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Seems to be a running theme in the BOL signee updates.
That's because the kids are too busy focused on training, their school work and having a bit of a social life. When do they have time for video games?
Lots of kids mix video games with their social lives NorthWest...
It's good to hear imo. Video games were cool--until I turned 11.
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Last video game I played I think was Tecmo Bowl or R.B. I. Baseball.....
Generation is too young to be in to video games like the adults. I still remember my Atari and Nintendo.
Saban is looking for kids who want more discipline and more out of their life than wasting it doing nothing while "playing" video games. He has said as much over and over. It's a character thing.
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Sounds nice but lets not get carried away. I assure you most of the teenagers he is recruiting play video games, and most of the current players on the team play them. It doesn't mean they have character issues, LOL. It's no worse than wasting time watching TV or a million other ways kids good off.
As just one example I know Gmac enjoys playing Madden and other games, I'm pretty sure he's not an undisciplined life waster.
It still is a time waster. That's not getting carried away: "it is what it is". I play 'em occasionally, and I used to be addicted to 'em. You know as well as I that Kids and adults get addicted to them. I'd rather have my recruits/players using that time to study, to work out, to do something productive. That's just the way it is.
I'd rather them play video games than be on the strip at 2am. Jmo of course.
lol...Good point ;)
Sure. People can get addicted to pretty much anything. No doubt it's a time waster. Where you are getting carried away is the notion that Saban is only recruiting these mythical teenagers who are super studious and disciplined, and wouldn't be caught dead wasting time on the Xbox. Let's keep it real, those kids are very rare.
They're HS kids they have lots of free time, Saban doesn't give 2 rips if they play Xbox or not as long as they are doing their school work and kicking ass in football.
I went to EMCC out in the middle of nowhere. I think temptation to mess up was worse there because we were bored all the time. We only had three options for entertaining ourselves (outside of studying and your occasional pranks). Jug fishing, video game tournaments, go to the pit (build a fire, back your cars in and drink till somebody got in a fight). Sad, but true. I miss jug fishing with the guys a lot. We hardly caught anything, but we always had the best time.
Edit: forgot to mention we played our fair share of poker and occasionally went to the local cemetery to scare the cheerleaders. It was surprisingly easy to lure them down there (G).
This post was edited by BamaFreak1978 2 years ago
Our athletic facility is set up with almost very type of gaming system and multiples of them at that. They even advertise it in the media guide. Recruits love it and play them a lot on their visits. Players play them all the time too. They are still kids. Would actually feel bad for them if they never had a brake from football/school. I don't go anymore because I've gotten older and don't play as much, but we have had football players show up for midnight releases of the NCAA game at the mall.
in a controlled environment, they can be a way of bonding and enhancing a "team", but if let run amok they can waste a person. Just as with anything, "too much of anything" is harmful. Period.
I still have my Atari, nintendo, super nintendo, nintendo 64, playstation 1,2,3, XBOX, and Wii
Luring them to the cemetery to scare them is a bad choice of activity to do with gullible cheerleaders IYAM
I completely agree, but with the demands they have of practice/video/meetings and the mandatory study hall, I wouldn't mind one bit if the spent the rest of their time on video games. A lot worse things you can do and get in trouble/arrested for.
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The same could be said about a recruit having a BOL subscription. Just sayin...
This post was edited by wegotmore 2 years ago
They were only pretending to be gullible.
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