Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pride (by Terence Lee Keaser II)

Butler Coach Greg Bush partially attributed the Aviators’ victory to the jovial mood of the evening and the enthusiasm of the fans.

“There was a lot of excitement here tonight and the kids fed on that,” Bush said. “They were just ready and they did their job.” (Daily Advocate)

I am going go ahead and call out every single person who lives within the Greenville school district. I am going to make this statement once and only once. A majority of this city of has no PRIDE for its self. Let me make it clear I am not saying every person is going to go to a Football game, but where is energy at in this city? Our boys who are representing this city have a hard time playing when they see no pride in it themselves. WHAT ARE THEY PLAYING FOR?

Also, let me make it clear a football game is not social hour it drives me insane, if you go to a football game watch and cheer on the team be the 12TH man on the field, don't force Greenville to make a play help them make the play, it is beyond belief that the visitors bring a better crowd then the home team does... I PROMISE YOU TIPP CITY AND THEIR FANS WILL BE READY....

This is not about building a new school, or the things that are wrong with this district events like these should bring us together as a community, I love this city and everything in it, but this is an area that is really hurting us. I am sorry for the people who only cheer for winners, let me remind you, they are in high school. You should support them no matter the record and I am sorry you feel that way.

My challenge to you is to come to the RIVAL of Tipp City and Greenville at Harmon Field September 3rd, 7:30 p.m. is the kick off. I am not going to sit here and promise you a win if we fill Harmon Field, however it surely be better than a half or 3/4 filled stadium with Tipp City laughing on the other side about our lame and unsupportive this town is.

Let me make another challenge to you, don’t just go to a football game go to a basketball game guys or girls. I bet you should try a baseball game those are free. There is also a soccer, tennis, volleyball, CC, golf, swimming, softball, and bowling.

My last comment on this matter is, I want to personally thank all the parents who support their respective teams and/or son and daughter. I know from watching it as a player, you as parents do not get the appreciation you deserve, and I personally thank you for the time and effort you put in! Most of you do that for 4 years. I also thank the ones who do support the programs here. I want you to know this challenge does not involve you however, keep up the good work!

See you at the game and Go Wave!

Terence Lee Keaser II & Wave 96

64 comments:

  1. No offense, but telling everyone how UNsupportive of Greenville City Schools people around here are is NOT going to put butts in the seats at Harmon Field this Friday. It WILL, however, cause more people to point out that you are over-the-top rude to people on here who don't see things your way and have a long way to go in understanding the "real world."

    Yes, why not try to SHAME people into coming to a Greenville sporting event or SHAME them into voting for a school levy? Sounds like the PERFECT plan for getting more support for something you are trying to drum up support for! After all, it has worked on NUMEROUS occasions since so many levies have been passed in Greenville after reading so much information about how terrible people are for not supporting schools and how people who don't support schools need to leave town. It hasn't worked with the levies, so try a new approach.

    Trying to get people to games or to support Greenville City Schools is not a bad thing. But just try a different method other than tearing people down who don't agree with you or see things your way. Just remember: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Remember what HASN'T worked so far and work towards not repeating it so you can get your desired result. C'mon, I know you have more drive to succeed than to just try to tear people down. You are operating your own radio station, for *bleep*s sake. Put some of that entrepreneurial spirit into getting people to support Greenville City Schools and put less time and effort into putting people down.

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  2. This IS true, young 'un! Having now "felt your wrath", I have to agree with a lot anon says about the rudeness. I DO think you want the best for Greenville and I LOVE your PRIDE:))))

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  3. I was at the vandalia game and it was quite embarrassing to say the least. Fans filled there stands, there stadium put ours to shame and there pride was unbelievable. Good article Keaser !!

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  4. His "wrath" isn't much of a wrath. It is more of a petulant whining coupled with a refusal to acknowledge that there exists a world beyond that which is within six inches of his own nose. Pride is one thing; ignorance is another.

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  5. I can't say I always agree with what Terrence has to say or even say this was the best way to say it, but at least he is trying to do something about it. How about instead of tearing him down you guys get off your behinds and demonstrate what you think he should do. How about you guys write a positive article motivating people to get involved in the Greenville community, or would you rather just sit here and tear down the one kid in town trying to do something.
    Could he have said it better? Probably, but I dont see many other people trying.

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  6. Its ok keaser. Just say it how you see it. People are too soft hearted and beat around the bush too much. Good Job on the article. I just recently moved to Troy and its great !! Have a good weekend everyone.

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  7. The comments directed at Wave 96 are completely justified. He's spouted off far too long and to far too many people on this site. Perhaps he'll come to an understanding that he is hurting his cause more than helping.

    At least that is what we all hope.

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  8. I don't always agree with people, but I'm not gonna spout off about people-telling them to go away and swearing at them because I made a mistake or don't agree. Hopefully, he'll grow up.

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  9. Everyone is entitled to their opinions. Including him, and those who've ripped him for his post. Though perhaps once he's gone off to Lima or school we won't have to hear his juvenile rants quite as often!

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  10. To Anonymous 4:20, you are entitled to your opinion as is everyone else, but your opinion is not everyone elses. So when you say "at least that is what we ALL hope", you might say that is what YOU hope. Is Wave 96 saying things in the right way? Maybe/maybe not. But what I think is interesting is that most dismiss WHAT he is saying because of the "young,dumb,don't know anything about the world" reason. I find what he is saying are the FEELINGS of the young dumb don't know anything generation. There is nothing wrong with being YDDKA, (we were all there at some point in our life) but is it any wonder that the younger generation has the attitude it now has? No one wants to hear their point of view or cares of their point of view. Seems this area is now reaping what it has been sowing. Wave 96 is trying to get some pride back in this area, and people seem to have issues with that..... I wonder what it would be like living somewhere that Community Pride was valued, and the line of people moving outta here tells me I'm not the only one.

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  11. ya no i give wave 96 all the respect because greenville has never had a very good football team evan when i was in school.At least he has the balls to say what he feels and dont care what any body thinks.That tells me he has more since than most people i know in this town.Too many people worry bout what other people think and what the city thinks.Well I tell ya if something isnt done soon there will be no greenville to have pride in.Go wave96

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  12. He needs to get some pride in HIMSELF

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  13. I have no issues with him trying to bring "pride" back to Greenville, but his constant beratement of people on here is juvenile and pathetic. It drives pride DOWN because you aren't proud of the youth and their treatment of others.

    Stop and think Wave 96. A little respect goes a long way.

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  14. k so comments at this point go 50/50 I am assuming all of you read the article I am pretty sure I stated I am not demanding or saying the entire town will show up to a football game or any school held event. I am pointing out the difference between a city with pride and one with none Tipp City has Pride and with the remarks I got from this article I can already predict Tipp City will show up with more pride then Greenville the home team.

    For those of you who think I am bringing people down, I am not following you on how I am doing that. I am attempting to re motivate this City over the course of this next week you can either support that or continue your RANTS about how bad I sound and that I am lost with reality. I love it that I am so young and people just discard you like a pile of trash. I knew I would receive comments of that nature so no surprise there.

    O and Kyle Snyder you sit there and type that, I am not exactly sure what ripping you are reading. and what you to believe a rant. but I consider what you just said a rant and ignorance to something you could care less about.

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  15. And you come back with a retort like that? Wow, you are much further gone than I thought.

    "Child, please!"

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  16. This isn't a rant. It's a sad attempt by someone that is looking to draw attention to themselves. It's actually a very funny article. First two words are "No offense" then the rest of the article is written for the single purpose to offend people. It's my understanding this person is going to college this fall. Is he supporting this community by attending the Edison State Community College branch in this town?

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  17. The one big difference between Terence and the commenters here is that Terence has the guts to put his name on his comments. And it's not just comments, but Terence is taking a big risk and putting his thoughts out there for everyone to critique. I may not agree with Terence. And I bet Terence would grimace at some of his comments if he were to read them 10 or 20 yeaqrs from now. But he's willing to stick his neck out there and take a chance. The people who succeed in life are the ones who takes lots of risks and eventually learn from the mistakes made along the way.

    Knuckleheads who play it safe and take anonymous pot shots from the back row usually remain pretty mediocre.

    Terence's articles are always welcome here.

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  18. I think the writing in this article proves that it doesn't matter what type of building Greenville has. No matter the building, students who do not want to learn won't learn anyway.

    GO LEARN!!!

    [Yes, I know this can be taken in more than one way. That is the intention.]

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  19. You forgot to commend Kyle Snyder on putting his name up! Great job, Kyle. You wrote a name. .dj loves you and wants more posts from you!

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  20. Darke Journal is the name on your birth certificate?

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  21. I don't respect him for putting his name up when he goes on and censored and bllep this and bllep you and your full of bleep! The other day when he couldn't find a hole and got mad and stuff-What a BLEEEEEP.

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  22. You're right DJ. People do know the name of people that succeed. They also usually know the names of the village idiots.

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  23. Respect for putting your name on something? Last I checked you don't get points just because you put your name on the ACT/SAT!!!

    This is actually a great series of posts because it shows just how many people find Wave 96's antics to be low brow and something that shouldn't be tolerated on this site, or any site for that matter.

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  24. This is some funny stuff! Was this article about pride or something???

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  25. Former Wave AthleteAugust 28, 2010 at 10:54 PM

    Funny...I never had problems playing a sport for Greenville when there were no fans in the seats. I don't once remember someone saying "Wow, I am just too depressed to play tonight because there aren't enough people here to watch." Perhaps we just weren't coddled into thinking that if someone isn't cheering for us or voting for a levy for us than they must be terrible persons. Are students just THAT spoiled nowadays that they not only need a levy passed for them just because it is too tough to learn without new buildings or equipment, but they can't play a sport because they don't have enough people showing up to cheer for them? WOW, and I bet you thought Obama would pay for your gas to drive to school, too, didn't you? Simply amazing some of the garbage you spew, youngin'.

    Get a grip, kid. If you think it is so tough to perform in a sport you signed up to play when people aren't there to cheer for you, you probably shouldn't be out there playing in the first place!

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  26. Apparently Terrence you would get more respect if you were out doing drugs or vandalizing property.
    I can understand if you don't appreciate the way he addressed it but at least give him some credit for even caring.
    To be honest his article sounds more mature than most of the comments back to it.

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  27. How did you come up with 50/50, Terry?

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  28. Terrence's overall point is about here --->


    while many comments seem to focus right about here --->


    Terence's language is abrasive and accusatory, but his point is somewhat valid. This town takes no pride in itself. It's reputation has shifted to that of a low income, shoot yourselves in the foot type of place where we all blame corporations for moving, government for not doing their jobs, and each other for being perceived tax burdens.

    Is attendance at high school football games the be all end all of measuring the pride in a community? Probably not, but it's a fair indicator.

    In this post, Terence isn't even lamenting the school levy or even the school, but the lack of pride and respect this community has for itself. It's easy to comment on his post and point out the grammar flaws or the delivery or to ridicule the writer because his composition skills don't match your own. Refute one of his points regarding this town's attitude towards itself. It's much more difficult.

    Having said that, I think Terence needs to chill and re-evaluate how he delivers his message. Clearly, the reaction this has sparked is not the intended one.

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  29. how about Not doing drugs and vandalizing AND growing up??

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  30. I count 7 posts out of 27 (now 28, unless there are more ahead of mine waiting for approval) that actually resemble something supporting Mr. Keaser. One of those posts is his own. Another is the website operator. Doesn't seem to be much support, as there shouldn't be for someone who makes it a point to put someone down as often as possible.

    It seems there are a LOT of people sick of his treatment of others. The Golden Rule has finally reared its ugly head at Mr. Keaser for ignoring it.

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  31. Terence, first let me thank you for not demanding I go to Greenville football games. I really appreciate a young fellow like you gracing us with your obvious fountain of knowledge about Greenville's problems. Seriously, I want to thank Former Wave Athlete. He summed up my thoughts perfectly. You seem to love to judge others, you must have absorbed much experience with people in your short time on this earth. As you say...No offense, but you sound like a typical spoiled know it all little teenager who thinks everyone owes you something and if people don't act like you wish you are going to yell and scream. Good luck to you son, you have lots to learn. I am done feeding you the attention you obviously sought in your original post.

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  32. Agree or disagree with this kid all you want. His heart is in the correct place - HIS HOMETOWN.

    Just remember that he is just a kid who cares. Perhaps a little rough around the edges, but he has not experienced as we older folks have. Cut this dude a little slack. HE IS A BLOODY KID. In 5 years when he reads these post - he will realize he could have written with less emotion.

    If a quarter of this town had half his dedication and sprit of community as Terence - he would achieve what the intention of this article was written about. ALL AROUND PRIDE IN GREENVILLE.

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  33. Put a competitive hardnosed team on the field and people will come. Who wants to come out and watch a mess like they had Friday night?

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  34. Hell, I'm friends with the kid and I don't even like him! He's an idiot! :)

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  35. Between Terrence's original post and the comments that followed, I'll take Terrence any day. I am very surprised by the strong response to his post, the negativity, the put-downs, the name calling, etc., etc.l All he is saying is, "Take Pride in your town and in your school, including all your sports teams." Those who reacted negatively seem extremely hurt by his comments. Perhaps it is because there is some truth to what he has to say?

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  36. JP thanks ! a lot of the comments are not going to have an effect in what I see and believe in this City. you know sometimes the truth is hard to swallow, do I wish to say those things about my hometown no but I am forced too I have been silent over this matter too long and that quote from the Butler Coach pretty much Summed up my feelings.


    Perhaps I put too much emotion into my article but at the same time it's something I dearly believe and there are others out there who agree with me or partly agree with me.

    I love this City and I am not going anywhere !

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  37. Between Terrence's original post and comments that followed, I'll take the comments that followed any day. I am very surprised by the fact that anyone could support his attacks on others in the manner he does, the continued negativity by Terrence and those supporting him, the support of his put-downs, the name calling, etc., etc. Those pointing out the truth about how terrible Terrence's treatment of others is are merely stating "Be respectful of others if you want people to support you and your school, including your sports teams." Those who reacted to support his negativity towards others seem very opaque to his despicable behavior towards and treatment of others. Perhaps it is because there is some sort of truth to what those responding against Terrence has to say?

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  38. You aren't going anywhere, Terrence? Really?

    How's Lima?

    Good thing so few people here put faith in anything you have to say, anyway.

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  39. When I went to GHS our basketball, football, programs were terrible, but all of the home games were sold out. The high school section was packed. We started the Stage Crew my sophmore year and they followed us to every single game. The problem this day and age isnt because the people dont have the pride in their towns. Its because kids are too worried about playing their video games. The parents arent making as much money, if they are even working at all. So i guess what im sayting is its not so much that they dont have pride in their schools or programs. Maybe they just dont have the money to spend watching a game. Ill give it to ya WAVE I do like what you are trying to do, but i think the way your trying to do it may not be the proper way to restore what this town once had.
    Travis Jones

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  40. Travis brings up a good point - games were full in the past because STUDENTS were working hard to get other students to games. That is who will be the majority of the crowd! Unfortunately, apparently Terrence wasn't any good at even convincing his fellow STUDENTS to attend games if they were scarcely attended. Maybe your peers didn't like the way you treated them either, huh Terrence? If your friends don't even want to go watch you play a game, you're going to be hard pressed to convince others to come watch, either.

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  41. to get the full effect of varsity sports in highschool you had to be on the field.

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  42. the last two comments don't make sense 1028 I know where you are going with it but the students aren't the problem and 104 am I am not sure what you mean ..

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  43. Does Terrence Ever Get a Clue?August 30, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    The comment at 10:28 p.m. makes 100% perfect sense, and Terrence's response shows how dense he is. First off, you just basically said you are blaming everyone BUT the students for games not being attended. So, if your FRIENDS and CLASSMATES don't even want to come watch, why are you so much tougher on everyone else? Travis says that games were full when he was in school because STUDENTS were filling the stands. Now, when students don't want to fill the stands, all of the sudden they are let off the hook and you have to attack the rest of the community for not attending? Pretty shallow and pathetic, Terrence.

    In fact, aren't you the one who just stated in your article that you can't stand people that treat a football game as a "social hour." Funny, but who amongst those attending games are most likely to treat it as a social hour? STUDENTS! So, you have a problem with people doing that, but students aren't the problem?

    I think you should think for a bit before posting ANYTHING. Obviously you can't follow a straight line of thought and come to a conclusion. Don't blame the community for not attending GHS sporting events and let students off the hook just because it doesn't "fit who you want to blame." Clearly you noticed issues with students at games, but now it isn't the students who are part of the issue?

    You've got quite a bit of growing up to do - people on here have spoken common sense circles around you and you continue to chase your tail and grasp at straws.

    Good luck, kid. You obviously are going to need a lot of it in life if you keep this up.

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  44. In the words of "That '70's Show"...

    BURN!!!!

    GREAT POST 'DOES TERRENCE EVER GET A CLUE'!

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  45. I meant the students do go but are shoved off to the south endzone where you can't even watch a game. maybe you would know this if you showed up. but apparently you feel it is only the students responsibility to show up to a game. social hour is the fans on the sideline I have played for two years and I could hear full blown conversations going on behind me. yah THEY SHOW UP but the energy in this town is gone. Some see that and some don't :)

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  46. You heard conversations from the sidelines? Where was your pride in playing the game of football and cheering your team on? Seems to me like you weren't even in the game. Maybe you should think about what you say before you post it.

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  47. Game...Set...MatchAugust 30, 2010 at 10:58 PM

    Ironic that I go to games and can't get young students to sit down and let those who want to watch the game actually watch the game. When you have to tell a group of students to please sit down so we can see and they look at me and shake their head and laugh before going back to their conversation and not moving an inch...yeah, students are a problem. You're illustrating it with your posts, Terrence - complete lack of respect to other and being totally oblivious to what is going on in your own little world. Pretty clear from your posts that you are perfectly situated into that description.

    And if students are "shoved off to the south endzone," it is because that is where they want to congregate for social hour! Because, if they are "shoved off" there, wouldn't that mean the stands are full?

    Think about it. Looks like you've been "schooled" once again, young Terrence.

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  48. People, the point is fan support for any away games.
    As a former Wave football player there was only the parents, grandparents, and siblings at those games. If students showed up it was to find a party when they got back into Greenville. Read the comments from Butlers coach it is a about backing these kids at home and on the road plain and simple!!!

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  49. I have no clue why I am up this early for. but since I am. I thought I would set the record straight, look I don't where you these Anonymous names are getting the information I mistreat people. NOT ONCE did I name call or single out any individual in that article? nor have I singled out any individual on Darke Journal unless there was a prior argument or disagreement where name calling was on both sides and not just by me. I must say also I apologized to OS. three days ago for the incident that happen early. I am at a lose of words for several of these comments and thats all I am going to say.

    You know I stick my neck out leaving Wave 96 or my name on EVERYTHING I do including this comment yet I continue to get anonymous people slamming me?

    I respect anyone 100% unless they have personally attacked me in some sort of way. I am simply shocked how this article has been blown from context. I am done commenting on this subject

    In good News Wave 96 has two new things starting very soon and a press release will be coming soon on that matter hopefully it will show the one's who don't know me that I am a very respectable person.

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  50. Keaser,
    Keep doing your thing man. People are going to hate, no matter what you say or do. If you tell people to come to games, you're "forcing your ways upon them". If you agree with them staying home, "you're part of the problem". You have chops to get out and do what you do. DJing, running a radio show, trying to stay active in the community. Sounds like a pretty positive way to live your life as an 18 year old kid. I was senior class president, I knew the student body. Strong opinions and ways of communicating them might frustrate some people, but you could be getting drunk or doing drugs like a lot of the kids at the highschool or in this town.
    I played football for GHS for my 4 years... Not just in the fall, but in the winter up in the weightroom, in the spring on the track, in the summer during two a days. The fans might not be on your mind during the game, but hearing all this arguing and negativity about the team and fun support doesn't help the players out. Subconsciously, it does have an effect on the players. I was a team captain on the team last year and I saw it. I saw it all the way from senior leaders, to freshmen, to myself. They're kids. People forget that... they're in highschool. It's supposed to be fun. And it's never fun to be told you're terrible and wasting your time at something you try so hard at.
    It's overwhelmingly obvious you have a sea of haters in this thread. Maybe I don't always agree with what you say, but can I say I agree with most things I see anyone say or write? No. You keep expressing your beliefs and opinions because you have the freedom to do so. You live in Darke County. Rural, close minded farming community. I respect people can live the way they want, but in return they need to respect the way other people choose to live their life. Here, you are considered liberal. Someone who sticks out and doesn't go with the flow. Attending OSU and being in Columbus this summer has proven to me just how quick to judge people really are around her. Keep your chin up, make something of yourself. You have my support.
    Cory Flynn, Class President of 2010, GHS

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  51. This is becoming funnier and funnier everytime I open the thread. Wave 96/Terrence says something stupid, people jump on it. Wave 96/Terrence says something stupid to try and defend himself, people jump on it. Wave 96/Terrence again says something stupid to try and defend himself, people jump on it again.

    What's the moral of the story? Wave 96/Terrence will always say something stupid and people will always be able to point it out.

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  52. How did an article about supporting our schools turn into bashing the author? His heart is in the right place. Maybe others should step back and take a look at how you support the activities of the kids/schools.

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  53. Bashing a kid is fun! That kid is still positive after all of the negative comments. Hard to beat him down!

    Cory - Don't know you, but can understand how you were chosen class prez.

    If you can attend the football game on Friday and support the local high school teams - do so.

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  54. I realize people have other things to do in life. Work, school, family... maybe you aren't even a football fan and just plain don't want to watch the game, but I hardly see how calling Lee(Wave 96) stupid, childish, immature, a loudmouth helps anything. Facts are facts, people can say what they want. It's America, he has the right to say his opinion about the schools and Greenville's pride, just as the people who continue to post Anonymously have the right to disagree. I just don't see the reason for a lot of the posts. If you have something useful to say, then say it. If you disagree with what his is saying, then present an alternative method. Sure, "Calling all of Greenville out" may not go over to well, but harsh times call for harsh measures. I thought my senior year of going 3-7 last year was harsh. But having to watch my alma mater get shutout and beat 54-0... that brings a whole new meaning to harsh times. Hopefully the boys can turn the season around, because in reality they are the one's who have to do it. The town and the coaches can only do so much. When it comes down to it, it takes the team... The Greenville Greenwave, to take charge and win. It's simple. They've lifted all winter, they've ran to exhaustion all summer and fall. They just have to execute.
    Back to what I was saying at the beginning of the post, I completely understand people have other responsibilities than highschool football. Honestly, I'm so excited to leave for college at Ohio State, there isn't much else on my mind. Look at the situation from Wave 96's perspective. He just graduated last year, he was on the football team. Of course his heart and mind is going to be set on helping them as much as possible. He isn't in his 30's, 40's, 50's with kids, a house, bills, college(yet) to worry about. But just because he is trying to help a situation, does not make him ignorant or stupid or immature. He is young, as am I. If people are going to post something, even if it is a negative critique, atleast keep it clean, impersonal, and constructive. Calling someone stupid or "the village idiot" does not make them any better. If we're going to argue about pride in this post, then have some pride in yourself enough to lend a hand. If you think his post is misguided, then lead him. Tearing Wave 96 down doesn't make you look any more intelligent than him. Compassion and understanding can go a long way, be the bigger person, and try to improve Wave 96's point of view instead of attack him with useless posts.

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  55. I think the thing people have the biggest gripe about is the way Terrence has treated people on this site and the way he continues to wear the blinders when it comes to looking at something objectively. He just doesn't see any way but his. Its like arguing with a two year old over a juice box. Terrence, the two year old, is told every reason in the world why his approach is wrong and how the more he talks, the dumber he sounds because he keeps saying things that hurt his position instead of helps. However, he keeps pouting. People have said that trying to "build pride" is a good thing, but he went about it all wrong. Yet he continues on as if he shot someone and it was justified simply because he did it.

    People build and show pride in their community in a lot of ways. Quite frankly, attending a HS sporting event isn't high up on the list of "best ways" to show pride in your community. There are people who plant the flowers on Broadway, people who volunteer MANY hours during the Darke County Fair, those who volunteer time for festivals and carnivals and everything else in the area, the EUM church last year painting Harmon Field, etc. etc. etc. Quite frankly, attending local school sporting events ranks pretty low in the things I consider showing pride in your community. Attending a game and cheering for 2 hours may be nice for those 2 hours, but I would prefer someone volunteer hours towards the upkeep of those flowers on Broadway or survives on 4 hours of sleep per night for 9 straight days at the Darke County Fair to put on a great show for all the persons from outside of the area that attend. And if you want to point towards having pride simply in your hometown schools, I say that painting store windows, putting up signs at your business, or using your advertising space and/or dollars to tout the team shows more pride than going to a football game! More people see things OUTSIDE of the game itself than would be seen through game attendance, which is likely to boost pride in the schools from the community as opposed to a full Harmon Field for a game.

    Here's a challenge to Terrence: Show some pride in your community and go "turn the town green" in Tipp City. How you take that, up to you. However, I remember back several years ago where Tipp City came to Greenville and not only SOAPED the downtown fountain, but dyed it RED! Terrence, gather as many as you can with that pride you're seeking, and start crafting a plan! And I WANT PICTURES!

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  56. Wow! I am dumber for having wasted the time to read these posts. Regardless of what you think of Terence's opinion, or his grammar, or his age, or any other non-issue factor being addressed, he makes a point... Greenville is not the same city it used to be. I graduated in the late 90's, and must admit, left as quickly as possible to go to the bigger world. Each time I return to Greenville the town seems sadder and more run down than the last time I was there.
    A school doesn't make a city, and students don't make the game; everyones' contributions make a community. The sooner the majority of people realize this, the sooner Greenville's morale will improve.
    It would do the readers of this blog some good to not take the defensive approach to this article, but rather, to really exam where the opinion is coming from, and figure out a way to prove Terence wrong.

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  57. Turn Tipp has additional methods to show pride. All good too. Put them all together and you have the makings of a civic community.

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  58. Hey 614. You are a moron...terance never said anything about planting flowers, painting anything, or any of the other things you are talking about! He is talking about supporting your local sports teams. He is talking about bringing the wave pride back to the community.Some people that post comments on these topics read around what is being said. How you can read his article and translate it into planting flowers, or going to the fair it beyond me. He is talking about attendance at sporting events and showing the pride for the teams in the communities. YOU should just read the articles from now on and not post on them.

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  59. Dude - The PRIDE starts at home. It continues on the local streets and fields of our local teams. Turn Tipp is only showing additional methods of showing SOME type of PRIDE.

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  60. 9/1/10 @ 11:15 a.m. is the new DUMBEST Person on DarkeJournalSeptember 1, 2010 at 11:06 PM

    To the illiterate at 11:15 a.m.:

    "A majority of this city of has no PRIDE for its self." - Exact quote

    As stated, pride in a city is shown through more ways than attending a HS football game. That is what the comment brought up. How you failed to read one of the most simple sentences early in Wave 96's post and decided to ignore it is beyond me. He stated a lack of pride and pointed to lack of attendance at GHS sporting events, then the Turn Tipp Green comment stated other ways people show they have pride for their city instead of attending sporting events. That's pretty simple to follow, isn't it?

    Or is reading comprehension not your strong suit?

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  61. Maybe if we build a new school.... lol. Sorry, I just had to.

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  62. wave 96 = glory seeker

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  63. Wave 96 has serious natti and will be good to go here before he is 25. Mark it.

    I dont even know this kid but can realize that he is good for this town. Dont be a hater.

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  64. to the "anonymous" at the top of the page- You sir are a straight up DUMBASS! its people like you that make up why this town is like it is. people like you should be shot in front of your children. enuff said

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