Won't Somebody Please Think of the (Rich) Kids

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  1. allothersnsused

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    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazin...se-niche-sports-ivy-league-admissions/616474/

    Cliffs: Ultra rich parents are insane about their children's participation in niche sports like fencing, rowing, and squash.

    Selected particularly audacious quotes:

    I hope these kids find a way to make it through all the adversity they've faced.
     
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  2. TYdeFan05

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    RTR
     
  3. Bo Pelinis

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    Fucking white people
     
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  4. brolift

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    Wypeepoh
     
  5. Nandor the Relentless

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    As a former college athletics administrator, can confirm that the parents for niche sports are the worst. They have like some persecution complex where they seemingly think everyone is out to get them and actively demean and undermine the sport. Volleyball was by far the worst, and a whole lot of the coaches are just as bad if not worse.
     
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  6. 941Gator

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    As a former graphic designer for niche sports, can confirm that the parents for niche sports demand perfection.
     
  7. 941Gator

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  8. DaveGrohl

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    I know this part is sarcastic but I really do feel bad for these kids. Privileged? Sure. But having to live with these psychotic parents sounds pretty damaging.
     
  9. DaveGrohl

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  10. allothersnsused

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    I mean I agree, it's all on a spectrum. They're still better off than about everyone else in the world. But they'll probably never feel totally happy because nothing they do will ever feel like enough.
     
  11. Josey Wales

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    Before we start calling places armpits, let’s see how they vote.
     
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  12. TimJimothy

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    Nah bruh...here in KS we demand that you bring that lunch pail to work every single day and just keep getting a little bit better each and every day and win the dang day darnit!
     
  13. leroi

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    people from connecticut calling other places "armpits"
     
  14. beist

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    I was on the competitive squash circuit when I was younger. I was ok but not crazy good or anything. 4th place in the '97 Cincinnati Open was my peak. The prize was a cool animation cel of Gargamel from the Smurfs.

    Anyways, years later I came to find out that some of the guys I played against who weren't really that much better than I was got scholarships to Dartmouth and Cornell and those types of places. That always seemed weird to me.
     
  15. Hatfield

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    Yea....but they can never take 4th place in the ‘97 Cincinnati Open away from you.
     
  16. Bruce Wayne

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    Can't wait to hear about one of these kids in like 5 years getting off with a slap on the wrist after they get in a DUI wreck and kill a family
     
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  17. Houndster

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    Have you guys ever tried being rich? Not as easy as it looks
     
  18. Bo Pelinis

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    Sometimes you have to like, figure out what to do with several million in undeveloped land that was left to you by your family. That's a lot of work!
     
  19. Doc Louis

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    Looks great, run it over to Associate AD Shawn. We've found our cover for the 2020-21 handbook.
     
  20. Doc Louis

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    Or if they're the Duke lacrosse team?
     
  21. HoosDaMan

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    I read his book but didn’t know he had sports.
     
  22. jokewood

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    The Dartmouth varsity skiing, squash, rowing, sailing, lacrosse, and equestrian teams contribute to a student body that is as economically and racially diverse as any in the country.
     
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  23. ohhaithur

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    Ivy league schools don't offer athletic scholarships, they lied to you to try and undermine your Gargamel
     
  24. steamengine

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    As a former goer to school and sports player, I’d just like to say I’m appalled but not shocked by this behavior.
     
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  25. Nandor the Relentless

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    I know a guy at the last college I worked at that got a guy killed for forcing him to binge drink and all he got was community service and had the charges expunged from his record. Was an athlete but not a niche sport. Was never suspended even a day from school or the team.
     
  26. TrustyPatches

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    Ion fuck with squash
     
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  27. Butthead

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    Rowing seems like a good bet if you want your daughter to get school paid for. I knew a girl who had never rowed before in her life and had a rowing scholarship at oregon state like a week later
     
  28. Bruce Wayne

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    How much time did her parents serve in the admissions scandal?
     
  29. Butthead

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    They are farmers from Eastern Oregon so I don't think Aunt Becky would talk to them
     
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  30. Dump

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    meat judging is not a sport
     
  31. Boo MFer!

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    bertwing is a meat gazer if that counts.
     
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  32. Boo MFer!

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    I know someone who was an All American college volleyball player and is now a division I head volleyball coach, and she’s a lovely person.
     
  33. Doc Louis

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    I know someone who was also a college volleyball player and is now VP of corporate sales at a company valued over $1 billion. She was also on a team with someone who went on to coach high school volleyball back in her hometown. Both, not surprisingly, are great people.
     
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  34. Boo MFer!

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    Sick brag about knowing two people.
     
  35. Doc Louis

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    Not just two people. Two women. Like twice as many as some people who were athletic department administrators.
     
  36. Taques

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    something an inferior meat judging institution would surely say
     
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  37. Boo MFer!

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    What is #The Real Movement? Some kind of cult?
     
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  38. Taques

    Taques please dont put in the newspaper that i got mad
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  39. Boo MFer!

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    I hope it’s a cult of personality because you could use one lol.
     
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  41. Kylebw1

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    this is true on paper but not in reality. Friend of mine played bball at an Ivy and had a full ride through random scholarships. He was intelligent but not Ivy league intelligent
     
  42. Doc Louis

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    So the reality was he wasn't on athletic grant in aid?
     
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  43. Kylebw1

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    yes. Due to his athletic ability he was given non athletic scholarships seeing as on paper athletic scholarships do not exist. You’re being obtuse.
     
  44. Boo MFer!

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    That friend’s name? George H. W. Bush.
     
  45. Nandor the Relentless

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    I know binders full of women!
     
  46. Boo MFer!

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    I’d bet you’d be more likely to have blenders full of women, TBH.
     
  47. Taques

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  48. Doc Louis

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    They could barely tell an arm pot roast from a boneless arm pot roast!
     
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  49. Gunners

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    Water polo is quite fun.
     
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