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by ventura
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Pride, Poise, and Courage, revisited
Replies: 46
Views: 2227

Re: Pride, Poise, and Courage, revisited

Thanks Fate! The avatar is classic. Agree JB - parents guide this deal one way or another. Omar - you are 2 for 2 in foolish responses to my rare posts. Hopefully, you aren't a parent! You are probably (hopefully) just trolling. You mentioned me being a 15 year old girl for predicting an easy win fo...
by ventura
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Pride, Poise, and Courage, revisited
Replies: 46
Views: 2227

Pride, Poise, and Courage, revisited

So much back and forth on this subject. So much ignoring of valid points on both sides, and talking past other's posts. I've been on both sides of the fence with the team I've followed. Pride, Poise, and Courage have NOTHING to do with winning championships now....that's done by assembling all-stars...
by ventura
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Mater Dei Monarchs 2017 CIF-SS Division 1 Champions
Replies: 50
Views: 2736

Re: Mater Dei Monarchs 2017 CIF-SS Division 1 Champions

I'll watch MD with interest after reading that they need to replace their o line. If I had to bet, they won't skip a beat, and will repeat next year if their QB stays. As for the o line, any of the lower levels that won't step in capably will have their positions filled in with transfers to assure v...
by ventura
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: High School
Topic: The new game
Replies: 80
Views: 5353

Re: The new game

"The only people predicting a Mater Dei blowout are 15-year-old girls and people who wants to create expectations so ridiculously high that anything less is a failure..."

What a stupid comment, Omar.
by ventura
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: The new game
Replies: 80
Views: 5353

Re: The new game

Mater Dei by 20

No brainer
by ventura
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: The new game
Replies: 80
Views: 5353

Re: The new game

562645 ventura wrote: Source of the post I hope you change your mind about checking in once in awhile, and sharing some well expressed wisdom, though it's utterly wasted on the likes of Omar Bongo. Is your definition of "wisdom" an opinion you happen to agree with? No. My opinion can be changed in ...
by ventura
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: High School
Topic: The new game
Replies: 80
Views: 5353

Re: The new game

I have to wonder, of the many people who are turned off by what high school football has "become", how many will be watching the game on TV Saturday night? I'm probably a pretty typical old guy example. I'll either watch or record the MD/Bosco game, with not much interest, but to see which titan pr...
by ventura
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Most Dominant FB team in history?
Replies: 26
Views: 4438

Re: Most Dominant FB team in history?

I don't know about you guys, but for me, transfers were gradually changing the game for a couple of decades, then in the past five or six years, it just hit another level. Maybe it's temporary, but super-teams CC and Bosco, joined this year my MD, have no one get close to them, unless they schedule ...
by ventura
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Most Dominant FB team in history?
Replies: 26
Views: 4438

Re: Most Dominant FB team in history?

Just like the steroid question in baseball, there should be a pre transfer era and post transfer era discussion of this question.

I have no interest in dominance with the change in the HSFB game, like I have no interest in Mcguire, Bonds, Gagne stats in baseball.
by ventura
Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Servite vs. De La Salle
Replies: 90
Views: 6525

Re: Servite vs. De La Salle

gotta love hsfb Fate and Mumpherey - you took heat from everywhere, much of it mockery. Now that you were proved right about the Friars hanging, of course DLS is just a sh*tty team. Those who mock usually aren't heavy on humility. Even Friar Joe and Joefutbol had zero faith pregame! GREAT job Friars...
by ventura
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Winningest Coaches
Replies: 46
Views: 4840

Re: Winningest Coaches

"In '82 Beuerlein led Servite to the CIF Title beating San Gorgonio 37-7, Loyola 20-7, Alemany 19-17, and LB Poly 31-7. By contrast, Amat, who lost to Servite 36-0, lost 13-12 in the first round to Lakewood, who, in turn lost to Alemany 20-10 in the 2nd round." I went down your way to see that Alema...
by ventura
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: 2016 Non-League Schedules
Replies: 160
Views: 15263

Re: 2016 Non-League Schedules

Luca wrote: "There are few angels out there. To my knowledge, Notre Dame and Loyola and possibly others haven't gotten much involved, but it may be that I'm simply too far away to know what the story is. It doesn't bother me if the appropriate personnel talk to parents of eighth-graders or - if appr...
by ventura
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Troy Thomas to Santa Margarita!!!!
Replies: 130
Views: 14944

Re: Troy Thomas to Santa Margarita!!!!

beerseach - your question is valid and I think answered in large part by Axe's original post, and the last para. of my post I wouldn't be surprised if TT is trying to adopt Grady's philosophy and a bit of Ladouceur's at DLS, and I'm not sure it's doable here in the southland DLS has their pick of th...
by ventura
Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Troy Thomas to Santa Margarita!!!!
Replies: 130
Views: 14944

Re: Troy Thomas to Santa Margarita!!!!

@ Mike Axe thanks for the posts - especially the initial one just don't try to take Thomas from Crespi when you are up here, OK? Bongo, Roadrunner...actually most of the posters on the boards don't relate to your first post, and would think I'm crazy for wanting Thomas at Crespi more than ever, afte...
by ventura
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Power of a coach
Replies: 10
Views: 1722

Re: Power of a coach

Thanks again IrvDad. There's a 3/1/10 OC Register article on him that reflects what HSFB should be all about. Seems like the right guy for your son to want to emulate.

I'm a moron at linking, but you can google Coach Henigan California and find it right away.
by ventura
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Power of a coach
Replies: 10
Views: 1722

Re: Power of a coach

Liked this post a lot too Irvdad, and I'd like to give thought-props to this coach as well, if you don't mind divulging.
by ventura
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Reponse for footballfan50
Replies: 41
Views: 3362

Re: Reponse for footballfan50

dangit

I can't agree with Luca anymore or I'm a wannabe?

have I been checkmated?

all you guys have lots of patience I don't have, with this detailed back and forth
by ventura
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: High School
Topic: Has Troy Thomas lost his touch?
Replies: 45
Views: 3891

Re: Has Troy Thomas lost his touch?

footballfan50 - you've got to quit while you are way behind, with the gap widening at each post. To add insult to injury, you don't know ANYTHING about Thomas/Crespi. Goodness you post like a product of American education you extoll, and you embarrass yourself. And to wrestlingfan, friar4life and do...
by ventura
Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: High School
Topic: OLu's Silly Offense
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

Re: OLu's Silly Offense

Crespi doesn't think it was too silly. Thomas prides himself on defensive tenacity, and OLU shredded them. No team did that to Crespi all year last year, with the exception of 2nd half LB Poly.
by ventura
Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: High School
Topic: OLU vs. Crespi
Replies: 6
Views: 739

Re: OLU vs. Crespi

hey HUDL isn't accessible for 59 year olds with no kids in the game, no coaching/AD status, and actually no status relative to HSFB other than being a hopeless junkie for it, is it? I went on the site and my role as a pathetic devotee of 50 years wasn't one of the available choices for sign up