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  1. Yeah, spring football would be a colossal mistake.
  2. I agree. I was pleasantly surprised with our OL & DL in the scrimmage. Jasper looks bigger to me than Castle though. One thing is for sure, there is no easing into the season when you have Jasper Wk. 1. From a historical perspective, Jasper is the opponent Memorial has faced the most outside of the SIAC. Jasper leads the all-time series 18-24. The first meeting was in 1962, with Jasper winning 21-14. The Wildcats and Tigers have played annually since 1997. During that 21 year span, Jasper leads the series 16-5.
  3. The strengths and weaknesses of these two teams could not be more different. Jasper has a big, experienced line. Memorial has a corp of receivers and DBs. Jasper has always caused problems for Memorial by pounding the ball on the ground and I would expect that to be game plan this year. Memorial is going to have to be efficient on O and score a lot of points to force Jasper to put the ball into the air. As always, it should be a great game and environment between these old rivals.
  4. You have very valid arguments and I've really enjoyed the discussion, but I don't think you can use a pro sport or even the NCAA to justify a HS system change though. It's a completely different animal and driven so much by money/TV. Time to head out and get the car loaded up. Its football Friday!!!
  5. A - I could care less about basketball. No I'm no apologist for P-5. LOL.. B - Coach Hape tweeted out that SIAC co-championship last year just like we did and Central did, so it must mean something.... I remain convinced that the more moving parts there are in any "system", the more likely it is the IHSAA will screw it up.
  6. I can't speak for anywhere but SW IN, but participation seems fine, attendance, media coverage, social media and community involvement are VERY HIGH down here. We had a media day with 20+ schools last week. It was everywhere. Tv Stations running previews of all teams. People are chomping at the bit..
  7. I edited my post because I screwed up the opponent records on my first try, but I would argue the 5-4 team is far more worthy. But my gut tells me that an IHSAA proposal would more than likely go with the 7-2 team. Just FYI, the 5-4 team is Ev. Mater Dei, who plays bigger schools all season and took 2A state champ Southridge to OT in the Sectional final. The 7-2 team s North Posey, who mainly plays 2A & 3A schools and lost in Round 1 to Linton (who is 1A enrollment but got bumped up due to success factor).
  8. Again, my biggest fear is the IHSAA screwing up another good IFCA proposal, but indulge me for a moment. Suppose there is one spot left in 2A South and the spot comes down to 2 teams from SW IN. One is 5-4 with a SOS of 93 and opponent records of 34-27 (not counting 2 out of state opponents). The other is 7-2 with a SOS of 200 and opponent records of 37-45. Who gets in?
  9. Me too brother, me too. Tough one to break.... Tried and failed many times....
  10. I get all that. A team from a weak conference "qualifies" by beating the other teams in that weak conference in either the regular season or a conference tourney. That doesn't help the qualifier argument being made here. My point is that there is an "all-in" component to March Madness (weak conferences are at least guaranteed 1 spot) and it isn't a perfect comparison to what the qualifier supporters want. Those weak conferences, no matter how they determine who gets the 1 bid, are taking spots away from better teams from Power 5 conferences who deserve to be in the field. I am a fan of seeding. Reitz shouldn't have played Central in Round 1 last year just like Memorial shouldn't have played Gibson Southern in Round 1 the year before. If seeding (1-2 or 1-whatever) was adopted, under the current format a team could overcome a bad seed by winning the next game. A team who doesn't get into the tournament cannot. Said another way, I'm okay with seeding errors. I'm not okay with qualification errors. The bottom line for me is this: I have little to no faith that the IHSAA leadership could develop a good qualification system. They tweaked a very sound IFCA success factor proposal so that it now has too short of a period in determining "success" sod depending upon whether that 2 years of success is during the 2 year cycle or straddles the end of one cycle and the beginning of another, two schools that have the exact same success could have different results - 1 is bumped, the other wasn't. That to me isn't a good system. I also don't want to blow up good conferences like the SIAC. And my position has nothing to do with Indy vs. non-Indy. The IHSAA bias is not Indy vs. non-Indy. Look at the make-up of the designates from the member schools. Only one category of schools is grossly under-represented and has token representation.... Good luck to the Panthers tonight. Stay healthy. I don't care what side you're on, THAT is funny!!!
  11. Good debate gents. Washington DC could learn a thing or two from the GID, that’s for sure.
  12. UMBC qualified by winning an all-in low tier conference tournament, not by what they did in the regular season. They also took a spot from a team that probably was more deserving based on the regular season. The NCAA basketball tournament is grossly flawed bc low tier conferences get automatic bids. Power 5 conferences have teams every year that don’t get it but are more deserving than 15+ teams that get in because of all-in conference tournaments. It has the same flaws as you say the IN system has - first round blow-outs, teams that probably don’t deserve to be there relative to other teams, etc.
  13. Frankly, I don’t think that final game, whether it’s a win against another 2-7 team or getting throttled by a 9-0 team is going to impact any kid’s life all that much. Same for the teachable moments in that final week. I’d be interested to see how your model would rank Gibson Southern, Ev. Memorial, Imdpls. Brebeuf and West Lafayette based on last year’s data.
  14. Smack Talk

    I agree Coach! Hilarious!!
  15. That isn’t my premise. It was just a statement. I’ve stated my opinion and why. As for blowouts, there are blowouts all across the state every week. And there would be more in a system where wins and margin of victory impacted whether or not a team qualifies for the tournament. We had several games last year where we could have scored 60-70 points and humiliated an opponent (regular season and post-season), our coach used those games to give meaningful reps to all players.
  16. Seed the top 2, put them in opposite brackets and ping pong the rest.
  17. I’d like to poll the ADs of those same schools and see how many would have no problem incurring the expenses of traveling to play a game in Wk. 10 and getting no gate, with no guarantee of a reciprocal game the following year vs getting a share of the Sectional pot as they would under the all-in system.
  18. I agree FT, seedlings Sectionals, while.not perfect, would solve the big problem you describe. But even if the seeding is imperfect, a team who was maybe seeded lower than they should have been can prove it because they are in. A team who is wrongfully excluded under a qualifier system can do nothing but play another meaningless regular season game. Big difference...
  19. Bob - Using science, it is possible to prove the Earth is round. You may believe the regular season may be more meaningful under a qualifier system, but you simply cannot prove it because there is no way to measure it. As much as I respect the genius of Sagarin, the formula is not perfect. As an example, the year end 3A rankings have Gibson Southern (with a very low 168 SOS) ahead of Ev. Memorial (with a significantly higher 36 SOS), and EM defeated GS in a head to head matchup on the road in the tournament, when the game is more meaningful and all players were presumably giving not just100%, but at least 110%. A similar argument can be made for Indpls. Brebeuf and W. Lafayette.
  20. That and the possible destruction of existing conferences are the reasons I am not a fan of a qualifier system. Sure they could, but what school/coach do you think would do or has done that in the 34 years of the all-in format? A qualifier system could have quirks that might exclude a team that should make the post-season. It happened in the old cluster system and no qualifier system (human or computer decided) is going to be perfect. IMO the benefits do not outweigh the risks. I understand the argument Bobref and others make about it making the regular season better, but I personally just don't believe it.
  21. I can't see them on my phone but can on my laptop...
  22. We are by no means a “country” school, but we’re fine playing Indy-area schools. Seed the Sectionals and that accomplishes a lot...
  23. PAC teams about to be in the spotlight at SW IN football media day: www.courierpress.com/story/sports/high-school/2018/08/06/courier-press-hosts-first-annual-high-school-football-media-day/913657002/
  24. Bob do you believe there are teams that don’t treat every regular season game as “do or die”? I’ve been watching HS football for 40 years and have never seen a game where I thought a team wasn’t trying to win. Never seen a team forfeit to prevent injuries either.