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  1. 7 points
    RichlandsAlum

    New PC High School...

    Without wandering too far into a political discussion, I also like the idea of honoring local folks who made a direct contribution to the community. Much better than generic names referencing directional quadrants and/or landscape features IMO.
  2. 7 points
    cityofRaven

    Richlands staff

    I hope that no one in Richlands gets staff this season.
  3. 5 points
    EH31

    Rumor

    Analyst. 🙂
  4. 4 points
    UVAObserver

    Rumor

    I’d be willing to bet that you don’t have an MPH in Epidemiology, either. That makes your opinions on the topic about the same as everyone else’s. Why leftists get so butthurt when people use objective data to disagree with them, God only knows. As for recruiting, anyone with a computer and 4th grade math skills can track this stuff. It’s not exactly neuroscience. Not my fault that objective data pretty clearly shows exactly the point Sixcat was trying to prove.
  5. 4 points
    rsntu88

    Rumor

    Well, aren’t you a little big for your britches.
  6. 4 points
    The virus has like a 99% survival rate...idiots, that’s who comes up with this crap! (My humble opinion, idiots or morons is acceptable too).
  7. 3 points
    redtiger

    New PC High School...

    @RichlandsAlum that was my point, Nothing wrong with naming schools after presidents or whatever but it doesn't carry a lot of meaning. The directional names are terrible.Wise County has Central(terrible generic name) and Eastside(somewhat better). The only thing that may be worse is Patriot or Freedom (which VA now has 2 of). If a school system is going to change a schools name I like the more meaningful names better. Im ok with them changing the names, but it is a rabbit hole we have to be wary of. If were judging historical figures as Good or Bad based on one bad thing they did then they're all gonna come up short. Were looking at historical figures and their actions as black or white when we all know they're grey. Jackson was someone who was a traitor to his country, a patriot to and defender of his state, and someone who upheld slavery just like millions of others of his time, and held racist views just like the vast majority of the US during his time. Weve also adopted this viewpoint that the South was evil and the North was pro black equality, and thats simply not true. Judging either sides attitude toward blacks from todays viewpoint theyre both terrible.
  8. 3 points
    GMan

    Richlands staff

    I wasn't faculty when I coached the Graham golf team in another life...
  9. 3 points
    redtiger

    New PC High School...

    The names actually mean something to the county and the schools, good change imo.
  10. 3 points
    Ryan4VT

    Rumor

    Good lord the geographical bias. Nice to know we in SWVA aren’t supposed to do research. 🤷🏻‍♂️
  11. 3 points
    cityofRaven

    'Random' Football Thread

    I didn't even know they had food at Hooter's...
  12. 3 points
    UVAObserver

    'Random' Football Thread

    BWW is garbage. There, I said it. If you like dough balls double the size of golf balls surrounding 1/2 gram of chicken; if you like absurdly inattentive service; if you like coming down with food poisoning in Huntington, WV; if you like paying double the value of the food; then BWW is the place for you. All the sauces in the world can’t salvage that restaurant from Hell. It’s REALLY hard to mess up chicken wings, but by goodness, they do it every single time.
  13. 3 points
    Ryan4VT

    Fall sports

    It’s not the kids. You're right. A youth is unlikely to get sick from this. But it’s not about them. It’s about the ones in the stands. Mitchell Stadium will have 10k people in it for a high school game in 3 months. There will almost certainly be more than 1 person there who has the virus. The ones around them are then put at risk. They take it home and maybe go see their family on Saturday. Now they are exposed. And so on and so forth. It’s not the kids that will make playing a sport hard to do. It’s having people in the stands. And without fans coming to the games, schools won’t and can’t play. Football pays for all other sports. I would be shocked if they make it to week 3 of a season IF it even starts at this point. I hate it. I don’t like it. But that’s just the reality of what we are looking at. This virus is going to come back strong in a few months. We need to be ready.
  14. 3 points
    Squints

    Fall sports

    Gotta feel bad for the kids. Covid presents little to no danger to them at all basically but yet they're having some of the best times of their lives stripped from them. They have no control over the decisions Northam their school board and the vhsl are going to make but yet these decisions are going to effect them directly. ADs and athletic programs can slap together some fundraisers maybe get some donations and get some money back from missing a year of sports. Most if not all teachers and administrators are still going to have a job when things fully go back to normal. You don't get another chance if you're a senior who's trying to earn a scholarship to play ball and get school paid for. All it takes is one breakout game for a kid and that can be the difference between not going to college or going to college. One good season can be the difference between a kid going to school paid for or being in student debt for 5 years and once that window of opportunity is gone, it's gone. You don't get cancelled games or seasons back. You don't get to go back and have prom or homecoming or any other significant event you have in highschool. I know the bigger picture is health and safety for everyone and I completely understand that but you can't help but feel for the kids.
  15. 3 points
    Union_Fan

    Fall sports

    Of the 56,238 cases in Virginia, 47,159 are considered active. There have been 1,586 deaths out of the 9,079 closed for a total death rate of 17%. This probably reflects the most vulnerable dying quickly, and as the other cases are closed that rate will fall. Even if the other 47,000 cases completely recover, the 1,586 deaths would represent an approximate death rate of 3%. That doesn't sound huge, but if that average held up for the entire country and every citizen contracted coronavirus the 3% death rate would translate to 9 million dead. There have been 5,100 cases for the under 20 age group with 0 deaths thus far. However, that is not the issue. What happens when those teenagers contract the virus and spread it to a parent with asthma or an 80 year old grandparent? That's where the problem lies. Even if these kids are perfectly safe, other people that they come into contact with may not be. And if the VHSL or individual school districts ignore official CDC guidelines and a grandparent dies as a direct result of a player contracting the virus from a rival team during the course of a game you better believe that lawsuits will start flying. At this point, every organization's; including schools, churches, businesses and athletic leagues, primary goal is to avoid a lawsuit. Whether that involves signed waivers or just staying closed to avoid any liability, they are going to do what they must to survive financially. I don't believe any brainwashing is involved. It is simply a case of unknowns. One 40 year old person can get it and have zero symptoms whereas another is dead in 2 weeks. It's a matter of not wanting to find out which 40 year old we are. As more data is compiled from the people who have contracted coronavirus, we will have a better understanding of exactly who is likely to be fine or likely to die. Then, we can make an informed decision as to whether we, as individuals, can attend a ballgame or if we should just keep our butt on the couch. My wife has already been warned by her physician that she's part of the higher risk group due to lung issues, so we know that we need to be more careful than most when we go to get groceries. I feel very confident that I'll be just fine to attend a sporting event, but what if I contract covid and then give it to my wife? Statistics are just numbers until one of them is your spouse, parent or grandparent. Testing samples from sewers in the US and Europe indicate that this virus may have possibly been around since September, and further prove the death rates will be very low. I hope that turns out to be true.
  16. 3 points
    Ryan4VT

    Richlands staff

    Wasn’t just her. That was a group of 7 seniors who played basically every game for their 3 seasons they got. Would have been the favorite to repeat with 7 seniors coming back. I would bow out, too lol.
  17. 3 points
    Real Sasquatch

    TODAY IS THE DAY #LetVaPlay

    I'll give ole Ralphy a call and see what I can do.
  18. 3 points
    Bulldogs52

    Tazewell 2020

  19. 3 points
    coachmorsi

    Tazewell 2020

    Looking forward to the Bulldogs coming to Welch for our home opener, what a way to open a new stadium with a team from The Southwest District.
  20. 3 points
    GDUB

    Tazewell 2020

    No sports is almost laughable after all the looting and rioting going on and the same people who said we need to stay home are the same ones encouraging you to go March and protest lol
  21. 2 points
    Ryan4VT

    Rumor

    He is not teaching or doing the AD job. He has resigned from both. I know Thad reads on here from time to time, and I'm not the person to say why he does one thing or another when it's their personal life. But if a man can make the same amount of money in another industry and also be home to see his young children grow, I'm not sure there isn't a father out there who would take that option.
  22. 2 points
    BigWinners

    New PC High School...

    Wow, you wrote that almost exactly 100% how I feel. I don't have all the answers, I feel like Jefferson was a great American....in some respects. In others, he was a piece of shit. Owning someone else as property, thru a modern lens, seems so outrageous, so horrendous, but in the context of society during the 1760s-1860s, it was perfectly acceptable in the culture. Is Jefferson an incredibly important part of the birth of America and one of the most influential Americans of the Revolutionary era? Absolutely. Did Jefferson participate in a system that was asinine and inhumane? Absolutely. Should we teach Jefferson and laud his accomplishments? Absolutely. Should we build statues and monuments to people who treated another human being in the same vein as a tractor or an axe? Absolutely not. But what's the answer? I don't have it. With Confederate monuments and the like, it's cut and dry to me. They fought against the federal government for the right to own slaves. When our country finally woke up and realized how terrible the practice was, these generals and Southern leaders decided to wage war bc the federal government said they couldn't expand slavery out west. It doesn't mean every single soldier who fought for the Confederacy was a bad person, most soldiers weren't slave owners IIRC, but it does mean they shouldn't be celebrated. Most statues of the Confederacy were built during pushes for civil rights, in the early 1900s and then the 1950s and 60s so it's obvious what the intent was there. So take them down, rename schools, etc.. (In a civilized manor. Mob justice is never the answer) But founding fathers are a different, way more complex issue and as a society we should decide how to proceed.
  23. 2 points
    Grapeape

    New PC High School...

    The man made invaluable contributions to western civilization. The man sold his own children into slavery - but just the black ones. Idk how to reconcile those two things. I understand that the question you asked was rhetorical... maybe we just need a reboot.
  24. 2 points
    UVAObserver

    New PC High School...

    We have multiple schools, including a governor’s magnet school, named after a bunch of slaveholders. Where do we draw the line.
  25. 2 points
    UVAObserver

    Reclassification

    Would love to see Giles get back to form and punk Riverheads.
  26. 2 points
    Ryan4VT

    Richlands staff

    He can better support his family by not being a teacher. He doesn’t need to teach to coach. There is no impending doom smoke signal here. Dude just wants more time with his growing family. The current and former Richlands basketball coaches are non-teachers. Fred works for the town (although he did work for the school system at one point in time) and Fuller owns a pharmacy. The end is not near. The world is not crashing down. Nothing changes.
  27. 2 points
    BigWinners

    New PC High School...

    It's PC to not have a school named after a Confederate general? Learn something every day. I'd bet the black students just loved saying they went to a school named after a general who fought for the right to keep their great great grandparents as property.
  28. 2 points
    sixcat

    Rumor

    As an ODU graduate, I can give my perspective on life in the 757. I also spent 8 years with a Norfolk based company before relocating back to this part of the state. Most people living east of Williamsburg between the James and York Rivers would rather be anywhere else. Corruption and gambling within the youth football organizations have led to a drop in talent production. When kids and parents are being shaken down and brutalized so gangs can fix outcomes, participation dwindles. Those that still participate become corrupted by the environment before having a chance to reach the college level. The quick cash proves to be too tempting. Another key contributor is baseball. The Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach area is producing more high level baseball players than football ever produced. Which is drawing focus away from football at every level.
  29. 2 points
    GC_Quincy

    'Random' Football Thread

    Ridgewood is the devil...but only because y'all have me craving it at 7am.
  30. 2 points
    Widespread_Panic

    Rumor

    Tech would love to have ODU in the Coastal. It would be an easy win on the schedule and a chance to rest their starters. VT beat them 31-17 last year without Hooker starting at QB. They tend to lie to sell their product. See James Franklin or Butch Jones.
  31. 2 points
    UVAObserver

    Rumor

    If preseason polls determined the actual winners, Duke would have 25 national titles in basketball.
  32. 2 points
    EH31

    Rumor

    What do you have against used car salesmen
  33. 2 points
    UVAObserver

    Fall sports

    The issue as I see it is that the VHSL is the sanctioning body for Virginia high school athletics. Theoretically, school districts could band together and enact guidelines that run contrary to the VHSL’s stated policy. However, if they do, the games would not only not count for any official tally, but could also lead to some sort of penalties from the VHSL for violating their policies/procedures. I could see the VHSL forcing a program to suspend operations for year(s) should they choose to buck the VHSL. That’s apart from the liability issue, which would be financially devastating if a school district went against the VHSL and had an athlete become ill.
  34. 2 points
    GMan

    Rumor

    Just hoping Okie State fires Gundy and comes knocking on JuFu's door...I'm certain the Hokie Club can muster up enough money to pay Okie State to take him...
  35. 2 points
    cityofRaven

    Rumor

    Or tunnels.
  36. 2 points
    GMan

    'Random' Football Thread

    Mayo? Only if its Dukes Mayo...
  37. 2 points
    Bigrhsfan

    'Random' Football Thread

    Yep Ryan, 1 of if not the best BQ around !! Also love their fries !
  38. 2 points
    Bigrhsfan

    Rumor

    Heard the same thing. I think because he has move in a couple of jobs in the past, these type of rumors will probably be heard for a while here. I personally am not going to worry about any of these type of rumors until he actually does leave...........IF and when he does. In the mean time I just hope he does a great job with the program ( which I think he will ) at both winning football games and help develop these young men for their next stage in life after high school !
  39. 2 points
    UVAObserver

    Rumor

    Now this one has some legs, should (1) VA have an abbreviated season / no season and (2) WV/TN have full seasons.
  40. 2 points
    Ryan4VT

    'Random' Football Thread

    Ridgewood is undefeated.
  41. 2 points
    Blue 72

    Rumor

    UPDATE: Heard from a very reliable source, Wells is not going anywhere, just rumors!!!!
  42. 2 points
    RichlandsAlum

    'Random' Football Thread

    Back in the early '90s there was a place in Charlotte (The Graduate) that offered 10 cent wings and Mexican beers for a dollar on Monday nights. That was a fun weekly ritual that I enjoyed with the guys I worked with at the time -- unfortunately I didn't appreciate just how good of a deal it was. Ah youth....
  43. 2 points
    footballfanatic

    Fall sports

    not my governor, maybe if we say its a protest they will not stop it
  44. 2 points
    techfan

    Fall sports

    The explanation would be VHSL is tied to school systems and travel ball is not. I know the VHSL is far from perfect and care about their bottom line as much as anyone but most people associated with the tournaments that are starting to play are even more about making a profit. Everyone there from the sometimes thousands of dollar entry fees, the $35 tee shirts, the over priced food, the umpires and the towns that own the fields they all have a financial stake in the process a lot of them really want the youth sports industry running And it has nothing to do with the kids. The VHSL is in a drastically different situation. That being said unless something changes they definitely should be playing in fall.
  45. 2 points
    who comes up with this rules? 10 feet??? what outside, only have to be 6 feet inside. hahahhaha morons
  46. 2 points
    Real Sasquatch

    Richlands staff

    School Board met Monday Night. Davis is at Graham.
  47. 2 points
    Bigrhsfan

    Richlands staff

    I wouldn't think so IF he goes to Graham to coach. Would sure hate to see Ronnie ( coach Davis ) go. He's a good guy and a good coach and would be a good addition to any coaching staff. I think Brandon will do a very good job in Richlands and I am happy that He and Thad are here now, but I wish that Ronnie could have stayed and had a role in our coaching staff. But Thad has a right to choose whom ever he wants to be his coordinators and coaches and he has had success wherever he's been so far, just as coach Davis has the right to go wherever he feels is best for him ! But I wish coach Davis the best wherever he ends up, just wish him a little more success if he is able to stay here somehow !
  48. 2 points
    Gov. NOVA and staff FINALLY addressed this. Phase 2 for public schools (which includes HS athletics) is permitted so long as an approved plan has been approved by the Virginia Department of Education. No intentional contact or shared equipment permitted in Educational Phase 2. However, practices may resume so long as social distancing and gathering requirements remain. No timeline has been discussed regarding Educational Phase 3, despite being asked point blank in the press conference. Sports like golf and soccer may resume largely normal practices now. Baseball can resume largely normal practices so long as equipment is sufficient. Football can largely resume workouts (pursuant to VHSL regulations), which may occur on distinct practice fields while staying under the 50 person requirements (For example, all Tazewell County high schools have multiple practice areas on their facilities to permit this). Specifically noted in the press conference, QBs can throw to WRs so long as the WRs are wearing gloves.
  49. 2 points
    Ryan4VT

    Tazewell 2020

    I think it will be interesting to see how badly any hotspots pop up from these protests. That could be an indicator of what moving forward will be like.
  50. 2 points
    Scott County Telephone CO-OP installed a wifi system at all three county football stadiums, and gymnasiums last year to try and improve connectivity for fans/teams.
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