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Old 02-12-2006, 09:41 PM   #1
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Stuart Scott doesn't boo

Did anyone see this in ESPN magazine?
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Stuart, you recently said on Sportscenter that Fans shouldn't boo. If I have a bad day at work, my boss let's me know about it. If I pay to see a game and the players don't perform, why souldn't I let them know about it?

Yes, you have a bad day, your boss tells you - just like Larry Brown lets Stephon Marbury know when he's playing poorly. But what if your company's customers screamed obscenities at you too? Booing is classless. Not a single athlete out there isn't trying. A ticket gives you the right to be there, not to yell ugly things at people. That's my view.
Ok, first, he's is right that fans are customers, not bosses. However, I seriously doubt Stu has never complained when Biff forgets to put the second coat of wax on his Porsche.

Second, he's right that yelling truly ugly things at players is uncalled for. But seriously - booing? He's completely lost touch with reality if he thinks booing is classless. Fans are customers and they pay to see players perform. If a player can't do that, then the fans should let him know.

Third, there are LOTS (but by no means a majority) of atheletes who don't give it their all. For the kind of money they are making, they should be going full speed on every play. How many times do you see pro baseball players stop running halfway to first when they see the throw coming (or not run at all)?

Anyway, I didn't see his original statement on Sportscenter, so all I have to go on is the article.

EDIT: Shoot - this is probably in the wrong forum. Can somebody fix that?
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Old 02-13-2006, 03:27 AM   #2
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Re: Stuart Scott doesn't boo

This is sports. It isn't a desk job at some lame ass company in the midwest. I'll boo all I want and yell what I want. It comes with the territory. Deal with it, millionares.
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:43 AM   #3
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I agree with Stuart. Booing the home team and their players is classless. When I played sports in high school, I would have been very disappointed if my parents, family, or close friends booed my performance, even when I'd messed up. They were my truest fans. If I couldn't expect consistent support from them, where could I expect it? The fact of the matter is that cheering is a much better motivator than booing. Positive support can spur players on to do greater things much more effectively than booing ever will. This is why I'll take Gibbs over Parcell any day.

Booing the Refs on the other hand is completely appropriate, since I've never claimed to be their fan.

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Old 02-13-2006, 07:54 AM   #4
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Everyone is entitled to thier opinion, even if it's wrong.

Booing comes from fans being emotional. That emotion also causes them to yell, cheer, and but overpriced tickets and team gear. That emotion pays the ridiculous salaries athletes get paid and keeps sports reporters employed. Be careful what you ask for.
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:56 AM   #5
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I agree with Stuart. Booing the home team and their players is classless. When I played sports in high school, I would have been very disappointed if my parents, family, or close friends booed my performance, even when I'd messed up. They were my truest fans. If I couldn't expect consistent support from them, where could I expect it? The fact of the matter is that cheering is a much better motivator than booing. Positive support can spur players on to do greater things much more effectively than booing ever will. This is why I'll take Gibbs over Parcell any day.

Booing the Refs on the other hand is completely appropriate, since I've never claimed to be their fan.

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I am pretty sure (based on his references) that he was referring to pro athletes. Booing high school and collegiate athletes is an entirely separate question.
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:57 AM   #6
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Re: Stuart Scott doesn't boo

I wonder if Stuart Scott. proud UNC graduate, ever booed a Duke player in his four years there, or since. I know that because of his blatant favoritism, he was banned from doing Tarheel highlights for a time, so perhaps his high horse should sit a little lower.
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Old 02-13-2006, 09:09 AM   #7
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that guy's crazy... CRAZY FOR LOW PRICES!!!!!!11


anyways, yeah... if players aren't trying they should be boo'ed, cause they earned it.
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Old 02-13-2006, 01:48 PM   #8
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i feel as though paying ridiculous prices to enjoy a pro sporting event entitles me the right to boo some lazy millionaire athlete thats not giving 100 %.do you realize how many wanna be athletes there are in the world that would kill for the right to wear any pro sports teams uni?all i am asking as a fan is give the best youve got when its game time.thats why i have the utmost respect for someone like a iverson,who may be a knucklehead off the court,but brings his A game every night
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Yeah, no one yells at us at our job, but we don't play sports for a living. Its apples to oranges in my opinion. Booing has been a part of professional sports since there were professional sports. I'm pretty sure the roman coluseum had some booing going on...I wasn't there personally so don't quote me on that.

I'm not much on booing, but I think its just silly to say fans shouldn't boo. If they can't boo, are they not allowed to cheer if they are rooting for the visting team?

I knew a few no boo folks while growing up, but all of them only held the rule while at home and/or while watching with kids. At a live game everyone of them was fine with booing, they didn't join in, but they felt it was part of the live game.
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I'm not much on booing, but I think its just silly to say fans shouldn't boo. If they can't boo, are they not allowed to cheer if they are rooting for the visting team?
Haven't you heard? Cheering is bush league (Washington Post).
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I'm pretty sure the roman coluseum had some booing going on...I wasn't there personally so don't quote me on that.
I was and I did boo. I lost my bet on Maximus.
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BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-14-2006, 03:38 PM   #13
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After reading about Stu's No Boo Law, it's pretty ironic that his favorite inane expression is "BOO-yah!"
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