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by observer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: soccer becoming more popular than FB on HS campuses
Replies: 12
Views: 839

Re: soccer becoming more popular than FB on HS campuses

It will be interesting to see how HS football plays out. I would not be surprised, given the amount of brain injury evidence, if in the not too distant future, an OC school is forced to drop football altogether. Perhaps the diocese will decide they are no longer willing to accept the liability or a ...
by observer
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Yorba Linda football
Replies: 9
Views: 1578

Re: Yorba Linda football

There's a large Servite/Rosary base in Yorba Linda; would love to see a rivalry with Yorba Linda High some day.
by observer
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Pac-5 Brackets Released
Replies: 47
Views: 5421

Re: Pac-5 Brackets Released

It may benefit those teams to schedule a TRINITY league opponent. Maybe get a quality win and as long as they avoid SJB and MD,it seems worth the risk of an early loss. JSerra, SM and Servite seem pretty "low hanging" on that fruit tree. Low hanging fruit?? None of those schools would get within 50...
by observer
Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: High School
Topic: OCVarsity Specialist Rankings' Biggest Miss
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Re: OCVarsity Specialist Rankings' Biggest Miss

BTW - Is there a difference in High School field goal upright specs and college? If there is, how is this handled when comparing HS kickers playing primarily on college fields vs those playing on HS fields?
by observer
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: High School
Topic: New Newport Beach CDM Coach
Replies: 18
Views: 2419

Re: New Newport Beach CDM Coach

OK, sounds like money can be funneled through ASB without explicit direction. So, is it possible for Meyer to be receiving $60K through these channels?
by observer
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: High School
Topic: New Newport Beach CDM Coach
Replies: 18
Views: 2419

Re: New Newport Beach CDM Coach

So, does NMUSD allow "side payments" or is the other number just BS?
by observer
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: New Newport Beach CDM Coach
Replies: 18
Views: 2419

Re: New Newport Beach CDM Coach

How do public school salaries work? According to NMUSD, Meyer made $73K as "regular pay" + $6K as "other pay". Is his coaching pay under the table? Or, through some other non-district channel?
by observer
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: New Servite Coach
Replies: 574
Views: 46120

Re: New Servite Coach

DTW, I agree it was not Thomas's fault but I think his inability to build trust with the non-football side of Servite made it worse. I blame the administration for being so enamored with football success they looked the other way when dealing with players run wild. They created the divide and when t...
by observer
Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: New Servite Coach
Replies: 574
Views: 46120

Re: New Servite Coach

dailydose, you may be right that the players loved Thomas, but he was turning Servite into a football-centric school and the other non-football playing students despised him for it. Talk to students from that era; many have very negative feelings about their Servite experience because of the footbal...
by observer
Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: New Servite Coach
Replies: 574
Views: 46120

Re: New Servite Coach

It's easy to trash Servite since their fall from the Troy years, but let's be real. They're still better than 90% of the schools in the OC. People seem to forget they play in the Trinity. At a recent basketball game against Brea, Servite was leading and as happens during many HSBB games, the losing ...
by observer
Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Will AJ Gass be back next year?
Replies: 186
Views: 14348

Re: Will AJ Gass be back next year?

Art and FF50- Not sure what world you guys are living in - but, in the real world of Catholic education, you are the ones who are misinformed. Go to any Catholic elementary school in OC and you will see many, and often most, will matriculate to one of the catholic high schools. In my son's case, it ...
by observer
Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Will AJ Gass be back next year?
Replies: 186
Views: 14348

Re: Will AJ Gass be back next year?

Art - if you are picking a school because your kid likes football, then I would say your priorities are in question. You are paying a lot for Servite and the other Trinity schools, but it's not for the football staff. If you think it is, then move along, your values are probably not in-line with the...
by observer
Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Will AJ Gass be back next year?
Replies: 186
Views: 14348

Re: Will AJ Gass be back next year?

WTF is wrong with parents who are transferring their kids because of football? Where are they going to go and will it really make a difference? Servite is not a football school in the same way that MD is not a basketball school. Yes, they both have great and sometimes even spectacular programs - but...
by observer
Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: National
Topic: A key dem architect of Obamacare thinks democrats are stupid
Replies: 108
Views: 4289

Re: A key dem architect of Obamacare thinks democrats are st

So, the first bi-partisan meeting was held in June 2009 and the Senate ended debate in December 2009. Yet, Wabash claims years of bi-partisan debate. Sounds like the answer is - "he's making stuff up".
by observer
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: National
Topic: A key dem architect of Obamacare thinks democrats are stupid
Replies: 108
Views: 4289

Re: A key dem architect of Obamacare thinks democrats are st

The senate ended debate on the bill 11 months after President Obama's inauguration - yet, they had years of transparent debate on the ACA?. Seriously Wabash - do you just make things up or do you think the ACA was Bush's bill?
by observer
Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: High School
Topic: J Serra # 1 in OC!
Replies: 6
Views: 893

Re: J Serra # 1 in OC!

Well deserved JSerra! The school has excelled in other sports, it was only a matter of time for football to come together. It was not that long ago when they were playing the Trinity JVs. Congrats!
by observer
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Private School Culture
Replies: 41
Views: 3231

Re: Private School Culture

With several of the privates (namely MD, Servite, and Rosary in the OC) you understand you are part of something unique. Servite and Rosary being single sex, MD being the most prominent Catholic school in the state. It's hard to make a claim of uniqueness with the typical public high school (Troy Te...
by observer
Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Servite vs. De la Salle
Replies: 91
Views: 6643

Re: Servite vs. De la Salle

So exactly where does "legit" fit in the standings of football relevance? It appears to be better than "good", is it better than "great"? How about "elite"? FF50, seems you are making up definitions then ridiculing others for not agreeing with your twisted interpretation. The Trinity league is impre...
by observer
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Crespi Hut Drill?
Replies: 28
Views: 2699

Re: Crespi Hut Drill?

Servite has performed the hut drill in every season since 1961.
by observer
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: National
Topic: Benghazi Hearings
Replies: 1075
Views: 22105

Re: Benghazi Hearings

As Air Force brigadier general Robert Lovell (the only member testifying who was actually in Africa at the time of the attack) said - no one at the time of the attack knew how long it would go, so they could not have determined then that there was no use in trying.

Well stated.