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Old 10-06-2010, 03:54 PM   #1
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i can't at all agree with the decision by St. George's. it's wrong on so many levels. i have a couple of snide comments i'd like to make... but won't. i think the story speaks for itself.

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these guys don't ever seem to have a problem with it

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That is sooooooooo wrong militia
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what?

your sooners are lucky my falcons ran out of time.
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i can't at all agree with the decision by St. George's. it's wrong on so many levels. i have a couple of snide comments i'd like to make... but won't. i think the story speaks for itself.

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It's on the league itself for putting unfair competition together. I don't begrudge St. George for pulling out, especially if their kids are about 175-200lbs on the lines compared to the other school who has kids as big as 350lbs.

It's all on the league, rather then that particular school. This is why public high schools have different divisions. In general, the bigger schools have bigger, faster, more physical players than the smaller schools so the competition is more balanced. If these private schools can't divide up into divisions to even out the competition then shame on them, JMHO...

Another analogy... it's like Holy Cross playing Notre Dame or a DIII NAIA team playing a powerhouse NCAA D1 school and expecting to compete...
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what?

your sooners are lucky my falcons ran out of time.
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight keep thinking that
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Another analogy... it's like Holy Cross playing Notre Dame or a DIII NAIA team playing a powerhouse NCAA D1 school and expecting to compete...
no, it's really not.

does Holy Cross cancel the game because they're afraid the big bad meanies from Notre Dame will hurt their precious little butterfly players? no they don't. even if they don't stand a chance of winning, they play. because it's about the competition. it's about the challenge of taking on a task that seems impossible and giving it your best effort. even if you lose... you come away from the game knowing yourself a bit better.

i'm sorry, but this decision by St. George's is not the same. this is a bunch of metrosexual administrators who probably pee sitting down on the toilet. those kids are playing football for the enjoyment of the sport. so what if they are smaller and slower. it's not like they are playing the 1985 Bears out there. it's an opposing HS. injuries can happen at any time. no matter who you play. but there's no guarantee that this game would result in any more or any more serious injuries than normal.

but no... these precious little rainbow colored butterflies need to be protected from the big bad meanies on the other team. that's just wrong. if i was a player on St. George's, i'd be pretty disgusted by my school's administration for this decision. they should let the kids play.

whether or not the schools should be in the same division is a different issue. but they are in the same division now. this is a scheduled game. they should have allowed the kids to show up and play.

maybe i'm wrong, but that's my take on it.
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I do think that..... I bet you've been ****ting diamonds the last three weeks after watching your sooners "dominate" Air Force, Cinci (lol), and Texas.

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no, it's really not.

does Holy Cross cancel the game because they're afraid the big bad meanies from Notre Dame will hurt their precious little butterfly players? no they don't. even if they don't stand a chance of winning, they play. because it's about the competition. it's about the challenge of taking on a task that seems impossible and giving it your best effort. even if you lose... you come away from the game knowing yourself a bit better.

i'm sorry, but this decision by St. George's is not the same. this is a bunch of metrosexual administrators who probably pee sitting down on the toilet. those kids are playing football for the enjoyment of the sport. so what if they are smaller and slower. it's not like they are playing the 1985 Bears out there. it's an opposing HS. injuries can happen at any time. no matter who you play. but there's no guarantee that this game would result in any more or any more serious injuries than normal.

but no... these precious little rainbow colored butterflies need to be protected from the big bad meanies on the other team. that's just wrong. if i was a player on St. George's, i'd be pretty disgusted by my school's administration for this decision. they should let the kids play.

whether or not the schools should be in the same division is a different issue. but they are in the same division now. this is a scheduled game. they should have allwoed the kids to show up and play.

maybe i'm wrong, but that's my take on it.
You're completely missing the point.

Holy Cross is not in the same damn league as Notre Dame. There's a reason public high schools and colleges divide up into different divisions, different leagues, etc. It's because not all schools compete on the same level. That seems to be the case with St. George and Lawrence Academy. Obviously LA takes football way more seriously than St. George does so again, why is St. George even in the same league as LA?

Again, this is an indication the ISL league is not administered correctly...
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I'd like to hear what the team thinks...so far none of the players or coaches has been interviewed
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its hard to blame them. this appears to be a game they literally couldnt compete in. like going to fight an army of navy seals with a stick. the other team beat every other team they played last year by 40+ points, with the exception of 2 teams.
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You are telling me a 17 year old is 350 pounds and athletic and he is not on the juice? riiiiight.
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injuries can happen at any time. no matter who you play. but there's no guarantee that this game would result in any more or any more serious injuries than normal.
No guarantees but a little common sense suggests it's quite likely to be so. Then again maybe this other team is so dominant that once they're up by a few scores they would take it easy on the runts.

I see injuries like this constantly - scrawny kids pushed into playing football either by their own desire or their parents and competing against kids who are giants and way bigger than me - lots of injuries to go around. Fortunately most are broken bones and kids heal quick; but I've seen several bad ones. Size and muscle mass certainly do matter.
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You're completely missing the point.

Holy Cross is not in the same damn league as Notre Dame. There's a reason public high schools and colleges divide up into different divisions, different leagues, etc. It's because not all schools compete on the same level. That seems to be the case with St. George and Lawrence Academy. Obviously LA takes football way more seriously than St. George does so again, why is St. George even in the same league as LA?

Again, this is an indication the ISL league is not administered correctly...
Exactly. People are sitting here quick to the trigger to call another school/administration p***Y.

At the end of the day, it's about the safety of the players as they've said. Was there even any information on the size differences?

JohnGalt is a ****ing moron.
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does Holy Cross cancel the game because they're afraid the big bad meanies from Notre Dame will hurt their precious little butterfly players? no they don't. even if they don't stand a chance of winning, they play. because it's about the competition.
Pfui. It's about the payday for the smaller school, not the competition.
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no, it's really not.

does Holy Cross cancel the game because they're afraid the big bad meanies from Notre Dame will hurt their precious little butterfly players? no they don't. even if they don't stand a chance of winning, they play. because it's about the competition. it's about the challenge of taking on a task that seems impossible and giving it your best effort. even if you lose... you come away from the game knowing yourself a bit better.

i'm sorry, but this decision by St. George's is not the same. this is a bunch of metrosexual administrators who probably pee sitting down on the toilet. those kids are playing football for the enjoyment of the sport. so what if they are smaller and slower. it's not like they are playing the 1985 Bears out there. it's an opposing HS. injuries can happen at any time. no matter who you play. but there's no guarantee that this game would result in any more or any more serious injuries than normal.

but no... these precious little rainbow colored butterflies need to be protected from the big bad meanies on the other team. that's just wrong. if i was a player on St. George's, i'd be pretty disgusted by my school's administration for this decision. they should let the kids play.

whether or not the schools should be in the same division is a different issue. but they are in the same division now. this is a scheduled game. they should have allowed the kids to show up and play.

maybe i'm wrong, but that's my take on it.
So that means I can put you in the ring with Chuck LaDell because the promoter set it up that way and you should just stick it out and take on the impossible task? You'd get killed and ofr what purpose?
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if i was a player on St. George's, i'd be pretty disgusted by my school's administration for this decision. they should let the kids play.
That's the dumbest ****ing thought process one could have. Nothing but egotistical thinking, not taking anything into consideration, or any of the variables of the situation.

You're a ****ing dumbass.

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We're talking about kids here, folks. This isn't the NFL, or college. It's absurd that a team averaging 40 point margins of victory is in that league.

Calling them pansies for not competing in what is clearly an unfair contest is idiotic.
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no, it's really not.

does Holy Cross cancel the game because they're afraid the big bad meanies from Notre Dame will hurt their precious little butterfly players? no they don't. even if they don't stand a chance of winning, they play. because it's about the competition. it's about the challenge of taking on a task that seems impossible and giving it your best effort. even if you lose... you come away from the game knowing yourself a bit better.

i'm sorry, but this decision by St. George's is not the same. this is a bunch of metrosexual administrators who probably pee sitting down on the toilet. those kids are playing football for the enjoyment of the sport. so what if they are smaller and slower. it's not like they are playing the 1985 Bears out there. it's an opposing HS. injuries can happen at any time. no matter who you play. but there's no guarantee that this game would result in any more or any more serious injuries than normal.

but no... these precious little rainbow colored butterflies need to be protected from the big bad meanies on the other team. that's just wrong. if i was a player on St. George's, i'd be pretty disgusted by my school's administration for this decision. they should let the kids play.

whether or not the schools should be in the same division is a different issue. but they are in the same division now. this is a scheduled game. they should have allowed the kids to show up and play.

maybe i'm wrong, but that's my take on it.
woah woah woah... don't hate on the metrosexuals. this is about mexicans.
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please. just stick in the Rudy DVD and get their arses on the field.
That's what I'd do, but then I keep forgetting that it's okay (an in some cases even reguarded as admirable by some) to just outright quit these days.
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so when I took on a 3 time State champ who hadnt let anyone out of the first period my senior year in wrestling, i should have not gone out there to compete and just forfeit...**** that
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so when I took on a 3 time State champ who hadnt let anyone out of the first period my senior year in wrestling, i should have not gone out there to compete and just forfeit...**** that
Were you in the same weight class? If you were then you should compete. Wrestling is as much about knowing the correct moves as it is about sheer strength. I won me a match or two by knowing better moves than the other guy even though the other guy threw me around the mat...

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I could actually understand this if you've got a small private school with a bunch of 130 pounders playing an elite private school with state-wide recruits.
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