Tuesday, September 20, 2016

'It's about the team' (Gil Bates)


"I think it's a good lesson to learn: Life is not about me. It's about the team, and we're going to work together and do the best we can as a team."

-Gil Bates

We have another extended scene from this week's episode of Bringing Up Bates to share with y'all! The boys continue their week at New Heights Basketball Camp in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with their parents and siblings cheering them on. Catch the show on UP this Thursday at 9pm ET/8pm CT.



Photo/video courtesy of UP

14 comments:

  1. I love this family. I like what Gil says about basketball, that it's a practice for life...how to work together on a team, in a family, in a company. Absolutely! Very wise words. One pointer though, Lawson has to stop saying the word AIN'T. All of them have to stop!

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    1. no he doesn't- they're from tennessee, thats how they talk there, i'm from WI and no one taught me to say it-i grew up doing it how ever and it really makes no differnence unless you're some rich business person making speeches all the time. i think it really just brings out who the bates family is and what we all love about them-

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    2. Anonymous 10:52 AM. The Bates can say Ain't if they want to.
      Who made you god.

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    3. Why? It's part of their regional dialect. It's not offensive. It's like telling people to stop saying "y'all."

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    4. I agree that using the word aint sounds less educated. If I personally was dealing with the public, and wanted to be taken seriously and also thought of as educated, then if I spit out the word aint, I may as well have straw hanging out of my mouth and I may as well give up on the thought of appearing even part way intelligent. If you use it at home you use it in public also and then what if it slips out in a job interview?!

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    5. People jumped all over me for wishing they would use better grammar. Good grammar has noting to do with regional dialect. He has to do with education. And, as much as I hate to criticize this family, their poor grammar simply personifies the belief some people hold that home schooled kids don't receive a proper education. I'm surprised that good grammar isn't expected even at the Bible college they attend. And to one Anonymous poster, not all business people are rich. See, you have bought into a stereotype just like people who think this family is a bunch of hicks because of their grammar has bought into a stereotype as well.

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    6. If they care about speaking proper English and don't want to sound illiterate or uneducated, then they should stop saying "ain't."

      "Y'all" is a contraction of "you all" and, although informal and folksy, is not a sign of a poor education.

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    7. I like the word y'all. I'm from the north, and I love it when I hear y'all...but, I agree, AIN'T is just not nice. It's not just a combination like "you all" and "y'all", it is a non-word. "Is not and isn't" is a combination, AIN'T is not a word or a combination of words.

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  2. I love seeing all of these updates on the family! Can we maybe get an update on how Tori and Bobby are doing?
    Thanks!!!

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    1. yes-an update on Bobby and Tori!!!

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  3. Does the Bates Family not believe in males wearing shorts? I guess I never noticed that if they do.

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  4. I am an East Tennessee woman and no I do not say ain't. That is a word I try to get friends and family to not say. It is definitely not proper English and shows we are backwoods hicks instead of the intelligent, hard-working people we are.

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    1. "Ain't" and "me and Whitney (or anyone else for that matter, I've heard several)" are incorrect grammar.
      "Isn't" and "Whitney and I" are correct.
      How does it feel to have someone who's second language is English correcting yours? And yes, I went to public school

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    2. The rule about using "me" as in "me & Whitney", changes whether it's at the beginning of a sentence or the end, and if you take the word Whitney out of the sentence, does it still work. Example: Me and Whitney like going shopping. Take Whitney out of the sentence. Me like going shopping. Doesn't work. Example: Are you coming to the store with me and Whitney? Take Whitney out of sentence. Are you coming to the store with me? Works this time. But, I agree with you, Zach uses "me and Whitney" incorrectly, most of the time.

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