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Re: The Mad, Mad World of Niche Sports Among Ivy League–Obsessed Parents
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 10:08:21 AM »
This quote from the article is a pretty good encapsultation of youth sports today (especially club/travel teams) IMO: 

"She and her husband feel hoodwinked by the directors of her son’s club-lacrosse program, which happily stoked her fantasies while stockpiling her money: $10,000 a year for 11 years. “They were talking Notre Dame for him,” she said. “Our eyes were glistening … We went to 16 showcases last year. I can’t believe the money we spent to see our son rejected 16 times.”

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Re: The Mad, Mad World of Niche Sports Among Ivy League–Obsessed Parents
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2020, 08:11:56 AM »
beyond depressing

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Re: The Mad, Mad World of Niche Sports Among Ivy League–Obsessed Parents
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2020, 06:17:27 AM »
Sounds pretty nitpicky.  To protect their identity they said they had a third kid and complaints about the neck injury not being that severee.  The massacre line is wrong as that didnt reference the injury but instead reference the whole failed weekend of competitions.

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Re: The Mad, Mad World of Niche Sports Among Ivy League–Obsessed Parents
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2020, 12:37:59 PM »
The Atlantic is hack....

Atlantic ‘Editor’s Note’ Adds New Layers To The Magazine’s Unethical Journalism Standard


In crafting false narratives and failing to do its due diligence, The Atlantic has created a new standard for readers: Just wait for the Editor's Note.

The article, titled “The Mad, Mad World of Niche Sports Among Ivy League–Obsessed Parents,” which is set to appear in the November issue of the print magazine, purports to explore the unhealthy dynamic of parents who push their children into niche sports accompanied by absurd athletic regimens in order to secure elite educational opportunities through scholarships and status. The problem is that not everyone in the story was exactly who he or she claimed to be. This shouldn’t have been too surprising for The Atlantic to learn, for the author of the piece has a record of journalistic malfeasance.

This latest display of failure at The Atlantic follows a long train of journalistic abuses. In September, thanks to anonymous sourcing, confirmation bias, and the media echo chamber, The Atlantic ran a hit piece on President Trump alleging that he made disparaging comments about America’s war dead and canceled a trip to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery because of his indifference toward the fallen heroes. That story was debunked.

https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/01/atlantic-editors-note-adds-new-layers-to-the-magazines-unethical-journalism-standard/

 

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