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WSU Coach's Expletives G-Rated

It’s a shared experience for most everyone who’s played in a rec-league game, or a pickup game, or in their driveway, or in their bedroom with one of those little Nerf basketball hoops. You miss a wide-open layup. An opponent banks in a 3-pointer with your hand in his face. You try to dunk after jumping from your bed and wind up face-planting into the carpet instead. The reaction, usually, involves a quick, four-letter declaration of anguish, perhaps beginning with the letter “f,” or invoking the Lord’s name in a manner not supported by the Ten Commandments. Or, if you’re Washington State basketball coach Ken Bone: “Gosh, dang it!” But only when he’s really, really mad. The gee-golly of it: Bone, now in his fourth season as WSU’s coach, doesn’t swear. So he doesn’t allow his players to swear, either, a unique approach in big-time college athletics/Christian Caple, SR. More here. (SR flle photo of Coach Ken Bone questioning a referee's call)

Question: Do you swear? Often?




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