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  1. Back in the dark ages when I played, it was called ringing someone's bell. It was highly encouraged to pop a guy like that if you could, in fact, if you had a chance to "knock him into the bleachers" and you didn't, you might have got chewed out a little for not taking the shot at him. Been on both ends of hits like that. I remember our starting running backs coming up at an angle if the tackler was not low enough and put those shoulder pads between his pads and helmet (basically hitting defender on chin strap/facemask). Saw many necks snap back, many helmets come off and even guys lifted off the ground. It used to be a brutal sport. Looking back I'm really surprised more people didn't get hurt, or seriously injured, than did. In more recent times (i.e. my sons playing days) I thought we had swung too far the other way, basically overcompensating, and were "wussifying" the sport. I also thought the lack of reps would result in more injuries due to bad form. I am re-thinking that however especially watching my youngest's last couple years (OLB/RB @ 2A school so plenty of chances to both tackle and be tackled). I think they're getting it right and some of the new techniques focused more on bring a guy down than "cleaning out the cobwebs" results in the same net outcome but with somewhat less chance of injury. If they can do reps with dummys or other means and figure it out, I'm all for it.
  2. I'm sure the right attorney or law firm could have a field day with this, as well they should. There is so much that was mis-handled here it makes my head spin. Be interesting to see how this plays out. Unfortunately no punishment or settlement will ever erase those events for that poor young man.
  3. Hope Lutheran's team isn't looking looking ahead like some of the fans are lol. Agree 100% with you regarding post season home games.
  4. Within any given classification, moving schools up that that win a lot and moving down schools that lose a lot makes no sense to me. Like others here have said you're punishing success and rewarding failure. If you can't beat the school you're lining up against, get better. Best team wins. Period. It's life, get used to it. Coddling bad teams & punishing good teams. I call BS on that. I know, I know I'm a mean old man. So get off my lawn lol.
  5. OK, now I get it. Was not aware of that one. Ouch! Thankfully for both sides, won't get anywhere near that. I agree with foxbat, this game most likely comes down to the sum of the little things - that aren't so little in reality.
  6. Huh? You lost me there. But yeah sure, if AC can win by 96 points instead of the 6 or 7 I'm thinking, why the heck not! That would be a statement win lol. Think I'll stick with my original prediction.
  7. Pulling for the Jets in a close one. Thinking 1 TD win, hoping for more.
  8. OK, you want it coming down, not just a sloppy field. Would prefer an AC win, but realistically gotta pick SA. Hope Jets prove me wrong.
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