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by ventura
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Mater Dei-IMG
Replies: 178
Views: 8126

Re: Mater Dei-IMG

I take MD and I'll give up to 10 points. As to brotherhood, I can't imagine much on either team (how could there be?), but of what there is, edge is for MD, and that makes a difference. So does home field. MD's QB will have some pressure in this contest, and if he does well, Monarchs comfortably.
by ventura
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Mater Dei-IMG
Replies: 178
Views: 8126

Re: Mater Dei-IMG

There is a bigger point being missed here. Yes, everyone is entitled to go wherever they want. No one is disputing one's right to do that. What is being discussed is more of a philosophical question as to what makes for better high school football. Football is already under attack from soccer moms,...
by ventura
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Los Angeles Times TOP 25 Pre-Season 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5728

Re: Los Angeles Times TOP 25 Pre-Season 2018

Interesting FriarJoe. Thomas came back to Crespi to what seems like the exact same scenario - a mass exodus of the talent. Except in Crespi's case, I think the school backed out of a lot of tuition help, which was a part of the equation for players bailing. Do you know if the players left before Tho...
by ventura
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Aliso Niguel - Racist?
Replies: 207
Views: 10424

Re: Aliso Niguel - Racist?

Thanks Professor, FBOC, Bick and Shane for your points of view. They are encouraging to this white European male grappling with his own racism (must be, right? I didn't vote for Obama). Bick - if you were black you'd be an Uncle Tom, say, like Justice Thomas to Thomas Sowell. Being Hispanic, maybe U...
by ventura
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: High School
Topic: "Transfers" SS Survey Says, "71.5% Want Rules Adjusted"
Replies: 93
Views: 5184

Re: "Transfers" SS Survey Says, "71.5% Want Rules Adjusted"

For the record, this casual observer of your forum thinks most have come down too hard on MD, and not hard enough on Bosco for the situation HSFB D.1 is in. But...... I'm sure this has been addressed, probably numerous times - the crap rolled down hill once Bosco started the mega transfer game, and ...
by ventura
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Aliso Niguel - Racist?
Replies: 207
Views: 10424

Re: Aliso Niguel - Racist?

Sounds to me like "progressives" kidnapped them. So you and FBOC go off on political rants on the High School Sports forum. Got it. Now, Aliso-Santa Ana anyone? I came on the site for an update on Trinity league, John Q. If you didn't want my comment, take the thread to a forum where it belongs and...
by ventura
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Aliso Niguel - Racist?
Replies: 207
Views: 10424

Re: Aliso Niguel - Racist?

Glancing through this thread, I'm glad I don't waste time on the political forums. What a broken culture full of people who don't know what freedom is, how rare it's been in human history, and what it takes to maintain it. Embarrassing, what our educational system has cost in $ the past 50 years, an...
by ventura
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Bosco vs Mater Dei
Replies: 699
Views: 34805

Re: Bosco vs Mater Dei

Ramon, as an Alum, your post clearly is the reason why I haven't and wont attend another MD game . There was a time when the players reflected the value system of the school, but that is long gone. I know this is the current culture surrounding HS football, but it brings me no joy to say I am part ...
by ventura
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: High School
Topic: MD starts out as national#1 in High School Football America
Replies: 44
Views: 3452

Re: MD starts out as national#1 in High School Football America

head-scratching preseason for the Braves - did no one want to play them? not familiar with the teams they play before league except Chaminade - though they are a top Mission team, they won't provide Bosco with any kind of a challenge the Eagles are almost surely a good step down from last year's tea...
by ventura
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Any more transfers to speak about?
Replies: 484
Views: 30218

Re: Any more transfers to speak about?

......It annoys me because it has caused me to lose interest in what had been more than just a fascinating 50+ year hobby. It ended D1 parochial traditions, a traditional honor system, traditional rivalries, and cost countless parochial and public school kids an honest chance to compete for champion...
by ventura
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: No more playing not true high schools
Replies: 175
Views: 18016

Re: No more playing not true high schools

I'm with the Professor. We're probably from the same era, probably similar in our love of the high school game and our respective schools. If Thomas takes Servite the recruit route, which IMO he has no choice but to do if he wants to come close to competing, I imagine Fate will choke it down and kee...
by ventura
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Black Dawn-Servite Football
Replies: 22
Views: 5424

Re: Black Dawn-Servite Football

If you have been a watcher since '68, you'd know why certain Servite football junkies consider him a god. That was a remarkable turnaround he engineered in his first stint. This is a bigger mountain to climb. A more remarkable turnaround, if accomplished.

C18 - whoa. Cockroachesque.
by ventura
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: OC Buckeyes to enroll at Servite instead of Los Al?
Replies: 142
Views: 14816

Re: OC Buckeyes to enroll at Servite instead of Los Al?

Sorry Professor, it's a new day. Those corners ain't gonna cut it against Bosco or MD today.
by ventura
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: High School
Topic: OC Buckeyes to enroll at Servite instead of Los Al?
Replies: 142
Views: 14816

Re: OC Buckeyes to enroll at Servite instead of Los Al?

I'm thinking Servite didn't hire Thomas back to have what happened at Crespi repeat. We see how "doing it right" worked out in Encino. Trinity, led first by Bosco then outdone by MD, is the poster child for the new top tier HSFB league. They may be leading the way nationwide in all that is wrong in ...
by ventura
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Super Teams
Replies: 106
Views: 9888

Re: Super Teams

thanks MD Dad

the last two years those were 10, 11, 12th graders combined for the Celts

very low numbers except last year's frosh, and they competed well for Crespi

I'm interested to see if Trinity's other teams make a real push at the two "super teams" in the coming years
by ventura
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Super Teams
Replies: 106
Views: 9888

Re: Super Teams

According to Maxpreps, in 2012 there were 71 players on the Crespi varsity. TT took over in 2013, and you say they were down to 30 in 2014? Either well over half the team's parents were "idiots", or... :-k I don't know, what does maxpreps say the numbers were in 2014? The papers at the time dubbed ...
by ventura
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Super Teams
Replies: 106
Views: 9888

Re: Super Teams

that sure worked out at crespi. Crespi screwed up with Thomas. Pretty sure he didn't want to leave, even though the program was headed for lower levels. The freshman class was the best we've had in a while, and maybe Troy was learning the new curve with d___-head parents and their unfortunate affec...
by ventura
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Servite's Next Football Coach
Replies: 249
Views: 21569

Re: Servite's Next Football Coach

sugarcoat wrote:Did Servite recruit when Troy Thomas was coach?
that's been discussed ad nauseam

one thing is sure, when he came back to his alma mater, he dropped it, completely
by ventura
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Servite's Next Football Coach
Replies: 249
Views: 21569

Re: Servite's Next Football Coach

Sammy Swordsman, Bick, FamilyofFriars, and Inflagrantedelicto all get it...Right on the money. I agree with your agreement, Professor Fate. Sammy in particular. I've been scratching my head about Troy since things began to go awry at Servite. I'm bald now from scratching my head since his return to...
by ventura
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: "The Lid is Off"! ~ LA Times {Transfers}
Replies: 172
Views: 9958

Re: "The Lid is Off"! ~ LA Times {Transfers}

"Everything is broken"

Bob Dylan circa 1989

now even apropos of HSFB

smh