Domingo wrote:This is exactly the God dam problem at Mater Dei now!! This one infuriates me!! Makes my blood boil!
That's not good. When blood boils it coagulates, and that can lead to a stroke. It might be best if you simmered down.
John WAS a Mater Dei kid through and through! This is the kind of kid that we built our program around. This is the kind of kid that loved Mater Dei Football growing up and always wanted to wear our colors.
If nothing else, Domingo, you will never let the truth get in the way of a great rant. I've known John and Ben Humphreys and their parents since Ben's first day at Mater Dei six years ago, when John was in 4th grade. He never "loved Mater Dei football growing up and always wanted to wear our colors". As someone posted earlier, the Humphreys are a Corona del Mar family, and that was always John's preferred destination. Even when he played on Mater Dei's 4-Vertical teams as a 7th- and 8th-grader, he told his teammates and coaches he was probably going to Corona del Mar with his friends. He followed his heart, and good for him.
THIS is the kind of kid I want to root for!!
So what's stopping you?
We are losing kids like John Humphreys and Trent McDuffie (son of a wonderful Mater Dei alum) because we have decided to bring in outsiders and non-parochial kids in order to keep up with St. John Bosco.
I explained above about Humphreys. Trent McDuffie's preferred school was always Servite, since many of his childhood friends in Westminster opted to enroll there. He ended up where he wanted to be, and good for him.
Someone mentioned earlier that Humphreys is replacing Billy Shaw as Corona del Mar's leading receiver. Few people remember that Billy transferred to Mater Dei for a year, decided the competition level wasn't his cup of tea, and returned to Corona del Mar where he became a star. He ended up where he wanted to be, and good for him. The same is true of Clyde Moore, good for him.
So John Humphreys is happy. Clyde Moore is happy. Billy Shaw was happy. Corona del Mar is certainly happy because their program is greatly strengthened by the choices those three young men made. Trent McDuffie is happy. Servite is happy because Trent is a star in two sports. And their leaving or never coming to Mater Dei created the chance to play for other kids who would otherwise have never had the opportunity to attend. So they're happy too. Sounds like a win-win-win-win-win-win-win situation to me. Who exactly is the loser here, Domingo, unless it's you and your boiling blood?