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Old 08-25-17, 11:44 PM
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Should this athlete be in our high school HOF?

Here's a question that came up tonight among my high school buddies. There's a guy from our high school who, despite winning a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics, is ineligible for our high school hall of fame because he didn't star in at least two sports while in school. He was a state runner-up in track but average at best in basketball and football. I won't say my opinion, yet, but the question raised by one of my schoolmates who went to Michigan was whether Tom Brady should be in Michigan's hall of fame. Posing this question in the two forums I regularly check (boys soccer and hoops).
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Old 08-26-17, 08:25 AM
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Change the rules, then perhaps yes if he then meets the nominating committee's standards. Be ready for the repercussions of the rule change. If the community is okay with those, what's stopping them? Seems a pretty stupid rule anyhow.
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Old 08-26-17, 05:34 PM
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Two sport minimum? That seems to be a strange rule for school athletic HOF eligibility. That would likely leave out the best and most accomplished athletes in school history.

I can't imagine Kettering Alter, my alma mater, leaving out athletes like Jim Paxson, just because he only played basketball. Paxson didn't even play two sports, let alone "star" in two.
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Old 08-27-17, 04:08 AM
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I think an Olympic medal trumps everything.
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Old 08-27-17, 04:31 AM
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Change the rules, then perhaps yes if he then meets the nominating committee's standards. Be ready for the repercussions of the rule change. If the community is okay with those, what's stopping them? Seems a pretty stupid rule anyhow.
All I'll say about this is that you are dealing with a high school in California and their rules.
Wikipedia says he was inducted into the San Mateo hall of fame in 2003. He had been drafted to play baseball, but was intent on a football career and went to tsun.
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Old 08-27-17, 08:02 AM
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Here's a question that came up tonight among my high school buddies. There's a guy from our high school who, despite winning a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics, is ineligible for our high school hall of fame because he didn't star in at least two sports while in school. He was a state runner-up in track but average at best in basketball and football. I won't say my opinion, yet, but the question raised by one of my schoolmates who went to Michigan was whether Tom Brady should be in Michigan's hall of fame. Posing this question in the two forums I regularly check (boys soccer and hoops).
You are kind of touching on two separate subjects with this post. Your friend actually started an entirely different question with the Brady reference. Whether Brady is in the U of M Hall of Fame has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not high school athletes that only play one sport should be in their school's Hall of Fame.
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Old 08-27-17, 08:42 PM
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You are kind of touching on two separate subjects with this post. Your friend actually started an entirely different question with the Brady reference. Whether Brady is in the U of M Hall of Fame has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not high school athletes that only play one sport should be in their school's Hall of Fame.
Agreed with the two separate questions, though the connection was one of whether wild post-school success should trump failure to qualify via in-school performance. I'm interested in both questions. With regards to the graduate from my school, I'm thoroughly convinced he should be in. Brady's a different case, but I'd still lean towards his inclusion.
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Old 08-28-17, 11:13 PM
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Some may feel the High School HoF is for HS accomplishments only. Having the 2 sport requirement should mean a recipient would be a very special athlete.
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