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  1. GID Friends and Foes (Im sure there still lingering out there) 😁 I am letting you all know like I did the others on the leadership team a few weeks back, that come August, I will be beginning a new position within Rensselaer School Corp, going into El Ed PE which was my original degree 18 years ago, so will finally enjoy getting myself back into that, but leaving behind 13 years of running our Alternative School and Credit Recovery program which allowed me to be in front of computer 8 hours a day running our lab for all of that, so being a primary member of the leadership team made sense for me at that time, but not so much anymore as I just will not have the time that this site takes during the season to moderate, et. al that goes into the day to day, week to week, etc. s I want to thank @DK_Barons and @77Jimmie for allowing me onto their team back in 2010, its been a nice little run for myself around these parts and I will be still a member and retain my moderation tools, but will only be able to get on in a very limited basis moving forward and do not want to have folks wondering why I am not getting back to them in the typical ways that you have been accustomed to. Thanks to @Irishman all these years together running the day to day it seems, appreciate your support and accessibility brotha. Like I said, I will be on here and there throughout the rest of the summer and will help when I can until August but the slow phase out of my position within the leadership team. Thanks to the many members and supporters all these years, appreciate all of you. Hope many of you continue to provide your content and commentary within the confides of what Coach TA always wanted, a positive promotion of Indiana HS Football in your schools, communities throughout the entire state of Indiana. Cheers Coach Eric Nowlin
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  2. Hey DT, Thanks for all the quality interviews and offseason content. I've learned a lot reading your writeups. Just want to let you know that they are appreciated.
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  3. The people of South Bend voted for Pete Buttigeig to be their mayor. That tells you all that you need to know.
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  4. Teams from the north wear pink panties.
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  5. ok here it goes: here are wins and losses this year so for for 305 teams I counted 0 wins-29 teams 1 win-34 team 2 win-53 teams 3 win-46 teams 4 win-47 teams 5 win-46 teams 6 win-34 teams 7 win-16 teams out of the 29 0 win teams there are 4 games were 0wins vs 0wins play...so, at least 4 will have a win next week there are 19 undefeated teams...16 that are 7-0, 2 that are 6-0, and 1 that is 5-0... Like I said...I was really bored and thought there was a lot teams with no wins...so, i just started counting...everyone have a great week...cant wait until sectional draw.
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  6. Blake looks like he is doing well. https://www.duboiscountyherald.com/archives/pats-duttlinger-pushes-through-lost-limb/article_ae963019-15ef-585b-83c1-befa8c63ad91.html Here he is at the Jeffersonville wrestling tournament December 4th. I was surprised he was able to wrestle just 3 months after the accident.
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  7. Take your political feelings to a more appropriate website, PLEASE!
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  8. This is a topic often not considered when schools are looking for potential opponents. It's probably THE most important thing that should be considered. If a school still has paper coke/Pepsi cups for soft drinks with real carbonation happening behind the counter. That school gets a +5 on the concessions list. You can usually tell a lot about the quality of opponents by how good food is at the concessions. If they have burnt popcorn or cold hot dogs and no greasy hamburgers or brauts like a college campus don't consider them. US parents like to eat a lot so quit making me stop at fast food on my way to the games and let me support the FFA club by buying a 1/2lbs heart attack burger they made on a grill donated by the local bar. Allow me to buy the 1gal slushy from the drama department. My point is concessions have gotten worse and I'm tired of cold popcorn terrible tasting better for your health hot dogs, and soft drinks that taste like they sat in an athletic department cooler since last year. I want greasy unhealthy foods with softdrinks in a paper cup and real carbonation. So what schools have the best concession stands?
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  9. ...for the downtime this week. My main reason for making this post is really to test. This 'thing' has been a pain in my back side this week. Carry on, enjoy yourselves.
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  10. Is this an airport? Bus or train station? I never understand the mindset of people wanting to announce their departures from social media sites....lol For a guy that hates what he calls the "bro culture" or the "look at me" type athletes; creating a "look at me" topic is not only funny, but ironic.
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  11. From: Coach Gilbert Title: Proposal from a Retiring Coach Next fall, God Willing, will be my 40 season as a head football coach and my final season as I plan to retire at the conclusion of the 2022 season. I have taught the past 34 years Social Science at Clinton Central High School and have been the head football coach 22 of those years. I am currently on my second run the past two seasons. I pride myself in being a classroom teacher first and extending that forum to the athletic field. My current course schedule includes: United States History, World History, APUSH, Psychology and Sociology along with certification as our school weight room instructor. We currently have an opening for second semester on for my teaching position, then after the conclusion of the football season an opportunity available to interview for the head football coaching position. This is a unique opportunity for the right candidate with a strong academic resume. Our students are outstanding as our academic rigor is directed and expected by students, administration and community. What kind of candidate are we seeking? Successful assistant coach with 5 + years of high school leadership experience. [from any class level] · A former or current head coach that would like to try again or just decided as I have done several times that you are just not done yet. [from any class level] · High level of strength teaching ability to lead not only football but direct the entire strength program. Once implemented this is not as hard as it may sound. · Commitment toward moving this program in a positive direction. · Able to work closely with administration, especially the Athletic Office. Football has a strong tradition here at Central, football has been heard at times state wide but we still are looking to advance beyond the regional level. We have a wonderful fan base, best equipment available, and an outstanding veteran coaching staff that plan to stay on after I retire. All the wheels are in motion for the right guy! The Gridiron community over the years have liked and dislike me as a coach but that is ok because our community feels the same and that is what we all expect! If interested contact me through my email address and we can talk more. I will answer all email inquiries, I want someone to come in and do well! Email: George.gilbert@clinton.k12.in.us
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  12. Welcome to the board. Great first post! Go big or go home, amirite?
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  13. Why no love for Sagarin? It’s not his fault that some conferences are “closed.” Except for the closed conferences, for whom the algorithms he uses don’t work well, his system is amazingly accurate at predicting winners, especially in the playoffs. He doesn’t sit in an office with a pencil and a green eye shade figuring out which teams to disrespect this week. It’s all math once you develop the algorithms. You folks who do nothing but complain because the Sagarin rankings don’t jibe with what you think should be the order, let’s see you pick against Sagarin and do a better job over the long haul. Believe me, you won’t.
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  14. You should talk to the Frankfurts people and get a wiener pass. I swear to God you should!
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  15. Hey all! I realize I've been lame and absent for quite abit. Life summons I guess, but football season is upon us...so I plan to be active as I can! Anyway... I was made away of the passing of Tom Dawson. The name prolly doesn't shake any thoughts, but he was very active as well as a moderator at some point as "ItIsWhatItIs" and before that as "USNAVRET". You might have been aware that he had been fighting cancer for a long time. He wasn't able to go to games last year because of the Covid scare. I feel badly that I hadn't kept in touch with him. But this medium was our main place to meet and talk. Granted, he could be a little over the top in his posts, and certainly was a hardcore Linton Miner advocate... he was a great guy in person, and I know I will miss his it is what it is ness..... My thoughts are with his son... a former Linton player.. and of course his family. He also was a veteran who served his country well. Godspeed Tom. We'll carry the torch! Miner Pride
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  16. I don’t have a problem. The Indy schools play the best football in the state. They should dominate.
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  17. There may be a few communities where basketball gets the support, but one thing we learned from this football season; football drives the budgets of many more schools, AND the budget of the IHSAA. The IHSAA could afford to cut off the basketball tournament last season, BUT the football season had to happen, or there would have been a high number of schools in trouble financially. Even though crowds were limited at football games, they still drive the budget. So, while the sentimental game may be basketball, the one that pays the bills is football.
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  18. Sorry you feel that way In nowhere in you posts did it show any promotion of Indiana HS Football. You do you though. always have, and for the record, I simply asked to refrain from comparing school based on how many black athletes they have. If that makes me a snowflake, so be it, but I felt it was the correct call for where that rabbit hole was going. For the record, there was no threat of banning, or anything such. A simple request was made by me, but go ahead create your standard Martyr complex, its your go to playbook.
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  19. My uncle is only two balls from being my aunt.
    8 points
  20. LMAO!!!! “She didn’t break up with me. I broke up with her!!”
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  21. Proud of our boys and their playoff run. Great experience for our community, can't wait to do it again. Mt Vernon had some crazy speed for sure.
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  22. Dave Shelbourne was the head coach at Avon, and Rick Wimmer at Fishers. But here’s the kicker: the photo was taken by Tim Adams!
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  23. Sigh🙄...many, if not most of us, come to these forums to get away from the political ignorance coming from both sides these days. Can't we simply let the GID be about high school football, please...
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  24. Stinky, Stink, Stink 1.2.3 GS finally won a Sectional with All-American Boy Brady! Going to be a long trip for the Clown and his homies...... Leavin Friday mornin, so we can drink and meet some Fort Branch ladies! Throw out a local establishment or two, just know the Clown and crew will be buzzed before you! So lock your doors and hide yo' wives.... cause Stink Town is coming to wreck the Branch and boogie all night!
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  25. Every D-Coordinator at the SNAP... "HOLDING, HOLDING, HOLDING, HOLDING" 😜
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  26. No comment on the field but someone needs to get a hold of espn in they can put a fake high school on tv why not 2 top 25 schools that are in the same state
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  27. I'm not so sure. I've heard the IHSAA is not going to give out Sectional trophies this year, but instead "Top 48 Sagarin" trophies at the end of week 10. I could be mistaken though. 😄
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  28. Pony up as a booster and maybe you will get more.
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  29. Coaching youth sports in 2021: God’s work
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  30. Since we're in a teacher shortage, I'd say that it's not silly to say that it carries over to the coaching side.
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  31. You might as well submit it all. If you don't give it to us, someone else will. We should share all film. IF you don't share it all, there are ways to get it all. Someone always owes someone else a favor or has a connection. I don't think we had any less then 6 films of any opponent we played in the playoffs. Share it all, Endzone and sideline. May the team that prepares the best win!!!
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  32. I was never offered the position. I was asked to be on the interview committee and I declined. My exact quote was "You guys did a pretty good job last time around. Find us another Dave Sharpe!"
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  33. 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
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  34. Yes, but it means I’ll have to watch every tOSU game for the next four years. 🤮 Love Caden. Can’t stand tOSU.
    7 points
  35. Oh…..crap…..I just realized who HHF is.
    7 points
  36. I'm interested in if and how teams are addressing this? We need to do better. We need to listen, educate, and do much much more than just wait until something happens. Stop thinking racism doesn't exist. https://www.wishtv.com/news/local-news/westfield-washington-schools-responds-to-blackface-photo-releases-statement/
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  37. BOYS VARSITY FOOTBALL · DEC 7Thank You For A Great Football Season, Michigan City!! An Open Letter to Michigan City THANK YOU!!! The love and support for our football team has been incredible! While we came up short in our semi-state playoff game, we must take a moment to thank the amazing people of Michigan City who have made this experience so special. We have now made the IHSAA Semi-state game three times in five years! We truly love the young people we work with, and we have dedicated our lives to helping them, but we could not do it without you! It was an awesome experience to see the whole town rally behind these young men and give them the support they needed. We cannot say enough about how the town and its’ people turned out to get behind our effort. We take pride in representing Michigan City, but we could not accomplish all we have accomplished without you behind us. There are so many people to thank, and we hope we don’t leave anybody out. Gratitude and thanks go to Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, Dr. Wendel McCollum, Kyle Dean, and Sarah Hendricks. We must thank our football parents-Jenny Heath, Bill Buskirk, and crew, who worked as hard this season as anybody else! Thanks to our Booster Club, the Michigan City Police Department-including Chief Campbell, Officer Corley, and Officer Combs, the Michigan City Fire Department, and our teachers and staff at MCHS. Special thanks to Beth Penfold and Abby Vittatoe and our awesome Cheer Squad who were with us for the whole journey. Our Athletic Training staff-thank you! The incredible fans who made the drives to South Bend and Mishawaka to support us-thank you! Our students who showed up in record numbers throughout the season and playoffs-thank you!! There is a very long list of businesses in town that showed support with marquee displays, signs in windows, or print ads. We think this list shows just how deep the community pride and spirit of Michigan City runs. Thanks and gratitude go out to the American Legion Skwiat Post, Shula-Large Insurance Agency, Kabelins, Patricks Grille, Galveston Steakhouse, Lakeshore Coffee, Family Express, Centre for Contemporary Dentistry, MCAS Transportation, Brandt’s, Schoop’s, Uptown Auto Sales, Great Deals on Wheels, Flores Tax Service, Midas, Holly’s, Wright’s Flowers, Springfield Township Fire Department, St. Joe Club, Athletico, DAV, MCAS Administration, Michigan City Area Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, MC Promise Scholarship, MC Park Department, General Insurance Services, South Bend Chocolate Company, Gymboree, Paris House, Franklin Street Barber Shop, Domino’s, Apex Muffler, Dough Boys, Hokkaido, Nest #4, Hoity Toity, SFC Gallery, Mucho Mas, Bubbles, The Beacher, Chris’ Car Care, Naturally Wood, Local Option, Hot Sun in the City Tanning, Magro’s Shoes, Platinum Design Barber, 2.1.9. Designs, Crowning Glory, Temerity Boutique, Janus Tax Accounting, Franciscan Health, NIPSCO, 3 Sheets Bar and Grill, Dolson Insurance Agency, Flanigan Tire, Root Funeral Home, The News Dispatch, Carpet Town, Snyder Insurance, and Horizon Bank! Neither of us are originally from Michigan City, but this town has welcomed us with open arms, and we fully accept! We are SO PROUD to say now that we are from Michigan City! We pledge to continue to work with our students and young people every day to make them better people. Thank you again for supporting us and the team and making Michigan City a great place to be! We love you all! GO WOLVES! Sincerely, Craig Shaman Phil Mason Athletic Director Head Football Coach Michigan City High School Michigan City High School By Craig Shaman on Dec 7, 2021
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  38. Lutherans Madder Days Gibson Southerns Mount Vernons Cathedrals China Groves I’m Donnie Baker and I approve this message.
    7 points
  39. 2 SIAC AND 1 PAC Team in Semi-State. Congrats to SW Indiana!
    7 points
  40. I forgot to touch on the costs. Our collation is just over $200 a month. I budget it at $2500 a year. The forum software went up from $170/yr to $240/yr this fall (they hadn't changed the price for e over 10 years though). Our SSL certificate runs $399 every 2 years so $200/yr. We own the .net, .com, .org, and .info URLs which costs about $100/yr to keep the registrations up to date. To keep the hard drives on a 3 year replacement rotation it costs between $100/yr to $150/yr depending on the current market prices. Then there's all the hours I put in that would be billed at $75-$100/hr that I charge exactly $0/yr for 🙂. I'm sure that are a few minor incidentals I'm leaving out but it's pretty easy to see how quickly we reach an annual operating cost north of $3k. I don't mind sharing these numbers at all. I think I had a similar post on a recent years post where it was ask. I think this thing has far outgrew anything Tim ever imagined when he started it up.
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  41. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate reading this post! I am doing what I do BOTH in the classroom and on the football field because of him. He was my Papaw! He was a larger than life character who was also an All-American high school player at Central and was then named the 1952 NCAA Freshman of the year as the QB at Vanderbilt. He became a lifelong Bears fan because of their willingness to take a chance on him in the draft, and his injuries were actually sustained while a member of the Toronto Argonauts. He was never able to play a professional game, but if you talk to any of the few that are left, who were able to see him play, they will tell you that he is in the conversation of the GREATEST players to ever come out of Evansville. Below is a single play from his freshman season, but we are lucky enough to actually have this Vandy v. Florida game in its entirety in our possession! Thank you SO much for this post! IMG_2348.3gp
    7 points
  42. If I see you watching GS on your phone I will punch you in the throat....
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  43. Best senior banner photo ever?
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  44. Warsaw at Michigan City should be a good game up here in northern Indiana.
    7 points
  45. Will never understand how IMG and their 20-30 D1 athletes beating an Indiana school on national television by 4-5 scores is good for Indiana football. But that's just me.
    7 points
  46. The sun goes down, the lights come on and for several hours you can be lost in the ambiance of a High School game.
    7 points
  47. Speaking specifically on football.....It was either the spring of 2016 or 2017 (I can't remember) Coach Mike Johnson came down and did a mini clinic for our region. He had moved on to Logansport but he used clips from his athletes at Pioneer. It was excellent. He was very nice, and he answered every question with no hesitance to who might be listening. It was evident that the athletic culture at Pioneer was BOOMING. Fast forward to the fall of '17 we met Pioneer in the semi state game....One of the best teams we put on the field in our time at MC got handled. We had a definite size advantage and even took an early lead before the dam broke. To this day our staff frequently talks about HOW FREAKING HARD that team played, and still use it as a measuring stick. The WHOLE team played so dang hard and fast all night...it was overwhelming. And to top it all off, they were genuinely good kids. Kind between plays, sportsmanlike and tough between the whistles. SO, whats the point?.......Culture keeps you relevant even in years you may not be as talented. Athlete development is part of culture. Years and years of excellence and doing things the right way all ties back to culture. Add a cycle of a great athletic classes and you get what they have. Pioneer has 25 straight winning football seasons....and as long as they fight to maintain that culture, I don't think they'll really ever have a bad year.
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