| More Sports Board|| re: Charles Barkley's rant on the "N" word - yallallcrazy on 11/15/13 at 10:29 am|
[quote]Vocabulary is but a small fraction of verbal content and communication and its value.[/quote]
The speaker's intent is really the only important thing. The intent is usually pretty obvious to any listener as well.
| More Sports Board|| re: LHSAA Brackets Released - yallallcrazy on 11/12/13 at 11:13 am|
I am always very impressed with your knowledge of HS football in this state. It is a pleasure to read.
That is all...
| More Sports Board|| re: Report: HS players twice as likely to suffer concussions as college players - yallallcrazy on 10/31/13 at 10:08 pm|
All well and good, and I'm happy that there is more attention
being paid to this. That said, what about the huge numbers of people who have played high school football for generations? It's got to be millions. Overall, they are fine. A large number of adult males, especially over age 30 or so, pla...
| Outdoor Board|| re: to those of you that get me weekly email.... - yallallcrazy on 10/24/13 at 9:14 am|
I'd like to see it
| Tiger Rant|| re: Why The Rant sucks after an LSU loss.... - yallallcrazy on 10/23/13 at 1:23 pm|
[quote] we stripped hand offs from our most explosive back for the majority of the game.[/quote]
Here is the box score:
CAR YDS AVG
J. Hill 16 64 4.0
K. Hilliard 11 58 5.3
T. Magee 3 17 5.7
A. Blue 1 3 3.0 0 A. Jennings 1 2 2.0
| Tiger Rant|| re: Why do people feel a non-MNC year is a let down? - yallallcrazy on 9/29/13 at 6:49 pm|
[quote] Mediocre expectations[/quote]
of only ordinary or moderate quality; neither good nor bad; barely adequate: The car gets only mediocre mileage, but it's fun to drive. Synonyms: undistinguished, commonplace, pedestrian, everyday...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Why do people feel a non-MNC year is a let down? - yallallcrazy on 9/29/13 at 6:43 pm|
[quote]You may settle for good in everything you do, but there is still one level above good.[/quote]
What is your occupation?
If you are not the single best person at it in the world every single year, are you a failure?
What if maybe 1 or 2 others exceed your efforts? Do you just jump off...
| O-T Lounge|| re: The pussification of America.... - yallallcrazy on 9/26/13 at 10:03 am|
[quote]I'm not saying I've NEVER slapped a hand or butt when they were small to keep them from running in the street or touching something hot...but as a way to instill fear of actions I find it utterly pointless. [/quote]
I think this is an important distinction. For instance, I personally fall ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Starbucks says guns unwelcome. - yallallcrazy on 9/19/13 at 5:23 pm|
I think very few of the gun folks who are complaining are really reading this.
1) Starbucks says that they will follow local laws regarding guns on premises. No special laws or bans, just whatever the city allows. Then requests to be kept out of the spotlight
| O-T Lounge|| re: How cheesy is your average LSU undergraduate? - yallallcrazy on 9/11/13 at 11:48 am|
True uniforms are all alike, exactly. Even shoes/socks.
And believe it or not,learning how to conform to a set of rules without feeling like you have lost your soul is probably one of the more important things kids learn in school...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Question about 1983 Washington game being 83,000 in stadium cap. of 79,000 - yallallcrazy on 9/5/13 at 5:37 pm|
[quote] If they had a valid student ID, they got in.[/quote]
Awesome days they were. Just show up, get in.
Every stair in the SS had like 3 people on it....
| O-T Lounge|| re: SAT: 5% of black HS grads are ready for college - yallallcrazy on 8/23/13 at 1:22 pm|
[quote]I think if your people has been the ones enslaved into actual "slavery" and then discriminated against for another 100 years after being dumped into a foreign society, you would feel different. [/quote]
I think one thing that happens in these dialogs is that people talk past one another. A...
| More Sports Board|| re: New lhsaa brackets released - yallallcrazy on 8/16/13 at 11:13 am|
This is really about those two schools. Damn problem is it paints all privates with the same brush, and there is a wide variety of types of privates out there.
The private school locally has moderate success, but the overall level of athleticism we see in the public schools we play is some...
| More Sports Board|| re: Dez Bryant speaks his mind on the NCAA & J.Manziel situation - yallallcrazy on 8/14/13 at 4:13 pm|
Free healthcare (top quality)
Free clothes essentially
Top quality tutors
You forgot the absolute top-notch training staff and facilities with which they can work towards the ultimate goal of a professi...
| Political Talk|| re: Libertarians... I have a question... - yallallcrazy on 2/20/13 at 1:36 pm|
Well, as i suspect is usuallly the case, we are on different sides of an argument when we actually pretty much agree.
The only difference is that I am of the opinion that the current system is making things much worse, and we have reached the steep part of the curve. We must do something soon or ...
| Political Talk|| re: Libertarians... I have a question... - yallallcrazy on 2/20/13 at 12:16 pm|
[quote]What sort of overhead is involved in setting up these distribution centers?[/quote]
First off, every town of any size already has an office just to handle the "food stamp" program. I had an office next door to one of these for a few years, and it had more than enough staff to do what I sug...
| Political Talk|| re: Libertarians... I have a question... - yallallcrazy on 2/19/13 at 4:24 pm|
No, you are missing my point.
You are starting your assessment of her issue far too late in the timeline.
I'd ask: what was her HS GPA? What did she do at age 16 to make herself more desireable in the job market? At 20? Has she learned any skills? I'm not saying her situation doesn't suck, I...
| Political Talk|| re: Libertarians... I have a question... - yallallcrazy on 2/19/13 at 1:08 pm|
[quote]You might want to take a break from patting yourself on the back and find someone who truly had no opportunities in life. [/quote]
This wasn't directed at me, but this statement brings up an idea that I always see as a foundation of the argument you are making.
Please show me, in the U...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Retractable Truck Bed Covers. - yallallcrazy on 2/18/13 at 9:59 am|
You won't be able to use a typical toolbox with the retractable covers. I've had both a Roll-N-Lock and now a Retrax. Love the covers, but for storage I went with a swing-out type box that fits in the wheel well. Not nearly as big as a real toolbox, though. Will hold a few tools, jumper cables, asso...
| More Sports Board|| re: Louisiana High School Football will split Public/Private. **Edited with Yes/No** - yallallcrazy on 1/31/13 at 9:23 am|
[quote]I have been keeping up with all of this since day 1 and I guess I'm ignorant but can someone please tell me why the select schools are upset with the split? Is it a money thing? A competition thing? I seriously don't know.
1) Competing for only 2 Championships. Even if they alte...
| More Sports Board|| re: Louisiana High School Football will split Public/Private. **Edited with Yes/No** - yallallcrazy on 1/30/13 at 11:06 am|
[quote]I don't understand how you want to segregate out two schools for working their butts off[/quote]
Don't misunderstand me. I'm NOT in favor of the split, and I agree totally about Curtis. I've seen them play, and have told everyone around here who bitches that Curtis has athletes for sure, b...
| More Sports Board|| re: Louisiana High School Football will split Public/Private. **Edited with Yes/No** - yallallcrazy on 1/30/13 at 9:56 am|
[quote]If the scenario of the guy who based the stats on how many kids participate, all of a sudden schools who don't cut will cut the fat left and right and how will that be good for sports in the state?[/quote]
Yes, I guess so. It does seem to me that the JC and the ECA type schools have far mo...
| More Sports Board|| re: Louisiana High School Football will split Public/Private. **Edited with Yes/No** - yallallcrazy on 1/29/13 at 9:56 pm|
[quote]I would propose a multiplier that adjusts according to [/quote]
How about one that rises as percent of your students that play that sport rises.
For instance, take average of all publics. Say 10% of the student body plays football. Use a multiplier that goes up 0.1 for every 10% increase...
| More Sports Board|| re: Louisiana High School Football will split Public/Private. **Edited with Yes/No** - yallallcrazy on 1/29/13 at 11:31 am|
I guess that works if schools are recruiting athletes. A school with an inordinate percentage of athletes would be more accurately rated, but it would really penalize once again the schools who act appropriately.
It would be great if multipliers were applied based on percentage of athletes. Sta...
| More Sports Board|| re: Louisiana High School Football will split Public/Private. **Edited with Yes/No** - yallallcrazy on 1/29/13 at 10:46 am|
[quote]1. Counting or Classifying select schools differently. [/quote]
Any idea how the counting/ classifying would change?...
| More Sports Board|| re: Louisiana High School Football will split Public/Private. **Edited with Yes/No** - yallallcrazy on 1/28/13 at 1:51 pm|
Holy Savior Menard has lots of kids driving 30 min or more from Avoyelles parish. Been that way for years-- that is where you go if you want to go to Catholic high school. They are not recruits-- they were always going to be there.
Bottom line is that outside of a couple of scho...
| More Sports Board|| re: Louisiana High School Football will split Public/Private. **Edited with Yes/No** - yallallcrazy on 1/28/13 at 9:48 am|
Curts =/= every private school.
How many D1 players have been put out by Vandebilt Catholic? ED White? ND Crowley? Hell, even Parkview Baptist?
At the private my kids play for, we sent a kicker to college a couple years ago. Other than that, everyone still talks about the dude that went to Nor...
| More Sports Board|| re: Louisiana High School Football will split Public/Private. **Edited with Yes/No** - yallallcrazy on 1/28/13 at 8:35 am|
Not what I said.
What I said is that very few privates actually recruit.
They may be put in a league where they are forced to do so.
That is bad, for both the privates and for the publics they will pull from.
| More Sports Board|| re: Louisiana High School Football will split Public/Private. **Edited with Yes/No** - yallallcrazy on 1/27/13 at 8:53 pm|
[quote]So it was just disciplined play that allowed Evangel, a school with a 1A enrollment, to thrash West Monroe, a school with a 5A enrollment, several consecutive years in the Dome? Gotcha [/quote]
That is one school. Curtis is a second one. There may be one or two more, but wouldn't it be be...
| More Sports Board|| re: Louisiana High School Football will split Public/Private. **Edited with Yes/No** - yallallcrazy on 1/26/13 at 4:38 pm|
Problem is that much of the difference is due to things separate from recruiting of stud athletes.
In sports outside of football and basketball, participation outside of school is a huge factor ( think soccer, LL baseball, golf, tennis). The type of parents that are involved enough to get their...