Friday, February 5, 2010

USC robs the cradle

Is it wrong that I think it's detestable that USC has solicited a commitment from David Sills, a 13 year old 7th grader who plays quarterback for the Red Lion Christian Academy in Bear, Delaware?

This kid's in 7th grade! I mean his promo video looks great, and he's got some mad skillz, but he's playing freaking middle schoolers! There's something very distasteful to me that parents and colleges are conspiring to control the lives of kids who have just hit puberty. Stage moms aren't this bad.

There's a culture of this in this country that is truly sickening. Ali likes to watch this show called "Toddlers and Tiaras" about child beauty pageants and it's stomach churning. 3 year olds being dressed up like prostitutes and being yelled at by their freakish mothers for not hitting their marks on stage. That there are multiple industries in this country which exploit and prey on kids too young to understand what's happening to them is indicative of a serious moral breakdown in our collective consciousness.

Having said that, do you think it's too early for the Jets to look at this Sills kid? ;-)


Alceste said...

I got the impression that it was the kid soliciting USC - not necessarily kiffin trying to nab him -- in any event, it's a nonbinding commitment (for both sides), so it's really more like a statement of intent.

Jamie said...

My indignation remains undimmed

HighOnPoker said...

It isn't the mother's fault that her damn kid can't hit her marks!