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General Discussion / Re: PI$$ED off and going to a Meeting tonight
« Last post by gumby_in_co on Today at 04:13:18 PM »
Dude.  Calm down.  There is nothing there that warrants being pissed off.

I humbly beg to differ.
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General Discussion / Re: FNT - Colorado Style
« Last post by gumby_in_co on Today at 04:11:21 PM »
It seems football makes people crazy.

With all due respect, football is JV compared to hockey when it comes to this type of thing. Take everything bad about football, jack up the cost to about $5k per season, throw in agents (ahem) "Family Advisors", and a statistic that hockey has the highest percentage of D1 scholarships per participant and mix all that with a fighting culture.

When Jake was in 8th grade, HS hockey in CO was allowed to resume after a 10 year (not kidding) hiatus. Several of Jake's coaches have bragged about being part of the brawl that caused CHSAA to ban the sport. Parents, players and coaches.
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Dude.  Calm down.  There is nothing there that warrants being pissed off.
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General Discussion / PI$$ED off and going to a Meeting tonight
« Last post by Big Mac on Today at 03:58:29 PM »
So in the league we are in, Kids who go to that school district are supposed to play for that school district. They need special permission from the league to play for another district... or at least they are supposed to. For our County (Barrow), the Leisure Services runs 2 separate districts one for Apalachee which is the district I Coach for, and one for Winder, our Cross town rival. Even though there are a lot smaller sized schools in our league (both High Schools are have above average populations for Georgia), the league allows if some age groups do not have enough players for Winder and Apalachee to combine kids to form a team. I don't think that this is allowed for other League Members, I haven't been able to get a clear answer. If the schools don't combine into one team, then in recent past, the WInder team does ok, and the Apalachee team doesn't do that good (they have never had a winning season for any age group). If the schools do combine then the teams are usually really good (best of 2 schools, it should be a good team).

ANYWAY.... When I got to my game this past Saturday, two of my players approached me and told me that the Winder Head Coach had approached both of them individually and told them that he really wanted them on his team next year and he would do anything he could possibly do to make it happen. He already has one kid on his team that was supposed to be on the Apalachee team. The parents lied on the application form and said he was going to a Winder school when he is actually at a Apalachee school. Anyway, after the game I am still ticked off about it so I sent the Leisure Services director a email, no response, I sent the New Football director a email (he just started, that's why I contacted the LS director first), No response from him either. We have a Mandatory Coaches meeting tonight, it was called last week due to some protests.... against the Winder 10u Coach that is recruiting..... This should be an interesting meeting.
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General Discussion / Re: FNT - Colorado Style
« Last post by mahonz on Today at 03:52:25 PM »
Sadly, I'm convinced that youth football is BY FAR the most morally bankrupt youth sport in America.  I don't see a fraction this nonsense in Hoops, Soccer, and Rugby all put together.

Too many illiterate coaches and daddy ballers waaaaaaaay over invested and obsessed with their W/L records have their fragile ego's wrapped in this shit so tight.  And we tolerate it.  Worst, I even see mild mannered, well educated coaches trying to act this way because they think it's the norm.  Guys with college educations going on facebook and intentionally typing up posts rife with grammatical errors and poor spelling so they can appear the same as the knuckle heads they coach with or against.  It's a sad sad state of affairs.

It seems football makes people crazy.
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General Discussion / Re: FNT - Colorado Style
« Last post by gumby_in_co on Today at 03:52:04 PM »
is the fact that he is a PI for insurance companies supposed to support him being honest or is that an unrelated statement?

It's related, to me at least. He makes a living staking out people who are suspected of committing insurance fraud, so he's used to observing people and testifying in court. He is also a very even keeled and honest guy. If he says the other team instigated the physical stuff, I believe him. He was also very open about his team's AC being loud and mouthy. It was a combination of that, the opposing team losing their 6th out of 7 games and an opposing player being hurt.
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Your Game Results / Re: Back on track
« Last post by DukesCoach on Today at 03:45:50 PM »
That's the way to bounce back and head into the playoffs strong!
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General Discussion / Re: FNT - Colorado Style
« Last post by SmakAtak on Today at 03:37:28 PM »
Sadly, I'm convinced that youth football is BY FAR the most morally bankrupt youth sport in America.  I don't see a fraction this nonsense in Hoops, Soccer, and Rugby all put together.

Too many illiterate coaches and daddy ballers waaaaaaaay over invested and obsessed with their W/L records have their fragile ego's wrapped in this shit so tight.  And we tolerate it.  Worst, I even see mild mannered, well educated coaches trying to act this way because they think it's the norm.  Guys with college educations going on facebook and intentionally typing up posts rife with grammatical errors and poor spelling so they can appear the same as the knuckle heads they coach with or against.  It's a sad sad state of affairs.
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Your Game Results / Back on track
« Last post by Seabass on Today at 03:31:51 PM »
Well we won in unbelievably ugly fashion but we won....16-6. It could have been 32-6 but Our QB fumbled twice inside their 10. He fumbled 2 more times at midfield for a total of 4 on the night. This kid is a stud athlete but he's mentally as soft as Virginia cotton. He's 6-2" and 175# with a cannon arm but he can't handle any kind of adversity. We had a really good QB but he broke his leg in practice before our first game. Our #3 got hurt last week so we have to stick with this kid.

We definitely learned our lesson from last week. Our guys (other than the QB) showed up VERY ready to play! We should have lost with that many turnovers but our guy's seemed completely impervious to the mistakes. They were so physical last night it was almost a little scary. The opponents 2 best offensive players didn't return for the second half and that really limited what they could do. Their coaches were on the field picking up players all night long. We finally stopped fumbling the ball and rolled in the second half. Playoffs start next week.

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Your Game Results / Moving Forward, Growing...
« Last post by spidermac on Today at 03:09:09 PM »
We were playing one of the weak sisters...but after the outing we put together last week, I was concerned. Heard a couple of my players talking during a water break "We are only playing the "Insert Name of Weak Sister team here"...and I cut him off...informing him (and the rest of the team), that if we executed like we did last week, we were going to get our teeth kicked in. Also heard that the other team has been talking noise about how they are going to kick our teeth in...

We had a good week of practice going in. Let my Dawgs know that the bad guys this week are ready to beat them...that they have been talking about it, asked them what they wanted to do about it.

Saturday, my son had a recruiting event to go to, so I spent the morning with him, and drove back for our game. On the way back, I got a score update, the team we lost to last week had won again, against a good team...so I called coach to congratulate him....and we spoke about our game, tipped my hat to them, his team had always laid down for us, because we out-physicaled his team...he told me "Chris, I knew that, and all week in practice I was harping on that, called you guys bullies, told them that the bullies were going to get them again unless they dealt with them. And then he said, how do you deal with a bully? He said you hit him first, then stay on him until the teacher comes to break it up". I thought that was kind of genius, and his team did do exactly that to us, and combined with our mistakes, they left with the W.

Pre-game ritual was sharp...after we prayed it up...I decided to share what Coach had said about them, about them being "bullies". I told them that I agreed with coach, most times we are bullies, we play physically, we play through the whistle, in this case, it was not bad to be the bully....and that they should go out there and play like the bullies they are...I honestly had no idea if the words reached them or not...or if they understood what I was telling them.

Anywho...we lost the toss, and they deferred...and I am thinking, that they really believe they can beat us. Kick off goes over our deep guys head, and as he bends to pick it up, he puts his knee on the ground...we are starting at our own 35. First play of the game...stretch left...tagged with a GUT call (Guard under Tackle) and it is blocked almost perfectly...our H blocks the wrong LB, but my F is running like his hair is on fire....Gain of 32....stretch right...gain of 12...Counter, gain of 8, fast screen to the Z, 13 yards and a TD...1:52 to go 65 yards.

We kick off, they get the ball on their own 41. 1st down, -2, 2nd down, -7...the defense smells blood in the water...the start to over penetrate, 3rd down, they gain 19, then the next play they gain 39...then next play they score. Talk to the defense before the kick, tell them they have to do their jobs and not over penetrate...don't try to make a play, do your jobs and the play will come to you...

Next offensive series we score quickly again....we ran stretch right on first down to bring the ball to the 3, we run trap twice and punch the H in. By half time it was 32-6 and we were in the "mercy clock".

Six possessions, 6 scores...and they had -24 yards the rest of the game when they were on offense. We did not have a single negative play, we had one incomplete pass, and two runs that gained 0 yards when we were trying to get some back ups some touches.

Looking at the film, there were mistakes, but they were "full speed" mistakes, like my H blocking the wrong LB. They put it together this week. Monday's practice, the "bullies swagger" was back....

2 games left to make the play offs... we could finish anywhere from 1st seed to 5th seed (5th is out of the play offs)....


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