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  1. wabash82

    Mishawaka at Cathedral

    For the Mishawaka fans (of legal drinking age) making the trip down for the game: the Flat 12 Brewery is just a couple blocks away from Tech H.S., and I'd highly recommend a pre-game stop off at their tasting room for a pint or two of the Pogue's Run Porter.
  2. Ly, this exchange reminds me of a funny story. My middle son, who played for St. Joe in the 2007 game, lives here in Indy now. This summer we took a bike ride up the Monon Trail, and as we passed through the area near Kessler Boulevard, I mentioned to him that this was Chatard stomping grounds. He looked at the posh homes we were passing, and made a remark along the lines of, "It can't be. I don't see the coal mines where all the 'blue collar' Chatard families mentioned on the GID work."
  3. So we are to believe that the GID personalities/posts of a school's fans are indicative of the attitude of the kids on the team and their coaching staff?
  4. Ouch. But I have to say that it's a pretty good line.
  5. Are you talking about open enrollment like they have in the SBCSC, i.e., a single school corporation that operates multiple high schools allows kids living within that school corporation to enroll at any of the high schools it operates, regardless of where the students live or the schools are located? If that is what you mean, then I believe that the answer is no. As far as I am aware, the only multiple-high school corporation in Marion County or the "collar counties" around Indianapolis is IPS. ( A possible exception is in Hamilton County by Fishers, as I am not sure if Fishers High School and Hamilton SE are run by the same or different school corps.) IPS still has "boundary schools" within its system, so it does not have open enrollment like the SBCSC. However, IPS has a pretty extensive magnet school system that functions a bit like open enrollment, in that it facilitates opportunities for some kids in the system to go to an IPS high school other than their neighborhood "boundary" school.
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    NIC week 1

    It doesn't look like Marian plays Penn this year, so I assume you meant to say they have a shot to end up tied for first -- or is there a particular reason you give them a shot at only second place?
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    NIC week 1

    Well, sometimes these kids actually do transfer for non-athletic reasons.
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    NIC 2014 Outlook

    I'm a few years removed from the SJ scene, but what I have heard is that the administration's issue is not with the "Indians" nickname, but rather concerns having a deadly weapon -- an arrow -- be the symbol for the school's teams. Seems sort of silly to me.
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    The New NIC

    Another possible solution would be to break up Penn into four schools (Penn HS, New Pennish HS, Harris HS, and Dolly Madison HS) and give them their own division. The gate for the intra-division games would be phenomenal!
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    Goodell's ideas

    A ground-the-ball requirement would eliminate a decent percentage of TD plays under current rules, e.g., the "barely got two feet in" passing TDs at the sideline or endline, in which neither the receiver's body nor the ball ever touches the ground in the end zone. I'm not sure people would want to trade that class of exciting scoring plays for more challenging PAT kicks.
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    "Offensive" Team names, a la Washington

    Yeah, I agree that the owner fanned the flames. A "we are looking at the issue carefully" statement would've been the better way to go, even if the truth is that he is not currently contemplating changing the name. I also agree with your second, point, but let's not also act naïve about the thing, either. I agree that someone reading Huckleberry Finn who wants all the n-words removed because the use of that word by the author is "racists" and offensive is a clueless person -- context obviously means something. But context cuts both ways: if some white guy driving his car pass a group of black people on the street yells the n-word at them out his window, nobody would say that the white guy should get the benefit of the doubt and that the onus is on the black guys to "prove" that he had an intent to offend when he used the word. As has been mentioned several times on here, this situation is not cut-and-dry, because "Redskins" is not considered offensive by some Native-Americans, but it is by some others, and in light of the term's differing origins, neither group is objectively unreasonable in either considering it offensive or not offensive. That is why this is not just a "some people being PC" issue, as many make it out to be. But it also is why it is probably a matter that really ought to be addressed between the team owner and those Native-Americans groups who are offended by the term.
  12. wabash82

    "Offensive" Team names, a la Washington

    1. Are you offending these people by calling them that? That's the whole point isn't it? The "krauts" get to decide if its offensive for you to call them that, not you. And if they tell you that it is, then you'd be sort of a dikc to keep doing it, regardless of who you are married to, don't ya think? 2. I didn't see a question. But relevant to my point, you used the term because you meant to be offensive, right? So are you saying that the Washington football team has some good cause or justification for offending Native-Americans (assuming they are offended) that's comparable to your situation?
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    "Offensive" Team names, a la Washington

    As an Irish-American, my reaction to my cousin calling me a "mick", and my reaction to some stranger doing it, would likely be very different, and justifiably. Is it okay for white people to use the N-word to refer to a black person because some black people do it?
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    "Offensive" Team names, a la Washington

    It is weird to me why some people who are not in the group that the nickname refers to, like Bob Costas or (I assume) most the folks on this board, think that it matters that they think the term either is offensive or is not offensive. What matters is what most Native-Americans think: do they find the term "Redskins" derogatory and offensive? If so, then it would seem logical to change the team's nickname, unless someone is a jerk who enjoys offending people. It is completely irrelevant whether non-Native-Americans think that Native-Americans should or shouldn't be offended by the term "Redskins". Non-Italians don't get to decide if the term "dago" is offensive to Italians, and non-Irish don't get to decide if the term "mick" is offensive to the Irish. If most Native-Americans consider the nickname offensive, then get rid of it, regardless of whether some white guy doesn't think it should be taken as offensive by them; likewise, if most Native-Americans don't have a problem with the nickname, then keep it, regardless of whether some other white guy thinks they ought to be offended by it. That's why the "Yankees" and "Fighting Irish" nicknames haven't been a problem -- most the people who live in the Northeast are not offended if someone calls them a Yankee, and most Irish-Americans don't find the term "Fighting Irish" derogatory. But if that changed for some reason -- and as we all know, people's views on things like this do sometimes change -- then it would be appropriate for both teams to change their nicknames. It seems pretty simple to me.
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    Week # 7 in the NIC

    Unfortunately, KF, Fr. Bly Field is a non-smoking facility, so Mrs. KF will have to beat it back to the GM to have a butt... that is, unless you buy her a pass to the Bishop's Box, located high on top of the press box (closest to Heaven.) Due to the blue fog of incense that permeates the room, cigarette smoking generally is overlooked in the Bishop's Box (a "dispensation" is provided, shall we say?). A pass is only $50/game, or you can get a season pass for $200, which comes with coupons for a free tire rotation and a discount on liposuction. (Coupons are subject to availability.) Send the money (cash only) to Indian72 at the high school; you can pick up a weekly collection envelope from the vestibule at St. Pius and use that if you like.
  16. Well of course Eddie did not win. But the failure to honor Jerry Lewis for his portrayal of Buddy Love in the original was the greatest outrage in the history of the American cinema!
  17. From the article: (Emphasis added.) A misspelling in an article about the "Spell Bowl"? Does someone have a twisted sense of humor at WNDU, or is a copy editor just a luxury at a local TV station's website? (And I'm not saying a word about the "thus,"....)
  18. So if it is not a coaches' concern, any thoughts on why are these schools not allowing the video broadcast? Do they have revenue-producing radio contracts they are trying to protect? (In which case, why would they still allow the internet audio feed, just not the video?) On a side note -- I've watched parts of two of the St. Joe games on broadcastsport.com this year, and it seems like the streaming video's quality is markedly better this year. New webcam?
  19. What is the explanation given for why these schools don't allow the video? Is it viewed as too likely to draw listeners away from their "preferred" audio-only broadcasters? Or is it a coaches thing -- don't want to lose control over who may obtain video of their teams in action?
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    Cathedral v.s. SB St Joe

    Yeah, but did you notice that Michigan is going off ND's schedule after this year? I have great affection for St. Joe, but I don't honestly think that Cathedral would see much upside in keeping St. Joe on their schedule every year. Like the Indians, the Irish are generally looking to "play up" in the regular season, and I don't think St. Joe fits that bill for them. I imagine if Cathedral was going to commit to traveling to northern Indiana every other year for a game, they'd prefer to try and get Penn or a (good) 6A team from the Region into the mix for that reason. Edit: I don't mean to imply that a given St. Joe team wouldn't be able to beat a given Cathedral team from time to time, as history has shown that is not the case. But I think that Cathedral right now has a better year-after-year program, and is more likely to consistently field teams that are among the best in the State across all classes. While St. Joe has made some big strides in working to develop a program that reloads instead of rebuilds, it not at that level yet in my view.
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    Cathedral v.s. SB St Joe

    This doesn't apply to St. Joe, does it? I believe that St. Joe and Cathedral are both 4A based on their enrollment sizes (with Cathedral moved up to 5A by the Tradition Factor.) Your statement does apply to Chatard, which plays Cathedral about every year, and is 3A by enrollment (but placed in 4A by the Tradition Factor.) This is a tough one for me, with my alma mater playing my kids' high school alma mater. I have not seen either team in person yet this year (I hope to make Saturday's game), but based on what I saw of Cathedral on TV in the Ben Davis game, and of St. Joe after watching parts of both their games on-line, I think St. Joe's defense may be good enough to allow them to hang for awhile, but I don't think St. Joe's QB has the mobility to deal with the pass rush he is going to see from Cathedral, and the Indian's offense could be in for a long night.
  22. Yeah, that's why the tuition at Cathedral is $12,000 a year now. Why, it's practically free! Thanks again to all the boosters.
  23. Uh, I think Coach Glon is Marian's AD.
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    4a Sectionals

    It's amusing what coaches and kids will come up with to try to motivate themselves. I think it's fair to say that St. Joe's players likewise view themselves as "lunch pail" types, and probably view Chatard's students as privileged "rich" kids from the Indianapolis north side and north suburbs. (Ironically, I'm not sure that many kids at either school could accurately explain why the term "lunch pail" is used in this context). I suspect the reality is that the demographics for St. Joe and Chatard are pretty comparable, and the two schools on essentially on a par with each other in terms of their status relative to the demographics at Cathedral (or Brebeuf or Park Tudor). The problem for both schools, of course, is that schools such as Cathedral (and Penn and Carmel) have demonstrated that "rich" kids can sometimes hit pretty hard, too.