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  1. You need to get in your Prius with Bernie stickers and drive through the Webos area and find the sprawl. I swear to God you do
    7 points
  2. Congratulations to BTF and all the other posters who have been pushing for this move for years. Once again, The Gridiron Digest has helped push the needle and impact policy change for the betterment of the game. We have influenced everything from class changes, to the success factor, the mercy rule, conference realignment, intersectional matchups, and contraction. Tim Adams would be very proud today of the influential on line community that he created. Nice work GID Members. You DO indeed have a voice, it is heard at every level of football in Indiana, and it has an impact.
    6 points
  3. He’s a great coach and sings tenors too? That’s badass, I swear to God it is!
    6 points
  4. I have it on very good authority they make somewhere around six figures per home game in the MIC. Personally, I'd split my six figures as follows: Two brats, one burger, one popcorn, one Skittles, and one Dr. Pepper. Depending on who you know with the boosters, you may be able to get a hot chocolate gratis during playoffs (but you probably have to keep that on the down low). So, seven figures occasionally. On the down side, away game rates are not quite so friendly. I hear you even have to pay for all your figures for road games.
    5 points
  5. I know this will come as a complete shock to you....SW Indiana doesn't want our need to schedule "Indy" schools. It's not our charter to help elevate the play of that part of the state. We also don't need the Indy media. We kind of have a really good "pocket" (no pun intended) of football going down here. Go talk to the Region guys...LOL.
    5 points
  6. Tell us you don't know anything about Boonvegas without telling us you don't know anything about Boonvegas...
    5 points
  7. This may come as a shock to some… but many coaches look for a forever home and just stay. It’s not always about the next biggest thing. Lots of the coaches on this list may never leave their current home. Life is about what’s right for you…not what others think is right for you. Even for a coach, there are lots of things in life more important than the profession itself, and what these things might be are as individual as a finger print.
    5 points
  8. At the end of the day, it's fun to see your team ranked high in the USA Today Top 25. That's where we're at with Center Grove. Warren Central, Ben Davis, Carmel, Cathedral, and Snider have been there. Some finished 1st, some 4th and 5th, and others 15th. It's a fun poll, that's all that it is. There is absolutely no way to determine where a team falls in the Top 25 without playing one another. Again, it's a fun poll, and that's it. Maybe Center Grove is 5th, maybe they are 25th, who cares. They are state champs and that is what matters most. Center Grove will go down as one of the better Indiana teams of all time, and that in itself is a major compliment.
    5 points
  9. My uncle is only two balls from being my aunt.
    5 points
  10. If receivers are going to drop the ball, why teach how to catch? If linemen miss blocks, why teach blocking? If QB's are going to miss throws or throw picks, why teach passing? if running backs are going to fumble, why teach ball handling? Sorry, could not resist. 🙂
    4 points
  11. Was the original post out of a time warp? Most, if not all, teams in the IEFA teach the rugby style of tackling made famous by the Seattle Seahawks. I assume that's what foxbat is referring to as Hawk tackling. We've been teaching it league-wide for 4-5 years.
    4 points
  12. How did you go from NFL football to youth football. Do you have any youth data to back up the doctor's claims? How do you know that rugby style tackling isn't already being taught at the youth levels? BTW, this study published by the NIH says something very different about rugby risks. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26786902/ Results: The overall injury rate was 4.9/1000 AEs in football versus 15.2/1000 AEs in rugby: IRR = 3.1 (95% CI, 2.3-4.2). Game injury rates were higher than practice injury rates: IRR = 6.5 (95% CI, 4.5-9.3) in football and IRR = 5.1 (95% CI, 3.0-8.6) in rugby. Injury rates for the shoulder, wrist/hand, and lower leg and for sprains, fractures, and contusions in rugby were >4 times as high as those in football (all P ≤ 0.006). Concussion rates were 1.0/1000 AEs in football versus 2.5/1000 AEs in rugby. Most injuries occurred via direct player contact, especially during games. The rate of season-ending injuries (>3 months of time loss) was 0.8/1000 AEs in football versus 1.0/1000 AEs in rugby: IRR = 1.3 (95% CI, 0.4-3.4). Conclusion: Overall injury rates were substantially higher in collegiate rugby compared with football. Similarities between sports were observed in the most common injury types (sprains and concussions), locations (lower extremity and head), and mechanisms (direct player contact). Upper extremity injuries were more common in rugby, and the rate of season-ending injuries was similar between sports.
    4 points
  13. Geez, how many redshirts did this dude get? Looks like his wife and kids are sitting in the stands forgodsakes.
    4 points
  14. SF rule for 6A. Get 6 points your program sits out post season for 2 years. That way the other schools in 6A have a chance.
    4 points
  15. Most of the complainers don’t want it fair. They just want to remove the teams they can’t beat.
    4 points
  16. Everybody needs a hype-man and you are clearly his.. LOL, mind games? Like Jedi stuff?
    4 points
  17. Are you kidding? GID is the epitome of Festivus all season long ... and apparently it's the gift that keeps giving even after the season. 😀
    4 points
  18. You're just not looking at it the right way. 😀
    4 points
  19. Doubtful, Purdue hasn't even been able to do that.
    3 points
  20. Nah, not to my knowledge. I just have to LOL at the way this story is being framed by @BDGiant93 and local media sources which is honestly a deflection from the truth. The MIC schools got hurt feelings and were getting their brains beat out in nearly every sport and garnered support by playing the victim card. In the environment which we live in 2022, its a way of life for so many...and it works more often than not. In what can only be described as karma, CG and Carmel dominated this last weekend's MIC wrestling meet on their way out the door. Until the conference expands to 8 teams again, every conference title won by current MIC schools will have an asterisk next to it in the Temp's book.
    3 points
  21. I drive through western Boone county and the Dover area quite frequently (in my sticker free 2005 Dodge Caravan, btw) The sprawl is coming. Every day Lebanon becomes more and more just a bedroom community for the Indy metro urban sprawl. How is your Outback with the "wag more, bark less", "life is good", and "Feel the Bern" stickers doing?
    3 points
  22. Memorial’s Hartig has landed his first D1 offer to Western Michigan
    3 points
  23. it interesting that the same people that worry and complain about the lack of competition within 6A, are the same people worried about the demise of the current highly successful programs in 6A. Irony? Maybe time for new hobby considerations??
    3 points
  24. Chaos is good. Disruption of the status quo is good. That is how growth occurs.
    3 points
  25. How does Coach Hebert pronounce his last name? I've always assumed it is pronounced "Aye-bear" like any good Cajun. I also assume he speaks with a thick southern Louisiana accent, like the guys on the swamp people show.
    3 points
  26. @temptation and @Muda69 I merged your topics since they were done within minutes of each other. Thanks for starting one for the new year/season.
    3 points
  27. Agreed. I feel the Evansville North Gibson Southern match-up could be a lot of fun as a rivalry.
    3 points
  28. Anyone know how much videographers make in the MIC? Asking for a friend …
    3 points
  29. This move is far more important to Carroll and Homestead than it is Snider. Those two programs have to endure 6a every single year, and this new format will prepare them for that. They deserve a championship, right? Luers has their 11 state titles thanks to a conference that prepares them for the tournament every year. Now maybe it's another programs turn to benefit. At the end of the day, this doesn't hurt Luers one iota. They'll still play Dwenger every year and one of the other big schools. With the two open dates, they have an opportunity to schedule programs just as good as Snider, Homestead, and Carroll. I don't think scheduling the likes of Hartley, Whitmer, or Chatard will hurt their chances of making deep runs in the tournament. I think the biggest winner in all this is ticket sales. Will I travel to the south end of town to see Luers take on Homestead? Highly doubtful. A team that I wouldn't normally get to witness in person like Chatard, Whitmer, or Hartley? Absolutely. Snider vs Penn, Homestead vs Carmel, Carroll vs Merrillville, and Dwenger vs Roncalli? Sign me up for those.
    3 points
  30. Obviously my opinion matters zero to anyone in Knox county but I think they really screwed up. They had been working so hard and doing a great job with program momentum then they saw the SIAC move as the next step in their journey. Even for P&Ps it's hard to keep a program sexy in your own hallways winning 3-4 games a season. It's a hard sell to kids, "Just wait for the post season and we might win 3 games!" I think VL would be a great fit in the PAC Big division where they would also have some non-conference flexibility to adjust for up and down cycles in the program.
    3 points
  31. The season kind of ended the way I thought it would. The Irish showed flashes of what's to come. A lot of young players contributed to that first half. I think what a lot of us forget is that Oklahoma State was an outstanding team. They came within an eyelash of making the CFP. The Irish were never good enough to really be a serious contender for the final four, imo. The game pivoted on the decision, whoever made it, to go soft on the last OSU drive in the first half. 28-7 wasn't that secure enough lead to do that against a good team. They weren't playing Navy or Stanford yesterday. It's hard for any team to recover after going prematurely prevent. At least that's what I believe.
    3 points
  32. According to the "All Madden" documentary, the video game generated $7 Billion in revenue. I highly recommend the documentary if you haven't seen it yet. It was finished and shown to John 3 days before he passed. Powerful stuff. It's available on ESPN+ and Peacock. https://ew.com/tv/how-to-watch-all-madden-john-madden-documentary/
    3 points
  33. There went your credibility.
    3 points
  34. Agreed. For many teams winning a sectional game is a great accomplishment. Or a sectional final or regional final. You don't need a situation where every team has a fair shot to win a state final. Schools are getting rid of valedictorian and top 30/50 designations because it creates too much stress to accomplish or doesn't spread the love enough to more students. That implies not achieving those things is failure. That's now how education should work. That doesn't mean systems can't be tweaked. But if you keep changing it so everyone has a legitimate shot at a championship you remove a key purpose of high school athletics. I'm good with class sports so there are more than 1 opportunity to win a championship. But we don't need 7 or 10 or 12 classes to do it.
    3 points
  35. I counted 23... http://scoreboard.homestead.com/football/teams.htm#loaded I was bored.
    3 points
  36. Come on man…I just saw what my fat old thumbs did there lol.
    3 points
  37. I thought contraction was a “player safety” issue.
    3 points
  38. 2012 11-3 2013 13-1 2014 10-2 2015 13-1 2016 9-1 2017 11-1 2018 9-3 2019 8-3 2020 7-4 2021 14-1 Without Brady Allen (2012-2017) 67-9 (.882) 3 sectionals, 3 regionals With Brady Allen (2018-2021) 38-8 (.826) 1 sectional, 1 regional, 1 semi, 1 state
    3 points
  39. He and Summerall are the standard by which all sports broadcast teams are measured. And don’t forget his coaching career. Won a Super Bowl and over 100 NFL games as coach of the Raiders. A real giant of the game.
    3 points
  40. I’m sure you realize that the finalists in the 6A game the last two seasons have both been from what would be your small 6A group. So much for the hypothesis that schools from the bottom half of 6A can’t compete with the top half.
    3 points
  41. The best version of yourself might be more concerned with finding a great fit for your little ones in school and the community you would like to seem them grow up in or a great church that is a fit or an administration that fully supports you or a community that supports the program in everyway or a feeder system that doesn't need an overhaul or perhaps proximity to grandparents matters. This list isn't all inclusive. That said I do think the list is a nice acknowledgment of what all these fine coaches are doing. Thanks for putting it together. I am a professional myself and I can tell tell you keeping my kids in the South Gibson School Corporation has cost me hundreds of thousands of dollars with regard to my own work. Best decision I ever made.
    3 points
  42. Not sure how you gauge the "best in the State" as far as design and play calling; unless someone has access to a LOT of video and time to watch. I can think of 4 off the top of my head that I would consider among the best I have ever coached with or against. But the fact is that we put WAY too much on how good a coach is to a team's record; completing discounting the ability level of the dudes putting the pads on every day.
    3 points
  43. Comparing playoff systems to states that have more tumbleweeds than schools is kinda dumb and I’ll say it right to your face!
    3 points
  44. Agreed! These kind of lists always makes me wonder what would the GID look like in the mid-90s. Jerry Brewer and Bob Clayton. Will they get bored winning against their competition and step up to coach an Indy school? No way do the up and coming coaches Mike Goebel and Reed May spend their careers at one school. HS football coaches don’t think like fans (that’s a good thing) and always look for the next big thing.
    3 points
  45. I always thought the Mishawaka "Lady Cavemen" was kind of a weird nickname.
    3 points
  46. I was wondering what could have brought this topic to 3 pages lol. To think I missed an argument involving Center Grove and Brady Allen lol. someone should have tagged me 😂
    3 points
  47. Everyone who reads this, is going to see it the exact same way I do.
    3 points
  48. While you did not bring the word into the discussion (and it was unnecessarily brought in), quoting the person who did use it first and replying "helluva point" is pretty much the same. The fact is the discussion regarding who was deserving of the Mr. Football title should have never been brought in to the conversation. The poster who did, @Footballking16 has a tendency to take things a step too far, and too often. Not sure why personal attacks have to become a part of SO many topics any more, especially ones unrelated to any of the topics they show up in.
    3 points
  49. Attended this clinic in 2018. Best clinic I've been to. Definitely worth the trip.
    3 points
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