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    May 17, 18, 02:05 PM
    Florence Freedom is a great game experience. They do a lot of things to get the crowd involved and having a good time. There is a big emphasis on kids. I thought it was very enjoyable. I am not a big follower of the Reds so I don't have that coloring my opinion.
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    May 16, 18, 11:10 AM
    I know two of the victims. A boy and a girl who were sweethearts. They both made it out of the bus alive. She had burns and scars remain. Her voice is a bit gruff due to inhaling smoke or flames. They were later married and wound up in ministry. He, the boy, doesn't particularly care for when the anniversary of the event comes around. Sometimes they are contacted by news outlets for interviews. He really just wants to leave it in the...
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    May 15, 18, 10:44 AM
    I'm on it, guys. I'll let you know when I come up with a sponsor. No need to contact me and ask about it. When I find one, you will know it.
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    May 12, 18, 06:15 PM
    Me... not so much.
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    May 11, 18, 09:57 AM
    Can't argue with you. Most of our vacations has been travelling to see family. We always felt a little guilty for moving away which didn't allow for much time for our kids to be with their grandparents. Last few years we are concentrating on making memories with our kids who are growing up and soon won't be taking vacations with us. So we try to find something where we can be active, enjoy the scenery, find some quiet, and each of our kids...
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    May 11, 18, 09:40 AM
    That's character right there. Hope family and the church can come around him to help out.
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    May 11, 18, 09:33 AM
    That is terrific! Congratulations!
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    May 9, 18, 03:48 PM
    Not exactly the discussion I expected, but thanks for giving us some information concerning Cooper baseball.
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    May 9, 18, 02:05 PM
    Putter's Sports Grill in Liberty Twp is one place that didn't get mentioned in this thread. The first time I have ever had wings was there. It is still my favorite, though its been sometime since I was in Putters. Their "hot" is fantastic. Wild Mike's is a close second. QS&L used to have all you can eat on Tuesdays. They don't any more. :cry: Me and three of my friends regularly met there on Tuesdays, actually at the various...
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    May 9, 18, 01:30 PM
    Try this link for LB highlights Junior Season LB Recruiting Video - John Mark Shutt highlights - Hudl for FB highlights: Junior Season FB Recruiting Video - John Mark Shutt highlights - Hudl
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    May 9, 18, 10:39 AM
    I will only speak to who to watch in NKY. And I will mention guys that won't be at the top of the list at their position in the state (though some may). But these all will be guys who will be fun to watch. Of course, this list isn't exhaustive for NKY, just my biased perspective. Mayer from Cov Cath on both sides of the ball. Casey McGuiness from Cov Cath Kyle England RB; Ryle If you like hard-nosed football and thumpers, then...
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    May 9, 18, 09:56 AM
    Glad to hear they got their coach. Good luck to Coach Morris. Much success to you on and off the field.
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    May 9, 18, 09:54 AM
    Find a guy that can play in the middle like Thurza did. Other team had to account for him when running a play. "How we gonna block Thurza?" He also brought toughness in the running game. I can hear the DC of their opponent talking to his players about stopping him when he runs, "Don't run away, square up, and keep low. No, don't run away, gang tackle."
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    May 9, 18, 09:49 AM
    That's what personal days are for. :lol2:
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    May 9, 18, 09:48 AM
    Congratulations! A great opportunity for this kid! How tall is he going to get?
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    May 7, 18, 08:36 AM
    He's following in the path to Monday Night Football of another retired Dallas player (albeit the ESPN cable version instead of ABC network version). Dandy Don Meredith, former Cowboy QB, was color analyst on the original MNF broadcast alongside Howard Cosell beginning in 1970. I fondly remember listening to him, Howard Cosell, and joined later by Frank Gifford. He was a lot of fun.
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    May 7, 18, 07:33 AM
    Sorry for hijacking the thread, esp. since its a thread about one H.S. player's offer. I just thought it interesting how many of the local players were getting offered by Union. It will make them fun to watch later, if several of those players accept the offer and play there. To answer the question, I am more certain about the Boone player, MLB/FB John Mark Shutt. Someone told me they saw a twitter post saying that Lloyd's Travon Mason...
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    May 6, 18, 04:51 PM
    Union College was busy in NKY on that day, April 30 (the day they offered SK players and Cov Cath center). They also offered a couple of players from Lloyd and one from Boone.
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    May 5, 18, 05:29 PM
    I don't really know about that. It will be near Cooper H.S. and so those kids will probably go to Cooper, but not necessarily. Some kids who were at Camp Ernst, which is farther away from Boone than the new M.S., some how wound up at Boone H.S., so your guess is as good as mind.
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    May 5, 18, 01:21 PM
    This district is drawn weird. I don't get how a kid at RA Jones M.S. winds up at Ryle H.S. and not Boone H.S. Same happened with Jackson Saladin. I was real happy when he and my son played BCPWFL on the same team and thought about the two of them teaming up at Boone. Then his Mom said he would go to Ryle. I know it's legit, but "Dang it!" Oh well, "That's how the ball bounces." Or should I say, "That's how the line is drawn"?
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    May 3, 18, 08:55 PM
    Receiving core: Josh Gordon, Jarvis Landry, Corey Coleman, TE Njoku. They added Callaway in the draft. He is one of the most explosive players in the 2018 draft. RBs: Carlos Hyde, Duke Jonhson, Nick Chubb -- that's a heck of a backfield. QBs: Tyrod Taylor (very accurate, doesn't throw INTs, mobile, Baker Mayfield O-Line: The strength of the team last year. Lost Joe Thomas. He will be hard to replace. They picked up a very good...
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    May 2, 18, 02:13 PM
    Can someone provide us with some insight into the 2018 Cooper baseball team? A quick glance at KHSAA tells me they have 12 wins and 5 losses. Who are their top pitchers? Who are their top fielders? Top batters? etc. Is there any regularity to the batting order? If so, who usually bats lead-off and clean-up? Tell us something about the team and its chances in post season. Thanks.
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    May 2, 18, 02:06 PM
    I recall an article in the Enquirer years ago that said the same thing. A local orthopedic surgeon said they are seeing injuries in young people that they only used to see in athletes beyond high school. If memory serves me, I believe an example he gave was of Tommy John surgeries. His larger point was that the repeated use of the same muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments, in the same way year-round wears them out. He said this wasn't a...
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    May 2, 18, 10:50 AM
    ^ "partial scholarships" meaning the 24 full scholarships may be divided among more players.
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    May 2, 18, 10:48 AM
    You are probably correct about NE not having trade bait to get to #2. There, apparently was some interest expressed to the Browns at #4 but only one team offered a 2019 first round pick. Of course, Dorsey knew Mayfield wouldn't be around at #4. Peter King, of SI, says his guess is that it was Arizona who said they were coming up to #4 for "one player and one player only, Baker Mayfield." King also said he believes NE would have tried to...
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    May 2, 18, 10:37 AM
    I'm not sure about NAIA walk-on limit. They are allowed to offer 24 scholarships to varsity players on the football team. The school can offer partial scholarships. They can also stack academic scholarship with it. So if you see a roster with 100 athletes, many of them are not on athletic scholarship.
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    May 2, 18, 10:27 AM
    This is true. But there has to be a way of determining if a coach is really interested in you or not. We ask the coach at the end of the meeting, "If (son's name) works hard and develops like you expect him to, do you see him as a future starter on your team?" Someone else suggested asking where you see him on the depth chart for his position. Something like that. They may not be honest when they answer, but then again, they may. I...
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    May 2, 18, 08:23 AM
    In addition to the reasons you cite, Peter King of SI said four teams called the Browns to trade up to #4. Only one offered a 1st round pick in 2019. As King commented, surprising since there were 2 top QBs left. The one team that offered a #1 said he was coming up for one player and one player only... Baker Mayfield. Dorsey knew that wasn't happening. They didn't have many offers to trade down. Cleveland Browns keep Baker Mayfield...
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    May 2, 18, 07:15 AM
    TMC brings in a lot of players to start the season and then it thins out as the season starts. I guess this is a recruiting tool to get kids on campus. Offering scholarships at the NAIA level would help an incoming player better gauge the interest of the coaches. If they offer you a scholarship they are invested in you and must believe you have the potential to be a starter at some point. Signing at a D3 school and being on the roster...
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    May 2, 18, 06:56 AM
    There is a lot of criticism for this pick by the Browns. GM Ken Dorsey and DC Gregg Williams address this question on the Ken Carmen Show 92.3 FM The Fan and ESPN's Peter King. I didn't have a problem with the pick because Cleveland has two good pass rushers--Garrett and Ogbah. Ogbah is not well-known yet, but Cleveland believes he is going to be really good, even Chubb-like. Ward is the best cover-corner in the draft and has great...
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