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    Re: Some of these pro athletes say some of the dumbest things.

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    Agreed on both counts. That said, an athlete or celebrity that's not an expert (or at least well-versed) in a particular field should keep their opinions to themselves when asked, imo. Just as those listening should roll their eyes, as I do, when an actor or ball player attempts to share their 'wisdom' about most anything not relating to acting or sports.
    None of us here are experts to the point that the players/coaches are but yet we plaster our opinions on the topic all over this very public message board for the whole world to see.
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    Re: Some of these pro athletes say some of the dumbest things.

    Quote Originally Posted by WMack4Bama View Post
    None of us here are experts to the point that the players/coaches are but yet we plaster our opinions on the topic all over this very public message board for the whole world to see.
    We're also not in a position where we knowingly affect the way people perceive things.

    Heck, most here don't even use our real names...
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    Re: Some of these pro athletes say some of the dumbest things.

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    We're also not in a position where we knowingly affect the way people perceive things.

    Heck, most here don't even use our real names...
    That goes back to my first point, though. Why do they have influence over our thoughts?

    I don't drink Colt 45 because Billy Dee says so (I honestly don't drink it at all, but if I did....). I'd do it because I (on my own volition) want bubble guts and a migraine.
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    Re: Some of these pro athletes say some of the dumbest things.

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonForce View Post
    Makes it worse because Kyrie went to Duke. Bet they're proud..
    Obviously got a quality education during his 11 game career in Durham.
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    Re: Some of these pro athletes say some of the dumbest things.

    Quote Originally Posted by WMack4Bama View Post
    That goes back to my first point, though. Why do they have influence over our thoughts?

    I don't drink Colt 45 because Billy Dee says so (I honestly don't drink it at all, but if I did....). I'd do it because I (on my own volition) want bubble guts and a migraine.
    Of course, I'm not suggesting otherwise - I said so in my first post.

    But a celebrity or athlete knows they have influence over others - maybe not you or me, but over some - so sharing any stupid thought that flows through their head about things which they are ignorant is irresponsible.

    I'm not suggesting they be censored, just wish they'd be more reserved.

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    Re: Some of these pro athletes say some of the dumbest things.

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    Of course, I'm not suggesting otherwise - I said so in my first post.

    But a celebrity or athlete knows they have influence over others - maybe not you or me, but over some - so sharing any stupid thought that flows through their head about things which they are ignorant is irresponsible.

    I'm not suggesting they be censored, just wish they'd be more reserved.

    It takes two to tango.
    They have a huge impression on kids (grade school through college) who during this time in their lives are VERY impressionable. Then add to that a lot of kids looking up to them do not have a parental presence in their lives. I'm not saying these celebs/pro athletes are responsible for how these kids turnout. But they have some level of social responsibility to them.

    Just as the adults in the general population (like you and me) have some degree of social responsibility to act and speak in a way to set a good example for the younger generation. Is it a responsibility I necessarily want? No. But unfortunately I don't have a choice in the matter. How I act and speak matters and has consequences in other peoples' lives.
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    Re: Some of these pro athletes say some of the dumbest things.

    I heard that yesterday.
    That got me thinking, is it possible to look at the lunar surface and find evidence of the Apollo landings? I know the LLM was small, but maybe the tracks from the lunar rover?
    Forbes answered my question. Not earth-based, but the Lunar Reconnaissance Observer has photographed Apollo 12, 14 and 17.

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    I do not know why a celebrity cannot just say, "I do not know. Not my area."

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    Re: Some of these pro athletes say some of the dumbest things.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tidewater View Post
    That got me thinking, is it possible to look at the lunar surface and find evidence of the Apollo landings? I know the LLM was small, but maybe the tracks from the lunar rover?
    With a scope no.

    We left mirrors up there though. The Lunar Laser Range Experiment. He has resources the average Joe doesn't. If he really wants to test it, he can afford the necessary equipment to bounce lasers off of those mirrors and detect the reflected photons, as well as hire an astronomer to help set things up and consult.
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    Re: Some of these pro athletes say some of the dumbest things.

    Quote Originally Posted by AUDub View Post
    With a scope no.

    We left mirrors up there though. The Lunar Laser Range Experiment. He has resources the average Joe doesn't. If he really wants to test it, he can afford the necessary equipment to bounce lasers off of those mirrors and detect the reflected photons, as well as hire an astronomer to help set things up and consult.
    That would be a cool job: "Astronomer for Hire."

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    Re: Some of these pro athletes say some of the dumbest things.

    Until he passed, Billy Neighbors and I were close. Sometimes, he'd give me an opinion, but sometimes, even about football, he'd say "Earle, I was an offensive lineman. All I knew was what was three yards in front of me"...
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    Re: Some of these pro athletes say some of the dumbest things.

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Until he passed, Billy Neighbors and I were close. Sometimes, he'd give me an opinion, but sometimes, even about football, he'd say "Earle, I was an offensive lineman. All I knew was what was three yards in front of me"...
    God rest his soul. I played football with his son, Wes.

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    Re: Some of these pro athletes say some of the dumbest things.

    I have absolutely no idea why fans say "Just shut up and play ball". Just look at what they'd be missing out on.
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