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Irishman

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  1. IU-Purdue Recruiting Deadlock

    We were at St. Francis today for their camp. West Lafayette was there as well. Word was their DE that has committed to Purdue is keeping the door open. He missed the camp today to spend a day at USC. he is a difference maker for the WL team; there is no doubt. That would be a big loss for Purdue as well. He has said that Michigan is still in the picture. let's just hope he does not end up THERE for the love of God.
  2. Last research report I saw showed that scientists were still up in the air regarding their effectiveness.
  3. which leads to the point I made that the rating system is overrated.
  4. In the 2017 class, there were 3 5 star rated QB's.......3. There were 5 offensive linemen, and they were all tackles. There were just 4 running backs.
  5. Let's look at facts though, shall we? In 2016-17, there were 310,000 seniors that played football. There were 33 players that received a 5 star rating from that group; that is just .01%; so let's talk about what is actually rare, shall we? It is not just rare for Indiana to have one; it is rare for most of the states in the country to have one. Let's also keep in mind that the handful of people who do these ratings live in Texas, California and Florida. Wanna guess where most 5 star recruits come from??? https://www.sbnation.com/college-football-recruiting/2018/1/26/16936186/recruiting-stars-rankings-high-school-football 98.77% of that class was unrated. The "rating" system is overrated; plain and simple. How about just letting ago of your crusade to continually beat up high school football in Indiana? You attack the game, the coaches; especially the new hires; and even more so......people you know NOTHING about.
  6. You can even go WAY back....Cap Boso, class of 82, TE, played at the University of Illinois and was drafted by the Bears.
  7. Add heading a soccer ball, a "tackle" in soccer as well is a "violent act". Many moves in wrestling....check that; wrestling is a violent act as well, so we can't do that either. While we are at it, let's stop all martial arts hockey as well. They are too violent for young people. Come to think of it, skateboards, bikes, motocross bikes, can all be pretty violent as well. Let's just do nothing for the first 18 years of our lives for fear of being hurt.
  8. By all means, let's look to google to define one aspect of the game. Please explain then, how it is possible to seize someone AND knock them to the ground? Seizing someone means getting a hold of them, correct? so, how is trying to grab someone "inflicting violence"? Does not seem to match the "intent".
  9. Tackling is merely one aspect of the game. Throwing and catching are not "violent acts". Running the ball is not a "violent act". Is it a Quarterback's job/intent to "inflict violence"? A receiver's? While an occasional tackle is rough, most are not. The "intent" in tackling, is to keep the ball from being moved down the field.
  10. The assumption that the intent to "inflict physical violence" is ridiculous. Is it a physical game? yes, but the intent is to win games, get better at it, work hard, and work with, rely on, and trust your teammates, along with the other life lessons previously mentioned.
  11. Anthony Winbush, Warren Central/Ball State signed a free agent contract with the Falcons.
  12. Illinois and Ohio start their seasons a week later than Indiana; but I think someone should have known that before replying.
  13. IU-Purdue NFL Draft Results

    It's really not fair to put this on Coach Allen or Coach Brohm (yeah, I know you did not call him out, but that just shows your bias toward disliking Allen). This senior class is not a class they recruited. So, maybe some of the decline can be blamed on Kevin Wilson????
  14. Romeo cuts list to 7

    Let's Go Hoooooooooooosiers!!!!!!!!!
  15. Romeo cuts list to 7

    Watching the live stream on facebook....this whole production is just nuts.......WAY over the top. And I am sure he is a great kid. I have heard too many quality people say so, but his body language looks like he is not interested in all of the hype in this event.
  16. Just be careful with the "rumors"....thanks
  17. I think this topic has gone too far off the rails; time to move on folks.
  18. Kevin Wright comments from IMG

    add the Indiana School for the Blind Wrestling. The conference they are in spans a number of states.
  19. Kevin Wright comments from IMG

    If it were a basketball game, he sure would.
  20. Kevin Wright comments from IMG

    While it would make perfect sense to do that, they can’t. It would be cool if they could; although many would see it as a recruiting trip for IMG. Several years ago while I was at Cathedral, we were scheduled for the Herbstreit Classic at UC. Organizers asked about us playing Mission Viejo but we were told the 300 mile rule is from the State line to the school we would play. So we ended up playing LaSalle from Cincy. The game before us was Colerain against Hoover from Alabama. If I remember correctly, Hoover HS was something like 20 or 30 miles beyond that 300 mile limit.
  21. Kevin Wright comments from IMG

    300 mile rule......cannot happen
  22. The big one it seems is that Jordy Nelson was released in Green Bay, but there are some other significant moves. Looks like the Vikings went all in with Cousins.
  23. Seymour Semi State

    The 4A game lived up to all the hype. Langford is every bit as good as advertised. Missed free throws hurt New Albany, but WC missed a LOT of easy shots in close to the basket. Looked like a great atmosphere for a big game like this one.
  24. yeah, I don't see it. If you are referring to his being a color guy on the State finals games, I can see where some might be turned off. I am not one of those.