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No, it's a mother thing.
I was living happy on Long Island, killing it in my job when the wife said she wanted to move back to NJ to be near her parents.
Sucks to be me. That drive everyday from NJ to LI almost killed me. So changed jobs and now work in Manhattan.
You do what ya gotta do.
The power of the mother is an interesting phenomena
The War of Northern Aggression kicked their ass and they still haven't gotten over it. No need to over think the issue.
I'm talking about a four year college commitment...those mama's won't even let go for that short period of time. The South is like a foreign country to us.
Sure, like my daughter in Tennessee...she wants to come back home after 8 years in the South, and she has made it very clear to her husband she wants to come back home to family. His attachment to TN is not so strong, even though he was born and raised there.
"Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy." Virgil
I guess it's a good thing my mom gave me to my dad when I was 4. I didn't have to deal with all that drama growing up.
Although, now, I deal with the mother-in-law drama.
I read somewhere that for anything to be binding in the eyes of the NCAA they have to be 21.
I really see no difference
4 years. 4 months. 4 days.
Some mothers just can't let go....regardless of background.
It is what it is...
today my upvotes go in this thread
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Mother migrated from Suriname...I'm sure Cali is a foreign concept to her
Freedom through Vigilance
Both IMO it ultimately wasn't his choice.to attend FSU Free Shoes Univ.IF His career doesn't pan out he will always resent his mother for pushing him into an situation he wanted nothing to do with.
This post was edited by trojanfolife 14 months ago
No Excuses,'' 11 x National Campions anyday,anytime ,anywhere.
That's the fascinating part isn't it?
I mean the fact that you can walk out of high school (at age 18) right on down to your local recruiting office and join the Marines without any form of parental consent You could sign up for a four year enlistment and (depending on your MOS) be in Afghanistan in a year or so.
So the NCAA is not dealing in the realities of modern society. The probably think that the 18 yr. old still does have the franchise to vote. Hello, stooges, that happened July 1, 1973! Someday, some mama is going to assert her authority enough times to drive her son to the open arms of the recruiting officers. Hell, I'm sure that has already happened countless times!
This post was edited by draig 14 months ago
Here’s to you, mom
It’s HIS future, NOT yours, mama! It’s his athleticism, NOT yours, mama!
AAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!! THIS SUUUUUUUUUCKS!!!!
Did the coaches ever have an in-home visit with Matthew and his mom?
He should have talked with his mom earlier, then talked with the coaches about it, and maybe they would have been able to either talk with his mom, or tell him to wait to sign his LOI till they could convince her.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by jpq21 14 months ago
The strangest part of all is that letter is the last bit of influence you have.
Once signed you have no access to your kids accounts, info, grades
medical etc... without their permission. It ends with the sig.
This kind of stuff happens early on. Parents live vicariously through their kids despite the wishes of their kids. I was put in this situation 50 years ago but the circumstances were kind of similar. I regretted not going with my own instincts at the time. I eventually made it back to USC.
F*ckin selfish parents.
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