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After talking to a kind of insider br doctor who has lets say expanded the tiger family, I think we have a serious team baby/father syndrome , 1. Makes players want to leave early including simon Reid now wing 2. Ruins concentration and focus Hilliard he is dealing with school, football, and twins come on !!! Doctor told me of 15 more players but I cant name names, the ones I posted have already been outed. How do we slow this down ??? This is why all of our juinors are leaving money/newborn crunch , maybe condom machines in each room?? Football college and babies are tough mix
Sounds like they need some education on what can be done to prevent pregnancy. Problem is you have kids who aren't thinking about the consequences. Kids are a blessing, but end up being a burden to the unprepared.
so now you want to regulate when an adult can have a kid because it negatively affects your foosball team?...sigh. quite frankly, it's none of any our damn business even though you believe that your beloved football team is more important than adults having free will.
I've read a lot of dumb stuff on message boards, but this may take the cake. Dude I'm 22 and it seems like half the people I went to high school with ( graduated with 470 ) are either married or have a kid.
Dude, this is not a team problem. This is where we are as a society. Many years ago, it was an acceptable behavior to marry at 16 or 17 years of age. We look back at those times and feel like that's too young to start a family. Today, we have problems with tean age pregnancy, various diseases, and high divorce rates. Not saying I agree with any of this but it's not a problem that only LSU has. School's shouldn't be responsible for the decisions make regarding sex, etc. that's something that should be instilled in the kid prior to his/her arrival at college.
Lsujackett to each their own being from out of state but spending 4 years in br, I was amazed how people in la wanted to marry out of high school and start families instead of enjoying there youth getting educated becomming successful and then getting tied down and having kids, I feel sorry for your young friends with kids best time of my life was 18 to 28 lived in 12 cities and met girls around the country and world but of course ended up marrying a girl from lutcher la who I did not meet at lsu or la , met in atl anyway college should not be about parenting you have your whole life for that
u should be more worried about this team's affinity for drugs, not sex.
Drugs/alcohol equal bad decisions aka no condoms , but your right drugs are bad all over the sec Ga and bama are worse than us but not by much
why so amazed? With my high school sweetheart to this day.. we started living together right out of high school.. and 5 yrs later had a child.. (not planned) we had him at a pretty young age and right now we are in our early 30's and he's 6 yrs away from graduating.. he is our only child and we will be back to the days of 18-19 again together and wont even be 40.. We are soooo looking forward to those days again, although we love our son dearly of course.. lol.... So it kindof work both ways.. Some wait and are still raising kids in their 50's... I can say we wont be.. lol... (knock on wood)
This post was edited by bayoubengalfan4 16 months ago
Because you can do things single in your 20's that a married parent in his 30's wanting to be 20 again cant , im glad you seem very happy and in a healthy relationship but most people 70% who get married out of high school end up cheating and divorced (both men and woman) look just saying this does effect the scolarship they are given , Hilliard Simon and wing are all perfect examples of guys whos mind was not into football. I read recently a great quote from our old friend Landon Collins on twitter , I never see my gf if you play at bama fball is your life, heard he told Beckwith this and scared him away, reason why he did not host him on his visit
cjw80, who the eff made you superior to judge people that you nothing about other than what you get off of twitter, facebook, and third hand. we're not running a ussr gymnastics team, it's a college football program in the usa. the only obligation thes kids have to lsu is obeying the student code of conduct and the ncaa bylaws. these are adults and they don't have any obligation to capitulate to your moral compass just because you think they will be better players. sounds like you should be a byu fan.
you wouldn't give a shit about these kids if they were on the cross country team or non-athletes at lsu. as a guy that claims to be so worldly, it sounds like you have a very narrow minded view of the way the world should work. this whole thread is full of the most backwoods ramblings i've ever seen on an lsu board...i really thought only bama fans posted drivel like this.
You think just the guys are the problem. These girls see potential nfl players and have found a wayto get there slice. Beleive that some of these kids were a buisness decision. Sort of an investment for the female. Its sad but true. I think you would find that the majority of parents on the team ccoincidently coincides with the number of players who are nfl ready ( no one is beging to have mickey johnsons baby if you know what I mean)
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This is, by far, the stupidest thread I've ever read on 247!!! The basic premise was: "We need to do something to keep our FB players from fathering children and leaving early for the NFL!" Maybe they just need to be castratated! Sound odd? Did I punch the wrong button? Am I on The Rant?
Regardless, just want to say that my wife and I married when I was 20, in college. Had our children 2 and 4 years after we married, and I have been blessed to have had 45 years to spend with my son during a time when we could do things together. My father was in his 40's when I was born. it's a totally different type of relationship when you are young enough to really enjoy doing the things your son likes to do. He's still my best friend. Different strokes for different folks!!!!
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Wow I thought I had seen some stupid comments but this might be the worst post of all time. So let me get this straight because young adults are having SEX we have a problem? Yeah Les walking into a home telling a kid to come to LSU but don't have sex?? Yeah we will have recruits lined up. Don't even go there with condoms and crap as this has been an issue world wide not just at LSU. How bout we talk about these guys not being bad dads? Kid or no kid how you gonna tell a kid to pass up a MINIMUM of around $400k per year? How bout we have so many kids leave early because we have hat good of a program? I have my degree and make good money but I will never make as much in my whole career as some of these guys make in one contract. Even JC Copeland is looking at $400k per year, it would take me 5 years to make that.
Sounds like recruiting will be on track for years, and years.....
As a fan, I selfishly wish these kids would stay until their eligibility expires to help LSU win football games. But reality calls and I hope these guys succeed financially in their profession (football) to the extent that CDCNAM's libertarian life view becomes reality and financially supporting their children is "their own business" and not "ours".
Reid had his baby when he was still in high school so not much LSU could do about that.
Like someone else stated, this is more of a society factor than LSU factor. I think we sometimes forget that these Tigers are young men and in society it's become a lot more common for 18 year old to 21 year olds to father babies. Some are intended and some are not.
I don't think there is any doubt that it is tough for them to concentrate on football but if not concentrating as much on football is a by product of them being good fathers then I'll take the latter. There are plenty of others to back them up on the team but you only get one chance to be a father.
It's ignorant to make these blanket assumptions that you and I are going to be taking care of these babies in a few years unless the kids make it in professional football when you have no idea what these kids' financial or domestic situation is like.
Funny, that a conservative is implying that we should regulate when, who, and how many kids a person should have. Should people have apply to a have a child with a credit report and income verification in tow? I hate that 30% of my income is wasted by the fed/state/local gov't and I don't want to be paying for anyone else's kid as a result of their irresponsible behavior, but this kind of thinking completely spits in the face of the conservative party anti-big government ideology.
Which is why I said I hope that they are successful in their chosen careers (NFL) and any other career they may pursue. I made no assumptions one way or the other, although I do think Reid will have a financially successful professional football career and Simon and Wing have a better than decent shot at the same.
As far as whether someone should have financial records with them BEFORE having a child, I don't think that is practical. Of course, they do have to have their financial records with them AFTER they have a child IF applying for benefits.
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