Welcome to Miami Hawk Talk!

This website is a fan-operated and fan-oriented site primarily about athletics at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

This website is not affiliated with Miami University, the Mid-American Conference (MAC), the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) the NCAA, or any other collegiate or professional organization.

Blackbird

About

Username
Blackbird
Joined
Visits
876
Last Active
Roles
Member
Points
310
Badges
14
  • Women's World Cup

    I also served, and several of his former Green Beret colleagues have said his position on this issue is a disgrace.  Notwithstanding that, the bottom line is that he's entitled to his opinion, as we all are.  As I said, I question not Rapinoe's right to do this, but her judgment.  There are many avenues she could have pursued to make her point without taking actions that many people, including me, are offended by.  The flag symbolizes something far bigger than Rapinoe, Donald Trump, or anyone else.  

    This issue also highlights the infection of every part of life (academia, music, sports, TV, movies, etc.) by politics.  But that is a different discussion.
    EDDIEAORedHawk33
  • Women's World Cup

    Politics aside, Rapinoe and Trump are more alike than they are different. Both are very brash, outspoken, and seemingly have no filter.



    One puts their hand on their heart for the national anthem, and one doesn't.


    Which doesn't make a god damn bit of difference.

    =>Symbolism over substance. Irrelevant in the end.

    That said, poor form to protest during the national anthem when playing for your national team. Much different than doing that crap during a club match.



    This

    Nah. If you're going to protest peacefully, do it where your message will be most widely viewed.





    I admit to a bias: The caskets of my father and several friends were covered with the US flag at their burials. Nobody has a right to protest at work; Given that she has been allowed to do this at her workplace, I question not her right to do so, but her judgment: Rapinoe’s virtue signaling will make many people less interested in supporting the US team. Whether she is right or wrong, she has placed her own ego above the team. It’s not as if there aren’t plenty of sympathetic media outlets who would be happy to give her a megaphone outside the games.
    Once again, it's not about the flag or patriotism.




    Then why kneel while the flag is honored? Also, the flag is not Trump.
    dave67EDDIEScalper
  • Women's World Cup

    Politics aside, Rapinoe and Trump are more alike than they are different. Both are very brash, outspoken, and seemingly have no filter.



    One puts their hand on their heart for the national anthem, and one doesn't.


    Which doesn't make a god damn bit of difference.

    =>Symbolism over substance. Irrelevant in the end.

    That said, poor form to protest during the national anthem when playing for your national team. Much different than doing that crap during a club match.



    This

    Nah. If you're going to protest peacefully, do it where your message will be most widely viewed.





    I admit to a bias: The caskets of my father and several friends were covered with the US flag at their burials. Nobody has a right to protest at work; Given that she has been allowed to do this at her workplace, I question not her right to do so, but her judgment: Rapinoe’s virtue signaling will make many people less interested in supporting the US team. Whether she is right or wrong, she has placed her own ego above the team. It’s not as if there aren’t plenty of sympathetic media outlets who would be happy to give her a megaphone outside the games.
    Scalper
  • College Team Names

    Texas High Schools:

    Hutto Hippos
    Ralls Rabbits
    Port Lavaca Fighting Sand Crabs
    Winters Blizzards
    Itasca Wampus Cats

    I went to Junior High in Austin.  One of my good friends who lived outside town went to Hutto, and we both had numerous laughs that he was a Hippo.

    Bash_Riprock
  • Coaching Carousel 2019

    Dane Fischer to Wiliam and Mary, and Aaron Kelly to Catholic U.  These two have been Dave Paulsen's assistants for years, first at Bucknell and then George Mason.  I have season tickets to GM, and these two have been very important in that program's revival/exceeding of expectations over the last four years.  Hats off to them.  Duane Simpkins, also an excellent coach, remains as a Paulsen assistant.  
    AORedHawk33