2020/03/19

DeafDigest Sports – March 19, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf soccer player

— elite deaf athlete, basketball

— another dedication to a departed Gallaudet football player

— Deaflmypics equal to competition in elite sports

— “despite being deaf”

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Dedication to another departed Gallaudet football player

Van Scheppach, who played with the early 1960’s football
teams, has departed us.

DeafDigest Sports editor does not know if he was the first
one ever long snapper specialist at Gallaudet, not playing
other positions.

He did not long snap on PATs and field goals only
because Gallaudet went for two points on each touchdown!

He had the size of an offensive lineman but knee injuries
limited his mobility, hence being restricted to the
long snapper position.

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Deaflmypics equal to competition in elite sports

as edited after reading the newspaper story

Deaflmypics equal to competition in elite sports!
Says who?

The government of India. Sadly, no way the USA
government would say the same thing.

What this may mean is that gold medal winners
from India would get equal pay (reward) from
the government as with Olmypic gold medal winners.

Really?

The government of India is notorious for making
promises and not follow up on these promises.

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college deaf soccer player

Gracie Fitzgerald

rising senior

women’s soccer

Centre College (KY, NCAA-III)

started all 22 of her team’s 22 games

one of team leaders in most minutes played

scored two goals

assisted on two other goals

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elite deaf athlete, basketball

Emma Meesseman

Washington Mystics & European women’s pro basketball

she just signed a one-year contract to play with the
Mystics for the 2020 season.

Why just one year contract? This is what she wanted
and it has caused panic among the Mystics management
that this is it for her and that she prefers
European basketball as opposed to the WNBA.

We shall see.

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a comment DeafDigest Sports editor hates

today’s tweet said:
William Hoy, who played professional baseball despite being deaf

Despite being deaf? The person who wrote that tweet makes a
very serious implication that the deaf cannot do anything
and that Dummy Hoy is something special. “Despite being deaf”
is a very negative comment.

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Random DeafSports thoughts

There was a story today about Mohamad Nazrul Azwa Zulkipply,
not deaf, whose full time job is as the physiotherapist
for deaf athletes under the auspices of Malaysian Deaf Sports
Association.

DeafDigest Sports editor has never heard of a physiotherapist
working with deaf athletes so googled it – and it more or
less is the same as athletic trainer.

Why make physiotherapist so confusing if it means the
same as athletic trainer, that everyone knows what it is!

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