Favorite team:LSU 
Location:I see burnt orange everywhere
Biography:LSU fan since 1990, when I started school
Interests:Young Life
Occupation:HS Coach and Teacher
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Registered on:11/20/2007
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re: Concacaf and Conmebol should merge - Tiger Phil
I think CONMEBOL would be all for it, but the smaller nations in CONCACAF would vote it down. In 2026, there will be 6 spots for the 10 CONMEBOL and 6 spots for the 41 CONCACAF, so 12 total. If they were pooled, I think CONMEBOL would wind up getting more than their share. Right now, in t...
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re: This is what people should be complaining about. - Tiger Phil
[quote]Football shouldn't be counted for at least two reasons: It funds all the rest of the sports and There is nothing in the rules that says it's men only [/quote] Agreed on both accounts. Perhaps make the number of football scholarships that "count" equal to the highest number ...
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re: This is what people should be complaining about. - Tiger Phil
For those who are unaware, Title IX mandates that every school must offer the same number of men's and women's athletic scholarships as the proportion of male and female students at the university. Since most schools are close to 50% each, then the number of total scholarships is equal. Football...
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re: Historical Chance of Advancing to Final - Tiger Phil
Later in the same article: "LSU coach Paul Mainieri dug deep to find a source for his positivity. In 1989, Skip Bertman's Tigers played a regional at top-ranked Texas A&M needing to beat the Aggies, who were 58-5, twice in the same day to reach the CWS. LSU did it." Is this the only time we've...
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Historical Chance of Advancing to Final - Tiger Phil
"The odds favor the Gators and Beavers. Since the CWS adopted a two-bracket system in 1988, 42 of the 58 teams to start with two wins have advanced to play for the championship." [link=(http://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/19712248/college-world-series-field-narrows-four-teams)]ESPN Arti...
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re: The pay-for-play debate - Tiger Phil
[quote]Most travel and youth coaches are people parents [/quote] You don't think there are 5,000 coaches in the USA worth $50,000 per year? ...
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re: The pay-for-play debate - Tiger Phil
[link=(http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/media_kit/keystatistics/)]US Youth Soccer Stats[/link] This says that there were roughly 3,000,000 registered youth soccer players in the USA in 2014. Let's say that for every 20, there is a club team. That's 150,000 teams. Let's say on average a youth socce...
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re: The pay-for-play debate - Tiger Phil
Are you suggesting that there is enough money to pay youth soccer coaches in the USA. The revenue is there, but it is just all going into the USSF's pockets instead of into the local club and youth soccer coaches' pockets?...
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re: The pay-for-play debate - Tiger Phil
[quote]Or they scout them at tournaments. Top level talent gets identified pretty fast. You are using FC Dallas which is an outlier of how academy's are run. [/quote] And these players playing at their tournaments that FC Dallas (or Atlanta United or Houston Dynamo, etc.) play on teams not affi...
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re: The pay-for-play debate - Tiger Phil
[quote]The entire FC Dallas system is huge, they have so many teams its absurd. But the actual top level academy players playing on the A team are not paying to play. I'm not talking about kids who have to pay just to be under the FC Dallas umbrella. Their set up isn't a traditional academy set ...
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re: The pay-for-play debate - Tiger Phil
[quote]Making 100 million every couple of year, is easly a start to sustain a real infrastructure to develop players.[/quote] That Copa America was not a recurring event. That's not a revenue stream. That's a gift. And I assure you that not all players who play for FC Dallas do so for free. ...
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re: The pay-for-play debate - Tiger Phil
[quote]quote: Therefore, the money must come from somewhere LINK [/quote] The lead in that article says US Soccer made a lot of money off the Copa America. That is not something that is guaranteed to continue to happen. How many coaches can we pay with $100 million? For how many y...
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re: The pay-for-play debate - Tiger Phil
[quote]I can easily dispute that Like Broksi said the FA pays coaches but its even deeper than that[/quote] Ok, where does the FA get the money from? Barcelona and Arsenal and PSG and Juventus make enough money off professional soccer to: Pay their professional coaches Pay their professi...
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re: The pay-for-play debate - Tiger Phil
The most obvious counter point is From where would the money to pay coaches come? We must have pay-to-play because there is no other way to pay professional youth soccer coaches. Can anyone dispute that??...
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re: Wondo tGOAT just doing Wondo things - Tiger Phil
[quote]The post match report said no offside was called. The linesman was signaling goal kick[/quote] Because the ball went out of play, a goal kick and offside have the same result. Basically, the center waived off the offside call. If you watch the clip, the AR had his flag raised before th...
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re: Orlandeaux Construction WARNING - Tiger Phil
It'll never be ready in time?...
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re: Kiffin or no Kiffin, we have to have an OC by Sunday. - Tiger Phil
The right coach is more valuable than any recruit. We need to get the right coach, and come what may with respect to recruiting....
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re: Board Poll--Who do you want? - Tiger Phil
Downvote for Jimbo. 3rd - Gundy...
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re: Success of Coaches With a Second Chance After Being Fired at a Previous Spot - Tiger Phil
Gene Stallings. 27-45-1 at Texas A&M from 1965 to 1971. The Aggies did win the SWC and the Cotton Bowl in the 1967 season. Every other season was a losing record. 19 years later, took over at Alabama in 1990. We know the rest....
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re: High school soccer in BR - Tiger Phil
[quote]We went from 32-team brackets in 3 divisions to 24-team brackets in 4 divisions.[/quote] In Texas, 6A has 128 teams in the playoffs, 5A has 128 teams in the playoffs and 4A has 114 teams. Remarkable how many more teams we have here......
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