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March 21st, 2009 1AM

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"There was a post this week on the boys side in which one dad told another the make and model of his car and the last three letters on his license plate. The dad said, 'If you want to meet me in a parking lot, we can settle this.'"
-- Dallas area soccer parent Todd Welch, on one of the posts on turf monster.com, where forums have flourished in which North Texas soccer parents bash each other over disputes such as, in this case, the breakup of an 13-year-old boys teams. (Dallas Morning News)

"It's just nasty out there. That's why Turf Monster exists in North Texas."
-- Matthew Shipley, founder of TurfMonster.com, which grown to 18,000 members since its launch with three members in 2004.

"It's a new and unwelcome addition that further erodes sportsmanship in youth sports. It's not an unexpected evolution. But it is discouraging."
-- Richard Lapchick, founder of the Center for the Study of Sport and Society at Northeastern University and currently director of the DeVos Sport Business Management program at the University of Central Florida, on "visceral" online forums like TurfMonster.com.



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