot be feeding y'all all the time." The same player said Griles had promised to take care of them when they arrived. When questioned, he maintained the food was the main issue. The condo itself was comfortable, with players sleeping in bunk beds. ....

    Paterson Public Schools spent $15,629 per student in 2015-16 ... About 80 percent of the school district's overall funding comes from the state, not city taxpayers.
     
    http://www.nj.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/02/hoops_power_packs_roster_from_overseas_state_quest.html
  33. keuril says:
    1803346

    I have noticed that the US military academies have very low stats (e.g., 25th-75th percentile SAT score ranges) relative to their prestige in college rankings. For example, this score range for Navy is 1180-1380, whereas Vassar’s is 1330-1490. So the 75th percentile for Navy is barely higher than the 25th percentile for Vassar (both schools are tied for 12th place in US News & World Report’s rankings for National Liberal Arts Colleges). This suggests that Navy doesn’t really care about intelligence, which makes sense because it’s the military. They want people who are pretty smart, but more than anything else, they want people who will follow orders.

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    Be that as it may, I would love, love, love to watch football players from Alabama, Ohio State, or Texas try to complete the pathetically rudimentary math, physics, and engineering requirements that EVERY football player has to pass at Army, Navy, and USAFA.
  34. scotty says:

    As a white man involved in BJJ an Judo (and boxing growing up), I’ve found it humorous that “we” (Americans, culturally) have this idea of black supremacy in fighting sports, despite the fact that

    1. White men make up a VERY small proportion of the planet, and yet

    2. The HW champion has been white for nearly 15 years (and Wlad was dethroned by another white guy.

    3. MMA has a HUGE representation of white men, despite our statistical minority status.

    Of course, white men would typically be FOUND in the higher weights , as again, contrary to popular opinion, and despite being a minority of the planet, we tend to be larger than black males overall, with the Northern Europeans leading the way. Mayweather is a pygmy and very few white men are that size to begin with, out of a small minority of men on the planet anyhow.

    Northern Europeans, specifically Norse, and their mixed descendants (found in the UK,and France), are the STRONGEST men on the planet (with Iceland being the equivalent to Jamaican runners).

    But the last thing that is the most interesting, in light of our severe minority status is, why is it always pitted as black vs. white? Where are the great Indian subcontinent runners? Or Asians?

    The fact remains, the strongest, and best combative men on the planet are white men. When you combine all the factors of strength, speed, fighting intelligence, etc, you get a Russian.

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    • Replies: @Opinionator
    When you combine all the factors of strength, speed, fighting intelligence, etc, you get a Russian.

    Not a German or other NW European?
    , @SteveRogers42
    What you say is very true. Because of the specific sports that have attained prominence in our culture, our vision of athletic ability centers around tall people who can sprint fast over short distances and jump high in the air. A different direction in cultural evolution, and we would be lauding the athleticism of combat and strength athletes, rather than nifty speedsters. Combative elements in major American sports have been watered down over the years, with speed and skill becoming more valued than power and durability even in football and boxing.

    MMA is a welcome counter-current to this trend. And personally, I also enjoy watching Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge: wrestling, strongman events, and obstacle courses. No BS, no PC, just pure competition.

    They oughtta make a series out of the Army's Best Ranger event...
  35. @Dave Pinsen
    You're crying because your son won't get the opportunity to be mutilated like this girl in a pointless war?

    https://twitter.com/2alaw/status/842478970914320384

    Well, nobody entering the military thinks along those lines. All the family is thinking right now is, their brilliant, physically courageous son would otherwise be in swimmingly but in the current atmosphere he doesn’t have enough diversity Pokémon points.

    I have a similar issue, albeit on a lower scale, with my daughter being wait-listed at Georgia Tech. The school hoovers up thousands of international students, and thus can afford to be ultra-picky about the homegrown talent.

    I would urge Lagertha and her son not to give up. He will get into a fine school and can find another way into the US Navy and a distinguished career. Trump has got us some political and cultural breathing space to prepare for the real fights ahead. I just hope white people can put aside their individualism and tendency to depression and atomization long enough to get organized.

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    with my daughter being wait-listed at Georgia Tech. The school hoovers up thousands of international students, and thus can afford to be ultra-picky about the homegrown talent.
     
    At the undergrad level, Georgia Tech is only about 10% international. The real "problem" (for non-Georgia residents) is the school's preferential admissions policy for GA residents. This cohort enjoyed a 44% admit rate, vs. 23% for the overall pool of applicants. On top of that, an additional 20% of GA applicants can transfer in after one year through a variety of programs. It's almost as if they favor people who live inside their borders.
    http://admission.gatech.edu/conditional-transfer-pathway
    http://admission.gatech.edu/arts-sciences-pathway-program
    , @Lagertha
    Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it. I am calming down - you all know I am dramatic - goes with the territory of being an artist. And, yes - he has been accepted at 3 other fabulous state U's - he'll be fine.
    , @Triumph104
    Georgia Tech automatically accepts all valedictorians and salutatorians from Atlanta Public Schools and provides them with a four-year tuition scholarship as long as they maintain a 2.0 GPA. SAT/ACT scores are not taken into consideration.

    http://admission.gatech.edu/aps

    The state of Georgia offers the Zell Miller scholarship which also covers four years of in-state tuition for valedictorians and salutatorians state-wide. However, Zell Miller requires that students maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3. In the past, many APS students attending Georgia Tech lost their ZM scholarship when they couldn't meet the GPA requirement.
  36. bomag says:
    1803329

    Take solace knowing that throughout history, the greatest talent is often overlooked by the selection orthodoxy of the time; cf Tom Brady.

    Ramanujan had an important scholarship taken away over poor academic performance. My gosh, there is someone in the history of India who was given Ramanujan’s slot at a college; the mind boggles.

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  37. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @SteveRogers42
    L-- first of all, your boy sounds like a stud. You should pat yourself on the back for having raised a winner!

    Many schools will jump at the chance to sign your kid, but let me give you a specific suggestion. Hillsdale College in Michigan is a D2 school, which means they have 36 football schollys to give. My Irish-Italian son wanted to play football at West Point, but he attracted zero attention from Army, despite being the second-fastest kid at their summer prospect camp, and standing 6-2 and 200. He accepted a scholly from Hillsdale, and it has been a perfect fit for him, both on the field and in the classroom. The coaches at Hillsdale are throwbacks to an earlier, better time: They are hard-nosed and demanding, yet they are also gentlemen in the true sense of the word.

    Hillsdale is unique in that it accepts no federal financial aid, and thus has no need to comply with all the odious federal regulations. The academic and cultural atmosphere on campus is actually more patriotic than you would find at the service academies, which have degenerated into globohomo political correctness. (I have first-hand knowledge of this.) The academics at The Dale are extremely rigorous, with the Great Books of Western Civ being taught exhaustively. The college is not affiliated with any one church, but the free exercise of religious faith is encouraged.

    If your son is still interested in a naval career, one of the college's assistant Deans has helped several recent Charger football players get accepted to Naval OCS after graduation and then on to medical school on Uncle Sam's dime. (Although not a football player, Erik Prince graduated from Hillsdale, served as a Navy SEAL, and went on to found and operate Blackwater. His sister is now the Secretary of Education, and in a twist of fate, she beat out Hillsdale's President, Larry Arn, for that job.)

    There's no rasslin' team at Hillsdale, but D2 football is just as much a year-round job as it is in D1, and when you combine that with the school's no-excuses academic program, there is little time to be a two-sport athlete.

    I hope this is of some help to you. I can empathize completely with your emotions at this point, because I have faced similar twists and turns on the athletic recruiting trail with all my kids. I'm not a recruiter for the school, but there is a specific type of student/athlete/citizen that thrives at Hillsdale, and I bet your son is one of them. I hope you check the place out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMuAVADdO28

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH7cFXz7SXM

    I saw the commercial for Hillsdale College last night during either Hannity or Tucker Carlson. It said something to the effect that America is great because of freedom. BS. It was great because of white people.

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  38. @Mike Sylwester
    In Paterson, NJ, Eastside High School's athletic teams have been caught using foreigners of dubious immigration status. These foreign students live in their coaches' homes.

    For example, a star female basketball player from Nigeria was living with a female track coach, Natalie Jordan, who "was serving as the girl’s guardian". The Record newspaper reported:

    Jordan refused to explain how the girl found her way from Nigeria to Paterson and became angry while being asked about the situation.

    The girl was awarded a scholarship to Vanderbilt University, but the college announced last fall that she had not enrolled. ... The girl could not attend Vanderbilt because of problems with her immigration status. ....

    The student said she made the move from Nigeria to the United States after attending a sports camp sponsored by the Ejike Ugboaja Foundation in her home country’s capital city, Abuja. ...

    Neither the player nor district employees provided a detailed account last year of how she ended up in Paterson. ... four Nigerian players — three girls and one boy — had listed Jordan or her relatives as their guardians. ....

    School board President Christopher Irving could not be reached for comment. District officials have previously said that the state Department of Children and Families is investigating the situation. The state agency has not commented on the probe. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement declined to comment.

    [Eastside's athletic supervisor, Gregory] Cooper posted a message on his Facebook page in January about the enrollment at Eastside of a 7-foot-1-inch player from Nigeria who would join the boys team. “The rich just get richer,” the story quoted Cooper as saying in the post.
     
    http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/passaic/paterson/2017/02/24/eastside-suspends-athletic-director-two-coaches/98358776/

    Juan Griles, the head coach of the Eastside High School boys basketball team, is the guardian of six foreign students who live in his two-bedroom condo apartment. Three are from Puerto Rico (one of these is the son of a former NBA player) and three are from Nigeria (one is 7’2″ tall).

    The Record newspaper reports:

    All six players … are 17 or 18 years old and have enrolled the past two years. … five of the boys listed Griles, 50, as their legal guardian and claimed his condo … as their primary address. The other player listed Eastside assistant coach Alberto Maldonado as his guardian. ….

    The state Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly known as the Division of Youth and Family Services) is investigating the whereabouts and safety of the teenagers, how they arrived in Paterson and who has legal custody …

    Several people within the school district expressed concern about the players, fearful the boys were being moved from place to place without concern for their welfare. One player, a source within the district said, was told he needed to leave the condo because the food now belonged to another player who had just arrived. Another player was in tears at school because he feared being sent away.

    One player said Griles did not provide enough food in the house and that dinner was spaghetti for “a whole two weeks” or “just a loaf of bread to last two people for like two weeks.” The player, who also spoke on the condition his name not be used, said the teens sometimes would seek out food at a local church, often had to fend for themselves on weekends and that “we didn’t eat anything” on Thanksgiving.

    In a mostly state-funded public school district where it costs nearly $16,000 to educate a student, some are questioning why taxpayers are footing the bill for six players not from Paterson, while saying the athletes are taking spots from home-grown kids in a city where basketball is perhaps the most popular sport. ….

    [One of the six students] had been exiled from the house permanently. … that player was found alone and hungry by a district teacher after spending a night alone in a local Dunkin’ Donuts, sources said.

    It’s not clear how the players made their way to Eastside, although two Nigerian players transferred to the school from Idaho … The third Nigerian player appears to have played for a private school in Connecticut last year, and he also was listed on the 2016-17 roster of a post-graduate program in Delafield, Wisc. …

    The coach also insisted numerous times Wednesday that he was not guardian to more than two players. His denials came even though Eastside student profiles listed him as being guardian to five players until late January. At some point in the past week, the profile for the 7-foot-2 Nigerian player was changed to show Maldonado, the Eastside assistant coach, as his guardian. As of Friday, Griles was listed as guardian to four players and Maldonado two. ….

    One of the players has “been passed around from person to person” since coming to the United States to pursue an education and basketball opportunities, a source added. …

    One of the players said Griles grew tired of feeding the boys and told them, “You guys gotta look for other ways of eating. I cannot be feeding y’all all the time.” The same player said Griles had promised to take care of them when they arrived. When questioned, he maintained the food was the main issue. The condo itself was comfortable, with players sleeping in bunk beds. ….

    Paterson Public Schools spent $15,629 per student in 2015-16 … About 80 percent of the school district’s overall funding comes from the state, not city taxpayers.

    http://www.nj.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/02/hoops_power_packs_roster_from_overseas_state_quest.html

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    • Replies: @Mike Sylwester
    Because the foreign students' feelings might be hurt by hecklers at basketball games, attendance at Eastside High School's basketball games is severely restricted.

    The Record newspaper reported:

    Ron Forbes’ 20-year streak of attending every boys’ basketball game between Paterson’s Eastside and Kennedy high schools came to an end Tuesday when he was turned away at the gym after the school district restricted access to the match between the two long-time rivals.

    "This isn’t right,” said a frustrated Forbes, a 38-year-old Eastside alumnus still lives in Paterson, as he stood outside the school.

    Paterson school officials announced they were imposing the restrictions just hours before the 4 p.m. tip-off, an announcement made as state investigators continue to examine allegations that six Eastside players from overseas may have been living in their coach’s condo.

    Players’ parents and guardians were allowed to attend the game, which the Kennedy Knights won in a mild upset, 63-60. But district spokeswoman Terry Corallo said no one else was permitted inside the gym so the players “can stay focused on the game and not have to handle other distractions.”

    Less than 50 people filed through the building entrance near Eastside’s gymnasium just before game time and people leaving the game said less than 100 fans were in the stands, including teachers and administrators along with the parents. ...

    Staff members said they had a list of names of people who would be allowed inside. Members of the media also were barred. ... In some years, the Kennedy-Eastside games have packed the gymnasium ...
     
    http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/paterson-press/2017/02/14/public-barred-game-between-paterson-hoops-rivals-prompting-criticism/97916002/
    , @Steve Sailer
    There was a brouhaha at my high school in the mid-1970s when our archrival pointed out that our best underclassman swimmer lived 50 miles away and was staying with the swim coach.
    , @SteveRogers42
    They do this kind of shiznat in Seattle, as well, with Rainier Beach High alum and NBA HOFer Jamal Crawford letting tall, tan, and talented types from all over the Puget Sound live at his rather upscale condo during the school week and use it as their address of record for Beach enrollment purposes. Think Jamal's food is better though. He can afford it.

    Not to be outdone, the oh-so-private Lakeside School benefited from Steve (Microsoft) Ballmer paying for underprivileged ringers to bolster the basketball team so that his son could play on a winner as a senior.
  39. keuril says:
    @SteveRogers42
    L-- first of all, your boy sounds like a stud. You should pat yourself on the back for having raised a winner!

    Many schools will jump at the chance to sign your kid, but let me give you a specific suggestion. Hillsdale College in Michigan is a D2 school, which means they have 36 football schollys to give. My Irish-Italian son wanted to play football at West Point, but he attracted zero attention from Army, despite being the second-fastest kid at their summer prospect camp, and standing 6-2 and 200. He accepted a scholly from Hillsdale, and it has been a perfect fit for him, both on the field and in the classroom. The coaches at Hillsdale are throwbacks to an earlier, better time: They are hard-nosed and demanding, yet they are also gentlemen in the true sense of the word.

    Hillsdale is unique in that it accepts no federal financial aid, and thus has no need to comply with all the odious federal regulations. The academic and cultural atmosphere on campus is actually more patriotic than you would find at the service academies, which have degenerated into globohomo political correctness. (I have first-hand knowledge of this.) The academics at The Dale are extremely rigorous, with the Great Books of Western Civ being taught exhaustively. The college is not affiliated with any one church, but the free exercise of religious faith is encouraged.

    If your son is still interested in a naval career, one of the college's assistant Deans has helped several recent Charger football players get accepted to Naval OCS after graduation and then on to medical school on Uncle Sam's dime. (Although not a football player, Erik Prince graduated from Hillsdale, served as a Navy SEAL, and went on to found and operate Blackwater. His sister is now the Secretary of Education, and in a twist of fate, she beat out Hillsdale's President, Larry Arn, for that job.)

    There's no rasslin' team at Hillsdale, but D2 football is just as much a year-round job as it is in D1, and when you combine that with the school's no-excuses academic program, there is little time to be a two-sport athlete.

    I hope this is of some help to you. I can empathize completely with your emotions at this point, because I have faced similar twists and turns on the athletic recruiting trail with all my kids. I'm not a recruiter for the school, but there is a specific type of student/athlete/citizen that thrives at Hillsdale, and I bet your son is one of them. I hope you check the place out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMuAVADdO28

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH7cFXz7SXM

    I understand why a lot of anti-PC people like to promote Hillsdale, but it’s just not very academically competitive for kids with top scores. Their middle 50 ACT range is 27-31, and Lagertha’s son got a 33, which is 99th percentile nationally. Politics aside, most kids will want to go to a school that is more in their range. For a kid with a 33 ACT, that would be any of the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the country. The challenges in college are not just or even primarily the books. Your peers also matter. You want to be around a lot of people who are as smart as you, or even smarter.

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    It sounds like you are more "up" on the stats than I am. All I know is that Junior is home for spring break (rather than laying pipe in Daytona Beach), and he is reading and writing essays on Hegel's Philosophy of History, one of Aristophanes' plays, and Book 1 of Aristotle's Politics. Facebook and Twitter are distant memories for him. I'll take that deal.
    , @Anoni
    I wish I could agree, as a prof at a top ten liberal arts school, I'd say that any white male should think about 20 times before going. Middlebury is representative. If he has any non lefty views he will have to censor himself or risk trouble with profs and students socially. For some, that crucible makes a stephen miller, for others it makes college awful.
  40. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Dave Pinsen
    You're crying because your son won't get the opportunity to be mutilated like this girl in a pointless war?

    https://twitter.com/2alaw/status/842478970914320384

    You’re crying because your son won’t get the opportunity to be mutilated like this girl in a pointless war?

    Agreed. And things way things are devolving, being a USN officer in the 2020′s and beyond will not be like the 1980′s.

    PS: I know someone who wanted to be a Navy officer and naval engineer. MIT is better than USNA in this field so he want to MIT, graduated a few years ago, then went into Navy OCS.

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  41. @Mike Sylwester
    Juan Griles, the head coach of the Eastside High School boys basketball team, is the guardian of six foreign students who live in his two-bedroom condo apartment. Three are from Puerto Rico (one of these is the son of a former NBA player) and three are from Nigeria (one is 7'2" tall).

    The Record newspaper reports:

    All six players ... are 17 or 18 years old and have enrolled the past two years. ... five of the boys listed Griles, 50, as their legal guardian and claimed his condo ... as their primary address. The other player listed Eastside assistant coach Alberto Maldonado as his guardian. ....

    The state Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly known as the Division of Youth and Family Services) is investigating the whereabouts and safety of the teenagers, how they arrived in Paterson and who has legal custody ...

    Several people within the school district expressed concern about the players, fearful the boys were being moved from place to place without concern for their welfare. One player, a source within the district said, was told he needed to leave the condo because the food now belonged to another player who had just arrived. Another player was in tears at school because he feared being sent away.

    One player said Griles did not provide enough food in the house and that dinner was spaghetti for "a whole two weeks" or "just a loaf of bread to last two people for like two weeks." The player, who also spoke on the condition his name not be used, said the teens sometimes would seek out food at a local church, often had to fend for themselves on weekends and that "we didn't eat anything" on Thanksgiving.

    In a mostly state-funded public school district where it costs nearly $16,000 to educate a student, some are questioning why taxpayers are footing the bill for six players not from Paterson, while saying the athletes are taking spots from home-grown kids in a city where basketball is perhaps the most popular sport. ....

    [One of the six students] had been exiled from the house permanently. ... that player was found alone and hungry by a district teacher after spending a night alone in a local Dunkin' Donuts, sources said.

    It's not clear how the players made their way to Eastside, although two Nigerian players transferred to the school from Idaho ... The third Nigerian player appears to have played for a private school in Connecticut last year, and he also was listed on the 2016-17 roster of a post-graduate program in Delafield, Wisc. ...

    The coach also insisted numerous times Wednesday that he was not guardian to more than two players. His denials came even though Eastside student profiles listed him as being guardian to five players until late January. At some point in the past week, the profile for the 7-foot-2 Nigerian player was changed to show Maldonado, the Eastside assistant coach, as his guardian. As of Friday, Griles was listed as guardian to four players and Maldonado two. ....

    One of the players has "been passed around from person to person" since coming to the United States to pursue an education and basketball opportunities, a source added. ...

    One of the players said Griles grew tired of feeding the boys and told them, "You guys gotta look for other ways of eating. I cannot be feeding y'all all the time." The same player said Griles had promised to take care of them when they arrived. When questioned, he maintained the food was the main issue. The condo itself was comfortable, with players sleeping in bunk beds. ....

    Paterson Public Schools spent $15,629 per student in 2015-16 ... About 80 percent of the school district's overall funding comes from the state, not city taxpayers.
     
    http://www.nj.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/02/hoops_power_packs_roster_from_overseas_state_quest.html

    Because the foreign students’ feelings might be hurt by hecklers at basketball games, attendance at Eastside High School’s basketball games is severely restricted.

    The Record newspaper reported:

    Ron Forbes’ 20-year streak of attending every boys’ basketball game between Paterson’s Eastside and Kennedy high schools came to an end Tuesday when he was turned away at the gym after the school district restricted access to the match between the two long-time rivals.

    “This isn’t right,” said a frustrated Forbes, a 38-year-old Eastside alumnus still lives in Paterson, as he stood outside the school.

    Paterson school officials announced they were imposing the restrictions just hours before the 4 p.m. tip-off, an announcement made as state investigators continue to examine allegations that six Eastside players from overseas may have been living in their coach’s condo.

    Players’ parents and guardians were allowed to attend the game, which the Kennedy Knights won in a mild upset, 63-60. But district spokeswoman Terry Corallo said no one else was permitted inside the gym so the players “can stay focused on the game and not have to handle other distractions.”

    Less than 50 people filed through the building entrance near Eastside’s gymnasium just before game time and people leaving the game said less than 100 fans were in the stands, including teachers and administrators along with the parents. …

    Staff members said they had a list of names of people who would be allowed inside. Members of the media also were barred. … In some years, the Kennedy-Eastside games have packed the gymnasium …

    http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/paterson-press/2017/02/14/public-barred-game-between-paterson-hoops-rivals-prompting-criticism/97916002/

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  42. Kyle a says:

    A small scale metamorphosis is happening in the NBA. the changes were brought about by the “jungle ball” style of play. Much like pro-hockey pulling in the reigns on the goons, it was done for offense. More scoring… more excitement… more fans. These changes have made the 3 point shooting types(white boys) a hot commodity. Don’t know the exact figures, but it looks, or at least feels like more whites in the league now. The big brute playing in the paint isn’t much of a thing anymore. I’m going to assume that Saint Mary’s will replace Duke as the de facto team to hate now.

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    "A small scale metamorphosis is happening in the NBA. the changes were brought about by the “jungle ball” style of play. The big brute playing in the paint isn’t much of a thing anymore."

    The big brute barreling up the middle for a slamdunk as he knocks defenders to the floor like human bowling pins is boring and one-dimensional, it's the reason I stopped watching muskball back in the '90s. Low-IQ dullards enjoy this repetitive, predictable, violent style of play.

    Rule any contact inside the paint a charge unless clearly initiated by the defender (such as striking the hands/arms mid-shot) -- that ends jungle ball and black dominance of basketball.
  43. Tom Regan says:

    The next part of the pipeline for a lot of these guys _ who mostly won’t make it in the NBA _ is a return home to play Australian Rules football. The skill sets have overlap, mostly in terms of jumping, catching, lateral movement and ability to identify the right passing option in a fraction of a second.
    There’s a growing number of guys who played college hoops in the U.S. who are now playing in the AFL, including a few Americans: Mason Cox, Jason Holmes, Matt Korcheck.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Someday a huge Aussie might play basketball in an American college, then professional Aussie Rules football in his 20s, and then be an NFL punter in his 30s.
  44. JamesG says:

    Tall white American male athletes quickly learn they better move to baseball as pitchers.

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  45. keuril says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic
    Well, nobody entering the military thinks along those lines. All the family is thinking right now is, their brilliant, physically courageous son would otherwise be in swimmingly but in the current atmosphere he doesn't have enough diversity Pokémon points.

    I have a similar issue, albeit on a lower scale, with my daughter being wait-listed at Georgia Tech. The school hoovers up thousands of international students, and thus can afford to be ultra-picky about the homegrown talent.

    I would urge Lagertha and her son not to give up. He will get into a fine school and can find another way into the US Navy and a distinguished career. Trump has got us some political and cultural breathing space to prepare for the real fights ahead. I just hope white people can put aside their individualism and tendency to depression and atomization long enough to get organized.

    with my daughter being wait-listed at Georgia Tech. The school hoovers up thousands of international students, and thus can afford to be ultra-picky about the homegrown talent.

    At the undergrad level, Georgia Tech is only about 10% international. The real “problem” (for non-Georgia residents) is the school’s preferential admissions policy for GA residents. This cohort enjoyed a 44% admit rate, vs. 23% for the overall pool of applicants. On top of that, an additional 20% of GA applicants can transfer in after one year through a variety of programs. It’s almost as if they favor people who live inside their borders.

    http://admission.gatech.edu/conditional-transfer-pathway

    http://admission.gatech.edu/arts-sciences-pathway-program

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    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    She is in the 98th percentile SAT and 4.1 GPA. Apparently Tech accepts x% from each high school in the State. She is in one of the highest scoring schools in the State, so she didn't get in under the wire.
  46. Kyle a says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Perhaps.

    The last white guys to win the NBA MVP award were Dirk Nowitzki from Germany and Steve Nash from Vancouver Island, Canada out in the North Pacific.

    Or maybe white guys just take longer to mature. For example, when I was in high school in the mid-1970s, our archrival high school Crespi had a 7' center named Paul Mokeski.

    As a junior he was terrible. He had just had a huge growth spurt and was extremely awkward. Yet, you could see from how he shot free throws that he was serious about a basketball career.

    But as a senior in high school he was awesome on defense.

    Then he went to the U. of Kansas and disappeared for 3 years. But as a senior he was the star of a team who went to deep into the NCAA tournament.

    Then he went to the NBA and disappeared for several years, but eventually emerged in his later 20s as a solid rotation player on the Milwaukee Bucks and wound up with a 12-year-career in the NBA.

    These days, however, would you bother waiting around for a white guy to mature? These days Crespi recruits superstars from South Central L.A. who can start as a sophomore and dominate as a junior.

    During my years in northwest Oklahoma the Price brothers were all the rage. Western Oklahoma has actually produced some good ballers that are white. Ryan Minor was of course a great basketball player for OU, but is better remembered for being the fella who replaced Cal Ripking Jr. at 3rd base when he broke Gehrig iron man record. Western Oklahoma don’t have many blacks so you may be on to something.

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  47. Kyle a says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Perhaps.

    The last white guys to win the NBA MVP award were Dirk Nowitzki from Germany and Steve Nash from Vancouver Island, Canada out in the North Pacific.

    Or maybe white guys just take longer to mature. For example, when I was in high school in the mid-1970s, our archrival high school Crespi had a 7' center named Paul Mokeski.

    As a junior he was terrible. He had just had a huge growth spurt and was extremely awkward. Yet, you could see from how he shot free throws that he was serious about a basketball career.

    But as a senior in high school he was awesome on defense.

    Then he went to the U. of Kansas and disappeared for 3 years. But as a senior he was the star of a team who went to deep into the NCAA tournament.

    Then he went to the NBA and disappeared for several years, but eventually emerged in his later 20s as a solid rotation player on the Milwaukee Bucks and wound up with a 12-year-career in the NBA.

    These days, however, would you bother waiting around for a white guy to mature? These days Crespi recruits superstars from South Central L.A. who can start as a sophomore and dominate as a junior.

    Waiting for them to mature looks like it could pay off in the long run. Those two white guys have had or have some lengthy careers.

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  48. Tiny Duck says:

    On a level playing field,Black Men will outcompete white boys everyt time
    .

    I don’t know why that is

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    • Replies: @Anon
    Yeah Like that MaCaffery kid at Stanford was pathetic 2 years ago in the Rose Bowl.
    , @SteveRogers42
    The Klitschko brothers, Nikolai Valuev, Oleg Maskaev, Aleksandr Povetkin, and Tyson Fury might beg to differ.
    , @Rifleman
    Tiny Duck. are you a Steve Sailer sock puppet??

    Black Men will outcompete white boys
     
    What's with black being capitalized and white in small case and "white" is linked to guys, males or boys while black is linked to men!

    Even in the title Steve keeps "white" in small case.


    All-white Team Wins in First Round of NCAA Basketball Tourney

    The last white guys to win

    Or maybe white guys just take

    for a white guy to mature?
     
    Interesting that on white male alt right sites "white" is small case and often just called "whites" while on white lefty sites or black sites Black is capitalized and linked to people, men/women, community etc.

    Or capitalized and linked to American -

    Asian America, African American, Hispanic American or Native American.

    Versus "whites" or "white male" or "white guys".

    And why should we care that some"white guys" are winning in a meaningless college environment when they will do close to nothing in the big time against the best black athletes? Why?

    "White males" don't tend to excel at the far right end of the bell cure against the better black athletes in very many athletic contests despite White men outnumbering black males in America maybe 7 to 1!!!!

    How difficult is it to notice that pattern and just say it?
    , @Floyd R Turbo
    Which is why Africa leads the world in every field of human endeavour, despite having a tiny population and a very limited land area. Imagine what the Africans could do if they had the vast resources of Israel.
  49. 1803329

    Are the Coast Guard Academy (New London, CT) or Air Force Academy (Colorodo Springs, CO) options for your son? He should consider those. I’m assuming his intellect means he desires something more technical than, say, a general Engineering Degree, which he could get at West Point (NY), if he is inclined and wants to attend a military academy.

    Either way, sorry to hear and I’m sure he will do well wherever he decides to go.

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  50. Clyde says:
    @George
    Maybe what this means is something bad has happened to American White and Black "fitness" . The 'white death' stories, which are not getting much press now, might be an indication of a deeper more universal 'fitness' problem in the US. This vague 'fitness' problem might also be the root cause of things like the H1-B visa problem and the growing wealth disparity and need for immigrants in general.

    Australia has done quite well during the global war on terror, supplying few if any military resources with their commodity based industries profiting immensely from the Bush inflation. The school in question sounds Catholic, so the whiteness of their recruits might reflect religion also.

    see pensiontsunami.com for a few ghosts of problems future created by the Bush Obama (Trump?) years of war and lack of investment.

    Maybe what this means is something bad has happened to American White and Black “fitness” . The ‘white death’ stories, which are not getting much press now, might be an indication of a deeper more universal ‘fitness’ problem in the US.

    Check out what Americans/black and white and our immigrant criminals do these days to get thrown in prison. All kinds of retarded sex crimes like raping 80 year old grannies and one year old babies. And zombie style impulse killings. Done by guys who look high on marijuana…..going by their photos. Or zoned out for good with thousand mile stares. For your old fashioned heists that take brains, testosterone, timing and coordination you have to go to Europe and see what Balkans crooks are up to. They also do clever smash and grab in broad daylight. When things get too hot for them they retreat back to the Balkans where they are having nice houses being built for their mama or for retirement from a life of European crime. France seems to be a favorite.

    My point is that the crimes of today (in USA) show declining testosterone and IQs. We really need to establish some offshore prisons and holding pens where costs will be cheaper. There must be lots of good islands for this off Venezuela, where Papillon’s Devil’s Island was. This was a French prison island off the French Guiana coast. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Island

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    • Replies: @Negrolphin Pool
    At the end of the HBO movie Gotti, John Gotti (Armand Assante) is giving a soliloquy in which he repeats "they're gonna miss John Gotti, yeah, they're really gonna miss John Gotti". I think he turned out to be wrong.

    Who was it that said that the criminal class can't be expunged, that the best you can do is properly manage it? I think the problem may be that we collectively don't miss John Gotti.
  51. LondonBob says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Yup, Connery retired to go home to Scotland, play golf, and not worry about his looks. He had made quite a comeback in the later 1980s and didn't have anything more to prove after about 2000. Michael Caine, in contrast, kept up a busy schedule, finding in Christopher Nolan a director who could showcase him in smaller roles.

    It seems like Connery and Caine both made good decisions.

    I have a story about Connery that I don't know is true.

    I went to an Orange County nutritionist in 1997 when I was on chemotheraphy who had all sorts of pictures of himself and Sean Connery. (The nutritionist was recommended by a high school friend whose younger brother was a major league baseball player and had found him helpful.)

    The nutritionist was a blowhard but he also gave me good advice: stop eating breakfast cereal, eat more protein, and fat is more okay for you than carbs. (I'm not suggesting this as a universal rule, but it's been pretty good for me. Suzanne Somers of Three's Company had been promoting a low carb diet, with a description of how starches and sugars just made you more hungry that I found plausible, so I was primed.)

    He claimed that he was responsible for reviving Sir Sean's career in the mid-1980s by getting him onto a low carb diet. "Now Sean has a full time sushi chef on staff!" I demurred that I couldn't afford my own sushi chef.

    But I don't think the nutrionist's claim was all that implausible. As a working class urban Scot, Connery had grown up with just about the worst diet in the world. With his genes, that didn't matter when he was 35, but when he was about 55 a big switch in diet may have helped him get back his weight and energy to win his late Oscar in The Untouchables.

    On the other hand, I have no evidence he was telling the truth.

    I have a better Connery story. A friend was playing golf with him as part a company day out for the bosses. His boss duly asked Connery who was his greatest conquest, being a gentleman Connery demurred. Subsequently after the game had finished and they were going Connery’s Rolls Royce was going past it, it suddenly slowed and the rear window came down, the great man leaned out and said “blah blah 1973″, the window went back up and off he went.

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  52. @Dave Pinsen
    You're crying because your son won't get the opportunity to be mutilated like this girl in a pointless war?

    https://twitter.com/2alaw/status/842478970914320384

    I’m wrestling with a similar dilemma. My son wants to join his HS ROTC because he thinks the old man is some sort of hero paratrooper or something. Granted, military service by his Dad, Mom, Uncle and Grandfathers makes him think its a natural thing to do. But my wife and I are trying to convince him to join the Coast Guard or Air Force; I don’t want him getting maimed or dying in some stupid foreign place just so the oligarchy can get richer. What’s the point in serving on Hadrian’s Wall and getting killed in some stupid skirmish with the Picts, when they’re going to overrun the place eventually anyway?

    But at the end of the day, he gets to make his own choices and we have to live with them. But my wife and I will continue to wage our subtle psyop campaign to change his mind into something with a better chance of him staying alive and intact into old age.

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    51 Captain Tripps > our subtle psyop campaign to change his mind into something with a better chance of him staying alive and intact into old age.


    look at the Merchant Marine academies (8 of them in the USA). Not only the chance to serve, but also, to be highly highly paid for it.

    Several offer the chance to dual major in ABET-accredited Mechanical Engineering. Does your kid like to work with his hands in addition to his brain?
  53. Lagertha says:
    @SteveRogers42
    L-- first of all, your boy sounds like a stud. You should pat yourself on the back for having raised a winner!

    Many schools will jump at the chance to sign your kid, but let me give you a specific suggestion. Hillsdale College in Michigan is a D2 school, which means they have 36 football schollys to give. My Irish-Italian son wanted to play football at West Point, but he attracted zero attention from Army, despite being the second-fastest kid at their summer prospect camp, and standing 6-2 and 200. He accepted a scholly from Hillsdale, and it has been a perfect fit for him, both on the field and in the classroom. The coaches at Hillsdale are throwbacks to an earlier, better time: They are hard-nosed and demanding, yet they are also gentlemen in the true sense of the word.

    Hillsdale is unique in that it accepts no federal financial aid, and thus has no need to comply with all the odious federal regulations. The academic and cultural atmosphere on campus is actually more patriotic than you would find at the service academies, which have degenerated into globohomo political correctness. (I have first-hand knowledge of this.) The academics at The Dale are extremely rigorous, with the Great Books of Western Civ being taught exhaustively. The college is not affiliated with any one church, but the free exercise of religious faith is encouraged.

    If your son is still interested in a naval career, one of the college's assistant Deans has helped several recent Charger football players get accepted to Naval OCS after graduation and then on to medical school on Uncle Sam's dime. (Although not a football player, Erik Prince graduated from Hillsdale, served as a Navy SEAL, and went on to found and operate Blackwater. His sister is now the Secretary of Education, and in a twist of fate, she beat out Hillsdale's President, Larry Arn, for that job.)

    There's no rasslin' team at Hillsdale, but D2 football is just as much a year-round job as it is in D1, and when you combine that with the school's no-excuses academic program, there is little time to be a two-sport athlete.

    I hope this is of some help to you. I can empathize completely with your emotions at this point, because I have faced similar twists and turns on the athletic recruiting trail with all my kids. I'm not a recruiter for the school, but there is a specific type of student/athlete/citizen that thrives at Hillsdale, and I bet your son is one of them. I hope you check the place out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMuAVADdO28

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH7cFXz7SXM

    Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it.

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  54. Lagertha says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic
    Well, nobody entering the military thinks along those lines. All the family is thinking right now is, their brilliant, physically courageous son would otherwise be in swimmingly but in the current atmosphere he doesn't have enough diversity Pokémon points.

    I have a similar issue, albeit on a lower scale, with my daughter being wait-listed at Georgia Tech. The school hoovers up thousands of international students, and thus can afford to be ultra-picky about the homegrown talent.

    I would urge Lagertha and her son not to give up. He will get into a fine school and can find another way into the US Navy and a distinguished career. Trump has got us some political and cultural breathing space to prepare for the real fights ahead. I just hope white people can put aside their individualism and tendency to depression and atomization long enough to get organized.

    Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it. I am calming down – you all know I am dramatic – goes with the territory of being an artist. And, yes – he has been accepted at 3 other fabulous state U’s – he’ll be fine.

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    • Replies: @SteveM

    "Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it. I am calming down"
     
    God bless Ms. Lagertha and her son, but too many (almost all really) Americans have been seduced by the "Warrior-Hero" schtick created and sustained by the massive Pentagon Propaganda Directorate. And that propaganda has been fully integrated by the Crony Politico/Crony Corporate/Crony MSM complex into full blown blasphemous military worship in all places, all the time.

    The "Cult of Military Exceptionalism" is now a pathologically normative social construct.

    Too bad the omnipresent seduction is so effective because signing up to service the War Machine is a waste of time and talent. The veterans we should be "thanking for their service" are the ones who realized early on that they were seduced by the Elite as pawns for their arrogance that costs us taxpayers TRILLIONS and got out.

    I hope Ms. Lagertha's son finds a school were he is happy and gets a job centered on solving real problems, and not on killing and destroying in service to the obsolete and unaffordable American Global Cop.

    P.S. There is nothing "elite" about killing and destroying. Even with a military academy pedigree. Creating real value is actually much more challenging and rewarding. Who needs the PTSD?

    , @ATate
    Has he applied to any of the other service academies? If he really wants to be in the Navy there are a ton of way to get there, and be very successful.

    Sorry about him not getting in, sounds like an impressive young man who'll land on his feet no matter what.
    , @SteveRogers42
    Please keep us posted. We're all "invested" now in his journey!
  55. 1803329

    I got rejected by my first choice college too, despite the fact that my mom said I was the greatest ever. Still hurts.

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  56. Yak-15 says:
    @Opinionator

    White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks.
     
    We will see an analogous development in STEM (including medicine), finance, and law when we cut off foreign nationals from our universities and job market.

    There are few things I would love more than to have the extremely pessimistic views on minority intelligence be completely wrong. Maybe IQ is more elastic than we realize. . .

    However, reality appears to demonstrate otherwise. Sad!

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  57. I am rooting for the descendants of the Australian troops who fought the Japanese Empire on the Kokoda Trail over the American Congo bouncers.

    Blacks are a large component of the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party pushes mass immigration. That’s all I need to know. Anybody out there got any ideas how to deal with White government workers who vote for the Democrats in order to keep their jobs? That will become even more of a problem than the Blacks who reflexively vote for the Democrats.

    Televised sports are the bread and circuses of the imploding American Empire.

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  58. @Steve Sailer
    Here's the big Serb's passing:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DHo_wG2YQk&feature=youtu.be

    Thanks for posting Steve, I never watch NBA, this guy is really good. Sort of white less-flashy Magic Johnson-type. Watching this guy, I can hear the voice of a former b’ball coach …. “bounce pass.” Does anyone in the NBA make more bounce passes than this guy? A lost art.

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  59. Yak-15 says:
    1803329

    If it is not too late (probably is) send your kid to the Ivy League or UChicago to play sports. Connections and snob appeal are of paramount importance.

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    • Replies: @Desiderius
    The future will be like the past until it isn't.

    Sometimes suddenly.
  60. SB71 says:

    Steve, I think you’re right about white players succeeding in high school and even college if they play mostly with whites. I’ve seen this first-hand.

    Not exactly sure why but I think it’s for one of these reasons or a combination:

    a) white players don’t become discouraged by more athletic blacks, who develop at a younger age, and end up quitting too early

    b) whites in mostly white leagues aren’t “screened out” or “B teamed” at an early age by coaches/parents that run youth leagues with heavier number of black kids

    c) coaches with all white teams may (not always though) work more on shooting, passing and concepts (motion, isolation, back door layups) because they can’t rely on more athletic players or a star running the show.

    I’m curious what your take is?

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Slightly OT: Capernick may be done: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/17/colin-kaepernick-update-some-teams-genuinely-hate-him/

    Actions have consequences.
  61. snorlax says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Yup, Connery retired to go home to Scotland, play golf, and not worry about his looks. He had made quite a comeback in the later 1980s and didn't have anything more to prove after about 2000. Michael Caine, in contrast, kept up a busy schedule, finding in Christopher Nolan a director who could showcase him in smaller roles.

    It seems like Connery and Caine both made good decisions.

    I have a story about Connery that I don't know is true.

    I went to an Orange County nutritionist in 1997 when I was on chemotheraphy who had all sorts of pictures of himself and Sean Connery. (The nutritionist was recommended by a high school friend whose younger brother was a major league baseball player and had found him helpful.)

    The nutritionist was a blowhard but he also gave me good advice: stop eating breakfast cereal, eat more protein, and fat is more okay for you than carbs. (I'm not suggesting this as a universal rule, but it's been pretty good for me. Suzanne Somers of Three's Company had been promoting a low carb diet, with a description of how starches and sugars just made you more hungry that I found plausible, so I was primed.)

    He claimed that he was responsible for reviving Sir Sean's career in the mid-1980s by getting him onto a low carb diet. "Now Sean has a full time sushi chef on staff!" I demurred that I couldn't afford my own sushi chef.

    But I don't think the nutrionist's claim was all that implausible. As a working class urban Scot, Connery had grown up with just about the worst diet in the world. With his genes, that didn't matter when he was 35, but when he was about 55 a big switch in diet may have helped him get back his weight and energy to win his late Oscar in The Untouchables.

    On the other hand, I have no evidence he was telling the truth.

    It seems like Connery and Caine both made good decisions.

    It isn’t all about money, especially at his age, but I can think of one very bad decision Connery made.

    Connery was offered the part of Gandalf the wizard in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, with a clause that he would receive 10% of the films’ profits, a sum that would turn out to be north of $150 million. He turned it down in favor of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

    The part and the $150 million instead went to Ian McKellen, who could’ve used the money more anyway, so it was probably for the best.

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    • Replies: @Desiderius
    That's mind blowing. McKellan was awkward early in Fellowship but he went on to make the role his own. I wonder if a Connery LotR would have ended up as gimmicky feeling as the Hobbit films.
    , @Chrisnonymous
    Connery made a few bad decisions. He seems to have had a knack for getting attached to weak medieval-themed films.

    If I had to bet, I'd bet he disliked Tolkien's work. Anyway, he wasn't right for the part, and he had his mentor/guide role in Highlander.
  62. snorlax says:
    @Clifford Brown
    The Gaels! Let's not forget that our President's immigrant mother was a Scottish Gael, a speaker of Scottish Gaelic.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q93Zn0RKvxI

    An all-white, Australian-flavored basketball team named the Gaels — seems like a Tom Wolfe invention.

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  63. pyrrhus says:
    @Richard of Melbourne
    Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!

    The four talking heads after the St. Mary’s game (all black guys) looked like they had been to a funeral…

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  64. What about this fantasy team:
    Gail Goodrich-g
    Jerry West-g
    Larry Bird-f
    Kevin McHale -f
    Bill Walton(at his peak)- c

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Or Stockton or Nash over Goodrich, who was very good but not in West's class when I watched them together in 1972.

    Another question is: Rick Barry over McHale?

    Havlicek was an amazing player with endless energy/endurance, but he doesn't quite fit on a hypothetical All-Time squad because his exceptional talent wasn't being exceptional when he was on the court, but being on the court all the time, 45 minutes per night, 82 games per year plus deep into the playoffs. His long arms that helped him be so valuable rebounding and defending made him a less accurate shooter than, say, Bird.

    , @pepperinmono
    Yeah, Rick Barry over McHale .
    Fierce competitor.
    Led league scoring few times.
    Would keep Goodrich though, incredible player and winner.
    How many 6'1" guys score 50 NBA?
    , @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Stockton has got to be your point guard.
  65. @Steve Sailer
    Perhaps.

    The last white guys to win the NBA MVP award were Dirk Nowitzki from Germany and Steve Nash from Vancouver Island, Canada out in the North Pacific.

    Or maybe white guys just take longer to mature. For example, when I was in high school in the mid-1970s, our archrival high school Crespi had a 7' center named Paul Mokeski.

    As a junior he was terrible. He had just had a huge growth spurt and was extremely awkward. Yet, you could see from how he shot free throws that he was serious about a basketball career.

    But as a senior in high school he was awesome on defense.

    Then he went to the U. of Kansas and disappeared for 3 years. But as a senior he was the star of a team who went to deep into the NCAA tournament.

    Then he went to the NBA and disappeared for several years, but eventually emerged in his later 20s as a solid rotation player on the Milwaukee Bucks and wound up with a 12-year-career in the NBA.

    These days, however, would you bother waiting around for a white guy to mature? These days Crespi recruits superstars from South Central L.A. who can start as a sophomore and dominate as a junior.

    Donald Trump may just go down in history as the Paul Mokeski of American statesmen.

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  66. JimB says:
    @Pat Casey
    I have heard word that the one single way that works for everyone who wants to live longer is to eat less. The less you eat without starving your body of nutrients is apparently like an elixir of longevity. Nietzsche thought this was true but only for some, on the principle you often invoke, that different people probably have different ideal diets. Nietzsche thought that principle was of near paramount importance.

    I guess the ideal diet might be something like nothing but a little bit of peanut butter everyday, if you can't fish the fish. But getting on in years you'd probably be feeble for not having packed on the spare pounds that cushion your skeleton. So that would be a tradeoff then.

    I never believed in corn beef and cabbage but I love me some corn beef hash. And be sure your beer is green today Steve.

    Ya know, it's so stupid the way the NBA spanishizes the uniforms nowadays when they want to pander to hispanic immigrants, talking about Los Celtics and such. But I enjoy the fact that Chicago wears green uniforms like they are the Celtics when St. Paddy's comes around.

    There may be something to the idea that low calorie diets can lead to longer life. My family tree is loaded with supercentinarians, but they were all little woman who ate like birds and never weighed over 105 lbs. Lot of men who made it to the ninth decade of life, but they tended to be more normal in size and eating habits. I can live with that.

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  67. In Tom Wolfe’s “I Am Charlotte Simmons” the white star on the Duke-esque basketball team, JoJo Johannsen, grew up being dropped off in The Hood by his hard-nosed father, so he could learn to play “street ball” against blacks.

    That he is presented as a starter for a preeminent bball powerhouse suggests Wolfe thinks there may be some merit to these kind of sink-or-swim tactics. On the other hand, JoJo is an upperclassman, and one of the main sub-plots of the book is his worry that black, already-a-man-at-18 freshman Vernon Congers will take his spot during his (JoJo’s) senior year, thereby damaging his chances at making “The League”.

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    • Replies: @Opinionator
    One has to wonder sometimes if Steve and Tom Wolfe aren't in cahoots.
  68. @snorlax

    It seems like Connery and Caine both made good decisions.
     
    It isn't all about money, especially at his age, but I can think of one very bad decision Connery made.

    Connery was offered the part of Gandalf the wizard in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, with a clause that he would receive 10% of the films' profits, a sum that would turn out to be north of $150 million. He turned it down in favor of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

    The part and the $150 million instead went to Ian McKellen, who could've used the money more anyway, so it was probably for the best.

    That’s mind blowing. McKellan was awkward early in Fellowship but he went on to make the role his own. I wonder if a Connery LotR would have ended up as gimmicky feeling as the Hobbit films.

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  69. Everyone here is going on about Northwestern getting into its first tournament. Who gives a damn? As for me I am now a YUUGE fan of the Gaels! Go Gaels!

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  70. JoeFour says:

    “White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks.”

    Yes… and why is that? IMHO, and admittedly speaking in a very general sense, blacks mature physically much faster than whites and this results in young teenage whites being unable to compete successfully against them. This is why (again IMHO and speaking generally) so many white NBA players are from Europe. They competed against each other while developing their skills in their teenage years and by their mid-20s or so had matured enough physically to meet the black players more or less head-on.

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  71. 1803329

    Lagertha, not to make light of your troubles, but….

    What on earth would have led you to believe that today’s East-Coast, cosmopolitan, Globalist establishment has/had any use for a extremely bright young white man who, moreover, demonstrates by his obvious physical gifts that he is not just a fighter but a winning fighter?

    He is the very embodiment of everything they reject. His obvious competence is anathema to them.

    If, in addition to the sterling traits you have delineated, he is mechanically competent in dealing with objects in our physical environment then this is one more strike against him.

    You must surely realize that these people can’t stand to be shown up by a person who bests them in so many ways.

    In short, you would not believe just how freaking dumb and incompetent so many of America’s “best and brightest” really are until you meet them and engage them in conversation. Most of them–no, strike that, virtually all of them–know much about one thing and little else. And yet from this wee bit of knowledge they generalize and deem themselves fit to pronounce judgement about everything.

    However, they are possessed of one quality which your son as a wrestler probably lacks and that is an exaggerated sense of self worth. You see, because wrestling is the school of instant Karma, no boy/man can be successful if he is/remains deluded about his actual merits. There is an expression “wiped the mat with the other guy” that gets the point across. Wrestlers learn not to advertise with false bravado because sooner or later they will be beaten in front of God, friends, family and everybody and while losing honorably is not dishonorable, false pretense would make losing unbearable. The upshot is, is that your son may be a less gifted b*llsh*tter than the other candidates.

    And b*llsh*t is what success in today’s world is all about. They soften the edges a bit by calling it “selling yourself”.

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  72. SteveM says:
    @Lagertha
    Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it. I am calming down - you all know I am dramatic - goes with the territory of being an artist. And, yes - he has been accepted at 3 other fabulous state U's - he'll be fine.

    “Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it. I am calming down”

    God bless Ms. Lagertha and her son, but too many (almost all really) Americans have been seduced by the “Warrior-Hero” schtick created and sustained by the massive Pentagon Propaganda Directorate. And that propaganda has been fully integrated by the Crony Politico/Crony Corporate/Crony MSM complex into full blown blasphemous military worship in all places, all the time.

    The “Cult of Military Exceptionalism” is now a pathologically normative social construct.

    Too bad the omnipresent seduction is so effective because signing up to service the War Machine is a waste of time and talent. The veterans we should be “thanking for their service” are the ones who realized early on that they were seduced by the Elite as pawns for their arrogance that costs us taxpayers TRILLIONS and got out.

    I hope Ms. Lagertha’s son finds a school were he is happy and gets a job centered on solving real problems, and not on killing and destroying in service to the obsolete and unaffordable American Global Cop.

    P.S. There is nothing “elite” about killing and destroying. Even with a military academy pedigree. Creating real value is actually much more challenging and rewarding. Who needs the PTSD?

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  73. black sea says:
    1803346

    The service academies aren’t trying to select the brightest students in the country. A career Army officer will typically top out at Major, or perhapst Lt. Colonel. A naval officer normally plateaus at Commander. There are precious few roles for brilliant iconoclasts, and such people aren’t well liked in an enormous and self-protective bureaucracy like the military anyway.

    In a ranking of American universities by average SAT score, West Point is 98th and Annapolis 99th. For purposes of comparison, The University of Richmond is ranked at 74th, which places it above any of the service academies, include that of the Air Force.

    A friend of mine graduated from Annapolis in the early 80s. I don’t remember him ever describing it as a particularly challenging academic environment.

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    The service academies aren’t trying to select the brightest students in the country.
     
    The service academies are looking for bright leaders. They want smart, but not necessarily brilliant young folks, who are good in many subjects, can learn new subjects quickly, can work with and lead others, and can multi-task/delegate. Its why the students at these schools have at least one, and many have multiple, extracurricular activities (sports and an intellectual club). Its a 24-7 stress-fest when they're attending during a semester, with classes, after class activities, homework and training in the basics of each services' specialty (i.e. West Pointers learn basic Soldiering stuff - land navigation, combat first aid, basic small unit tactics, weapons familiarization; Midshipmen and Coasties learn basic seamanship - sea navigation, conning a ship, docking and porting, first aid, water survival, etc.). Students are organized into units that are the equivalent to military organizations and take turns in leadership positions (i.e. Cadet Squad Leader, Platoon Leader, Company Commander, etc.). The schools are designed to prepare them to lead Soldiers/Sailors/Marines/Airmen in the high stress of combat.

    Being brilliant in a specific subject or two isn't frowned upon, but young people with those intellectual gifts can go be brilliant at other schools that cater to world-class brilliance in those specialties (i.e. MIT, Cal-Poly, Stanford, the Ivies, etc.).
    , @res
    I agree with what you say, but I would have thought Lagertha's son's all around abilities would have been in the sweet spot for Naval Academy admissions overall (if a bit on the smart side). I'm not sure blaming the outcome on diversity is fair, but if it is I would feel the same way.
  74. Nigel says:

    Epigenetics. The presence of more aggressive, dominant males inhibits the production of testosterone and development of those traits in other young males. We don’t just see this in black / white groups of schoolchildren; we also see it in the birth order effects of large families.

    White American males are being placed in classrooms with blacks who are naturally more aggressive and mature at a much earlier age than the whites and asians. Add to this the fact that many black students are older than their white peers in the same classroom. You end up with a situation where the black students can be as much as 4-5 years ahead physically. In the classroom, in social interactions, in sports… this has effects on the development of younger white children.

    Apart from the epigenetic influence on development, there is just lack of opportunity for younger whites in sports when they are assigned by grade with black kids. What coach is going to play a scrawny pre-pubescent white highschool freshman when he has big, muscular testosterone laden blacks available?

    When the white kids finally catch up physically in senior year or college, they are already years behind in terms of technical skill and hours of experience. No coach who wants to win can afford to spend his time on a bunch of diamonds in the rough who may or not yield usable gems. He is going to take the kids who already have a half decade or so of serious playing time . And those kids are going to be overwhelmingly black.

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  75. Bastion says:
    1803329

    Getting rejected by USNA is probably a blessing in disguise. I got in, bailed after a year. It was a f-ing circle jerk. Even 20 years ago the diversity termites had bored deep into the planks, I’m sure it’s a complete joke now compared to the academy classes from the bad old days.

    A big part of the reason they reject for tiny medical issues is that people abuse the disability system. If you look at it from their point of view, it’s probably very likely that your son does his time and six months before he’s out he files a claim that he blew out the knee, so now he’s 10 or 20% disabled, so Uncle Sugar has to cut him a check for a couple hundred a month for the rest of his life.

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  76. Luke Lea says:
    @Clifford Brown
    The Gaels! Let's not forget that our President's immigrant mother was a Scottish Gael, a speaker of Scottish Gaelic.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q93Zn0RKvxI

    Speaking of Gaels, it’s only an imitation but a good one! https://goo.gl/bLuL71

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  77. 1803329

    The US Navy is run by morons who can’t even run their own weapons systems. The US Navy is corrupt and deranged. The US Navy is a scam designed to enrich some bastards who should rot in hell.

    The Aegis Combat System must be maintained and operated by civilian electronics technicians because the stupid boobs in the US Navy are too dumb to run the damn thing. Deck Swabbing US Navy Dingbat Bastards Should Rot In Hell!

    John McCain is the treasonous spawn of the corrupt and vile US Navy. What more needs to be said?

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  78. White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks.

    I’ve posted anecdotal evidence on the theory of black kids scaring away white kids. I grew up on Tobacco Road in the 70′s and 80′s and basketball was a religion. In retrospect, I often wonder about how idyllic our race relations were at that time(***) but there was just about zero racial animosity between the local kids. Fast forward 10 years and none of our little brothers or cousins were playing basketball because the black kids made it miserable. Cf the growth of lacrosse.

    Now, there was a poster around here some years ago who argued that in order to be the best, you have to play the best, and there is some truth to that. But little kids are not gladiators or UFC fighters. They are trying to have fun. And playing with little Travons is not fun.

    (*** there had been race riots at our high school(?) in the 70′s, but i was an adolescent then and playing in rec leagues that were well managed. By the time started playing a lot of pick-up ball in the mid-80′s, all the whites (even the “rednecks”) and blacks were all friends. Actually, I have a vague memory of some of the meaner blacks from neighboring ghettos[ie. Durham] traveling to our rec centers and just starting to cause trouble in the early 90′s. That was probably around the time that they somewhat notoriously began requiring student ID’s at Woolen Gym on the UNC campus)

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  79. GW says:

    Oh it certainly is a phenomenon, and not only in basketball. How many white Southern football players are you aware of who play something other than QB? Look up top white non-QBs (players like Watt, Gronk, Matthews, etc.) and see where they grew up and played in high school.

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  80. Only slightly OT: The Patriots signed former Nebraska Cornhuskers RB Rex Burkehead this week.

    While not as fast or shifty as former Patriots White RB Danny Woodhead, Burke was an impressive college player and despite injury ran hard against a stout Gamecocks defense in the 2012 Capital One Bowl.

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  81. Whiskey says: • Website

    Sad to say White men will face ever increasing discrimination for the next fifty years. In 20 they will not even be allowed to vote.

    Focus on survival. Mobility, in demand skills. And 100% accurate foresight. Forget nations as they exist. They are walking dead.

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  82. @SteveRogers42
    Rob, you would understand completely if you watched a summer AAU tournament, either girls' or boys'.

    Hmm. What, exactly, would we see?

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  83. Old fogey says:
    @George
    Maybe what this means is something bad has happened to American White and Black "fitness" . The 'white death' stories, which are not getting much press now, might be an indication of a deeper more universal 'fitness' problem in the US. This vague 'fitness' problem might also be the root cause of things like the H1-B visa problem and the growing wealth disparity and need for immigrants in general.

    Australia has done quite well during the global war on terror, supplying few if any military resources with their commodity based industries profiting immensely from the Bush inflation. The school in question sounds Catholic, so the whiteness of their recruits might reflect religion also.

    see pensiontsunami.com for a few ghosts of problems future created by the Bush Obama (Trump?) years of war and lack of investment.

    Very interesting observation, George. I hope people with knowledge in this area will respond to you.

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  84. @black sea
    The service academies aren't trying to select the brightest students in the country. A career Army officer will typically top out at Major, or perhapst Lt. Colonel. A naval officer normally plateaus at Commander. There are precious few roles for brilliant iconoclasts, and such people aren't well liked in an enormous and self-protective bureaucracy like the military anyway.

    In a ranking of American universities by average SAT score, West Point is 98th and Annapolis 99th. For purposes of comparison, The University of Richmond is ranked at 74th, which places it above any of the service academies, include that of the Air Force.

    A friend of mine graduated from Annapolis in the early 80s. I don't remember him ever describing it as a particularly challenging academic environment.

    The service academies aren’t trying to select the brightest students in the country.

    The service academies are looking for bright leaders. They want smart, but not necessarily brilliant young folks, who are good in many subjects, can learn new subjects quickly, can work with and lead others, and can multi-task/delegate. Its why the students at these schools have at least one, and many have multiple, extracurricular activities (sports and an intellectual club). Its a 24-7 stress-fest when they’re attending during a semester, with classes, after class activities, homework and training in the basics of each services’ specialty (i.e. West Pointers learn basic Soldiering stuff – land navigation, combat first aid, basic small unit tactics, weapons familiarization; Midshipmen and Coasties learn basic seamanship – sea navigation, conning a ship, docking and porting, first aid, water survival, etc.). Students are organized into units that are the equivalent to military organizations and take turns in leadership positions (i.e. Cadet Squad Leader, Platoon Leader, Company Commander, etc.). The schools are designed to prepare them to lead Soldiers/Sailors/Marines/Airmen in the high stress of combat.

    Being brilliant in a specific subject or two isn’t frowned upon, but young people with those intellectual gifts can go be brilliant at other schools that cater to world-class brilliance in those specialties (i.e. MIT, Cal-Poly, Stanford, the Ivies, etc.).

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  85. BenKenobi says:
    @Pat Casey
    I have heard word that the one single way that works for everyone who wants to live longer is to eat less. The less you eat without starving your body of nutrients is apparently like an elixir of longevity. Nietzsche thought this was true but only for some, on the principle you often invoke, that different people probably have different ideal diets. Nietzsche thought that principle was of near paramount importance.

    I guess the ideal diet might be something like nothing but a little bit of peanut butter everyday, if you can't fish the fish. But getting on in years you'd probably be feeble for not having packed on the spare pounds that cushion your skeleton. So that would be a tradeoff then.

    I never believed in corn beef and cabbage but I love me some corn beef hash. And be sure your beer is green today Steve.

    Ya know, it's so stupid the way the NBA spanishizes the uniforms nowadays when they want to pander to hispanic immigrants, talking about Los Celtics and such. But I enjoy the fact that Chicago wears green uniforms like they are the Celtics when St. Paddy's comes around.

    Speaking of Nietzsche and dieting….

    “New Nietzschean Diet Lets You Eat Whatever You Fear Most”

    http://www.theonion.com/article/new-nietzschean-diet-lets-you-eat-whatever-you-fea-1703

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  86. @snorlax

    It seems like Connery and Caine both made good decisions.
     
    It isn't all about money, especially at his age, but I can think of one very bad decision Connery made.

    Connery was offered the part of Gandalf the wizard in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, with a clause that he would receive 10% of the films' profits, a sum that would turn out to be north of $150 million. He turned it down in favor of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

    The part and the $150 million instead went to Ian McKellen, who could've used the money more anyway, so it was probably for the best.

    Connery made a few bad decisions. He seems to have had a knack for getting attached to weak medieval-themed films.

    If I had to bet, I’d bet he disliked Tolkien’s work. Anyway, he wasn’t right for the part, and he had his mentor/guide role in Highlander.

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  87. @Steve Sailer
    Yup, Connery retired to go home to Scotland, play golf, and not worry about his looks. He had made quite a comeback in the later 1980s and didn't have anything more to prove after about 2000. Michael Caine, in contrast, kept up a busy schedule, finding in Christopher Nolan a director who could showcase him in smaller roles.

    It seems like Connery and Caine both made good decisions.

    I have a story about Connery that I don't know is true.

    I went to an Orange County nutritionist in 1997 when I was on chemotheraphy who had all sorts of pictures of himself and Sean Connery. (The nutritionist was recommended by a high school friend whose younger brother was a major league baseball player and had found him helpful.)

    The nutritionist was a blowhard but he also gave me good advice: stop eating breakfast cereal, eat more protein, and fat is more okay for you than carbs. (I'm not suggesting this as a universal rule, but it's been pretty good for me. Suzanne Somers of Three's Company had been promoting a low carb diet, with a description of how starches and sugars just made you more hungry that I found plausible, so I was primed.)

    He claimed that he was responsible for reviving Sir Sean's career in the mid-1980s by getting him onto a low carb diet. "Now Sean has a full time sushi chef on staff!" I demurred that I couldn't afford my own sushi chef.

    But I don't think the nutrionist's claim was all that implausible. As a working class urban Scot, Connery had grown up with just about the worst diet in the world. With his genes, that didn't matter when he was 35, but when he was about 55 a big switch in diet may have helped him get back his weight and energy to win his late Oscar in The Untouchables.

    On the other hand, I have no evidence he was telling the truth.

    You got good advice from your nutritionist. Work on ketogenic diets for cancer is ongoing. You can google Dominic D’Agostino for more.

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  88. marty says:

    I knew St. Mary’s had an aussie pipeline, but had no idea they relied on mostly white players. And this is strange because I listen to Bay Area sports radio. St. Mary’s coach Randy Bennett, who is black, is interviewed frequently by former Warrior Tom Tolbert, but the point has never been brought up. This is interestjng because in other contexts Tolbert is always quick to quip that the team with the most white players will lose.

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    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
    St. Mary's women's team is also overwhelmingly white, with 3 Ozzies and 1 New Zealander.
    , @JamesG
    Sorry but Randy Bennett is white.

    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1353&bih=815&q=randy+bennett+st+marys&oq=randy+bennett&gs_l=img.1.3.0l4j0i24k1l6.190.3074.0.6975.10.10.0.0.0.0.632.1068.4-1j1.2.0....0...1ac.1.64.img..8.2.1067.82qTju81Ruo

    I understand that a St Mary's assistant coach who was black made the first Aussie connection.

    Two of their Aussies made it to the NBA.

    BTW they play tonight in the NCAA.
  89. ATate says:
    @Lagertha
    Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it. I am calming down - you all know I am dramatic - goes with the territory of being an artist. And, yes - he has been accepted at 3 other fabulous state U's - he'll be fine.

    Has he applied to any of the other service academies? If he really wants to be in the Navy there are a ton of way to get there, and be very successful.

    Sorry about him not getting in, sounds like an impressive young man who’ll land on his feet no matter what.

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    He is top 2nd (New England - wrestling 285lbs; top Div 1 for the last 2 years in football & captain of HS everything)...he has 3 excellent acceptance choices (Public U's). He wants Rugby & wrestling/would play football if asked... He has a 35 ACT & 1520 in SAT. He is Lagertha's son.

    He never wanted ground & air - just water - that's our blood. NAVY: OUR FAMILY HISTORY ON wikipedia - we are water/Navy people) -his Finnish/German/Armenian family. He is competing in Nationals this wknd. He will be fine. He is such a good boy and a wonderful child. I am so proud of my sons, all my children...they are innovators, thinkers, crazy people, they really are...and they are such good people, nice guys. They know what being good means, too.

    I think, because my husband's father and grandparents - fought so fervently for Armenia/ USA/against Turks ...I felt such remorse about college acceptances. I went into crazy land, again, which some of you have known me to be. I am very ashamed i tread such a thin line with sanity and emotion-laden crazy-town. I just want all of you to know that everything that is going on right now is highly emotional for every -person...on any political/ideological ;side.

    However, my grandpa always said, "we have to have family in the fight against the Bolsheviks." So, it is a win-win.

    As my grandpa's daughter.I have calmed down.....but my youngest son will be fine on his course in astrophysics. He has excellent academic scholarships to great state U's across the country. His girlfriend....is fine that he is not away for 5 years. It all comes down to "who do you love."

    So, I am majorly effed up and exhausted...after the last day...so please all you younger guys: "who do you love...." did I tell y'all in the past that my brother and I hung out with Iggy Pop and a cabal of people in the early 80's - we were the the weirdly blonde people. Ok...I need to crash...I'm still deep in the abyss.

  90. 1803329

    Madame, your boy seems like a fine young man, and I realise this stuff is emotional for you, but you are getting carried away with some of it.

    [My son] is a duo-citizen….

    That status is not an achievement (quaere: what did he do to become a citizen of two countries?; answer: by the accident of birth the status was conferred upon him), in fact, were I the CNO, I would proactively seek to exclude persons with such affiliations to foreign powers from the ranks of my officers.

    I am ashamed that my Finnish father taught the USA Navy [sic] in 1959-1961 at MIT. They have insulted my father and all immigrants who came in the 60′s, to teach the Americans, about the Cold War..and fucking ships and subs.

    The United States’ Navy knew plenty about the Cold War before any immigrants came ’round in the 1960s; they’d already been involved in it for over a decade by then.

    While I am sure your father was a fine man, I furthermore contend my own father and the countless men who served – and died – fighting by his side in the United States Navy during the Second World, and a long line of earlier such men, going back to the great John Paul Jones, knew plenty about “fucking ships and subs” and the record suggests they were getting along just swimmingly and would continue to do so, with or without the contributions of immigrants from Finland or anyplace else.

    I expect you already know it, but the naval academy is very selective, and getting a recommendation from a member of the federal legislature (or one of the few other avenues available for admission) means many fine men are passed over. It’s not the end of the world; your son seems like he will have many other opportunities to succeed in life. I hope once your initial shock and anger have passed you will come to understand and accept it all, and work with the boy to guide him along one of these options. If his heart is truly set on becoming a naval officer, I applaud that dedication, and I recommend he pursue an ROTC programme at another university for a commission, or even consider enlisting and, incenhe know mire about whether he really wants to continue in the navy, applying for the OCS (if he decides against it, he can still use his benefits to get an education and do something else.

    Very Respectfully, —

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  91. res says:
    @Opinionator

    White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks.
     
    We will see an analogous development in STEM (including medicine), finance, and law when we cut off foreign nationals from our universities and job market.

    I’m trying to decide how strongly I think this analogy holds. It has some truth, but I believe much of the situation in basketball comes from two factors less present in your analogy:
    1. Blacks maturing faster than whites causing early inferiority causing withdrawal and lack of opportunity (e.g. all star teams as chance to play with the best).
    2. Blacks dominate basketball to a degree sufficient to cause cultural hostility causing withdrawal.

    What do others think?

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    • Agree: Negrolphin Pool
    • Replies: @myb6
    I have to think #1 is a factor. The birth-month effect is surprisingly powerful, and it's limited to a year's difference. For much of those teen years the B-W difference in maturity is probably quite greater than a year.
    , @Negrolphin Pool
    Not to mention the subtle effects of few in-group role models for young whites, whose basketball passions may be subconsciously cooled by dearth of prospects for those who look like them at the highest levels of the sport.

    But at risk of hinting at an affirmative action defense under the justification of "provision of role models" (I think academics and basketball are not at all analogous, for reasons you stated and others), until all-white basketball teams start winning regularly at the highest levels, I would assume all of these effects pale next to the fact that whites just aren't as capable at the running, jumping, juking and jive antics that make modern NBA celebrities.

  92. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Steve Sailer
    Yup, Connery retired to go home to Scotland, play golf, and not worry about his looks. He had made quite a comeback in the later 1980s and didn't have anything more to prove after about 2000. Michael Caine, in contrast, kept up a busy schedule, finding in Christopher Nolan a director who could showcase him in smaller roles.

    It seems like Connery and Caine both made good decisions.

    I have a story about Connery that I don't know is true.

    I went to an Orange County nutritionist in 1997 when I was on chemotheraphy who had all sorts of pictures of himself and Sean Connery. (The nutritionist was recommended by a high school friend whose younger brother was a major league baseball player and had found him helpful.)

    The nutritionist was a blowhard but he also gave me good advice: stop eating breakfast cereal, eat more protein, and fat is more okay for you than carbs. (I'm not suggesting this as a universal rule, but it's been pretty good for me. Suzanne Somers of Three's Company had been promoting a low carb diet, with a description of how starches and sugars just made you more hungry that I found plausible, so I was primed.)

    He claimed that he was responsible for reviving Sir Sean's career in the mid-1980s by getting him onto a low carb diet. "Now Sean has a full time sushi chef on staff!" I demurred that I couldn't afford my own sushi chef.

    But I don't think the nutrionist's claim was all that implausible. As a working class urban Scot, Connery had grown up with just about the worst diet in the world. With his genes, that didn't matter when he was 35, but when he was about 55 a big switch in diet may have helped him get back his weight and energy to win his late Oscar in The Untouchables.

    On the other hand, I have no evidence he was telling the truth.

    I went to an Orange County nutritionist in 1997 when I was on chemotheraphy who had all sorts of pictures of himself and Sean Connery. (The nutritionist was recommended by a high school friend whose younger brother was a major league baseball player and had found him helpful.)

    The nutritionist was a blowhard but he also gave me good advice: stop eating breakfast cereal, eat more protein, and fat is more okay for you than carbs. (I’m not suggesting this as a universal rule, but it’s been pretty good for me. Suzanne Somers of Three’s Company had been promoting a low carb diet, with a description of how starches and sugars just made you more hungry that I found plausible, so I was primed.)

    Did you hear Tom Brady’s comments in his press conference the day after winning the Super Bowl? He made reference to a diet and routine that makes him feel better in his late 30′s than he did when he was 25. He said when he was 25 he would always feel pain from playing and he couldn’t imagine enduring it for too many more years.

    After that I read he found some Hispanic trainer-nutritionist guru whom he swears by.

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  93. res says:
    1803329

    I am sorry to hear this happened to him (and to you). It sounds like blind, stupid application of an overly tightly drawn medical rule. It also does sound like the Navy’s loss. Perhaps a good introduction to what life in the military might have been like? Good luck to him. With skills and achievements like that I am confident he will succeed somewhere. On the other hand, if he is set on the Navy is there any chance of him doing Navy ROTC at a good college and getting in that way?

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  94. res says:
    @Nigerian Nationalist
    OT: But looks like everybody immigrant is also Trumpesque in his boasting.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-did-tolkien-have-against-the-word-she-1489529783?tesla=y

    Sigh. Perhaps that had something to do with almost no female characters in the Hobbit? (any other than Bilbo’s mother?): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Hobbit_characters

    I wonder if they are trying to deceive by making people think of The Lord of the Rings which does have major female characters? (e.g. Arwen, Galadriel, Eowyn, is it sad that I can do that from memory except for checking spelling of Eowyn?): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:The_Lord_of_the_Rings_characters

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    • Replies: @Brutusale
    They were deceived by the movies, which gave short shrift to many things I would have included and expanded the roles of the three female characters so as to not have the films be a total sausage fest.
  95. @Nigerian Nationalist
    OT: But looks like everybody immigrant is also Trumpesque in his boasting.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-did-tolkien-have-against-the-word-she-1489529783?tesla=y

    The man wrote a book for his young son about the adventures of a group of males facing monsters and armies in the wilderness, and so male pronouns predominate, yet it’s all some kind of unhinged conspiracy to these morons?

    I expect if I were to read a story written for little girls featuring female fairies and sprites and such arranging flowerbeds, sewing beautiful gowns, and caring for their horses, kittens, and unicorns it would be chock-full of male pronouns?

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  96. @Chrisnonymous
    Sorry to hear about that. He'll be accepted somewhere else though.

    If you want to maintain anonymity, you might want to ask Steve to delete this post.

    Have you met White Guy in Japan(another poster here), out of curiousity?

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    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    No. I've seen about 5 handles that are commenting from Japan. It's possible that some are duplicates of the same person, but assuming they're not, that's about 5 commenters. How many non-commenting regular readers are there for every commenter? No idea. 1,2,3? So maybe Steve has about 10 readers in Japan. (Maybe he can say more precisely.) I've met one other, but it wasn't White Guy in Japan.

    Like Will Adams/Blackthorne, I washed up on these shores intending to go home but got stuck here. I had a better job in the US, but in Japan I'm not qualified to do anything except teach English in a for-profit conversation school. That puts me just above tourists in the foreigner hierarchy. I doubt professors, naval officers, and such have any reason to meet me.

    Anyhow, I hope to return to the land of the formerly free and the home of the formerly brave sooner rather than later.
  97. 1803329

    I’m sorry to hear that. That truly sucks.

    If its any consolation, I was also basically rejected from the military for apparently having too many degrees. The recruiter told me that there were no roles for anyone with a graduate degree.

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    • Replies: @Truth
    Daniel, I worked for the US Army for almost 5 years, I wasn't there in your recruiting session, but I would have to say this sounds absurd.
  98. res says:
    @black sea
    The service academies aren't trying to select the brightest students in the country. A career Army officer will typically top out at Major, or perhapst Lt. Colonel. A naval officer normally plateaus at Commander. There are precious few roles for brilliant iconoclasts, and such people aren't well liked in an enormous and self-protective bureaucracy like the military anyway.

    In a ranking of American universities by average SAT score, West Point is 98th and Annapolis 99th. For purposes of comparison, The University of Richmond is ranked at 74th, which places it above any of the service academies, include that of the Air Force.

    A friend of mine graduated from Annapolis in the early 80s. I don't remember him ever describing it as a particularly challenging academic environment.

    I agree with what you say, but I would have thought Lagertha’s son’s all around abilities would have been in the sweet spot for Naval Academy admissions overall (if a bit on the smart side). I’m not sure blaming the outcome on diversity is fair, but if it is I would feel the same way.

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  99. 1803337

    If you think that the U.S. is lost, a sentiment with which I’m inclined to agree, why get so upset because your son won’t have to fight in wars that have nothing to do with the benefit of the American people? I applied to and was rejected by West Point many years ago (eye problems), but if I had a son today, I would counsel him to dodge the draft–nothing the U.S. armed forces do has anything genuinely to do with either the security or the welfare of the American people.

    If your son wants to serve in the U.S. military (I’d advise against it, but maybe I’m wrong), perhaps the other service academies or an ROTC program will be interested. If he is interested in a military career in general but not committed to the American armed forces, some armies accept foreign volunteers. It’s worth a look. (I’d suggest the Finnish, but they seem on track to join NATO.)

    Sometimes things happen for a reason that we can’t see at the time. But I am genuinely sympathetic to your distress.

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  100. Sparkon says:

    The game of basketball was changed, and the rules were relaxed to allow palming the ball, carrying the ball, traveling with the ball. Some here may recall that it was exactly 1 & 1/2 steps allowed when shooting a layup, but now they can take 2 & 1/2, even 3.

    Enforcement of the rules was relaxed so that the less-skilled but more athletic players could raise the entertainment level of the game, an aspect developed over the years to great effect by the Harlem Globetrotters under the savvy direction of Abe Saperstein, a nice Jewish chap who grew up in Chicago.

    Watch an NBA game sometime focusing strictly on the pivot foot of the guy with the ball, and see how many times it is dragged or even lifted by the player when making his move, but before dribbling the ball. We used to call that travelling. Watch closely; even Jordan did it all the time.

    Better yet, feature the move where the player drives the ball to the basket, goes up and crashes into the defensive player, knocks him back to create some air-space, and is able to control himself enough in midair to recover from the collision, and put up the shot. Dwayne Wade does this a lot, as does LeBron James, but we used to call that football.

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  101. jcd1974 says:

    Where Are All the White American NBA Players?

    Entering the 2015-16 season, the NBA had 42 white American-born players. The NBA had its inaugural season 70 years ago with a league full of white players. As of Sunday, there were 43 white Americans on 30 NBA teams with the season starting Tuesday. Eight teams didn’t have a white American player entering last season, while seven teams don’t have one now.

    https://theundefeated.com/features/white-american-nba-players/

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  102. Claude says:
    1803337

    I can understand your frustration, but for me I think a poorly-run military is better. Since the country misunderstands its own founding principles more and more each year, a standing army is actually quite the threat to the country and its people.

    So I say the more incompetent the military the better.

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  103. whorefinder says: • Website

    It’s a combination of three things in the U.S.:

    (1) blacks maturing more quickly physically than whites, meaning they dominate basketball early, discouraging whites from participating. Not true in foreign nations that have fewer West African blacks as a percentage of the population.

    (2) white U.S. parents steering their sons into sports blacks don’t dominate early/don’t join, such as baseball and lacrosse and hockey, to avoid discouragement early and avoid association with thug blacks and have success.

    (3) the psych warfare of the media/authorities against white athletes—-any insult of a black guy as a black is seen as making you Hitler. This cuts down on trash talking by whites against blacks, while blacks can trash talk with impunity about whites as whites. Any military guy will tell you that if only one side is using propaganda/insults against they other that side has a huge advantage in a conflict. I’ve said before that Larry Bird, the great white basketball player, was also a great trash talker, and that if he played today he’d be suspended multiple times for his trash talking to blacks and hounded by the media as Evil Racist Whitey.

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  104. okie says:

    Was listening to another game and a thought came to me they were promoting the upcoming 1 vs 16 game. UNC vs the SWAC champ TX Southern. it made me wonder, the swac is HBC’s but not the elite ones, state schools. and in the black dominated sport, their champ is one of the 4 worst teams in the tourney. This is a advertisement against AA.

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  105. @Pat Casey
    One of my all-time favorite flicks is Finding Forrester with Sean Connery as an agoraphobic author who only gave the world one novel and now lives perched above a Bronx blacktop where a sixteen year old basketball phenom practices hoops when he's not indulging his secret passion of being a literary prodigy. By star fate the kid comes under the master's tutelage.

    The kid's IQ draws attention after he takes a test, which brings him to a snobby prep on academic scholarship, where he has to put up with the light-skin mulatto who plays point guard and wants him to know that he and him are "not the same." At the end of the movie, Sean Connery asks the kid, "Did you miss them? Or did you miss them?" He's referring to the missed free throws that lost his team the tournament, and what he's really asking is if he missed them on purpose because he "missed them" in the manner of a kid from the ghetto whose heart wanted an excuse to go back, go back to "them"---his ghetto friends.

    After that exchange, Sean Connery, having conquered his agoraphobia byway of inspiration from the kid, says he's got a homeland he hasn't seen in some time and needs to. The kid says "Oh you mean Ireland?" Ha! "SCOTLAND" says Sean Connery and with a point on it. The kid was just joking though, and then Sean Connery rides off, weaving through New York traffic on his antique bike, into the sunset as it were.

    When the kid prefigured a remark about writing to stay in touch, Sean Connery sort of flinches and looks on. That's because Sean Connery's not a writer and won't be writing these people from his retirement, for that scene was obviously meant to be the sendoff of the long and famous career of the proudest Scotsman on God's green earth. He mailed in one or two movies after that and no one noticed.

    There’s only one way for Sean Connery to go out:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apfaDqcf2FA

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  106. “White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks.”

    It’s funny you mention this because the Wall Street Journal sports page had an article Thursday on how the New England region produces so few college basketball players. My first gut reaction was, “obviously, it’s cause it’s all white guys,” and to the article’s great shame, the word “white” was never mentioned once.

    After reading this blog post, though, it gets me wondering: Is New England an exception to the rule of white success in basketball; perhaps due to a lack of infrastructure to identify and train talent? Or is a combination of being mostly white and having a small pool of people to begin with? (Australia has 25 million people to Maine’s 1 and change, and, I believe, has a much younger average age.)

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Or why does the Pacific Northwest (including British Columbia) produce so many strong NBA players, such as John Stockton, Steve Nash, and Kevin Love?
    , @Hibernian
    New England is hockey country.
  107. What about this fantasy team?
    Gail Goodrich and Jerry West at guard, Kevin McHale and Larry Bird at forward, Bill Walton( at his peak ) at center .

    Caine and Connery great in The Man Who Would Be King .

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  108. @Jokah Macpherson
    "White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks."

    It's funny you mention this because the Wall Street Journal sports page had an article Thursday on how the New England region produces so few college basketball players. My first gut reaction was, "obviously, it's cause it's all white guys," and to the article's great shame, the word "white" was never mentioned once.

    After reading this blog post, though, it gets me wondering: Is New England an exception to the rule of white success in basketball; perhaps due to a lack of infrastructure to identify and train talent? Or is a combination of being mostly white and having a small pool of people to begin with? (Australia has 25 million people to Maine's 1 and change, and, I believe, has a much younger average age.)

    Or why does the Pacific Northwest (including British Columbia) produce so many strong NBA players, such as John Stockton, Steve Nash, and Kevin Love?

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    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Too rainy to play outside?
    , @Truth
    The area has a very small black population, but has ALWAYS great black players as well. Some of the best are Terrell Brandon, A.C. Green, Ronnie Brewer and Damon Stoudemire.

    There are very few good players coming from New York or inner City Philadelphia now, and they come from places like Oregon for a variety of reasons, the main ones are that the large suburban schools have many more resources to build athletes, rather than at inner-city schools in which guy learn by playing on blacktop.

    One of the starters on St. Mary's is Calvin Hermanson who was Oregon's Mr. Basketball a few years ago.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/01/how_oregon_boys_basketball_pla.html

    Hermanson, Kyle and EJ Singler, Klay Thompson, Mike Dunleavy Jr. and Kevin Love are all from Lake Oswego, which is an affluent suburb.

    Washington's Mr. Basketball list is even more impressive.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Mr._Basketball

    Grayson Allen is from Jacksonville, Fl. which is %31 black. Jimmer Fredette, Adam Morrison, and Luke Kennard, for instance, are all from lilly-white towns, but this is insignificant, because college scouts don't attend High School games anymore. The do almost all their recruiting during AAU season in the summer; more cost effective to see everyone at one time than to go to Franklin, Oho to watch Luke Kennard.

    I would go out on a limb here to say that NO American who gets drafted does so without playing AAU ball. Kennard, for instance played on the King James Shooting Stars (yes that King James) out of Akron, and ended up breaking Lebron James, Ohio scoring record.

    http://www.cincinnati.com/story/blogs/2014/05/02/luke-kennard-continues-to-impress-in-aau/8611451/


    J.J Reddick played on the Boo Williams All-Stars out of Hampton, VA, and all of his teammates were black; they won the national AAU twice.

    No, it isn't being shielded from black guys that makes good white players it's $$$$ as baskteball starting out is expensive, growth hormones, traveling all summer, etc. The foreign guys are better because their development is subsidized by their governments, rather than their parents, as they grow up in basketball academies.
  109. @pepperinmono
    What about this fantasy team:
    Gail Goodrich-g
    Jerry West-g
    Larry Bird-f
    Kevin McHale -f
    Bill Walton(at his peak)- c

    Or Stockton or Nash over Goodrich, who was very good but not in West’s class when I watched them together in 1972.

    Another question is: Rick Barry over McHale?

    Havlicek was an amazing player with endless energy/endurance, but he doesn’t quite fit on a hypothetical All-Time squad because his exceptional talent wasn’t being exceptional when he was on the court, but being on the court all the time, 45 minutes per night, 82 games per year plus deep into the playoffs. His long arms that helped him be so valuable rebounding and defending made him a less accurate shooter than, say, Bird.

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  110. @SonOfStrom
    In Tom Wolfe's "I Am Charlotte Simmons" the white star on the Duke-esque basketball team, JoJo Johannsen, grew up being dropped off in The Hood by his hard-nosed father, so he could learn to play "street ball" against blacks.

    That he is presented as a starter for a preeminent bball powerhouse suggests Wolfe thinks there may be some merit to these kind of sink-or-swim tactics. On the other hand, JoJo is an upperclassman, and one of the main sub-plots of the book is his worry that black, already-a-man-at-18 freshman Vernon Congers will take his spot during his (JoJo's) senior year, thereby damaging his chances at making "The League".

    One has to wonder sometimes if Steve and Tom Wolfe aren’t in cahoots.

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  111. @Tom Regan
    The next part of the pipeline for a lot of these guys _ who mostly won't make it in the NBA _ is a return home to play Australian Rules football. The skill sets have overlap, mostly in terms of jumping, catching, lateral movement and ability to identify the right passing option in a fraction of a second.
    There's a growing number of guys who played college hoops in the U.S. who are now playing in the AFL, including a few Americans: Mason Cox, Jason Holmes, Matt Korcheck.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNLH5lK8cP0

    Someday a huge Aussie might play basketball in an American college, then professional Aussie Rules football in his 20s, and then be an NFL punter in his 30s.

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  112. @pepperinmono
    What about this fantasy team:
    Gail Goodrich-g
    Jerry West-g
    Larry Bird-f
    Kevin McHale -f
    Bill Walton(at his peak)- c

    Yeah, Rick Barry over McHale .
    Fierce competitor.
    Led league scoring few times.
    Would keep Goodrich though, incredible player and winner.
    How many 6’1″ guys score 50 NBA?

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  113. @Mike Sylwester
    Juan Griles, the head coach of the Eastside High School boys basketball team, is the guardian of six foreign students who live in his two-bedroom condo apartment. Three are from Puerto Rico (one of these is the son of a former NBA player) and three are from Nigeria (one is 7'2" tall).

    The Record newspaper reports:

    All six players ... are 17 or 18 years old and have enrolled the past two years. ... five of the boys listed Griles, 50, as their legal guardian and claimed his condo ... as their primary address. The other player listed Eastside assistant coach Alberto Maldonado as his guardian. ....

    The state Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly known as the Division of Youth and Family Services) is investigating the whereabouts and safety of the teenagers, how they arrived in Paterson and who has legal custody ...

    Several people within the school district expressed concern about the players, fearful the boys were being moved from place to place without concern for their welfare. One player, a source within the district said, was told he needed to leave the condo because the food now belonged to another player who had just arrived. Another player was in tears at school because he feared being sent away.

    One player said Griles did not provide enough food in the house and that dinner was spaghetti for "a whole two weeks" or "just a loaf of bread to last two people for like two weeks." The player, who also spoke on the condition his name not be used, said the teens sometimes would seek out food at a local church, often had to fend for themselves on weekends and that "we didn't eat anything" on Thanksgiving.

    In a mostly state-funded public school district where it costs nearly $16,000 to educate a student, some are questioning why taxpayers are footing the bill for six players not from Paterson, while saying the athletes are taking spots from home-grown kids in a city where basketball is perhaps the most popular sport. ....

    [One of the six students] had been exiled from the house permanently. ... that player was found alone and hungry by a district teacher after spending a night alone in a local Dunkin' Donuts, sources said.

    It's not clear how the players made their way to Eastside, although two Nigerian players transferred to the school from Idaho ... The third Nigerian player appears to have played for a private school in Connecticut last year, and he also was listed on the 2016-17 roster of a post-graduate program in Delafield, Wisc. ...

    The coach also insisted numerous times Wednesday that he was not guardian to more than two players. His denials came even though Eastside student profiles listed him as being guardian to five players until late January. At some point in the past week, the profile for the 7-foot-2 Nigerian player was changed to show Maldonado, the Eastside assistant coach, as his guardian. As of Friday, Griles was listed as guardian to four players and Maldonado two. ....

    One of the players has "been passed around from person to person" since coming to the United States to pursue an education and basketball opportunities, a source added. ...

    One of the players said Griles grew tired of feeding the boys and told them, "You guys gotta look for other ways of eating. I cannot be feeding y'all all the time." The same player said Griles had promised to take care of them when they arrived. When questioned, he maintained the food was the main issue. The condo itself was comfortable, with players sleeping in bunk beds. ....

    Paterson Public Schools spent $15,629 per student in 2015-16 ... About 80 percent of the school district's overall funding comes from the state, not city taxpayers.
     
    http://www.nj.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/02/hoops_power_packs_roster_from_overseas_state_quest.html

    There was a brouhaha at my high school in the mid-1970s when our archrival pointed out that our best underclassman swimmer lived 50 miles away and was staying with the swim coach.

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  114. @Yak-15
    If it is not too late (probably is) send your kid to the Ivy League or UChicago to play sports. Connections and snob appeal are of paramount importance.

    The future will be like the past until it isn’t.

    Sometimes suddenly.

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  115. @Steve Sailer
    Or why does the Pacific Northwest (including British Columbia) produce so many strong NBA players, such as John Stockton, Steve Nash, and Kevin Love?

    Too rainy to play outside?

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  116. Truth says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Or why does the Pacific Northwest (including British Columbia) produce so many strong NBA players, such as John Stockton, Steve Nash, and Kevin Love?

    The area has a very small black population, but has ALWAYS great black players as well. Some of the best are Terrell Brandon, A.C. Green, Ronnie Brewer and Damon Stoudemire.

    There are very few good players coming from New York or inner City Philadelphia now, and they come from places like Oregon for a variety of reasons, the main ones are that the large suburban schools have many more resources to build athletes, rather than at inner-city schools in which guy learn by playing on blacktop.

    One of the starters on St. Mary’s is Calvin Hermanson who was Oregon’s Mr. Basketball a few years ago.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/01/how_oregon_boys_basketball_pla.html

    Hermanson, Kyle and EJ Singler, Klay Thompson, Mike Dunleavy Jr. and Kevin Love are all from Lake Oswego, which is an affluent suburb.

    Washington’s Mr. Basketball list is even more impressive.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Mr._Basketball

    Grayson Allen is from Jacksonville, Fl. which is %31 black. Jimmer Fredette, Adam Morrison, and Luke Kennard, for instance, are all from lilly-white towns, but this is insignificant, because college scouts don’t attend High School games anymore. The do almost all their recruiting during AAU season in the summer; more cost effective to see everyone at one time than to go to Franklin, Oho to watch Luke Kennard.

    I would go out on a limb here to say that NO American who gets drafted does so without playing AAU ball. Kennard, for instance played on the King James Shooting Stars (yes that King James) out of Akron, and ended up breaking Lebron James, Ohio scoring record.

    http://www.cincinnati.com/story/blogs/2014/05/02/luke-kennard-continues-to-impress-in-aau/8611451/

    J.J Reddick played on the Boo Williams All-Stars out of Hampton, VA, and all of his teammates were black; they won the national AAU twice.

    No, it isn’t being shielded from black guys that makes good white players it’s $$$$ as baskteball starting out is expensive, growth hormones, traveling all summer, etc. The foreign guys are better because their development is subsidized by their governments, rather than their parents, as they grow up in basketball academies.

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  117. Quick, somebody investigate the cheating coach, investigate the biased refs, because everyone knows blacks are superior athletes that Whites can beat only thru cheating or systemic racism.

    Duke’s gone mostly black and are thus immuned from hate, so clearly Saint Mary’s is now the Team To Hate.

    Go Saint Mary’s!

    And let me guess: the black team started fouling the White team really violently in the waning seconds of the game.

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  118. @scotty
    As a white man involved in BJJ an Judo (and boxing growing up), I've found it humorous that "we" (Americans, culturally) have this idea of black supremacy in fighting sports, despite the fact that

    1. White men make up a VERY small proportion of the planet, and yet

    2. The HW champion has been white for nearly 15 years (and Wlad was dethroned by another white guy.

    3. MMA has a HUGE representation of white men, despite our statistical minority status.

    Of course, white men would typically be FOUND in the higher weights , as again, contrary to popular opinion, and despite being a minority of the planet, we tend to be larger than black males overall, with the Northern Europeans leading the way. Mayweather is a pygmy and very few white men are that size to begin with, out of a small minority of men on the planet anyhow.

    Northern Europeans, specifically Norse, and their mixed descendants (found in the UK,and France), are the STRONGEST men on the planet (with Iceland being the equivalent to Jamaican runners).

    But the last thing that is the most interesting, in light of our severe minority status is, why is it always pitted as black vs. white? Where are the great Indian subcontinent runners? Or Asians?

    The fact remains, the strongest, and best combative men on the planet are white men. When you combine all the factors of strength, speed, fighting intelligence, etc, you get a Russian.

    When you combine all the factors of strength, speed, fighting intelligence, etc, you get a Russian.

    Not a German or other NW European?

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  119. myb6 says:
    @res
    I'm trying to decide how strongly I think this analogy holds. It has some truth, but I believe much of the situation in basketball comes from two factors less present in your analogy:
    1. Blacks maturing faster than whites causing early inferiority causing withdrawal and lack of opportunity (e.g. all star teams as chance to play with the best).
    2. Blacks dominate basketball to a degree sufficient to cause cultural hostility causing withdrawal.

    What do others think?

    I have to think #1 is a factor. The birth-month effect is surprisingly powerful, and it’s limited to a year’s difference. For much of those teen years the B-W difference in maturity is probably quite greater than a year.

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  120. @The Anti-Gnostic
    Well, nobody entering the military thinks along those lines. All the family is thinking right now is, their brilliant, physically courageous son would otherwise be in swimmingly but in the current atmosphere he doesn't have enough diversity Pokémon points.

    I have a similar issue, albeit on a lower scale, with my daughter being wait-listed at Georgia Tech. The school hoovers up thousands of international students, and thus can afford to be ultra-picky about the homegrown talent.

    I would urge Lagertha and her son not to give up. He will get into a fine school and can find another way into the US Navy and a distinguished career. Trump has got us some political and cultural breathing space to prepare for the real fights ahead. I just hope white people can put aside their individualism and tendency to depression and atomization long enough to get organized.

    Georgia Tech automatically accepts all valedictorians and salutatorians from Atlanta Public Schools and provides them with a four-year tuition scholarship as long as they maintain a 2.0 GPA. SAT/ACT scores are not taken into consideration.

    http://admission.gatech.edu/aps

    The state of Georgia offers the Zell Miller scholarship which also covers four years of in-state tuition for valedictorians and salutatorians state-wide. However, Zell Miller requires that students maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3. In the past, many APS students attending Georgia Tech lost their ZM scholarship when they couldn’t meet the GPA requirement.

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    • Replies: @Desiderius
    I'm not up to date on the latest, but when I was there Tech was notorious for not giving in to grade inflation. I had a Physics prof who graded on a strict curve with only 4% As as I recall.
  121. cipher says:
    @hhsiii
    Mike Daum story:

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.maxpreps.com/m/article_amp.aspx%3Farticleid%3D764a0f89-8328-45ec-9d74-ea2b848f9134

    I think white kids play soccer these days. Or hacky sack.

    “I think white kids play soccer these days. Or hacky sack.”

    Parental Negro worship and sissyfication of the children go hand in hand.

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  122. @Daniel Chieh
    Have you met White Guy in Japan(another poster here), out of curiousity?

    No. I’ve seen about 5 handles that are commenting from Japan. It’s possible that some are duplicates of the same person, but assuming they’re not, that’s about 5 commenters. How many non-commenting regular readers are there for every commenter? No idea. 1,2,3? So maybe Steve has about 10 readers in Japan. (Maybe he can say more precisely.) I’ve met one other, but it wasn’t White Guy in Japan.

    Like Will Adams/Blackthorne, I washed up on these shores intending to go home but got stuck here. I had a better job in the US, but in Japan I’m not qualified to do anything except teach English in a for-profit conversation school. That puts me just above tourists in the foreigner hierarchy. I doubt professors, naval officers, and such have any reason to meet me.

    Anyhow, I hope to return to the land of the formerly free and the home of the formerly brave sooner rather than later.

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    • Replies: @Lagertha
    I forgot to say...I have a lot of Japanese and Korean friends...mostly women...for many years. My sons competed with their sons in fencing and soccer.
  123. @keuril
    I have noticed that the US military academies have very low stats (e.g., 25th-75th percentile SAT score ranges) relative to their prestige in college rankings. For example, this score range for Navy is 1180-1380, whereas Vassar's is 1330-1490. So the 75th percentile for Navy is barely higher than the 25th percentile for Vassar (both schools are tied for 12th place in US News & World Report's rankings for National Liberal Arts Colleges). This suggests that Navy doesn't really care about intelligence, which makes sense because it's the military. They want people who are pretty smart, but more than anything else, they want people who will follow orders.

    Be that as it may, I would love, love, love to watch football players from Alabama, Ohio State, or Texas try to complete the pathetically rudimentary math, physics, and engineering requirements that EVERY football player has to pass at Army, Navy, and USAFA.

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    • Replies: @Buck Turgidson
    Add Ga Tech to the list. I know the former president and as he liked to say "Remember Buck our players have to take calculus."
    , @ben tillman
    And Georgia Tech.
  124. I’ve written this before, but I’ll write it again. People need to understand that NBA BB players are a VERY odd lot of people.

    Probably 65% of the NBA is over 6′ 6″. Which represents about 1% of American Males.

    Any you can be the greatest athlete ever, but if you’re under 6′ your chances of being in the NBA are almost zero.

    Even if you’re 6′ to 6′ 5″ – baring a few physical freaks like Barkley – you will be competing for an NBA guard spot. Which means one of 60 starting guard slots. We’re talking about an incredibly small number of people who are more or less “average size”.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Steph Curry looks like a waif on the court, but in real life he's 6'3" and 190 pounds.
  125. @Kyle a
    A small scale metamorphosis is happening in the NBA. the changes were brought about by the "jungle ball" style of play. Much like pro-hockey pulling in the reigns on the goons, it was done for offense. More scoring... more excitement... more fans. These changes have made the 3 point shooting types(white boys) a hot commodity. Don't know the exact figures, but it looks, or at least feels like more whites in the league now. The big brute playing in the paint isn't much of a thing anymore. I'm going to assume that Saint Mary's will replace Duke as the de facto team to hate now.

    “A small scale metamorphosis is happening in the NBA. the changes were brought about by the “jungle ball” style of play. The big brute playing in the paint isn’t much of a thing anymore.”

    The big brute barreling up the middle for a slamdunk as he knocks defenders to the floor like human bowling pins is boring and one-dimensional, it’s the reason I stopped watching muskball back in the ’90s. Low-IQ dullards enjoy this repetitive, predictable, violent style of play.

    Rule any contact inside the paint a charge unless clearly initiated by the defender (such as striking the hands/arms mid-shot) — that ends jungle ball and black dominance of basketball.

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  126. @honesthughgrant
    I've written this before, but I'll write it again. People need to understand that NBA BB players are a VERY odd lot of people.

    Probably 65% of the NBA is over 6' 6". Which represents about 1% of American Males.

    Any you can be the greatest athlete ever, but if you're under 6' your chances of being in the NBA are almost zero.

    Even if you're 6' to 6' 5" - baring a few physical freaks like Barkley - you will be competing for an NBA guard spot. Which means one of 60 starting guard slots. We're talking about an incredibly small number of people who are more or less "average size".

    Steph Curry looks like a waif on the court, but in real life he’s 6’3″ and 190 pounds.

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  127. Hibernian says:
    @Jokah Macpherson
    "White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks."

    It's funny you mention this because the Wall Street Journal sports page had an article Thursday on how the New England region produces so few college basketball players. My first gut reaction was, "obviously, it's cause it's all white guys," and to the article's great shame, the word "white" was never mentioned once.

    After reading this blog post, though, it gets me wondering: Is New England an exception to the rule of white success in basketball; perhaps due to a lack of infrastructure to identify and train talent? Or is a combination of being mostly white and having a small pool of people to begin with? (Australia has 25 million people to Maine's 1 and change, and, I believe, has a much younger average age.)

    New England is hockey country.

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    Yeah, people from other places don't get that.

    Back in the early 90s when my alma mater still had a football team, the home crowd was usually outnumbered by the away team's followers, especially by the opposing fans from the more southern regions, who arrived by the busload.

    There was a particular late-season Saturday afternoon when there was a game against an opponent from Virginia. At halftime we were using the facilities and visiting the snack vendors in the athletic center, which was already prepared for the first preseason game for our perennial powerhouse hockey team. A couple of our opponent's fans were standing at the top of the stairs, taking in the rink, the conference and NCAA championship banners, etc., and one of them commented, "These Yankees sure like their ice hockey!". I said, yeah, well, we're good at it!

    For what it's worth, the majority-white football team, picked to finish last in the conference, beat the Southrons by 20 that day and went deep into the NCAA 1-AA playoffs, even beating Kurt Warner and his Northern Iowa squad. Four years later the football program was dropped.

  128. Truth says:
    @Daniel Chieh
    I'm sorry to hear that. That truly sucks.

    If its any consolation, I was also basically rejected from the military for apparently having too many degrees. The recruiter told me that there were no roles for anyone with a graduate degree.

    Daniel, I worked for the US Army for almost 5 years, I wasn’t there in your recruiting session, but I would have to say this sounds absurd.

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    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
    Maybe it wasn't the US military!
    , @Daniel Chieh
    My reply never survived moderating for some reason. I was replying with Anon since I was on mobile at the time and Unz was being finicky.

    At any rate, you may be correct - I was not going for the Army recruiting, and did indeed receive an pretty good unsolicitated offer for a translation MOS from them. But my father and grandfather were both ROC Air Force, and they were very against the notion of me joining anything but the US Air Force; the Air Force was the one which indicated that they didn't have any roles for me with my degrees.
  129. @sb
    Actually I think there are quite a few black Americans playing basketball in Australia
    ( My impression is that there are quite a few black Americans playing in every basketball league everywhere just like there are Brazilians playing in soccer leagues everywhere )

    The Australian pro -or semi pro - league is small -8 teams I think ( with one from New Zealand ) .
    All the national team play abroad. Little money in playing in Australia

    It's a popular enough sport for kids but most drop it when young . Australia is not really a country for indoor gymnasium sports

    Some of these black Americans end up staying in Australia . I think there are a couple of youngsters in the NBA with African American fathers and an Australian upbringing

    I've seen adverts looking for Australian athletes in various sports for US colleges . All seems a bit odd to me but I guess the kids see it as a free adventure at worst . Mostly no name colleges ( to me anyway ) but I can think of one runner who is at Stanford
    Remember the American college sporting scene is very strange to non Americans . ( In Australia university sport is recreational and not for spectators )

    You’re right about the “couple of youngsters in the NBA with African American fathers and an Australian upbringing”. In fact, the two you’re probably thinking of were both born and raised in Melbourne.

    Dante Exum, who currently comes off the bench as a point guard for the Utah Jazz, is the son of at least one African American parent, if not two. His father Cecil played at North Carolina alongside Michael Jordan and James Worthy. His mother also went to Carolina. Dante went #5 overall in the 2014 draft.

    Ben Simmons, who went #1 overall in last year’s draft to the Philadelphia 76ers, has an African American father as well. Dave Simmons played at Oklahoma City (as in the university) before it dropped from NCAA Division I to the NAIA. Ben is the youngest of Dave’s three children with his white Australian wife (who brought four children into their marriage).

    And if you’re wondering, yes, both fathers had extended careers in the Australian league.

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    • Replies: @Galactic Overlord
    Correction: Ben Simmons is the younger of his father's two children with his Aussie wife.
  130. PerezHBD says:

    St. Mary’s is probably going to be eliminated by Gonzaga, the whitest of the title contenders (their best player is a massive white Polack, Przemek Karnowski). It was strange the committee put them in the same bracket as Gonzaga has already played St. Mary’s three times this season. Gonzaga was matched up against a team that had one of the best white players in the country in the first round. It was like they had to put everything white in the same bracket.

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    Stop noticing these things!
    , @Galactic Overlord
    Actually, the Zags' best player this season is a light-skinned black point guard from the Portland area, Nigel Williams-Goss, who had to sit out last season after transferring from Washington. He was the West Coast Conference player of the year and has been named to three All-America teams at this writing (two first-team, one second-team). He's also been named a first-team Academic All-America.

    And Karnowski is arguably not the best big man on the team either. Zach Collins, a 7-foot white freshman from Vegas, hasn't started a game this season and played nearly 6 minutes less per game (17.2 to 22.9 as of this writing), but on a per-minute basis has about as many points as Karnowski and more rebounds. Collins also has a noticeably better shooting percentage, especially from the free-throw line, and has considerably more blocks on the season, though Karnowski has far more assists. Collins is now being seen as a potential lottery pick.

    I suspect that Collins' emergence has given the Zags coaching staff the opportunity to limit Karnowski's minutes for his own health. Karnowski is coming off back surgery that forced him to miss almost all of last season. If not for his back issues, he would probably be in the NBA right now—he was a senior last season. Since Karnowski missed so much of that season (he only played in 5 games), NCAA rules allowed him to play a fifth season.

  131. @Triumph104
    Georgia Tech automatically accepts all valedictorians and salutatorians from Atlanta Public Schools and provides them with a four-year tuition scholarship as long as they maintain a 2.0 GPA. SAT/ACT scores are not taken into consideration.

    http://admission.gatech.edu/aps

    The state of Georgia offers the Zell Miller scholarship which also covers four years of in-state tuition for valedictorians and salutatorians state-wide. However, Zell Miller requires that students maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3. In the past, many APS students attending Georgia Tech lost their ZM scholarship when they couldn't meet the GPA requirement.

    I’m not up to date on the latest, but when I was there Tech was notorious for not giving in to grade inflation. I had a Physics prof who graded on a strict curve with only 4% As as I recall.

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  132. @Galactic Overlord
    You're right about the "couple of youngsters in the NBA with African American fathers and an Australian upbringing". In fact, the two you're probably thinking of were both born and raised in Melbourne.

    Dante Exum, who currently comes off the bench as a point guard for the Utah Jazz, is the son of at least one African American parent, if not two. His father Cecil played at North Carolina alongside Michael Jordan and James Worthy. His mother also went to Carolina. Dante went #5 overall in the 2014 draft.

    Ben Simmons, who went #1 overall in last year's draft to the Philadelphia 76ers, has an African American father as well. Dave Simmons played at Oklahoma City (as in the university) before it dropped from NCAA Division I to the NAIA. Ben is the youngest of Dave's three children with his white Australian wife (who brought four children into their marriage).

    And if you're wondering, yes, both fathers had extended careers in the Australian league.

    Correction: Ben Simmons is the younger of his father’s two children with his Aussie wife.

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  133. Karl says:

    30 Keuril > Navy doesn’t really care about intelligence, which makes sense because it’s the military

    last time I looked, the USCG Academy requires ALL students to complete an actual ABET-accredited engineering degree.

    Not many Americans are aware that, legally, the USCG is a gendarmarie. USCG officers have power to arrest civilians.

    PS: USCG aviators make the others look like pussies. USCG pilots typically only go out when the weather is so bad that the others have shut down flight ops. USCG pilots have NO PROBLEM getting subsequent flightcrew employment

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  134. Karl says:
    @Captain Tripps
    I'm wrestling with a similar dilemma. My son wants to join his HS ROTC because he thinks the old man is some sort of hero paratrooper or something. Granted, military service by his Dad, Mom, Uncle and Grandfathers makes him think its a natural thing to do. But my wife and I are trying to convince him to join the Coast Guard or Air Force; I don't want him getting maimed or dying in some stupid foreign place just so the oligarchy can get richer. What's the point in serving on Hadrian's Wall and getting killed in some stupid skirmish with the Picts, when they're going to overrun the place eventually anyway?

    But at the end of the day, he gets to make his own choices and we have to live with them. But my wife and I will continue to wage our subtle psyop campaign to change his mind into something with a better chance of him staying alive and intact into old age.

    51 Captain Tripps > our subtle psyop campaign to change his mind into something with a better chance of him staying alive and intact into old age.

    look at the Merchant Marine academies (8 of them in the USA). Not only the chance to serve, but also, to be highly highly paid for it.

    Several offer the chance to dual major in ABET-accredited Mechanical Engineering. Does your kid like to work with his hands in addition to his brain?

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  135. @SteveRogers42
    L-- first of all, your boy sounds like a stud. You should pat yourself on the back for having raised a winner!

    Many schools will jump at the chance to sign your kid, but let me give you a specific suggestion. Hillsdale College in Michigan is a D2 school, which means they have 36 football schollys to give. My Irish-Italian son wanted to play football at West Point, but he attracted zero attention from Army, despite being the second-fastest kid at their summer prospect camp, and standing 6-2 and 200. He accepted a scholly from Hillsdale, and it has been a perfect fit for him, both on the field and in the classroom. The coaches at Hillsdale are throwbacks to an earlier, better time: They are hard-nosed and demanding, yet they are also gentlemen in the true sense of the word.

    Hillsdale is unique in that it accepts no federal financial aid, and thus has no need to comply with all the odious federal regulations. The academic and cultural atmosphere on campus is actually more patriotic than you would find at the service academies, which have degenerated into globohomo political correctness. (I have first-hand knowledge of this.) The academics at The Dale are extremely rigorous, with the Great Books of Western Civ being taught exhaustively. The college is not affiliated with any one church, but the free exercise of religious faith is encouraged.

    If your son is still interested in a naval career, one of the college's assistant Deans has helped several recent Charger football players get accepted to Naval OCS after graduation and then on to medical school on Uncle Sam's dime. (Although not a football player, Erik Prince graduated from Hillsdale, served as a Navy SEAL, and went on to found and operate Blackwater. His sister is now the Secretary of Education, and in a twist of fate, she beat out Hillsdale's President, Larry Arn, for that job.)

    There's no rasslin' team at Hillsdale, but D2 football is just as much a year-round job as it is in D1, and when you combine that with the school's no-excuses academic program, there is little time to be a two-sport athlete.

    I hope this is of some help to you. I can empathize completely with your emotions at this point, because I have faced similar twists and turns on the athletic recruiting trail with all my kids. I'm not a recruiter for the school, but there is a specific type of student/athlete/citizen that thrives at Hillsdale, and I bet your son is one of them. I hope you check the place out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMuAVADdO28

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH7cFXz7SXM

    Thanks very much for this review of Hillsdale. We Calvinists are looking at it as a possibility for Daughter Calvinist.

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    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
    I really have nothing but good things to say about the place. I suppose if Daughter C is used to a fast-paced social life, then small-town Michigan might be a tad bit underpowered for her. But if the entire C family is interested in "College the way it's supposed to be", then Hillsdale will deliver for you bigly.
    , @res
    If you want to get more of a sense of Hillsdale it might be worth checking out their online classes: https://online.hillsdale.edu/dashboard/courses
    Those might be of interest to others here as well.
  136. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Tiny Duck
    On a level playing field,Black Men will outcompete white boys everyt time
    .

    I don't know why that is

    Yeah Like that MaCaffery kid at Stanford was pathetic 2 years ago in the Rose Bowl.

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    • Replies: @Buck Turgidson
    Any Iowa Hawkeye football fans on this blog will thank you for dredging up memories of that afternoon in Pasadena
  137. vinny says:

    Any 6-6 American white 17 year old who is spending time working on his jump shot rather than his sider is a total idiot.

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  138. @pepperinmono
    What about this fantasy team:
    Gail Goodrich-g
    Jerry West-g
    Larry Bird-f
    Kevin McHale -f
    Bill Walton(at his peak)- c

    Stockton has got to be your point guard.

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    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
    Agreed. Gail has to take a seat on the bench with Kiki Vandeweghe, John Havlicek, Pete Maravich, Nash, and (pre-NBA) Arvydas Sabonis.
  139. @keuril
    I understand why a lot of anti-PC people like to promote Hillsdale, but it's just not very academically competitive for kids with top scores. Their middle 50 ACT range is 27-31, and Lagertha's son got a 33, which is 99th percentile nationally. Politics aside, most kids will want to go to a school that is more in their range. For a kid with a 33 ACT, that would be any of the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the country. The challenges in college are not just or even primarily the books. Your peers also matter. You want to be around a lot of people who are as smart as you, or even smarter.

    It sounds like you are more “up” on the stats than I am. All I know is that Junior is home for spring break (rather than laying pipe in Daytona Beach), and he is reading and writing essays on Hegel’s Philosophy of History, one of Aristophanes’ plays, and Book 1 of Aristotle’s Politics. Facebook and Twitter are distant memories for him. I’ll take that deal.

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    That's great. I view this as something reasonable people can disagree on. My personal take is you can major in classics or philosophy at any top school, if that's what floats your boat. One concern I'd have coming out of a place like Hillsdale is it seems like the sort of school that could be blackballed by SJWs in hiring positions in the years ahead, especially as leftists get even more extreme in response to Trump.
  140. @The Last Real Calvinist
    Thanks very much for this review of Hillsdale. We Calvinists are looking at it as a possibility for Daughter Calvinist.

    I really have nothing but good things to say about the place. I suppose if Daughter C is used to a fast-paced social life, then small-town Michigan might be a tad bit underpowered for her. But if the entire C family is interested in “College the way it’s supposed to be”, then Hillsdale will deliver for you bigly.

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  141. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Stockton has got to be your point guard.

    Agreed. Gail has to take a seat on the bench with Kiki Vandeweghe, John Havlicek, Pete Maravich, Nash, and (pre-NBA) Arvydas Sabonis.

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  142. @Mike Sylwester
    Juan Griles, the head coach of the Eastside High School boys basketball team, is the guardian of six foreign students who live in his two-bedroom condo apartment. Three are from Puerto Rico (one of these is the son of a former NBA player) and three are from Nigeria (one is 7'2" tall).

    The Record newspaper reports:

    All six players ... are 17 or 18 years old and have enrolled the past two years. ... five of the boys listed Griles, 50, as their legal guardian and claimed his condo ... as their primary address. The other player listed Eastside assistant coach Alberto Maldonado as his guardian. ....

    The state Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly known as the Division of Youth and Family Services) is investigating the whereabouts and safety of the teenagers, how they arrived in Paterson and who has legal custody ...

    Several people within the school district expressed concern about the players, fearful the boys were being moved from place to place without concern for their welfare. One player, a source within the district said, was told he needed to leave the condo because the food now belonged to another player who had just arrived. Another player was in tears at school because he feared being sent away.

    One player said Griles did not provide enough food in the house and that dinner was spaghetti for "a whole two weeks" or "just a loaf of bread to last two people for like two weeks." The player, who also spoke on the condition his name not be used, said the teens sometimes would seek out food at a local church, often had to fend for themselves on weekends and that "we didn't eat anything" on Thanksgiving.

    In a mostly state-funded public school district where it costs nearly $16,000 to educate a student, some are questioning why taxpayers are footing the bill for six players not from Paterson, while saying the athletes are taking spots from home-grown kids in a city where basketball is perhaps the most popular sport. ....

    [One of the six students] had been exiled from the house permanently. ... that player was found alone and hungry by a district teacher after spending a night alone in a local Dunkin' Donuts, sources said.

    It's not clear how the players made their way to Eastside, although two Nigerian players transferred to the school from Idaho ... The third Nigerian player appears to have played for a private school in Connecticut last year, and he also was listed on the 2016-17 roster of a post-graduate program in Delafield, Wisc. ...

    The coach also insisted numerous times Wednesday that he was not guardian to more than two players. His denials came even though Eastside student profiles listed him as being guardian to five players until late January. At some point in the past week, the profile for the 7-foot-2 Nigerian player was changed to show Maldonado, the Eastside assistant coach, as his guardian. As of Friday, Griles was listed as guardian to four players and Maldonado two. ....

    One of the players has "been passed around from person to person" since coming to the United States to pursue an education and basketball opportunities, a source added. ...

    One of the players said Griles grew tired of feeding the boys and told them, "You guys gotta look for other ways of eating. I cannot be feeding y'all all the time." The same player said Griles had promised to take care of them when they arrived. When questioned, he maintained the food was the main issue. The condo itself was comfortable, with players sleeping in bunk beds. ....

    Paterson Public Schools spent $15,629 per student in 2015-16 ... About 80 percent of the school district's overall funding comes from the state, not city taxpayers.
     
    http://www.nj.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/02/hoops_power_packs_roster_from_overseas_state_quest.html

    They do this kind of shiznat in Seattle, as well, with Rainier Beach High alum and NBA HOFer Jamal Crawford letting tall, tan, and talented types from all over the Puget Sound live at his rather upscale condo during the school week and use it as their address of record for Beach enrollment purposes. Think Jamal’s food is better though. He can afford it.

    Not to be outdone, the oh-so-private Lakeside School benefited from Steve (Microsoft) Ballmer paying for underprivileged ringers to bolster the basketball team so that his son could play on a winner as a senior.

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    Disappointing but not surprising.

    Ballmer and his allies at Lakeside attracted basketball talent to the wealthy school and aided them with a series of questionable tactics that included a new basketball-focused nonprofit, cash for a coach, an unusual admissions process and weak enforcement of academic standards. One star player stayed at a $6 million mansion as he shuffled through three years of an academic schedule that almost ensured he wouldn’t get a Lakeside diploma.

    ... But it all paid off: In just five years, Lakeside went from winless in its district to district champs for the first time in a quarter century.

    The Lions kept winning all the way up until an overtime loss in the 2013 state title game — the best finish in school history.
     
    http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/times-watchdog/with-ballmerrsquos-aid-elite-school-pushed-limits-of-prep-sports-rules/
  143. @scotty
    As a white man involved in BJJ an Judo (and boxing growing up), I've found it humorous that "we" (Americans, culturally) have this idea of black supremacy in fighting sports, despite the fact that

    1. White men make up a VERY small proportion of the planet, and yet

    2. The HW champion has been white for nearly 15 years (and Wlad was dethroned by another white guy.

    3. MMA has a HUGE representation of white men, despite our statistical minority status.

    Of course, white men would typically be FOUND in the higher weights , as again, contrary to popular opinion, and despite being a minority of the planet, we tend to be larger than black males overall, with the Northern Europeans leading the way. Mayweather is a pygmy and very few white men are that size to begin with, out of a small minority of men on the planet anyhow.

    Northern Europeans, specifically Norse, and their mixed descendants (found in the UK,and France), are the STRONGEST men on the planet (with Iceland being the equivalent to Jamaican runners).

    But the last thing that is the most interesting, in light of our severe minority status is, why is it always pitted as black vs. white? Where are the great Indian subcontinent runners? Or Asians?

    The fact remains, the strongest, and best combative men on the planet are white men. When you combine all the factors of strength, speed, fighting intelligence, etc, you get a Russian.

    What you say is very true. Because of the specific sports that have attained prominence in our culture, our vision of athletic ability centers around tall people who can sprint fast over short distances and jump high in the air. A different direction in cultural evolution, and we would be lauding the athleticism of combat and strength athletes, rather than nifty speedsters. Combative elements in major American sports have been watered down over the years, with speed and skill becoming more valued than power and durability even in football and boxing.

    MMA is a welcome counter-current to this trend. And personally, I also enjoy watching Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge: wrestling, strongman events, and obstacle courses. No BS, no PC, just pure competition.

    They oughtta make a series out of the Army’s Best Ranger event…

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  144. @Lagertha
    Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it. I am calming down - you all know I am dramatic - goes with the territory of being an artist. And, yes - he has been accepted at 3 other fabulous state U's - he'll be fine.

    Please keep us posted. We’re all “invested” now in his journey!

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  145. TWS says:
    @robot
    "White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks."

    I don't follow basketball at any level so this baffles me: are you saying black youths intimidate their white peers in ways unrelated to the game? Have the bullies been ceded control?

    My daughter’s team beat a minority team in an away game. The police had to come to keep the locals from blocking the road while they busted the bus windows with rocks.

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  146. @marty
    I knew St. Mary's had an aussie pipeline, but had no idea they relied on mostly white players. And this is strange because I listen to Bay Area sports radio. St. Mary's coach Randy Bennett, who is black, is interviewed frequently by former Warrior Tom Tolbert, but the point has never been brought up. This is interestjng because in other contexts Tolbert is always quick to quip that the team with the most white players will lose.

    St. Mary’s women’s team is also overwhelmingly white, with 3 Ozzies and 1 New Zealander.

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  147. @Truth
    Daniel, I worked for the US Army for almost 5 years, I wasn't there in your recruiting session, but I would have to say this sounds absurd.

    Maybe it wasn’t the US military!

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  148. @PerezHBD
    St. Mary's is probably going to be eliminated by Gonzaga, the whitest of the title contenders (their best player is a massive white Polack, Przemek Karnowski). It was strange the committee put them in the same bracket as Gonzaga has already played St. Mary's three times this season. Gonzaga was matched up against a team that had one of the best white players in the country in the first round. It was like they had to put everything white in the same bracket.

    Stop noticing these things!

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  149. @Steve Sailer
    Someday a huge Aussie might play basketball in an American college, then professional Aussie Rules football in his 20s, and then be an NFL punter in his 30s.

    Then rassle in the WWE in his 40′s!

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  150. @Tiny Duck
    On a level playing field,Black Men will outcompete white boys everyt time
    .

    I don't know why that is

    The Klitschko brothers, Nikolai Valuev, Oleg Maskaev, Aleksandr Povetkin, and Tyson Fury might beg to differ.

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  151. @SteveRogers42
    They do this kind of shiznat in Seattle, as well, with Rainier Beach High alum and NBA HOFer Jamal Crawford letting tall, tan, and talented types from all over the Puget Sound live at his rather upscale condo during the school week and use it as their address of record for Beach enrollment purposes. Think Jamal's food is better though. He can afford it.

    Not to be outdone, the oh-so-private Lakeside School benefited from Steve (Microsoft) Ballmer paying for underprivileged ringers to bolster the basketball team so that his son could play on a winner as a senior.

    Disappointing but not surprising.

    Ballmer and his allies at Lakeside attracted basketball talent to the wealthy school and aided them with a series of questionable tactics that included a new basketball-focused nonprofit, cash for a coach, an unusual admissions process and weak enforcement of academic standards. One star player stayed at a $6 million mansion as he shuffled through three years of an academic schedule that almost ensured he wouldn’t get a Lakeside diploma.

    … But it all paid off: In just five years, Lakeside went from winless in its district to district champs for the first time in a quarter century.

    The Lions kept winning all the way up until an overtime loss in the 2013 state title game — the best finish in school history.

    http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/times-watchdog/with-ballmerrsquos-aid-elite-school-pushed-limits-of-prep-sports-rules/

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  152. Anoni says:
    @keuril
    I understand why a lot of anti-PC people like to promote Hillsdale, but it's just not very academically competitive for kids with top scores. Their middle 50 ACT range is 27-31, and Lagertha's son got a 33, which is 99th percentile nationally. Politics aside, most kids will want to go to a school that is more in their range. For a kid with a 33 ACT, that would be any of the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the country. The challenges in college are not just or even primarily the books. Your peers also matter. You want to be around a lot of people who are as smart as you, or even smarter.

    I wish I could agree, as a prof at a top ten liberal arts school, I’d say that any white male should think about 20 times before going. Middlebury is representative. If he has any non lefty views he will have to censor himself or risk trouble with profs and students socially. For some, that crucible makes a stephen miller, for others it makes college awful.

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    If he has any non lefty views he will have to censor himself or risk trouble with profs and students socially. For some, that crucible makes a stephen miller, for others it makes college awful.
     
    I'd say that's a feature, not a bug. Libtard College is great training for a future deplorable, who typically needs to be able to operate in the mainstream world. Of course, as you note, YMMV.
    , @Marty T
    Schools like Middlebury also have a large (white, preppy) athletic population. I wonder what the football, lacrosse, hockey, etc. players think about the freaks they go to school with.
  153. @res
    I'm trying to decide how strongly I think this analogy holds. It has some truth, but I believe much of the situation in basketball comes from two factors less present in your analogy:
    1. Blacks maturing faster than whites causing early inferiority causing withdrawal and lack of opportunity (e.g. all star teams as chance to play with the best).
    2. Blacks dominate basketball to a degree sufficient to cause cultural hostility causing withdrawal.

    What do others think?

    Not to mention the subtle effects of few in-group role models for young whites, whose basketball passions may be subconsciously cooled by dearth of prospects for those who look like them at the highest levels of the sport.

    But at risk of hinting at an affirmative action defense under the justification of “provision of role models” (I think academics and basketball are not at all analogous, for reasons you stated and others), until all-white basketball teams start winning regularly at the highest levels, I would assume all of these effects pale next to the fact that whites just aren’t as capable at the running, jumping, juking and jive antics that make modern NBA celebrities.

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  154. @Clyde

    Maybe what this means is something bad has happened to American White and Black “fitness” . The ‘white death’ stories, which are not getting much press now, might be an indication of a deeper more universal ‘fitness’ problem in the US.
     
    Check out what Americans/black and white and our immigrant criminals do these days to get thrown in prison. All kinds of retarded sex crimes like raping 80 year old grannies and one year old babies. And zombie style impulse killings. Done by guys who look high on marijuana.....going by their photos. Or zoned out for good with thousand mile stares. For your old fashioned heists that take brains, testosterone, timing and coordination you have to go to Europe and see what Balkans crooks are up to. They also do clever smash and grab in broad daylight. When things get too hot for them they retreat back to the Balkans where they are having nice houses being built for their mama or for retirement from a life of European crime. France seems to be a favorite.

    My point is that the crimes of today (in USA) show declining testosterone and IQs. We really need to establish some offshore prisons and holding pens where costs will be cheaper. There must be lots of good islands for this off Venezuela, where Papillon's Devil's Island was. This was a French prison island off the French Guiana coast. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Island

    At the end of the HBO movie Gotti, John Gotti (Armand Assante) is giving a soliloquy in which he repeats “they’re gonna miss John Gotti, yeah, they’re really gonna miss John Gotti”. I think he turned out to be wrong.

    Who was it that said that the criminal class can’t be expunged, that the best you can do is properly manage it? I think the problem may be that we collectively don’t miss John Gotti.

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  155. @Triumph104
    Disappointing but not surprising.

    Ballmer and his allies at Lakeside attracted basketball talent to the wealthy school and aided them with a series of questionable tactics that included a new basketball-focused nonprofit, cash for a coach, an unusual admissions process and weak enforcement of academic standards. One star player stayed at a $6 million mansion as he shuffled through three years of an academic schedule that almost ensured he wouldn’t get a Lakeside diploma.

    ... But it all paid off: In just five years, Lakeside went from winless in its district to district champs for the first time in a quarter century.

    The Lions kept winning all the way up until an overtime loss in the 2013 state title game — the best finish in school history.
     
    http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/times-watchdog/with-ballmerrsquos-aid-elite-school-pushed-limits-of-prep-sports-rules/

    Heh. “Shuffled”. Heh.

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  156. @Anon
    Yeah Like that MaCaffery kid at Stanford was pathetic 2 years ago in the Rose Bowl.

    Any Iowa Hawkeye football fans on this blog will thank you for dredging up memories of that afternoon in Pasadena

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  157. @SteveRogers42
    Be that as it may, I would love, love, love to watch football players from Alabama, Ohio State, or Texas try to complete the pathetically rudimentary math, physics, and engineering requirements that EVERY football player has to pass at Army, Navy, and USAFA.

    Add Ga Tech to the list. I know the former president and as he liked to say “Remember Buck our players have to take calculus.”

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    If anyone thinks Kenny Anderson passed a Georgia Tech calculus class on his own merit, I have a bridge that I would like to sell them. Many of the athletes are management majors.

    A few years ago some misguided person made Anderson the head basketball coach at a Jewish school. He was fired two years later after a DUI arrest.

  158. @keuril

    with my daughter being wait-listed at Georgia Tech. The school hoovers up thousands of international students, and thus can afford to be ultra-picky about the homegrown talent.
     
    At the undergrad level, Georgia Tech is only about 10% international. The real "problem" (for non-Georgia residents) is the school's preferential admissions policy for GA residents. This cohort enjoyed a 44% admit rate, vs. 23% for the overall pool of applicants. On top of that, an additional 20% of GA applicants can transfer in after one year through a variety of programs. It's almost as if they favor people who live inside their borders.
    http://admission.gatech.edu/conditional-transfer-pathway
    http://admission.gatech.edu/arts-sciences-pathway-program

    She is in the 98th percentile SAT and 4.1 GPA. Apparently Tech accepts x% from each high school in the State. She is in one of the highest scoring schools in the State, so she didn’t get in under the wire.

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    Subtleties like that can play a big part in college admissions. A good friend of mine was traumatized by being waitlisted at UVA. IIRC it was the first response she received and my diagnosis was a similar reason was in play. She got over it quickly when Harvard accepted her shortly thereafter.
    , @keuril
    That's a bummer. Sounds like an affirmative action workaround that ends up penalizing kids at strong schools.
  159. Jack says:

    Agreed. My son plays basketball at one of the service academies and I don’t understand how they do it. It’s certainly true that mean SATs aren’t on par with the Ivy’s or others. My son’s was almost 1300 but he’s surviving. I can tell you though that it’s a pressure cooker. Every kid, regardless of major, takes at least Cal 1 & 2, Physics 1&2, Engineering Mechanics, an EE and an AE class and some good liberal arts classes–every single major includes at least those classes. There are resources to help kids who need it and it’s primarily a teaching institution so instructors are always available. But they will ask you to leave if you can’t hack the academics. Tutors are on every away game for Cal, physics, ops research and others. Also, every member of the basketball team (and every other cadet) is taking a minimum of 15 but usually 18 credit hours–you graduate in four years or you don’t graduate. Try it. There may be a military history class but there are no underwater basket weaving classes. No online classes. There is no 5 or 6 year plan to get my engineering degree.

    Then there’s the squad and other leadership stuff. Every day. One real-life example: you’re a freshman, studying for a Cal test the next day, you’ve finished bball practice and you’re exhausted. As a fresh, your doors stay open until lights out. It’s 10:00 pm, you have more studying to do but you need to go to the bathroom, which is down the hall. The question then becomes, “do I chance it?” Because once you’re in the hallway, you may be stopped by any upper classman, asked questions that you’d better be able to answer or you’re doing pushups or other crap.

    Four years in a cinder block dorm room. Up at 5:30 or 6:00 every day. Wonderful dining hall mess food. No car until your junior year. Survival training in the summer.

    It may not be Harvard but it’s not a cake walk. Try it. As they say, “it’s a great place to be from” but very difficult going through it.

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    The service academies are just like high school -- if you show up and try, you will graduate.

    There are two ways the military academies sneak in athletes who fail to meet their admissions standards. First, they all operate prep schools whose original purpose — preparing promising enlisted personnel for the rigors of an academy education — is long outdated.

    Instead, the prep schools, which cost taxpayers around $25 million or so per year, are used for other purposes, including “redshirting” athletes — that is, stockpiling them for a year — when their high school records would prevent them from being admitted directly from high school. For instance, of the 300 students in the 2011 class of the Naval Academy Prep School, 110 are recruited athletes — typical for the other service academies. Oh, and they get paid a monthly stipend — which would seem to be a rather blatant violation of N.C.A.A. rules.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/09/opinion/nocera-the-military-prep-school-scam.htmlB
     

    Bruce Fleming is a tenured English professor at the Naval Academy. He has spoken openly about how far the standards have fallen.

    https://www.brucefleming.net/pages/nyt

  160. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Was US, wasn’t Army though. Army did indeed have a role for me, a pretty good one involving translation – but my father and grandfather were both Air Force in the R.O.C. and I thought I’d lose face to join anything else.

    D.Chieh here, mobile doesn’t recognize me for some reason.

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  161. res says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist
    Thanks very much for this review of Hillsdale. We Calvinists are looking at it as a possibility for Daughter Calvinist.

    If you want to get more of a sense of Hillsdale it might be worth checking out their online classes: https://online.hillsdale.edu/dashboard/courses
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  162. @SB71
    Steve, I think you're right about white players succeeding in high school and even college if they play mostly with whites. I've seen this first-hand.

    Not exactly sure why but I think it's for one of these reasons or a combination:

    a) white players don't become discouraged by more athletic blacks, who develop at a younger age, and end up quitting too early

    b) whites in mostly white leagues aren't "screened out" or "B teamed" at an early age by coaches/parents that run youth leagues with heavier number of black kids

    c) coaches with all white teams may (not always though) work more on shooting, passing and concepts (motion, isolation, back door layups) because they can't rely on more athletic players or a star running the show.

    I'm curious what your take is?

    Slightly OT: Capernick may be done: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/17/colin-kaepernick-update-some-teams-genuinely-hate-him/

    Actions have consequences.

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  163. JamesG says:
    @marty
    I knew St. Mary's had an aussie pipeline, but had no idea they relied on mostly white players. And this is strange because I listen to Bay Area sports radio. St. Mary's coach Randy Bennett, who is black, is interviewed frequently by former Warrior Tom Tolbert, but the point has never been brought up. This is interestjng because in other contexts Tolbert is always quick to quip that the team with the most white players will lose.

    Sorry but Randy Bennett is white.

    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1353&bih=815&q=randy+bennett+st+marys&oq=randy+bennett&gs_l=img.1.3.0l4j0i24k1l6.190.3074.0.6975.10.10.0.0.0.0.632.1068.4-1j1.2.0….0…1ac.1.64.img..8.2.1067.82qTju81Ruo

    I understand that a St Mary’s assistant coach who was black made the first Aussie connection.

    Two of their Aussies made it to the NBA.

    BTW they play tonight in the NCAA.

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  164. res says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic
    She is in the 98th percentile SAT and 4.1 GPA. Apparently Tech accepts x% from each high school in the State. She is in one of the highest scoring schools in the State, so she didn't get in under the wire.

    Subtleties like that can play a big part in college admissions. A good friend of mine was traumatized by being waitlisted at UVA. IIRC it was the first response she received and my diagnosis was a similar reason was in play. She got over it quickly when Harvard accepted her shortly thereafter.

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  165. White success in basketball seems to be dependent upon not growing up around blacks.

    I read somewhere that the reason white American kids don’t like going into basketball is that they have to endure a constant stream of racial abuse from opposing black players and fans, but of course can’t reply in kind because that would mean an immediate end to their sporting careers (in addition to causing them a lot of other difficulties.) So they just have to stand there and take it. That must get pretty demoralizing after a time.

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  166. @PerezHBD
    St. Mary's is probably going to be eliminated by Gonzaga, the whitest of the title contenders (their best player is a massive white Polack, Przemek Karnowski). It was strange the committee put them in the same bracket as Gonzaga has already played St. Mary's three times this season. Gonzaga was matched up against a team that had one of the best white players in the country in the first round. It was like they had to put everything white in the same bracket.

    Actually, the Zags’ best player this season is a light-skinned black point guard from the Portland area, Nigel Williams-Goss, who had to sit out last season after transferring from Washington. He was the West Coast Conference player of the year and has been named to three All-America teams at this writing (two first-team, one second-team). He’s also been named a first-team Academic All-America.

    And Karnowski is arguably not the best big man on the team either. Zach Collins, a 7-foot white freshman from Vegas, hasn’t started a game this season and played nearly 6 minutes less per game (17.2 to 22.9 as of this writing), but on a per-minute basis has about as many points as Karnowski and more rebounds. Collins also has a noticeably better shooting percentage, especially from the free-throw line, and has considerably more blocks on the season, though Karnowski has far more assists. Collins is now being seen as a potential lottery pick.

    I suspect that Collins’ emergence has given the Zags coaching staff the opportunity to limit Karnowski’s minutes for his own health. Karnowski is coming off back surgery that forced him to miss almost all of last season. If not for his back issues, he would probably be in the NBA right now—he was a senior last season. Since Karnowski missed so much of that season (he only played in 5 games), NCAA rules allowed him to play a fifth season.

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    Nigel Williams-Goss identifies as biracial not black. He was the first basketball player in the University of Washington's history to become Academic All-American, an honor he also earned at Gonzaga, graduating in December with 3.84 GPA and a degree in psychology. He's currently taking master's courses in the organizational leadership program. LINK

    Williams-Goss's father is black, a mortgage broker, and retired Air Force sergeant.
    Williams-Goss's mother is white and a therapist, PhD, at a Christian counseling center. Among other things, she does consultations for biracial children and their families and athletic departments at schools and universities. LINK

    Zach Collins attended Las Vegas's Bishop Gorman High School which is basically a sports factory attached to a Catholic high school, but at least there is an actual school, which can't be said for Willams-Goss's Findlay Prep.

    From a 2011 article:

    Since its birth in 2006, Findlay Prep has compiled a record of 116-5, winning back-to-back ESPN RISE national championships in the past two seasons. Each player that has gone through the program has earned a full scholarship to a Division I school.

    ...Simply put, Findlay Prep is a basketball team, not a high school.

    The players on the Findlay Prep basketball team are the school's only students and they take classes at Henderson International School, a preschool through 12th grade, fully-accredited private school across the street from the players' home.

    The Findlay players live in a five-bedroom, four-bathroom house, purchased for $425,000 by the Findlay Prep founder, Cliff Findlay.

    Findlay is the emperor of a local auto dealer empire, a UNLV booster and former Runnin' Rebels basketball player. Findlay established a foundation that pays for each player's $17,000 tuition at Henderson International School. Findlay also purchases a laptop for each player and supports the team's travel expenses.

    Findlay Prep is independent of the Nevada atheltic association, playing a national schedule that requires about 30,000 miles of travel each season. The team is also sponsored by Nike, which supplies equipment and helps defray some of the other expenses.

    Rumors have circulated around the high school basketball circuit that Findlay established Findlay Prep in order to create a pipeline to his beloved Runnin' Rebels, a direct violation of NCAA policy. ...

    ... Two Findlay Prep players, Brice Massamba and Carlos Lopez, have gone on to play at UNLV. Sophomore Nigel Williams-Goss has also verbally committed to UNLV, however, Williams-Goss' cousin Mike Moser plays for the Runnin' Rebels.

    ... Other critics of the program consider Findlay Prep a “basketball factory” and deride their association with Henderson International School as a farce. The criticism has only grown louder this season after Henderson International School closed its high school due to financial concerns.

    After months of uncertainty, Findlay Prep and Henderson International School struck a deal where the players could continue their education for the foreseeable future. All juniors in the high school were also offered the opportunity to complete their degree at Henderson, which only one student accepted.

    ... Peck also says that Findlay Prep alumni currently in college have a combined 2.3 GPA, a number he's very proud of considering the huge time commitment of big time Division I basketball.

    http://www.masslive.com/hoophallclassic/index.ssf/2011/01/findlay_prep.html

     

  167. keuril says:
    @SteveRogers42
    It sounds like you are more "up" on the stats than I am. All I know is that Junior is home for spring break (rather than laying pipe in Daytona Beach), and he is reading and writing essays on Hegel's Philosophy of History, one of Aristophanes' plays, and Book 1 of Aristotle's Politics. Facebook and Twitter are distant memories for him. I'll take that deal.

    That’s great. I view this as something reasonable people can disagree on. My personal take is you can major in classics or philosophy at any top school, if that’s what floats your boat. One concern I’d have coming out of a place like Hillsdale is it seems like the sort of school that could be blackballed by SJWs in hiring positions in the years ahead, especially as leftists get even more extreme in response to Trump.

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  168. keuril says:
    @Anoni
    I wish I could agree, as a prof at a top ten liberal arts school, I'd say that any white male should think about 20 times before going. Middlebury is representative. If he has any non lefty views he will have to censor himself or risk trouble with profs and students socially. For some, that crucible makes a stephen miller, for others it makes college awful.

    If he has any non lefty views he will have to censor himself or risk trouble with profs and students socially. For some, that crucible makes a stephen miller, for others it makes college awful.

    I’d say that’s a feature, not a bug. Libtard College is great training for a future deplorable, who typically needs to be able to operate in the mainstream world. Of course, as you note, YMMV.

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  169. Rifleman says:
    @Tiny Duck
    On a level playing field,Black Men will outcompete white boys everyt time
    .

    I don't know why that is

    Tiny Duck. are you a Steve Sailer sock puppet??

    Black Men will outcompete white boys

    What’s with black being capitalized and white in small case and “white” is linked to guys, males or boys while black is linked to men!

    Even in the title Steve keeps “white” in small case.

    All-white Team Wins in First Round of NCAA Basketball Tourney

    The last white guys to win

    Or maybe white guys just take

    for a white guy to mature?

    Interesting that on white male alt right sites “white” is small case and often just called “whites” while on white lefty sites or black sites Black is capitalized and linked to people, men/women, community etc.

    Or capitalized and linked to American -

    Asian America, African American, Hispanic American or Native American.

    Versus “whites” or “white male” or “white guys”.

    And why should we care that some”white guys” are winning in a meaningless college environment when they will do close to nothing in the big time against the best black athletes? Why?

    “White males” don’t tend to excel at the far right end of the bell cure against the better black athletes in very many athletic contests despite White men outnumbering black males in America maybe 7 to 1!!!!

    How difficult is it to notice that pattern and just say it?

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  170. keuril says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic
    She is in the 98th percentile SAT and 4.1 GPA. Apparently Tech accepts x% from each high school in the State. She is in one of the highest scoring schools in the State, so she didn't get in under the wire.

    That’s a bummer. Sounds like an affirmative action workaround that ends up penalizing kids at strong schools.

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  171. Intersting sidenote: St. Mary’s is where legendary high school football coach Bob Ladoucer graduated (degree in religious studies, I believe) before becoming head coach of Concord Calif’s De La Salle High School. DLS was undefeated throughout most of the 90′s and the early 2000′s. The climax of their dominance was an epic match up against #1 in the country Long Beach Poly, which pitted the majority white Spartans against the majority (100%?) black Jackrabbits, with the Spartans coming out on top.

    http://www.si.com/vault/2001/10/15/312099/two-is-better-than-one-no-2-de-la-salle-beat-no-1-long-beach-poly-to-extend-its-10-year-winning-streak

    P.S. First high school football game I ever played was in a JV pre-season match-up against DLS in 1982. They beat us pretty good, iirc.

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  172. Marty T says:
    @Anoni
    I wish I could agree, as a prof at a top ten liberal arts school, I'd say that any white male should think about 20 times before going. Middlebury is representative. If he has any non lefty views he will have to censor himself or risk trouble with profs and students socially. For some, that crucible makes a stephen miller, for others it makes college awful.

    Schools like Middlebury also have a large (white, preppy) athletic population. I wonder what the football, lacrosse, hockey, etc. players think about the freaks they go to school with.

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    • Replies: @Triumph104
    Before coming to Middlebury, most athletes attended independent non-religious private schools that focused heavily on diversity and inclusion and molded the mindset of the "freaks".
  173. @Pat Casey
    I have heard word that the one single way that works for everyone who wants to live longer is to eat less. The less you eat without starving your body of nutrients is apparently like an elixir of longevity. Nietzsche thought this was true but only for some, on the principle you often invoke, that different people probably have different ideal diets. Nietzsche thought that principle was of near paramount importance.

    I guess the ideal diet might be something like nothing but a little bit of peanut butter everyday, if you can't fish the fish. But getting on in years you'd probably be feeble for not having packed on the spare pounds that cushion your skeleton. So that would be a tradeoff then.

    I never believed in corn beef and cabbage but I love me some corn beef hash. And be sure your beer is green today Steve.

    Ya know, it's so stupid the way the NBA spanishizes the uniforms nowadays when they want to pander to hispanic immigrants, talking about Los Celtics and such. But I enjoy the fact that Chicago wears green uniforms like they are the Celtics when St. Paddy's comes around.

    I have heard word that the one single way that works for everyone who wants to live longer is to eat less…I guess the ideal diet might be something like nothing but a little bit of peanut butter everyday…But getting on in years you’d probably be feeble for not having packed on the spare pounds that cushion your skeleton.

    Every day for breakfast and before going to bed, I eat a large banana w/ three heaping tablespoons of peanut butter. It’s delicious and filling. I’m 6-0, 155 lbs, lean and fit, and the same weight and size as when I graduated from high school over 35 years ago. Although, similar to what you warn of, sometimes I think that if I ever became ill, w/o any extra body fat or weight, I’d skelotonize pretty quickly.

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  174. @Galactic Overlord
    Actually, the Zags' best player this season is a light-skinned black point guard from the Portland area, Nigel Williams-Goss, who had to sit out last season after transferring from Washington. He was the West Coast Conference player of the year and has been named to three All-America teams at this writing (two first-team, one second-team). He's also been named a first-team Academic All-America.

    And Karnowski is arguably not the best big man on the team either. Zach Collins, a 7-foot white freshman from Vegas, hasn't started a game this season and played nearly 6 minutes less per game (17.2 to 22.9 as of this writing), but on a per-minute basis has about as many points as Karnowski and more rebounds. Collins also has a noticeably better shooting percentage, especially from the free-throw line, and has considerably more blocks on the season, though Karnowski has far more assists. Collins is now being seen as a potential lottery pick.

    I suspect that Collins' emergence has given the Zags coaching staff the opportunity to limit Karnowski's minutes for his own health. Karnowski is coming off back surgery that forced him to miss almost all of last season. If not for his back issues, he would probably be in the NBA right now—he was a senior last season. Since Karnowski missed so much of that season (he only played in 5 games), NCAA rules allowed him to play a fifth season.

    Nigel Williams-Goss identifies as biracial not black. He was the first basketball player in the University of Washington’s history to become Academic All-American, an honor he also earned at Gonzaga, graduating in December with 3.84 GPA and a degree in psychology. He’s currently taking master’s courses in the organizational leadership program. LINK

    Williams-Goss’s father is black, a mortgage broker, and retired Air Force sergeant.
    Williams-Goss’s mother is white and a therapist, PhD, at a Christian counseling center. Among other things, she does consultations for biracial children and their families and athletic departments at schools and universities. LINK

    Zach Collins attended Las Vegas’s Bishop Gorman High School which is basically a sports factory attached to a Catholic high school, but at least there is an actual school, which can’t be said for Willams-Goss’s Findlay Prep.

    From a 2011 article:

    Since its birth in 2006, Findlay Prep has compiled a record of 116-5, winning back-to-back ESPN RISE national championships in the past two seasons. Each player that has gone through the program has earned a full scholarship to a Division I school.

    …Simply put, Findlay Prep is a basketball team, not a high school.

    The players on the Findlay Prep basketball team are the school’s only students and they take classes at Henderson International School, a preschool through 12th grade, fully-accredited private school across the street from the players’ home.

    The Findlay players live in a five-bedroom, four-bathroom house, purchased for $425,000 by the Findlay Prep founder, Cliff Findlay.

    Findlay is the emperor of a local auto dealer empire, a UNLV booster and former Runnin’ Rebels basketball player. Findlay established a foundation that pays for each player’s $17,000 tuition at Henderson International School. Findlay also purchases a laptop for each player and supports the team’s travel expenses.

    Findlay Prep is independent of the Nevada atheltic association, playing a national schedule that requires about 30,000 miles of travel each season. The team is also sponsored by Nike, which supplies equipment and helps defray some of the other expenses.

    Rumors have circulated around the high school basketball circuit that Findlay established Findlay Prep in order to create a pipeline to his beloved Runnin’ Rebels, a direct violation of NCAA policy. …

    … Two Findlay Prep players, Brice Massamba and Carlos Lopez, have gone on to play at UNLV. Sophomore Nigel Williams-Goss has also verbally committed to UNLV, however, Williams-Goss’ cousin Mike Moser plays for the Runnin’ Rebels.

    … Other critics of the program consider Findlay Prep a “basketball factory” and deride their association with Henderson International School as a farce. The criticism has only grown louder this season after Henderson International School closed its high school due to financial concerns.

    After months of uncertainty, Findlay Prep and Henderson International School struck a deal where the players could continue their education for the foreseeable future. All juniors in the high school were also offered the opportunity to complete their degree at Henderson, which only one student accepted.

    … Peck also says that Findlay Prep alumni currently in college have a combined 2.3 GPA, a number he’s very proud of considering the huge time commitment of big time Division I basketball.

    http://www.masslive.com/hoophallclassic/index.ssf/2011/01/findlay_prep.html

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  175. @SteveRogers42
    Be that as it may, I would love, love, love to watch football players from Alabama, Ohio State, or Texas try to complete the pathetically rudimentary math, physics, and engineering requirements that EVERY football player has to pass at Army, Navy, and USAFA.

    And Georgia Tech.

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  176. @Jack
    Agreed. My son plays basketball at one of the service academies and I don't understand how they do it. It's certainly true that mean SATs aren't on par with the Ivy's or others. My son's was almost 1300 but he's surviving. I can tell you though that it's a pressure cooker. Every kid, regardless of major, takes at least Cal 1 & 2, Physics 1&2, Engineering Mechanics, an EE and an AE class and some good liberal arts classes--every single major includes at least those classes. There are resources to help kids who need it and it's primarily a teaching institution so instructors are always available. But they will ask you to leave if you can't hack the academics. Tutors are on every away game for Cal, physics, ops research and others. Also, every member of the basketball team (and every other cadet) is taking a minimum of 15 but usually 18 credit hours--you graduate in four years or you don't graduate. Try it. There may be a military history class but there are no underwater basket weaving classes. No online classes. There is no 5 or 6 year plan to get my engineering degree.

    Then there's the squad and other leadership stuff. Every day. One real-life example: you're a freshman, studying for a Cal test the next day, you've finished bball practice and you're exhausted. As a fresh, your doors stay open until lights out. It's 10:00 pm, you have more studying to do but you need to go to the bathroom, which is down the hall. The question then becomes, "do I chance it?" Because once you're in the hallway, you may be stopped by any upper classman, asked questions that you'd better be able to answer or you're doing pushups or other crap.

    Four years in a cinder block dorm room. Up at 5:30 or 6:00 every day. Wonderful dining hall mess food. No car until your junior year. Survival training in the summer.

    It may not be Harvard but it's not a cake walk. Try it. As they say, "it's a great place to be from" but very difficult going through it.

    The service academies are just like high school — if you show up and try, you will graduate.

    There are two ways the military academies sneak in athletes who fail to meet their admissions standards. First, they all operate prep schools whose original purpose — preparing promising enlisted personnel for the rigors of an academy education — is long outdated.

    Instead, the prep schools, which cost taxpayers around $25 million or so per year, are used for other purposes, including “redshirting” athletes — that is, stockpiling them for a year — when their high school records would prevent them from being admitted directly from high school. For instance, of the 300 students in the 2011 class of the Naval Academy Prep School, 110 are recruited athletes — typical for the other service academies. Oh, and they get paid a monthly stipend — which would seem to be a rather blatant violation of N.C.A.A. rules.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/09/opinion/nocera-the-military-prep-school-scam.htmlB

    Bruce Fleming is a tenured English professor at the Naval Academy. He has spoken openly about how far the standards have fallen.

    https://www.brucefleming.net/pages/nyt

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  177. @Marty T
    Schools like Middlebury also have a large (white, preppy) athletic population. I wonder what the football, lacrosse, hockey, etc. players think about the freaks they go to school with.

    Before coming to Middlebury, most athletes attended independent non-religious private schools that focused heavily on diversity and inclusion and molded the mindset of the “freaks”.

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  178. @Buck Turgidson
    Add Ga Tech to the list. I know the former president and as he liked to say "Remember Buck our players have to take calculus."

    If anyone thinks Kenny Anderson passed a Georgia Tech calculus class on his own merit, I have a bridge that I would like to sell them. Many of the athletes are management majors.

    A few years ago some misguided person made Anderson the head basketball coach at a Jewish school. He was fired two years later after a DUI arrest.

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    • Replies: @black sea
    When I was at GT in the 80s, all students, including management majors, had to take a year of calculus. The calculus sequence was, however, less intense than that required for science and engineering majors. As far as I know, this is still the case.

    Kenny Anderson only attended GT for two years, so it's entirely possible that he never enrolled in -- much less passed -- a calculus course while there.

    While Googling him, I ran across the following nugget: "In 2005, despite earning $63 million during his NBA career, Anderson filed for bankruptcy."

    Appparently, he didn't learn too much about financial management.
  179. @Tiny Duck
    On a level playing field,Black Men will outcompete white boys everyt time
    .

    I don't know why that is

    Which is why Africa leads the world in every field of human endeavour, despite having a tiny population and a very limited land area. Imagine what the Africans could do if they had the vast resources of Israel.

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  180. black sea says:
    @Triumph104
    If anyone thinks Kenny Anderson passed a Georgia Tech calculus class on his own merit, I have a bridge that I would like to sell them. Many of the athletes are management majors.

    A few years ago some misguided person made Anderson the head basketball coach at a Jewish school. He was fired two years later after a DUI arrest.

    When I was at GT in the 80s, all students, including management majors, had to take a year of calculus. The calculus sequence was, however, less intense than that required for science and engineering majors. As far as I know, this is still the case.

    Kenny Anderson only attended GT for two years, so it’s entirely possible that he never enrolled in — much less passed — a calculus course while there.

    While Googling him, I ran across the following nugget: “In 2005, despite earning $63 million during his NBA career, Anderson filed for bankruptcy.”

    Appparently, he didn’t learn too much about financial management.

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  181. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Steve Sailer
    American football coaches have recently figured out that Aussie Rules football players are better at punting a football than Americans are:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/aussie-rules-over-ucla/

    Aussie Rules is a rough game. Here’s 1.56 of one of the greatest players, Leigh Matthews [No.3], displaying some of his skills.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3usWhXxITA

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  182. Jack1 says:

    Triumph, I read the NYT article and I suggest you consider the source. I also assume you’re a service Academy grad or you have a kid there due to your apparent expertise. I can only tell you that it’s nothing like high school and it’s very difficult. It is true that there are prep school kids but my son is a direct (do you know what means?) .

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  183. Lagertha says:
    @ATate
    Has he applied to any of the other service academies? If he really wants to be in the Navy there are a ton of way to get there, and be very successful.

    Sorry about him not getting in, sounds like an impressive young man who'll land on his feet no matter what.

    He is top 2nd (New England – wrestling 285lbs; top Div 1 for the last 2 years in football & captain of HS everything)…he has 3 excellent acceptance choices (Public U’s). He wants Rugby & wrestling/would play football if asked… He has a 35 ACT & 1520 in SAT. He is Lagertha’s son.

    He never wanted ground & air – just water – that’s our blood. NAVY: OUR FAMILY HISTORY ON wikipedia – we are water/Navy people) -his Finnish/German/Armenian family. He is competing in Nationals this wknd. He will be fine. He is such a good boy and a wonderful child. I am so proud of my sons, all my children…they are innovators, thinkers, crazy people, they really are…and they are such good people, nice guys. They know what being good means, too.

    I think, because my husband’s father and grandparents – fought so fervently for Armenia/ USA/against Turks …I felt such remorse about college acceptances. I went into crazy land, again, which some of you have known me to be. I am very ashamed i tread such a thin line with sanity and emotion-laden crazy-town. I just want all of you to know that everything that is going on right now is highly emotional for every -person…on any political/ideological ;side.

    However, my grandpa always said, “we have to have family in the fight against the Bolsheviks.” So, it is a win-win.

    As my grandpa’s daughter.I have calmed down…..but my youngest son will be fine on his course in astrophysics. He has excellent academic scholarships to great state U’s across the country. His girlfriend….is fine that he is not away for 5 years. It all comes down to “who do you love.”

    So, I am majorly effed up and exhausted…after the last day…so please all you younger guys: “who do you love….” did I tell y’all in the past that my brother and I hung out with Iggy Pop and a cabal of people in the early 80′s – we were the the weirdly blonde people. Ok…I need to crash…I’m still deep in the abyss.

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    • Replies: @JohnnyGeo
    I wanted to wait for this thread to cool off a bit before posting my suggestion:
    www.webb.edu
    I won't say how I know of it. Please take a look.
  184. Lagertha says:
    @Chrisnonymous
    No. I've seen about 5 handles that are commenting from Japan. It's possible that some are duplicates of the same person, but assuming they're not, that's about 5 commenters. How many non-commenting regular readers are there for every commenter? No idea. 1,2,3? So maybe Steve has about 10 readers in Japan. (Maybe he can say more precisely.) I've met one other, but it wasn't White Guy in Japan.

    Like Will Adams/Blackthorne, I washed up on these shores intending to go home but got stuck here. I had a better job in the US, but in Japan I'm not qualified to do anything except teach English in a for-profit conversation school. That puts me just above tourists in the foreigner hierarchy. I doubt professors, naval officers, and such have any reason to meet me.

    Anyhow, I hope to return to the land of the formerly free and the home of the formerly brave sooner rather than later.

    I forgot to say…I have a lot of Japanese and Korean friends…mostly women…for many years. My sons competed with their sons in fencing and soccer.

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  185. @Truth
    Daniel, I worked for the US Army for almost 5 years, I wasn't there in your recruiting session, but I would have to say this sounds absurd.

    My reply never survived moderating for some reason. I was replying with Anon since I was on mobile at the time and Unz was being finicky.

    At any rate, you may be correct – I was not going for the Army recruiting, and did indeed receive an pretty good unsolicitated offer for a translation MOS from them. But my father and grandfather were both ROC Air Force, and they were very against the notion of me joining anything but the US Air Force; the Air Force was the one which indicated that they didn’t have any roles for me with my degrees.

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  186. Brutusale says:
    @res
    Sigh. Perhaps that had something to do with almost no female characters in the Hobbit? (any other than Bilbo's mother?): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Hobbit_characters

    I wonder if they are trying to deceive by making people think of The Lord of the Rings which does have major female characters? (e.g. Arwen, Galadriel, Eowyn, is it sad that I can do that from memory except for checking spelling of Eowyn?): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:The_Lord_of_the_Rings_characters

    They were deceived by the movies, which gave short shrift to many things I would have included and expanded the roles of the three female characters so as to not have the films be a total sausage fest.

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  187. Brutusale says:
    @Hibernian
    New England is hockey country.

    Yeah, people from other places don’t get that.

    Back in the early 90s when my alma mater still had a football team, the home crowd was usually outnumbered by the away team’s followers, especially by the opposing fans from the more southern regions, who arrived by the busload.

    There was a particular late-season Saturday afternoon when there was a game against an opponent from Virginia. At halftime we were using the facilities and visiting the snack vendors in the athletic center, which was already prepared for the first preseason game for our perennial powerhouse hockey team. A couple of our opponent’s fans were standing at the top of the stairs, taking in the rink, the conference and NCAA championship banners, etc., and one of them commented, “These Yankees sure like their ice hockey!”. I said, yeah, well, we’re good at it!

    For what it’s worth, the majority-white football team, picked to finish last in the conference, beat the Southrons by 20 that day and went deep into the NCAA 1-AA playoffs, even beating Kurt Warner and his Northern Iowa squad. Four years later the football program was dropped.

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  188. Lagertha says:
    @Steve Sailer
    American football coaches have recently figured out that Aussie Rules football players are better at punting a football than Americans are:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/aussie-rules-over-ucla/

    “can I have told you how much I love you?”…

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  189. Lagertha says:

    I love you guys…even the guys voting for teams off-shore. We are legion….and I want to live…..and I was an excellent athlete…even if nuclear…..chew on that…Lagertha, must be slapped across her head!

    It is fun to laugh at possibilities…until it is not. This is the problem – the lying to the interior of the USA. Because in the end, the interior of any country, saves the interior,

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  190. JohnnyGeo says:
    @Lagertha
    He is top 2nd (New England - wrestling 285lbs; top Div 1 for the last 2 years in football & captain of HS everything)...he has 3 excellent acceptance choices (Public U's). He wants Rugby & wrestling/would play football if asked... He has a 35 ACT & 1520 in SAT. He is Lagertha's son.

    He never wanted ground & air - just water - that's our blood. NAVY: OUR FAMILY HISTORY ON wikipedia - we are water/Navy people) -his Finnish/German/Armenian family. He is competing in Nationals this wknd. He will be fine. He is such a good boy and a wonderful child. I am so proud of my sons, all my children...they are innovators, thinkers, crazy people, they really are...and they are such good people, nice guys. They know what being good means, too.

    I think, because my husband's father and grandparents - fought so fervently for Armenia/ USA/against Turks ...I felt such remorse about college acceptances. I went into crazy land, again, which some of you have known me to be. I am very ashamed i tread such a thin line with sanity and emotion-laden crazy-town. I just want all of you to know that everything that is going on right now is highly emotional for every -person...on any political/ideological ;side.

    However, my grandpa always said, "we have to have family in the fight against the Bolsheviks." So, it is a win-win.

    As my grandpa's daughter.I have calmed down.....but my youngest son will be fine on his course in astrophysics. He has excellent academic scholarships to great state U's across the country. His girlfriend....is fine that he is not away for 5 years. It all comes down to "who do you love."

    So, I am majorly effed up and exhausted...after the last day...so please all you younger guys: "who do you love...." did I tell y'all in the past that my brother and I hung out with Iggy Pop and a cabal of people in the early 80's - we were the the weirdly blonde people. Ok...I need to crash...I'm still deep in the abyss.

    I wanted to wait for this thread to cool off a bit before posting my suggestion:
    http://www.webb.edu
    I won’t say how I know of it. Please take a look.

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