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  1. There mud probably hasn’t recovered from the last time we were there, as miserable of weather as I’ve ever been.
  2. Madison currently plays Paoli, South Dearborn, and Mitchell for their NC games. With the MSC only having one NC game, I would venture to guess those schools are going stay with a more lucrative gate than Madison. Madison has in the past played Greensburg and Batesville. Given the division split in the EIAC it stand to reason those schools would have a little more flexibility in scheduling. Independents such as Providence, Oldenburg Academy, and Rock Creek could play into the mix. Not sure of the scheduling in the PLAC, but Crawford County, Springs Valley, etc., could play into it as well. Milan, North/South Decatur? JC and Seymour stay on the schedule for the foreseeable future.
  3. The Patriot Act needs to be repealed in it’s entirety, including both of BHO’s expansions.
  4. Dig around a little the info is not hard to find. The nation was sold a bill of goods on the nightly news as this thing played out. I believe many of the lessons learned by the ATF and FBI at Ruby Ridge were trying to be righted at Waco, which again was botched badly from beginning to end. Fast forward to today with no knock, no announcement warrants, a citizenry that’s arming to the teeth as fast as they can and it’s a recipe for disaster. You can search the web and find any number of botched search warrants at the wrong house that go terribly wrong. Law enforcement needs to rethink how they do business, I fear much more needless loss of life on both sides.
  5. Ruby Ridge was the beginning of the federal government’s alphabet soup of enforcement agencies coming of age. Kind of the way the FBI did in the 20’s and 30’s chasing “gangsters”. Look at how law enforcement in general has become militarized since Ruby Ridge. Look at the explosion of alphabet enforcement agencies at the federal level since Ruby Ridge. The federal government has more enforcement officials carrying guns than the Marine Corps does. The Weavers were far from mainstream suburbanites. They were extremely religious folks trying to shield themselves from the outside world, in short they wanted to live off the grid and be left alone. I think it was more happenstance than anything the Weaver’s interactions with the white power factions. I think the ATF chided him into sawing off the two shot guns. Which in the grand scheme of things, seriously his son and wife were both killed over something so stupid? The bottom line is this entire situation was born out of the federal government trying to infiltrate white supremacy groups to gather intel and search for alleged wrong doing. Weaver was neither a white suprimacist nor outside the law. His son shot and killed an intruder on their property who shot at him first, Randy Weaver was shot, a family friend was shot, his son was shot and killed, and his wife was shot and killed.
  6. Don’t forget the classics guys. Caught Cape Fear last night on TCM, if there was ever a better heavy than Robert Mitchum, I don’t know who it’d be. Post war movies, the leading men had such an air of sophistication, so suave and debonair, and dressed impeccably. Carey Grant, James Stewart, James Mason, Gregory Peck, etc., they just had an air of cool about them that has not been seen since. And the ladies......the hour glass figures, prim and proper dress, always seemed to have an air of vulnerability to them. Grace Kelley, Ava Gardener, etc. And I can’t forget my all time fav, Kim Novak.
  7. Back in my daughter’s TB days, we never had two kids from the same school.
  8. And for the love of God, if you're not passing, stay out of the F@#$@* left lane!
  9. It is still standing. Google “Shields Gym Seymour, IN” too many links to post. Local slum lord has owned it since the 90’s, it’s in a sorry state of disrepair. My guess is at some point to roof will go and it will be gone. A classmate of mine was given access several years back and wrote a great piece on it including current and historic pics, unfortunately I can no longer find it. Seymour traditionally hosted the Wrestling SS. Great venue, three mats on the bottom with all the seats rolled back and fans upstairs. Given the history of IHSAA tournaments in Seymour, the Wrestling SS was the most profitable for the city itself. Hotels were full, restaurants were full, etc., we don’t necessarily get that with other tournaments, occasionally at the regional or SS level for the odd team in BB, depending on who gets sent here. Now the downside, the host school for these tournaments receives a ridiculously small amount of money to host, I’m thinking around 150 bucks or so. The Wrestling tournament is really hard on your facilities. For instance the last one we host we had three lockers destroyed and a urinal ripped off the wall. That was the final straw, AD called North Meridian and told them we would not host another one.
  10. FYI I just watched the video and there is one glaring error, the first season was in fact the 70-71 season. The 69-70 25-1 team played at Shields Gym. The team featured two Indiana All Stars, another player who would go on to get beaten nightly by The Harlem Globetrotters as a member of the Washington Generals, and another player who go on to be a US congressman. Also of note, Bud Shippee retired at the end of this season. He used to do color when his dad Bob was doing play by play. I’ve listened to Bud since I was a little kid on the radio, kind of the end of an era. I run into Bud quite often at the post office in the morning, always enjoy talking to him, he talked a lot this winter about going here or there for the last time. Thru the Damon Bailey years, smaller schools would sometimes rent the gym if Seymour wasn’t playing to get bigger gates. Seymour did quite well financially during the Bailey years. The building has a fair amount of history, given it’s relatively short life when compared to some of the other iconic gyms in the state. With all the bleachers rolled back, you can have 6 full court basketball games going on simultaneously and another two with about 75’ courts. All but 2 of the games would be on hardwood.
  11. My parents may have been poor, but they always taught us to be honest. I have been there more than once, and words can not describe my profound pride in a building where I was never chosen for teams in PE.
  12. Ya got me, I have long suffered from being introverted, shy, lacking confidence, and being the last kid picked when teams were chosen, I blame my parents for not being able to afford for me to be in Boy Scouts.
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