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by abpk2903
July 8th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: College and Professional Sports
Topic: Pirates First Half and Into the Second
Replies: 16
Views: 1315

Re: Pirates First Half and Into the Second

The NL central is probably the only division in baseball the Pirates could win this year.  But it is also the only division in baseball where the Pirates could finish in 4th or 5th this year.  IMO the division is 5 slightly above average teams.  I think the best team in the division is the Reds but ...
by abpk2903
July 4th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Other PIAA Sports, Etc.
Topic: Youth Sports
Replies: 12
Views: 1309

Re: Youth Sports

A lot of good points here and I would agree with all of them. For the kid the decided to be an electrician, good for him.  He made the decisions that responsible adults can’t even seem to make too often. The thing is 99.99% of these kids are ending up in a non-athletic career whether they want to or...
by abpk2903
July 3rd, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Curious Hire
Replies: 24
Views: 3220

Re: Curious Hire

To recap, Jimjohn started a thread to question the hiring of a part-time athletic director, then some people defended the hire.  12 posts later he has "already wasted too much time on this issue."   I've seen a lot of weird stuff on this board over the years but this one definitely is up t...
by abpk2903
July 3rd, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Other PIAA Sports, Etc.
Topic: Youth Sports
Replies: 12
Views: 1309

Youth Sports

We are in the “off-season” for bleachercoaches so to save us from ourselves and arguing about part-time athletic director hires, facility deficiencies, and teenagers transferring to new schools, I figured I would start a thread to get some thoughts and opinions on traveling sports, AAU circuits, pa...
by abpk2903
June 22nd, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: United’s Kyle Silk moves to Ligonier Valley
Replies: 90
Views: 10105

Re: United’s Kyle Silk moves to Ligonier Valley

Just let high school athletes play high school sports.  Ditto. All that is accomplished by strict transfer rules is affluent athletes and their families still are going to move and put their children in the best possible situation. Then find a loophole, or pay more for a residency, or lawyer up to ...
by abpk2903
June 20th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: United’s Kyle Silk moves to Ligonier Valley
Replies: 90
Views: 10105

Re: United’s Kyle Silk moves to Ligonier Valley

Ah, yes.  Amateur sports at its' finest.  Do we really want strict transfer rules which will cost children/young adults year(s) of eligibility when they already only have a 4 year window to play varsity athletics?  What if a kid is truly in a bad situation (parent issues, grades, bad friends, bullyi...
by abpk2903
June 5th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wrestling
Topic: Proposed weight changes? Thoughts?
Replies: 20
Views: 1479

Re: Proposed weight changes? Thoughts?

I'm not a huge wrasslin' guy but would it be impossible to allow the AD's to determine the number of weight classes (12 or 14) in a duel before the season starts?  If 2 programs each have 20+ wrestlers on the roster, why couldn't they choose to have the traditional 14 weight class duel and if one (o...
by abpk2903
May 17th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Baseball
Topic: Should College Baseball move to summer schedules?
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Should College Baseball move to summer schedules?

I don't see how a move to any part of the year would prevent northern schools reporting a net loss on the sport.  Would they maybe not lose quite as much money?  Yes.  This is why I think a fall season could be better, as well.  How much do northern programs spend to ship these teams south to play s...
by abpk2903
May 16th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Baseball
Topic: Should College Baseball move to summer schedules?
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Should College Baseball move to summer schedules?

Seems like a grand plan on paper but what would it do to local minor league baseball teams?  Look at places like the University of Maryland where the Terps would then be competing head to head with the Bowie Bay Sox which are just a few miles away.  State College, PA has a similar issue with the Sta...
by abpk2903
April 16th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: College and Professional Sports
Topic: The Race To 16 Wins
Replies: 10
Views: 761

Re: The Race To 16 Wins

Who in their right mind thinks there is any chance or any discussion of Mike Sullivan losing his job?  Even if they lose this series, he would be 9-2 in playoff series as the Penguins head coach.  The beauty of the Stanley Cup playoffs is it is unpredictable every single year.  2 years ago the Senat...

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