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  •  Sports clubs are 1% elitist crap. (3+ / 0-)
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    pollyusa, ChetBob, schnecke21

    It's always sports that are bitched about here. Drop all the Glee'ish activities too. No drama, band, orchestra, vocal music. There's a cohort of pasty whiny snobs on here that takes every opportunity to knock sports.
    I'm a very liberal PhD who also was all conference in football, and my very liberal sons also were very involved in highs school sports.
    Almost every problem employee I've been around were not involved in activities in high school. The ability to work in teams doesn't happen by osmosis.

    WTF!?!?!?! When did I move to the Republic of Gilead?!

    by IARXPHD on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 08:35:08 PM PDT

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    •  I wasn't referring to polo or golf clubs (1+ / 0-)
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      JerryNA

      I was talking about neighborhood clubs where the little ones go for kiddie gymnastics, mom goes for whatever aerobic exercise is fashionable, and where the teenagers play in the local soccer league, hoping to be the next Lionel Messi one day.

      Of course team sports are a good idea. But they don't necessarily need to be tied to schools, and can still be accessible to everyone.

      261.A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience. -Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

      by MaikeH on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 10:54:27 PM PDT

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      •  Membership fees (1+ / 0-)
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        JerryNA

        in members-owned sports clubs are quite affordable and usually discounted for youth and seniors.

        I looked up the most "elitist" club in Germany, Bayern Munich, and the annual membership fee for youths 17 and under is 30 Euro a year. No selling of candy bars required.

        261.A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience. -Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

        by MaikeH on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 11:05:54 PM PDT

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