View Full Version : Disgrace
11-07-2002, 06:08 PM
Its things like this that disgrace soprts. It just makes me wonder how long until these problems hit roller hockey. There is also an article in this weeks Sports Illustrated the "scoercard" is titled "Sue the Coach." What has this world come to?
11-07-2002, 06:32 PM
That is a disgrace. The judge should take that lawsuit and throw it out. If the father who brought this suit wins who knows what other suits will be braught. This is as bad as the women who sued McDonalds for being burn't by hot coffee.
What is this world coming to, people are way to sue happy. No wonder we have more lawyers then doctors. The only people that can do stuff about this is the judges and they can do that by throwing these cases out.
11-08-2002, 01:23 AM
You have to feel sorry for a kid with a father like that.
1. The father figures the damage to his son's fragile psyche is worth $200,000. Wonder how much the kid will eventually want to sue his father for for making him the hockey world's laughingstock and future Trivial Pursuit answer.
2. Dear old Dad wants the winner of the MVP award to suffer for something he obviously had no hand in deciding, except by his play. Perhaps he was more valuable to his team because he also played some defense? Maybe he was a more unselfish player? Maybe his team finished higher in the standings due to his diligent work ethic? Where and in what rulebook does it say that a league's high scorer is automatically its MVP? If a defenseman had won, would the father still have sued? (My guess? YES.)
3. Maybe he built his son's hopes up so high for the MVP award that HE'S the one to blame for his son losing his desire to play.
I hope I'm wrong, but I see this kid having some real problems in the future.
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11-08-2002, 10:46 AM
As the director of a youth program, I've found that 99% of parents do have the best interest of their kids at heart and understand the relative importance that sports provide. It is disheartening that you end up having to spend so much time legislating rules to deal with the 1% of yahoo's like this father who make awards and recognition the goal. The focus at the youth level should be the pure enjoyment of the sport and all that it supplies.
11-08-2002, 11:10 AM
Disgrace is right! I would have asked for at least $500,000!
11-08-2002, 11:19 PM
When I was a kid if my dad pulled somthing like that I would have disowned him. Dad just wants moneyfrom what it sounds like, the kid probably isn't all that upset with not getting the MVP. My personal opinion on it is that some parents shouldn't be allowed into the rink. I have seen parents of little mites yell at there kids for not scoring a goal. That's not only discracefull to themselves, but also to there kids, and the game it self.Its amazing that sometimes a 6 or 16 year old can act more grown up than a 30 or 40 year old.
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