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|3 weeks 5 days ago||9th grade health class. We||
9th grade health class. We were discussing the effects of STDs. I remember another teacher coming into the room and whispering to our teacher. He turned on the TV and we saw the first tower burning. A few minutes later we saw the second plane hit.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Is this serious? If you can||
Is this serious? If you can only have one its most certainly football. More prestige. More tradition. More $ that comes with it.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||This is very true. Gardner||
This is very true. Gardner had beat Minnesota badly previously. I thought for
|9 weeks 5 days ago||It's funny because I can see||
It's funny because I can see many commending Smith for this. I'd have to see the movie before I place judgement but I can see this just absolutely bashing football and those involved. Will just start a witch hunt.
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||Lineman typically hit each||
Lineman typically hit each other in 'the box' at most 2 yards apart. The only time lineman make significant contact that may not involve throwing their hands would be if they make contact at the second or third levels. Lineman on lineman contact is some of the safest contact in the game of football...
|10 weeks 15 hours ago||Well considering HS players||
Well considering HS players here in Michigan can only have 'full contact' twice a week now I suspect those %s will continue to decline in regards to head injuries. I wish I could say the same for the rest of the limbs that will most certainly be effected when players never learn the proper technique to hit. But hey, one issue at a time.
|10 weeks 15 hours ago||Could not agree more. A great||
Could not agree more. A great deal of the football population decline is do to the media's reports that football leads to head injuries. There have been actual write-ups in our school newspaper basically bashing the 'dangerous play' that is often, apparently, only found in football.
|10 weeks 15 hours ago||This is certainly true. Not||
This is certainly true. Not the only reason for the decline, but certainly a major cause for change.
|10 weeks 15 hours ago||I do find it to be a serious||
I do find it to be a serious issue. Numbers at many of the schools we play and communicate with are down significantly. All of these programs are located in Oakland or Macomb counties. Mostly division 1-3 programs.
|11 weeks 1 hour ago||Maybe charters are a suitable||
Maybe charters are a suitable alternative in a failing public school district that has lacked adequate funding and aide now for decades. But I have been in charter schools (my fiancé works in one for the time being and always wants out). Straight up, at least in the suburbs, charter schools do not compare to public schools when it comes to academic standing.
|11 weeks 3 hours ago||His son is on his current||
His son is on his current staff. Wouldn't be surprised if he was named HC if a new school is created. Keep that in mind because many of those families will still come if that's the case
|11 weeks 4 hours ago||You are correct that there||
You are correct that there are no charters yet in RO. But Ferndale (technically Ferndale Prep), Hazel Park (Merit Academy) Southfield (summit academy and Bradford academy) and a small contingency of others all run in surrounding suburban communities.
|11 weeks 4 hours ago||What is wrong with this? Some||
What is wrong with this? Some of them have been on scholarship for 4 years. Nothing after that is guaranteed. Shouldn't every 5th year always have to audition for a position/job/roster spot?
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||It's true, and from||
It's true, and from everything I hear it's likely happening. Crazy to think but the numbers have dropped. Harrison has changed a bit but IMO it's still a solid school.
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||I mean, yes technically it||
I mean, yes technically it will go away. But the new school would likely be a football powerhouse. Is and thing goes for Southfield and Lathrup when they combine as well. Going to be D1 powerhouses who attract even more talent.
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||It's the same thing* I dislike autocorrect||
It's the same thing* I dislike autocorrect
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||I disagree wholeheartedly||
I disagree wholeheartedly with tryout last statement. Coaching football in the OAA I know there are many charter schools locally that are directly effecting the population of several of our division opponents. It's no longer just a Detroit thing. Yes the numbers each takes in are typically relatively small. Yes many of those students are kids bused up from Detroit to attend a charter school in the suburbs. But many of those same kids (and local kids who attend) could all be kids that attend Southfield, Southfield-Lathrup, Ferndale, OP, Hazel Park or RO, Madison Heights Madison and Lamphere considering they are all 'open' districts in lower Oakland County. That's not even county Macomb county. Charter schools are growing, I don't really understand why. The most obvious reason being that DPS is so bad.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I thought the exact same thing....||
I thought the exact same thing....
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Upper elementary one of my||
Upper elementary one of my buddies got me into MST3K. This is pretty much how I still watch movies today. I'm like the two old men muppet hecklers up in the balcony.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I bet I would still watch||
I bet I would still watch Scooby Doo if it was on.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||As I scroll through the list||
As I scroll through the list there were so many others as well. Forgot about transformers, sonic the hedgehog, looney toons, that weird Mario show that came on early in the a.m. HWMC, sister sister, Martin, the Simpsons, fragelrock, Home Improvemnet and Happy days reruns. Also Tailspin, Darkwing Duck, family matters, reading rainbow, and Captain Planet.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||G.I. Joe, inspector Gadget,||
G.I. Joe, inspector Gadget, McGuyver (Sp?). Then TMNT, Power Rangers, step by step, saved by the bell, Fresh Prince, boy meets world, and Doug. Really in no particular order.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||No. Simple answer||
No. Simple answer
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I have to watch/share this||
I have to watch/share this video every year on St. Patty's Day. Never forget.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Charles Woodson. But Woodley is a close second.||
Charles Woodson. But Woodley is a close second.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Me as well. Coaching||
Me as well. Coaching receivers and DBs (I'm a DC) I just tell all my kids to get Cutters. Great gloves that have the best stick. Also very durable compared to other companies. Nike gloves are okay, but they are typically not as durable. UA has improved, but they too are a step behind. Adidas and some other lesser companies make trash gloves.
|13 weeks 16 hours ago||Anything/Everything I own that's Adidas. /s||
Anything/Everything I own that's Adidas. /s
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think that's what he||
I don't think that's what he meant. He's just talking the style. The finish and chrome facemask.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I agree. I think this kind of||
I agree. I think this kind of change is a positive one. Keeps the traditional look while adding the flair the young kids are looking for. I personally liked the matte blue helmets. Hell I liked the grey facemasks too. As long as it's the winged helmet in maize and blue, I'll probably like it.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I want to see a product that||
I want to see a product that is enjoyed by the athletes. Keep the helmets Traditional (no overkill) as well as the standard blue home uni. To me the road uni is fair game to play with. If athletes want more