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  1. 4 points
    A yard full of these would be impressive.
  2. 3 points
    I'd be curious of what the typical offseason dropoff is vs. the post shutdown dropoff. If memory serves right, the site usually falls drastically in traffic during the off season and picks way back up during the season. So, these "measley" numbers could just be a product of the offseason as much as the post crash, or both.
  3. 3 points
    There may not be one. Contraction, lack of interest, PP’s begin to concentrate on Lacrosse, etc., etc.
  4. 2 points
    I literally had 10 people reach out to me asking why their log ins do not work anymore in the last 2 weeks, they will get around to signing back in. Will it ever be the same as it once was during the heyday of the Holy Wars of GID, I would say probably not, why, as I have stated, the digital world we live in has transformed message boards from the go to place to the if I want to go to place. The go to places are for information 1st has been Facebook, Twitter. Me personally speaking see ZERO issues. So lets say the forum stays at 500 members come August, then our community is 500 members, still will cost you $0.00 whether there was 500 members or 5000 members. FYI: I am a twitter fella: Have access to GID twitter account: https://twitter.com/?logout=1549488372455 8000 followers : Hmmmmmmmmm
  5. 2 points
    I assume that the "GID brass" did it for the same reason I volunteer to coach youth football, serve on youth organization boards and to work varsity games on Friday nights; they love this game and believe in its value.
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    Yeah if the ROI for paying $20 to a football discussion site is reading the musings of one person who thinks every school who has a couple of bad seasons should get rid of football all together and one who believes schools have no business having football teams to begin with let alone build any facilities, I'll definitely pass.
  8. 1 point
    The mercy rule comes up for discussion at the outset of each FB season. Ohio's results showed that about approximately 1/3 of their games hit levels where the mercy rule is necessary (a certain point differential that triggers running clock except for change of possession and scores). The have over 700 schools paying football, and there are lots of lopsided scores. Many Indiana HS FB games end in lopsided scores, but the greater percentage of occurrences are in the smaller school classes. My proposal: 6A and 5A schools - no mercy rule - HCs among these schools have numerous non-starting seniors. The running clock cuts down the time available to them to get these seniors in the ballgame. These programs usually have plenty of bodies (and available quarters) for the JV, frosh and C games. 4A and below - mercy rule - lead greater than or equal to 30 points anytime in H2 results in the running clock. These programs end up using available quarters and bodies Friday night, creating a problem for the JV, frosh and C games that ensue. These class levels also have a greater amount of lopsided games. Review historical data with the naked eye in John Harrell; higher win margins, more lopsided scores, higher per-game/lower per-game offense and defense (respectively) scoring averages. On the other hand, in 6A S2 Chesterton, with its losing record, still maintained a defensive scoring average below 20 points in the regular season, not far below the other three teams who were all top ten in lowest points allowed in 6A. Then look randomly at smaller schools and specifically at Pioneer, Southridge and other small-school powerhouses. You'll see what I mean. Love to hear your thoughts. BTW don't get me started on seeding (chuckle).
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    very good thread on how BB destroyed McVay full article on his website : sharpfootballanaylsis.com
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    How do I put this as delicately as possible......I DON'T CARE! STAY OUT OF THE WHITE!
  13. 1 point
    I thought the same thing while watching this. If a player was out there with that much tunnel vision and lost look, we would pull him from the game!
  14. 1 point
    I ain't going to lie, I haven't watched a SOTU since one of Clinton's marathons, if I were forced to do so, I would most likely be asleep as well, regardless whether it's an 11 year old or Notorious RBG.
  15. 1 point
    This is incredibly impressive, but is it truly unexpected? I think that's the main point of the argument here. If Carmel were to split into 2 high schools, would it there really be a decrease in either of those schools competitiveness? The fact that Bradley and Davidson are still both extremely competitive is a successful example as to why this kind of thing should happen in Indiana. At least, that is how I understood it.
  16. 1 point
    My dad, also Navy, was in those battles as well. Do you know what ship(s) your uncle served on? Dad was on USS Vincennes during Leyte and USS Vicksburg during Okinawa.
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    I would hate to see this site go to a pay site. I'm happy to donate now, but I think there are a lot like me who will lurk and post only once in a while. Youth and high school football in Indiana is driven by volunteers. Yes, there are paid coaches at the high school level, but for the most part it's peanuts. Assistants, parents, players, boosters, youth coaches, etc.... none of us are in this for the money or for profit.
  19. 1 point
    Lots of interesting debate and valid points for the pros & cons of going to a pay site. When I first found this forum I was a lurker, and now probably more of a topic guy than a conference thread guy since there's not much ACAC content here. However I do post there and also on the SAC threads .
  20. 1 point
    It happens. Knew somebody that worked at Tipton and coached at Heights. Shout out to Jason Werner at No.3. Can't believe they didn't put Pat Kuntz on that list if nothing else to put up a pic of his ND mullet. That Rebel defense was absolutely ridiculous.
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    In my opinion, the church needs to open all the windows and doors, shine a light on the whole ball of wax and move forward from there. Their current MO of running around pissing on fires only fuels the growing disgust with the organization.
  23. 1 point
    I thought Robert Downey Jr. deserved an Oscar for his performance in Tropic Thunder.
  24. 1 point
    Congrats to Northridge Senior Julius Graber for signing with Hillsdale College for Football. Julius had a great career at Northridge as QB and a DB, but his senior season was cut short after a nasty knee injury.
  25. 1 point
    There are some advantages to having so many on one campus; speaking strictly of academics. These schools are able to offer a much wider variety of courses for students. The only time I ever really noticed the large class size was honestly at graduation. We had close to 800 in our class. I never felt any of my classes were overcrowded. Having friends teach in these schools now, the same can be said. It may be limiting for athletics in these schools. I have said for a LONG time and still believe that the hesitation in splitting schools, at least in Central Indiana, goes back to the time when Lawrence Township split into 2 schools. That said, the HSE split was unusual, with Fishers going to a State championship in a very short time. To me, it shows just how much talent was in HSE prior to the split. I will say it was the best decision that Fishers made.
  26. 1 point
    You're an NFL head coach, and you're not disciplined enough to stay out of the white when the ball is in play. I don't get it.
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    A fun name a former co-worker of mine, and Lafayette native, used when referring to the newspaper.
  29. 1 point
    76% align with last night's SOTU address and direction https://www.cbsnews.com/news/state-of-the-union-2019-most-viewers-approved-of-trumps-sotu-address-cbs-news-poll/ MSM working hard today................ Regardless how one feels about Trump, to see those 2 WWII decorated veterans and survivors of DDay, along with Buzz Aldrin receive their just praise from their government was beyond awesome and inspiring. Eyes watered up thinking of my Dad and his brothers that fought and survived during WWII. I was a pallbearer in my uncle's funeral last year....the last of Dad's 8 siblings to pass from this earth. My uncle Art and Dad were really close, so I was with him and my cousins a ton growing up. Dad always cautioned me about bringing up the war. He told me to just listen if my uncles discussed the subject. My uncle Art (Navy and fought in 6 major engagements to include Leyte Gulf and Okinawa as a gunner) never, ever said a word. At the funeral home, I saw his Bronze Star displayed by his coffin. Had no clue that he was a recipient.....he never mentioned it. The greatest generation.....what an inspiration.
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  31. 1 point
    Ahh, those were the days. And with the benevolent TA looking out for it all.
  32. 1 point
    The season is much too long. Glad it's over. Time for baseball
  33. 1 point
    Football season can't get here soon enough 🙄
  34. 1 point
    Great point. And hilites a huge challenge for the GID. The Millenials need to step up and take the baton from the aging veterans and provide some fresh new content to rejuvenate this site and bring it back to relevance. Is there another young DT out there ready to stir things up? Is there another Muda ready to challenge the status quo? Is there a PP zealot ready to fill the void left by RebelDad, TW, Stryker and The Horde? We charged nothing. The model was based on projected advertising and sponsorship revenue, which did not pan out.
  35. 1 point
    Over. Too much scoring by one team creating “downtime”
  36. 1 point
    IMO HC at Jasper is a premier job in just about all their sports. Jasper football has been a dominant program in SW Indiana. Only .500 1 time dating back to 1994. Not sure any team around has been as consistent as Jasper over a long period of time.
  37. 1 point
    I live in the middle of Homestead country and I've heard the same thing from Homestead fans for 20 years. Meanwhile Carroll another suburban school has surpassed Homestead in my opinion.
  38. 1 point
    One idea we have had at our school is to try and recruit officials for all sports from within out halls. We have looked at creating a class in the PE department that will look at team sports, rules, and game play. This class will hopefully be on the schedule for next school year. One part of this class will be helping students with the skills and information needed to take and pass officiating tests to allow them to be licensed officials after they have graduated. We have a lot of students who love the sport but may not want to or be able to play at the next level. Giving them this skill and comfort level in knowing rules, situations, and how to handle situations with coaches and fans will hopefully draw a new and youthful group to officiating in all sports. The goal it to have them look at two or three sports they may be interested in to help add depth to the officiating pool.
  39. 1 point
    Darn It Tom! Now I have to like you! Seriously, loved his open response to a question from a 7 year old boy during SB week. Straight from the heart............
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    I would break down the GID Forum membership into 3 groups : 1. Those who actively participate in conference and game threads. This is the true hidden asset of the GID. Loyal followers of The NIC, The NLC, The Hoosier Hills, The Hoosier Conference, The PAC, The SAC, etc , etc This group is responsible for a massive amount of page views and thread posts. The conference threads are extremely important to this group. Faced with the possibility of permanent loss of this connection, I surmise that many would "pony up" and kick in the $20 annual fee in a heartbeat. The vast majority of this group have been riding along free for 20 years. They will see the value in maintaining this connection, which they will not find anywhere else. 2. The Lurkers. This group is read only. They like to peruse the content and focus in on the topics that have particular interest to their school or their affiliation. Conversion of this group will be a challenge. Perhaps the GID could offer a tiered membership. $25 for full posting privileges. $10 for read only. 3. The Topic Followers - this is the group that follows and participates in topic related discussion/conversation, led by forum drivers like DT, Muda69 and others. Issues such as playoff formats, contraction, Success Factor, demographics and socio economics, participation, PP and Public issues, etc are discussed amongst this group. Conversion rates should be strong as this is an active and aggressive-progressive-opinionated group of forum members Food for thought for the powers that be, provided Free of Charge by the one and only DT! 😀
  44. 0 points
    Hey coaches...do you have any funny stories about your get back coach?
  45. 0 points
    @DT For someone who doesn't work for free, you're putting a lot of effort into a discussion that is fruitless.
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    Florida Secretary of State Michael Ertel resigns after Halloween blackface photos emerge: https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2019/01/24/new-secretary-state-ertel-dressed-blackface-halloween-2005/2649161002/ So should this one admittedly bad decision, made 14 years ago, ruin Mr. Ertel's career? Is he a racist?
  49. -1 points
    Is Elwood on the list?
  50. -1 points
    He gave up on shutting down the government until he got his wall. Ann Coulter called him a wussie because of how weak he looked.
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