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    this commercial

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    bugs the crap out of me. I watched this when it actually happened and even then I thought it was awful she could of lost the ability to walk but she stuck the landing.

    What are your thoughts on teenagers competing on injuries that can greatly change the rest of their lives if it goes wrong?
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    Actually i kinda like that commercial, she could have walked away, but she wanted it just as much as everyone else. and technically Keri Strug was an adult since she was 18 at the time.


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    its a risk i would take. i think she is amazing for doing that.
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    Unfortunately I think it's up to them to decide how far they go when it comes to the competitions. If my son was driven to do something... I'd give him my advice, but essentially it would be his decision. I do not think a parent should push them above and beyond their own personal expectations though. Support them yes, push them, no.
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    I think I would have big ole pussy who was laying on the sidelines in the fetal position while I had honking bag of ice on my ankle.
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    would have BEEN a big ole pussy. Not have big ole pussy. Just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosebud* View Post
    Actually i kinda like that commercial, she could have walked away, but she wanted it just as much as everyone else. and technically Keri Strug was an adult since she was 18 at the time.
    I know she is an adult but as an 18 (18 is still a teenager) year old her body is still growing. If she had damaged it she may have become handicapped.

    I understand the drive and desire to get that medal but I think it sends a very bad message that even when you are injured you have to keep on going. The girls that look up to her see that and think they too need to follow that example.

    As a parent I have to think of my kids future I would not want them to play on an injury that could cause them life long complications.

    I guess while I think she is an amazing athlete I don't think what she did was something to use as a teaching tool of what to do if you injure yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theresa View Post
    would have BEEN a big ole pussy. Not have big ole pussy. Just saying.

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    The only thing my body has done since 18 is get fatter. I've been this size (height) since 7th grade.
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    I love that commercial. It was up to her to continue on she choose to.
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