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  1. Madison Football is a very unique situation. They are the smallest school in the HHC. The Cubs are a 4A School playing in a 5A and 6A conference. If Madison is in a league with schools of similar demographic makeup, then I thoroughly believe that they win more and very possibly finish the season with a winning record every now and then. All I can say from being the head coach for 4 seasons that the kids will give you everything they got. They will compete and they will play their hearts out every Friday night. Jut look at Sectional of 2018 Madison with one win travels to a 6-3 Edgewood
    7 points
  2. Didn't I read a while back you were "retiring" from the GID? We'll have to change your name from DT to Brett Favre.
    6 points
  3. I realize that I am being sucked in by the resident troll, but I refuse to let the program be spoken of in such a manner. Numbers are numbers, and that is fine, but what is most important is what you don't see in the significance of the sport to the many student-athletes who participate. The community loves football and supports it dearly. Like many rural communities, Madison has been hit heavily by the drug epidemic and has one of the highest rates of suicide in the state (did you read the article??). Football is all some of these kids have, win or lose. If you follow the Hoosier Hills
    5 points
  4. DT, have you ever had a positive thought even once in your entire life. It has been made abundantly clear to you the positive influences that football has in young mens lives, time and time again. Still you beat the drum of contraction as if it is the only solution. Have you volunteered at any of these “low performing” schools in an effort to turn them around? Or do you show up and tell them “You suck, I’d quit if I were you” Just venting, that’s all. Coaches coach, players play, fans cheer.
    4 points
  5. DT you might be right, but have you been to Madison? Did you read the NY Times article? I went to college in Hanover only about 5 miles away. I know the city, some of the people and the history. The student-athletes there need football. Football provides the kids an opportunity to develop a bond, friendship and brotherhood not to mention keep the kids safe. The boys learn accountability and have the football staff looking out for them. The coaches at Madison educate their student-athletes about life as much as the game of football. You and I probably view success differently.
    4 points
  6. Which is really odd since your name is Tim.
    3 points
  7. Coach Morrison was a college teammate of mine and good guy. Good luck in your new role Coach Mo! https://madisoncourier.com/Content/Sports/Sports/Article/Madison-football-coach-Patric-Morrison-resigns-to-take-assistant-athletic-director-position/18/289/115225
    2 points
  8. If I had a dime for every time someone spelled my name Brain, we'd all have a merry Christmas.
    2 points
  9. These are ripe. Fire up the Soylent Green Machine
    2 points
  10. Here is an article for a few years ago about what Coach has done. I hope in his new role he can continue to be a positive role model and make a big impact in the Madison area! https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/08/sports/opioids-suicide.html
    2 points
  11. Oh boy, this ought to generate another 15 pages of discussion. 😂😂😂
    1 point
  12. Thank you, now I understand. Again it has been interesting to follow your research and development. Best of luck with your endeavor.
    1 point
  13. I was talking about you....
    1 point
  14. Yep, just like the drug manufacturers who worked to increase sales and build market share for their opiod products by misrepresenting the medical evidence re the benefits of pain management on healing, or the level of addictiveness of their products. Unfortunately for them, they were not smart enough to pay the right people to get themselves immunized from liability for the damage their products have caused as a result, like the gun manufacturers have done. Look, we (collectively this forum) have been down this same path enough times before. The conversation always starts with the "guns
    1 point
  15. It's been a great off season for the Rocks...... Maxes coming in. Probable starting line squat numbers are: 655, 600, 545, 545 and 475. We got some Beef!! Strength Coach Tavio Henson has done an Awesome Job!!!
    1 point
  16. Sad that no one sees the negative effects of constant teacher turnover. I taught at my first school for many years, I knew the kids, the brothers, the sisters, parents, coached kids in multiple sports and at multiple levels. The relationships you develop cannot be understated. I could get kids to do things they didn't want to do, just because I asked them to, sometimes just with a look. Fast forward, I'm at my 2nd teaching job (in Michigan) and I've only been here a couple of years. I like the kids and they like me, but its not the same. Takes years and years to become part of a
    1 point
  17. To me, that is part of the plan. The ultimate goal is to make it so teaching is not a career; that most will stay for somewhere around 3-5 years, at most. The thinking is that the high turnover rate will weaken the membership numbers in ISTA. what is sad is what price they have decided to pay to reach that goal.
    1 point
  18. What about an unintended consequence: Teachers go to these externships and find a better opportunity to make more outside of education and more teachers leave the field.... Food for thought.............
    1 point
  19. It appears Muncie central has hired it's new head coach. Good luck coach Lee Star Press: Muncie Central chooses new football head coach https://www.thestarpress.com/story/sports/2019/05/15/ihsaa-football-muncie-central-picks-new-head-varsity-coach/3680896002/
    1 point
  20. As long as one party controls the state of Indiana things will continue to go the way they are going: Get In Line!!! Indiana does not have a checks-and-balance system, as the same with some other states. This is not a slap at Republicans or Democrats but how things seam to work. When one party controls everything for several years this is what happens. Just my opinion.
    1 point
  21. Yep. Asks where my nearest sibling lives. I thought I knew. Evidently I don't .
    1 point
  22. Order of Imortance: 1. Chrome 2. Firefox 3. Safari 4. Netscape (yes, that one) 134. Internet Explorer
    1 point
  23. Western Boone is getting Turf this summer
    1 point
  24. Sound like the argument of "Stakeholder Capitalism" vs. "Shareholder Capitalism".
    0 points
  25. So what is the solution? More government wage controls? Guaranteed basic income? Or perhaps the solution would be for "family units" to cut expenses. "Back in the day" we didn't have $100+ family cell phone plans, $100+ cable tv/internet bills, $100+ fees for our kids to participate in sports, etc.
    -1 points
  26. And who is forcing these individuals to work for these companies that "treat their employees like 💩. "? What do you feel the minimum hourly wage should be in the USA?
    -1 points
  27. https://spectator.org/government-is-trying-to-control-cancer-treatment-costs-it-will-fail/ Yet another counter-productive example of government interference in the free market. Shocking.
    -1 points
  28. https://www.npr.org/2019/05/15/723518379/u-s-births-fell-to-a-32-year-low-in-2018-cdc-says-birthrate-is-at-record-level So whose going to pay for all those federal entitlements like social security and medicare? No babies means no new wage slaves having the fruits of their labor confiscated for redistribution. Is immigration the answer?
    -1 points
  29. I certainly understand and appreciate your point of view However I do believe that momentum is building in this country towards the contraction option for chronically non competitive football programs . It's certainly an unpopular and distasteful option for many fans and supporters, but it is the right and practical choice for many schools facing insurmountable headwinds You have a new generation of admins who are coming into power who do not have the loyalty and passion to football as did their predecessors Changing demographics also portend continued participation declines,
    -3 points
  30. By just about any measure, this program would be considered an abysmal failure. Has the school ever considered contraction? Or has a move to a less competitive conference been considered? If the kids are just choosing football to stay in shape and kill time before basketball season, there are many other more cost effective options Maybe the new assistant AD will lead he program in the direction of potential contraction given the extreme challenges they face year in and year out
    -5 points
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