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  1. 10 points
    Plywood_King

    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    I hope Gate City posters realize what they have accomplished. I am officially calling it: in the previous six months of material posted on SWVASports, they have officially surpassed Abingdon as the "most disliked fan base by their neighbors" in SWVA.
  2. 7 points
    Liam McPoyle

    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    Extra points for incorporating Gate City, fighting, McClung, Kool-Aid, cowbells, and Jesus into a single post.
  3. 7 points
    I’m 100% positive this guy is still squeezing into the letterman jacket and heckling teenagers all the while holding popcorn between the knees, a coke under one armpit and both hands full of hotdogs with a cowbell around the neck😄
  4. 5 points
    Please do not look into reproducing...
  5. 4 points
    50kw

    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    A pickup, getting drunk, going to jail and a song about mama would make it complete.
  6. 4 points
    Great City...playing against Gate City in the late 70s and early 80s was “a unique experience” to say the least. Our players and fans were exposed to all manner of intimidation attempts, slurs (racial and otherwise), and verbal attacks from the fans. Didn’t matter the sport either. We took it as a challenge. Our coaches warned us to not get caught up in the environment there. I always looked forward to playing at GC because of the extra incentive of trying to shut up the 35 year old letterman jacket wearing loudmouths in the stands. But I never recall any cheap shots by the players; physical play, yes. Cheap shots, no. What does that have to do with this current debate? Not much. Just some firsthand historical experiences.
  7. 4 points
    In what world is Zeke Newton a rough looking dude?
  8. 3 points
    Hokie101

    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    This thread has gotten a little ridiculous in my opinion. Hopefully, some people can put aside this drama and enjoy what I believe has the potential to be a great basketball game tonight. Depending on which Central team shows up tonight, GC better play better then they did against Lebanon or they very well could be done. Central hasn't been very consistent this season but they have been as of late. I believe GC will come out on top but I don't think it will be a blowout.
  9. 3 points
  10. 3 points
    RiverRat24

    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    You forgot the train she got ran over by..
  11. 3 points
    RiverRat24

    Region D Tournaments

    I'm just glad GC played Lebanon last night instead of Central, Battle, or Union....let alone Graham. Devils would have been taking an early seat. And no offense to Lebanon cause those kids played their butts off.
  12. 3 points
    goofoti32

    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    Dean really learned his lesson last night-didn’t start and got put in as soon as GC got down A 2 minute suspension for putting a kid in the hospital
  13. 3 points
    zebra

    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    Not from either school so here is my take on the issue. I watched both Vermillion and McCamis play in high school and college. They are older now but still act the way they did at 17/18 years old. They are both hot tempered and throw fits when things don't go their way. In my opinion, McCamis is worse at this than Vermillion. That being said, I honestly don't know if there is any truth to the allegations for either telling their player to take someone out or elbow someone intentionally. I am old school so I do understand statements like "if you are gonna foul, make it count" or "if you foul on a break, make sure they don't get the shot off". Most coaches will use those phrases because you hate to see a cheap foul from behind and the player still hits the shot. SWVA games over the last few years have gotten very physical. I think this comes from teams trying to mimic the bigger and more athletic schools on the eastern side of the state. There seems to be more man 2 man defense and the offense is being pushed to play faster and faster. When the game was slower, teams played more zone and the offense was more of a half court style. While I can't deny that the coaches and schools have some responsibility in this matter, I think there is also another huge factor at play, the officials. Current officiating is the worst I have witnessed and I have been around basketball since the late 1980's. With the move of girls basketball to the winter along with implementing a third official for varsity games, the officiating pool is terribly watered down. Now, when everyone is having a quad on a Tuesday, you need 5 refs (2 JV/3 Varsity) at each site. Officials main goal now is to get through the night as quick as possible, take their check, and laugh at the bitching fans as they sprint off the floor. Officials do not want to call a lot of fouls so they let hand checks and bumps go. Next, you don't call over the back and illegal screens. Then, players begin to get chippy and start shoving and throwing elbows. That's when the fans and coaches start raising hell and people start making accusations on here. Kids have shoved players in the back on a fast break for as long as I have been watching, it's not new because someone did it to McClung. Kid's have been throwing elbows for as long as the other players have been hacking or reaching around from behind, not just Dean. Players will talk trash, they will taunt, and they will make mistakes. These players are still kids and they react to situations with emotion. I am not a big fan of either of these fan bases because I am also a part of another fan base, but I understand why they get so fired up about their players. If you really want to fix these issues then start with the officials. They believe that you can't call everything or you will be there all night. What they aren't willing to do is test that theory. Maybe if you call the hand checks and bumps on defense early the kids back off a little and play with their feet and not their bodies. Maybe if you call every over the back and moving screen, the kids will learn better fundamentals. Maybe if you started giving technicals quick for any chatter from a team's 8-9 assistant coaches they will either sit in the stands or shut up. Just my thoughts.
  14. 3 points
    Funny how central fans forget that your coach started this aggression with gate city by trying to take out mcclung 2 years ago.
  15. 2 points
    UVAObserver

    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    Post of the 2018-2019 academic year.
  16. 2 points
    Exposeitall

    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    Talked with someone little bit ago to find out and from what they stated was they sat a half. And they also stated that was more than what the player from gate city. But the video I seen of the push was no where near malicious intent. More of a Intentional foul, and the video of the wise player that got injured and what I was told taken to the hospital with a severe concussion and wouldn’t be back this season, would fit more of the definition “malicious” because there was injury. Someone said on here that the wise boy was elbowing first. So I watched the clip again and all I seen were hand checks which didn’t need to be resulted in an elbow to the head. It’s hard to watch both clips. But the wise player was really bad. I haven’t been to a game in the last 3 years. But I was confused on this mess. So I called some friends and the response that I got back was incredibly shocking. May want to read my earlier post it’s quite lengthy. But worth a read.
  17. 2 points
    goofoti32

    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    A) If you watch that clip and don’t see intent to injure then you are completely unobjective. Of course he wasn’t trying to put him in the hospital, but he did. If you haul off and punch someone and they die...guess what...you don’t get off just because you didn’t intend to kill them. B) In real life, if you lose your temper and commit a crime, you still have to face the consequences of said crime. The only lesson apparently taught at GC is that if you are good at basketball, your coach and fans will not hold you accountable as long as you can help them win.
  18. 2 points
    Not contradicting stories just 2 different years. Lets just say I had a closer to seat to the action than most people in this chat. 2017-2018 the year McClung was at his peak, I heard first hand with my own 2 ears as the players were going to the lockerroom McCamis look at one of his kids and tell them not to let McClung dunk again and to put him on the floor(take his legs out) before they let him dunk on them again. Once again I know a handful of Central players personally and have hungout with some of them off the floor and they're a cool people. I feel their coach is the reason for the way they play and if they had a coach that was actually concerned about making them better and trying to help each kid individually and then as a team they would be dangerous. Whenever Wise decides to take a serious look in the mirror and do away with that whole coaching staff then only then will they succeed.
  19. 2 points
    Hokie777

    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    I saw the video of Dean today and his cheap shot. Should have been ejected from the game in my opinion.
  20. 2 points
    #BBN

    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    Yes I agree, like I stated it's hard for kids to understand the difference between a good clean foul, and a cheap intentional foul. The pushing of McClung was not a good foul and it looks awful, the foul on Lester was awful and in my opinion was just an all out cheap shot, no matter if Dean had been pestered all night long, that's not how you react, and this was early in the game. I've also seen a video of a kid from Central during the regular season game be shoved into the mat under the goal, and no foul was called and nothing said......
  21. 2 points
    Exposeitall

    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    So multiple people are saying that is what happened, but nobody knows for sure? And isn’t every teams plan to be more physical than their opponents? You say not a chance Scotty “assuming he is the coach” didn’t ask the player to do something? Is where I get confused, and where I see one it being one sided. It’s like “the pot calling the kettle black”. If gate city says he would never do that and the other coach would. Where is the evidence that backs up both claims? All I see is people getting on here like parents,children,coaches,news media etc....stating opinions not facts on any of the topics that are on this site. You said it correctly when you said that players lose their cool. happens on both sides but seems more from parents, coaches, players, students that like to start rumors,which is the case that I’m trying wrap my head around with the locker room, halftime aledged statement. Not one person has came forward and said I heard/not heard the gate city coach say get him off you, whatever it takes. And not one person has came forward and said/not said I heard central coach say undercut him or something in that nature. I would say let the 2 teams play without the fans and there would be a really good game, and the winning team would say both teams played hard and congrats to them. But I have talked to different people over the years from abingdon, John battle, east side, graham, and so on. They don’t like going to gate city to play and They said it’s not that they are playing them because, who didnt want to see the Mac and Irvin show. It’s the disrespect that was shown to them not from the team but fans and a couple of the coaches, but that is their opinion and they have that right. But when someone says they heard something from this person and this person heard from another source, next thing you know by the time you heard it the story has changed 184858583726263300 times and it boils down to they don’t really know. Not on either side of their conflict just outside looking in. Thoughts?
  22. 2 points
    goofoti32

    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    That’s a fine and a suspension in any league but the Mountain 7.
  23. 2 points
    50kw

    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    This has turned out to be another classic SWVA thread. You can always count on a certain few to keep the entertainment going.
  24. 2 points
    Friday night, "Nothing easy. Put that guy in the mat whatever it takes. I dont care what you do. You give up an easy layup you will never play for me again." "Yes sir pops!" Sunday morning, "And Jesus said, Love thy neighbor as thyself. For the greatest commandment is love." And all the halos come out shining bright. I really couldn't live with myself but when it's all about you it makes it a whole lot easier I guess. Take another look at TJ on this film. After not one but two of his guys blatantly and obviously shove Mac McClung into the mat, he is fussing to the refs about the clapping.
  25. 2 points
    Great City

    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    Not so fast my friend......... What some people on this board may have forgotten is that BEFORE the game in question had even started, the Central coaches were talking to the team in the locker room. Part of their game plan was to "take Mac out" if he tried to dunk on them. I was at that game. Was told that information before the game started. Tensions were obviously high. Then............you saw what happened when Mac went up to shoot. You are living in a fantasy world if you believe "that" coach's attitude/beliefs do not extend to his team. Not sure the Central - GC relationship in basketball will ever get better as long as McAmis is on the bench. I also know our fan base.....we can be kind of.........uh.........fanatical at times. Hate it for the Central kids. They have potential, but the coach dampens it. It is not just GC that has issues with that particular Central team. It seems when that team gets down in a game, questionable tactics pop up. That deterioration of behavior is directly caused by the coaching staff. Hope Richlands does not get to experience it first hand.
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