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    Jon N (will this be the last straw?)


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    Re: Jon N (will this be the last straw?)

    Let me preface this by saying I don't know any of the story surrounding this or any of the people involved.

    The first link didn't work but I read the PDF. It may not be worded in a way I would write it but the message isn't necessarily a bad one. This is the type of advice some young people need at times and may not have anyone else around willing to give it to them.


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    Re: Jon N (will this be the last straw?)

    Quote Originally Posted by JHudd View Post
    It may not be worded in a way I would write it but the message isn't necessarily a bad one.
    Agreed.


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    Re: Jon N (will this be the last straw?)

    I think the guy that runs that blog (replace the stars in the link to Jon's last name) just has an axe to grind. Whoever runs that thing doesn't appear to me to be someone that knows much about the schools.


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    Re: Jon N (will this be the last straw?)

    Yeah, good message, not the way I would have phrased that!



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    Re: Jon N (will this be the last straw?)

    I don't see anything wrong with that message either. Good examples. I was a freshman the same year as Robert Johnson, he lived 2 floors up. Had decent talent but ended up at Elsworth CC and never made it back to the big time.



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    Re: Jon N (will this be the last straw?)

    Or you could go to his forum site... IT IS HOPPIN!!


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    Re: Jon N (will this be the last straw?)

    After following all the news accounts about Jon, seeing him "perform" on the cable channel at the school board meetings and hearing all the bad things about him by people on this website, I didn't have much respect for the man. After reading this, I actually have some now. Seems to me he is giving this high school athlete some good advice. Maybe he could have toned down the example a little, but that has been Jon's problem all along, he doesn't work well with others.



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    Re: Jon N (will this be the last straw?)

    I don't disagree with what Jon was saying at all.


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    Re: Jon N (will this be the last straw?)

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I don't disagree with what Jon was saying at all.
    The message and the method are complete opposites IMO... and that means neither one gets across.

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    Re: Jon N (will this be the last straw?)

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I don't disagree with what Jon was saying at all.
    I don't either... but how he said it just another example of the shock and awe tactics of Jon N. Thinking that it is okay to talk about someone offering oral sex for money in an email to a high school student from a school board member is crazy.



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    Re: Jon N (will this be the last straw?)

    I agree, the message is correct, but the method he uses is not one that a school board member should use in replying to a student.


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    Re: Jon N (will this be the last straw?)

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    I don't either... but how he said it just another example of the shock and awe tactics of Jon N. Thinking that it is okay to talk about someone offering oral sex for money in an email to a high school student from a school board member is crazy.
    True, but I am sure it painted a picture in the kid's mind.



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    Re: Jon N (will this be the last straw?)

    A little taste of "Scared straight"-anyone 40 or older should remember that analogy.

    Sometimes you have to speak the language of the recipient of the message



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    Re: Jon N (will this be the last straw?)

    What was the context of the email? Is this written to a student protesting athletic elligibility due to bad grades? Other than the phrase about the bjs I didn't think the tone of the letter was out of line.


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