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slicer28

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  1. Newsflash, DT thinks the DAC stinks!!!! As "down" as the DAC is, the DAC opponents Penn played were the 3 most competitive games they played last season.
  2. Well this is basically an accusation that Michigan City is actively attempting to recruit players from other schools to transfer.... interesting... 1) I don't buy the implication that no other DAC teams are trying to make a deep run in the playoffs. That's just a terrible take. 2) I also don't agree that parents in the area are scrambling to get their kids to Michigan City because they are the only ones trying. The combine last week was an opportunity for kids to get seen by small colleges. It's not a recruiting fest for Michigan City. If it was I can guarantee you that they would have a real tough time getting other coaches to support sending their players there (like many do). Obviously, Michigan City is not my favorite DAC team... that's what rivalries are all about, but I also appreciate the turn around they have had there the past couple years. The truth is that a lot of us in the area knew there was a great chance for these past few classes of MC players to be special. They have been special for years before they even got to high school.
  3. The Sharpe Family incurred tremendous expenses over the past year. Not only have they incurred the medical expenses, but they have basically lived out of suitcases in hotels and in Ronald McDonald houses for the past year. The Slicer Football Association in connection with the the LP Football family and the LPHS athletic department are accepting donations to support the Sharpe Family. If you feel the desire to help out a fellow member of the Indiana High School Football family you can donate via the link below. Just be sure to add "For the Sharpe Family" in the notes section of your donation. https://slicerfootball.com/donate
  4. The Supreme Court didn't "legalize" sports gambling. It simply ruled that the The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was unconstitutional and constituted an overreach of Federal power. The court's position primarily revolved around the fact that the law was regulating state legislatures and not the actual activity of sports gambling. The court actually stated that the Federal government has the power to regulate sports gambling directly. The final summarizing paragraphs of the majority opinion of the court are quite telling: "The legalization of sports gambling is a controversial subject. Supporters argue that legalization will produce revenue for the States and critically weaken illegal sports betting operations, which are often run by organized crime. Opponents contend that legalizing sports gambling will hook the young on gambling, encourage people of modest means to squander their savings and earnings, and corrupt professional and college sports. The legalization of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make. Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own. Our job is to interpret the law Congress has enacted and decide whether it is consistent with the Constitution. PASPA is not. PASPA “regulate(s) state governments’ regulation” of their citizens, New York, 505 U. S., at 166. The Constitution gives Congress no such power."
  5. Not everyone has the same system, but I can say that I believe that all but 1 of the DAC teams have real time sideline replay systems in place now. They have different ways of storing and distributing the video, but all of the realtime systems are obviously solid state. Some are newer than others. Some are run by a couple players who aren't dressed for the game and others are run by volunteers or members of the coaching staff. My guess is that most of the larger schools have the systems in place and more are getting them every season. Honestly, I only really know the capabilities of 1 system, but it's pretty impressive. As I said before, the replays are available within a couple seconds after the filming stops for a particular play. The video can be slowed down and zoomed. No, there isn't 10 camera angles like the NFL or college games. Here's the problem I see, there are many different systems out there and there would really be no way for an official to know how to use every one. If there were to be an occasion to use replay they would have to rely on whoever is operating the system, or one of the coaches who has an iPad or similar device to show the replay to them. If the team has 2 angles of the play they may choose to only show one angle that shows (or doesn't show) what the official needs to see. So there are hurdles of availability of the technology and honestly the integrity of the system. I would be interested to see the system tested in some sort of a pilot program. For example, if the DAC (or any other conference) wanted to try it for a season the system could be used for a single season only for conference games. Both schools would agree to meet with the officials prior to the game to disclose how many cameras they have available for replay and identify them to the officials. This way the officials know how many views they should get to see for any replay. Each team would designate their "replay representative" who would show the replays to the officials. The replay representatives would be only allowed to show the replays to the officials, but never under any circumstances advocate for any call. Any interference by the replay representative would result in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Replay would only be allowed for turnovers and scoring plays. Each team is allowed a single challenge in the game. That's it. It's far from a perfect system. Sometimes the systems lock up, or a camera goes down for a few plays. You my just lose a camera for the one play you need it. How does that go over with an official who really wants to see the endzone angle you should have, but you don't because the freshman you had running the camera forgot to follow the play on a sweep? Maybe try it out for scrimmages first so officials and teams could just test out the idea first. I'm not sure we're ready for it yet, but the technology is there for a number of teams to make this work. In short, as of right now I'd be a no, but I would love to have a chance to try it out for a game or two just to see what would happen.
  6. Of course there are times when the evidence would be questionable. That's why I said clear and easily verifiable. In each case I was in a position where I showed a member of the opposing team's staff (or one of their volunteers) the video within seconds of the play happening. In each case I am considering here the opposing team's staff member or volunteer agreed with me that the call was wrong. In the sectional game I showed it to 2 members of the opposing team's coaching staff and they agreed that the play was called incorrectly (they joked it was payback for a questionable penalty they were called for in a previous game). We had the availability of 2 cameras, an endzone camera and the press box camera. In each case the endzone camera caught the error (once it was the near endzone and twice it was the far endzone). The pressbox camera caught the error on 2 of the occasions, but was not definitive on the last. Of course there will always be plays where you just don't have the right camera angle. I'm not really advocating for the change. Honestly, I have the best seat in the house on game night. I'm high and dry (usually) and I have access to real time video without the burden of trying to coach from it. I have a unique perspective. I also coach at the youth level and the fact that some calls just don't go your way or are just wrong are most certainly just part of the game.
  7. I wish...when I say I run the system I mean that I volunteer to run the in-game video system on game nights.
  8. I'm conflicted about this. There are a lot of parts of me that agree that this should never be a part of the High School game. However, as someone who actually runs a real time in-game video system I can tell you that obvious mistakes can be fixed easily and quickly with technology that many teams are currently using. I know not every team has the ability, but if it is available why can't it be used in certain situations? I can tell you that during last season off the top of my head I can recall 2 goalline turnovers and a 2-point conversion that we had video evidence of an incorrect call in our hands before the snap of the next play. All 3 of those errors were not judgement calls. They were clear easily verifiable errors that were made. (Players were clearly down on each play prior to the turnover, or a pass being thrown). So I'm a little conflicted. Yes, those errors tend to balance out over time, but if we have the technology to easily take a look at this stuff, why can't we? Of the 3 errors I listed above 1 error was in our favor and 2 were not. Two were in the regular season and 1 was in the Sectional final.
  9. 'PLAY FOR JAKE' and EKG Testing

    Great news about your son! The Play for Jake organization has made an amazing impact already and hopefully their reach can keep growing. If you're ever at Kiwanis Field in LaPorte and you wonder why the home field 26 yard line hash marks are orange. That's for #26 - Jake West.
  10. Gotta wonder if Mishawaka's move down to 4A this season played into this at all. They had played up at the 5A level for the previous 2 seasons. Did Coach Curtis want to stay up at 5A? We'll probably never know, but there was an awful lot of discussion around what Mishawaka would do. A lot of people on this board (as I recall) seemed to think that Curtis would not want to drop down to 4A.
  11. Valparaiso Head Coach

    Coach Mueller we hardly knew ye..... NWI Time: Valpo High football coach abruptly resigns less than three weeks after being hired
  12. Valparaiso Head Coach

    I don't find my self agreeing wholeheartedly with DT very often...but...yeah, it just seems weird.
  13. It appears that Steven Mueller will be the next Valparaiso head coach. NWI Times: Valparaiso High School will hire Steven Mueller as football coach
  14. Significant bump in regular season competition for New Prairie, but definitely a good change for both teams.
  15. That may have some truth, but the fact is he was arrested for DUI on November 18th. I'm pretty sure that sealed the deal as far as his "retirement". http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-hobart-turley-dui-st-1209-20171208-story.html Hopefully they are able to bring in someone to keep the momentum going. I thought they had a pretty decent last couple years. They just really struggled at the end of the season this year. A lot of football history there as well as great new facilities.