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Ethicsdaily.com on Holy Ground of Athletics

Postby Stephen Fox » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:06 am

http://www.ethicsdaily.com/baptist-coll ... -cms-19518

One of my best days last year was at Homecoming at Furman where I took great delight in the company of a former HS coach who coached a Methodist Minister's Son and the Son at one time chaired the Wofford Trustees.

On the Other Hand Vaughn has a historical point, especially when it comes to the Gezork Affair At Furman in the late 30's.
And Wayne Flynt's Keeping the Faith is now a matter of the Public record, as is William Thornton's devotion to Vince Dooley, a known Catholic :wink: , and the Georgia Bulldogs.
And a student at U Bama recently told me of Nick Saban's presentation on character and Values to honors students in Tuscaloosa.
And of Course There is the Blind Side.

Vaughn is weighing in. I hope to hear what James Dunn thinks soon
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And here in Bama is this

Postby Stephen Fox » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:08 am

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/04/bob ... _time.html

Alfa and Lowder; or Cynthia Tucker --her mom good friends of Harper Lee-- and Flynt
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"Midget, Broom; Helluva campaign". Political consultant, "Oh, Brother..."


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Re: Ethicsdaily.com on Holy Ground of Athletics

Postby Ed Pettibone » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:56 am

Stephen Fox wrote:http://www.ethicsdaily.com/baptist-colleges-spend-millions-on-sports-cms-19518

One of my best days last year was at Homecoming at Furman where I took great delight in the company of a former HS coach who coached a Methodist Minister's Son and the Son at one time chaired the Wofford Trustees.

On the Other Hand Vaughn has a historical point, especially when it comes to the Gezork Affair At Furman in the late 30's.
And Wayne Flynt's Keeping the Faith is now a matter of the Public record, as is William Thornton's devotion to Vince Dooley, a known Catholic :wink: , and the Georgia Bulldogs.
And a student at U Bama recently told me of Nick Saban's presentation on character and Values to honors students in Tuscaloosa.
And of Course There is the Blind Side.

Vaughn is weighing in. I hope to hear what James Dunn thinks soon



ED: This story is one of those that makes me sometimes wonder, don't those folk a Ethics Daily have any thing better to do. Vaughn, I believe should acknowledge that there is at least one other side of the issue. How much does student athletics bring into each of the schools he mentions. That is a lot harder to measure I know. But how ethical is it to write a piece that so strongly suggest that money is being wasted with out acknowledgement of the old adage "you have to spend money to make money". I will add that I believe the overarching ethical question is how honest is it to call today's collegiate athletic endeavor, amateur sports. And of course there is the question of how Baptist are most of our "Baptist" institutions? And even more, how cost effective is a college education for the typical student?

Yea, I know that "now I have quit preaching and gone to meddling". :brick:
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