Blackened - Metallica https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU_ggFovJNo
My guess would be tibia, or a combination of tibia and fibula. Fracturing the tib/fib can result in some pretty gruesome looking injuries (especially those of the compound variety), which is the impression i got from teammates, coaches and media.
Fibula by itself is a relatively easy recovery as it's not a weight bearing bone and surgeries aren't usually necessary unless their is an open wound. If it were the femur, his prognosis for recovery wouldn't be nearly as optimistic. All speculation on my part though.
Spot on man. I think we're saying close to the same thing. Sports for younger kid should serve as an opportunity to build confidence and motor skills, not bread the next All-American at age 4. As they age and progress, teaching winning in losing is critically important to building good sportsmanship.
Wrestling is one of those sports where it's almost impossible to not acknowledge a winner. I'd guess the sports we play as kids have a pretty strong influence on where we stand on this topic as we get older. I played baseball for years and remember being taught teamwork, teamwork, teamwork for years and that teamwork is what allows you to win and be successful. Thanks for the thoughts and discussion!
No worries, that's what makes every debate interesting. People will always view data differently and there's nothing wrong with that. I always appreciate the opportunity for friendly conversation on one of my favorite topics! Thanks!
As someone who works in the Youth Development field i have a very unique opportunity to view these questions as an organizer of leagues rather then a parent or coach. I would argue, and again no one is right or wrong here, that the top three reasons are not so much an excuse for athletes not meeting the demand to compete at a high level or lacking physical skills, commitment, etc. but are indicative to the pressures put on athletes by coaches and parents.
In my experience, parents aren't the ones making excuses for their kids but rather, the ones who are giving them reasons to quit. Too many kids are forced to specialize in a sport to early, pressured to train year round, and fed the win at all cost mentality from an early age. I've got parents in a 4 year old basketball league asking if we can do a full court press! Sports celebrates those who've achieved great success, convincing young athletes that they can be the next great superstar, when numbers will tell you that the chances of you, or your child, achieving that same success are literally millions to one. I'd say giving them the false hope of fame and riches has the potential to set those kids up for failure later in life more so then awarding them a trophy before they turn 10.
I don't post often, but when I do.....41 million kids play organized sports. Roughly 70% will quit by age 13. Top 3 reasons kids quit:
1. Not having fun
2. Coach played favorites
3. Too much emphasis on winning
Kids involved in junior high or high school athletics are 90% less likely to be involved with violence or drugs. If a trophy gives a 6...7....8 year old a positive experience with sports then who gives a flying duck. This is from just one study, sure, but everyone saying trophies reward a lack of trying think about all of the other positive character building that sports can offer a young child. Wouldn't you want your kids to enjoy something that can build them into a better person?
Having attended the Purdue (Kenny G's Miracle) Game, I've seen tOSU fans leave well before a game is over. Even still, the amount of empty seats in MSU's stadium is unreal. Against a ranked opponent in a prime time slot?
Too bad the Heisman will go to the last SEC QB standing. Last week Kenny Hill, this week Dak Prescott, next week Bo Wallace, week after Nick Marshall, blah, blah, blah.