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Nah...it is pretty straight-forward: Eric Clapton was jealous of Hendrix, so he offed him to become the greatest guitarist in the world. Everyone knows that one...
(Obviously not true, but I have heard that rumor on several occasions...usually from very stoned guitarists.)
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Couldn't agree more. I always felt some people blamed CLK. Baxter needs to hit rock bottom I guess.
The last real rock concert I went to was to see Morrison and the Doors at the Long Beach Sports Arena. He was a mess. He was hoarse and pretty stoned. I really liked the Doors.
There is always hope....
Perrilloux earned a Super Bowl ring as the third-team quarterback for the New York Giants as an NFL rookie this past season.
"Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy." Virgil
I'm rooting for Dillon.
I think this is partly the case of too much hype and expectations put on a kid too early. People gush over 14, 15, 16 year old HS athletes and maybe they begin to believe the hype and stop working hard and just assume that their talent will get them by and not hard work.
Sad to see this happen. But, next year, there will be another high-profile kid that falls short. This is the world we are in now, with ESPN covering HS sports and sites like this that give constant attention to these kids (not that it is necessarily a bad thing, but some kids cannot truly stand the spot-light)....
He needs to find himself first, and then find a coach and system that fits his skill set
Just a little side story: at the Nike Coach of the Year Clinic hosted by USC a couple weeks ago, Strength and Conditioning coach Aaron Ausmus was giving a talk about the conditioning program installed at USC. He explained USC's system to create team wide competition in all aspects of practice including within the weight room and off-season practice.
Many of you know about the Survivor-style competitions that USC holds, but it also extends to areas of the program, including the weight room. Every single player is constantly ranked in performance and compared against one another, which translates to positive or negative points to their "Survivor" team. Individual scores are also tracked alongside the overall team scores. This way, players can see which of their fellow teammates are boosting their team and which are dragging them down. Coach Ausmus then said something very interesting. There were five players who had very low individual scores at the end of last season. All five of those players are no longer with the USC program and all had eligibility left. Coach Ausmus implied that these players essentially didn't want to work as hard as their fellow teammates and didn't want to compete, so they transferred. Given the topic of this thread, not too hard to guess who at least one of those five players was.
And Prater. Notoriously lazy
"There were five players who had very low individual scores at the end of last season."
Somewhat of a stretch to place Dillon in this group, since he didn't even make it to November with the team, much less the end of the season.
I don't think Dillon is a bad kid, I just think he has made some very immature decisions, like a lot of teenagers have. While I had no where near the athletic ability that he possesses, I was forced to give up the game that I loved due to similar bad decisions, and have regretted it ever since. At 19 years old, and with a 3 year old daughter, football was no longer an option. With the help of a very loving family friend, I was given an opportunity to turn my life around and enroll back into school. I realized this was my last chance, and along the way, discovered that I could succeed in an environment that I once thought was out of my league. I graduated 3 years later and have since made a nice living for myself and daughter, who will graduate from college next year.
I hope Dillon has at least one person in his life, like I had, that can help him become a man, with or without football.
That's one of the things that make this whole thing even more frustrating
He has PLENTY of people in his life who are good influences
Mother, father and two great step Parents who have done everything possible from what I have been told
i don't know about his kid situation, but he seems bright etc. i think he should try to get a good degree. transfer to berkley or something.
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
I think you're right to an extent and the system is out of control, but ultimately Dillon is responsible for his own mistakes and no one else. Pat Turner was a much bigger deal coming out HS than Baxter and someone who never really put it together until his senior season. But did he complain when he didn't play or blame others when he screwed up? Nope; he shut his mouth, worked harder, and eventually it all came together because he was patient.
Robert Woods came out of the same class with even higher expectations, but he worked his ass off to meet them and never expected anything to be handed to him. Dillon came in with a sense of entitlement because he put up giant numbers in high school; when it didn't happen, he refused to correct course and now it's cost him a scholarship at two schools.
I feel for him and like everyone else, I hope he eventually turns his life around. But at the end of the day, the system didn't fail Dillon; Dillon failed Dillon.
what is the deal with kids and condoms? how do so many of these college players have kids? when i was in high school, condom was mandatory. might be an aids thing. i was terrified in 1994. the kids these days seem to think that aids is a nonfactor
Condoms suck. They take away all of the feeling...
obviously. but, that was actually a benefit for me though when i was 19 if you catch my drift
Alcohol is the great equalizer during those early years!!
But yeah, using alcohol and not condoms as the equalizer has clearly cost a few of the recent players.
we young guns tend to convince ourselves that the pull out method works 100% of the time
I'm batting 1.000 so far!!
Two for two is not enough official at bats
That's the number of pinch hit at bats I have this season. Gotta help the homies when they're feeling overmatched.
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