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Subject: Re: Cornel freshman QB Jameson Wang article.


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Boston Lion
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Date Posted: 13:39:34 11/12/21 Fri
In reply to: Sprint66 's message, "Cornel freshman QB Jameson Wang article." on 09:15:15 11/12/21 Fri

Yes, a nice article. And yet another object lesson in how Adversity University is the best university in the world, period.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Cornel freshman QB Jameson Wang article.


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Travis
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Date Posted: 14:08:10 11/12/21 Fri

I really liked reading this article. Thanks for posting and I'll be watching and rooting for young Mr. Wang over the next three seasons.

But I wish The Sun had not made his race the central theme of the article. Obviously, there are not a lot of Asian American Division I football players. So sure, he's a novelty.

But Boston Lion's post is a good one. Adversity teaches lessons that few other experiences can. To that end, I'd say the one who endured and learned from adversity is Jameson's father, who was immigrant in the family tree.

Jameson himself attended Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, one of the best and most exclusive prep schools in the country, where he started on the varsity team as a 15-year old freshman. I can't in good conscience call his experience that of facing adversity.

Sure, maybe a couple of opponents or fans cracked a terrible, racist joke a time or two. If that's the worst thing to ever happen to Jameson, his life will be blessed.

I'm not trying to confrontational here, just trying to distinguish between a father who emigrates from China to Taiwan and then the US, where he threw himself into American culture and seems to have done well, versus the first American born generation which attends Harvard-Westlake and flourishes as the star quarterback, then moves on to the Air Force Academy and eventually the Ivy League.

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Go Green
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Date Posted: 15:44:30 11/12/21 Fri


I certainly appreciate your perspective.

I will be curious, however, to see what you have to say when Penn's Aaron Jones starts producing on the field and some articles get written about him.

:)

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Travis
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Date Posted: 15:56:00 11/12/21 Fri

You'll have to excuse me. I am not familiar with Aaron Jones' story. Is he related to the Packers' running back Aaron Jones? I am assuming that the Packer is not old enough to have a child in college.

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Smdeagles10
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Date Posted: 16:06:26 11/12/21 Fri

Aaron Jones is a freshman running back UPENN signed. Was all state in Maryland and had a bunch of offers. He was committed to Towson and we were able to steal him at the end. Big time get for us. Aaron was born deaf. Has a wonderful story. I was expecting him to step right into the rotation but didn't happen for whatever reason. In hindsight we should have played him.....but that's another story for another post. Anyhow he will tear up the league once he gets on the field. Google him...will be a tremendous success story for the league.

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Travis
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Date Posted: 16:34:23 11/12/21 Fri

Wow, fantastic.

Of all the many many inspiring stories among athletes, I find the ones involving personal physical handicaps the most moving. Athletes like Jim Abbott and Shaquem Griffin. Penn's Aaron Jones would fall into the same category. You can only imagine the ridicule that Abbott, Griffin and Jones faced as young athletes in elementary and middle school. Children of that age can be almost sadistically cruel to fully abled kids, let alone those with obvious handicaps. Talk about Adversity University. The handicapped kids enrolled in first grade.

I am quite confident that Jameson Wang faced some, perhaps a lot of, taunting in elementary school, especially if his family was still in Western New York prior to moving to Southern California. But Go Green, surely you are not equating Wang's challenges to those faced by Abbott, Griffin and Jones. That's what you seem to be implying.

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Cornel freshman QB Jameson Wang article.


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Cam
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Date Posted: 17:20:34 11/12/21 Fri

From your tone it sure seems like you were trying to imply Jameson Wang did not have to deal with a lot just because he went to Harvard-Westlake. Seems to be a pattern of yours in your other posts trying to subtlety disrespect or disregard team or individual accomplishments.

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Travis
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Date Posted: 17:46:00 11/12/21 Fri

I am deeply flattered that you read my posts with such a discerning literary eye. I had professors who did not review my work so carefully.

I think you're wrong, but then, I thought that some of them were wrong, too.

How do you feel about my sentence construction?

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