What bothers me about all of this is the hypocrisy and sexism by Colorado.
Prime Time - Deion Sanders - comes in as the new football coach and at his introductory press conference literally bragged about how he wanted to make things miserable for the players that were on the team - "We're going to make you quit." Now something like 80% of the players have been forced to leave. And he's praised.
Wetmore. meanwhile, didn't intentionally try to do anything harmful. Quite the opposite, he a walk on come on to the team, someone Sanders would have totally dismissed as not talented enough, and she has a bad experience and now she wants him fired? What about the 75 football guys who were booted off the team?
Could not agree more with rojo. When Prime and his Buffs start losing to some lower tier teams this coming season, and they surely will, I cannot wait to see the USCs and Utahs of the world licking their chops in anticipation.
U got a point Rojo. Certainly. But facts remains. And D. Sanders can afford to be hard, prolly has to cos competition in American football is so much tougher (i believe!) Compared to what running is. Maybe for every runner that wants to get on wetmores team there are 15-20 dudes that want to get on Sanders football team. Rite?
So it goes without saying that Sanders has the advantage. I have no doubt that wetmore would have done the same if he had loads of running talents to choose from. Just My thoughts! Keep up the good work.
And i just wanted to clarify, i did not intend it to sound nasty or in anyway derogatory when i said he will be gone soon. I just meant it as a simple fact of life (he is closer to the end than beginning) that the judges or executives (or whoever it is who decides) might have taken into account when wetmores case is being considered....maybe its cos English is my 2nd/3rd language i can sound unpolished at times...sry
Wetmore runs a top 5 running program, while Sanders operates at best, a top 50 football program. Much easier for Wetmore to get top recruits than Sanders.
Sanders basically got rid of all the former CU football players and replaced them with 'his guys', who in theory are better than former CU players, but on average not better than players at USC, UCLA, Utah, Oregon, not to mention Georgia, Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State. Will be interesting when Prime's losses pile up.
I see. Just shows how much i know about the American sport scene. In my imagination i thought American football was super huge over there (since u suck at real football - or Sucker as u say). And elite running was a minor sport that only very, very few chose (after being unsuccessful at baseball, American football, basketball n football)...
But maybe the running scene is much larger n vivid than i believe so...maybe being among the top 5 programs Beats top 50 football programs. U tell me.
LoL, there's no crossover between running and football, well some in track but the best football/track athletes often do both in college and 0 are distance runners. Ie Wetmore and Sanders are not recruiting the same kids.
On campus, football is much more popular than running, so even lesser ranked football players will get more recognition than runners. Going pro? Old CU averaged about 1 NFL player per season. Sanders regime may produce 3-5 per year. Wetmore has regularly developed pro runners and Olympic/WC medalists. Klecker, Hurta, Constein, Herrera, Coburn and Simpson among recent group.
The real answer? America is racist & sexist but women only want to scream that when they are the victim not the perpetrators.
We can tell thousands of black male athletes to loose weight publicly and point out their physical limitations, we can tell them they’re not good enough and until they get better cut off scholarship, aid, team resources, etc…
But holy smokes, DO NOT DO THAT TO A WHITE GIRL.
The mere MENTION of eating habits, body condition, or mental acuity that a woman needs to improve is immediately categorized as ABUSE.
But no problem doing this to a male Bball, football, soccer, baseball, player ESPECIALLY if they’re a minority.
Women want to be treated as equals… but damn if they won’t acknowledge what that actually looks like.
What aboutism is an argument style when you have no argument. D Sanders doesn't help your point. I don't know the best way to tell male XC runners to stay below 10% body fat. I don't know the best way to tell female XC runners to stay below 20% body fat. College XC coaches and sport psychologists quickly need to figure it out. Getting mad at D Sanders doesn't help your argument.
Agree with this 100%. White female privilege is a REAL thing--I see so many women get good jobs based on their gender (and not their quals) because of that...or they get preferential treatment in other ways professionally.
That happened to me at my mortgage role a few years ago--guy was being rude but I had to let it go. He made tons more $$ than I did. I later found out they let him go because he was drinking on the job...
It all comes around! Now I make good $, almost doubling my income from $38k and am at a much better job than the one before.