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Everything posted by UVAObserver
  1. TBH, I’m surprised more schools don’t bring in foreign exchange ringers for soccer purposes. Seems like a loophole that could be pretty well abused, given the importance of soccer in Europe.
  2. Badly miss the NCAAT, and feel terribly for the athletes and schools who were robbed of their chances to compete. I also miss spring NCAA sports; the baseball NCAAT is a blast to watch and follow, and there are some zany upsets that come out of there, too. As for professional sports, I don’t really pay attention to the NBA/MLB until playoff time. Seasons are needlessly long.
  3. They’re good for Virginia 2A, but Charlotte area football is in another dimension. Bluefield, WV, the winningest program in this area by any measure, played 5 games over 4 years against Charlotte Country Day and Charlotte Latin. Bluefield went 0-3 against Charlotte Country Day, and only 1 of those games was close (2009, and they won the WV AA title that season). Bluefield went 1-1 against Charlotte Latin (a 31-14 loss and a 61-37 win). Bluefield would beat Richlands 4/5 of the time if the schools played that often. That’s about the best comparison I can give.
  4. For Mooresville, it would be. 🤣
  5. If you think this is going to be over in 2 weeks, I have a Virginia Tech national championship trophy to show you...
  6. Would be shocked if any school district conducts any more educational days in the 2019-2020 school year.
  7. Congrats, Gate City, I suppose! In no way, shape, or form was Gate City better than John Marshall, but the record books will show them as equals. The converse applies for the girls.
  8. Gate City just reloads on the basketball court. Though no sane person would predict them to beat John Marshall, making it back to the state championship game after losing legitimate D1 prospects in back-to-back years is astounding.
  9. Fair enough. But when you don’t have a dedicated thread for the girls, then this can happen. FWIW, as imbalanced as the boys’ 2A tourney is in favor of the East, the girls’ tourney is just as strongly in favor of the West. Some fantastic girls’ athletics on this end of the state.
  10. Love you, buddy, but Gate City would be a massive and prohibitive underdog in Richmond should they survive Radford, and deservedly so.
  11. You’re the one who said that it was a “wish”, so put your money where your mouth is, Giles boy.
  12. How much money do you want to bet that JM loses the state title?
  13. The level of play is not professional caliber. Ultimately that’s what doomed the first league. This one may have a little more staying power, especially taking lessons from the AAF, but if the level of play does not approach a level becoming of professionals, then it’s going to fail. I don’t think it was marketed particularly well in the weeks leading up to the XFL’s debut. It’s virtually impossible to find real-time stat tracking, even in Week 4. And it’s a shame.
  14. Dollar General, Inc. off the top rope!
  15. I’d subtract a hefty percentage from that. Of course Richlands would offer; they’d be dumb not to. But there’s 0 justifiable reason besides “he’s from there” that’s he’d leave the Mooresville area. Would be a massive coup to get him, but I wouldn’t assume this until it’s formally announced.
  16. Definitely a rebuilding type of year for Graham. Consistency was lacking but there were flashes. Happy for them to win the SWD. Best of luck to Central and GC moving forward.
  17. Kinda figured this would be a close game or a Central blowout...
  18. How about your band of vagrants from the defunct M7 board stop acting like the M7 is the SEC West in football and the ACC in basketball? I notice they haven’t been chirping as much in recent weeks. Part of that’s due to Graham’s emergence; part of that’s due to having some multi accounts banned. But I digress. Want to stop eating crow? Close your mandibles (or rather, stop typing). Twice in about 3 months you’ve had to choke it down, and I’m happy to serve it up.
  19. There are parents delusional enough to do this, particularly there...
  20. I’ve had conversations with people with reason to know that would dispute this.
  21. So much for the invincible M7 sweeping everything...
  22. Short of someone hitting the lottery and giving TCPS $100M, I wouldn’t bet on it.
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