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LightsOut
01-22-2007, 04:34 AM
anybody else tired of these terms being used all the time in sports? when did it become some popular to say this?

bullseyeguy
01-22-2007, 06:33 AM
It started being used alot when athletes started exhibiting a lack of class...

MikeO
01-22-2007, 10:36 AM
No. I don't think they are used enough

djfresh47
01-22-2007, 05:08 PM
Way overused. Along with "he plays the game the right way." One guy is "just having fun," while another player does the same thing and he has no class? Tomlinson calls out the Patriots yet forgets that two 1st rd picks from last year were caught juicing? Merriman can do his dance yet when another team does it in return it's not alright?

FinsGirlie
01-22-2007, 06:06 PM
anybody else tired of these terms being used all the time in sports? when did it become some popular to say this?

not at all...i think they apply quite frequently also

wayne h = classy
saban = classless rodent

see :D

Fresh
01-22-2007, 08:34 PM
It's almost as overused as the term "thug" whenever a black player acts up.

LightsOut
01-22-2007, 09:03 PM
tomlinson doesn't always hand the ball to the ref. sometimes he puts his left hand behind his head and flips the ball with his right hand. does he become "classless" when he does this?

what the hell does a TD celebration or smack talk have to do with how good of a person someone is?

dreday
01-22-2007, 09:20 PM
Yea because "fans" are all such "classy" people.They need to see classy players or else.

djfresh47
01-23-2007, 12:13 AM
Yea because "fans" are all such "classy" people.They need to see classy players or else.


I've been to games all over and have seen fans drink themselves stupid and pass out with there kids with them. Athletes are held to a higher moral standard because they're in the spotlight. The only thing more overused than those terms is the idea that many members of the media paint many athletes in sports as coming from "broken homes." We only hear the negative stuff about atletes and they screw up once we hear more about that than anything positive they ever do. On the flip side i'm sure many athletes connect with an organization while doing nothing just to gain good publicity.

MikeO
01-23-2007, 12:37 AM
tomlinson doesn't always hand the ball to the ref. sometimes he puts his left hand behind his head and flips the ball with his right hand. does he become "classless" when he does this?

what the hell does a TD celebration or smack talk have to do with how good of a person someone is?

LT when they play the Raiders wears a T-Shirt all week leading upto the game that says ""RAIDERS SUCK""

LT has no class., he has everyone fooled. Im glad NE rubbed it in his face

bullseyeguy
01-23-2007, 12:43 AM
LT when they play the Raiders wears a T-Shirt all week leading upto the game that says ""RAIDERS SUCK""

LT has no class., he has everyone fooled. Im glad NE rubbed it in his faceDoes that mean Jason Taylor has no class, we all know what he thinks about the Jets and their fans....

djfresh47
01-24-2007, 01:53 AM
LT when they play the Raiders wears a T-Shirt all week leading upto the game that says ""RAIDERS SUCK""

LT has no class., he has everyone fooled. Im glad NE rubbed it in his face


Who has class? The most dominant athlete many people will see in their lifetime is Michael Jordan. Was he a class-act because of gambling or punching Steve Kerr? Athletes are as competitive as it gets and why shouldn't they want to win? I don't care what any athlete does off the field because i'm not a fan of how good a guy is; i'm a fan of their athletic ability. Perhaps the best coach in professional sports Bill Belicheck seems like an awful guy by how he reacts to the media, though he kinda gets a free pass because he's such a great coach.

MikeO
01-24-2007, 02:44 AM
Who has class? The most dominant athlete many people will see in their lifetime is Michael Jordan. Was he a class-act because of gambling or punching Steve Kerr? Athletes are as competitive as it gets and why shouldn't they want to win? I don't care what any athlete does off the field because i'm not a fan of how good a guy is; i'm a fan of their athletic ability. Perhaps the best coach in professional sports Bill Belicheck seems like an awful guy by how he reacts to the media, though he kinda gets a free pass because he's such a great coach.

There are guys with class. Not enough of them though.

Tom Brady is just one example.

FinsGirlie
01-24-2007, 11:43 AM
Does that mean Jason Taylor has no class, we all know what he thinks about the Jets and their fans....

doesn't matter what he THINKS....you know when LT sent him that little 'watch me in the superbowl from your couch' present? well, he obviously caught a big case of 'foot-in-mouth' disease and jt had the perfect opportunity to say something or do something in the media eye to get back at him. But he didn't. JT is FULL of class! There's a difference between thinking something and doing something immature and classless.

Rocky Raccoon
01-24-2007, 11:50 AM
There are guys with class. Not enough of them though.

Tom Brady is just one example.

the same guy who basically bashed our team in the media after we beat them in December?

MikeO
01-24-2007, 12:30 PM
the same guy who basically bashed our team in the media after we beat them in December?

Was he bashing our team or just being correct?

Amars
01-24-2007, 01:28 PM
There only a few example of class and a few example of classless. Then there is everyone else IMO. LT falls under everyone else.

djfresh47
01-24-2007, 01:53 PM
doesn't matter what he THINKS....you know when LT sent him that little 'watch me in the superbowl from your couch' present? well, he obviously caught a big case of 'foot-in-mouth' disease and jt had the perfect opportunity to say something or do something in the media eye to get back at him. But he didn't. JT is FULL of class! There's a difference between thinking something and doing something immature and classless.


That was Merriman.