Do you agree with the TSSAA decision?

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pp37343 said...

Well, the school board said that the Signal Mtn High School would need to have "diversity" in its makeup and now that it has a "diversity" student that can play good football, everyone gets upset. In order to have "diversity" on Signal Mtn, you would have to bring it up to the mountain. It seems that jealousy from the other schools caused the problem. I thought you could go to whatever school you wanted to as long as you provided the transportation and the school was not overcrowded or do rules change when that person is a good football player? No one says anything when Sequatchie county students are enrolled because they don't play football. Lets be fair here.

October 8, 2011 at 12:38 a.m.
bearhunter2 said...

the vote is in signal mtn. you lost 742 to 247. turn in your tourch you ban to exile island.lol

October 11, 2011 at 8:39 a.m.
taytay2011 said...

This is not jealousy pp37343 !!!! What in the world makes everyone from Signal Mtn scream "JEALOUSY" everytime something doesnt go your way, or you get caught at something, or you are questioned for breaking every rule possible ????? The reason other schools have something to say about it is because IT"S WRONG !!!!!!!!!!! There is no jealousy in that. And about "being fair"...how fair was it when the PARENTS of the Signal Mtn team punched and kicked the Soddy Daisy's kids !!!! Was THAT fair ????? It's not about being jealous or fair to Signal Mtn...it's about doing the right thing...ALWAYS.

October 11, 2011 at 2:46 p.m.
lawstudent43 said...

taytay2011: The fact that you put multiple exclaimations and question marks, and capitalized words as if you're scraming at us, is the reason Signal Mt. folks think you're jealous. Who in the world gets that upset over what happens with another school unless they've got serious emotional problems? As for you claiming Signal Mt. parents hit and kicked students, I don't know what you're talking about. I do know, however, that when my two kids were in marching band at Signal, they had curses screamed at them from parents on the other team, and my son was hit in the head with an empty coke bottle when a parent from South Pittburg threw it at him from the stands while he was on the field marching. I have yet to see Signal Mt. parents or students treat others with the lack of sportmanship that has been cast at us. Furthermore, when people get on this public site to accuse and condemn Signal Mt., when Signal Mt.'s only sin is in WINNING, then jealousy is the reason for it. If you don't live or go to Signal Mt., then you don't know us and it's frankly none of your business. The fact that you get on here just to accuse us, well, yes, you're jealous. JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahhahahaha

October 11, 2011 at 3:55 p.m.
GrouchyJohn said...

LS43, the incident that taytay (the name should give you some indication of this person's mentality) is referencing did indeed happen, although not exactly as taytay says. There was 1 parent that was involved in the incident, and he has been permanently banned from the campus... not even allowed to come onto the road leading to the school much less ever set foot there again. Some people think this is a slap on the wrist, but consider never seeing any of your sons play a home game again, never being able to pick one up, never again being able to (fill in the blank). The act was despicable.

I am a mountain resident and I'd say that half of the kids in the school know me at least by sight as I am involved there daily. I know your son does. No guesses, please.

The level of jealousy from non mountain residents is amazing, I sometimes get dirty looks when I come off the mountain and someone realizes where I'm from. I see people turn their noses up daily. At the same time, I can leave a bicycle in my front yard for a week and I know no one is gonna touch it. My front door can stay unlocked 24/7 and I don't worry about getting mugged or panhandled walking down the street. To the best of my knowledge, and I have lived here a LONG time, there has never been a drive by shooting in the Town of Signal Mountain. Let 'em be jealous.

Bearhunter, you don't count... you are neither a mountain resident nor a TSSAA official. So go hunt a bear somewhere. Hopefully the bear will win this time.

pp37343, the diversity of the LOCAL student population would surprise you. It likely would not match up with the diversity of the valley, but it is surprising even to me. There are a large number of non-white kids living on the mountain. Quite a few of them are adopted or live in foster homes. There are many more non-white families living on the mountain that you would believe without setting foot in the school, which I'd say has a 98% chance that you haven't done so.

October 11, 2011 at 6:14 p.m.
GoEagles said...

This is exactly what I thought it all went back to - the incident with Soddy Daisy from this summer. Was the act by the parent wrong? Absolutely! The parent came forward and to accountability for his actions. (It was a punch, not a kick taytay2011.) GrouchyJohn, I believe he is only prohibited to not attend SM events for 1 year. One other point about the incident that no one tells, Soddy Daisy's team was involved in fights/skirmishes all day long. The one with SM was not their 1st of the day. It was the 1st one of the day for SM. This still does not excuse the parent for what happened, but let me ask this: If a parent had hit my kid I would have filed a law suit. To the best of my knowledge no such suit has been filed. As for this incident, it is a shame that everyone is forgetting 1 key important person - the young man that is in the middle of this, that through no fault of his own has been made out to the bad guy. I'm sorry, but he did what he and his mother thought was right. Someone else screwed up and they should be held accountable for this terrible event.

October 11, 2011 at 7:03 p.m.
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