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    Perspective got a reaction from HornetFan in SFHSAA being created ?   
    Covid is an isolated event (hopefully) and 2020 is an outlier year (hopefully).   With the amendment allowing teams/schools/counties to "opt out" this year and basically do whatever they want in terms of a season and a post-season (and, oh by the way, the FHSAA staff will even assist in the process), why would South Florida schools need to leave the FHSAA?  Just opt out this year. 
    If South Florida schools opt out, they won't be able to win a State Championship.  If South Florida schools leave the FHSAA, they still won't be able to win a State Championship -- only a South Florida Championship.  Either way, and through no fault of their own, they don't get want in 2020.   Probably the case for most of us this year. 
    Classic "I'm not getting my way, so I'm taking my ball and going home" attitude.   Not exactly the ideal life lesson to be teaching kids. 
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    Perspective reacted to OldSchoolLion in 2020 Preseason Rankings (792 FL Sports)   
    Must...type...response...can't...control...fingers
     

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    Perspective got a reaction from Hwy17 in 2020 Preseason Rankings (792 FL Sports)   
    Well, they hadn't quite finalized their 2020 recruiting class as of the ranking publication date.      JK.
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    Perspective got a reaction from HornetFan in 2020 Preseason Rankings (792 FL Sports)   
    Well, they hadn't quite finalized their 2020 recruiting class as of the ranking publication date.      JK.
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    Perspective got a reaction from HornetFan in 2020 Preseason Rankings (792 FL Sports)   
    Wait, you're allowed to do that??!? 
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    Perspective got a reaction from Just A Coach in 2020 Preseason Rankings (792 FL Sports)   
    Wait, you're allowed to do that??!? 
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    Perspective got a reaction from Hwy17 in 2020 Preseason Rankings (792 FL Sports)   
    Wait, you're allowed to do that??!? 
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    Perspective reacted to Hwy17 in Treasure Coast Teams tentative Fall plan   
    I believe he's referring to FHSAA's inability to reach a consensus or render a decision which has left us all in limbo.  I applaud the Treasure Coast schools. At least they have a plan.  Everyone else needs to follow suit because FHSAA is too slow.
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    Perspective reacted to HornetFan in FHSAA Meeting Scheduled - No Livestreaming   
    FHSAA
    Board meeting will be streamed
    Orlando Sentinel (8/11/20) By Buddy Collings
    Florida High School Athletic Association executive director George Tomyn said Monday afternoon he has changed his mind and the organization will livestream Friday’s much-anticipated board of directors meeting in Gainesville focusing on fall, winter and spring sports.
    “I just notified our board that we will be livestreaming the meeting this Friday,” Tomyn said of the FHSAA meeting during a phone call with the Orlando Sentinel. “I do not know exactly how that’s going to happen. I don’t have any specific details on it at this moment in time.
    “I understand, and our board understands, that this is very important to a number of people. We will be sending out detailed information as it becomes available.”
    Friday’s meeting, starting at 10 a.m., at the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel marks the first in-person gathering of the 16-person board since the COVID-19 outbreak halted high school sports in mid-March.
    The board twice held emergency videoconference meetings in June in search of solutions for how and when to bring teams back to the field of play with the coronavirus pandemic still impacting the state.
    The FHSAA had an audience of more than 4,000 YouTube viewers watching its July 20 board meeting. It was much the same three days later, with another volatile meeting that saw the vote to push preseason starts back a month from July 27 to no earlier than Aug. 24.
    Tomyn told the Sentinel on Friday the FHSAA would not be livestreaming this week’s meeting. As that word spread along with the news that only 50 people would be allowed into the hotel ballroom — including board members and FHSAA staff — due to Alachua County coronavirus restrictions, many in the media and the public bombarded the FHSAA with criticism and requests to offer some form of broadcast. Some said the association would be violating Sunshine Law standards if it did not livestream the discussion.
    Initially, the board seemed to follow Tomyn’s lead and leaned toward allowing local decisions while maintaining the FHSAA’s traditional sports calendar. That, proponents said, would have permitted North Florida schools with low COVID-19 numbers to start fall tryouts on June 27.
    But during its second meeting, on June 23, the board reversed its vote and pushed the start date back for all fall teams to no sooner than Aug. 24. It asked Tomyn and his Gainesville-based staff to confer with advisory committees and gave the association’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee more time to gather data to be considered Friday.
    Now, amid reports the Big Ten is moving its college football season to spring and that the Pac-12 may lead others in postponing play, the FHSAA will again tackle the prickly issue of whether some teams should be allowed to start earlier than others.
    The board will be looking at three options that have been discussed since its last meeting with coaching advisory committees for football, girls volleyball, cross country, golf and swimming. Bowling is the other fall sport that is awaiting word on its future as schools begin to reopen.
    Option 1 would maintain the Aug. 24 practice date and offer a revamped state series. All teams that sign on for the football playoffs would be placed in blind draw brackets for the eight classifications (1A through 8A).
    Districts would disappear to provide more scheduling flexibility. State finals would be pushed back to the weekends of Dec. 10-12 and 17-19.
    The other fall sports would also have game schedules starting the week of Sept. 7 and leading into a condensed playoff system.
    Option 2 would have practices starting after August and end fall regular seasons on Nov. 28. That would eliminate state championship playoffs and in their place permit region or local FHSAA-sanctioned bowl games, tournaments and events to be concluded by Dec. 12.
    Option 3 would shift the start of fall practices back to Nov. 30 and call for regular-season play from Dec. 14 through Jan. 23. State playoffs would survive but would be played in January and February, possibly with adjusted formats.
    The board could vote to adopt any of those options but could also change any of the elements and consider other concepts.
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    Perspective reacted to OldSchoolLion in Columbia Trivia #1   
    In October of 2005, Tim Tebow and hc Craig Howard's Nease team came to Lake City.  10th ranked Columbia was 5-2 and and faced 8th ranked Nease was 5-2.  Nease went up 21-0 and never looked back, winning 49-24.  Tebow rushed for 73 yards and 3 TD's.  He went 19/28 passing for 271 yards and 2 TD's despite suffering an injury.  180 of those passing yards went to Ryan Ellis.  Ellis was a 2-time, First Team All-State selection who led the state in receiving yards two straight seasons.   He finished 2005 with 103 receptions for 1911 yards and 18 TD's.
    This win gave Nease the District 5-4A title and they eventually went on to win the 4A title, beating Armwood in the final.  Columbia lost its next game to Orange Park Ridgeview, costing the Tigers the runner-up spot in the district.   
    In a controversial ending to the game, it is alleged that a very young fan of Columbia threw a dirty diaper at Tebow as he was leaving the stadium because Tebow would not give the youngster his autograph. 
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    Perspective reacted to nolebull813 in Anyone heard of this team?   
    Randazzo North? Anyone got any insight?
    https://www.maxpreps.com/local/team/schedule.aspx?gendersport=boys,football&schoolid=a15a34c5-2d95-4160-b7a5-9a17386b828c
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    Perspective got a reaction from HornetFan in FHSAA Meeting Scheduled - No Livestreaming   
    One of the Board Members (John Gerdes) apparently sent out a tweet late this afternoon announcing that the FHSAA board meeting on Friday will be live-streamed after all.   Details being worked out. 
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    Perspective got a reaction from HornetFan in FHSAA Meeting Scheduled - No Livestreaming   
    If Deon Sanders can go from the football field to the baseball field (in a helicopter!), then so can high school kids.  I agree with you on this one.   Let kids play multiple sports (perhaps with a limit on the number of "contests" per week; or one sport per day). 
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    Perspective got a reaction from ColumbiaHighFan2017class in FHSAA Meeting Scheduled - No Livestreaming   
    If Deon Sanders can go from the football field to the baseball field (in a helicopter!), then so can high school kids.  I agree with you on this one.   Let kids play multiple sports (perhaps with a limit on the number of "contests" per week; or one sport per day). 
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    Perspective got a reaction from HornetFan in FHSAA Meeting Scheduled - No Livestreaming   
    Did anyone else read the Orlando Sentinel article on why the FHSAA wasn't going to livestream the meeting this Friday?   The explanation made no sense to me.   It was, basically, "well, that's just not the way we usually do our meetings."   Um, this is an emergency meeting, specially called to deal with the impact of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic and that's the excuse you want to give?  The president of the FHSAA board  wants the meeting livestreamed (just like the past two were) and FHSAA staff essentially said "F*#% you; we're not going to do it that way."   Am I missing something?   Can anyone defend Tomyn's position on this issue?  Josh, are you planning on attending?  How early do you think you'll need to get there in order to insure that you get one of the twenty or so spots available to the public? 
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    Perspective got a reaction from DarterBlue2 in FHSAA Meeting Scheduled - No Livestreaming   
    Did anyone else read the Orlando Sentinel article on why the FHSAA wasn't going to livestream the meeting this Friday?   The explanation made no sense to me.   It was, basically, "well, that's just not the way we usually do our meetings."   Um, this is an emergency meeting, specially called to deal with the impact of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic and that's the excuse you want to give?  The president of the FHSAA board  wants the meeting livestreamed (just like the past two were) and FHSAA staff essentially said "F*#% you; we're not going to do it that way."   Am I missing something?   Can anyone defend Tomyn's position on this issue?  Josh, are you planning on attending?  How early do you think you'll need to get there in order to insure that you get one of the twenty or so spots available to the public? 
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    Perspective reacted to badbird in Who Is This Famous Coach? Bob Hudson/East Lake   
    Football is definitely a hard game to figure out.  That's why so many people disagree on rankings.  Teams match ups are important.  Also you never know how a 15-18 year old kid is going to react on each Friday night.  East Lake obviously played really well that night almost beating the future state champs.
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    Perspective got a reaction from badbird in Who Is This Famous Coach? Bob Hudson/East Lake   
    Point well taken.   I based my comment purely on the in-person eye-test:  how they played the one night I saw them compared to how the two other teams played the nights they played Plant.  But, again, your point is well taken. 
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    Perspective got a reaction from DarterBlue2 in Special Moments of the State Finals - The Davis Bros of Southridge   
    As athletic as they may have been, I'm guessing it wasn't the Pouncey twins.  
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    Perspective got a reaction from skyway in Special Moments of the State Finals - The Davis Bros of Southridge   
    As athletic as they may have been, I'm guessing it wasn't the Pouncey twins.  
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    Perspective got a reaction from skyway in Who Is This Famous Coach? Bob Hudson/East Lake   
    Dwyer in 2013 is the right answer.   But two years before that, East Lake suffered another heartbreaking overtime loss in a playoff game.  On a cool, foggy night in 2011, East Lake lost 28-21 in OT at home to Plant in the State Regional Finals.   Plant then went on to beat Fletcher (26-7) and Miramar (31-20) to claim the first 8A state title.  In hindsight, the two best teams in 8A that year were Plant and East Lake. 
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    Perspective reacted to badbird in Who Is This Famous Coach? Bill Gierke   
    Remember I'm the first person to win the pick em twice in one year and I'm also the back to back champ.  I also pulled a UCF and gave myself the title one year
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    Perspective reacted to OldSchoolLion in Who Is This Famous Coach? Bill Gierke   
    ColumbiaFan told me you are like 0-5 against him in pickems.  Is that true?
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    Perspective reacted to badbird in Who Is This Famous Coach? Bill Gierke   
    I think there are 5 coaches with 300 wins.  Only one coach beat me 4 times (probably because I didn't coach enough games).  
    My brief coaching career here is how I faired vs those 5
    Corky Rogers never played but it wouldn't have been good
    Bill Castle 5-2 not many can say they have 5 wins vs probably the best coach in Florida history
    George Smith 0-1 what coulda shoulda been
    Gene Cox before my time
    Bill Gierke 2-7 and now you know why I'm not a fan of his.  He owned me.  Great coach.
     
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    Perspective reacted to DarterBlue2 in Who Is This Famous Coach? Bill Gierke   
    I will give an unauthorized answer for Badbird. The 300 club is better.
    With that said, Badbird was an excellent coach and I understand why he feels the way he does. One stinging loss was in the third round of the 2003 (or was it 2004, I could be off a year) playoffs against Edgewater. Apopka was coming off a big win over Sandalwood and the fans were feeling we had a chance. Unfortunately, Apopka was plagued with unforced errors in the game and dropped a reasonably close one at College Park. Bobby Raugh put the nail in the coffin with a touchdown catch in the fourth quarter. Edgewater went on to lose the title game against a Miami team. 
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