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    Perspective reacted to peezy28 in So many things wrong about this IMG blowout on ESPN   
    Nope, IMG is complicit here... They actually PLAYED BS last year and blew them out and knew exactly what they were... They still signed them up again and let the TV broadcast go on knowing what it would be.  ESPN and Paragon should be ashamed for not using a SIMPLE google search to see that this team was not who they said they were.
    Lets not even forget this team played a game on FRIDAY NIGHT and got beat by a small private school then played IMG less than 48 hours later.  The coaches put kids at risk for exposure... They got exposure but not the good kind... ESPN did not even have a roster with names so none of their kids are even known... The Pop Warner championships are better put together than this muckrackery. 
     
     
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    Perspective got a reaction from KeemD321 in So many things wrong about this IMG blowout on ESPN   
    Just read this short article:
    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/espn-high-school-football-blowout-bishop-sycamore-img-academy-000431265.html
    Or, if you want the Reader's Digest (or in this case, Twitter) Condensed Version, here it is:    "This is what happens when ESPN gets duped into airing a high school football game between the most talented team in the country and an online charter school nobody has heard of, went 0-6 last year, and lied about its roster to get on TV."   And this didn't even include the most telling aspect -- that IMG's opponent played another game two days prior!
    Who's responsible for this fiasco?  ESPN?  Paragon Marketing Group?  Bishop Sycamore?  IMG? 
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    Perspective got a reaction from HornetFan in Player eligibility!   
    So true, Darter.   I try to give my wife advice on how she can lose weight and cook better, but she never seems to appreciate my help.   
     
    (Truth is, my wife is in much better shape than I am and is a terrific cook)
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    Perspective got a reaction from Cat_Scratch in Player eligibility!   
    So true, Darter.   I try to give my wife advice on how she can lose weight and cook better, but she never seems to appreciate my help.   
     
    (Truth is, my wife is in much better shape than I am and is a terrific cook)
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    Perspective got a reaction from Ray Icaza in Player eligibility!   
    So true, Darter.   I try to give my wife advice on how she can lose weight and cook better, but she never seems to appreciate my help.   
     
    (Truth is, my wife is in much better shape than I am and is a terrific cook)
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    Perspective reacted to DarterBlue2 in Player eligibility!   
    I am sure she is an excellent cook. Hopefully, you are in great shape. It would be sad to lose a mind like yours in the near future. 
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    Perspective reacted to DarterBlue2 in Game choice this week   
    Since he's living in Venice, it would have been a good chance to scout a potential State Title opponent. 
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    Perspective got a reaction from DarterBlue2 in Player eligibility!   
    So true, Darter.   I try to give my wife advice on how she can lose weight and cook better, but she never seems to appreciate my help.   
     
    (Truth is, my wife is in much better shape than I am and is a terrific cook)
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    Perspective got a reaction from DarterBlue2 in Game choice this week   
    I seem to recall that Sanford is hosting Sarasota Riverview.   Had it been the other way around, that's the game I would have recommended (because the drive would be an hour less). 
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    Perspective reacted to Jullian in STA @ AH Sept 10. 7pm.   
    Sorry for the mis lead. I meant all 3 teams play each other this season, like last. Its very rare, other than AH vs Gibbons every year. 
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    Perspective reacted to HornetFan in Hallandale officially unable to field a team   
    Maybe the FHSAA and school administrators should grow a backbone (I would liked to have used another term, but you probably get the point) and investigate if recruiting by other schools was responsible for the demise of football at Hallandale. This is a disgrace and too many people involved in HS football are willing to just say "oh well". Your school could be next; it's time to address recruiting and actually do something about it.
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    Perspective got a reaction from Cat_Scratch in IMG 35 v Am. Heritage 15 - FINAL   
    Proset, you make some good arguments, but if you think the top athletes at IMG are paying anything close to full freight, I've got a bridge that connects Pinellas and Manatee Counties that I'd like to sell you.   
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    Perspective got a reaction from Jullian in Hallandale officially unable to field a team   
    Maybe all the other schools in the area could get together tomorrow night at a local watering hole and hold a fantasy-like draft for the remaining Hallandale players. 
     
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    Perspective got a reaction from DarterBlue2 in Hallandale officially unable to field a team   
    So, if you're Hallandale and/or Broward County, what do you do now? 
    On the one hand, you'd hope that Hallandale would circle the wagons, try to hold on to every kid they have (especially the younger ones) in hopes that they'll be able to field a team next year and the years after. 
    That said, I can't imagine being one of the kids (if there are any) who stuck it out and didn't transfer and who now won't be able to play football this season.   That would suck. 
    Possible solution:  allow any and every senior (perhaps juniors, too?) to transfer to another school in the district and immediately become eligible to play this season for their new school.  Get the FHSAA on board to provide immediate waivers to those kids. 
    Anyone know if this has ever happened before?  I don't recall seeing it.
     
    P.S. I hope the coaches still get their stipends!
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    Perspective reacted to HornetFan in Player eligibility!   
    It sounds like you and the AD need to have a meeting and figure a way to meet your team's practice requirements and still schedule mandatory study halls. It's hard to argue against the AD's motives; he wants to make sure these kids are successful academically so they can be successful in life in the future; football should not be the first priority if it gets in the way of a kid's education. Some kids are well disciplined when it comes to their studies and may not need a mandatory study hall, but to exempt the kid with the 3.9 gpa from the study period could be divisive for the team. Kids should not be encouraged to try for a 2.0 gpa just so they can be eligible to play football; they should be encouraged to excel in the classroom so they meet or exceed the same college academic entrance requirements that non-athletes must achieve. 
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    Perspective reacted to badbird in Who y’all got in 8a rankings   
    112 is average intelligence and almost above average.  Lots of people on this board would be happy with a 112 IQ.  Mainly the band wagon fan from up North that loves the team that plays in the smallest class with the most students and then talks sh*t about other programs and calls them trash.  I won't mention any names.
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    Perspective got a reaction from KeemD321 in IMG 35 v Am. Heritage 15 - FINAL   
    Proset, have you ever had a kid play AAU sports or Club sports?   It is not uncommon for the more well-to-do players to pay the full amount (if not a little more) so that the one or two really good players --  whose families don't have the resources to pay --  don't have to pay at all (or pay just a fraction of what the others are paying).   In short, those that can pay subsidize those who cannot.   The key is to find the perfect balance of talent and money.   The real key is to find rich kids with talent (or talented kids with money).    Private schools do it all the time.   IMG just took it to another level. 
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    Perspective got a reaction from Ray Icaza in IMG 35 v Am. Heritage 15 - FINAL   
    Proset, you make some good arguments, but if you think the top athletes at IMG are paying anything close to full freight, I've got a bridge that connects Pinellas and Manatee Counties that I'd like to sell you.   
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    Perspective reacted to HornetFan in Player eligibility!   
    The 'i" comes from state assessments have not been finalized and added to their course to determine the final grade for the course. (this is a state problem, not a district problem or so I was told) therefore every team in the state should be suffering from the same issue! Correct?
    I'm a bit confused as to the "I" grade designation and what this has to do with a "state assessment".  I was never a teacher or a school administrator, but I did attend schools through graduate school, and an "I" always meant "incomplete". It meant that the student had not completed all the requirements for the course , and that if they weren't met by a prescribed date, the grade would convert to an "F". Is this not what these kids are facing now? If it isn't a deficiency for which the student is responsible, it would not seem fair that the student/athletes were denied the opportunity to play football solely because the school district and/or the state failed to meet their obligations. 
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    Perspective got a reaction from DarterBlue2 in Coach with Florida High School roots dies from Covid complications   
    I had the same question (and I certainly share the same sentiment regarding my kids).  
    Best I can tell, the two guys shared the same name (John Peacock) and the same profession (coaching football), but I don't see anything that ties the two together.   I believe the coach at Venice is a Venice native and/or long-time resident.   The deceased coach is described in the WCU coaching bio as a Gainesville native. 
    Interestingly, this would have been the deceased Peacock's first year coaching at WCU and he would have been coaching along side first year head coach Kirwin Bell (the Throwin' Mayoan), former Gator QB. 
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    Perspective got a reaction from DarterBlue2 in Coach with Florida High School roots dies from Covid complications   
    "A North Carolina college assistant football coach, described by colleagues as selfless, hard-working and always upbeat died Wednesday of complications from COVID-19, his fiancee posted on Facebook.
    John Peacock joined Western Carolina University as the offensive line coach in the spring, according to the school."
    Full article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/always-upbeat-nc-college-football-215536764.html
    From the WCU website:  "Peacock coached eight years (2008-2015) at Buchholz High School in Gainesville, where he mentored the offensive and defensive line with both the junior varsity and varsity programs."
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    Perspective reacted to nolebull813 in 2021 Transfer Thread   
    There is a rumor that he lived with Arch and got caught stealing something from the house. That has not been confirmed but it is a rumor from people closer to the situation 
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    Perspective reacted to DarterBlue2 in Venice routs Miami Northwestern 56-34   
    No doubt Venice is a scoring machine. With that said, it is a little know fact that historically state champions have given up 15 points or less on average per game. Now Venice has a very strong schedule, so, I am willing, in their case, to up the average points per game number to 20. However, if they continue to give up 4 touchdowns or more per game, regardless of competition, they may well run into a team, deep in the playoffs, that they have difficulty scoring against. In that case, 28 points may well be enough to take down the "mighty Indians." There is lots of football to go, so a little perspective (with a small p) may be wise. 
    I would make Venice favorite to make the title game and, perhaps, win it all. However, I will not be in the least bit surprised if they get taken out in the fourth round or in the title game. 
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    Perspective got a reaction from Cat_Scratch in 2021-2022 Football Schedules   
    I think he's referring to MaxPreps (i.e., if you look on MaxPreps, you'll see that the game between Venice and Cocoa is scheduled to be played at Venice). 
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    Perspective got a reaction from 120North in 2021 Transfer Thread   
    Who would have thought he still had any eligibility.  
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