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  1. Showing my age, but I played youth football in the era of the "Ickey Shuffle." When I scored my first TD, guess what I did? The referee's flag after I spiked the ball and then the reprimand from the coach quickly got my attention. So my career stats include 1 (and only 1) Ickey Shuffle celebration. My irritation with the clip isn't with the 3rd graders. They are just imitating what they have seen on TV/YouTube/TikTok. It does bother me that a coach and parents allow such behavior.
    7 points
  2. I had a roommate that met a smoking hot chick in BRipple back in the late 90s. They dated for a while, but when it became apparent she was also off the charts crazy...he dumped her. Fast forward 6 months, we bump into her at Rock Lobster. They hook up.... My roommate "She's got a new job, now." "She really doesn't go to bars that much anymore." "Guys, she's not really that Crazy". Within two weeks they were back together again. (Narrator in Morgan Freeman voice: "She was, in fact, still crazy.") I have no idea why I would be sharing that anecdote on this particular thread.🤪
    6 points
  3. This is so trashy and I agree, the parents and leaders who condone this are raising a generation of trash.
    6 points
  4. Piratefan You dont know. You make things up all the time. Nobody went to Shamen. No locker room issues and NO one transferred. Read what the man said in the article. Family, family is pulling him away from city. As I have stated before been to every game for 20 years. My youngest played for him was team captain and loves the man. Wish my other two boys could have played for him. Just a huge loss for City. Wish Coach Mason nothing but the best and thank you coach !! A job well done !!
    5 points
  5. Since I posted that, I’ve spoken to a highly regarded athletic trainer I know. He related that there are a number of case studies of “commotio cordis” resulting from football contact. This is a condition where a sharp blow to a specific place, at a specific point in the heart’s rhythm, results in cardiac arrest. I was aware of cases involving baseball pitchers struck in the chest by a line drive, or a hockey player by a slap shot. So, it’s entirely possible that this routine looking tackle is what caused his arrest.
    5 points
  6. The dude couldn't even beat the Little Giants, so what can he do with a bunch of Indians? Oh wait, being told that's another Kevin O'Shea. Never mind. Great hire for TL. At least makes the Hoosier a little more interesting when the Knights visit Monticello.
    4 points
  7. This is a post I made a couple weeks ago and I feel it's appropriate here. There is a huge difference between getting excited and celebrating with your teammates and trying to show up an opponent. There is too much of the "hey look at me, look what I did" attitude instead of the focus being on the success of the team. I know I'm "old school" and I am good with that. Gritty, not pretty. There are far too many people worrying about how cool they look and getting style points instead of getting gritty and doing whatever it takes to accomplish the task at hand without worrying one bit about what that looks like. We have people spending more time and energy practicing their new celebration dances and hand shakes instead of using that time and energy refining their craft. The best celebration and one of the best things about all of sports is turning and celebrating with the people you’ve put in the blood, sweat, and tears with. Once people figure out it’s not about YOU as an individual, it’s about US as a team, they just improved immensely at any sport and as a part of any team they are a part of. WE B4 ME! I hope everyone has a great day!
    4 points
  8. Donnie!! Get out of that love triangle buddy!! https://fox59.com/news/indycrime/docs-bob-tom-comedian-shot-at-after-caught-by-husband-while-having-affair-with-high-school-sweetheart-in-indianapolis?utm_source=wxin_app&utm_medium=social&utm_content=share-link
    4 points
  9. Yeah, the Bears are already in contracts negotiations to purchase the massive property once owned by Arlington International Racecourse. They are rumored to be closing in Q4 of this year. They aren't even entertaining the idea of staying at Soldier Field, which would still be owned by the City of Chicago. Lightfood is just trying to save face to the casual fans who will be foolish enough to think she tried to keep the Bears in Chicago. They technically don't even reside in Chicago as is. Their HQ and training facilities, Halas Hall, is in the northern suburb of Lake Forest. The Bears are finally doing the right thing and building their own stadium with a surrounding entertainment district as opposed to continue to pay rent to play in a dump owned by the Chicago Parks Dept. I believe the roof will be closed or at the very least retractable. They're going to be want to host Final Fours and get a Super Bowl.
    4 points
  10. Just throwing one out there to see who would bite. You never disappoint. 😂🤣😅
    4 points
  11. More than likely, I believe he will be told by doctors to not keep playing. Not sure what league protocol would be either. I also do not believe that one incident makes you more susceptible to it happening again compared to someone who has never had it happen. I will be curious to see how this plays out for him. I am just glad he is still here and on the road to recovery. I did see he had a provision in his contract that he would only be paid a percentage of his contract if he ended up on the IR. The Bills front office, with the agreement of the NFL and the NFLPA, are going to pay him his full salary through this. Very classy move on the part of the Bills owner and front office.
    4 points
  12. I think this is the right move.…and a wonderful save for Coach Walters.
    4 points
  13. Going to UCLA Congrats to the young man
    4 points
  14. While rare this is not that uncommon in bat and ball sports. I seem to recall a 12-13 year old baseball player around Cincinnatti in the not so distant past. You hear of this stuff occasionally. If you’re a coach PLEASE GET YOUR CPR TRAINING! I was involved in an accident several years back, CPR within seconds and local police with a AED responded within 90 seconds. If your school does not have an AED at every athletic venue, urge them to do so. I think most trainers have them as part of their kit.
    4 points
  15. I ran middle and long distance in HS and college (which the 880 paid for)…….it was never fun…..NEVER.….EVER. I’d much rather been talented at hoops which WAS fun.
    3 points
  16. Last night was a sobering reminder that there are things more important than football. One thing to keep in mind. There has been an awful lot of conversation in recent years about the effects of violent contact on the health of the players, short and long term. But this horrific incident had absolutely nothing to do with the nature of football. This was a sudden cardiac arrest, almost certainly from an arrhythmia, and there was no trauma involved. It could just as easily have happened when he was standing in the checkout line at the grocery store. The outcome will be determined by how quickly and effectively they got chest compressions going while they used a defibrillator to restore a normal sinus rhythm and get blood circulating effectively. Without circulating blood, brain tissue starts to die in just a few minutes. The fact that they were able to restore a heartbeat while he was still on the field is a positive sign. People recover well from cardiac arrest followed by CPR … on TV. In real life, recovery without some type of damage is, unfortunately, uncommon.
    3 points
  17. I think the issue schools have run into is that IMG uses these road trips to recruit and poach. I know that the Georgia association, whatever name it goes by, has banned their member schools from playing IMG. Several years ago, the head coach from Westlake Carroll was at the Notre Dame coaches clinic. They had played IMG the previous season and got waxed, but there were also a handful of players from that area that had transferred mid school year to IMG. I am not saying kids don't deserve opportunities, but this seems to be a bit of letting the fox in the henhouse to pluck a few.
    3 points
  18. 3 points
  19. At Rochester, we have a drill we run called "Touchdown drill". Players get divided up into groups and each player starts 15 yards from the end zone and runs the ball in for a touchdown. The group has to then go and congratulate them and find a teammate to celebrate with. If you want kids to do it, you have to practice it. Like you said team success is the whole point, not tearing down the other team with a celebration. If you are that good of a team, let the scoreboard speak for itself.
    3 points
  20. Yeah, regardless if Pike won one State Championship and floundered into a Top 100 across the USA (97th just barely) The definition of a dynasty is not 1 State Championship over 14 years, I would better coin them as a (Cinderella or One Hit Wonder). Here is a better depiction for Indiana Dynasty's (2003-present) via Calpreps.
    3 points
  21. I would echo @foxbat comments. We had Seymour on the front of our jersey that means we’re representing not only our school but our community. I even addressed it with our parents. I had very specific ideas on how we acted. I always felt like this went hand in hand with the states mission of education based sports.
    3 points
  22. There is always one bozo who will show up at the board meeting and ask that question....then they will oppose a zero percent or a couple dollar increase to their property taxes then ask why we don't pay the teachers more with that money.....if only it worked that way.
    3 points
  23. Some good news for IU: Why QB Tayven Jackson is transferring to IU football: 'This was home.' (msn.com)
    3 points
  24. He does start with "Trust your brothers"....so there is that. 😁
    3 points
  25. So, was the Texans’ win over the Colts Louie Smith’s biggest win for the Bears? 😂🤣😅
    3 points
  26. I was a fast pitch softball catcher back in the 1960's and I only wore a mask. I had ball marks over most of my body at the end of a season, but I loved playing the position. Looking back, I was real lucky that I didn't get seriously injured. The only serious injury I had was congratulating a home run by a teammate. I broke my hand in the melee. I caught about 50-60 games a year for most of those years. I'm so happy that Damar Hamlin is progressing. It looked pretty bad for a day or two. Medical science has really improved in the last 20 years or so. The on field response was swift and the first responders knew exactly what to do!
    3 points
  27. Nobody who watched Carson play regularly is surprised by his success. I laughed when I heard IU told him he lacked breakaway speed. How often does that come into play for IU vs. a guy who can break tackles? IU's backs get an open hole about as often as Halley's Comet makes a pass.
    3 points
  28. I like where this is headed.
    3 points
  29. https://www.courierpress.com/story/sports/high-school/2023/01/03/ihsaa-football-ifca-2022-good-works-players-teams-who-helped-indiana-communities/69774887007/ Congrats to the teams and players recognized by the IFCA for giving back to their communities. Well done!
    3 points
  30. The epitome of it wearing off was his pregame speech before the Purdue game. Man was that cringeworthy. Anything gimmicky just does not seem to work (row the boat comes to mind). Jusst the same, a coach who yells and screams all the time wears out too. It all just becomes noise.
    3 points
  31. Guy walks into the library and says “I want a book entitled ‘Pavlov’s Dog & Schrodinger’s Cat.’” The librarian replies “That rings a bell, but I don’t know whether it’s in or not.”
    3 points
  32. Somebody please explain to me how that wasn't targeting on Michigan's last offensive play.
    3 points
  33. It was chemtrails
    2 points
  34. I watched at most 3 minutes of that game. The writing was on the wall when it was known the amount and quality of Purdue starters who were sitting out. LSU has way too much talent across their depth charts for a seriously depleted Purdue team to compete with. With that said, is it fair to criticize Brian Brohm and Hagen at all for that performance? Personally, I would have been embarrassed if I were them. No fight whatsoever. Nor did they look prepared.
    2 points
  35. Medical malpractice lawyer for 35 years. Lots of cases involving cardiac arrests, arrhythmias, CPR, etc.
    2 points
  36. Also, this is another example of the first to post superseding being the most accurate.
    2 points
  37. From what I was told today, Blackhawk will be playing at Zollner Stadium next year.
    2 points
  38. Took a 5-6 Central Missouri team to 10-2 in five years. Took a 4-6 Sam Houston State team to 14-1 in just two years. Tulane was 3-9 in 2015. Now sitting at 12-2. How come it's always the football coaches with the best players in the country who get dubbed as the best coach in the country (Nick Saben)?
    2 points
  39. Notre Dame is just different. If they offer a scholarship to just anyone, then they're no longer unique. I love how they recruit smart kids who find their way into the playoffs. It's also refreshing listening to their post game interviews. Well rounded young men.
    2 points
  40. I don't think you want to overwhelm your locker room with TOO much love, that could backfire. "Love your teammates" has become cliche'. You better come up with something different if you want to win football games. Football players are suppose to have a killer instinct. How bout this...........respect your teammates, kick ass, and have fun while doing it. In a sportsmanship kind of way of course. And throw out the "all business" approach. Let your kids have swagger. They'll play loose, they'll play better.
    2 points
  41. Not supposed to get political here so I'll just say that the whole LEO concept played in perfectly to those who run IU. That's how we got stuck with Allen. They knew who he was when they fired Wilson to keep him. (He was heading back to Ole Miss.) Allen's style & IU are a perfect fit.
    2 points
  42. Still not sure how Allen became a multi-million dollar coach. If he can do it, then there's 30-40 high school coaches from the state of Indiana who could do it also.
    2 points
  43. I am torn on that comment.... I don't know much about TCU.....I do think they have a better QB than Michigan.....faster WR's....and their line won the LOS scrimmage battle, gaining more almost 90 more yards rushing...and that really surprised me. Michigan was down 21-6 at half and was always playing catchup. TCU made Michigan pay with bad throws from their QB. They ate up those interceptions. Claiming Michigan only beat themselves, its oversimplifying in my opinion, and it doesn't give credit to an opponent.
    2 points
  44. Those games are the worst. Nothing worse than losing to an inferior opponent. TCU proved to a formidable opponent, but the better team will be sitting at home on January 9th. It happens at all levels.............and it's hard to move on and forget.
    2 points
  45. Georgia better get a pass rush working because their secondary is their weak link
    2 points
  46. Shoulder? I've got no dog in this hunt either but that sure looks like he hit with the crown of his helmet.
    2 points
  47. Well, let’s see what the Wolverines can do in the 2nd half. Gotta to get scores when that close to the end zone. Horrible pick 6. Speaking of horrible, how in the world did the Michigan TD pass get reversed following replay? Nothing close to warrant an overturn of the call. Fumble on the next play resulting in a TO. Officials factored big time in taking earned points off the board.
    2 points
  48. It was close! Here is the breakdown on the voting: Player of the Year 134 - Reid Schroeder (Southridge) ============================== 68 - Mason Wunderlich (Mater Dei) 64 - John Purdy (Castle) 52 - Clay Conner (Boonville) 50 - Chase Jones (Tecumseh) 49 - Roland Vera Jr. (Reitz) 24 - OTHERS Coach of the Year 164 - Scott Buening (Southridge) ============================== 135 - Mike Goebel (Mater Dei) 66 - Bret Szabo (Tecumseh) 61 - Cory Brunson (Reitz) 15 - OTHERS Quarterback (1) 150 - Mason Wunderlich (Mater Dei) ============================== 134 - Tanner Boyd (Gibson Southern) 60 - Liam Stone (North Posey) 35 - Matthew Fisher (Memorial) 32 - Xander Hunt (Vincennes Lincoln) 16 - OTHERS 14 - Hudson Allen (Southridge) Running back (2) 168 - Reid Schroeder (Southridge) 113 - Chase Jones (Tecumseh) ============================== 79 - Reece Wilder (Boonville) 73 - Devan Roberts (Gibson Southern) 61 - Jonas Burnett (Reitz) 57 - Joey Pierre (Mater Dei) 52 - Antonio Harris (Castle) 51 - Angelo St. Louis (North) 36 - Jed Galvin (North Posey) 36 - Sawyer Guillaume (Perry Central) 13 - OTHERS Wide receivers (3) 169 - Carter Harris (Southridge) 160 - Sean DeLong (Gibson Southern) 135 - Weston Aigner (Castle) ============================== 133 - Marques Ballard (Boonville) 128 - Hayden Summers (Reitz) 98 - Xavier Thomas (Reitz) 77 - Jackson Graff (North Posey) 70 - Leo Collins (Memorial) 61 - Caleb Ellspermann (Memorial) 13 - OTHERS Offensive linemen (5) 239 - Luke Meyer (Southridge) 203 - Jacob Bales (Gibson Southern) 172 - Cody Wells (Mater Dei) 165 - Timothy Dixon (North) 164 - Harlen Summers (Reitz) ============================== 160 - Reid Jochem (Forest Park) 143 - Edward Hartig (Memorial) 127 - Austin Vanover (Mater Dei) 106 - Jack Cassidy (Memorial) 104 - Daniel Nash (Vincennes Lincoln) 24 - OTHERS Kicker (1) 154 - Seth Deom (Heritage Hills) ============================== 132 - Reece Wolf (Forest Park) 128 - Tyler Sitzman (Mater Dei) 17 - OTHERS 10 - Keifer Sanderson (Reitz) Defensive linemen (4) 212 - Yamil Arroyo (Southridge) 191 - Brody Klem (Gibson Southern) 170 - Stihl Scott (Boonville) 156 - Tye Whitledge (Gibson Southern) ============================== 140 - Kelton Farmer (Memorial) 135 - Levi Oxley (Reitz) 130 - Calab Utley (Reitz) 90 - Kaleb Harris (North) 86 - Cale Johnson (North) 77 - Jayden Hazelwood (North) 16 - OTHERS Linebackers (4) 226 - Caleb Kramer (Southridge) 225 - John Purdy (Castle) 183 - Braydon Durham (Heritage Hills) 166 - Carter Wolfe (Boonville) ============================== 146 - Luke Foster (Gibson Southern) 141 - Mitch Adler (Mater Dei) 117 - Spencer Turner (Mater Dei) 88 - Alex Broshears (Memorial) 88 - Carac Johnson (Memorial) 15 - OTHERS Defensive backs (3) 185 - Clay Conner (Boonville) 163 - Roland Vera Jr. (Reitz) 161 - Drew Dupont (Tecumseh) ============================== 150 - Brenden Chew (Heritage Hills) 142 - Cooper Aigner (Boonville) 107 - Bralen Bair (Jasper) 89 - Wyatt Stratman (Mater Dei) 84 - J'Khari Phifer (Reitz) 83 - Ayden Salpietra (Castle) 56 - Jackson Draper (Memorial) 49 - Austin Webster (North Daviess) 46 - Asher Horn (Harrison) 43 - Caleb Bottum (North Knox) 33 - DeJuan Gillis (Vincennes Lincoln) 21 - OTHERS Punter (1) 141 - Cade Bayer (Forest Park) ============================== 118 - Charlie Kabrick (Jasper) 102 - Brayden Bishop (Castle) 65 - Hayden Gilmore (Princeton) 15 - OTHERS Tidbits: North's Timothy Dixon and Castle's John Purdy repeated as members of the team. Dixon was an offensive lineman and Purdy was a linebacker in 2021 and 2022. Forst Park earned a spot on the all-area team for the first time since voting started in 2016. Fans have yet to include players on nine teams in Southwestern Indiana (North Daviess, North Knox, Perry Central, Pike Central, Princeton, South Spencer, Tell City, Vincennes Lincoln & Washington). This is the third time that the player and coach of the year were from the same school. The prior two were Memorial in 2019 (coach John Hurley and defensive lineman Brock Combs) and in 2021 for Gibson Southern (coach Nick Hart & quarterback Brady Allen). Historical info since fans choice team started in 2016 Players & coaches who have qualified multiple years: 3 - Brady Allen (Gibson Southern), 2019-21 3 - Scott Buening (Southridge), 2017, 2020 & 2022 3 - Branson Combs (Memorial), 2015-17 2 - Jacob Boberg (Central), 2018 & 2020 2 - Will Brackett (Memorial), 2018-19 2 - Kenny Butler (Castle), 2019-20 2 - Cole Calvert (Southridge), 2017 & 2019 2 - Brock Combs (Memorial), 2018-19 2 - Joey Diekman (Reitz), 2016-17 2 - Isaiah Dunham (Reitz), 2016-17 2 - Teorien (Tory) Evans (Central), 2019-20 2 - Tre'jon Evans (Central), 2016 & 2019 2 - Max Goodwin (Memorial), 2017-18 2 - Drew Hart (Memorial), 2016-17 2 - Aidan Jochem (Southridge), 2020-21 2 - Austin Jones (Memorial), 2018-19 2 - Michael Lindauer (Memorial), 2017-18 2 - Eli McDurmon (Mater Dei), 2020-21 2 - Keioni McGuire (Memorial), 2017-18 2 - Jarrett Naas (Reitz), 2016 & 2018 2 - Steven Pritchett (Central), 2020-21 2 - Evan Reff (Castle), 2020-21 2 - Isaac Sellers (Gibson Southern), 2016-17 2 - Niles Sutton (Castle), 2019-20 2 - Miguel Turnbaugh (Memorial), 2017-18 2 - Drew Weinzapfel (Memorial), 2020-21 All-time number of players & coaches by team (2016-present): 32 - Memorial 26 - Southridge 24 - Gibson Southern 21 - Central 15 - Castle 15 - Mater Dei 15 - Reitz 7 - Heritage Hills 6 - Boonville 6 - North 2 - Harrison 1 - Bosse 1 - Forest Park 1 - Jasper 1 - Mount Vernon 1 - North Posey To be eligible, a player must have been named to one of the local all-star teams and play for a team in Southwestern Indiana (Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Martin, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh & Warrick counties). Generally, a player must have been named on more than one all-star team to be a finalist, but write-in votes were also accepted.
    2 points
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