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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-21-10 08:49 PM
Response to Reply #60
63. Yup. It is
Edited on Sun Feb-21-10 08:50 PM by Stinky The Clown
The OP did not posit any absolutes. Just that winter sports, on the whole, require more financial resources than do summer sports. Exceptions abound.
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  -Can a poor kid medal in the Winter Games? Stinky The Clown  Feb-21-10 06:46 PM   #0 
  - Do the poor children live in Florida or Sweden?  Taitertots   Feb-21-10 06:50 PM   #1 
  - Lift tickets are not free anywhere  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 06:52 PM   #5 
  - not true. My son skied free through 8th grade through a program  cali   Feb-21-10 06:59 PM   #13 
  - your kids and my kids  handmade34   Feb-21-10 07:05 PM   #14 
  - Once a week skiing will never get a kid to the Olympic level.  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 07:08 PM   #19 
  - you claimed lift tickets aren't free anywhere, dearie  cali   Feb-21-10 10:16 PM   #81 
  - Do you play soccer in the winter?  Taitertots   Feb-21-10 07:09 PM   #20 
     - The question was about medalling, not participating in a sport.  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 07:12 PM   #22 
     - Check out how many great NHL'ers are from tiny communities  polly7   Feb-21-10 07:20 PM   #28 
        - No argument  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 07:28 PM   #30 
        - Believe it or not ......... there are 'scouts' that come out to our  polly7   Feb-21-10 07:36 PM   #33 
        - My niece played club/travel team soccer from the time she was 8 ......  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 07:48 PM   #36 
           - Yes, if the child has the talent and determination, here they'll  polly7   Feb-21-10 07:58 PM   #44 
        - You seem to ignore that many people live in climates which favor winter games  Taitertots   Feb-21-10 08:00 PM   #47 
           - I'm ignoring nothing  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 08:06 PM   #51 
              - Here is what you posted  Taitertots   Feb-21-10 08:42 PM   #58 
                 - Here's a hint:  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 08:48 PM   #62 
                    - Whatever, be a fickle little daisy all the way to ignore n/t  Taitertots   Feb-21-10 08:58 PM   #68 
                       - Hahaha  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 09:21 PM   #74 
        - But there are coaches and school programs for ice hockey in the north. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-21-10 09:20 PM   #72 
           - Actually, parents are most often the coaches here, until the kids  polly7   Feb-21-10 10:15 PM   #80 
              - I was referring to Northern US - such as Michigan. But I've seen the same in Toronto. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-22-10 04:08 PM   #93 
                 - Ice hockey programs through Toronto's school system???  polly7   Feb-22-10 09:56 PM   #105 
     - Anyone who wants to succeed in soccer will be playing year round  muriel_volestrangler   Feb-21-10 07:33 PM   #32 
        - Must take a lot of money to find indoor soccer in the winter n/t  Taitertots   Feb-21-10 07:55 PM   #41 
           - No, why would it?  muriel_volestrangler   Feb-21-10 08:11 PM   #52 
              - How many hours of practice to become world class?  Taitertots   Feb-21-10 08:51 PM   #64 
                 - Lots of practice, but you don't need an indoor pitch for practice  muriel_volestrangler   Feb-22-10 05:01 AM   #88 
  - Yep. Where I live, most of the public schools take the kids skiing  cali   Feb-21-10 06:57 PM   #12 
  - I think Hockey and maybe some of the skiing (like cross country)  dsc   Feb-21-10 06:50 PM   #2 
  - Hockey, not even close. Hockey is obscenely expensive.  Arctic Dave   Feb-21-10 06:52 PM   #6 
     - But there are youth leagues in some communities that make it accessible  fishwax   Feb-21-10 07:07 PM   #16 
     - Both are expensive. Hockey is more expensive up here because of ice time.  Arctic Dave   Feb-21-10 07:14 PM   #25 
     - but don't school in places like upstate New York, New England,  dsc   Feb-21-10 07:08 PM   #18 
     - They do but the cost of equipment is even more expensive then football.  Arctic Dave   Feb-21-10 07:13 PM   #24 
     - Yes. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-21-10 09:20 PM   #73 
  - Curling?  Arctic Dave   Feb-21-10 06:51 PM   #3 
  - Have you priced curling stones?  Tesha   Feb-21-10 07:06 PM   #15 
     - I was referring to going to a curling club. Much like a bowling alley.  Arctic Dave   Feb-21-10 07:10 PM   #21 
     - Ice time is insanely expensive  TransitJohn   Feb-21-10 07:13 PM   #23 
        - We have a curling club here so its not too bad for price.  Arctic Dave   Feb-21-10 07:16 PM   #27 
     - Yes, but each community provides these to be used by all.  polly7   Feb-21-10 07:15 PM   #26 
  - Nordic skiing is not all that expensive.  Blue_In_AK   Feb-21-10 06:52 PM   #4 
  - I didn't do any kind of skiing until I was in my 20s  EFerrari   Feb-21-10 10:38 PM   #87 
     - and my guess is you didn't grow up in a ski town  cali   Feb-22-10 05:38 AM   #90 
  - When my son played little league, and my daughters played ponytail,  panader0   Feb-21-10 06:54 PM   #7 
  - Yes.  cali   Feb-21-10 06:54 PM   #8 
  - don't forget Shaun White!  freeplessinseattle   Feb-21-10 08:02 PM   #48 
  - cross country skiing is not expensive  paulsby   Feb-21-10 06:55 PM   #9 
  - depends where you live  Retrograde   Feb-21-10 10:32 PM   #85 
  - Skating where I grew up cost 20.00 per family for the winter.  polly7   Feb-21-10 06:55 PM   #10 
  - To get the time and space to practice these moves is VERY expensive. I know  Captain Hilts   Feb-21-10 09:18 PM   #71 
     - Depends where you are, I guess.  polly7   Feb-21-10 10:08 PM   #79 
        - In Toronto it can be pricey. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-22-10 04:07 PM   #92 
  - Some winter sports are certainly expensive  muriel_volestrangler   Feb-21-10 06:56 PM   #11 
  - I grew up on public assistance  TransitJohn   Feb-21-10 07:08 PM   #17 
  - Ask Shani Davis  GoCubsGo   Feb-21-10 07:22 PM   #29 
  - Sure  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 07:30 PM   #31 
     - Go here:  MineralMan   Feb-21-10 07:42 PM   #35 
     - cute  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 07:50 PM   #37 
        - Because the answer was a black guy from a poor neighborhood  MineralMan   Feb-21-10 07:59 PM   #45 
           - When did this become about race?  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 08:22 PM   #56 
           - Did you miss my question?  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 10:26 PM   #84 
     - Why the attitude?  GoCubsGo   Feb-21-10 07:51 PM   #38 
        - Sure you did.  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 07:58 PM   #43 
           - Glad you agree. n/t  GoCubsGo   Feb-21-10 08:04 PM   #49 
              - I'm glad that you're glad  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 08:36 PM   #57 
  - I don't think Johnny Weir came from a wealthy family. I do think they seem to be  southernyankeebelle   Feb-21-10 07:38 PM   #34 
  - That was Tonya Harding ..... and she was decidedly poor  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 07:52 PM   #39 
  - At one point George Steinbrenner was sponsoring her,  begin_within   Feb-21-10 10:22 PM   #83 
  - Nancy Kerrigan was intolerable but nobody deserves to be busted in the knee like that  alphafemale   Feb-21-10 09:39 PM   #76 
  - Oh I get it ...Winter Olympics = Mostly White athletes (and as we all know) White = Rich  951-Riverside   Feb-21-10 07:53 PM   #40 
  - What's your problem?  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 07:57 PM   #42 
  - I've already said whats on my mind.  951-Riverside   Feb-21-10 08:12 PM   #53 
     - Actually, you *are* wrong. But please don't let that stop your flaring nostrils.  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 08:17 PM   #55 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-21-10 08:05 PM   #50 
  - i think short track  mrs_p   Feb-21-10 07:59 PM   #46 
  - Actually, now that I think about it ...... some of the hockey players  polly7   Feb-21-10 08:15 PM   #54 
  - i'm surprised you can make the statement that "there sure a lot of well off kids"  onenote   Feb-21-10 08:42 PM   #59 
  - Lots of things surprise people  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 08:52 PM   #65 
     - actually, you did make an absolute statement:  onenote   Feb-21-10 08:57 PM   #67 
        - "Give this round to onenote on points"  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 09:24 PM   #75 
  - Nearly all of the U.S. bobsled guys are from the military's  bullwinkle428   Feb-21-10 08:46 PM   #60 
  - Yup. It is  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 08:49 PM   #63 
  - Well, there are a lot of well off kids in the Summer Games, too, but generally speaking  fishwax   Feb-21-10 08:46 PM   #61 
  - The question we tossed around (before this post was made and alluded to in the OP) .....  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 08:56 PM   #66 
     - I see your point, and I think that still holds with what I said  fishwax   Feb-21-10 09:40 PM   #77 
        - Thanks for a civil discussion. You gave me things to think about.  Stinky The Clown   Feb-21-10 10:18 PM   #82 
  - Yes, they can, with a lot of effort  KingFlorez   Feb-21-10 08:58 PM   #69 
  - No, not much. Even ice hockey has more entry costs than most sports. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-21-10 09:18 PM   #70 
  - No, not in smaller communities it sure doesn't, it's very little and some  polly7   Feb-24-10 04:58 AM   #108 
  - Good post, Stinky  Ishoutandscream2   Feb-21-10 09:43 PM   #78 
  - Not really.  alarimer   Feb-21-10 10:34 PM   #86 
  - hannah kearney's dad is a carpenter. hannah teter's is on the town road crew  cali   Feb-22-10 05:25 AM   #89 
  - Yes  Obamanaut   Feb-22-10 06:07 AM   #91 
  - You make an excellent point  Cali_Democrat   Feb-22-10 04:18 PM   #94 
  - My family was really poor growing up.  distantearlywarning   Feb-22-10 04:30 PM   #95 
  - True, but I think we shouldn't let economics divide us. Let us just enjoy it for what it is. (nt)  Wardoc   Feb-22-10 04:33 PM   #96 
  - Skiing really isn't that expensive if you live near a ski area.  Xithras   Feb-22-10 04:39 PM   #97 
  - yep.  cali   Feb-22-10 04:47 PM   #98 
  - Well damn. While I was typing my reply you posted this. :)  DevonRex   Feb-22-10 04:54 PM   #100 
  - Addendum: Also, remember that the U.S. is a bit of an anomaly.  Xithras   Feb-22-10 05:11 PM   #104 
  - Sure, as long as they live near a ski resort. My kids saved for season passes.  DevonRex   Feb-22-10 04:50 PM   #99 
  - Can a poor kid become president? nt  Obamanaut   Feb-22-10 04:57 PM   #101 
  - I Think it Has to do with Wealth, Location and Social Crowds  fascisthunter   Feb-22-10 04:58 PM   #102 
  - Foolish...why do you think the skiers and skaters do so well now????  joeybee12   Feb-22-10 05:01 PM   #103 
  - Speed skating is cheap  tinrobot   Feb-22-10 10:00 PM   #106 
  - the main expense with snowboarding is the weed.  dysfunctional press   Feb-22-10 10:02 PM   #107 
 

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