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  2. Gah it was like 2000? I'm not sure if I was even in HS yet. We went up there and played either 7th & 8th or JV, and that field was open at the end and there were cows down in a pasture. Can't I use dramatic license for an amusing anecdote Stripes? You're killin me. It was not a real threat, they were a ways away, but it was still a (very, very unlikely) possibility. Way to ruin the story.
  3. First when were you at TS? Second, I cant ever think of cows being near their field in all my trips there.
  4. It’s not a coincidence they scheduled a bunch of ACC teams. And they’re proving they can beat ACC teams. If not for idiotic playcalling, they’d be 3-0.
  5. he may be the goat, 30 years is hard to do in any line of work but to take bumps like he did, he deserves HOF
  6. Yesterday
  7. Twin Springs was the only place I ever worried about being trampled by a cow stampede during play, does that count? lolol
  8. Unfortunately, most seem to be at Heritage Hall and other places where the elderly are gathered. I think a big reason is testing, it's more widespread than we realize but the elderly are getting tested at a much higher rate than the public. It's been bad at the retirement home, man they really need to get a handle on this, this area has so many vulnerable people and we get the shit end of the stick on medical care anyway.
  9. But my point was, decisions prob shouldn't be made that close to a kickoff. Information needs to be shared quicker and situations like what happened with DB should hopefully be avoided. I'm okay with a playoff cancellation if it has to happen, but I can't imagine the information wasn't relayed until five mins before kickoff or whatever it was. It seems like WV doesn't have uniform rules for everyone and it has led to a lot of confusion. I would hope VA has a more uniform proposal for everything so everyone is aware where they stand. But it's November now. Hopefully, by Feb, the state's will have quicker testing reliability and a better grasp on things. All I'm saying is VAs decision was widely panned by most But in reality , the extra time may prove to be a godsend if VA has fewer issues and can get enough games played.
  10. Union should be good to go by February seems like half the county cases are in Appalachia and big stone.
  11. But those things are going to happen. We knew they would with Covid. I guess we just accept it. The virus hits when it wants to hit. TN and WV have made adjustments on the fly, even if 5 minutes before kickoff. We knew there would be cancellations and things and this is more due to Covid 19, not the people running the state athletics organizations. I applaud them, they have tried to drive on with a season and they have put there foot down to keep the public safe, even if 5 minutes before kickoff. It's not an easy juggling act, but it's just that, it's a juggling act.
  12. Many made an assumption, that when VA cancelled the season in the fall and moved it to spring, then automatically, it will be good to go other than playing in the cold. There were some out there who warned about this governor and clearly made the statement that.........assuming Virginia plays in the spring is a done deal is a dangerous assumption and there is no guarantee. I think that still holds true. I think it's 50/50 that Virginia has a season in the spring. And if that happens, WV all of a sudden looks pretty good and the decision not to transfer out of Virginia in assuming the spring was automatic is going to be chalked up to a year of missed football.
  13. Always check out the goal post in the west end zone. Seems like every game I worked there they were swaying like crazy. Almost like they were anchored into an active fault line.
  14. I will be very surprised VA wont have cancelled games in both the regular season and playoffs at this point.
  15. At Survivor Series, The Undertaker officially retires from the WWE. 30 years in the WWE. Anyone here looking forward to seeing his name getting the call to enter the WWE Hall of Fame
  16. I don't know if rousing success would be the right word, having playoff games called off minutes before kickoff is a pretty big snafu. If VA could have a season with no playoff games cancelled, it would be a rousing success. Tennessee has had pretty good luck but they've also had their fair share of issues.
  17. It would be neat if each region got to host the title game on a rotating basis, but that truthfully is a logistical nightmare and the VHSL has had a pretty good showing with having the neutral site games with multiple played on same day. I think we would need to see the actual class numbers but five could work. I just don't see why the VHSL is so intent on reducing classes. There's more revenue in more classes and I believe it gives a fair champion. The difference between having a pool of 100 athletic kids and 500 athletic kids to fill out a team is a gigantic gap. There's no way Norton or Hurley should be expected to compete with Goochland or RE Lee for a state title. If you shrink divisions, it would be possible to see Burton (220 kids per 2018 ADM, may be smaller now) be expected to play a team like Richlands (680) in the playoffs. Right now, the gap in 2A is around 255 kids and 1A is around 300 kids, depending on if you wanna count real outliers at the bottom like Highland, which registered 57 kids. Council was listed at 108 while the highest was Northampton at 453 (Riverheads right behind at 447). That's a big gap and fewer means even bigger gaps. I guess you could go 0-499, 500-999, 1000-1499, 1500-1999, and 2000-all. But that's still asking Twin Springs to compete against Graham (who I believe will be under or right around 500 kids at next numbers) and Tazwell (who is right near that 500 line) competing against places like Abingdon and Northside. in that scenario, if a school like Tazwell or Giles wins a 2A title, they've damn sure earned it lol
  18. Well for the most part Tennessee has had a rousing success to go ahead with their season and are only two weeks from completing it.
  19. Then you don't really want to let it go. If you wanna agree to disagree, cool. But if you keep responding to my posts to someone else and continually interjecting your POV, it's obv you wanna argue about it.
  20. But as of right now, VA is still gonna try for a season too. If things get under better control, then hopefully VA can have a season and hopefully a more consistent playoff process. At this point who knows.
  21. CalPreps has it at Fairmont 34, Bluefield 28. We will see.
  22. Give WV credit. They tried and didn't cancel the season. If you were going to play football in the fall, you were going to have a clusterf. With Covid 19, that was a given. WV has done their best to meet the challenges of an ever changing virus that drops off, comes back, takes a rest, then returns hard, etc. Many fans would choose clusterf over no football at all. WV knew what it was doing. They knew the virus would cause issues and ebbs and flows, and that they would literally, by the week, have to make adjustments. I don't think they've done a bad job. I give em credit for trying. By the way, if you are a Bluefield Beaver, this season isn't a clusterf at all, lol. It's an opportunity for another state title, and the Beavers might just pull it off. I will always choose effort over simply throwing in the towel and just bailing out. Most would probably say that WV really messed this thing up and it wasn't pretty and they kind of failed. OK, that's fine. I still applaud the effort to give a go any day.
  23. I think its solved then. I've read this thread for arguments of 4 and 6. It seems like this discussion everywhere seems to have strong pro's and con's with 4 and 6. Like I wrote earlier, split the difference and go to 5 classes. 5 is easy. No change needed, you don't need a nickle and 1 penny (6 classes) and you don't need 4 pennies (4 classes), you just need a straight up ole nickle, lol. With 5, I still think it's good enough to where the playoffs and state titles are not devalued, and I think if you have 5, a team that was likely going to win a state title with 6 classes will still win it with 5 classes. Now, if you want some real cool stuff that will never happen again unfortunately because of money. Return the state championships back to the local schools. We used to rotate every 2 years when it was like this with the East getting 2 years of field and the West getting 2 years of home field, etc. Lets have those state title games back on the homefield's of Giles, Graham, Union, Richlands, or Rustburg, William Campbell, Riverheads, etc. Wishful thinking here.
  24. Wtf you keep quoting my posts. You can't keep quoting me then saying let it go lolol
  25. Absolutely on both accounts. But the VHSL has never been a shining beacon of common sense, so who knows how they'll decide streaming rules. In a year where teams have been CRUSHED financially and most local businesses are in no position to help out fundraising wise, letting teams run their own streaming operations seems to make so much sense. I don't know what agreements the VHSL has with streaming outlets like NFHS, but I don't believe they cover every game, esp in our area. If their prior obligations aren't gonna cover a game, let each school stream it and have them decide to paywall it or sell ads on a FB live or something. Or, leave it up to each respective district. Allow the SWD or M7 to determine how they'll handle streaming knowing it's super unlikely the state will allow full bleachers. If the M7 wants to give home teams first dibs or allow each school to run their own streams (which is pretty simple in 2020, you don't even really need announcers) and the SWD wants to do the opposite, let It happen in for this year only. But every school should be exploring streaming games regardless, it's too easy to do now to leave that potential revenue just out there.
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