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Old 12-11-2012, 06:31 PM   #16
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What rule? He ran at the last Olympics. I think it is awesome that he can un at the paraolympics. As far a trans-gendered athletes I really have no problem with female-born athletes competing "up" if they can hack it. As for the other way around that patently unfair to me.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:32 PM   #17
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What rule? He ran at the last Olympics. I think it is awesome that he can un at the paraolympics. As far a trans-gendered athletes I really have no problem with female-born athletes competing "up" if they can hack it. As for the other way around that patently unfair to me.
Fair enough. I can meet you half way on that.
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Topic just hits home to me because I know so many people who are transgendered and the world hasn't exactly understood or adapted to the idea that even though a man was born male, doesn't mean he is.

I understand your point though.
We have a responsibility to help society adapt and accept these people while changing the way our culture works to allow them to live and function on the same level. We don't have to change the fundamentals of the way we operate sports to account though. Part of the fabric of sports is that the participants begin on equal footing in terms of athletics. Gender matters, natural skills matter. Start messing around with that stuff and we're changing the basics of the games.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:44 PM   #22
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We have a responsibility to help society adapt and accept these people while changing the way our culture works to allow them to live and function on the same level. We don't have to change the fundamentals of the way we operate sports to account though. Part of the fabric of sports is that the participants begin on equal footing in terms of athletics. Gender matters, natural skills matter. Start messing around with that stuff and we're changing the basics of the games.
I see where you're coming from. I hope there's some way that things balance out in regards to the world of sports.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:07 PM   #24
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First of all, let me say that I loathe Polin and Czban. I'm sick and tired of them complaining about RGIII taking hits, and saying he should just be a drop back passer. They're morons and i'm glad they’re off the air. I cant stand listening to them. They’re comments were pretty insensitive and crude, and their suspension is deserved. That said…
Well the thing is they're right about that at least in the long run. The running aspects of RG3's game is simply being used to give him a chance to create something when he can't find a receiver. Make no mistake about it he's light years ahead of any rookie QB I've seen at reading coverage but at the end of the day he's still a rookie with a very basic understanding of reading and reacting to NFL defenses. With his running he's able to gain yards when most other rookie QB's would throw incomplete passes, ints, or get sacked.

Even RG3 has constantly said he is and wants to develop as a pocket passer and actually invoked a point I had been saying for years when arguing against guys like Vick. The ball travels a lot faster through the air then it does on the ground. Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees none of these guys run yet they allow their teams to dominate offensively. I don't mind the running now but eventually the running has to stop. Luckily RG3 seems to want to move in that direction as well and unlike Vick he's capable of doing it.

Sorry I know this is about TG athletes but the thought makes me more lightheaded then sex ed in 8th grade. "ALL RIGHT KIDS NOW THIS IS SYPHILIS!"
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Maybe it's because I'm an out of towner but I never got the appeal of Czban to start with. He always came off as a pompous a-hole who was never happy unless he was complaining about something.
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Czabe is horrible. And he and Knoche were beyond offensive "I think the proper term is 'it', she must be Russian (or something like that)"
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Where do you draw the line? If you're going to allow gender reassignment then why not genetically modified everything else. Get them synapses firing quick time, gene spliced athletes for all!
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Where do you draw the line? If you're going to allow gender reassignment then why not genetically modified everything else. Get them synapses firing quick time, gene spliced athletes for all!
Doesn't have anything to do with genetics. Physical and hormone changes only.
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Simply put, a woman will never ever professionally compete with a man on a physical level (without the intervention of some drugs). If they can, I'm all for them competing with men if they so choose to. However, I'm not in favor a woman-trapped-in-a-man's-body competing against women. It presents a unfair advantage. There are professionally gay athletes that compete against their own sex and that's how it should stay.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:25 PM   #30
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Simply put, a woman will never ever professionally compete with a man on a physical level (without the intervention of some drugs). If they can, I'm all for them competing with men if they so choose to. However, I'm not in favor a woman-trapped-in-a-man's-body competing against women. It presents a unfair advantage. There are professionally gay athletes that compete against their own sex and that's how it should stay.
Also not necessarily gay.

I know I'm being nitpicky, but gotta know the fundamentals of transgenders.
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