Bell needs to hope none of those big 10 teams signed that Sandy Creek guy that kept putting him on rear. Can't blame him I guess. Who would you rather play Northwestern, Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, Purdue or Bama, LSU, Florida, GA and South Carolina. Bet he's at UTC in 2 years.
Evidently there were imaginary tailbacks against Alabama that he was diving for when he was whiffing the entire game, or getting ran over. How could you vote for this guy? He couldn't start for 3 or 4 of the top SEC teams yet you vote him as the best college player in the nation. Give me a break, if he did not play for Notre Dame he would never even been under consideration for any awards, little on the Heisman. Just another's reason to hate the Golden Domers and Dr. Lou as well.
On another TSSAA topic, congratulations to the 2 public schools that qualified for the supposedly division 1 class a/aa state soccer tourney. 1/4 of the field is non private even though Tennessee has a mythical public/private split. I wonder if some stat guy could come up with the number of private and public schools in state quarter finals for all sports in division 1 since the split. Specifically a/aa in all sports except football and 1a, 2a and 3a in Football. I know you will see a lot of CPA, CAK, Goodpasture Christian, David Lipscomb, Grace Christian and our on Boyd Buc. If you want a good example of how fair the playing field is; if Tyner or Polk County win and get to play CAK in the football playoffs count the number of coachs on both sides. Thank god for Alcoa and South Pitt. Football. Just forget about sports such as golf, tennis, track-- smaller classification schools don't have a chance.
Right on the money Ward. What are you gonna do if you don't like what the TSSAA does? Nothing you can do if you want to field athletic teams. They are the only gig in town. I've always thought the Middle TN teams have a advantage. If more midsate teams need to get in they can't be sent East or West. Its the same thing in Basketball, look at locations of sectionals etc. Championship locations: forget about it if your not in Middle Tennessee. Spring flings in Chattanooga and Memphis/Mississippi are a thing of the past. As for as seeding look at Polk County. Last year they win there district with 1loss. How are they rewarded. They get a 3 seed behind CAK which finished 2nd in there district behind mighty Alcoa. Then they play another district champion in round 1 before having to travel to CAK a team they should have been seeded ahead of anyway. This year the TSSAA fixed it. Based on the playoff standings posted on the TSSAA website up until the Saturday that the brackets were announced Polk was in quad 2 and Bledsoe was in quad 3. Based on that scenario if Polk beat Meigs and Austin East lost to Gibbs Polk County should have become the number 2 seed in quad 2 playing rounds1 and 2 at home. What does TSSAA do? On Saturday they move Bledsoe into Quad 2 giving them the number 1 seed and Polk number 3 which means on the road to CAK in the second round. nothing against Bledsoe county, they deserve a number 1 seed. My only questions are, why move them into a different quad in the last week which is not the same quad other teams in there district are in. Is it geography or ensuring a CAK/Alcoa round 3 game with all that gate revenue.
I was sorry to see they lost the appeal even though I am a so called 'hater'. I would have enjoyed watching them beat the crap out of teams from other parts of the state in the playoffs. The most arrogant group of people in the appeal hearing was the TSSAA. I do have a question. How are teams like CAK. Boyd, Notre Dame , Lipscomb and others allowed to compete in division one with public schools? I understand the multiplier and the ability to give athletic scholarships as a determining factor between schools being division 1and 2. What I don't understand is does all of Boyd's players live in Boyd's territory? If not, should they not be ineligible as well? Nothing against Boyd, just an example as they are local.
This is such bull. You cannot make me believe this was a paperwork error. He was recruited to play football and the box that was checked was intentional. Ye in the land of beamers and Benz can cry that they were targeted all you want but anyone with any common sense Knows what happened. If you do believe it I have some nice Enron stock you may be interested in. The fact is if your classless coach didn't run the score up on people they wouldn't be so quick to turn you in. Money can buy big houses, nice views and German cars but it can't buy class. " we go for it 90% of the time, that's what we do we score". Wow, I will have to remember that when I get caught doing something. Officer, I speed and drink and drive 90% of the time, that's what I do. Oh that I didn't know that sir have a good night. Come on man show some class.
Come on Ward I didn't see any teams named Indians or Sequatchie playing in Benton Friday night. I must admit I had a dislike for SM. based on the teams reputation of running it up on teams. Friday I gained much respect for a very talented team. The players played extremely hard from beginning to end even after everything that happened last week. In my opinion the coaching staff is another story. I don't think you would see George Quarles or Gary Rankin call that timeout before halftime. If you were there you know what I mean.
At least there was one team on the field in Benton tonight with some class. You should see that cocky bunch. No wonder they are in trouble.
Run it up on some more teams Bill. Let Signal compete in the division 2 playoffs with the other mommies, daddies and schools who recruit and try to buy championships. Play BA MBA McCallie Baylor. They are not the only ones though. Alcoa starting QB was at Austin East last year. I hear South Piitsburgs best lineman lives in Cleveland.