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    Today, 09:19 AM
    I'm not sure that sports have always been so pure and free of politics. There is a pretty long history of sports and politics being linked. Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali quickly come to mind. There are many examples in the Olympics as well...Jesse Owens, the 1972 Olympics, the 1980 Olympic boycott, the 1968 Olympics and Black Power. And politicians have often used sports as a platform to reach people...Presidential First pitches, White...
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    Today, 08:29 AM
    I can name more than a few currently and over the years that have come from outside SK's district/attended other middle schools other than SK's feeder schools. And yes, I know Kenton County is open enrollment, but districts still exist within Kenton County Schools. Almost every successful school in a large population center, such as NKY, is going to have a few outsiders move in. And while Cov Cath does draw from a large area, I don't...
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    Today, 08:18 AM
    Couldn't agree with this post more. I also wonder how many of those that don't feel Confederate Flag flying is a problem, and wish to see Confederate statues continue to stand prominently in public are also part of this rabid, anti-kneelers, protect and honor the flag group, which when you think about it, would be pretty ironic.
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    Yesterday, 07:50 PM
    True. And taking “chances” isn’t necessarily the right word. What I mean is it’s a good idea to pivot off teams that lots of people in the pool are picking. You still need to pick smart, but by avoiding the “popular” picks, when upsets happen, and those picks lose, large chunks of the pool can be eliminated. So if available, it makes sense to look for a strong pick that’s not being picked by many. But you definitely don’t want to get too...
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    Yesterday, 05:25 PM
    And just because they "play a game" for a living don't think that these guys don't work exceptionally hard, while subjecting their bodies to incredible amounts of punishment. Look at how many end up nearly crippled after their careers are over. They have a unique skill set, and do something 99.9% of the world cannot. If it were so easy to do, there'd be many more people doing it, and they wouldn't get paid nearly as much. In addition,...
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    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    That's why you don't play the chalk early in survivor leagues. Upsets can wipe out big chunks of the field. Take chances early, and leave the chalk for later when everyone else has to take chances because they've already played the chalk.
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    Yesterday, 10:43 AM
    rjs4470 replied to a thread Vaping in Controversial Issues
    Certainly vaping is less offensive to others....virtually no smell, and when there is, it's not stinky like cigarette smoke. I'd guess it's also cleaner. But sorry, people look completely ridiculous carrying around and sucking on a whatever they call the vape machines.
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    Sep 23, 17, 12:33 PM
    Only matters what the temp, humidity and what the chart reads at the location of the game. Things will be very different on a turf field. Does the NKYFL measure onsite with a psychrometer??
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    Sep 23, 17, 09:02 AM
    ^^This. No one from NKY is a threat in 6a. It's going to be a 1 or two team race most years, between the 4 mentioned. And it doesn't matter who any NKY 6a teams schedules during the regular season. The gap isn't small enough.
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    Sep 23, 17, 08:55 AM
    Is this Cody Kramer....who was at Cov Cath last year??
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    Sep 22, 17, 04:29 PM
    SCORES Twenhofel 22 - Summit View 20 Twenhofel 7 19 - Holmes 7 14 Beechwood 40 - Tichenor 14 CCMS 27 - Holmes 7 Brossart 18 CCMS 7 7 Woodland 36 - Turkey Foot 0 Walton 28 - Sharp 20 Beechwood 40 - Tichenor 14 Newport 33 - Bracken 6
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    Sep 22, 17, 04:15 PM
    Woodland 8th- 36 Turkeyfoot 8th-0 Woodland 7th-6 Turkeyfoot 7th-0
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    Sep 22, 17, 12:35 PM
    I’d say no. The playoffs overlap.
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    Sep 21, 17, 09:22 AM
    Again, this sort of thing is done in other cities. This stadium could house track, football, lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, etc.
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    Sep 21, 17, 08:29 AM
    Again, this doesn't have to be a giant stadium. Something that seats in the neighborhood or 3,000 people or so would be plenty.
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    Sep 21, 17, 08:01 AM
    This wouldn't necessarily need to be a big, giant stadium. Maybe something that seats 3 or 4 thousand. There was a similar stadium in the state I'm from, that was exactly what is mentioned here. Used by 4 or 5 schools for football and other sports (soccer, track, lacrosse). During football season, there would be one game Friday night, and possibly a couple on Saturday. Of course coming up with the location and who would manage and take care...
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    Sep 20, 17, 07:40 PM
    rjs4470 replied to a thread FanDuel in Fantasy Sports / Gaming
    Had 5 lineups and $75 in play. Won back $50, so I'm just slightly ahead for the year. I'm making solid picks, but can't seem to put together a solid top to bottom lineup. After a really good year last year and through basketball season, I've been treading water in baseball and the beginning of football.
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    Sep 20, 17, 03:48 PM
    Of course people want to play for a winner. And there absolutely may be a few that make such a move simply because of sports. But the vast majority don't have the means to pay nearly 10k a year to play for a winner. The truth is, the Catholic education is a big draw for many and something that the public schools simply cannot provide. That along with no real boundaries is a big advantage for privates. But the tuition part is a big...
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    Sep 20, 17, 01:36 PM
    Maybe not "very bad", but certainly not ideal. But it's the sacred cow, and won't be changed, even if it is the right thing to do.
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    Sep 20, 17, 01:31 PM
    Like I said, I'm in the minority. But I've had the opportunity to see firsthand, how it's done in other states. The quality of play in KY's one champion, one class tourney is no better than what you see in classed state tourneys. If bringing an outside perspective is worthy of expulsion, then so be it. Just calling it the way I see it. And since this is about football, again, one (or 3 or 4 classes) doesn't fix the problem. Less classes...
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    Sep 20, 17, 01:24 PM
    I'm not sure that those threads always come up or get hotly debated. I think everyone pretty much recognizes the 6a champ as being the best team. Maybe you could have made a case for Bowling Green during their run but for the most part, it's pretty much been Trinity, then everyone else. And I don't mean that as a shot at Trinity, or to say that Trinity is a problem. Almost every state has a team (or several in the case of larger states) that...
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    Sep 20, 17, 01:00 PM
    Just because basketball (and other sports) only has one class, doesn't mean it's the only or necessarily the right way to do things. I don't agree with basketball (or any other sport) only being one class. I know I'm in the minority, but not being from KY, I'm not swayed by the nostalgia and warm, fuzzy feelings many here have in regards to the Sweet 16 basketball tourney, and the "one true state champ" mantra.
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    Sep 20, 17, 11:52 AM
    Sorry, this argument starts and ends with the Philly Phanatic. The original Phanatic was Dave Raymond, son of football coaching legend, Tubby Raymond, the guy who developed the "Delaware Wing-T" offense. The Phanatic took my 2 month old daughter out onto the field once when I got to throw out the first pitch at a Phillies game many years ago.
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    Sep 20, 17, 11:36 AM
    I think KY is too small of a state to do 7 classes.......but I think this solves the competitiveness problem better than cutting to 4 classes. What everyone wants is more competitive games, especially in the playoffs. As long as big disparities exist between school enrollments, the blowouts and lack of competitiveness will continue. Cutting classes only furthers the gap....it doesn't make things better. We already complain about 6a teams...
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    Sep 20, 17, 10:03 AM
    This is not going to be fixed by reducing classes. There are quite frankly a few really good teams and many, many average teams and worse in the state of Kentucky. Reducing classes won't make the average or bad teams any better. All reducing classes will do is set up more games of those average smaller school teams playing far bigger schools in the playoffs. It may make regional final/state final games a little more competitive, but as whole...
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    Sep 20, 17, 09:44 AM
    Does it matter who Trinity plays in the first round?? Unless you fast forward to maybe the regional final, none of Trinity's playoff games are going to be close. And how does adding another 15-20 much smaller schools to Trinity's class make their class more competitive?
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    Sep 20, 17, 09:42 AM
    Just a little hyperbole. Participation trophies have zero to do with the state classification system, and probably aren't in the top 1000 of the worst things ever list.
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    Sep 20, 17, 07:56 AM
    Who else should Cov Cath play in NKY aside from SK?? The vast majority of schools in NKY are smaller than Cov Cath and really wouldn't provide much of game. They already play Cooper and Ryle. That basically leaves SK, Campbell, Boone and Conner. Cov Cath almost has to look outside of NKY to play.
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    Sep 20, 17, 07:34 AM
    rjs4470 replied to a thread Home Brewing in BGP Break Room
    When I was doing it 18 or 20 years ago, it wasn't as easy to find good craft brews. The market has changed so much. Making your own beer doesn't save you money and is really a lot of work. Washing, sterilizing, filling and capping all those bottles really does suck. And it's not cheap and it doesn't take a big mistake to ruin a whole batch and all that time and effort. I may revisit the hobby again but if I do, I'll be legging my beer...
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    Sep 20, 17, 07:21 AM
    95% of the schools already know how they measure up against the best. They don't need a running clock beatdown to find that out. Beat downs aren't good for your program or community interest. As you get better, you schedule better. Some years are going to be easier than others as all teams go through cycles.
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