Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field


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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby kuha » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:06 am

Marlow wrote:
lonewolf wrote:We can move on now.

Moved, seconded, brought to vote, passed by acclamation!


We can all agree that this thread is F---'ing dumb.
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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby EJStantonIntl » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:44 am

jamboy wrote:A raging debate has been going on all over the internet the past few days about the "shock" utterance of the F bomb on live national TV by superstar sprinter Jeter during the running of the womens 4 x 100m at the just concluded Penn Relays.

A replay by NBC showed an "outraged" Jeter visibly upset over the US losing the event. Jeter had previously anchored the US team to wins the past three years.

Should she be sanctioned by USA Track and Field for "Unsportsman/woman" like behavior in front of a national TV audience in the middle of a Saturday afternoon?

For a person of her stature, what message is this sending to our kids most notably our young upcoming athletes?

What do you think?


I just want to double-check that I understand the situation:

Carmelita Jeter, who did not run in 4x100m event, was observerd by the NBC video cameras visibly upset and uttering a curse word. You are asking if USATF should sanction her for that action.

So in essence, you are asking if a spectator at a sporting event should be sanctioned by the professional organization to which they subscribe if a television network broadcasts an image of them cursing. Just making sure I understand the situation.

As a member of a trade union, I think that sets a very dangerous precedent for what your labor representatives can penalize you for on your free time.

As a parent, here's my advice on how you explain that situation to your child: "The woman you saw on TV was watching a sporting event, and she was upset by the result, and she said words that aren't appropriate."

As a user of the English language, my recommendation is avoid using the word "sanction" in a thread title, as it leads people to believe there's something more serious/pernicious at stake than an observer of a sporting event cursing.
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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby Marlow » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:41 pm

EJStantonIntl wrote:using the word "sanction" in a thread title, as it leads people to believe there's something more serious/pernicious at stake than an observer of a sporting event cursing.

Sanction also means to give one's approval - maybe that's what jamboy meant! :wink:

Trivia: Sanction joins 'dust' (to wipe off dust or to add it (dust for prints)) and 'trim' (trim the tree - add things . . . or trim one's fingernails - remove part) as words that mean their opposites! :D
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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby DrJay » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:19 pm

Then there's the Eiger Sanction....
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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby DrJay » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:31 pm

EJStantonIntl wrote:As a parent, here's my advice on how you explain that situation to your child: "The woman you saw on TV was watching a sporting event, and she was upset by the result, and she said words that aren't appropriate."


As a parent, here's my advice: Watch "On Golden Pond " with your children.

Kathryn Hepburn: "Come on, Billy."
Billy (the young grandson): "Bullshit."
Kathryn Hepburn: "I beg your pardon. Does that mean you can't wait to get out there...
or that it's not your cup of tea?"
Billy: "It's bullshit, that's all."
Kathryn Hepburn: "I see. Well, come on, Norman. Let's get ready."
Henry Fonda: "You like that word, don't you? Bullshit."
Billy "Yeah."
Henry Fonda: (pauses) "It's a good word." (then turns and walks away)
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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby jamboy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:40 pm

Glad we had some fun with this topic.

Thanks to all who played along :D :D
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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby jamboy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:48 pm

That's a wrap folks.
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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby tm71 » Wed May 01, 2013 11:03 pm

how about sanctioning the poster for wasting our time !
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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby trackinblack2 » Thu May 02, 2013 4:35 am

Jamboy:

Danica Patrick dropped the "F-bomb" on National TV during the salute after the Boston Marathon attack. The head of the FCC said it was from the heart and excused it.
So give Carmelita a F**king break.
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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby jamboy » Thu May 02, 2013 8:01 am

Being ½ Jamaican and ½ American, I have been accused of not embracing my American side more often. Well, here we go. I love this video and it certainly brings out the other half in me.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKNIzzEeOkw
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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby Fortius19 » Thu May 02, 2013 9:24 am

You can't be 1/2 Jamacian and 1/2 American. Those words denote citizenship.

You are either one OR the other OR both. Dual citizenship (for both countries that allow it) would mean Jamacian AND American, NOT half and half.

Half and half referrences usually refer to ethnicity, not nationality.
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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby jamboy » Thu May 02, 2013 9:27 am

Fortius19 wrote:You can't be 1/2 Jamacian and 1/2 American. Those words denote citizenship.

You are either one OR the other OR both. Dual citizenship (for both countries that allow it) would mean Jamacian AND American, NOT half and half.

Half and half referrences usually refer to ethnicity, not nationality.


Thanks for clarifying it for those who misunderstood.
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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby Fortius19 » Thu May 02, 2013 10:14 am

jamboy wrote:Thanks for clarifying it for those who misunderstood.


:) Anytime! I really just wanted to be part of this awesome thread.
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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby toyracer » Thu May 02, 2013 10:25 am

mump boy wrote:Why are people even wasting their time to reply to this ??

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/wri ... Trolls.jpg


Is he a troll, or is he trolling?

I always thought that it was the latter... making this the more appropriate image http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... rawing.jpg

right or wrong?
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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby beebee » Thu May 02, 2013 10:49 am

The author of this utterly asinine and very revealing anti Carmelita Jeter fake ass controversy failed miserably and thus made himself a piñata to any fair-minded person who commented here. Mr. Jamboy truly wished to lure his fellow Jamaican commenters to pile on and verbally gangbang Ms. Jeter, whom he despises/fears.
Mr. Jamboy further added to his self originated troubles by insulting everyone's intellect claiming to be neutral and "liking Jeter" and being on the fence between Jamaica and the U.S. when none of his posts suggests that he roots equally for both Nations. Also, attempting to impose his world view on what constitutes inappropriate behavior probably pissed off those who believe in the First Amendment. Why would anyone who "likes Jeter" take the time to be so petty?

Face it Jamboy, you lost credibility on this one.
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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby CookyMonzta » Thu May 02, 2013 11:08 am

And with that, I think it may be getting time for GH to lock this one up.
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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby tgs3 » Thu May 02, 2013 1:42 pm

You guys know this forum has an ignore feature, right? I only see Jamboy's posts when you all quote them in yours...
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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby jamboy » Fri May 03, 2013 6:08 pm

beebee wrote:The author of this utterly asinine and very revealing anti Carmelita Jeter fake ass controversy failed miserably and thus made himself a piñata to any fair-minded person who commented here. Mr. Jamboy truly wished to lure his fellow Jamaican commenters to pile on and verbally gangbang Ms. Jeter, whom he despises/fears.
Mr. Jamboy further added to his self originated troubles by insulting everyone's intellect claiming to be neutral and "liking Jeter" and being on the fence between Jamaica and the U.S. when none of his posts suggests that he roots equally for both Nations. Also, attempting to impose his world view on what constitutes inappropriate behavior probably pissed off those who believe in the First Amendment. Why would anyone who "likes Jeter" take the time to be so petty?

Face it Jamboy, you lost credibility on this one.


I had no such intent. You obviously don't know me well.

I very much like Jeter and was hoping she was going to run at the Jamaica Invitational this year(as she has done and won the past three years).
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Re: Should Jeter be sanctioned by USA Track and Field

Postby aaronk » Fri May 03, 2013 6:30 pm

Derek Jeter is being sanctioned by USATF??

Since when does USATF sanction BASEBALL players??? :P
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