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Give them a chance

November 18, 2013

I am writing in regards to the Independent Football League. As a former resident of Williamsport, I still consider it my home and try to keep up with what is happening in Williamsport....

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richardson

Nov-18-13 6:52 AM

"you left, fine, good riddance." You're a pretty nasty fellow Radio. And like many "comments" your inability to address a letters content is a reflection on you. the "commenter"

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CMReeder

Nov-18-13 8:02 AM

She no longer lives here and she is going to comment on what is going on through second hand knowledge.

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djzlucky

Nov-18-13 9:06 AM

This is a sad situation for all of the kids involved in the Williamsport Youth Football league. What makes it even worse is that no official representatives from the WYFL were invited to the IYFL meeting to defend themselves or to have a chance to make any changes the IYFL required.

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djzlucky

Nov-18-13 9:11 AM

cont'd -- This left league officials and parents to wildly speculate as to why the WYFL was dropped from the league. Was it safety? Racism? Elitism? Did the Williamsport kids win too often?

In the end, it seems the issue could be much simpler (and more ridiculous)...one group of parents apparently didn't like those in charge of the WYFL and orchestrated an end around, causing the IYFL to drop the WYFL until a new board is formed. Meanwhile over 200 football players and cheerleaders are left off the field.

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richardson

Nov-18-13 9:54 AM

Reeder: My question is rhetorical: Is our vision better from the "inside" or, sometimes, can our vision be improved by stepping back?

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hopeforfuture

Nov-18-13 12:01 PM

Sounds just like good ole 'Billtown'. Don't ever try and fix the problem just condemn those who are trying to help find an activity for the kids. Then have the nerve to condemn the kids when they get in trouble.

This town has always been the elite (laugh) belittling anyone they perceive to be below them on the economic or intellectual scale.

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CMReeder

Nov-18-13 12:08 PM

"Reeder: My question is rhetorical: Is our vision better from the "inside" or, sometimes, can our vision be improved by stepping back?"

That is not what the writer is doing, now is it?

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enigma

Nov-18-13 3:50 PM

When I read the letter I had no idea what the writer was talking about. After reading the comments, I see that none of you do either, but that won't stop you from commenting on the wild conclusions you jumped to with no evidence.

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djzlucky

Nov-18-13 5:01 PM

Enigma, my source was at the meeting. Evidence enough for you?

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OhhBoy

Nov-19-13 5:55 AM

@djzlucky. Sounds like you couldn't have a more reliable source, since he/she was at the meeting. WYFL was kicked out bc "apparently some parents didn't like the board" is simply not true(not even close) enigma is correct "wild speculation." Lucky you would have more of an argument if you went with "elitism, racism or Wmpst wins to much" (per your letter) which all 3 couldn't be more comical and absurd, to say the least....

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nobud74

Nov-19-13 7:55 AM

The worst part of this whole mess is that the kids are the ones who ultimately pay the price. Having been involved a little with these things with my kids, I can say the parents are the worst. The kids just want to play and have fun while learning a sport. The parents are loud, abusive, absent, lazy, disconnected and think their kid is the next big national star. I don't know what happened to the Williamsport kids but you can bet the parents of one side or the other or both displayed many of the traits above. Too bad for the kids, I hope the "adults" get their heads out of their collective posteriors and work for the kids.

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Garben78

Nov-19-13 1:28 PM

Are you kidding we have the right to vote? I missed that one on the ballot about the new healthcare law see goes to show you things can be voted on without voting on things

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Millwe

Nov-19-13 9:10 PM

Things like this get me so "frustrated". A community of adults cannot come together, minus ego, for the good of the children? I don't understand what happened or why but I do know that, once again, it is the kids who pay the price. Are there safety concerns or something? We want our children in activities that can teach, guide and inspire don't we or is that only for the elite in "better" neighborhoods. No pools, no sports teams, no parks...someone help me understand, please????

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