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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-11 03:44 PM
Response to Reply #16
18. It shouldn't be limited to any team, but should instead be applied throughout
the student body.

That is why many schools go to a 'uniform' type dress code, so there will be no doubt as to what is expected.
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  -Teen kicked off basketball team for hairstyle marmar  Jan-07-11 02:06 PM   #0 
  - Jesus fucking christ - there are still some idiots out there fighting about HAIR!!!!!!!  T Wolf   Jan-07-11 02:18 PM   #1 
  - GET RID OF THOSE SIDEBURNS!!  Drale   Jan-07-11 02:27 PM   #2 
  - LOL! That's exactly what I thought of when I read the first sentence of this thread.  Very_Boring_Name   Jan-07-11 04:02 PM   #20 
  - "Torture the hairy ones. Smirk." - RepubliJeebus (R)  SpiralHawk   Jan-07-11 03:11 PM   #11 
  - What decade is this?  Puregonzo1188   Jan-07-11 02:28 PM   #3 
  - But on the other hand, this might be a good life lesson for the day when  Obamanaut   Jan-07-11 02:34 PM   #4 
  - Apples and oranges  sadbear   Jan-07-11 02:36 PM   #5 
  - "You cannot work for our company looking like a rag bag" is quite similar to  Obamanaut   Jan-07-11 02:58 PM   #6 
     - delete  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jan-07-11 03:00 PM   #7 
     - Long hair =/= rag bag. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jan-07-11 03:00 PM   #8 
     - Neither of my earlier posts mentions hair, merely grooming standards  Obamanaut   Jan-07-11 03:06 PM   #9 
        - OP is about long hair.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jan-07-11 03:09 PM   #10 
           - I'd rather consider in conflating grooming to conform to team rules with  Obamanaut   Jan-07-11 03:21 PM   #12 
           - It was? Link me to the word "long" please.  cherokeeprogressive   Jan-08-11 01:37 AM   #62 
              - ...  Fumesucker   Jan-08-11 07:26 AM   #70 
                 - Couldn't have been a spikey mohawk could it?  cherokeeprogressive   Jan-08-11 12:43 PM   #82 
                    - Which would still be long at least in places..  Fumesucker   Jan-08-11 03:29 PM   #83 
     - Except that students have rights.  immoderate   Jan-07-11 03:22 PM   #13 
     - why should that "lesson" be applied only to those playing basketball  onenote   Jan-07-11 03:40 PM   #16 
        - It shouldn't be limited to any team, but should instead be applied throughout  Obamanaut   Jan-07-11 03:44 PM   #18 
           - Everyone should learn to toe the line and do as they are told by their betters..  Fumesucker   Jan-07-11 04:30 PM   #25 
              - Most people have rules to follow. Traffic laws, taxes, limited nudity  Obamanaut   Jan-07-11 05:52 PM   #32 
              - The most important rules to follow are those that make the least sense..  Fumesucker   Jan-07-11 10:18 PM   #37 
              - What if we made up a rule that you had to crawl on your hands & knees to work everyday?  Xicano   Jan-08-11 12:12 PM   #77 
                 - Some people here think you should follow that rule, crawl to work on your hands & knees..  Fumesucker   Jan-08-11 03:50 PM   #87 
                    - I agree.  Xicano   Jan-08-11 05:06 PM   #88 
                    - +1  mrfrapp   Jan-08-11 06:40 PM   #91 
              - Basketball is optional  Rage for Order   Jan-08-11 12:28 PM   #79 
              - And that will REALLY help him as he goes for a scholarship! nt  IdaBriggs   Jan-08-11 03:37 PM   #85 
              - +1, and most people will miss your sarcasm, I'm sure. n/t  RayOfHope   Jan-09-11 07:49 AM   #94 
  - Name one job that does not allow shaggy hair on men  XemaSab   Jan-07-11 04:10 PM   #22 
  - Police and fire departments, for one.  FLAprogressive   Jan-07-11 05:07 PM   #27 
  - The President looks neat, pretty much all congresspeople look well-groomed,  Obamanaut   Jan-07-11 05:50 PM   #30 
  - ALL the jobs you just mentioned wear suits.  Occulus   Jan-07-11 10:46 PM   #44 
  - Our retail store doesn't.  Codeine   Jan-08-11 01:31 AM   #61 
  - You said "name one", and several have been named, and still you protest. nt  Obamanaut   Jan-08-11 06:30 AM   #68 
  - Yes it's a great life lesson in conformity for no reason..  walldude   Jan-07-11 04:21 PM   #23 
  - He's 14 years old  Hippo_Tron   Jan-07-11 05:26 PM   #28 
  - sounds like school was in the sixties  spanone   Jan-07-11 03:35 PM   #14 
  - Great.  blueamy66   Jan-07-11 03:38 PM   #15 
  - Who is wasting the taxpayer's money?  Fumesucker   Jan-07-11 03:42 PM   #17 
  - How freaking hard is it to get a hair cut?  blueamy66   Jan-07-11 07:20 PM   #34 
     - Why is it so freaking important that these kids have their hair at a particular length..  Fumesucker   Jan-07-11 10:17 PM   #36 
     - and let's not forget...  awoke_in_2003   Jan-08-11 12:38 AM   #55 
     - What's really scary  Pithlet   Jan-08-11 02:44 AM   #66 
     - But Pat Tillman  blueamy66   Jan-08-11 03:31 AM   #67 
        - Now you're slipping into self-parody..  Fumesucker   Jan-08-11 06:53 AM   #69 
           - No, I am still speaking about obeying rules.  blueamy66   Jan-08-11 10:44 AM   #74 
              - I understand you are hung up on rules for the sake of rules..  Fumesucker   Jan-08-11 03:34 PM   #84 
                 - We'll have to agree to disagree.  blueamy66   Jan-09-11 07:47 AM   #93 
     - Harder than it is to let the hair go long.  Occulus   Jan-07-11 10:39 PM   #42 
  - Actually the problem with society is  walldude   Jan-07-11 04:24 PM   #24 
  - VALID REASON: John Wooden had the exact same rule  taterguy   Jan-07-11 05:50 PM   #31 
  - One valid reason?  blueamy66   Jan-07-11 07:18 PM   #33 
  - What a sad worldview.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jan-07-11 07:46 PM   #35 
  - after reading that post...  awoke_in_2003   Jan-08-11 12:40 AM   #56 
  - "Cause it's a rule."  Occulus   Jan-07-11 10:37 PM   #40 
  - This is a sport. Because it's a rule is a valid reason.  Goblinmonger   Jan-07-11 10:56 PM   #48 
     - Is it a rule in this particular game?  Occulus   Jan-07-11 11:26 PM   #53 
     - But there's no rule in basketball about hair.  Pithlet   Jan-08-11 02:34 AM   #64 
  - The rules of the GAME are part of the sport. The coaches opinions  IdaBriggs   Jan-08-11 03:43 PM   #86 
  - +1000  Xicano   Jan-08-11 12:29 PM   #80 
  - See post #77  Xicano   Jan-08-11 12:28 PM   #78 
  - If Nobody Challenged Ridiculous and Unfair Rules, Women Still Wouldn't Be Allowed to Vote.  Xicano   Jan-08-11 12:31 PM   #81 
  - So what did the  kctim   Jan-07-11 03:59 PM   #19 
  - Judging by my experiences as a parent with concerns I took to the principal, board, superintendent..  Fumesucker   Jan-07-11 04:51 PM   #26 
  - I bet if he gets reinstated he will get tons of PT.  deaniac21   Jan-07-11 04:07 PM   #21 
  - She asked my why I'm just a hairy guy.  baldguy   Jan-07-11 05:41 PM   #29 
  - Hmmm... Basketball Team? Hair... Basketball Team? Hair... Basketball Team? Hair...  cherokeeprogressive   Jan-07-11 10:29 PM   #38 
  - And making hair style a requirement and forcing that choice is unnecessary.  Pithlet   Jan-08-11 02:28 AM   #63 
  - heh  shanti   Jan-07-11 10:33 PM   #39 
  - I wonder if it would be a problem if he was Samoan and playing football??  AsahinaKimi   Jan-07-11 10:38 PM   #41 
  - You DO realize that picture is from a hair products commercial, right?  cherokeeprogressive   Jan-07-11 10:46 PM   #45 
  - so does it mean the photo is faked? Photo shopped?  AsahinaKimi   Jan-07-11 11:04 PM   #49 
     - Faked. And yes, he does play football with long hair. I'm not sure though what Troy's hair has to  cherokeeprogressive   Jan-07-11 11:09 PM   #51 
        - Why should  AsahinaKimi   Jan-07-11 11:24 PM   #52 
        - Why should a player be forced to wear uniforms with colors he/she doesn't like?  cherokeeprogressive   Jan-08-11 12:46 AM   #58 
        - Again  AsahinaKimi   Jan-08-11 05:33 PM   #89 
        - This line from your post is quite accurate re professional sports:  Obamanaut   Jan-08-11 10:51 AM   #75 
           - See above...  AsahinaKimi   Jan-08-11 05:35 PM   #90 
        - individuality is very important to teenagers. nt  awoke_in_2003   Jan-08-11 12:47 AM   #59 
           - To most teenagers who choose to engage in team sports... not so much.  cherokeeprogressive   Jan-08-11 12:49 AM   #60 
  - "Troy, have you been using my shampoo"?  awoke_in_2003   Jan-08-11 12:46 AM   #57 
  - so the coach has rules. buck up and follow or dont play. nt  seabeyond   Jan-07-11 10:43 PM   #43 
  - Holy crap; we agree.  Goblinmonger   Jan-07-11 10:50 PM   #47 
     - lol. we probably both have teens who take sport seriously and see the building of team  seabeyond   Jan-07-11 11:07 PM   #50 
        - Everyone has to dye their hair blue and get a tattoo. It's for the team.  Pithlet   Jan-08-11 02:39 AM   #65 
           - well pithlet, if the coach is demanding a tattoo, then i would have a different answer.  seabeyond   Jan-08-11 09:18 AM   #71 
  - Sometimes it's about the team.  Goblinmonger   Jan-07-11 10:49 PM   #46 
  - I went to high school...  awoke_in_2003   Jan-08-11 12:27 AM   #54 
  - This is a public school, right?  Sabriel   Jan-08-11 09:50 AM   #72 
  - Actually that has happened  ProgressiveProfessor   Jan-08-11 10:59 AM   #76 
  - My basketball coach, he done kicked me off the team, for wearin' high-heel sneakers  KG   Jan-08-11 10:29 AM   #73 
  - Chinese mothers are superior  Brooklyns_Finest   Jan-08-11 06:48 PM   #92 

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